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    Almost two years after Apple’s M1 launch, Microsoft Teams goes native

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 4 August - 19:22

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Enlarge / Microsoft Teams running on a Mac. (credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft has announced plans to roll out an Apple Silicon-native version of Microsoft Teams, but the release isn't going to happen overnight.

In a blog post on its website, Microsoft claims the update will offer "a significant boost in performance" to users of Macs with Apple's M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 chips.

Teams has just been running as an Intel app via Rosetta 2 on M1 Macs since the beginning of the Apple Silicon transition in 2020. Direct competitors Zoom and Slack have offered native Apple Silicon support since December 2020 and February 2021, respectively.

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    2022 iPad Air review: M1, other tablets 0

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 16 March, 2022 - 18:03

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Enlarge / The 2022 iPad Air. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Apple's latest iPad refresh is minor on the surface, but there's a big step forward inside.

The new iPad Air refresh is mainly about two things: the M1 chip and 5G. Apart from those changes, the new tablet is very similar to its 2020 predecessor.

Those two things are probably not enough to make upgrading from the 2020 model worth it, but thanks to the M1, the 2022 iPad Air is a slam dunk if you have an older iPad or another tablet and you're ready for a step up.

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    Report: Apple will introduce new iPhone, iPad on March 8

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 7 February, 2022 - 21:08

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Enlarge / The 2020 iPhone SE. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Once again, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has published a predictive report . This time, Bloomberg's sources have shared details on Apple's upcoming Spring event.

The report claims that Apple will host this year's event on March 8, which is a little earlier than usual. And the report names four major announcements expected at the event. In contrast to some of Gurman's recent newsletters, he cites sources familiar with Apple's plans, lending the report some credibility.

The Apple event will feature a new iPhone SE model with 5G capabilities, as has long been rumored. The sources also say the mid-range smartphone will have a faster processor and an improved camera, but it won't feature a radical new design.

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    Les Alder Lake Core i9 d’Intel sont plus rapides que les M1 Max d’Apple

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Thursday, 27 January, 2022 - 14:30

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Un benchmark confirme que le CPU d'Intel s'impose d'une courte tête au niveau des performances brutes... à condition de sacrifier la consommation électrique.

Les Alder Lake Core i9 d’Intel sont plus rapides que les M1 Max d’Apple

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    Apple : un ingénieur de premier plan quitte le navire et passe chez Intel

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Friday, 7 January, 2022 - 16:00

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Jeff Wilson, grand artisan des phénoménales puces M1, mettra désormais son expertise à la disposition d'Intel.

Apple : un ingénieur de premier plan quitte le navire et passe chez Intel

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    OneDrive joins Dropbox in committing to native M1 Mac support

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 23:03 · 1 minute

The 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro stacked on top of the 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Enlarge / The 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro stacked on top of the 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Microsoft has announced a public preview of OneDrive sync for ARM devices, signaling that a public release of a native version of OneDrive on M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Macs will arrive eventually.

9to5Mac first discovered and reported on the announcement after Microsoft's Ankita Kirti posted the following to the OneDrive blog this morning:

We’re excited to announce that OneDrive sync for Windows on ARM and for Apple silicon is now available as a public preview!

We know this has been a long awaited and highly requested feature, and we're thrilled to make it available for early access.

To enable the preview, you'll need to make sure that you’ve joined the Insiders ring and enabled the preview in OneDrive Settings > About.

We will be rolling out this feature to the Insiders ring over the next few days.

Native app support for Apple's architecture has been marching aggressively forward across the macOS software ecosystem. There are still some major exceptions, of course, like Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 and Autodesk Maya, but by and large, we've seen a lot of popular applications go native since the debut of the M1 last year.

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    A look inside Apple’s silicon playbook

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Sunday, 24 October, 2021 - 09:58 · 1 minute

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This week Apple introduced a set of new MacBook Pro laptops . During the prerecorded launch event , Apple’s engineers and executives made it clear that the MVPs in these new products are the chips that power them: the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips . With 34 billion and 57 billion transistors, respectively, they are the engines powering the new Mac devices' super hi-res displays, providing blazing speed, and extending battery life. The laptops represent the apotheosis of a 14-year strategy that has transformed the company—literally under the hood of its products—in a massive effort to design and build its own chips. Apple is now methodically replacing microprocessors it buys from vendors like Intel and Samsung with its own, which are optimized for the needs of Apple users. The effort has been stunningly successful. Apple was once a company defined by design. Design is still critical at Apple, but I now consider it a silicon company .

A couple days after the keynote, I had a rare on-the-record conversation about Apple silicon with senior worldwide marketing VP Greg Joswiak (aka “Joz”), senior hardware engineering VP John Ternus, and senior hardware technology VP Johny Srouji. I had been asking Apple to put me in touch with Srouji for years. His title only hints at his status as the chip czar at Apple. Though he’s begun to appear on camera at recent Apple events, he generally avoids the spotlight. An Israeli-born engineer who previously worked at Intel and IBM, Srouji joined Apple in 2008, specifically to fulfill a mandate from Steve Jobs, who felt that the chips in the original iPhone couldn’t meet his demands. Srouji’s mission was to lead Apple in making its own silicon. The effort has been so well executed that I believe Srouji is secretly succeeding Jony Ive as the pivotal creative wizard whipping up the secret sauce in Apple’s offerings.

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    The long-awaited M1X MacBook Pro will be here by November, reporter claims

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 16 August, 2021 - 19:11

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The highly anticipated new MacBook Pro models with Apple-designed silicon will arrive by this November, reporter Mark Gurman said in his most recent newsletter.

Gurman, who has a strong history of accurately reporting on new Apple products from sources with direct knowledge of Apple's plans, writes that "some hiccups have led to production delays" for the new MacBook Pro computers, which analysts and consumers have been expecting any day now for most of the year.

Previous reports from the supply line suggest that the manufacturing of new Mini LED displays may be a bottleneck. Still, Gurman says that the new computers "should still go on sale by the time the current MacBook Pro hits its two-year anniversary." Context suggests he is talking about the second anniversary of the 16-inch model, not the 13-inch one. That model went on sale on November 13, 2019.

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