M1 chip

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15 June 2022

Unrepairable M1 Chip Vulnerability: Really That Dangerous?

Tech Crunch, among others, recently reported that researchers at MIT have discovered a security hole in the M1 chip family. It should be remarkable because it occurs in the hardware and therefore does not come with a software patch […]
9 March 2022

Apple iPad Air (5th Gen, 2022) - Specifications, Pictures and Prices

Yesterday Apple broadcast the “Peek Performance” special event. As part of this pre-recorded keynote from the Steve Jobs Theater, there was not only the new iPhone SE and a new breed of Mac computer with M1 […]
3 August 2021

A dead M1 MacBook Air and what you can learn from it

No technical device, no matter how well made, is immune from having a defect and from now on stop working. A story by Tan Han Wei at Medium shows this very clearly [...]
20 April 2021

Bartender 4 - Menu Bar Manager now available

After a long beta test phase, Surtees Studios rolled out the final version of Bartender 4 yesterday. Of course, the macOS tool is still being worked on to improve it, according to the official blog post on the topic. But […]
18 February 2021

M1 Malware - New Macs have been hit by native malware

In the “Objective-See” blog I found a message that could be of interest to anyone who uses an M1 Mac with the new Apple Silicon instead of an Intel processor. Because for the M1 chip it now appears that the first native malware [...]
19 January 2021

VLC Player 3.0.12 - Optimization also for Macs with M1 chip

The VLC Player, probably one of the most popular free playback apps for various media, is available in version 3.0.12. This is supposed to fix some bugs and optimize the macOS version for M1-Macs and Big Sur. In addition, disturbances [...]
4 January 2021

Mac image editing software Pixelmator Pro 2 optimized for M1 chip

The Mac app Pixelmator Pro for photo and image editing under macOS has been optimized for working with the M2020 chip since November 1. This comes in the current 13-inch models of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air as well as in the [...]
25 December 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 52, 2020

Ho ho ho! It's Christmas time and Friday too. And that's why you get a brand new Sir Apfelot newsreel under the tree today. This time I'll show you which Apple and tech news with [...]
18 December 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 51, 2020

Before the fourth Advent and Christmas approach you, you will get the Sir Apfelot newsreel presented on Friday as usual. This time I'll show you what Apple and tech news I got in week 51 [...]
26 November 2020

Overviews: Which apps run on ARM Macs?

With the "Apple Silicon", Apple announced the departure from Intel chips in June. The first computers with so-called M1 chips have been on the shelves since November. But that doesn't just bring advantages. Because although the [...]