Week 46 in review: Apple M1 and new MacBooks are here, Google Photos free backups axed

Welcome to another week’s recap. The biggest story came late in the week and it’s likely that you learned about it from your Google Photos app. Google will end the free tier of unlimited photo uploads after June 1, 2021. After that anything you upload will count against your free 15GB of storage. Naturally there are a lot of storage upgrade plans for people that find the 15GB insufficient – $2.99 a month buys you 200GB.

Apple held its final event of 2020 to announce the first Apple-developed ARM-based chip for OS X devices. The 5nm Apple M1 chip has an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU and…

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