MacOS

These macOS Monterey features won’t work on Intel Macs

The back of the 24-inch iMac. Samuel Axon And here’s the front. Samuel Axon That is one thin desktop computer. Samuel Axon The hinge is easier to work with than what we got in the 21.5-inch iMac. Samuel Axon A page on Apple’s website has revealed that several features of macOS Monterey, the new version …

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24-inch iMac review: There’s still no step three

Enlarge / The 2021, 24-inch iMac with Apple’s M1. Samuel Axon Much has been written about people embracing nostalgia for comfort during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new 24-inch iMac’s bright colors and simplistic design, Apple seems to be indulging in the pangs of nostalgia, too. But the new iMac’s nostalgia is only skin deep. …

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What to expect from WWDC 2021: iOS 15, M2, and more

Behold, the Steve Jobs auditorium on Apple’s campus in 2017. This is where Apple often hosts its events. Samuel Axon The surface-level waiting area has a minimalist design with slight accents, like many Apple products and retail spaces. Samuel Axon You can see the now-famous spaceship campus through the window. Samuel Axon The elevator from …

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Actively exploited macOS 0day let hackers take screenshots of infected Macs

Enlarge CHUYN / Getty Images Malicious hackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in fully updated versions of macOS that allowed them to take screenshots on infected Macs without having to get permission from victims first. The zeroday was exploited by XCSSET, a piece of malware discovered by security firm Trend Micro last August. XCSSET used …

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Here are the updates that didn’t make it in Apple’s livestream yesterday

Enlarge / Apple presents the new iPad Pro at its April 20, 2021 event. Apple Apple crammed quite a few announcements into a short, one-hour presentation yesterday: new iPad Pros, new iMacs, a new Apple TV 4K, and the long-rumored launch of AirTags, to name a few. But for everything Apple executives and product managers …

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Apple will reveal the next versions of iOS, macOS at WWDC21, starting June 7

Enlarge / Apple’s splash image for WWDC 2021, which references a meme from last year. Apple Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on schedule this year, with the event kicking off on June 7 and concluding on June 11. Like last year, it will be an online-only affair as the world continues …

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It’s been 20 years since the launch of Mac OS X

Enlarge / When presenting a new path forward, Apple CEO Tim Cook put the ARM transition up with the Mac’s other big transitions: PowerPC, MacOS X, and Intel. Apple It was two decades ago to the day—March 24, 2001—that Mac OS X first became available to users the world over. We’re not always big on …

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Valve releases Steam Link app on Apple’s Mac App Store

Enlarge / A screenshot from Steam Link for macOS. Valve Valve has launched a standalone app for Steam Link on Apple’s macOS App Store, adding a new option for Mac users who want to play games on machines that are often labeled as poor choices for gaming. Steam Link allows users to stream games from …

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iCloud allegedly locked out a user over her last name

iCloud has had the occasional service issue, but its latest problem appears to be highly… specific. Actor and author Rachel True claims iCloud has effectively locked her out of her account due to the way her last name was written. Reportedly, her Mac thought lower-case “true” was a Boolean (true or false) flag, leading the …

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Visual Studio Code now runs natively on M1 Macs

Enlarge / The 2020, M1-equipped Mac mini. Samuel Axon Microsoft has released a new version of source-code editor Visual Studio Code that runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs like the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models with Apple M1 chips. The change came in Visual Studio Code 1.54 (now 1.54.1, thanks to a …

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