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Choosing a new Mac often involves consideration of the many Apple silicon chips now on offer, so our comprehensive guide covers their generations, variations, performance benchmarks, and future prospects to help you decide which is best for you. After iterating for over a decade in the iPhone and iPad, Apple in 2020 brought its custom silicon chip technology to the Mac, enabling major performance and power efficiency improvements. Since then, Apple silicon has expanded to every Mac model, spurring new designs and capabilities that were previously impossible. Understanding the distinctions between Apple silicon chips will help you make an informed decision when selecting the right Mac for your needs. There have been two generations of Apple silicon for the Mac,…
Macworld When Apple unveiled its first-ever smartwatch back in 2014, it’s fair to say that the world wasn’t exactly sure what it was for… and neither was Apple. In those early days, along with the fitness elements which would remain an enduring part of the product’s appeal, the company talked enthusiastically about sharing taps, sketches, and heartbeats with friends, which would not. It took time for users and third-party developers to teach Apple what they wanted from a smartwatch, and for the company to take that on board. Today, the Apple Watch is a mature and versatile product. It’s so versatile, indeed, that you may not be aware of some of its most useful capabilities. In this article, we’re going…
According to Kate Smith, an Arlington, Virginia psychologist and color theorist, owners of red iPhones are attention-seekers while those who choose black iPhones are self-assured. Apple’s iPhone 14 iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are available in six colors: midnight, starlight, (PRODUCT)RED, blue, purple, and yellow. Color theory is the study of how colors are perceived and how they can be used to create different effects. Human psychology is the study of the human mind and how it works. Color theory and human psychology intersect in the field of color psychology, which studies how colors can affect our emotions, thoughts, and behavior. Color psychology is used in a variety of fields, including marketing, design, and therapy. Marketers use color psychology…
In macOS Sonoma, Apple has changed the widgets landscape. No longer do widgets have to be hidden offscreen and largely forgotten in the Notifications Center panel. Now they live right on your desktop – and they're interactive, too. It's worth noting from the off that widgets can still be parked in Notification Center, but now they can also be dragged out onto the desktop. The first widget can be placed anywhere, then Apple provides placement guidance for subsequent widgets by displaying a widget-shaped outline, indicating where they can be snapped into position in relation to the others. Alternatively, if you right-click on an empty space on the desktop, the menu that appears includes a new "Edit Widgets..." option. Selecting this…
Macworld There’s a lot of hype around AI, but not many ways to put it to use in our daily lives. Taskio changes all that with a simple, accessible AI-powered assistant to handle all the chores and problems of daily life. Taskio can do the expected tasks of writing first drafts of content and creating custom images, yet it can also go above and beyond. Use it to rewrite and summarize content you’ve already written, or to optimize your copy for SEO or sales impact. Use it as a chatbot to brainstorm and bounce ideas off of and to help you research new markets and approaches. Deploy its native translation feature to smoothly communicate across language barriers, or have it…
Benjamin and Chance talk all things Apple Vision Pro, from hardware design to its features to its real-world appeal. We also walk through Chance’s impressions of his hands-on demo experience at WWDC last week. Plus, Apple just dropped a trio of new M2 Macs, including very the compelling 15-inch MacBook Air. Sponsored by Jlab: Check out Jlab’s latest Work Buds, Best Earbuds for Calls. The ultimate solution for the working professional. Sponsored by Fast Growing Trees: Join 1.5 million happy customers and save 15% off your perfect plants, shrubs, and trees! Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladderlife.com/HappyHour today to see if you’re instantly approved. more… The post 9to5Mac Happy Hour 438: Hands-on impressions and thoughts on Apple Vision Pro design and features appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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