Rosetta 2 will let x86_64 apps run on Macs with ARM-based M1 chips

Apple plans to transition all of its Macs to Apple silicon chips over the next few years, and the company is kicking things off by equipping its new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with Apple M1 processors. But while the company says the 5nm, 8-core processor offers a boost in performance-per-watt when it […]

Lilbits 6-30-2020: With YouTube TV priced at $65, is cord-cutting worth it anymore?

When Google launched YouTube TV a few years ago, the service delivered live TV streams from 50 networks for $35 per month, plus features including a cloud DVR and support for up to 9 user accounts. It seemed like a pretty good alternative to cable. Then the company hiked the price to $49 last year. […]

Lilbits 6-23-2020: The ARMs race is on

This week Apple confirmed that it’s preparing to transition from Intel to ARM chips for upcoming Mac computers, and the upcoming macOS Big Sur will be the company’s first desktop operating system designed for Apple Silicon chips based on ARM architecture. Befitting a move so big, it’ll also be the first version of the Mac […]

CrossOver 19 runs 32-bit Windows apps on 64-bit only macOS Catalina

CrossOver is software that allows you to run Windows programs on non-Windows operating systems including Linux, Chrome OS, and macOS. But one problem with that last part is that an awful lot of Windows applications are 32-bit… and even many 64-bit apps have 32-bit installers. So when dropped support for 32-bit apps with the launch […]

Microsoft’s antivirus software is now available for Mac

Microsoft’s Windows operating system has included some form of built-in antivirus software for more than a decade. But the software formerly known as Windows Defender is getting a new name… and for good reason. It’s now called Microsoft Defender, and the company is dropping Windows from the name because it’s no longer a Windows exclusive […]