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Apple Vision Pro vs Meta Quest

The Apple Vision Pro is finally coming to market in the US in early February after being shown at WWDC 2023. After months of anticipation, the new Apple product is here. However, is the new $3,500 spatial computer can unseat the king of VR, the Meta Quest or more specifically, Meta Quest 3? We dig deeper to find out. Meta Quest Meta Quest is a product by Meta that is bringing VR headsets to the masses.

iMac M3 vs Studio Display: It Is Worth It?

In Apple’s Mac line-up, there is this peculiar thing that is happening. Right now, Apple is selling an all-in-one computer which starts at $1,299. That computer, the iMac, comes with a 24-inch display. A slightly bigger display, the Studio Display, is priced at $1,599. Why does Apple sell a standalone display that costs more than an all-in-one computer? And is that Studio Display worth it against the iMac? History To understand why Apple’s Mac and Display line looks like this, you have to peek back at history.

Apple in 2024

This tracks Apple’s major movement and announcements in 2024. To view Apple’s movements in 2023, click here. March Apple updates their most popular laptop. The MacBook Air now is equipped with M3 processor. No word on the Mac Mini upgrade yet. - Apple MacBook Air M1 which was introduced in 2020 is now discontinued MacBook Air M2 retains takes the $999 price. The M2 15" model is discontinued. MacBook Air M3 starts at $1099 for the 13" model and $1299 for the 15" model.

Apple Ecosystem Explained 2024

Apple is known as a company that sells high-quality products that are both unique and familiar at the same time. When we think of Apple, we think of iPhones, iPads, Macs, AirPods, and sometimes, the Apple TV. But there’s a product that Apple kinda sells, but it is invisible. You won’t find this product in any of Apple’s marketing or ads or even in the Apple Store, but it’s on everyone’s tip of the tongue.

Apple Product Roadmap 2024

Apple 2024 Product Roadmap We have a dedicated page to track those announcements and expectations, do read them from time to time. From the looks of it, Apple isn’t going to change much in terms of their playbook, because after all, they make more than a billion dollars a week using that playbook. 2023 was a very eventful year for Apple. From the surprise release of new Macs in January, bringing USB-C to iPhone, and the creation of a new computing paradigm, spatial computing, aka Vision Pro.

Apple Product Roadmap 2024

Apple 2024 Product Roadmap We have a dedicated page to track those announcements and expectations, do read them from time to time. From the looks of it, Apple isn’t going to change much in terms of their playbook, because after all, they make more than a billion dollars a week using that playbook. 2023 was a very eventful year for Apple. From the surprise release of new Macs in January, bringing USB-C to iPhone, and the creation of a new computing paradigm, spatial computing, aka Vision Pro.

Apple Invisible AI products

The biggest tech buzzword for 2023 is Artificial Intelligence. We are bombarded by news that we are getting closer to the holy grail which is general artificial intelligence. Through keywords like transformative model, large language model, tensor matrix, and supervised machine learning we got things like Google Bard chatbot, OpenAI’s infamous ChatGPT chatbot, and Stable Diffusion image generator. One famous name that seems to be absent in all of these is Apple.

Apple M3 Max vs Nvidia Rtx 4090 Mobile

lede Apple updated their apple silicon lineup for 2023 holidays nvidia, the king of the hill carry on with the RTX 4090 mobile. M3 Max differences in approach -> shows difference in solution unlike nvidia, Apple approach is more holistic. GPU and CPU are integrated and share the same memory built on latest 3nm TSMC manufacturing process -> apple bought TSMC entire manufacturing lines, so they going to have first mover advantage for some time 40 GPU cores, support up to 128GB and dynamic caching first time -> hardware accelerated mesh shading / ray-tracing.

M3 Family

The M3 family of Apple Silicon was announced at Apple’s “Scary Fast” October event. Unlike previous events where Apple drips the introduction of Apple Silicon over a year, we get the top 3 most used Apple Silicon in one single shot. Considering that Apple just introduced the M2 Pro and M2 Max earlier this year, it is a surprise move from Apple. General Improvements Here are the general improvements that the M3 family has:

Macbook Pro M3

Apple updated the MacBook Pro during their October “Scary Fast” event. Apple updated the MacBook Pro to the M2 Pro and M2 Max chip earlier this year, so the update is ahead of schedule. Here’s what you need to know in regard to the updates:- M3 Family The star of the show is the introduction of the M3 family and Apple decided to update unleash the most popular M3 chips right out of the gate.

Apple October 2023 Event Recap

Right before Halloween, Apple dropped some product updates with the theme “Scary Fast”. The drops are a bit unusual for Apple because it’s the first time that they dropped at 5 pm (usually it’s 10 am in California) and historically quite late (usually by mid-October). The event unfolded in a record time of 30 minutes (usually it’s over an hour of product showcase extravaganza). So here’s what you need to know from Apple’s October Event of 2023.

Pro iPhones Compared: From iPhone 11 Pro to iPhone 15 Pro

One of the criticisms of Apple is they seem to be selling the same iPhone year after year. The designs are the same! The camera is just 12MP! Even the colors are not much different between this generation and the next. While on the surface, those people are right to a degree, Apple’s designs are subtle from year to year and many people will notice. However, just like evolution, those small changes over the generations will add up over time.

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 15: What Difference 3 Years Makes

One of the criticisms about Apple is they basically release the same products every year with hardly any real changes to it. And yet, millions and millions of people bought their products. In fact, it’s so much that they are the most valuable company on Earth. Why it is so? We take a look at the changes from this year’s iPhone 15 and compare it with the base iPhone from 3 years ago, the iPhone 12, and see how those small changes become substantial over generations.

Apple A17 Pro: Everything we know.

Apple launched the iPhone 15 Pro during their annual September event. Together with their new smartphone, Apple also launched a new mobile processor inside the flagship smartphone called the A17 Pro. While there are a lot of factors that give a very warm response to the iPhone 15 Pro such as the new titanium body, new camera system, and USB-C port, the A17 Pro is perhaps one of Apple’s most recent groundbreaking technologies.

iPhone 15 Lineup

Apple finally launched the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro at their annual September special event. Here is what you need to know about Apple’s best-selling device. iPhone 15 / iPhone 15 Plus What’s new Colors: The iPhone 15 comes in 5 new colors: black, blue, green, yellow, and pink. The colors are somewhat muted instead of popping up. Dynamic Island: Dynamic Island comes to the base iPhone. USB-C: Due to an EU law which will take into effect by 2024, the iPhone has finally switched from a Lighting port to USB-C.

Apple September 2023 Event Recap

There is no doubt that the iPhone is Apple’s most important product. When looking at the revenue graph, the money that comes from the iPhone is like a mountain compared to other Apple products. So there’s no reason to believe that Apple pulled all the stops to ensure their September product reveal would be the best of the entire year. Just in time for the holiday shopping season. And this year, things are no different.

Evolution of iPhone Boxes

For many manufacturers, the box that you ship your product serves only two purposes: to protect your product on the way to the hands of the customers and to help advertise your product when displayed in stores. Apple, being the more detailed-orientated company has put a lot more thought into the packaging box. For Apple, the packaging box is not just a mere vessel, but a statement of what the company represents.

How to Create an Efficient Study Environment With Apple Devices

The life of an average student in the age of technology and constant innovations can be quite challenging and time-consuming. Just think about virtual classrooms, artificial intelligence to check grammar and readability, or all the helpful apps that are constantly used to verify facts and create automatic summaries. Ultimately, the creation of an efficient study environment comes down to the set of tools and technical solutions. People behind Apple Inc. have always been in the vanguard of technology and education as they worked hard to provide modern learners with helpful devices that stir creativity and help to achieve numerous tasks much easier!

Apple's CPU History

A few years ago, Apple did something very significant: they launched their line of CPUs that power their Macs. Because instead of being like other PC manufacturers that rely on Intel, Windows, Nvidia, et al to build the final product, Apple has vertical integration in their desktops and laptops. But this move has been a long time coming for Apple. We review Apple’s history of CPU usage to reveal that Apple carving its own path is the most logical path for Apple.

Battle of M2 Ultras: Mac Studio 2023 vs Mac Pro 2023

Apple finally updated the Mac Pro in WWDC 2023, thus completing the transition from Intel processors to their own Apple Silicon. In the same event, Apple also updated the Mac Studio lineup to feature the M2 Max and for the first time, M2 Ultra. What’s surprising is Apple released a Mac Pro which is essentially an M2 Ultra Studio but with PCI-Express slots. Everything else is basically what you get in the Mac Studio: the memory and storage options, the graphic options, and no option for upgradability.

How To Try Apple Vision Pro Today

Apple announced the [Vision Pro] for [WWDC 2023] with an eye-watering price tag of $3,500. The price is a very high barrier of entry to many, but rest assured, you do have alternatives if you just want to try out the new visionOS but do not want to spend the dough. The trick is basically to run visionOS (the operating system that runs the Vision Pro) in the Simulator and test out visionOS to your heart’s content.


An operating system is a special kind of software that sits on your computer. The most basic function is to act as the interface between your computer hardware and computer software. Examples of operating systems on the market are Microsoft Windows which runs on PCs and Apple, macOS which runs on Macs, iOS which runs on iPhones, iPadOS which runs on iPads, and watchOS which runs on Apple Watch

M2 Ultra vs Intel 13th Generation Core i9-13900KS

From the 80s to the 2010s, Intel was the king of the hill in building microprocessors. Their manufacturing process is cutting edge, their performance was ahead of the class and there are no competitors nearby. Today, things are way different. Intel is now in a marathon race and its position as the leader of the pack is in danger. Competitors like AMD, TSMC, Samsung, and even Apple who used Intel chips in their Macs are closing in and in some cases, beating Intel in its own game.

Mac Studio vs Mac Mini: Which one gives the best value?

After months of speculation, Apple finally updated the Mac Studio during WWDC ‘23 and thus, unveiled the new M2 Ultra chip. With the Mac Pro sporting the M2 Ultra chip, it completes the transition from Intel to its own Apple Silicon. Now we have the entire desktop line-up, which gives the most value for your money? The basic Mac Mini? The Mac Mini with the M2 Pro? Is the M2 Ultra overkill for power users?

Mac Studio 2023 vs Macbook Pro 2023

Apple annouced updates to their Mac line during WWDC ‘23. Among them is the new 15-inch MacBook Air and the anticipated Mac Studio, and finally, the long-awaited Mac Pro. Now the dust is settled, and you are now in the market for getting a professional Mac to augment your workflow. What would be the better way to spend your multi-thousand-dollar budget? The MacBook Pro or the Mac Studio? Mac Studio The Mac Studio is Apple’s high-end desktop slotted below the recently updated Mac Pro.

Vision Pro

Virtual Reality is not a new technology. It was first demoed back in the 1960s. For years, the technology remains decades away from general use. Only in the 2020s, the technology finally caught up to make virtual reality, well, a reality. Back in 2005, Steve Jobs remarked that there’s no good headphones-type device for your monitor displays. Like how good headphones can replicate some really good speakers, but there’s no equivalent for monitor displays.

WWDC 2023 Prediction & Recap

Every June, Apple will host a special event called World Wide Developers Conference or WWDC. The keynote is what everyone will see and what news outlets will report the most, but the special event is weeklong instead an hour. It is where Apple showcases its software architectures, software & hardware developers can see and talk to Apple software engineers to discuss the details of the Apple ecosystem. And sometimes, there will be some new hardware announcements.

How to Copy Text From Image on iPhone

Images often consist of some very informative and useful data in the form of text. There can be instances when you want to copy such data from images on your iPhone. For example, if you want to share only a specific part of text from an image and not the whole picture. You can approach this type of situation in different ways. The most common way of copying text from an image is the use of Optical Character Recognition technology.

Final Cut Pro: macOS vs iPadOS Versions

The day that we have longed for has finally come. After years of building overpowered iPads, Apple finally bring apps that are worthy to fully utilize the desktop chip that Apple put on the iPads since 2021. Some of the pre-WWDC 2023 announcements that Apple made, one of which raises the brow is Apple launching Final Cut Pro (FCP) and Logic Pro for the iPad. Although the official release will be on the 24th of May 2023, here is what we know so far.

European Unions' Digital Services Act vs The Apple App Store

The European Union (EU) is an enigma. It’s not a country per se, but with a common law framework and common market that has over 450 million inhabitants and a market size of around $16 trillion, it commands a significant place in the world today. More importantly, with a per capita income of around $32,000, it is the other economic entity that is large and rich, with the other one being the USA.

4 Ways to Customize Your Mac for Better Productivity and Convenience

Customizing your Mac can significantly affect how efficiently and comfortably you work. You can streamline your workflow and eliminate unnecessary distractions by tailoring your computer's settings and preferences to your specific needs. There are many ways to customise your Mac for efficiency and convenience, whether you're a student, professional, or casual user. This blog post will explore four ways to do just that. So, let's get started and see how you can make your Mac work better for you!

Macbook Air vs Dell Xps 13

The computer started life as a state secret. The room-size computers in the early days were used to calculate the ballistic trajectory of missiles and artillery. Then it was a company secret that IBM makes their name selling “mini” computers that were used to tabulate sales data. Today, it’s a fashion statement where computers that sit on your lap or hand come in various colors and you basically express yourself through the computer.

Roadwarrior's battle: Macbook Air M2 vs Lenovo T14

The laptop is no longer a luxury item but a necessary tool to conduct day-to-day business. Yes, they can also play games, but more importantly, it carries your livelihood and is a way to present your ideas to the world. Basically, the laptop is the bicycle for your mind. Yes, there are powerful, bulky gaming laptops that can rival desktops in terms of performance, power consumption, and features, but the real workhorse that moves the planet around are the smallish, light portable laptops that basically we call business laptops.

Will Apple Reality Pro Made It? Apple's next product explained

Apple recently announced that the World Wide Developers Conference, an annual event where Apple showcases new software features to be held between June 5 to 9, 2023 at Apple Park. What is intriguing is the poster that is accompanied by the announcement. Yes, usually there’s no correlation between what is announced at the event itself versus what is implied by the poster promoting the said event. But looking at the poster itself will make people speculate a lot about what Apple is going to unveil: new Virtual Reality Glasses.

Should You Get the Macbook Pro M2?

When Apple introduced M2 SOC sometime in mid-2022, it was introduced in their two best-selling laptops: the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air was updated with an all-new design and introduced new technologies. The MacBook Pro, meanwhile, basically had the same design from 2016 and except for the internals, nothing is changed. So why Apple is still selling the MacBook Pro M2 with a price difference of $100 against the MacBook Air?

What We Know - Mac Pro 2023

As of March 2023, the Mac Pro is the only Apple product that behaves in a very un-Apple way. It is the only product that Apple makes that at the heart does not run on an Apple-designed chip. It is the only Apple product designed to be user-replaceable internal components. It is the only product that Apple designed not for consumers, but as a professional tool. Despite being the anomaly in the range of Apple products, it is considered to be the pinnacle and ultimate expression of what an Apple product should be.

Moonshot Projects Explained

Over the years, we would hear about projects, so big, so consequential, that they are called “moonshot” projects. Projects that company’s said that they bet the farm, in which if they failed, the company that initiated the project might also go under. We explore where did the term come from and what are corporate-level “moonshot” programs that companies made and what is the effect to their bottom line and technology in general.

What Productivity Apps to Install in Your Mac

Thinking about productivity, all apps should be good because they boost it. However, we’re going to list the best productivity software for Mac and Apple in 2023 in general. Hopefully, this list is going to give you something good to work with. Task Management Task management software should be a must for anyone’s professional desktop or laptop. It’s not time-efficient when the tasks aren’t managed well. We’re talking about not wasting your time, of course.

M2 Max vs Nvidia 4080 RTX Mobile

Apple and Nvidia updated their latest graphic offerings for 2023 in January. Nvidia has finally released their highly anticipated RTX 40-series graphic chips while Apple has finally spec-bumped their critically acclaimed M2 “professional” chip. Nvidia, the performance crown, has doubled down on making huge leaps of performance at the cost of power consumption while Apple, which has been criticized for having underpowered graphics compared to their peers managed to bump performance while maintaining power consumption.

Mac Studio 2022 vs MacBook Pro 2023

One of Apple’s greatest moves in recent years was Apple’s decision to move away from Intel processors for the Mac and transition to their own solution called Apple Silicon. The masterstroke is not only that we have new powerful Macs, but Apple also manages to streamline their entire technology stack to their own solution, which is uniquely Apple. Now, we are at the final legs of the transition, the Mac technology stack has become clearer than ever, but there are gaps that need to be answered.

Apple M2 vs Intel Core i9 13th Gen

For the article on Apple M2 Pro / M2 Max against the latest Intel i9-13980HX, read here. When Apple released the first Apple Silicon, the M1, way back in 2020, it caught Intel by surprise. Something that was meant to be entry level, and require no more power than a night light has beaten their top of the line laptop processor by a huge margin. Since then, Intel has gone back to work and pulled out all of the stops to ensure performance superiority, at all costs.

Apple Silicon M2 Roadmap

Instead of the years, I prefer to count the number of generations of the Apple Silicon and with the introduction of the M2, it is now the second generation of Apple Silicon that Apple currently makes. Of course, the big question is what will Apple make next. This article aims to answer the questions that matter: When will the M2 Pro/Max/Ultra arrive? What kind of features do we expect to see?

Apple in 2023

This tracks Apple’s major movement and announcements in 2023. To view Apple’s movements in 2022, click here. December Apple managed to get a court order to temporary pause the ban that barred Apple from importing and selling Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. - The Verge CNBC has an exclusive interview with head of silicon, Johny Sirouji, and VP of Hardware Engineering, John Ternus. It was recorded earlier in 1st December by come on Youtube on 24th December Porsche and Aston Martin will have new “immersive” CarPlay display.

How to Maintain Your Apple Ecosystem (the Apple Upgrade Guide)

Apple has created the ultimate invisible product: the Ecosystem where the more Apple things that you buy, the more hidden features that you unlock when using your devices. The result: an unparalleled experience and customers keep buying your product year after year. Having an ecosystem is nice because of their features, but how much does one need to spend in a year to maintain the ecosystem? Can you get away from buying the bear minimum?

Apple Ecosystem vs Google Ecosystem

One of the earliest ideas of the internet is having an information superhighway where the greatest commodity in the modern world, information, will be available at your fingertips. Of course, the internet has evolved vastly since we started making computers talk to each other in the 1960s and what started as a military secret, is now what is considered the ultimate fashion statement. When one thinks of Apple, naturally people will think of Macs, iPhone and lately AirPods and Apple Watches.

Apple smartphone chips vs Qualcomm over the years

Apple is known for their sleek products and industry leading designs, but in the background, they are also one of the leading chip designers in the world. Their System-on-Chip (SOC) which runs their best selling iPhones are legendary, but Apple has been playing with and designing ARM chips far longer than you think. Here we study the evolution of the Apple A-series SOC which generally serves as the main processor for their iPhones, iPads and other devices.

Apple's Student Discount: What Products Should You Spend It On?

Apple offers a student discount on many of their products, and it can be tough to know which ones are the best deals. In this blog post, we will break down all of the different discounts that Apple offers students, and tell you which products are the best deals! What is Apple’s discount program and how do I qualify for it? Apple’s program is a great way for students to save on the latest Apple products.

Apple A16 vs Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

Another year, another iPhone is revealed and Apple makes a few hundred billion dollars. But behind a stellar product lies stellar engineering to make the iPhone one of the most beautifully engineered products in human existence. And like every year, Apple reveals a new processor running in the iPhone that makes magic things happen at the palm of your hand. But how does it fare against the competition? As we all know, you always have to be on the move in the tech industry, otherwise you’ll be left behind.

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra is Apple’s newest product since the Mac Studio was unveiled in March 2022. The Apple Watch Ultra is a iPhone companion product which fits nicely in their ecosystem. What is it? Apple Watch on steroids: Imagine an Apple Watch. Now imagine that the Apple Watch went to the gym and hung out with very active people. People who are always on the move, off-grid or going to the edges of the planet whether deep down in the sea or high up in the sky.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro: in-depth review

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, as of September 2022, is the latest smartphone from Apple and will, without a doubt, the best selling product from Apple in history. Here’s a deep dive about the latest and greatest iPhone and if you should upgrade to Cupertino’s latest moneymaker. iPhone 14 The iPhone comes in midnight, blue, starlight, purple and (PRODUCT)Red Since 2017, Apple has embarked in releasing the iPhone in two flavors: “high and low”.

Apple September 2022 Event Preview

September is the most important month of the year for Apple and the tech industry. Why? Because it’s the month where Apple invites and unveils Updates to Apple’s most important product to date: the iPhone. Some critics have said that we’re reaching the peak smartphone era, but it still doesn’t stop Apple from making mountains of money. Here’s a preview of what we can expect from Apple in September. iPhone 14 Of course, the one product that everyone is anticipating is the new iPhone.

Macbook Air M2 vs Base Macbook Pro M1 Pro

When Steve Jobs came back to Apple, he revamp the entire product line. Famously, he went to blackboard and made a 2 by 2 table which the columns would be who will be using the Macs, either consumers or professionals, while the lines would be what kind of Macs it would be, a desktop or a laptop. That table that Steve Jobs drew in the late 90s pretty much guided Apple’s product roadmap for the next 20 years and its strong influence can still be felt today.

Apple M2 vs 12th Generation Intel i7 and i5 HX

Apple Silicon basically comes in two flavors. The first, the will get everyone excited is the professional version. This is the one that Apple puts on the MacBook Pro, the Mac Studio and one day, the Mac Pro. The one with the most I/O, the best graphic card and usually put in the best Macs Apple offers. The other is the “consumer” Apple Silicon. This is where Apple put in the MacBook Air and the iPad Pro.

Apple M2 vs Apple M1 Pro: Newer is better?

When Apple unveiled a completely redesigned MacBook Pro in 2022, it also unveiled a brand new SOC dubbed the M1 Pro and M1 Max. There were a few differences between those two “professional” SOC, but they are the most powerful laptop chip that Apple had at the time. The redesigned MacBook Pro debuts the M1 Pro and also M1 Max Apple recently unveiled the 2nd generation Apple Silicon creatively named M2 together with a redesigned MacBook Air and a repurposed MacBook Pro.

Shopping Apple Devices and others on a Budget

If you are reading the news in the United States in mid 2020, there is a lot to be concerned about: high-inflation which leads to high prices. There’s a war on the edge of Europe which allegedly makes gas prices higher, which in turn leads to higher prices of goods. Businesses are laying off people to cut costs. However, in any crisis like this recession, there are a lot of opportunities.

Apple Self Service Repair Review

In 2021, in the face of the right-to-repair movement that is gaining momentum in the USA and around the world, Apple announced that they will introduce self-service sometime next year. Now, it’s 2022, and right on the heels of Earth Day, Apple finally but quietly announced the Self Service Repair program without much further ado. But, what it is that Apple has actually announced and what devices that Apple covers in the Self Service Repair (SSR) program?

Mac Studio Compared: M1 Ultra vs M1 Max

The M1 Ultra, to date, represents the pinnacle of Apple’s effort to carve their own way in the chips department for the Macs, vis-a-vis Apple Silicon. But the barrier for entry is quite high at the moment. The M1 Ultra is only available for their desktop offering with a “base” level specs that sets you back for $4,000. The Mac Studio however, has a cheaper version that features the binned version of the M1 Max, starting at only half the price.

Mac Studio vs Macbook Pro

One of Apple’s greatest moves in recent years was Apple’s decision to move away from Intel processors for the Mac and transition to their own solution called Apple Silicon. The masterstroke is not only that we have new powerful Macs, Apple manages to streamline their entire technology stack to their own solution, which is uniquely Apple. Now, we are at the final legs of the transition, the Mac technology stack has become clearer than ever, but there are gaps that need to be answered.

Studio Display

When Apple first released the Pro Display XDR in WWDC 2019, maybe was impressed by the professional grade monitor but was shocked by the $5,000 price tag and there was an audible collective groan when they announced the $1,000 stand that you need to purchase separately. For the Mac Studio, a semi professional Mac that was unveiled during “Peek Performance” event in March, Apple also unveiled the Studio Display, a semi professional display.

Apple March 2022 Event Recap

The neon lights start flashing in a dazzle of colors, the background hipster music blares giving an upbeat mood. More dazzle of neon colors goes around and the camera zooms out to reveal the Apple logo and a figure appears dress in bright blue with a yellow Apple Watch band. That person is the CEO, Tim Cook, and he as always, begins with his signature move: “Good Morning !!”. “Peek Performance” show has started and it is the first Apple event of the year.

Apple M1 vs Intel i9-12900K: Comparison between M1 Family (base to Ultra) against Intel's best

In the spring Apple Event in March 2022, Apple lifted the shroud and unveiled the M1 Ultra and together with it a brand new Mac: the Mac Studio. Maybe it is too early to tell at this point, but the unveiling is not only changing Apple Mac and future product lineup, but potentially changing the entire personal computing game in a very significant way. So we now know that M1 Ultra is the most powerful Apple Silicon yet from Apple, but is it enough to challenge the major players like Intel and AMD on the CPU front as well as Nvidia on the discrete graphics front?

Apple M1 vs Intel i9-12900K: Comparison between M1 Family (base to Ultra) against Intel's best

In the spring Apple Event in March 2022, Apple lifted the shroud and unveiled the M1 Ultra and together with it a brand new Mac: the Mac Studio. Maybe it is too early to tell at this point, but the unveiling is not only changing Apple Mac and future product lineup, but potentially changing the entire personal computing game in a very significant way. So we now know that M1 Ultra is the most powerful Apple Silicon yet from Apple, but is it enough to challenge the major players like Intel and AMD on the CPU front as well as Nvidia on the discrete graphics front?

Mac Studio

With great fanfare on March 2022, a Tuesday, Apple unveiled the Mac Studio and with it a slew of new technology that has changed the game. Again. Mac Studio is the first time that Apple launched a new Mac since pulling out a MacBook Air from a manila envelope in 2008. While the MacBook Air is targeted as the new laptop for the everyman, the Mac Studio is something else.

Google Ecosystem Explained

For the past few years, Alphabet (Google’s parent company) has been quietly building up the Android and ChromeOS software to have some ecosystem features. Google saw what Apple did and found out that the Ecosystem ™ is a very effective tool to keep users locked in with all the conveniences that the ecosystem provides. We explored what Google bought into their ecosystem play and do they match up against the king of ecosystem: the Apple Ecosystem.

Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Apple iPhone 13

On February 2022, Samsung has unveiled their latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy series S22. Just like last year, they come in three guise: the regular S22, the S22+ and the high end S22 Ultra. And just like last year, they bought in new chips and features that aim to compete with Apple and other android phones to be the best smartphone on the market. Let’s see how they fare against their ultimate opponent: the iPhone 13 series.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Apple A15 and Apple M1

Qualcomm updated their mobile chip offering for 2022 in late November 2021. Unlike previous iterations, the new chip has a new naming convention, dubbed SnapDragon 8 Generation 1. The name change signifies a paradigm shift for Qualcomm as the manufacturer uses a brand new architecture for the SnapDragon 8 Gen 1. Since then, the SnapDragon 8 Gen has appeared on the usual suspects of flagship phones: the Xiaomi 12, Samsung Galaxy S22 series, Motorola Edge 20 Ultra and the Oneplus 11 Pro.

iPhone: 15 years later. a Retrospective

On January 9th 2007, during an Apple event, Steve Job talked about Apple introducing three new devices: a new iPod, an telephone and internet communication device. In fact, it was actually one device and it was called the iPhone. It was one of a kind device and it captured the world’s imagination. 15 years since then, the iPhone has not only transformed Apple from a company that just came back to life support to an unstoppable technological behemoth, it also changed the modern world, for better or worse.

Apple in 2022

2021 was both a year that bring great challenges and great hope. New COVID-19 Delta variant that is both more transmissible and deadly, a new Administration in the USA, introduction of MacBook Pro and the world finally turns again as they finally find a way to live with the virus. Just like in our last article, we would chronicle all the Apple moments in 2022, so this page will grow as the year progresses.

Apple M1 Max Duo and M1 Max Quad Predictions

As of the end of 2021, and one year on in Apple’s Mac transition to Apple Silicon, we are now only left with 3 final Macs that are still sold new and still running on Intel. By sales volume, most of the Macs are now running on Apple Silicon. Most popular Macs are the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, while the starter 24” iMac is a solid all-in-one desktop solution.

The Scramble for Meta - Why Tech Companies jumping in head first for Virtual Reality in 2022

Virtual Reality, the new frontier, according to people in Silicon Valley. So high the importance of Virtual Reality (VR), that Facebook, the largest social media company in history decided to rename their company to Meta, and pivot the entire company to their new VR world, called the Metaverse. Mark Zuckernberg, the founder and CEO of Meta, splend a good one hour explaining the pivot and the implementation details on their new major product, the Metaverse.

Apple 2022 Product Roadmap

For the 2023 Product Roadmap, please refer to the link here As 2021 is coming to close, we take a look back at what is happening in the computing world in general and Apple in particular. So far, 2021 brings us ups and downs for everything ranging from a contested election, the emergence of a variant of COVID-19 that partially stops the world again to people adjusting to a new normal of working in new ways.

Amazon Black Friday 2021 offers

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States every fourth Thursday of November and this year it falls on 25th November. It’s a time where the entire population moves around to go back to their hometown and gather around being thankful for the past year and hoping for the best for the next year. Traditionally, there’s a Black Friday event in the morning after which everybody wakes up in the small hours of the day, lining up at big box stores to get the best deals of the year.

Google Tensor vs Apple A15 and Others

Before we start, I would like to share two stories. When Google acquired Android way back in 2005, Google had the foresight that the next era of computing which started with mainframe, then minicomputers, then personal desktop and later desktop would be miniaturized to the smartphone. Google had a product ready only to be stopped by the first iPhone launch in 2007, which proved to be so ground breaking that Google had to go back to the drawing board and redesign Android to be more like iOS.

Apple M1 Series vs Intel 12th Generation Core i9

In a market system where there is healthy and equal competition, the consumer in the end would benefit from the innovation that is forced upon the producers to win and maintain market share. In the case of Intel, the company has been in a dominant position for quite some time and in the end, their product line stagnated and competitors caught up with their innovation. First came AMD with their Rayzen and Epyc line of CPUs.

Apple M1 Series vs Intel 12th Generation Core i9

In a market system where there is healthy and equal competition, the consumer in the end would benefit from the innovation that is forced upon the producers to win and maintain market share. In the case of Intel, the company has been in a dominant position for quite some time and in the end, their product line stagnated and competitors caught up with their innovation. First came AMD with their Rayzen and Epyc line of CPUs.

Techtember 2021: Apple September 2021 Events Preview

Update: Apple has sent out invitation to the September event with the tagline “California Streaming”. The online-only event is scheduled at 10am PDT, 14th September 2021. Apple logo is in neon white and color themes indicates dark blue, sunset red / pink. Update: Apple has updated their website to the event. If you have an iPhone, you can click on the event page and it will launch an AR page.

Apple and the Great CSAM Debate

Update: The Verge has reported that Apple delays the deployment of the CSAM detection feature after pushback from customers, advocacy groups and researchers. Apple has marketed themselves over the years that they are a privacy first company. They have tried to built up a company image that Apple would never collect data about you, sell data about you to a 3rd party or track your usage throughout your online presence. In a world where the ads that you see on social network, Youtube and websites that you visit are especially tailored to you, and in some cases, in a creepy way, Apple selling point about privacy is well received.

Apple M1 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Update: We also make a comparison between Intel’s latest Alder Lake CPU against the M1-series, from base to M1 Max. Read about it here Imagine having the most powerful microprocessor in your hand. It has multilude of cores on a single die and each core can run two threads at the same. In some version of the same processor, it also has an integrated graphics so you can also run 3D software or even gaming on it.

MagSafe Battery Pack

MagSafe Battery pack on the back of the purple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini In July 2021, Apple launched the MagSafe Battery Pack. In a nutshell, it is an external battery that attached to your iPhone. Apple has done external battery before and this is Apple’s first external battery to feature a MagSafe connector. There's MagSafe imprints to show where to slap it to your iPhone How it Works You just slap the battery to your phone and that’s it.

Apple Ecosystem Explained

At WWDC 2021, Apple showcased new features and updates for the upcoming iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS and macOS which is scheduled to be released in fall 2021. What is not shown nor mentioned is that the features that are demoed are available, one form or another, for the entire Apple Ecosystem. What is the Apple Ecosystem? It is something that Apple makes but does not directly market it, feature it or even mention it by name.

How Apple Can Make iPadOS Better

The iPad was first introduced in 2010 which featured Apple’s first custom chip: the A4 which later grew into a powerhouse of performance and efficiency. After 9 years of development under the shadow of iOS, the iPad finally got its own operating system in 2019 when the iPadOS debuted in WWDC 2019 as a fork of the iOS development tree. Despite Apple attempts to make the iPad more ‘productive’ since the introduction of iPad Pro in 2015, there are consistent complaints from users about how the iPad is too crippled to be use as a serious laptop replacement.

2021 iMac vs 2017 iMac Pro

When the iMac Pro was released in 2017, it was a stop gap measure between updating the trash can Mac Pro (released in 2013 and never updated) and the arrival of the newest Mac Pro (released in 2019). Now the iMac Pro has not been updated since it’s release and Apple announced that it is moving towards their own Apple Silicon starting from Nov 2020. Is the iMac Pro still a relevant machine and how does it stack up with Apple latest consumer PC, the new iMac?

iPad Pro vs MacBook Pro

On April 2021 special event, Apple surprised everyone by updating their new iPad Pro not only with their first MiniLED screen which rivals their top of the line display, but by putting a chip that was meant for laptops and desktop on a tablet. Enter the iPad Pro M1. The previous version of the iPad Pro was known as a powerhouse, and yet, Apple decided to up the ante to stratospheric levels by putting a laptop chip on a tablet.


On April Special event, Apple introduced their latest product: AirTag. It is Bluetooth / NFC enable tracker that utilized the Find My network to locate your items. One would see Apple newest product, others see a behemoth joining the competition, I see it is a technology demonstrator to get more people into their ecosystem. Plug: You can buy the AirTags at my Amazon affiliate link. Audiable allows you to listen to your favorite books while on the go.

iPad Pro

The iPad Pro, the most powerful tablet in the market has been updated on April 2021 with the M1 chip, thus sealing the fate of their competitors. It will be interesting how Samsung, Qualcomm and Microsoft is going to scramble to catch up to the iPad Pro. There is no doubt that this will be one powerful tablet, but the question is will Apple update the software so power users can unleash the power?


On 20th April 2021, Apple unveil the highly anticipated iMac refresh. The new iMac has been completely redesign and for the first time since the original iMac, it comes with a variety of colors. This new iMac is not only a design refresh, but also a completely relaunch of the entire Mac line up and by extension, the Apple company. Plug: Audiable allows you to listen to your favorite books while on the go.

Apple April 2021 Event Predictions vs Actual (Updated)

No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of human/machine interface, there always come interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, the very future of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individuals. from the Tleilaxu Godbuk Predicting the future is a tough business especially when the outcome of the future we are talking about depends on actions of a single company.

Apple Find My Network Explained

On April 2021, Apple has open up their Find My app for 3rd party manufacturers and developers. This allows them to use ‘Find My’ network, which in turn, allows the devices to be discoverable in Find My app. The Find My Network is a part of a larger initiative by Apple called ‘Made for iPhone’ where Apple certifies 3rd party product to be used with Apple product. This includes Lighting cable (a standard which Apple creates and controls), HomeKit, Apple CarPlay and AirPlay Audio.

Is Apple in the Software Business?

Apple is deep in the software business … to prop up their hardware business. Apple makes one of the best well designed and thought out software in the world, the only catch is that is mostly run on their own platform which they make the fat profit margins. But that does not mean that they tried to put some on other platforms too. Plug: Audiable allows you to listen to your favorite books while on the go.

Apple M1 vs Intel 11th Gen Core i9

Update: We also make a comparison between Intel’s latest Alder Lake CPU against the M1-series, from base to M1 Max. Read about it here The M1 chip, the first Apple Silicon, was released in November 2020 with much fan fare. It immediately blow people minds away as it is not only have lower power consumption, but higher performance than a lot of more expensive and more powerful chips offered by their competitors.

MagSafe: Past, Present and Future

MagSafe is Apple elegant solution to the charging problem. It an epitome of Apple design and attention to detail. Attacking even the smallest and banest solution to the everyday problem to make life and the experience of using their devices better, which in the end, give the best possible experience for their device. Plug: Audiable allows you to listen to your favourite books while on the go. Sign up today for a free 30-day trial.

Snapdragon 888 vs A14 Bionic Comparison: Architecture, Benchmark and Ecosystem

Update: We added coverage on the new A15 chip and compared it to the SnapDragon 888. You can read about it here. Since the dawn of the smartphone age, Apple has been the company that everyone wants to beat. And for good reason: despite having only having arond 30% of the smartphone market share, it holds over 60% of smartphone profit share. Apple chip devision which powers the iPhone helps in this regard.

Are Apple Products Expensive?

Go ask anybody, a lot of people will agree that Apple products are expensive. Yet, we go down every place, there’s a lot of people using Apple products like AirPods, iPhone, Apple Watch (100 million people and counting) and iPhones (1 billion and counting). So naturally, we think to say Apple products are expensive is misleading because most people compare their products with lower quality products, which in turn costs less.

How Big Is Apple?

In terms of revenue, Apple is the 4th largest company in the USA only trailed by Wal-Mart, Amazon and Exxon-Mobil. Such numbers is mind boggling huge. The problem with trying to figure out how big a large company like Apple is that they are everywhere. Maybe if they have private military, they would become countries on their own. So let’s go through the list how large they are:- If Apple has guns, it would be like the Dutch East India Company, has the ability to rule a large country.

Apple Acquisitions in 2020

Predicting the future is a very tough business and Apple is a large company with war chest that rivals nations. They regularly buy companies every year, some for the technology and some for the talent. Some of the acquisition will make billions for Apple, some might just fizzle out as the talent and technology is not compatible to Apple. Here are the acquisitions Apple made in 2020 and what we think will happen:-

Why Apple Made Their Own CPU

This is a very interesting question because making your own CPU and other chip is a very tough endeavor hence why there is no mass-produced PC maker does this. But Apple is not like other PC maker. “Think Different” and “Here’s to the crazy ones” was not just a marketing slogan, it is Steve Jobs (the founder of Apple Incorporate) fundamental approach to living and making a dent in the universe.

Apple in 2021

2020 will be a year remembered for decades and stories will be there for a long time. This page will attempt to chronicle everything that Apple did or happen to Apple in the year 2021. We will record product announcement and initiatives that we heard around the internet. The list will be in reverse chronological order. You can read our sister article, What To Expect from Apple in 2021 to read our predictions for the year 2021.

Apple in the Gaming Industry

Apple has already entered the gaming market since the first day of the Macs. Apple went big in gaming sice it allowed 3rd party developers to hawk their apps on the App Store in 2008. Since Angry Birds came into the scene, mobile gaming has exploded into it’s own solar system. In fact, Apple is now the 4th largest gaming platform on the planet. We explore how the mobile gaming has turn the gaming world upside down.

Why Apple Products Are Expensive

It is a fine assumption that Apple is selling the same products and services as everyone else so most people would not understand the “Apple Tax” that was imposed on their product. This has a silver lining of the truth, but the whole truth is much more than that. Just like why people buy expensive tools when there are cheaper alternatives, there’s a reason why people buy Apple’s “expensive” products.

What to Expect From Apple 2021

As 2020 comes to a close and we put that challenging year in the rear view mirror, 2021 is filled with hope that things will be back to what we consider normal. The expectation that people will go back to travel, having events and going back filling up restaurants and bar without fear of getting infected. The tech world moves on and Apple is no different. These are the things that we expect Apple will come and release in 2020:-

How to Afford Apple Products

There’s a few ways that a lot of People can afford Apple laptops despite commanding a premium price. And no, you do not need to sell your kidney to get any Apple products. You just have to be smart about it. Executive Summary: Apple product are always on the premium side of things, but there is ways to own it without breaking the bank The best way to own the latest and greatest Apple product is to use the Apple products as tools.

Apple Ecosystem Explained in 2020

Apple is well known for very well designed electronic devices like the iPhone and the AirPods. It also known for is how well and polished the user interface and software that runs those devices. But what makes the Apple devices more pleasant to use than the competition is how each of the devices works together in unison. This is the Apple Ecosystem and this article will explains it. What is the Apple ecosystem The Apple Ecosystem is a nickname given by people regarding how Apple devices work very well with other Apple devices.

Is Macbook Air M1 Good for Programing and Normal Use?

I used a 2011 MacBook Air in 2016 to launch my first start up. The start up failed not because the engineering doesn’t work, we don’t have enough budget for marketing and didn’t get traction for people to get on our platform. I also started a second project for a company using that same MacBook Air. The product is basically finished and at the last minute, the company decided to pull out from my venture.

Is Apple ProRAW Worth It?

Apple ProRAW is file format by Apple that contains minimally processed data from the sensor of the camera. Current supported camera is the iPhone 12. There were some third party apps that do capture RAW data from the iPhone camera. The difference is ProRAW include computational info like depth field, tone map and such. ProRAW contains more information like 12-bit depth for dynamic range instead of 10-bit for HEIF and 8-bit for normal jpeg.

Apple M1 vs Intel Core i9: A Deeper Look

It seems pitting Apple’s entry level CPU against Intel strongest is an unfair fight, like putting a small boy David vs the giant Goliath, but remember, David essentially bought a gun to a sword fight and Apple M1 is basically just that: the gun in a sword fight. Mindset Differences The architectural reflects the differences in the mindsets of both companies in developing their computing solution. Apple is an integrated systems developer that sells the final product directly to the customer.

How M1 Gets High Performance

The M1 speed up is not an overnight success story or concentrated efforts of a few engineers over a course of a year. It was over 10 years of research and development efforts by Apple because they see they are being held back by Intel. That cumulative efforts for 10 years results in a ultra portable laptop (Macbook Air) which can edit 3 streams of 4k video without a single fan onboard.

How Long Macbook Air M1 Can Last?

The M1 Macbook Air might be the longest lasting laptop because the only moving parts in that laptop would be the hinge and the keyboard. And the electronic components might last even longer since they are not being stressed at all. Now fans does not have a high failure rate since I got my MacBook Air and Mac Mini going into their 9th year and still running along. Hard drives usually have high failure rate after 100,000 hours (10 years) but now it’s all SSD, that failure rate is even higher.

Booting Linux on M1 and Beyond Challenge

If you referring to run in virtual environment? Yes, it does and Linux does have binaries compiled can you can pretty much run on virtual environment pretty much right now. If you thinking of replacing macOS with Linux, it is possible but hacky. If you thinking replacing macOS with Linux and everything works like the Touch Bar, Touch ID, power management and the camera, it won’t and it’s not coming for a long time.

Choosing Between the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch

The new Macbook Air with M1 Macbook Pro with M1 where launched at the same time and with basically the same specs that one would have a hard time determine which one to get. So the TLDR version is, the get MacBook Pro if you want a longer battery life, you need the Touch Bar, and if you are doing a lot of sustained heavy loads (like making a lot of music videos on 4K or color correcting thousand of 50MP photos after an event).

Is Airpods Max Worth It?

Here’s what differs the AirPods Max and other $500 wireless headphones on the market:- It has two H1 chips on each side of the ear. Imagine this is a “smart” headphones. Each H1 handles 6 microphones on each side of the headsets, process that signal so it can produce a negative waveform for a better noise canceling. It also allow microphone beam forming to be a better microphone when taking calls or saying “Hey, Siri”

PANTONE Color of the Year 2021

PANTONE has announced the color(s) of the year for 2021. Apparently we have two colors instead of one for 2021 because 2020 does not count. They are Ultimate Gray (PANTONE 17-5104) and Illuminating (PANTONE 13-0647). The two colors are both independent and uplifting one another, something the design feel that everybody needs for 2021: being independent and uplifting each other through what happened in 2020. “The Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that color can hope to answer,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

The drawbacks of Apple M1

Drawbacks of the Apple M1 is there, but there’s a few at this point. For most people, it’s not really that important, but for some, it’s a deal breaker. It’s a first gen product. This will be the slowest, least powerful M-series chip that Apple is going to make. Things will get a lot faster when they optimize the chip and the software exclusively to Apple Silicon. Right now, Apple needs to maintain two separate build for its software: Intel and Apple Silicon

Apple M1 Roadmap

Update Cpu-monkey has reported the emergence of ‘M1X’ chip that featured 12-core CPU and 16-core GPU. Original story: In WWDC 2020, Apple announced that it is transitioning from Intel to their own Apple Silicon. On the November 2020 event that featured the new M1 chip, it had been said that M1 will be the first of many in a family of SOC that will powers the future Macs. Now, predicting the future is a tough business since predictions can easily go wrong, but you can guess what Apple is working on based on the current line up.

M1 the Game Changer

The M1 chip is a game changer for the desktop / server segment for the PC industry as a whole, but it is just the last bastion for Intel and x86 in a world where RISC / ARM reign supreme. The war on x86 The secret ‘war’ on x86 platform has been going on for years. The war has change considerably since 2007 when a guy named Steve Jobs shows this small communication device called the iPhone.

Apple M1 vs Intel Core i9 10th Gen

It will sound ridiculous, but it will be very interesting to see how a $699 system vs a $600 processor. You can buy the microprocessor, just the Intel chip which is the Intel Core i9–10900k at Amazon for over $600. It comes with 10 cores, and has hyper threading to make it look like 20 cores. Remember, this is just the processor without hard drive, motherboard, memory, chassis, the power supply to make a base PC.

Taking a deep journey into technology

This is the Tech Journeyman. We will posting guides and such to help you get the most out of your personal computing without the complications. We mostly cover Apple, but we give Windows and Linux some love too.