Curious about how long you can expect a Mac to receive macOS updates? Ars Technica has compiled that data from 1998 through 2016—it’s a fascinating look at how chip transitions affect compatibility.
Even though its next-generation operating systems are around the corner, Apple has issued minor updates for its current releases to fix bugs, plug security holes, and add a few tiny features to the TV app.
Apple has turbocharged iPad multitasking in the upcoming iPadOS 16 with Stage Manager, a new feature that introduces Mac-style windowing. It also provides external display support that does more than mirror the iPad screen. A version of Stage Manager is coming in macOS 13 Ventura, as well. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tried Stage Manager on both platforms.
Apple has opened public betas of its next-generation operating systems, but remember that these aren’t for everyday use. Only install on devices that you can dedicate to testing!
The redesigned M2 MacBook Air is available to order now, but ship dates have already slipped to mid-August. There are also concerns about thermal throttling with the M2 chip with extremely processor-intensive tasks.
macOS 12.4 Monterey removed colorful flag icons that made it easy to see the keyboard input menu. If that’s a problem for you, here’s how you can get them back.
If you’re still running macOS 11 Big Sur, it’s worth updating to the quietly released version 11.6.7, which fixes a problem that prevented email apps from opening attachments. It may also help clear Time Machine blockages, but it could also introduce problems by removing Rosetta from M1 Macs.
The new M2-based 13-inch MacBook Pro is available to order now and will arrive on June 24th.
Although there’s much to look forward to in macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, and iPadOS 16, there are also some features that had us scratching our heads, wondering what had gotten into the Cupertino drinking water.
Apple’s upcoming operating systems have a long list of supported models, but devils dance in the details. Macs from 2015 and 2016 fall by the wayside, and older devices that are generally compatible won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features, reasonably enough. Read on to find out what you might be missing.
It will take time to digest some of the more far-reaching features that Apple announced in its WWDC 2022 keynote, but many will likely make you—like us—immediately say, “It’s about time!”
At Apple’s WWDC keynote, the company threw back the curtain on its next-generation chip—the M2—and a pair of laptops that use it, including a completely redesigned MacBook Air and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple has pre-announced some exciting new accessibility features for its future operating systems, several of which may be highly useful for non-disabled users.
If you have an old Mac gathering dust, Google may be able to return it to active use. Its free Chrome OS Flex replaces macOS and puts pep back in the Mac’s step. It’s a decent option for families who might want to set up workstations for kids or who just want a dedicated Web machine somewhere in the house.
In what may be the final release of the iOS 15/macOS 12 cycle to include more than bug fixes and security updates, Apple has updated all its operating systems with some improvements to Podcasts and Wallet, plus bug fixes and security updates.