Alex Cranz
alexcranz
Senior Consumer Tech Editor. Trained her dog to do fist bumps. Once wrote for Lifetime. Tips encouraged via Secure Drop, Proton Mail, or DM for Signal.
Jun 26
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Most major (especially publicly traded) companies will decline to comment in regards to leaks or future products. But they also appreciate being asked, and on occasion they will actually say something. So its always good due diligence to ask.

Jun 25
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I mean that’s definitely long been my reading of it! But if that was the intent (and it seems very clear from historical record that was NOT the intent) and they’d succeeded I don’t think we’d be having these conversations now. Read more

Jun 25
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So the last two seasons did NOT end in genocide. But not sure if this season will end in genocide. So...maybe? It’s definitely less grim dark and the main characters seem much more teflon.

Jun 22
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Tim says the first Mac with Apple CPUs will be available later this year and the transition should take two years. He promises Intel support will be provided for “years to come.” Read more

Jun 22
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Apple is launching a quick start program that will give developers access to documentation, and hardware. Including a Mac Mini with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD and A12Z SoC. I wonder if I can get one with my dev account....

Jun 22
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The focus on Adobe and gaming was smart as those have been the areas we’ve had the most questions about performance.

Jun 22
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Craig says “most apps will just work with no changes from developers.”

Jun 22
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Because macs and iPad will now share the same CPU architecture all of your iOS and iPadOS apps should run natively. So games you can’t get on Steam for Mac but can get on iPad will be good to go.

Jun 22
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The Shadows of the Tomb Raider demo looks....not as impressive as on a high end GPU, but damn impressive for 1080p, rosetta’d on an integrated GPU.

Jun 22
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Maya is running via Rosetta and operating pretty quickly. 

Jun 22
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Rosetta is back and “more compatible” than it was when handling PowerPC -> Intel.

Jun 22
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3 videos simultaneously playing back at 4K on the A12Z processor is absolutely the most impressive demo yet.

Jun 22
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It is ABSURD how delighted I was by that Photoshop demo. But I am on a 4 year old MacBook Pro.

Jun 22
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Apple native apps will all be ARM-ready day one of Big Sur. Including Final Cut Pro!

Jun 22
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Right now we’re learning about the basic philosophy of mobile vs desktop CPU development.