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Dropbox is finally testing native M1 support on macOS

Dropbox might not be the most popular cloud storage service at this point, especially with Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive usually offering better pricing and features, but it's still used by many people to keep their files synchronized across different devices. Dropbox has been slow to update its macOS application with support for Mac computers...

Dell XPS 13 Plus vs MacBook Air M1: Which minimalistic notebook should you buy?

Finding the best laptop to buy can be confusing -- for there are endless models to consider, offered by companies like Dell, Apple, and others. However, if you have a budget and certain expectations in mind, you can start eliminating options, until you eventually settle for one. This is the Dell XPS 13 Plus vs Apple...

Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake vs Apple M1 processors: Which one’s better?

Intel's new 12th-gen Alder Lake processors are now official. The company unveiled its complete Alder Lake CPU lineup at CES 2022, adding as many as 22 desktop processors to the mix. On the notebook side, the new Alder Lake chips are split into three different series based on the performance: U-series goes up to 15W,...

XDA Basics: Can I use Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Touch ID with other computers?

Apple's new M1-powered 24-inch iMac is here. It comes with an all-new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, which actually isn't sold separately, at least for now. If you picked one up, you're probably wondering if you can use the new Bluetooth keyboard with other devices. The answer is, kind of. Yes, it works as a keyboard,...

XDA Basics: Can I use an external monitor with the M1 iMac?

Apple's new iMac is here, complete with pretty colors and an M1 processor. We called the MacBook Air with M1 the best affordable laptop for Apple users, and the iMac should deliver that level of quality for desktop users. But before you order, you'll need to know if you can still use your sweet multi-monitor...

Qualcomm wants to take on Apple’s M series with its next-gen processor

Qualcomm says it's working on a next-gen PC processor that will set a new "performance benchmark for Windows PCs." At the company's 2021 Investor Day event, Qualcomm chief officer Dr. James Thompson detailed plans for the next-generation ARM-based PC chips that would go head to head against Apple's M-series chips. Qualcomm plans to have samples ready...

These are the best docking stations for the MacBook Pro in 2021

For a few years, Apple sold most of its MacBook laptops without any ports aside from Thunderbolt and a headphone jack. While some might have considered that a push forward, it was undeniable that a lot of users still missed the classic ports they were used to. Because of that, using a docking station became...

How to use Portrait mode in FaceTime on macOS Monterey

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey along with iOS 15 and other Apple OS updates during WWDC21. While supported iPhone users can now get their hands on the latest and greatest Apple mobile operating system, Mac users will have a wait a bit more. In the meantime, you could take a look at the best apps...

First 10 things to do with an M1 Mac

For a long time, Apple depended on Intel to provide processors for its Macs. However, that all changed about a year ago in November 2020. On the 10th of that month, Apple announced its own SoC (system-on-chip), the M1 chip. Particularly designed for the Mac, the M1 chip offers tremendous power while running efficiently, energy-wise....

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 vs Apple MacBook Air M1

Today, a lot of us have started working remotely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But even after the pandemic eventually ends, many companies will stick to remote work. As a result, we're depending more on our computers and tablets. Microsoft and Apple offer both kinds of devices, and the competition is only getting intenser. This is...

Redesigned, colorful MacBook Air to enter mass production in Q3 2022

Apple is reportedly planning to revamp one of the best Macs available in the market today -- the M1 MacBook Air. Rumors suggest that the company has been working on a redesigned model that features colorful finishes and more ports. While these rumors and leaks have been circulating for a few weeks now, new details...

How to install Windows 11 on Mac with Parallels (Intel)

There's no doubt that macOS is great. It has a clean modern look and runs incredibly fast on Apple's optimized hardware. That being said, sometimes you need to use Windows, even on your Mac. Parallels Desktop 17 is the newest iteration of the popular software that runs Windows side by side with macOS. There are...