RAM bandwidth on the M1 is 400/800GB/s (Max, Ultra), so SSD is still a lot slower. Workloads that need truly random access to large data sets will still be a problem.
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Doubt it - in ten+ years of owning many many iDevices I've needed one screen replacement (done by 3rd party) and two battery replacements (done for free by Apple).
The vast majority of devices, or owners, never go near any 3rd party repair places so would notice no difference whatsoever if they stopped servicing Apple devices.
Weeks after Red Bee Media's broadcast centre fell over, Channel 4 is still struggling with subtitles
Swift 5.5 unleashed with async keyword to fix 'pyramid of doom', plus other changes in 'massive release'
Not (currently) supported before iOS 15
The big problem with the Swift 5.5 release on Apple platforms is that there is no support for the concurrency changes on OS versions before iOS 15 / Mac OS 12, which, despite the rapid upgrade of most Apple users, still leaves those real world developers whose apps support older OS versions out in the cold. It's fine for hobbyist developers, but in the real world forcing a latest OS minimum is tough - even if 90%+ of active devices will be using it within 6 months, that last few % tend to be *very* vocal.
There are some comments from internal Apple people on the Swift forums that work is ongoing to back port the changes but no certainty that it will work, or how far back it would offer support. A lot of major third party systems still support back as far as iOS 10.0, so it will be years before they move to a minimum of 15.0 and make this usable, in the meantime they are pushing forward with a Swift 6.0 which sounds like it might also need more OS support and thus be iOS 16 as a base.
10.8 million UK homes now have access to gigabit-capable broadband, with much of the legwork done by Virgin Media
1Password has none, KeePass has none... So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app?
Boffins store text message inside E coli bacteria using electromagnetic signal – and you'll never guess what it says
Dusty passports, smart tops and tracksuit bottoms: Are virtual events better or worse than the real thing?
I'm on the 'prefer virtual' side - never got a lot out of big in-person events, certainly not enough to cover trans-continental flights and hotel expenses.
The problem with virtual is timezones - trying to do a US West coast virtual conference in real time means shifting my day a lot, or just catching up the next day.
The idea of running more smaller local events appeals to me - a hundred or two at a local event would be much preferred: stream in the main event with one local host to conduct a local discussion.
Where the event is about enabling sponsors to spam people with crud then fair enough - virtual isn't going to work there when you can't force people to watch it. What a shame.
NHS COVID-19 app's first weekend: With fundamental testing flaw ironed out, bugs remaining are relatively trivial
Das Keyboard 4C TKL: Plucky mechanical contender strikes happy medium between typing feel and clackety-clack joy
What would you prefer: Satellite-streamed cat GIFs – or a decent early warning of an asteroid apocalypse?
Conflict of interest? We've heard of it. Amazon on selection panel to choose UK.gov's chief digi officer
I've got a huge old 1600x1200 19" CRT monitor in my loft (put there on the basis of 'might still be useful' at some point when I was upgrading), made a lovely chunky noise when powering on and de-gaussing.
Unfortunately a few years ago we had a loft ladder put in, which had the side effect of narrowing the loft entrance...and that monitor is now staying in the loft.
Samsung slows smartphone upgrade treadmill with promise to support three Android generations on Galaxies
Re: Competing with Apple
iOS 14 will run on iPhone 6S which will be 5 years old when the OS is released, although it can often be optimistic to try and use it on the lowest supported device.
On iPad they are going back to the iPad Air 2 from 2014 for iPadOS 14l
This years macOS drops support for most 2013 machines.
Until the OS has some underlying feature upgrade it's probably relatively easy to keep a device with a reasonable amount of RAM supported.
It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?
One year ago, Apple promised breakthrough features to help iPhone, iPad, Mac owners with disabilities. It failed them
The Apple voice over controls for blind/partially sighted people work excellently when the app developer implements them.
Watching a blind person navigate through the system and apps with the voice speed cranked up is something to behold.
But it is a chunk of work to implement to best quality in an app, and most devs/product owners don’t care/have the time/budget to do it.
We spent billions building atom smashers – and now boffins think nature's doing the same thing for free?
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spacecraft with graphene sails powered by starlight and lasers
Fancy some post-weekend reading? How's this for a potboiler: The source code for UK, Australia's coronavirus contact-tracing apps
European electric vehicle sales surged in Q4 2019 but only accounted for wafer-thin slice of total car purchases
Re: Range & Time for a FULL charge
Your 440V @ 20amps giving a charge rate of 8800 W is not going to cut it. You get 7KW from a home charger.
Roadside rapid or superchargers are 50KW up to 150KW these days, with 350KW coming soon. So at 440V that is 795amps - a chunky heavy cable.
The Tesla 150KW chargers use 480V DC, the higher power ones will be moving to 800V.
Re: don't go with just one supplier
As a home based worker most of the time I got an Openreach based ISP connection as a backup to my Virgin media (consumer) connection. Put them through a dual WAN LinkSys router and I have a load balanced and fail resistant network. Some websites get funny as my IP address changes during the session, but surprisingly few.
Connections are 350/35 on Virgin and 78/19 on the FTTC one, overall cost much less than a business line from one - which wouldn’t help with outages anyway, just might mean more info and compensation.
Re: "and are seriously considering other options"
Ha ha ha ha.
Azure Dev Ops as they are calling it this week is the only thing that has made me pine for JIRA/Confluence. The git part of it might be ok but the rest is super shite.
Wiki that won’t export pages.
Can’t get a notification when a wiki page changes.
Task item editing that needs a save button (hello floppy disk icon...) to keep changes.
Pipeline pages that have changed format about three times in the 5 months I’ve been forced to use this shite.
And they are promising/threatening another big UI change any time now.
Avoid at all costs (and it isn’t even cheap....)
Virgin are so variable. I've been with them a few years now, and I get more of the up to speed than I did with ADSL - but don't normally test it in the evening (but never noticed serious streaming problems).
I did have a long period where it would drop out a few times each week - often mid morning: noticeable when I was working at home. It got so bad (and customer support were the usual chocolate teapot of usefulness) that I got a VDSL line from someone else and a failover/sharing router - Linksys LRT224. That has worked nicely to smooth out any problems - and as far as I can tell the VDSL has been stable (and quick ~75/19).
More recently (last six months) Virgin finally rolled out the 200Mb service in my area (after years of missed promises) and some initial problem I've checked and I've had one outage of 9 minutes since the end of March on the Virgin line, which I'm not going to complain about for consumer grade product. Don't check the other one but the router says connected for 9 days - so something happened.
I guess because the Virgin network is put together from varying quality bits and pieces they bought from others they are going to vary around the country. [Not apologising for them - they are scum on pricing for existing customers, not rolling out new tech until a competitor gets close, (lack of) customer service, marketing spam etc. etc. - but they are generally predictable scum working with shit infrastructure that customers wont pay to have improved.]