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macOS Monterey: 40 Tips, Tricks, and Features You Might Have Missed

Thursday December 2, 2021 10:39 am PST by
Apple released macOS Monterey to the public in the fall, and the new desktop OS brings a whole slew of useful new features and changes to apps like Safari, Maps, FaceTime, Notes, Photos, Messages, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Beyond the headline features, Apple has also made numerous tweaks and changes to macOS that aim to make the time you spend using ...
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Had It With the Dropbox App? Here Are Five Alternative Dropbox Clients

Wednesday December 1, 2021 3:19 am PST by
The Dropbox app has a troubled reputation among Mac users. The client is often called out for using significant system resources, even when it's not doing anything in the background. And when it does lurch into action, syncing with Dropbox's servers can sometimes be painfully slow, for no obvious reason. Added to this is the fact that almost a year after the first Macs with the M1 chip...
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Apple's 2022 iMac Pro: Everything We Know

Friday November 12, 2021 2:14 pm PST by
Apple is working on a redesigned version of the larger-screened iMac that could bring back the "‌iMac‌ Pro" name to differentiate it from the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ that Apple released in 2021. The larger ‌iMac‌ is expected to have an updated design, M1 Pro/Max chips, and a mini-LED display, and it could launch in the first half of 2022. Design The upcoming ‌iMac‌ will be similar in design to the 24-inch...
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How to Use Apple's Legacy Contact Feature to Let Your Family Access Your Photos and Data After You Die

Friday November 12, 2021 1:33 pm PST by
Apple in iOS 15.2 is making it easier for your loved ones to access your personal data in the event of your death with the addition of a Legacy Contact feature. A person set as your Legacy Contact gets a special code that can be provided to Apple alongside a death certificate to unlock your device. The Legacy Contact that you set will have access to your Messages, photos, notes, and other...
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Apple's Messages Communication Safety Explained: What You Need to Know

Wednesday November 10, 2021 2:34 pm PST by
Apple in the iOS 15.2 beta introduced a new Messages Communication Safety option that's designed to keep children safer online by protecting them from potentially harmful images. We've seen a lot of confusion over the feature, and thought it might be helpful to provide an outline of how Communication Safety works and clear up misconceptions. Communication Safety Overview Communication...
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Everything New in iOS 15.2 Beta 2: Legacy Contacts, Hide My Email Improvements, and More

Monday November 15, 2021 6:23 pm PST by
Apple today released the second beta of an upcoming iOS 15.2 update to developers for testing purposes, and the software update adds quite a few new features. This guide highlights everything new that we've found in the second iOS 15.2 beta. Legacy Contacts With Legacy Contacts, you can set a trusted person to be able to access your Apple ID and your data (or "Digital Legacy") after you...
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Apple's 2022 MacBook Air: Everything We Know

Tuesday November 30, 2021 1:51 pm PST by
The next-generation MacBook Air refresh coming in 2022 will see Apple introduce the biggest design update to the ‌MacBook Air‌ since 2010, which is when Apple introduced both 11 and 13-inch models. We're expecting a total overhaul of the look of the machine, and this guide aggregates all of the rumors that we've heard so far. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design ...
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16GB vs. 32GB MacBook Pro: How Much is Enough?

Wednesday November 3, 2021 5:25 pm PDT by
Apple's high-end 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro offers the M1 Pro chip with 16GB of RAM as standard, but you can upgrade to 32GB of RAM for $400. When choosing your ‌M1 Pro‌ MacBook Pro configuration, should you upgrade to the 32GB memory option and does it justify its cost? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these two memory options for the high-end MacBook Pro...
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Apple Watch Series 8: Rumors, Specs, Release Date

Monday November 1, 2021 10:51 am PDT by
We're still many months away from the launch of the Apple Watch Series 8, but we're already hearing details about Apple's next-generation wrist-worn device. This guide aggregates everything we know about the Apple Watch Series 8 so far based on rumors. Note that it's still early, so these features have yet to be confirmed. Design and Size Options Little is known about the design of the...
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Apple's M1 Max Chip: Everything You Need to Know

Wednesday November 3, 2021 6:52 pm PDT by
Apple in October 2021 introduced its second-generation Apple silicon chips, the M1 Pro and the M1 Max, which follow the ‌M1‌ and are available in the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. This guide focuses on the ‌M1‌ Max, which is Apple's most powerful Apple silicon chip to date. ‌M1‌ Max Explained The ‌M1‌ Max, along with the ‌M1 Pro‌, is Apple's second System on a Chip (SoC) developed for use in...
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Apple's M1 Pro Chip: Everything You Need to Know

Wednesday November 3, 2021 6:52 pm PDT by
Apple in October 2021 introduced its second-generation Apple silicon chips, the M1 Pro and the M1 Max, which follow the ‌M1‌ and are available in the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. This guide focuses on the ‌M1‌ Pro, which is an improvement over the ‌M1‌, but not quite as powerful as the ‌M1 Max‌. ‌M1‌ Pro Explained The ‌M1‌ Pro is Apple's second System on a Chip (SoC) developed for use in Macs, ...
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How to Use App Privacy Report in the iOS 15.2 Beta

Wednesday October 27, 2021 5:13 pm PDT by
Apple in the iOS 15.2 beta introduced App Privacy Report, a feature that was first shown off at WWDC. App Privacy Report is designed to provide users with information on how often apps are accessing sensitive info provided to them through privacy permissions, such as location, contacts, camera, microphone, and photos. Apple also displays network activity, letting you know which domains apps...
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10 Great macOS Monterey Features Worth Upgrading For

Monday October 25, 2021 4:12 pm PDT by
Apple today released macOS Monterey to the public after several months of beta testing, and it brings a whole slew of useful new features and changes to apps like Safari, Maps, FaceTime, Notes, Photos, Messages, and More, along with some great quality of life improvements. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite ‌macOS Monterey‌ features,...
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iOS 15.1 Features: Everything New in iOS 15.1

Monday October 25, 2021 3:02 pm PDT by
Apple today released iOS 15.1, the first major update to the iOS 15 operating system that was released in September. iOS 15.1 introduces new features that were delayed from ‌iOS 15‌ plus it adds camera improvements for iPhone 13 Pro users. This guide highlights everything that's been added in the iOS 15.1 update. SharePlay Integrated into the FaceTime app, SharePlay is a feature that's...
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AirPods 2 vs. AirPods 3 Buyer's Guide: Should You Upgrade?

Wednesday November 10, 2021 11:06 am PST by
Earlier this year, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring spatial audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensor controls, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more. Apple continues to sell the second-generation AirPods that it introduced in March 2019, now for the lower price of $129. This makes them the entry-level model in the AirPods...
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AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:56 am PST by
Earlier this year, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring spatial audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensor controls, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more. Should you consider purchasing the $179 third-generation AirPods, or do you need the higher-end AirPods Pro, which sell for $249? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to...
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13-Inch MacBook Pro vs. 14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:53 am PST by
Apple recently announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro...
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M1 Pro vs. M1 Max Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:26 am PST by
Apple recently announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pros, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. The new machines contain one of two all-new scaled-up variants of the M1 System on Chip (SoC), the M1 Pro or the M1 Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...
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14-Inch MacBook Pro vs. 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:14 am PST by
Apple recently announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, with the new machines featuring a complete redesign, the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, larger mini-LED displays with ProMotion, an HDMI port and SD card slot, full-sized function keys, and more. The redesigned MacBook Pro is available in all-new 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. Despite both being high-end models, the 14- and...
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What to Expect From October 18 'Unleashed' Apple Event: New MacBook Pros, AirPods 3 and More

Friday October 15, 2021 3:10 pm PDT by
Apple's first fall event of 2021 focused on the iPhone and the Apple Watch, but the second, set to be held on Monday, October 18, is expected to be Mac-centric. The upcoming event will see the debut of the highly anticipated 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, plus we could also get refreshed AirPods and a new Mac mini. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. This guide...