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macOS Monterey: Release date, features, privacy, and more

Originally unveiled in June 2021 at Apple's virtual WWDC event, macOS Monterey is the current iteration of macOS. The previous official version of macOS was Big Sur, which saw huge visual changes and usability improvements. In comparison, macOS Monterey is a smaller update, focusing on performance and privacy. In addition, Safari is also getting a...

A complete guide to Apple Subscription Services: Pricing, Availability, and more

Apple has a long history when it comes to online services -- both free and paid ones. Over time, some were discontinued, while others have evolved into upgraded versions that better serve the modern world and suit users' needs. One of the most known services today is iCloud. It allows users to store up to...

Apple has patched a macOS Monterey bug that bricked some Macs

Apple released macOS 12 Monterey to the public last month. While this new update comes packed with plenty of goods, it brought some unpleasant surprises to the table. Some users with older Macs -- particularly ones with the T2 chip -- ended up with dead machines after the update. Thankfully, Apple has patched macOS Monterey's bricking...

TestFlight finally lands on macOS Monterey for all users

Apple announced a few months ago that its beta testing tool -- TestFlight -- is coming to macOS. It first released the app in beta for developers to test back in August, but the public can finally start using it now, too. Just like other Apple software, TestFlight is available to download from the Mac...

macOS 12 Monterey is bricking some older Macs, so you may want to hold off on the update

Apple released macOS 12 Monterey to the public early last week. This major version was first revealed during the opening keynote of WWDC21, back in June. It had been in beta testing since then to ensure a smooth experience for the public. Ironically, it seems like the stable build has been bricking some users' older...

macOS 12.1 beta brings back SharePlay support, but still no sign of Universal Control

Apple has released the first beta of macOS 12.1 Monterey for both developers and public testers. This update comes after the public release of macOS 12.0.1 early last week. The latest build brings back SharePlay support, a feature that is missing in the initial stable build. However, there's still no sign of Universal Control, which...

Can’t tolerate the MacBook Pro notch? Here’s how to make living with it easier

Apple revealed new professional laptops earlier this month during its "Unleashed" Mac event. These new MacBook Pro models come with a notch, similar to that on Face ID iPhones. However, the new MacBook Pro models don't include a TrueDepth camera, so they're still equipped with Touch ID rather than Face ID. Plenty of users have complained...

How to use Quick Note on macOS Monterey and iOS 15

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15 back in June, during WWDC21. These updates introduce a new feature called Quick Note. If your device isn't recent enough to receive the update, you might want to consider buying a new Mac to take advantage of the latest additions and bug fixes. If you're new to...

Apple has released macOS 12 Monterey to the public, here’s how to update

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey back in June, along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8. Several betas later, Apple has finally made the update available to the public today, October 25. While Big Sur was a more significant upgrade than Monterey, the latter packs several tweaks that make Macs even more...

How to download Steam games on a Mac

When it comes to gaming, Macs get a lot of negative feedback from other operating systems' fans, despite them being powerful computers. There's an Apple device for all kinds of computing needs out there, so if you're looking to buy one, make sure to check out the best Macs currently available. Whether you have an...

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,...