Mac utility Homebrew lastly will get native Apple Silicon and M1 help

Users can install Homebrew via the Terminal in macOS.

Enlarge / Customers can set up Homebrew by way of the Terminal in macOS. (credit score: Samuel Axon)

Common Mac device Homebrew has lengthy been utilized by builders and others for bundle administration on macOS, however as we lamented in our first M1 Mac assessment, it did not help Apple Silicon when Apple’s new Macs first launched late final 12 months. Now, with the discharge of Homebrew 3.0.0, that is now not the case: Homebrew now helps Apple Silicon natively, albeit not with each bundle.

The volunteer Homebrew group made the announcement on the Homebrew weblog alongside at the moment’s launch. Whereas the native help isn’t but complete, it bridges the hole considerably, and customers can nonetheless run Terminal by way of Rosetta 2 to do what they cannot but whereas operating natively on Apple Silicon. The Homebrew weblog publish says “we welcome your assist” in offering bottles for all packages shifting ahead.

This is the complete bullet level on Apple Silicon within the Homebrew 3.0.Zero launch notes:

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Apple’s M1 MacBook Air has that Apple Silicon magic

Hey, my macro lens still works!

Enlarge / Hey, my macro lens nonetheless works! (credit score: Lee Hutchinson)

The brand new M1-powered MacBook Air is hilariously quick, and the battery lasts a long-ass time.

For those who cease studying this assessment instantly after this, then know that until Home windows virtualization is a requirement of your workflow, you must in all probability simply go forward and promote your outdated MacBook Air instantly and get this factor as an alternative.

Assuming you have obtained a grand or so mendacity round that you just weren’t going to spend on one thing else. However hey, when you do, then I can confidently inform you that despite what a legion of Doubting Thomases (together with me!) may need mentioned about Apple’s freshman effort at its personal PC silicon, it’s now my studied opinion that there are far, far stupider methods to half along with your money.

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Liveblog: All of the information from Apple’s November 10 “One Extra Factor” occasion

The splash image for Apple's (probably) final event of 2020.

Enlarge / The splash picture for Apple’s (most likely) last occasion of 2020.

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At 10:00am Pacific time (1pm Japanese) on Tuesday, November 10, Apple will maintain yet one more reside occasion—the third in as many months—to announce new merchandise. This time, the corporate is predicted to disclose the primary Macs that may exchange Intel processors with Apple Silicon, the corporate’s in-house-designed ARM-based chips.

As with the prior two occasions, we’ll be liveblogging the proceedings proper right here. Simply return to this web page earlier than the present begins to see all of the updates from Cupertino.

The earlier two occasions introduced two new Apple Watch fashions, a brand new iPad, and 4 new iPhones, amongst different issues. However the tagline for this occasion is “yet another factor,” suggesting the main target will singularly be on Apple’s long-rumored, lately confirmed ARM transition.

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Report: The primary Apple Silicon Macs would be the MacBook Professional and Air

Apple developer transition kit

Enlarge / The primary Mac with Apple Silicon, technically: the developer transition equipment. The patron merchandise will seemingly differ. (credit score: Sam Machkovech)

Apple will begin the Mac’s transition to ARM-based Apple Silicon CPUs with three laptops—each 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Execs and the 13-inch MacBook Air—in accordance with a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has constructed up a observe report of correct studies on Apple’s plans of late.

Earlier this week, Apple introduced plans to carry one other livestreamed occasion to announce new merchandise on November 10. Taglined “One Extra Factor,” the occasion was already extensively anticipated to disclose the corporate’s first Apple Silicon Macs, and the Bloomberg report confirms that would be the focus of the occasion. Apple first formally introduced its plans to maneuver to its personal silicon in Macs this summer time at its annual developer convention.

Right now’s report claims Apple will unveil at the very least two of the brand new laptops subsequent week however notes that the 2 13-inch fashions are additional alongside within the manufacturing pipeline than the 16-inch MacBook Professional. It additionally says that there might be few if any design modifications to the three machines past the brand new chips.

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iPad (2020) micro-review: Battle-tested and greater than quick sufficient

Final month, Apple revealed and launched the Eighth-generation iPad. You might need forgotten; it was overshadowed by a radically redesigned iPad Air, two new Apple Watches, and different bulletins from the corporate. However nonetheless, that is prone to be one of the fashionable iPads, if not the hottest in Apple’s lineup due to one factor: worth.

At $329 with 32GB of storage and $429 with 128GB, it is going to be ubiquitous in environments the place cutting-edge options aren’t referred to as for, like point-of-sale, industrial use, and in colleges. Nevertheless it’s additionally going to be a content material consumption machine for a big selection of shoppers.

All that mentioned, there’s little or no completely different about this yr’s iPad in comparison with the final. In truth, all of it comes all the way down to efficiency. So we’ll go over simply that at present, together with a number of fast notes on the way it compares to the earlier mannequin.

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Liveblog: All of the information from Apple’s “Time Flies” occasion—Tuesday, 9/15, at 1pm ET

The key image that goes with this month's event.

Enlarge / The important thing picture that goes with this month’s occasion. (credit score: Apple)

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At 10:00am Pacific time (1pm Jap) on Tuesday, September 15, Apple reps will take the stage—seemingly in an in any other case empty Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s headquarters—to announce new merchandise. Usually right now of 12 months, these merchandise are new iPhones and Apple Watch fashions, however within the time of COVID-19, nothing is for certain.

In any case, Ars Technica might be liveblogging the proceedings and sharing all of the information from the occasion in actual time, similar to we at all times do.

Stories and rumors have pointed to a broad vary of latest Apple merchandise anticipated by the top of the 12 months, together with 4 new iPhones with new designs, 5G, and (at the very least in some fashions) new 3D sensors, and one and even two new Apple Watches—one successor to the Sequence 5, and one cheaper different meant to compete with Fitbit.

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Parallels Desktop 16 provides Huge Sur assist, 3D Metallic assist, and extra

Parallels Desktop 16 launched on the Mac at the moment. It is the newest main launch of the software program utilized by builders and others to run Home windows, Linux, and macOS purposes and digital machines below macOS. Its most notable providing is full assist for macOS Huge Sur.

Based on the Parallels representatives Ars spoke with, Huge Sur assist was no small process: Huge Sur ended assist for the third-party kernel extensions that Parallels constructed on. That meant an unlimited quantity of labor was required to play good with Huge Sur—25 human-years of engineering work, they claimed.

Along with supporting Huge Sur for each host machines and digital machines, Parallels Desktop 16 has a barely completely different look to suit the completely different look Apple has gone with in Huge Sur.

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