M1 MacBook Pro: 8GB vs 16GB RAM – How Much Do You Need?

With the new M1-based Macs, Apple has debuted a new unified memory architecture for RAM which works in a different manner compared to Intel-based Macs. There’s a lot of confusion among potential MacBook Pro and Air buyers as to whether they should buy the 8GB RAM variant of the machine or bump the RAM to 16GB. It is important that one gets the M1-based Mac with the right amount of RAM since it is not user upgradeable. Apple also charges $200 for the RAM upgrade which might tempt many people…

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T2 Chip Hack Let’s You Use PS5 Sound as Your Mac’s Startup Chime

Jailbreaking offers users greater control over their devices. Recently hackers managed to jailbreak Apple T2, which has opened up a whole new set of possibilities. This video shows how one can change Mac’s startup chime to that of PS5. YouTuber Martin Nobel has made a video with Mac’s starting up with Playstation chime. Interestingly, the Mac in the video is made to startup with various Playstation model chimes, including PSP. [embedded content] With the T2 Mac jailbreak, it became possible to give the modern Mac a custom startup chime (last…

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This Stunning iOS 15 Concept Shows a Completely Redesigned Control Centre, Rounded Icons

Two months back, Apple made iOS 14 available for the general public. The latest upgrade comes with a slew of features like Homescreen widgets, Smart Stacks, and more. The new iOS 15 concept from apple_labs (not related to Apple) features a new lock screen, minimal homescreen, rounded icons, and much more. The icons on the iOS 15 Concept are rounded, and the typography looks different. Furthermore, the concept features a redesigned Control Center with rounded icons and redesigned toggles for Display and Sound Settings. Icons for Battery Settings, Torch, Orientation…

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Top macOS Big Sur Issues and How to Fix It

macOS Big Sur is a massive departure from macOS Catalina. Apple has completely redesigned the significant parts of the OS and at the same time added functions such as widget support, Control Centre, new iconography, and more. However, whenever a major update to an operating system drops, there are bound to be issues and bugs. And unfortunately, macOS Big Sur is no exception here. The update is riddled with bugs and issues such as installation stuck on a loop, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi issues, below-average battery life, and more. Normally, I would…

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The Original HomePod Has Been Jailbroken Using Checkra1n

More than two years after its release, the HomePod has now been jailbroken by the checkra1n team. This is the world’s first jailbreak that’s available for the Siri-powered smart speaker. The news of HomePod being jailbroken using checkra1n was posted by @_L1ngL1ng_ on Twitter. He posted a photo of the terminal window showing root access on the HomePod via SSH. Hello Homepod, meet checkra1n.       Huge thanks to @DanyL931 for helping to get this running. pic.twitter.com/FjH7253RFR — L1ngL1ng (@_L1ngL1ng_) November 19, 2020 At the moment, it is unclear…

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Cannot Install macOS Big Sur on 2013-2014 MacBook Pro? Here’s What You Need to Do

Soon after Apple released macOS Big Sur to the public last week, a number of 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro owners reported about their machine being bricked during the installation process of the OS. Apple has now published a new support document for this issue. The support document mentions the steps that 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro owners need to follow if they are unable to install macOS Big Sur on their machine. The document states that during installation, the macOS Big Sur installer might show the “update cannot be…

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Video: How Apple’s ProRAW Format Helps Improve Night Mode Photos on iPhone 12 Pro

The release of the first developer beta of iOS 14.3 last week also marked the debut of Apple’s new ProRAW format on the iPhone 12 Pro series. First announced at Apple’s October iPhone 12 event, ProRAW is a new image format from Apple that will allow iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max users to capture 12-bit RAW photos. Apple claims ProRAW photos will provide greater flexibility in editing while still offering its noise reduction, Night mode, and Smart HDR processing benefits. With the feature finally making its way…

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How to Enable Reachability on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro Max has the largest display on any iPhone ever measuring 6.7-inches. That’s 0.2-inches more than the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple’s previous ‘max’ iPhones that could not really be called small in any way. The big display means that using the iPhone 12 Pro Max one-handed could be a challenge. This is where Reachability comes in which aids one-hand use. Here’s how you can activate and use Reachability on your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. The…

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13-inch MacBook Pro – M1 vs Intel CPU: What’s the Difference?

Alongside the M1 MacBook Air, Apple also announced the M1-based 13-inch MacBook Pro. Like the Air refresh, this one too solely focuses on an internal overhaul with no design changes. If you are wondering how the new M1-based 13-inch MacBook Pro is better than the Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro, read our comparison below. Barring the switch to the M1 chip and the improvements that it brings to the table, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro from Apple is exactly the same as the Intel model that it replaces. This means the…

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Apple M1 Chip Performance is Insane: Here’s Why

Apple has announced the all-new M1 SoC today. It is the first Apple-developed chipset for Mac. And it is insanely fast. The Cupertino-based tech giant has launched three new Mac products today, the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and the Mac mini. All three devices feature the brand’s M1 chipset. So what is Apple’s M1 chip? Let us have a look. Integrated SoC With Intel processors, Apple had to use separate chips in Macs for CPU, memory, I/O, security, and connectivity. Well, the brand doesn’t have to use separate chips anymore.…

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