Nippier than a ferret down the trousers.. (14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro)

.. is all I can say about the new M1 Pro 14″ MacBook Pro. The MagSafe connector that last made its appearance back in 2015 is now back for good (I hope). Sometimes regression can be a good thing, and I think there was enough vocal outrage of Apple moving to non-MagSafe USB-C charging (which… Continue reading Nippier than a ferret down the trousers.. (14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro)

Broke, but (hopefully) happy..

Well, the next five months are going to be interesting as I seriously get frugal having just committed to replacing my M1 13″ MacBook Pro with the new 14″ MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16Gb RAM and 1Tb SSD). It’s one step up from the base model, but the extra 8Gb RAM and extra… Continue reading Broke, but (hopefully) happy..

Apple finally releases the handbrake: The M1 Pro and Max MacBook Pros

I’ve been very happy with my little M1 MacBook Pro over the past 9 months. It may only have 8Gb of RAM and 512Gb of storage, but for the most part, it gets things done with very little fuss. The biggest problem is buggy macOS Big Sur – the latest annoyance is that after using… Continue reading Apple finally releases the handbrake: The M1 Pro and Max MacBook Pros

Reformat & Re-install macOS Big Sur For True M1 Performance

macOS Big Sur is the first operating system to support Apple Silicon processors, e.g. the M1 chip. And it’s the first operating system outside of OS X, and overall, it’s a massive architecture change – even for Intel processors. And macOS Big Sur has not been an easy ride. Dodgy external monitor support was the… Continue reading Reformat & Re-install macOS Big Sur For True M1 Performance

Microsoft: Windows 11 Specs Confusion Mania!

My dad needs a new computer. I said I’d look into various options for him based on what he likes and dislikes. We’ve ruled out a Mac because dad has used PCs exclusively throughout his lifetime and is therefore used to Windows. So fair enough. I have a pretty good idea of the brand, type… Continue reading Microsoft: Windows 11 Specs Confusion Mania!