Major upgrade for the popular virtualization software brings support for macOS 13 Ventura and improved compatibility with Windows 11 on ARM. ($99.99 standard edition, 331.7 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
In many ways, iPadOS 16’s marquee new feature is Stage Manager, which brings windowing to the iPad—or at least M1-based iPads. But it won’t be available on the vast majority of iPads. Are there legitimate technical limitations or is Apple trying to push hardware upgrades?
Makes it easier to download and install Windows 11 on an M1-based Mac. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, free update, 318 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
If you’ve wanted to enable HiDPI scaling for sharper text on a 1440p display connected to an M1-based Mac, you’ve been out of luck… until now. The open source BetterDummy helps you take full advantage of 1440p external screens.
Adds full support for macOS 12 Monterey and addresses overall stability and security issues. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 309 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
Apple’s “Unleashed” event on 18 October 2021 will likely debut new Apple silicon-powered Macs, including a rumored MacBook Pro redesign.
Maintenance release improves compatibility with Windows 11. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 311 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
Major upgrade for the popular virtualization software brings speed enhancements and support for macOS 12 Monterey and M1-based Macs. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 311 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
One of the few downsides to Macs powered by Apple silicon is that they have not been able to control brightness and contrast on most external monitors, until now.
A little-noticed fact about M1-based Macs has started to get some attention. If the Mac’s internal drive is dead or fully erased, you can’t boot from an otherwise valid external drive. Why would Apple make that choice? Security, security, security.
Looking for more network throughput with an M1-based Mac mini? Good news—Apple quietly started offering a 10 Gigabit Ethernet option for that model, along with support for Lights Out Management.
Apple has unveiled new iPad Pro models that don’t look all that different but build in significant upgrades. Most notable is the inclusion of the same M1 chip used in recent Macs. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro also boasts display technology derived from Apple’s Pro Display XDR.
Apple has introduced its next M1-based Mac—a 24-inch iMac in a colorful new industrial design that makes it perfect for use in the home. Its specs are likely similar to the M1-based Mac mini models, and the prices are entirely reasonable.
Brings full native support for M1-based Macs. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, 1.4 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
Just over three years since its introduction, Apple has quietly discontinued the iMac Pro. You can buy one while supplies last, but the performance of Apple silicon makes that a questionable investment.