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Here’s how you can watch Apple’s “Unleashed” Mac event

Apple sent out invitations to its "Unleashed" Mac event last week. We're expecting Apple to announce a redesigned MacBook Pro, a Mac Mini, and potentially the AirPods 3rd Gen at the event, along with the public release date for macOS 12 Monterey. Like other recent Apple events, this event will be held virtually, and you'll...

macOS Monterey review: The calm after Big Sur

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey, along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 during WWDC21. This year's release comes loaded with small improvements and new features across the OS. We were expecting the lack of major changes in this release. Last year's macOS 11 Big Sur fully redesigned the entire operating system,...

How to use Portrait mode in FaceTime on macOS Monterey

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey along with iOS 15 and other Apple OS updates during WWDC21. While supported iPhone users can now get their hands on the latest and greatest Apple mobile operating system, Mac users will have a wait a bit more. In the meantime, you could take a look at the best apps...

Tips and tricks for getting the most out of Photos for Mac

The Photos app on the Mac got a user interface (UI) refresh with the introduction of macOS 11 Big Sur last year. Whether you have a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or any other Mac model, the Photos app offers the same tools that let users unleash their creative sides. While it's lacking some features, when...

Three new macOS Monterey features that we love, and three changes that we’re still waiting for

Apple unveiled macOS 12 Monterey along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 during WWDC21, back in June. While they're not the biggest, most packed updates we've seen from Apple, they do include some interesting changes and features that supercharge the Mac. macOS 12 Monterey will be released later this fall, potentially along...

Everything you need to know about the new Safari in macOS Monterey

Apple introduced macOS 12 Monterey during WWDC21, back in June. The first developer beta was released later that day, along with those for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. Whether you have the latest MacBook Pro or a slightly older, less capable Mac, macOS 12 Monterey will bring big improvements to our...

These are the Best Macs right now: MacBook Air, M1 iMac, and more!

Apple computers — Macs —are known for how durable and solid they are, from the inside out. The hardware is built with premium materials that take years to actually show their age. And they receive software updates for over half a decade nowadays. So when you buy a Mac you know you're investing in an...

First 10 things to do with an M1 Mac

For a long time, Apple depended on Intel to provide processors for its Macs. However, that all changed about a year ago in November 2020. On the 10th of that month, Apple announced its own SoC (system-on-chip), the M1 chip. Particularly designed for the Mac, the M1 chip offers tremendous power while running efficiently, energy-wise....

A complete guide to Shortcuts on macOS

We rely on technology to make our lives easier, to take shortcuts and avoid longer routes. But even through the use of tech, there are ways to simplify our workflows even further, whether we’re students or employees. Shortcuts is a first-party Apple app that was first introduced in iOS 12. This extraordinarily capable app has...

Microsoft says it won’t support Windows 11 on M1 Macs

A Microsoft spokesperson has told The Register that running Windows 11 on a PC with an Apple M1 "is not a supported scenario". That's it; that's the story. The thing that wasn't supported with Windows 10, and Microsoft never promised to support, won't be supported with Windows 11. To be clear, that statement does not mean...

XDA Basics: How to use AirPlay on Mac

Macs, the personal computers loved by students and office workers alike, are finally getting a feature that has been requested by many -- AirPlay support. While there's always been third-party app workarounds, macOS 12 Monterey will bring native AirPlay support to the Mac later this fall. Apple’s implementation is a seamless, transparent one, making it...

XDA Basics: How to update your Mac

Macs are becoming increasingly more popular, and with education discounts, college students may come across some pretty tempting deals. macOS is what makes the Mac so great -- it’s a hybrid of simple and powerful. Getting started with the OS is nowhere as complicated as other desktop operating systems, and it’s just smooth to use. This...