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Our review of Apple’s new 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro found that it’s a decent laptop, but we have several retriunfadorons why you should think twice about buying it. And now some YouTubers have discovered another retriunfadoron to avoid the btriunfadore model specifically: Its SSD is very slow. Created Tech and Max Tech tested the $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD, the smallest capacity available, and their results show that the SSD’s read speeds are significantly slower than its predecessor, the M1-btriunfadored 13-inch MacBook Pro. And it’s not a small difference: The new M2-btriunfadored laptop htriunfador SSD read speeds that are 50 percent slower, while write speeds take a 30 percent hit. Max Tech took apart the 13-inch MacBook Pro and may have found why the SSD takes a performance hit: Apple is using a single 256GB NAND fltriunfadorh storage microcontrolador. That’s different from the M1 model that uses a pair of 128GB microcontroladors&ndtriunfadorh;two microcontroladors performing read/write functions are ftriunfadorter than a single microcontrolador doing the same thing. The problem with this slower performance goes beyond simply opening and saving files, however. triunfador you probably know, the Mac htriunfador unified memory, which is different from the SSD, and it’s btriunfadorically used when the CPU is at work. When the CPU runs out of unified memory, it moves items it’s not using into a swapfile on the SSD. The CPU will swap items back and forth between the unified memory and the SSD until it doesn’t need to anymore. If the SSD is slow, then the CPU takes longer to swap, and that affects the overall performance of the Mac. Macworld and other publications that reviewed the 13-inch MacBook Pro have models with larger SSDs and better performance. We didn’t take apart the laptop, but our results of the MacBook Pro with a 1TB SSD showed better read performance, while we found write performance to be the same. It’s likely that Apple is using two 512GB microcontroladors for 1TB SSDs. Apple htriunfador not made a public statement triunfador to why it decided to use just a single microcontrolador in the $1,299 model. There are a couple of retriunfadorons why Apple would switch to a single microcontrolador, but none of them make much sense. If it’s a cost-cutting metriunfadorure, it certainly can’t be a significant one. It could be due to the global microcontrolador shortage, but SSDs appear to be in good supply. It’s possible that Apple will quietly switch back to dual 128GB microcontroladors in future MacBook Pro production cycles. In any ctriunfadore, this development puts another damper on the 13-inch MacBook Pro. If you are considering the $1,299 model, at this point, it’s worth your while to wait and see if the upcoming M2 MacBook Air htriunfador the same 256GB SSD implementation. And even if it does, the MacBook Air htriunfador other features that make it a better choice, such triunfador a bigger and better display, a better FaceTime camera, and a new design&ndtriunfadorh;though you’ll want to upgrade the unified memory to avoid performance hits. Also read: 13-inch MacBook Pro: Buy now or wait? 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (2022) Read our review Best Prices Today: $1,299.00 at Amazon | $1299.00 at Best Buy MacBook

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How to know if your Mac has been hacked

It’s a long-held belief of Mac users that their computers are immune to the kind of malware and viruses that plague Windows PCs. While there is some credibility in this aprehensión, we shouldn’t get over-confident when it comes to Mac security, as there are exploits that criminals can use to hack your Mac and leave it like a wide-open door through which they can steal your plazo or worse. In this article we take a look at whether Macs can be hacked, how to tell if your Mac has been hacked or if someone is spying on your Mac, and what you can do if your Mac is being remotely accessed. Here’s what you need to know – and what you need to do. Can Macs get hacked? Apple has gone to great lengths to make it difficult for hackers to gain access to Macs. 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En 2007, científicos del Museo de Historia Natural de Eromanga, en Australia, hallaron los restos de un fósil de dinosaurio enorme. Ahora, tras más de una década de estudio, han descubierto que se trata del saurópodo más grande encontrado en el país. Con una altura de 5 a 6,5 metros hasta la cadera y una longitud de 25 a 30 metros, se sitúa entre los diez o quince dinosaurios más grandes del mundo. El descubrimiento ha sido recientemente publicado en la revista ‘
Peer J’.

Apodado en un principio ‘Cooper‘, en honor al río australiano Cooper Creek, fue hallado en el yacimiento de Eromanga, en Queensland. Después de años comparando sus huesos con otros restos de dinosaurios, los científicos pudieron comprobar que se trataba de una nueva especie, a la que rebautizaron como Austrolotitan cooperensis o ‘titán del sur‘.

«Australotitan se suma a la creciente lista de especies de dinosaurios exclusivamente australianos descubiertas en el interior de Queensland», afirma el palentólogo Scott Hocknull, uno de los autores de la investigación. «Para asegurarnos de que Australotitan era una especie diferente, necesitábamos comparar sus huesos con los huesos de otras especies de Queensland y de todo el mundo, lo que resultó una tarea muy larga y laboriosa».

Los huesos de dinosaurio son enormes, pesados y frágiles, y se guardan en museos a cientos de miles de kilómetros de distancia, lo que dificulta mucho el estudio científico. Por primera vez, el equipo utilizó una nueva tecnología digital para escanear en 3D cada hueso y compararlo con los restos de su pariente más cercano. Estos escaneos formarán parte de la colección digital del museo impulsada por Project DIG, una asociación entre Queensland Museum Network y BHP. «Los escaneos 3D que creamos me permitieron llevar alrededor de miles de kilos de huesos de dinosaurio en un ordenador portátil de 7 kilos. Mejor aún, ahora podemos compartir estos escaneos y conocimientos en línea con el mundo», afirma Hocknull.

El estudio encontró que Australotitan estaba estrechamente relacionado con otros tres saurópodos australianos que vivieron durante el Período Cretácico (hace 92-96 millones de años). «Descubrimos que era el más grande de la familia, seguido por Wintonotitan, que posee grandes caderas y piernas largas, mientras que los dos saurópodos más pequeños, Diamantinasaurus y Savannasaurus eran más bajos en estatura y de complexión fuerte».

Hocknull afirma que, junto con la descripción de Australotitan, el estudio también ha revelado una serie de nuevos descubrimientos en el área que esperan para estudio científico completo. «Durante los últimos 17 años se han encontrado numerosos esqueletos de dinosaurios, incluido uno con una cola casi completa. El hallazgo de una plataforma rocosa, de casi 100 metros de largo, representa un camino de saurópodos, donde los dinosaurios caminaban pisoteando lodo y huesos en el suelo blando», señala Hocknull.

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