The new Apple M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini are out in the wild now with reviewers testing all machines out and reporting incredible benchmark results compared to their immediately preceding models, as well as some astonishing comparisons to Apple’s current Pro machines. Steve and Ben continue their discussion of the M1 chip from last week to analyse these results. In other tech news, Microsoft announced its new Pluton processor being made through a support agreement with Intel, AMD and Qualcomm to deliver better security for Windows PCs. Through a support agreement between these chip makers and Microsoft to embed the Pluton in to the chips they make, the promise is to further enhance security beyond their existing TPM security chips and to block attacks like those seen in recent years, such as Spectre and Meltdown, which exposed flaws in the existing design.

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