Newsletter Archives

  • M3 powers new MacBook Pros and iMac


    Will Fastie

    By Will Fastie

    Apple is infamous for making nebulous comparisons, but this time it has gone too far.

    Apple’s dark (Halloween) event a week ago was mildly disappointing. The company finally got around to announcing its previously expected M3 family of silicon and refreshed the MacBook Pro series as a result.

    The problem is that it wasn’t all that exciting. With a few exceptions, these were moves the company had to make, even though they will not generate the same sort of excitement as previous M1 and M2 announcements.

    The centerpiece of the event was silicon, a set of chips Apple calls “the most advanced chips ever built for a personal computer.”

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.45.0, 2023-11-06).

  • Switchers: Taking a bite of the Apple – Part 1


    By Nathan Parker

    With the end of free support for Windows 7, many users are looking at alternatives to Windows 10. And some are considering jumping to Apple’s Mac platform.

    This two-part series is an introduction to the world of Mac for those thinking about making the switch from a Windows PC. (A more-detailed verion of this article can be found in the AskWoody forum.)

    In this installment, we’ll cover the various types of Mac desktops and notebooks. We’ll also give tips for setting up a new Apple system. Part 2 will provide a general tour of the macOS operating system, discuss keyboard differences, and delve into Mac security concepts.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.10.0 (2020-03-09).

  • Windows and the inexorable downward slide

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    Horace Dediu (Asymco) has a new blog post that you should read, as we’re shuffling deck chairs and playing “Nearer, My God, to Thee.”