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April 21, 2021
The proprietary Apple silicon allows for an iPad Pro and an ultra-thin iMac with faster processing and graphics than previous models. The new products will ship next month.
November 11, 2020
Apple has started the shift from Intel processors to its ARM-based M1 chip with the introduction of M1-based MacBooks and a Mac mini, boasting higher performance for less power.
October 28, 2020
The Google-Parallels technology provides access to Windows software on Chromebooks. The new product could make Chrome OS laptops more attractive to enterprises.
October 13, 2020
IT pros should lean on Mac users to protect corporate networks against exploiters of the Apple T2 chip vulnerability. Hard drive encryption will also help defend against attackers.
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