We’re in the quiet weeks before Apple releases new devices and operating systems, so we have a “How To” issue for you this week, with three practical articles. Josh Centers leads off with a quick explanation of how to turn off the new Picture-in-Picture feature of the YouTube app for iOS and iPadOS. Then he turns his attention to one of the features highlighted in last week’s survey: AirPlay to Mac, which lets you send audio or video from an Apple device to your Mac’s speakers or screen. Finally, Adam Engst examines all the ways you can securely erase a Mac’s SSD or hard drive to ensure that no one can access sensitive data on devices you’re passing on. Notable Mac app releases this week include Bookends 14.1.1 and Parallels Desktop 18.
YouTube has finally added support for Apple’s Picture-in-Picture feature on the iPhone and iPad. Some may like it, but if it annoys you, here’s how to turn it off.
macOS 12 Monterey added the option to use your Mac as an AirPlay receiver for audio, video, and other content. Here’s how to take advantage of it.
If you need to get rid of a Mac or external drive, how do you ensure that no one can access the data on it? Adam Engst runs through the various methods you can employ, one or more of which should address your situation.
Brings a refreshed app icon and other improvements to the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 101 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Major upgrade for the popular virtualization software brings support for macOS 13 Ventura and improved compatibility with Windows 11 on ARM. ($99.99 standard edition, 331.7 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)