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Having Trouble with the Wacom Driver and the Apple M1 Computer?

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The M1 chip by Apple has been making outstanding pushes forward in the world of technology. And with this great new power and the Wacom Cintiq Pro, you can achieve more of what you do, faster. Setup is fairly easy, but if you happen to get to the point of allowing your new M1 system to speak to the Cintiq Pro and you feel you are missing some of the drivers in the your accessibility section of you Apple OS X, use this guide to assist you through enabling the driver and using your new display and pen tablet!  ...

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What is USB-C, USB4, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4?

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  There is a lot of confusion still surrounding the name and what is the appropriate connection when dealing with what most know as, the USB-C Port. Is it Thunderbolt 3? Can I use a USB-C charge cable to connect a data device? “But I thought they are the same size and shape?”  To clarify this, lets layout all the different names and looks of these confusing ports.   Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C USB4       Wow right? Nowhere closer to knowing what when where or how with these huh?  “How do you tell the difference?!” is something...

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The Areca M1 Driver Update

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With a lot of things changing within the tech world, you have to stay on top of compatibility now more than ever. One example is driver support and luckily a few big names are sliding in with support for their already great solutions to be paired with the impressive new M1 chipped machines from Apple.   Areca is one of those brands pushing along with the newest innovations in tech and today we are going to walk through the install of their Thunderbolt 3 8050T3U series driver installation. Don’t worry, its fairly easy and I have step-by-step instructions below! For...

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The Art Pen, Wacom Cintiq’s & Creative Cloud

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If you happen to have one of the current generation Cintiq’s, but previous generation specialty pens, such as the Art Pen (KP701E2) or the Airbrush Pen (KP400E2), you have the ability to use this on all the current model Cintiq’s, aside from the Wacom One 13” (DTC133W0A). There is no synching necessary, however you may need to calibrate the pen and it is recommended. The process for using the Art Pen’s special functionality requires some settings changes within the Adobe Photoshop CC2020. Below is the step-by-step process in which you can unlock the Art Pen’s full potential on your current...

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Wacom Cintiq and Apple’s new M1 Computers

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Want the brand new 2020 M1 (Arm Chip) MacBook Pro, Air, or Mac Mini? Struggling to decide whether it’s right for you and your Wacom Cintiq workflow? While there is plenty of information regarding the performance of the new M1 machines by Apple. There is not much information regarding the compatibility with various software and hardware.  Many are starting to roll out updates to support  the M1 machines while others are taking a bit longer.  Make sure to check the appropriate hardware vendors' website for important info on whether the M1 Arm chip is supported. As for Wacom, they have stated they will be...

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