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2024-01-06 Apple M3 Ultra/M4 Ultra: What to Expect for Computing Grunt in 2024

2024-01-03 Apple Macbook Pro M3 Max: Breakneck Speed and a Fun-Killing Fan

2024-01-01 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Fan Noise, How Loud is Too Loud?

2023-12-28 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Noisy with full GPU Usage

2023-12-27 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max, 16/14-inch Models: Test Results Finalized

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Real World Photoshop: Make Multi-Res Image Series

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Real World Photoshop: Make Multi-Res Image Series

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Adobe Lightroom Import/Export

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Focus Stacking with Zerene Stacker

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: SHA512 Hashing + icj verify

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Adobe Camera Raw: RAW to JPEG for Sony A7R IV, Fujifilm GFX100S, PhaseOne IQ4 150, Nikon D850

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Photoshop Benchmarks Including Filters

2023-12-19 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Panorama Assembly in PTGui and Photoshop

2023-12-18 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Performance Overview (video) 📹

2023-12-18 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Adobe Camera Raw AI Denoise + Enhance Details

2023-12-18 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Noisy with full GPU Usage

2023-12-16 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Raw Computing Grunt vs Mac Pro M2 Ultra, 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

2023-12-13 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Arriving for Testing

2023-11-27 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc35

2023-11-15 Huge Value in Deeply Discounted Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra

2023-11-10 GREAT Deal on Same 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max that I Bought a Few Months Ago

2023-11-07 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: my Perspective on Apple’s Powerful New Laptops

2023-09-23 Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max: Apple Silicone Case Must be Removed to Connect USB-C Cable

2023-09-23 macOS Ventura Breaks Bluetooth Pairing— “not supported”

2023-09-22 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc34

2023-08-07 Some Praise of 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra and (mostly) macOS Ventura

2023-08-03 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc32

2023-08-02 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Sleep/Wakeup Causes Drastic Loss of Performance for both CPU and GPU — FIXED in macOS Ventura 13.5

2023-07-28 That Internal USB Port inside the 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra

2023-07-28 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc31 + DiskTester Java and other tools

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Blog posts

2024

2024-01-06 Apple M3 Ultra/M4 Ultra: What to Expect for Computing Grunt in 2024

2024-01-03 Apple Macbook Pro M3 Max: Breakneck Speed and a Fun-Killing Fan

2024-01-01 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Fan Noise, How Loud is Too Loud?

2023

2023-12-28 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Noisy with full GPU Usage

2023-12-27 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max, 16/14-inch Models: Test Results Finalized

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Real World Photoshop: Make Multi-Res Image Series

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Real World Photoshop: Make Multi-Res Image Series

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Adobe Lightroom Import/Export

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Focus Stacking with Zerene Stacker

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: SHA512 Hashing + icj verify

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Adobe Camera Raw: RAW to JPEG for Sony A7R IV, Fujifilm GFX100S, PhaseOne IQ4 150, Nikon D850

2023-12-20 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Photoshop Benchmarks Including Filters

2023-12-19 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Panorama Assembly in PTGui and Photoshop

2023-12-18 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Performance Overview (video) 📹

2023-12-18 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Adobe Camera Raw AI Denoise + Enhance Details

2023-12-18 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Intolerably Noisy with full GPU Usage

2023-12-16 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Raw Computing Grunt vs Mac Pro M2 Ultra, 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

2023-12-13 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: Arriving for Testing

2023-11-27 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc35

2023-11-15 Huge Value in Deeply Discounted Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra

2023-11-10 GREAT Deal on Same 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max that I Bought a Few Months Ago

2023-11-07 Apple 2023 MacBook Pro M3 Max: my Perspective on Apple’s Powerful New Laptops

2023-09-23 Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max: Apple Silicone Case Must be Removed to Connect USB-C Cable

2023-09-23 macOS Ventura Breaks Bluetooth Pairing— “not supported”

2023-09-22 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc34

2023-08-07 Some Praise of 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra and (mostly) macOS Ventura

2023-08-03 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc32

2023-08-02 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Sleep/Wakeup Causes Drastic Loss of Performance for both CPU and GPU — FIXED in macOS Ventura 13.5

2023-07-28 That Internal USB Port inside the 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra

2023-07-28 IntegrityChecker (icj) Java Release 3.0 fc31 + DiskTester Java and other tools

2023-07-20 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max Strangely Slow with Adobe Lightroom

2023-07-19 Slowdown/Performance Variation with 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max... Ambient Temperature? Apparently not

2023-07-19 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: pair of OWC Accelsior 8M2 does 40 GB/sec?

2023-07-18 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Sleep/Wakeup Causes Drastic Loss of Performance for both CPU and GPU

2023-07-18 REVIEWED: 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra (UPDATED with corrected graphs)

2023-07-18 Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Buggy Performance with GPU and CPU that Requires Reboot to Fix

2023-07-18 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Dropping CPU Performance at 3 or more CPU Cores

2023-07-18 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Large Losses in CPU and GPU Performance; Rebooting Recovers temporarily

2023-07-16 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra: Large Losses in GPU Performance Require Reboot

2023-07-15 JDK 21 Goes Crypto Native on Apple Silicon: 4X Faster IntegrityChecker, 2X Speed of Intel

2023-07-15 macOS Ventura Setup on 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra — kills an entire work day

2023-06-16 Parallels Virtual Machine Useless on Apple Silicon M1, M2

2023-06-05 Apple 2023 Mac Pro M2 Ultra/Max and Apple 2023 Mac Studio M2 Ultra/Max

2023-05-22 Deeply Discounted Used & New Macs at OWC

2023-05-18 macOS Ventura 13.4 Brings Important Bug Fix for Apple Silicon SoftRAID Users

2023-05-02 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max vs Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Image Scaling with Topaz Gigapixel AI

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Adobe Lightroom Import/Export

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Assemble Panorama in Photoshop

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Maven Build Java App

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Adobe Camera Raw, RAW to JPEG

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Photoshop Benchmarks

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: SSD Performance

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Integrity Checker Java 'verify'

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Memory Bandwidth

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details

2023-02-17 TESTED, Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: Zerene Stacker Focus Stacking

2023-02-17 Apple 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max: How Much Faster than 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max?

2023-02-16 REVIEWED: 2022 MacBook Pro M2 Max

2023-01-17 Apple MacBook Pro M2 Max

2022

2022-07-14 2019 Mac Pro vs Mac Studio M1 Ultra: USB Speed Differs with many things, such as OWC Envoy Pro EX 8TB USB-C SSD

2022-06-25 Scalability of Focus Stacking: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra vs Apple 2019 Mac Pro 28-Core XEON W

2022-06-24 Reader Comments on Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra

2022-06-24 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Fan Noise

2022-06-22 REVIEWED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra — Now with Updated Results for Photoshop CC 23.4.1 — Big Speed Improvements

2022-06-21 Adobe Releases Photoshop CC 23.4.1 — FIXES Serious Performance Bugs on Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Java Web Server Startup

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Build Java App with Apache Maven

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: SHA512 Hashing Speed Scalability

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: diglloyd Photoshop Benchmarks

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Create Multi-Res Image Series

2022-06-21 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Adobe Lightroom Import/Export

2022-06-20 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: RAW File Conversion, Hasselblad X1D

2022-06-20 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: RAW File Conversion, Nikon D850

2022-06-20 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: RAW File Conversion, Sony A7R IV

2022-06-20 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: RAW File Conversion, Fujifilm GFX100S, Fujifilm GFX50S

2022-06-19 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: RAW File Conversion, PhaseOne IQ4

2022-06-19 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Adobe Photoshop CC 2022: Filters — 2X CPU and GPU Cores and Memory = SLOWER

2022-06-18 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Focus Stacking with Zerene Stacker

2022-06-18 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: IntegrityChecker, Verify (SHA512 Hashing, Multithreaded)

2022-06-18 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Memory Bandwidth

2022-06-18 TESTED: Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: SSD Speed

2022-06-16 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra SLOWER than M1 Max?

2022-06-15 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra Up And Running

2022-06-12 Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra Coming Soon for Testing

2022-05-12 Apple Mac Studio Coming for Review... When Supply Chain Delivers

2022-03-23 Apple Mac Studio Coming for Review... When Supply Chain Delivers

2022-03-11 Apple M1 Ultra CPU: a Technological Tour de Force Joining Two M1 Max Chips on the Same Die with UltraFusion

2022-03-11 Apple M1 Ultra CPU GPU Performance: Fastest CPU and GPU in a PC/Mac in History? With Ultra Low Power Consumption

2022-03-09 Apple Mac Studio with M1 Ultra Looks to Offer Thrilling Performance

2022-02-14 macOS Monterey: Constantly Loses 2nd Display Coming out of Sleep, Forces me to Reboot 2-3 Times Every Day — Thunderbolt = voodoo

2022-01-26 TESTED: Apple 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max — a Stunning Performer That Crushes Intel-Based Macs

2022-01-18 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Here Soon for Testing

2022-01-01 SHA-512 Hashing Speed in Java: 2019 Mac Pro, 2019 iMac 5K, 2020 iMac 5K, 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Max

2021

2021-12-22 Apple M1 Macs: Not a Mature Solution for General Usage eg Java Virtual Machine

2021-12-16 Java for Apple M1 Macs

2021-11-26 Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Should be Here for Review in a Few Weeks

2021-11-01 MacBook Pro M1 Max Shipping in 2022 — Consider a 10-Core iMac 5K with Gorgeous Large Display Instead, and Save $1500 too!

2021-10-22 Fastest SSD Yet in the MacBook Pro M1 Max, but Will Apps Run Things Faster Because of It?

2021-10-22 Only the 16-Inch Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max offers “High Power Mode” for Intensive Usage

2021-10-21 Will We Have an Apple M1 Max Duo and Quad in 2022? Intel-Based Solutions to Become Performance Dinosaurs Overnight?

2021-10-20 Can the Apple M1 Max chip be Scaled to 25 CPU Cores and 80 GPU Cores by late 2022 via TSMC 3nm Technology?

2021-10-20 Apple M1 Max Chip: Apparent Die Size of 432 mm^2 Dwarfs Just About Everything Else, Far Beyond Any Competitor

2021-10-20 The 'Killer' Mac that Apple is NOT Offering, and Might Never  — the Apple Mac Workhorse

2021-10-20 Reader Comment: “what Apple did with the M1 Max, it’s very impressive... Intel is really in deep trouble”

2021-10-19 Big Thanks to B&H Photo — Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro Coming For Review

2021-10-19 Storage and Accessories by OWC Apple 14/16-inch MacBook Pros M1 Pro/M1 Max

2021-10-18 Apple 14/16-inch MacBook Pros Here, with M1 Max or M1Pro CPU: What You Need to Know

2021-10-13 Apple ARM M1X CPU Macs eg MacBook Pro Next Week... Time to Consider?

2021-06-18 With the Delay of Apple M1/M2 Pro Macs, What to Do Now?

2021-05-18 Apple Readies new Crop of Pro Mac using Apple M1/M2 Chip Technology

2021-04-21 OWC Solutions for Apple M1 iPad Pro

2021-04-20 Apple 24-Inch iMac with M1 CPU —  Home Run for Mainstream Usage, Iffy for Photographers

2021-01-22 Will Apple M1 Macs Become More Reliable than Intel-based Macs?

2020

2020-11-28 Apple M1 Macs: Single-Core Performance is Awesome, Multi-Core Lags the Professional Intel Macs

2020-11-28 First Iteration of Apple M1 Macs: 16GB memory Limit Puts Hard Ceiling on Potential Uses

2020-11-18 OWC ANNOUNCES PRODUCT COMPATIBILITIES WITH NEW APPLE M1 MACS

2020-06-30 Thoughts on Apple’s Transition away from Intel CPUs to Apple ARM, macOS Big Sur

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