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#1664: Real system requirements for OS 2023, beware Siri creating alarms instead of timers

Happy Juneteenth! We have two articles for you this week. One focuses on a recent change in Siri that causes timer commands to create alarms instead. Read on for workarounds. The other explores the system requirements for Apple’s 2023 operating systems, calling out some discrepancies in Apple’s lists and providing feature-by-feature details that differ from the overall compatibility matrix. Notable Mac app releases this week include Pages 13.1, Numbers 13.1, and Keynote 13.1, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.74, TextExpander 7.5.2, Fantastical 3.7.15, Firefox 114.0.1, FastScripts 3.2.6, MarsEdit 5.0.5, and Photos Workbench 1.1.

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The Real System Requirements for Apple’s 2023 Operating Systems

Apple’s upcoming operating systems have broad hardware support, but devils dance in the details. Macs and iPhones from 2017 fall by the wayside this year, though a few 2017-era iPads soldier on. Older devices that are generally compatible won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features. Read on to find out what your devices will support.