Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced

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by TonyDA » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:15 pm

Great, I'll go for one of those then. Thanks! :)

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Mafro » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:08 am

twitter.com/MacRumors/status/1326687019750236162


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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by massimo » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:47 am

All without a fan.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Carlos » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:35 pm

massimo wrote:All without a fan.


I'm sure most people won't give a crap but Apple is going to inevitably lock down their M1 laptops so they can only run apps from the App Store and be unable to sideload anything.

I don't care how fast a computer is. I want the choice to install what K damned well please.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Mafro » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:38 pm

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massimo wrote:All without a fan.


I'm sure most people won't give a crap but Apple is going to inevitably lock down their M1 laptops so they can only run apps from the App Store and be unable to sideload anything.

I don't care how fast a computer is. I want the choice to install what K damned well please.

This won't happen.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Lex-Man » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:52 pm

https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/

Well this puts me off buying a Mac.

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by Mafro » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:39 am

Lex-Man wrote:https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/

Well this puts me off buying a Mac.

You probably don't want to use anything Google-related if that article scares you.

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by Lex-Man » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:06 am

Mafro wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/

Well this puts me off buying a Mac.

You probably don't want to use anything Google-related if that article scares you.


That's as bad if not worse than Google, also at least Google are up front about it.

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by Mafro » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:50 am

Lex-Man wrote:https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/

Well this puts me off buying a Mac.

A more in-depth article on this btw https://blog.jacopo.io/en/post/apple-ocsp/

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No, macOS does not send Apple a hash of your apps each time you run them.
You should be aware that macOS might transmit some opaque information about the developer certificate of the apps you run. This information is sent out in clear text on your network.
You shouldn’t probably block ocsp.apple.com with Little Snitch or in your hosts file.

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by Lex-Man » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:34 pm

Mafro wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/

Well this puts me off buying a Mac.

A more in-depth article on this btw https://blog.jacopo.io/en/post/apple-ocsp/

TL;DR

No, macOS does not send Apple a hash of your apps each time you run them.
You should be aware that macOS might transmit some opaque information about the developer certificate of the apps you run. This information is sent out in clear text on your network.
You shouldn’t probably block ocsp.apple.com with Little Snitch or in your hosts file.


But that article implies if I write my own app for OSx I have to pay apple for a certificate before I run it which while better isn't great.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by KK » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:08 pm

TechRadar wrote:macOS Big Sur has just emerged, but not without causing some serious issues with older MacBook Pros, it would seem.

As highlighted by Wccftech, according to various online reports, macOS Big Sur is bricking some older MacBook Pro machines.

That includes the likes of the MacBook Pro 13-inch from mid-2014, as this denizen of Reddit makes clear, while pointing out that others have had the same problem, apparently with the same model.

Josha57 writes: “A word of caution about updating to Big Sur... It seems to have bricked my mid-2014 13” MBP. I’ve found others online with the same problem, and they seem to all be mid-2014 13” models.

“I’m getting a black screen with backlight when I power on, can’t enter recovery mode, no startup sound, nothing. Not impressed at all. Apple support tried getting me to reset the PRAM, SMC, etc., and when that didn’t work, they asked me to take it for in-person servicing.”

Various other MacBook Pro owners have chimed in on that thread with similar tales of woe for 2013, 2014 and 2015 models.

There are also complaints of this happening on Apple’s own support site, and that thread provides a number of links to other reported cases (also on Apple.com, and the MacRumors forum).

Affected laptops get a black screen as described, with nothing happening except the screen lighting up – but staying black – and the Apple logo on the MacBook lighting up.

Caution first

There are anecdotal reports of solutions that work, but we’d certainly advise a great deal of caution around them – the most common one is seemingly to open the MacBook Pro and unplug the I/O board, but messing around with the internals of the machine is something you undertake entirely at your own risk.

If you have been hit by this issue, your best bet is to contact Apple for help, and the company has apparently advised at least some of these affected folks to bring their laptop in for servicing (as mentioned above).

Whatever the root issue is here, hopefully Apple is investigating and will tackle any potential issues with Big Sur and older portables.

Meantime, for those mulling a move to Big Sur, it might be prudent to steer clear of this upgrade – at least for a while – if you’re running one of these older MacBook Pros, particularly if you’re a cautious type.

https://www.techradar.com/news/macos-bi ... cbook-pros

One of the reasons I don't tend to update firmware straight away (unless you have to; PlayStation for example sometimes blocks you from accessing the store front unless you update), and rather leave it a few weeks.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Mafro » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:19 pm

I'm holding back on updating until OBS fixes the problem with browser sources crashing the software.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Mafro » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:22 pm

The new M1 Macs are getting rave reviews, particularly the Air.

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by RichardUK » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:39 am

Mafro wrote:The new M1 Macs are getting rave reviews, particularly the Air.


I heard that they are a steal

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by KK » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:47 am

Considering all this insane power (that's only going to get more impressive in the 2nd and 3rd iterations) it'd be great if Apple did more on the gaming side. Cutting edge stuff like Shadow of the Tomb Raider is thin on the ground, and even then they turn up late or not at all. Or you need to install and run Windows.

One of the biggest criticisms I see (understandably) of gaming on a Mac is cost vs. performance compared to a PC, but that's about to be removed.

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by Mafro » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:13 pm

KK wrote:Considering all this insane power (that's only going to get more impressive in the 2nd and 3rd iterations) it'd be great if Apple did more on the gaming side. Cutting edge stuff like Shadow of the Tomb Raider is thin on the ground, and even then they turn up late or not at all. Or you need to install and run Windows.

One of the biggest criticisms I see (understandably) of gaming on a Mac is cost vs. performance compared to a PC, but that's about to be removed.

Apple can’t do much if the dev support isn’t there. More time and money to develop a Mac version that they either don’t want to spend or can’t afford to.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by gaminglegend » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:14 pm

I’m tempted to get the new Air. Seems to perform great.

I have a MB pro from 2015 which to be fair still runs fast enough just the SDD is small.

I was going to pick up a new ipad Air as I've never had a ipad & a keyboard and I do a lot of travelling it would be nice. My only concern is the pencil & such that I like now will probably feel gimmicky after a while...

Whereas for a little bit more cash, I think well a lighter MacBook is an investment and if I can get enough 5-7 years out of it it’s probably worth the punt..

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Carlos » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:54 pm

Mafro wrote:
Carlos wrote:
massimo wrote:All without a fan.


I'm sure most people won't give a crap but Apple is going to inevitably lock down their M1 laptops so they can only run apps from the App Store and be unable to sideload anything.

I don't care how fast a computer is. I want the choice to install what K damned well please.

This won't happen.


It is the sort of thing Apple would at least attempt to do before making an about turn due to user feedback.

These new laptops do look very slick but I do still worry I won't be able to install a new torrent app of whatever in a few years time.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by Venom » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:52 pm

I bought a Mac Mini at the start of 2019 because I wanted a relatively affordable Mac and didn't want to pay a premium for the laptops or the ugly, shiny iMac screen. It can edit basic 4k but throw on a couple of special effects and it becomes unusable, even the eGPU didn't help much. So I sold mine or eBay and have ordered the new one, at almost not additional cost.

The new MacBook Air is such great value, passive cooling and no unnecessary touch bar, if you're not a videographer then this could be the perfect machine. YouTuber Max Yuryev does a lot of pro level film and editing work and regularly runs speed tests on his channel. His live reaction to the MacBook Air speed test is shocked and overjoyed. Great to watch!


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by Mafro » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:32 pm

Venom wrote:I bought a Mac Mini at the start of 2019 because I wanted a relatively affordable Mac and didn't want to pay a premium for the laptops or the ugly, shiny iMac screen. It can edit basic 4k but throw on a couple of special effects and it becomes unusable, even the eGPU didn't help much. So I sold mine or eBay and have ordered the new one, at almost not additional cost.

The new MacBook Air is such great value, passive cooling and no unnecessary touch bar, if you're not a videographer then this could be the perfect machine. YouTuber Max Yuryev does a lot of pro level film and editing work and regularly runs speed tests on his channel. His live reaction to the MacBook Air speed test is shocked and overjoyed. Great to watch!


It's a rare example of a 1st gen Apple product knocking it out the park.

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