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

Cheaper Components Do Not Make For A Good Experience

I spent nearly 90 minutes (and the rest!) yesterday spending time investigating a problem with a colleague’s Dell XPS 15 laptop. He mentioned that Bluetooth suddenly stopped working and wasn’t able to find any Bluetooth devices within the Windows 10 Device Manager. I spent a bit of time doing a bit of Googling and basic… Continue reading Cheaper Components Do Not Make For A Good Experience

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!