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  • Microsoft updates CPU requirements for Windows 11

    I’m running Windows 11 Pro ARM (Insider build) on my M1 MacBook Air with Parallels.  It’s pretty fast and is usable, with Microsoft’s x86 emulation build into Windows for ARM I can run most apps.  

    Having said all that I only use Windows when there is no Mac equivalent for an app, this happens less and less these days.  The ARM version of Windows is not currently available for retail, which means that running it on Parallels is just proof of concept.  

    Also Microsoft are just rolling out Windows 365 which gives access to Windows on a VM that you can configure yourself.  By all the accounts I’ve heard it works well on iPads , Macs and even Chrome books. 

    I think running a local installation of Windows on a Mac has become less and  less relevant in the last 10 years. 

    juanguapodewme
  • Meross Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: A low-cost way into HomeKit automation

    The US version linked doesn't support HomeKit
    The UK version has HomeKit support straight out of the box. I think the older version didn’t have HomeKit support, i am not sure if it’s a simple firmware update you need or just to make sure you have the newest model. 
    watto_cobra
  • Amazon slammed with $887 million fine by EU privacy regulators

    That’s “walking around money” for Amazon, they can write that off, but it does open the door for more legal action, so Amazon will fight it. 
    watto_cobra
  • Facebook-backed study claims default apps dominate on iPhone, Android

    That’s like an oil company paying for research into renewable energy, or a tobacco company researching the effects of smoking  ;)
    twokatmewKTRtransmasterj2fusionbaconstangviclauyycFileMakerFellerwatto_cobrajony0
  • Release of 8K displays held up by ongoing supply chain disruptions

    When you say DisplayPort 2.0 is supported on Apple  Silicon Mac, I assume that the M1 Macs won’t support 8K monitors ?  It would be strange to be able to drive an 8K monitor but not 2 displays.  Is it a hard limit on M1 Macs or something Apple with enable later I wonder ? 
    watto_cobra