macOS external GPU support: Here’s the good and bad news

The latest version of macOS High Sierra, 10.13.4, is here, and with it comes a big new feature: official support for external GPUs. There are, of course, some other fixes and new features with this update, but eGPU support definitely steals much of the spotlight for itself. Before you dive into the wonderful world of increased graphics power, Apple has some recommendations to get the most out of external graphics support.

These recommendations (and, in some cases, requirements), are outlined over on a new Apple support page. First thing’s first: your Mac is going to need Thunderbolt 3 functionality, which limits the machines that support eGPUs to 2016 MacBook Pros and later, 2017 iMacs and later, and the iMac Pro. Assuming you have one of those computers, Apple recommends a number of graphics cards and Thunderbolt 3 chassis.

A number of AMD cards make the list, including the Radeon RX 570, 580, P

macOS external GPU support: Here’s the good and bad news

The latest version of macOS High Sierra, 10.13.4, is here, and with it comes a big new feature: official support for external GPUs. There are, of course, some other fixes and new features with this update, but eGPU support definitely steals much of the spotlight for itself. Before you dive into the wonderful world of increased graphics power, Apple has some recommendations to get the most out of external graphics support.

These recommendations (and, in some cases, requirements), are outlined over on a new Apple support page. First thing’s first: your Mac is going to need Thunderbolt 3 functionality, which limits the machines that support eGPUs to 2016 MacBook Pros and later, 2017 iMacs and later, and the iMac Pro. Assuming you have one of those computers, Apple recommends a number of graphics cards and Thunderbolt 3 chassis.

A number of AMD cards make the list, including the Radeon RX 570, 580, P

macOS external GPU support: Here’s the good and bad news

The latest version of macOS High Sierra, 10.13.4, is here, and with it comes a big new feature: official support for external GPUs. There are, of course, some other fixes and new features with this update, but eGPU support definitely steals much of the spotlight for itself. Before you dive into the wonderful world of increased graphics power, Apple has some recommendations to get the most out of external graphics support.

These recommendations (and, in some cases, requirements), are outlined over on a new Apple support page. First thing’s first: your Mac is going to need Thunderbolt 3 functionality, which limits the machines that support eGPUs to 2016 MacBook Pros and later, 2017 iMacs and later, and the iMac Pro. Assuming you have one of those computers, Apple recommends a number of graphics cards and Thunderbolt 3 chassis.

A number of AMD cards make the list, including the Radeon RX 570, 580, P

Fortnite Battle Royale update 3.4 is live – Here’s what’s new

Fortnite Battle Royale version 3.4 is here and it seems to add quite a bit to the game that is currently taking the world by storm. There are, of course, plenty of bug fixes and optimizations being made in this patch, but those are never the exciting parts of a new update. It probably goes without saying, but most players are likely looking forward to the new weapons and game modes coming along with this patch.

If you’ve been craving a new weapon with which to dispatch your enemies, then the 3.4 update isn’t going to disappoint. Epic has added a new guided missile weapon to the game, and looking at the stats, it’s definitely going to do some damage. We would expect explosives to rain destruction upon their targets, but there’s a trade off when using this new system: When you take control of the missle to guide it to its target, your character becomes locked in place, making you very vulnerable to attack.

The good news is that if you come under attack and you react q

iOS 11.3: Five features worth the upgrade

Today we’re taking a peek at 5 reasons why iPhone and iPad users should update their iOS device to iOS 11.3 immediately. These features range from performance to autocorrect – from the most important features for the average user to features ever-so-slightly less important. No matter how you splice it, the update’s free, and it’s just about Easter weekend, so make an evening of it.

5. Performance Manager Switch

Users can access a new “Battery Health” option to stop the software’s automatic performance throttling to avoid unexpected shutdowns. This is not something I recommend doing, unless you absolutely, positively need your smartphone to run AS FAST as possible. Chances are you’re not one of the very, very few people in this world that need that top performance at all times. If you DO, head to Settings – Battery – Battery Health (Beta).

4. App Review Sorting

For those users that take their app downloading and

iOS 11.3: Five features worth the upgrade

Today we’re taking a peek at 5 reasons why iPhone and iPad users should update their iOS device to iOS 11.3 immediately. These features range from performance to autocorrect – from the most important features for the average user to features ever-so-slightly less important. No matter how you splice it, the update’s free, and it’s just about Easter weekend, so make an evening of it.

5. Performance Manager Switch

Users can access a new “Battery Health” option to stop the software’s automatic performance throttling to avoid unexpected shutdowns. This is not something I recommend doing, unless you absolutely, positively need your smartphone to run AS FAST as possible. Chances are you’re not one of the very, very few people in this world that need that top performance at all times. If you DO, head to Settings – Battery – Battery Health (Beta).

4. App Review Sorting

For those users that take their app downloading and

Galaxy S8, Note 8 get GIF support for Always On Display

Samsung’s flagship smartphones have included the Always On Display (AOD) feature for several years now, giving users a way to glance at essential information like notifications, battery level, and the time, by keeping these details constantly displayed even when the device is asleep. Since then, the feature has become more customizable in terms of color and clock style, and even allowing a photo to be shown. But now there’s support for the internet’s favorite media format: the GIF.

While users have been able to choose between preset images or their own photos, the addition of GIFs on the AOD opens the door for displaying animated imagery, not to mention the meme or other humorous clip of the week. The feature comes with a handful of GIFs to use, but can be customized with any stored in the photo library.

https://youtu.be/jKAj_M6ayXI

The new AOD update is available on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the Note 8, however these devices must be running Android Oreo. Once that’s tak

Galaxy S8, Note 8 get GIF support for Always On Display

Samsung’s flagship smartphones have included the Always On Display (AOD) feature for several years now, giving users a way to glance at essential information like notifications, battery level, and the time, by keeping these details constantly displayed even when the device is asleep. Since then, the feature has become more customizable in terms of color and clock style, and even allowing a photo to be shown. But now there’s support for the internet’s favorite media format: the GIF.

While users have been able to choose between preset images or their own photos, the addition of GIFs on the AOD opens the door for displaying animated imagery, not to mention the meme or other humorous clip of the week. The feature comes with a handful of GIFs to use, but can be customized with any stored in the photo library.

https://youtu.be/jKAj_M6ayXI

The new AOD update is available on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the Note 8, however these devices must be running Android Oreo. Once that’s tak

PUBG debuts new Event Mode, with new map coming next week

While the spotlight has shifted in recent weeks from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to Fortnite, the former is looking to win back some of the battle royal attention with some new updates and content. The first, released on Friday, is a special, limited time game mode that revolves around a new flare gun, while next week will see the first gameplay on PUBG‘s newest map, Codename: Savage.

Those playing PUBG‘s four-player squad mode this weekend can already try out the new flare gun Event Mode. Like the name implies, flare guns can be found around the map, and shooting it into the air will prompt an airdrop to bring the team a package full of weapons and armor. The trade-off, however, is that the flare alerts everyone else of the location, meaning battles quickly form over the care package.

As this is one of the first tests of PUBG‘s take on limited time events, the flare gun mode is only available this weekend. Players will onl

PUBG debuts new Event Mode, with new map coming next week

While the spotlight has shifted in recent weeks from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to Fortnite, the former is looking to win back some of the battle royal attention with some new updates and content. The first, released on Friday, is a special, limited time game mode that revolves around a new flare gun, while next week will see the first gameplay on PUBG‘s newest map, Codename: Savage.

Those playing PUBG‘s four-player squad mode this weekend can already try out the new flare gun Event Mode. Like the name implies, flare guns can be found around the map, and shooting it into the air will prompt an airdrop to bring the team a package full of weapons and armor. The trade-off, however, is that the flare alerts everyone else of the location, meaning battles quickly form over the care package.

As this is one of the first tests of PUBG‘s take on limited time events, the flare gun mode is only available this weekend. Players will onl