Despite all the worry among Mac users the past few years that Apple might be attempting to collapse Mac, iPhone, and iPad into a single amorphous product, macOS Monterey still feels unreservedly like a Mac. While Apple wants its platforms to share features, it also recognizes that each serves a different (albeit overlapping) audience.
To get you started, I’ve rounded up some of the most interesting Shortcuts integrations I’ve found so far. Some of these will be familiar if you’ve used these apps’ counterparts on the iPhone or iPad, but many are brand new to any platform, while others are Mac-exclusive.
If you know your work involves diabolical multi-threaded CPU-taxing software, be sure you get the 10-core model. If you know you need GPU or ProRes power, or enormous amounts of memory bandwidth–and if you don’t know, you probably don’t!–then the M1 Max is a better choice.
"It isn't about the 30 minutes you're spending looking at your phone and social media, or the hour on your Mac working on a document," says Ng. "The power of Apple Watch is in those hundreds of glances a day that might give you information that you need right at that moment." Ng sees the larger screen as mainly being about being able to "consume that information faster and easier."
According to Apple’s security support document, the update addresses a number of vulnerabilities with Sidecar, WebKit, Voice Control, the Status Bar, and more.
Apple says Apple News editors will highlight “coverage of topics that are important to local communities, from restaurant openings and real estate trends to big policy decisions.”
Using a pedometer app can be a great idea to boost your walking exercise. This way you can easily see how active you really are, you can visualize your progress in time, set and adjust goals depending on your fitness level and find the necessary motivation to stick to your routine.
Enjoying mixed drinks at the bar is fun, but making your cocktails at home is priceless!
But you do not have to be a professional bartender to make delicious cocktails at home.
Inspired by the classic iPod Socks, the new AirPods Beanies work with all AirPods cases (and more) and come in a colorful 4-pack.
There’s something strangely satisfying about leaving a trail of colorful flowers in your wake as you explore a neighborhood. It’s also one of the main hooks of Pikmin Bloom, the next release from the creator of Pokémon Go, and another app designed to get you moving in the real world.
Either the pro products are getting more pro (read: more expensive), or the non-pro products are getting so much better these days, that I don't see myself buying a pro device from Apple anytime in the near future.
The only exception, perhaps, is the AirPods Pro. But given the strange times we are in, and, more importantly, the lack of going-out, I am not using my AirPods Pro that often anyway. (I used it mainly for outdoor listening, where I need to block out the train noise so that I can focus on my audioboks.)
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