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Issue 19.6 ('Memorable Passwords')
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Issue: 19.6 (November/December 2021)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: When xDev publisher Marc Zeedar was a kid he used to create magazines just for fun. Now he's doing it for a living!
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The end of 2021 is in sight. Is it just me or did this year flash by, while 2020 took forever?

New Macs

If you've been sleeping, Apple just released new "pro" laptops using Apple Silicon, with souped-up chips based on last year's terrific M1. The M1 Pro and Max are bigger chips that support pro-level features like enabling more memory, faster memory bandwidth, more CPU cores, and more GPUs.

While these features won't necessarily make using Xojo much faster, they will let you work on more things at once without slowing down your workflow. If you hesitated getting an M1 last year as you wanted a more capable computer, it's now here. The new laptops feature better screens, more ports, and the return MagSafe, Apple's magnetic charging connector. I hope to write about them more next issue when I get my hands on one.

In This Issue

For the holidays, Monkeybread Software's Stefanie Juchmes brings us a tutorial on making an animated Christmas tree. She's also got a neat article showing tons of cool things you can do with the DynaPDF plugin.

Eugene is back with his cryptography series, this time explaining the Vigenere Cipher.

We also have an update from Geoff Perlman explaining the return of compiling for Mac on Windows and Linux.

Finally, I explain a little app I wrote that helps you generate passwords you can actually memorize.

In our columns, we cover SQLite, Xojo's latest release, GraphicsMagick, Xojo's new PDF features, and much more. Enjoy!

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