Learning Mac Computers - Navigating the Mac
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Make Something Wonderful
Apple: Bruce Hall Uses His Mac To See  (1+ min)

Current Macintosh Computers 

Nov 10, 2020  
Apple's M1 Silicon (completely different class of product)

Oct 18, 2021
Introducing M1 Pro and M1 Max: the most powerful chips Apple has ever built

  "M1 has transformed our most popular systems with incredible
  performance, custom technologies, and industry-leading power
  efficiency. No one has ever applied a system-on-a-chip
  design to a pro system until today with M1 Pro and M1 Max,"
  said Johny Srouji, Apple's senior vice president of Hardware
  Technologies. "With massive gains in CPU and GPU
  performance, up to six times the memory bandwidth, a new
  media engine with ProRes accelerators, and other advanced
  technologies, M1 Pro and M1 Max take Apple silicon even
  further, and are unlike anything else in a pro notebook."
Apple silicon M1 chip REVEALED! (Full Mac presentation  7+ min)
Apple silicon M1 Max  4+ min)
Apple silicon M2 chip
Tech Specs - Browse Tech Specs by Product
M1-series Apple Silicon chips (5nm 1st Gen)
  M1        4 P, 4 E cores,   8 core GPU, 16 core NE,  16 GB
  M1 Pro    8 P, 2 E cores,  16 core GPU, 16 core NE,  32 GB
  M1 Max    8 P, 2 E cores,  32 core GPU, 16 core NE,  64 GB 
  M1 Ultra 16 P, 4 E cores,  64 core GPU, 32 core NE, 128 GB
M2-series Apple Silicon chips (5nm 2nd Gen)
  M2        4 P, 4 E cores,  10 core GPU, 16 core NE,  24 GB 
M3-series Apple Silicon chips (3nm) - 2023?

M4-series Apple Silicon chips (2nm) - 2026?

Apple Platform Security (May 2022) https://help.apple.com/pdf/security/en_US/apple-platform-security-guide.pdf macOS now scans for malware whenever it gets a chance https://eclecticlight.co/2022/08/30/macos-now-scans-for-malware-whenever-it-gets-a-chance/ In the last six months macOS malware protection has changed more than it did over the previous seven years. It has now gone fully pre-emptive, as active as many commercial anti-malware products, provided that your Mac is running Catalina or later. This article updates those I've previously written about Apple's new tool in the war against malware, XProtect Remediator. Who needs Ventura's Accessory Security? https://eclecticlight.co/2022/06/24/who-needs-venturas-accessory-security/ Human Behavior Managing Your Digital Stuff - Antivirus http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Manage/Antivirus.html Human Behavior Home Computer Security (for all computers and all users) http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/index.html Phishing -- Do not respond to Phishing. Ignore. Delete. Passwords -- Use a password manager (and passkeys). Privacy -- Block Trackers, Do not give away information. Connecting -- Use a secure internet connection and/or a VPN. Backups -- Backup so that nothing can be lost. LAN -- Take responsibility for things on the internet. Update -- Keep everything updated.  

About This Mac > Resources Mac Support https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/welcome/mac https://support.apple.com/mac http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Apple_Resources/index.html Desktop https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201956 The Mac Desktop, like a furniture desktop, may be kept clean ready for some new project, or like some, piled with things (icons), such that one has to sort through to find this or that. There are several good reasons not to clutter your Desktop unnecessarily. One is that every icon is a running process that does take some Processor time. Upper Left (changes with each app) The Apple Menu - Upper Left Corner About This Mac About This Mac > Resources Apple Manuals (Use the Mac Serial Number) http://support.apple.com/manuals Check Your Service and Support Coverage (Use the Mac Serial Number) https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do System Preferences Upper Right WiFi Control Dock (a place for apps you use a lot) Finder (your file system) macOS User Guide https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/welcome/mac

Select items on your Mac screen https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/select-items-mchlp1378/mac Use Multi-Touch gestures on your Mac https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204895 Right-click on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/right-click-mh35853/mac Managing Your Digital Stuff - Finding "Lost" Files http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Apple_Resources/Finding.html sam.wormley@gmail.com