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While Metal is Apple's fast graphics rendering technology for games, MetalFX adds improvements to make it shine on Apple Silicon. Here's how MetalFX works.In 2014 Apple introduced its new graphics and games rendering technology called Metal.Metal is a rendering API that provides fast performance optimized for Apple hardware. With the advent of Apple Silicon GPUs, Metal gets an even bigger performance boost. Read more...
While Metal is Apple's fast graphics rendering technology for games, MetalFX adds improvements to make it shine on Apple Silicon. Here's how MetalFX works.In 2014 Apple introduced its new graphics and games rendering technology called Metal.Metal is a rendering API that provides fast performance optimized for Apple hardware. With the advent of Apple Silicon GPUs, Metal gets an even bigger performance boost. Read more...
With the advent of iOS 17 this coming fall, Apple Music is getting a handful of notable new features that should make using the Music app and the ‌Apple Music‌ streaming service in general a more immersive and enjoyable experience. Below, we run through all the changes and improvements that you can expect to arrive when ‌iOS 17‌ is released later this year. 1. Collaborative Playlists Perhaps one of the most requested features coming to ‌Apple Music‌ this year, Collaborative Playlists will give subscribers the ability to invite friends to add and edit songs in a shared playlist. Rival streaming services like Spotify have had similar features for a while now, so it's good to see that Apple has finally…
This thing could cause PC manufacturers some real problems. Apple’s M1 and M2 devices have become many reviewers’ default recommendations for popular classes of laptops. Slim and light? Try the 13-inch MacBook Air. Big and powerful? Get the 16-inch MacBook Pro. But in between those two is one of few form factors still firmly dominated by the Windows PC: the 15-inch ultralight. Until, perhaps, next week. Apple has announced that a 15-inch MacBook Air, powered by its M2 chip, will hit shelves on June 13th. I’m excited to try it out because I’m madly curious to know what a 15-inch MacBook Air feels like. But more importantly, I’m excited to see the impact it has on the 15-inch lightweight space.…
Macworld Unsure which version of iOS your iPhone can run? Here’s a quick guide so you can find out if your iPhone is compatible with the most recent iterations of the iPhone operating system, and, if it isn’t, which version you can install on your iPhone. Apple gives iOS a major update each year, usually introducing new features and some stability upgrades to the previous version, plus numerous smaller updates in between. The new version of iOS coming later in 2023 is iOS 17 and at WWDC in June Apple revealed all the details about what is coming in that update. Although the company is better than most at keeping older models on the list of supported devices, hardware limitations…
Macworld Thanks to Apple’s move to its own chips, the Mac has been on a roll recently, after a frustrating spell of bad keyboards, poor ports, and overheating with pre-M1 Macs. But not all of those old Macs are bad–many of them are actually still cherished by their owners. For example, the Intel-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air were tremendously popular and held down the fort on the affordable end of the MacBook lineup for many years. These laptops may not be considered “modern” by the new standards set by Apple, but they are still supported with the latest version of macOS. They were somewhat upgradeable, easy to fix, and had tons of spare parts available. Within the secondhand…
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