Apple's premium tablet is costlier, heavier and delivers less battery life than a similarly configured M1 MacBook Air. It's loaded with features most people never use. Who and what is the iPad Pro for? Apple needs to define what a "Pro" iPad is. Here's why.
With the runaway success of the new ARM-based M1 Macs, non-x86 architectures are getting their closeup. RISC-V is getting the most attention from system designers looking to horn-in on Apple's recipe for high performance. Here's why.
We already knew Microsoft was working to bring Arm-powered servers for internal use to its cloud datacenters. But what and when will this mean anything to its customers?
Mozilla claims huge performance improvements in Firefox 84 for Apple's new silicon-based Macs.
Microsoft's new 'Universal' Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps for Mac will work on both Apple's M1 Arm silicon and Intel processors.
Microsoft makes progress on its plan to bring old Windows apps together with modern ones.
Apple makes progress on developing its own cellular modem in a move that lessens its reliance on Qualcomm.
Microsoft is releasing two new Windows 10 test build to Dev Channel Insiders. The new 'Pre-Release' build has x64 Arm emulation support, plus a bunch of other new and updated features.
Microsoft forges ahead with support for Arm-based platforms, including its Surface Pro X and the Raspberry Pi.
Apple's next M-series Arm-based chips could have more high-performance cores than its top Intel-based Mac.
Python maintainers give a hand to data scientists who want to use Apple hardware with new Arm-based M1 chips.
My previous post looked at Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi 4. This time I'm going to try installing Manjaro Linux, with two different desktops on two different Pi models.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 brings AI advances, enables more computational photography and CPU and GPU horsepower on 5nm process technology. The platform will appear in smartphones during the first quarter of 2021.
A virtualized Windows 10 on Arm runs faster on Apple's M1 hardware than on Microsoft's own Arm-based Surface Pro X.
With the larger memory of the Raspberry Pi 4 series, it is now more practical to run Ubuntu. I'm going to see how easy it is - or isn't, and how well it works - or doesn't.
IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here is what they said, with my commentary.
Network fabric is now fast enough that some components of a server’s motherboard can run separately. But would such a separation be of value to anyone besides the makers of alternative processors?
In this week's Jason Squared, Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani discuss Apple’s final announcement of 2020 and whether it lived up to the hype. Read more: https://zd.net/32DirBO
Maybe the news of Apple shifting its Mac CPUs from Intel to its own ARM64 architecture seemed subdued by the upheavals going on in the world today. Or perhaps, just perhaps, this is one of those changes: Not only a move to a more efficient processor, but also a more sustainable supply chain. It may be the smartest move yet, and not just from Apple. ZDNet’s Scott Fulton explains. Read more: https://zd.net/2OZC3J9
An influential Apple pundit says Apple’s new Macs are going to usher in a “a new era of PCs.” Ed Bott says, “I don’t think so.” Read more: https://zd.net/2WLlaGz
In another Jason Squared episode, Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani discuss what Apple’s transition to Arm-based architecture means for the company, developers and end users. Read more: https://zd.net/2YvKfq5
If Apple is announcing a new processor architecture that will obsolete current Macs, should you still buy a current-model Mac, which is shipping with that soon-to-be-obsolete architecture? We help you decide.
Arm unveils its 2020 roadmap, with its Deimos and Hercules chips aiming to take on Intel's dominance.
Intel's new technology promises to slash the amount of power that laptop displays consume.
Antivirus firms are playing patch catch-up, as Microsoft releases Meltdown firmware updates for Surface devices.
Vivaldi has unveiled a browser for Raspberry Pi and may soon have a build for smartphones, too.
Microsoft will bring a natively compiled version of Windows 10 to Qualcomm's ARM processors next year, plus an x86 emulation layer, designed to run on a new class of Windows 10 mobile PCs.