This time on Connected:
There’s a lot of follow-up this week, then conversations about company retreats, Mac OS 9, password management, MagSafe and the Mac App Store. Then, Federico talks through his new email system. Myke and Stephen have feelings about it.
On Connected Pro, we had a discussion of my most perfect job and the end of Slack.
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Happy Thanksgiving. Stay safe.
Starting with certain models introduced in late 2020, Apple began the transition from Intel processors to Apple silicon in Mac computers.
On Mac computers with Apple silicon, About This Mac shows an item labeled Chip, followed by the name of the chip.
On Mac computers with an Intel processor, About This Mac shows an item labeled Processor, followed by the name of an Intel processor. A Mac with an Intel processor is also known as an Intel-based Mac.
Apple doesn’t capitalize “silicon,” and I can’t get used to it.
This week on Mac Power Users:
macOS Big Sur brings with it a new design and updated features. This week, Stephen and David wade in to macOS 11, before giving their impressions of the M1-powered MacBook Air.
It was a lot of fun to dive deep into Big Sur and review it with David. It is quite the release.
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Craig Federighi, in an interview with Ars Technica, speaking about Windows on Apple Silicon Macs:
We have the core technologies for them to do that, to run their ARM version of Windows, which in turn of course supports x86 user mode applications. But that’s a decision Microsoft has to make, to bring to license that technology for users to run on these Macs. But the Macs are certainly very capable of it.
The whole interview is great and well worth a read.
To go with my 5K renders of default
Mac OS X macOS wallpapers, I’ve reworked Mac OS 9’s wallpapers. Some of them are wild:
I pulled the originals out of an OS 9 installer then used Pixelmator Pro’s ML Super Resolution tool, running on a new M1 MacBook Air … which gave my 2019 Mac Pro a run for its money rendering these.
If this can’t heal the world here at the end of 2020, I don’t know what can.
This week’s Connected is jam-packed:
Stephen and Myke talk about their HomePod minis and M1 Macs, and Federico explains what’s going on with iOS 14.3 and App Store revenue changes. Merri Hackett joins Federico and Myke to talk about her experience with the iPhone 12 mini, and they decide they’d rather Stephen just didn’t come back.
On Connected Pro, Myke isn’t Fleeting and Stephen had an accident. Then, later, a title is born and podcasting gear is configured.
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I’m sure it’s a bug, but it feels like yet another nudge to upgrade an OS I can’t run yet on my production machine:
Sure looks like there is room in there for a larger, more powerful Mac mini down the road…
(Here’s a link to the original source, but the site seems to be down.)