Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature has evolved into the ecosystem-wide Focus, which provides so many options and capabilities that it may be impossible to predict when notifications will work and when they won't. Adam Engst shows you how to use Focus and suggests that you stick to the basics.
Feeling overwhelmed by negativity? Adam Engst shares some 2021 wrap-up posts showing that even in a pandemic-ridden year, a lot of good stuff happened that didn’t make the headlines. He also looks at the solution to a macOS upgrade problem and explains how to bring back the menu command for creating an ad hoc Wi-Fi network.
Notchmeister is a free utility that lights up your MacBook Pro’s notch when the pointer is hidden behind it. It even provides a genuine replacement notch if you don’t have a new MacBook Pro.
Apple has released iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2, with delayed features like App Privacy Report and Digital Legacy. Apple also dropped watchOS 8.3, tvOS 15.2, and HomePod Software 15.2.
While our general advice to hold off on upgrading to macOS 12 Monterey remains in place, Adam Engst shares some thoughts on why Monterey may merit an earlier upgrade than previous versions of macOS. But he also points to some upgrade problems that suggest that we’re not quite there yet.
Apple has officially launched macOS 12 Monterey, along with updates for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 that add various and sundry new features.
Apple has redesigned the MacBook Pro, with 14-inch and 16-inch models powered by new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, along with impressive new screens, improved battery life, and a welcome return to the era of ports, MagSafe charging, and F-keys. The only downsides? Weight and a camera notch that cuts the menu bar in half.
Apple’s next wave of operating system updates arrives 25 October 2021, including macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15.1.
Apple has updated iOS 12 and macOS 10.15 Catalina to address severe security vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild. Update right away.
Apple has updated macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS to fix two active vulnerabilities, one of which let attackers work around Apple’s BlastDoor protections.
Apple has released macOS 11.5.2 but isn’t saying what’s in it or what it does.
One of the few downsides to Macs powered by Apple silicon is that they have not been able to control brightness and contrast on most external monitors, until now.
The Intel-based Mac Pro may be around for a good while yet, given that Apple has just released new graphics card modules for the high-end workstation Mac.
Apple has completed its latest cycle of operating system updates with the release of iPadOS 14.7 and macOS 11.5. Along with them come security notes for all recent releases. Apple later followed with iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS 11.5.1 to address a serious security vulnerability that's being actively exploited in the wild.
Just months after it dropped the iMac Pro from the lineup, Apple has discontinued the space gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse that matched the iMac Pro’s space gray color. Order now if you want one, while supplies last.