Apple’s M1 Pro/Max Graphs Make The Old M1 Look Better Than Ever

MacBook Pro

If you watched the launch of Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops last night, I hope you finger wasn’t twitching as badly on that ‘Order’ button as mine was. There’s no doubt the new MacBook Pro is a beast.

However, Apple’s presentation was also a masterclass in distraction — diverting your…


Put your signature on a PDF document in no time at all with this tip

Being sent a PDF that “you must sign” is one of those dumb pieces of modern-day bureaucracy that we just have to deal with. However, if you own a Mac, it’s a job you can do in five-seconds flat — and you don’t need any expensive software to do it…


Mail Privacy Protection is bad news for email marketeers using services such as Mailchimp

Brace yourself if you’ve built a business around email marketing: Apple’s just made it a whole lot harder to keep tabs on your audience.

Apple iOS 15, which is beginning to roll out today, brings in something called Apple Mail Privacy Protection. In short, if your customer enables this optional…


Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming solves one of the Mac’s biggest problems

Forza 7 on Xbox Cloud Gaming

Let’s face it, the Mac is nobody’s first choice of platform (hate that word) for gaming. Even if you can find a Mac with decent enough graphics to play the latest 3D games, you’re unlikely to find the latest 3D games on a Mac.

Salvation comes in the unlikely form…


Is the inevitable consequence of various court cases that Apple will ban free apps?

App developers appear to have scored a victory over Apple. Following an investigation by Japan’s Fair Trade Commission, Apple has (with what appears to be a great deal of reluctance) agreed to let ‘reader apps’ provide a link so that customers can subscribe on the developer’s own website instead of…


Android Messages For Web gives you some of the iPhone magic with an Android phone

I had an iPhone years ago, but gave them up when they got stupidly expensive and failed to ever significantly improve battery life. …


A missed opportunity with wild dolphins has taught me a valuable photography lesson

I am an idiot, a cast-iron cockwomble. Try and set this aside and listen to me, because it will help you avoid my daft photography mistakes.

This time last week I was holidaying in Devon, part of which included a boat trip to see dolphins off the coast of Brixham…


Apple’s decision to scan iPhones for child abuse images proves it wasn’t serious about protecting your privacy

Apple has spent the past few years casting itself as the privacy champion. It was bluffing.

The same company that plasters its website with the message…

Your devices are important to so many…


Banish icons, hide the Dock and find out how to create a beautiful minimalist desktop to match your Mac

Moving to the Mac does weird things to people. When I was in the Windows world, my desktop was strewn with shortcuts, documents and other stuff I wanted quick access to…


Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X

Despite a rocky take-off, Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X is a stunning experience

You remember that feeling when you get to the airport nice and early for your big holiday, only to find the flight’s been delayed for a couple of hours? …

Barry Collins

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