According to 9to5mac, the Resident Evil Village game has been released in the App Store for Apple computers built on the basis of Apple Silicon single-chip systems.
Back in June at WWDC 2022, Apple announced that the new Metal 3 API in macOS Ventura would enable a new category of Mac games. One of the first games to take advantage of this technology is Resident Evil Village. It’s a AAA title that was made for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. According to Apple, games like Resident Evil Village can now run seamlessly on Mac thanks to the combination of Metal 3 and its MetalFX upscaling feature, as well as the power of the chips Apple Silicon.
Resident Evil Village requires a Mac with an Apple M1 SoC or newer SoC in this family. This means the game won’t work with any Intel-based Mac, not even a 2019 Mac Pro. According to users who have already had the opportunity to play the new game, it works fine on a MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro chip and quite well on an M1 MacBook Air. The project runs on a MacBook Pro 16 with an M1 Pro chip at 1440p at a steady 60 fps, while the MacBook Air M1 runs the game at medium-high settings at Full HD resolution and 30 fps.
Resident Evil Village is offered for $40. The arrival of the game on Mac coincides with the release of the new Winters Expansion expansion, which will be available soon for macOS users.
Tiny Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero computer unveiled – an improved alternative to the Raspberry Pi Zero
The Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero is a tiny computer board or single board computer with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB LPDDR4 memory, 8GB eMMC flash memory, and a familiar form factor: it’s about the same size and shape as a Raspberry Pi Zero and even features a 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible header.
The latest version of Raspberry Pi Zero has micro USB ports, BPI-M4 Zero has USB-C ports. Although both single board computers are equipped with Cortex-A53 processors, the Raspberry Pi 2 Zero W is equipped with a Broadcom BCM2710A chip clocked at 1 GHz, and the BPI-M4 Zero is equipped with an Allwinner H618 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The same chip is used in another Raspberry Pi Zero clone – Orange Pi Zero 2W.
Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero received the following ports and connectors:
- 1 x mini HDMI 2.0a;
- 1 USB Type-C OTG port supporting 5V/3A input voltage;
- 1 x USB Type C;
- 1 microSD card reader;
- 1 24-pin FPC (1 USB 2.0, 1 Ethernet 100 Mbps, 1 IR);
- 1 x 40-pin connector;
- 1 Wi-Fi 5 and BT 4.2 module.
The board has two status LEDs, a wireless antenna, and two hardware keys, including a reset button.
The Banana Pi BPI-M4 Zero measures 65 x 30 mm. The price has not yet been announced.
Fake Safari and Chrome updates for Mac contain malware that steals passwords and card data
New malware called Atomic macOS Stealer (AMOS), released in early 2023, targets Apple users. Using the latest version of malware, attackers inject AMOS into fake updates for Safari and Chrome browsers for Mac.
AMOS is a powerful piece of malware that, once installed on a victim’s computer, can steal iCloud Keychain passwords, credit card numbers, crypto wallets, files, and more.
After discovering the first AMOS threats in March and April, security researchers at Malwarebytes discovered in September that Mac users were installing AMOS through fake Google search ads.
Now, Malwarebytes reports that fake Safari and Chrome browser updates are now being used to install AMOS on victims’ Macs. The new AMOS approach is called ClearFake. Attackers use hacked websites to deliver fake Safari and Chrome updates.
Users are advised not to download software from untrusted or unknown sources – update Safari directly from your Mac in System Preferences or Chrome directly from Google or the Chrome app.
Microsoft introduced the Windows App for Mac, iPhone, Windows PC and other devices
At Ignite 2023, Microsoft announced a new Windows App for Windows devices, macOS, iOS and other platforms.
As the developers note, with its help, users can remotely connect to Windows 365, Azure Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Dev Box or a personal remote desktop computer, wherever they are. A preview version of the Windows App is available for download from the Microsoft Store as well as Apple’s TestFlight program.
Microsoft says the Windows App is essentially a one-stop place to manage all your connected devices and apps.
At the top of the interface is a list of pinned devices, which in this case is a cloud PC with Windows 365, a Microsoft Dev Box, and an Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). And then there is a list of pinned applications.
It is possible to navigate through the menus of other devices and applications, as well as the ability to expand lists. There is also a Settings option. Everything looks pretty simple and easy to navigate.
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