Articles about macos

How To Uninstall Flash Player On Windows 10 + macOS
Now that support for Adobe Flash has officially come to an end, here’s what you’ll need to do if you wish to remove Flash Player from either Windows 10 or macOS.

Latest macOS Beta References Two New iMacs
It is widely expected that Apple will be announcing new iMacs this year. This is because the company is slowly transitioning to Apple Silicon and the iMacs are some of the models that have yet to undergo that transition. Apple hasn’t officially announced anything yet, but the latest macOS 11.3 beta has referenced two new models.

Valve’s Steam Link Now Available On macOS
If you like the idea of being able to play games in your home on any computer, then you might be interested to learn that Valve has released the Steam Link app on macOS. This will allow macOS users to connect to another local computer and stream games from that computer onto their Mac.

Adobe Releases M1 Compatible Version Of Photoshop
As Apple’s M1 computers are still relatively new, it means that in terms of optimized apps, there aren’t that many available at the moment. This is critical because if Apple is hoping to convince more users, especially professionals, to switch over to their M1 platform, they will need to have those apps made available to them.

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WhatsApp Desktop Now Supports Voice And Video Calls
WhatsApp has a web and desktop version of its app which more or less does what the mobile version does. Almost. While it does almost everything the mobile version can do, like send messages, photos, videos, and documents, it cannot make voice or video calls, but that’s a feature that they were testing out last year.

Next macOS Update Could Remove Rosetta 2 For Some M1 Macs
In order to help users transition from Intel to M1 based Mac computers, Apple introduced its Rosetta 2 translation software that basically allows x86 apps to run on its M1 computers. However, according to a report from developer Steve Moser, it appears that in the upcoming macOS 11.3 update, it could remove Rosetta 2 from M1 Macs.

Weird Bug Stops M1 Mac Users From Downloading iOS Apps
To help combat the lack of native apps available for the M1 platform, Apple has allowed M1 Mac users to download iOS apps assuming that the developer has made the option available for their app. However, it seems that some users are encountering issues with this where they are unable to download iOS apps from the Mac App Store.

Latest macOS Update Will Prevent USB Hubs From Damaging MacBooks
No thanks to Apple killing all the legacy ports in its MacBook lineup, users have since had to resort to dongles, adapters, and USB hubs to get some functionality back. Unfortunately, some third-party USB hubs have been found to be causing issues with MacBooks to the point where some users have actually ended up with bricked laptops.

Apple’s Final Cut Pro Could Be Adopting A Subscription Model
One of the problems with professional software is that a lot of times they can be incredibly expensive, but then again, these are catered towards professionals who might be able to justify the price tag. However, hobbyists and beginners might be put off by the pricing, which is why Apple could be looking to address that problem with Final Cut Pro.

Mysterious Malware Discovered On At Least 30,000 Macs
Given that Windows is more widely used compared to Mac, it would obviously benefit hackers and scammers to create malware designed to target Windows computers instead of Mac, but this doesn’t mean that Macs are completely safe. In fact, recently, researchers have discovered a mysterious strain of malware on at least 30,000 Mac computers.

Microsoft Office 2021 Will Be Launching Later This Year
Right now, Microsoft sells its Office productivity suites in two ways: a one-time purchase or a subscription to Microsoft 365. The subscription would be cheaper for the short-term, but in the long-run, it could be more expensive. However, the idea is that the subscription will ensure users will always have access to the latest features.

Make Sure Your Mac Has Enough Space Before Upgrading To macOS Big Sur
Usually when you install new software on your computer, the installer checks to make sure that you have enough space. After all, if you don’t, how do you expect the installer to complete the installation, right? However, for some reason, Apple’s macOS Big Sur update isn’t checking for install space properly.

iOS Users Should Probably Stop Syncing Their Devices With M1 Macs, At Least For Now
One of the upsides of buying into Apple’s ecosystem is that you can sync your devices across the board, copy items from one device and paste it into another, and so on. However, if you happen to own an iPhone or iPad and an M1 Mac computer, you might want to hold off on syncing your devices for now.

Face ID Developed For Mac, But Won’t Be Coming Anytime Soon
When Apple brought Touch ID over to their Mac computers, many had rightfully figured that it was only a matter of time before Face ID was also introduced. After all, some of Apple’s Mac computers do come with built-in webcams, so why not fit the Face ID components under there as well, right?

Someone Got Linux Up And Running On An M1 Mac Mini
Not a fan of Apple’s macOS operating system but like the new M1 hardware that accompanies it? Then maybe installing a different operating system could be the answer, and no, we’re not talking about Windows. Thanks to the team at Corellium, it appears that they have managed to get Linux up and running on the M1 powered Mac mini.

M1 Compatible Microsoft Edge Now In Beta
Thanks to the Rosetta 2 translation software, Apple’s M1-powered Macs can run x86 based software. Obviously having native software would be ideal, but at the same time, we suppose we’ll have to give developers more time to create native M1 apps. That being said, it seems that some are wasting no time in doing so.

Apple Removes macOS Filter That Allows Its Own Apps To Bypass Your Firewall
Firewalls are designed to help protect our computers from online threats (to a certain degree), but for some reason, Apple included a filter in macOS to allow its own apps to bypass firewall filters that you’ve set in place. We can only assume that this was done to allow Apple’s apps to run and function as intended, but it’s not so good for security or privacy reasons.

This Is What macOS Could Look Like In Augmented Reality
With rumors suggesting that Apple’s augmented reality glasses could launch as soon as this year, we’re sure that many are wondering what the future could look like for iOS and macOS devices with AR being more in focus. Thanks to 24-year-old designer Dominik Hofacker, we don’t have to wonder anymore.

Microsoft Is Developing A Universal Outlook Web App For Windows And Mac
While having more operating systems to choose from is a good thing as it encourages competition and offers up a variety, it can also be difficult and tricky for developers as they will need to develop apps that are similar across different platforms. Microsoft is hoping to solve this, at least with Outlook, by developing a universal Outlook web app that will work across both Windows and Mac.

Ecosia Is Now One Of The Default Search Engines For iOS
Whenever you search for something on iOS or macOS using Safari, by default it uses Google. It makes sense given that Google is the world’s largest search engine, although we had heard that Google had also apparently paid Apple billions of dollars to remain its default search engine across its products.