Yesterday Apple released the first developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.0.1. The latest build aims at fixing bugs and performance issues. You also get new macOS wallpapers. Most impressive of all, the beta has references to unreleased Macs.
A newly-discovered vulnerability affects macOS systems with the Intel processor and T2 chip. The cybersecurity researcher who unearthed the vulnerability says it is not patchable and can potentially give root access to attackers.
Apple’s devices are known for being secure. And the Cupertino-based tech giant keeps on improving the security on its device every year. Last year, Apple took a major step to make Macs even more secure by introducing a process called “Notarization.” In this process, developers have to submit their apps to Apple where it checks the app for malicious content and security issues. If the app passes the test, a security feature on Mac dubbed Gatekeeper allows the app to run. However, it has now come to light that Apple had accidentally allowed malware to run on Macs.
Back at WWDC 2020, Apple announced its plans to switch to its own custom Arm-based Apple Silicon chips inside its Macs. The company expects to complete the transition within two years. This led many people to wonder if Apple will drop support for Intel Macs in the foreseeable future. If you are in the market for a new Mac and are wondering if you should buy an Intel-based Mac or wait for Apple Silicon Macs, read below.
It was long been rumored that Apple will eventually shift from Intel processors to its own chipsets. The move was confirmed last month when the company announced its plans to move Macs to its own ARM-based Apple Silicon. Now, the company has suggested that it won’t sell its in-house processors to other brands.
Apple introduced Touch ID with the iPhone 5s in 2013, and then the feature made it to the MacBook lineup with the MacBook Pro in 2016. In 2017, the company introduced Face ID with the iPhone X, but the 3D face recognition feature hasn’t made it to any Mac yet. However, a new leak suggests that Apple will soon launch Macs with Face ID.
It is not uncommon for spyware to use built-in cameras and spy on users. Mac users tried to fix this by applying a sticker or by taping the front camera lens. Accessory makers soon came up with a slide and hide webcam sticker. Now Apple has warned users not to cover the camera as it might lead to display damage over time.
Most of the time, the inbuilt webcam in Mac falls short of expectations. The footage is grainy and lacks clarity. Due to the shortcoming, some of us might opt for better webcam and plug it on an accessory. Well, if you happen to own a GoPro Hero8, then your webcam woes on Mac will end right away. GoPro’s updated Webcam desktop utility now lets you add GoPro Hero8 as a 1080p wide-angle webcam for Mac.
During the WWDC 2020 special keynote, Apple detailed its plan to move its Mac lineup from Intel processors to its own, in-house ARM-based processors. While performance was the aspect that Apple talked about the most during the keynote, many Mac users were asking whether this move would jeopardize Boot Camp, a utility that lets you install Windows on Macs.
During WWDC 2020, Apple unveiled its plan to move from Intel processors to ARM-based processors. The company also announced that it will launch the first ARM-based Mac as soon as the end of this year and that all iOS and iPadOS apps will be compatible with ARM Macs.