Tag: iMac

Full reduction against Mac Intel attack takes 40% hit

Following the announcement of new speculative execution exploits that target Intel CPU architecture, Apple has posted a new document on its website that explains how customers with computers that are ‘at heightened risk’ of attack can enable full mitigation. Full mitigation is not enabled by default as it is probably an excessive amount of security for the average user, and it comes with big performance penalties.


Messenger coming to Mac later this year

Facebook Messenger is coming to the Mac (and Windows) later this year. The company is set to announce the new app at its F8 conference at 1 PM ET, but tipped the hat slightly early thanks to a blog post published too soon. iGeneration first spotted the (now-removed) announcement.


Apple Watch authentication expands on the Mac

We’ve been using password authentications since the start of computing. Apple has introduced many ways to facilitate the usage of strong passwords for authentication including Touch ID and Face ID with its products. Now, the company is working on enhancing Apple Watch authentication beyond simply unlocking the Mac.


How music for Mac will affect iTunes on iOS?

The big news this week is that this fall may finally be the beginning of the end for iTunes. 9to5Mac’s Gui Rambo independently confirmed that the next major version of macOS will introduce standalone Music and Podcasts apps on the Mac. iTunes is expected to stick around for now, which suggests Apple’s new apps won’t include every legacy feature, but iPad-based versions of Music and Podcasts would actually introduce features to the Mac that aren’t available yet.


New Apple patent refers Face ID on Macs and Touch Bar on Magic Keyboard

Apple seems to be bringing Face ID to Macs a little bit sooner than expected, now that technology has expanded on iPhones and iPads. We’ve today seen the latest in a series of Apple patent applications to do just that.


iMac updates to 6-core and 8-core

Apple has updated its online store with new iMacs having the same design but new internals. The 21.5-inch iMac features 8th generation Intel CPU with Quad-Core and Six-Core SKU. The 27-inch iMac on the other side supports a 9th generation Intel CPU with 6-core and 8-core configurations. As Apple states, the new iMacs provide two times faster performance than the previous generation iMacs, thanks to the brand new processors.

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