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Adobe Premiere Pro, Rush, Audition Beta now on Apple M1 Silicon

Adobe Premiere Pro, Rush, Audition Beta now on Apple M1 Silicon

Apple's ARM-based M1 Macs have definitely conquered the computing and tech news, at least until Cyberpunk 2077's disastrous launch took over. The chip's power and capabilities have definitely impressed both users and pundits but all that is for naught if apps don't take advantage of it. While the Rosetta 2 emulation layer also does a surprisingly impressive job, nothing still beats running native software directly. That's why it's no small news when a popular program announces support for M1 Macs, especially when that program happens to come from Adobe.

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Zoom native Apple Silicon M1 app coming in time for the holidays

Zoom native Apple Silicon M1 app coming in time for the holidays

Although originally conceived for serious meetings, Zoom has quickly become the buzzword for video conferencing, no matter the purpose, and Zoom knows that too well. Proof of that is how it's waiving its 40-minute limit for free accounts on certain holidays, expecting and hoping its service will be used for virtual family and friends gatherings. One other step it's taking is to roll out a native version of its app for Apple's shiny new M1 Macs so extend your chatting time by a few more hours.

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Apple “Personal Safety is At Risk” document helps you avoid stalkers

Apple “Personal Safety is At Risk” document helps you avoid stalkers

Apple just published a document called "Device and Data Access when Personal Safety is At Risk." This document was published as a PDF, made to exist as a guide for users of all sorts, be they your average smartphone, tablet, or computer user or a hardened internet-ready professional. This document is very important, not just because it's handy, but because it'll act as a line in the sand for Apple, providing a level of support for everyday users that hasn't been available anywhere before.

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Office 365 now supports Apple Silicon natively – and that’s not all

Office 365 now supports Apple Silicon natively – and that’s not all

Microsoft 365 for Mac has been updated with native support for Apple Silicon, with the core Office apps now running at their best on chipsets like the M1 in the newest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. The update, released today, also brings a redesign to Microsoft 365, bringing it in line with the rest of macOS Big Sur.

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MacOS Big Sur 11.1 arrives with app privacy labels, AirPods Max support

MacOS Big Sur 11.1 arrives with app privacy labels, AirPods Max support

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.1, adding a number of new features including App Store 'privacy labels' and support for the AirPods Max model. This marks the first big update for Big Sur following the macOS 11 release in recent weeks, and it's available now for Mac owners to download from the Software Update menu.

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Apple names the best iPhone, iPad, and Mac games and apps of 2020

Apple names the best iPhone, iPad, and Mac games and apps of 2020

This week Apple revealed their picks for best apps of the year 2020. This is what Apple calls their "App Store Best of 2020" and, unlike Google's very similar list, they've siphoned down the list to "15 of the amazing apps and games that inspired the world in 2020." Apple's list requires that apps and games are notable for their "positive cultural impact, helpfulness, and importance."

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Apple Silicon M1 eGPU support might still be coming

Apple Silicon M1 eGPU support might still be coming

The new M1 Macs have taken over the Web with news about their astounding performance, an admirable feat for Apple's first stab at an ARM-based desktop chip. The Apple Silicon ran circles around their Intel counterparts and even bested NVIDIA's and AMD's older desktop GPUs. Despite that, the MacBooks could probably still do even better if paired with an external graphics card or eGPU. Sadly, that was officially not the case but it might actually only be a matter of time before eGPU support for macOS Big Sur on M1 Macs returns.

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Apple Silicon M1 Macs become unusable when restoring macOS

Apple Silicon M1 Macs become unusable when restoring macOS

All the news about the astounding performance of Apple's first M1 Silicon may have gotten people excitedly grabbing the new Macs and MacBooks left and right. As with any new product, even Apple's, there might be unforeseen teething problems that only appear after some time. Some might be easily fixed with a software update while others might, unfortunately, require waiting for the next-gen iteration. Some might even lead to odd bugs that render the Macs practically useless when you try to reinstall its operating system anew.

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Apple Gatekeeper getting some big changes following privacy concerns

Apple Gatekeeper getting some big changes following privacy concerns

Last week, Apple had a bit of an issue on its hands among the flood of people attempting to update to macOS Big Sur. As Apple's servers were overwhelmed, a number of Mac users discovered that they couldn't launch apps. This turned out to be an issue with Apple Gatekeeper, which verifies that developer certificates are still valid before you run an app on your Mac, in an attempt to make sure that you're about to run a legitimate application.

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macOS Big Sur reportedly making older MacBook Pros unusable

macOS Big Sur reportedly making older MacBook Pros unusable

While Big Sur's biggest claim to fame is its support for Apple's new ARM-based computers, a major macOS update is still a major macOS update. Finally released to the public just last week, it's no surprise to learn that many Mac owners are jumping on board early. It's also not surprising to hear those early adopters running into some issues. Most of those, however, can usually be fixed by resetting various components but one case, in particular, seems to be turning old MacBook Pros into unusable bricks according to a handful of owners.

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It’s wise to wait on upgrading to macOS Big Sur

It’s wise to wait on upgrading to macOS Big Sur

MacOS Big Sur may be out today, but it's probably worth your while holding off on downloading Apple's big update - that is, unless you have serious levels of patience. The new software brings a fresh version of Safari, notable privacy and Messages improvements, and a revamped UI, not to mention support behind the scenes for the newest Apple Silicon Macs. Problem is, all that makes for a big download.

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Apple macOS Big Sur released – The reasons to upgrade

Apple macOS Big Sur released – The reasons to upgrade

Apple has released macOS Big Sur, the latest iteration of its software for Mac and once which paves the way to a new breed of Apple Silicon models. Announced earlier this year, Big Sur includes support for the first of Apple's homegrown Mac chipsets, the M1 which will begin shipping in the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac mini next week.

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