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  • New 'EvilQuest' ransomware is actively targeting macOS users in the wild

    Still another alternative is to not download pirated apps and stick as much as possible to software from the Mac Store and trusted vendors.
  • Apple debuts new MacBook Air with Apple Silicon M1 chip

    elijahg said:
    docno42 said:
    elijahg said:
    I notice the price is the same as before, so rather than dropping the price due to cheaper CPU and increasing accessibility for people, they're just absorbing the extra profit. Great, that's the Cook Way. ߙ䦬t;/div>
    You aren’t buying a collection of parts, your buying functionality.

    If you don’t think the value proposition works for you, don’t buy it.  Frankly I’m surprised they didn’t raise the price - this little thing called inflation means they are already grossing less just from that alone.  

    If you want cheap crap there are plenty of other vendors to choose from out there.  Have at it.   I have no problem paying more for a better experience.
    Yes, all these added bells and whistles are nice, looking better on webcam etc, faster ML, but those things are super niche. Better battery is great, but having 10 hours vs 20 isn't essential. When's the last time you worried about how you look on webcam, or how fast ML is? It's actually less functionality for me at least, as it can't run Windows which I use for parts of my job - And so does Apple. Amusingly, the Mac Pros are running Modelsim, which is a logic analyser. And it's Windows only. I used Windows on my Mac regularly at uni, if I couldn't, I would have got a PC laptop. Same for several of my friends at uni.
    More people use their webcams than use Windows on their Macs by a huge margin. It is you who are super niche.
  • Don't expect the 'Apple Car' to have a steering wheel, analyst says

    There will not be cars without steering wheels for a very long time. The technology is not close to making this a reasonable option.
  • Why the Mac's migration to Apple Silicon is bigger than ARM

    darthw said:
    Will it be possible, eventually, for Apple to make faster SoCs than the fastest most powerful intel Xenon chips?
    Yes. I just read that the new Japanese super computer, that is the fastest in the world is built using Arm chips.
  • Apple debuts new MacBook Air with Apple Silicon M1 chip

    wattouk said:
    The only real disappointment for me is that in the year 2021 we will still be using a 720p camera on an Apple laptop.

    I do a lot of FaceTime calls on my current MacBook Pro but the quality is pretty bad, especially in low light. I’d have loved both the air and pro to have had a camera bump to 1080p with low light improvements - shame.
    I agree. My iPad pro has a better FaceTime camera than my 2016 MacBook pro.
  • MacBook Pro will regain SD card reader and HDMI port in 2021, Kuo says

    jas99 said:
    This doesn’t sound credible. None of those ports are useful to the vast majority of pro users. 
    And eliminate the TouchBar? I use that every-single-time I use my Mac. It’s genius. They had better keep it. 
    I agree. I love the Touch Bar.