Just in case you were wondering if it was possible to run multiple displays on the M1 Mac mini and MacBook Air, this video should answer your question.
You can watch this episode of The Oprah Conversation free on Apple TV until December 1st.
I found the teaser fun to watch, all on its own.
I don’t know how people think they will get away with massive theft these days, but some Amazon employees thought they could. We talk about the new M1 Macs speed, battery, and Dave’s explanation of “instant turn-on.” We also touched on Apple cutting App Store commissions in half.
Joanna Stern and John Gruber appeared on Squawk Alley to talk M1. The interview was interesting enough, but part of the discussion was the quality of the new M1 Mac webcam. Without sound on, can you tell which video feed looks the best?
With your answer locked in, turn on the sound. I found this interesting. All the complaints about the 720p FaceTime camera seem overblown. Judge for yourself.
This is a nice, detailed look at the differences you can expect if you plunk down the extra bucks for an M1 MacBook Pro.
Lots of detail here. Bottom line, it’ll be worth it if you need to squeeze more performance out of your machine. But watch the video, see if these differences matter to you.
How fast is the new M1 MacBook Air? More specifically, how fast is that SSD inside?
Watch the video. Exploding brain emoji.
To some folks, fan noise really matters. If you do a podcast, you’ve no doubt spent some time finding and reducing as much noise as possible from your studio setup. And fans are subtle culprits.
In the video below, The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern does a fun job talking about the gift of silence we’ve all gotten with the powerful, fanless M1 MacBook Air.
But in this review, John Gruber makes the case that the new M1 MacBook Pro’s active cooling system is no slouch at silence:
Apple, in its keynote last week, emphasized that the M1 MacBook Air has no fan. (Intel-based MacBook Airs most definitely do. The defunct 12-inch no-adjective MacBook was Apple’s only fanless Intel Mac.) Apple’s point there was to brag that the M1 runs so cool that a high-performance MacBook could be designed without one. Some Mac users, I think, mistakenly took this to mean that the Air had an advantage over the M1 MacBook Pro, in that the fanless Air would always run silently, if sometimes slower. I think this assumption was wrong: the M1 MacBook Pro is, to my ears, always silent as well. Whatever its active cooling system is doing, it isn’t making even a whisper of noise.
This is a point worth noting. The lack of a fan definitely pushed me towards the MacBook Air. The lower cost and smaller size also brought value, so no regrets, but I think Gruber’s point is well taken. The MacBook Pro can run silent, even if you push it.
Does your Intel MacBook tend to run hot under heavy load? Like really hot? Well watch this, and remember that the M1 MacBook Air does not have a fan.
To help folks who measure temps in Fahrenheit:
- 26°C is about 79°F
- 34°C is about 93°F
That’s a pretty big difference, especially for something sitting on your lap.
Watch the video embedded below. It shows the iOS MagSafe animation when an iPhone is placed on different color MagSafe cases. Note the color of the case and the color of the animation.
Is this real? If so, that’s a great little detail. One of those things I love about Apple design.
This is silly, fun to watch, and just a bit jarring. The jarring part, for me, was watching the team in charge of Apple during this major technical transition. No familiar faces, no Steve Jobs.