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How to use Quick Notes on your Mac and iPad

Quick Notes is a new feature introduced in the new iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey software. As the name suggests, Quick Notes is a quicker way to take notes without opening up the Notes app. It allows you to jot down things on your iPad or Mac without having to switch apps. The feature can also detect what app you're using, and provide customisable ways to create notes. You can only create a Quick Note on an iPad or Mac, but you can view and edit a note on iPhone.

How to use Safari tab groups on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple added several new features and redesigned the look for Safari in iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey. The Apple browser now comes with Tab Groups, which allows easy management of tabs in Safari. You can create tab groups, rename them, delete, move tabs around, and more. These Tab Groups will also sync across all your devices, making them accessible everywhere.

How to share music or videos in FaceTime

Apple introduced several new features and improvements to FaceTime during WWDC this year. One of these features is called SharePlay, and it allows users to share music or videos in FaceTime calls. With the iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey update, users will be able to listen to music together or start a watch party while on a FaceTime call. You can also use SharePlay to share your screen in FaceTime, which is pretty useful.

Video: Siri goes offline

An image showing an iPhone 12 held in hand with the glowing orb at the bottom denoting Offline Siri functionality

iOS 15 brings offline Siri, which leverages on-device processing to handle specific types of requests even without an internet connection, and we have a video to show it to you.

How to install macOS 12 Monterey public beta on your Mac

macOS Monterey beta

Apple released the first public beta of macOS 12 Monterey last week, which means that anyone can now test out the latest macOS. The latest macOS 12 Monterey comes with several new features and improvements. If you've been wanting to try out the new software, then you can now install the macOS 12 public beta.

The best stands for your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

Keeping your work space tidy is important. There are a variety of ways to do this, and it all comes down to the devices you have in front of you. And how you want it all to look, of course. So this week we're looking at some great stands for your MacBook Air and/or MacBook Pro.

MacPass gives jailbroken iPhones a macOS-inspired Lock Screen

Mac users who’ve always secretly wished that their iPhone’s Lock Screen looked and felt more like their Mac’s Lock Screen, are in luck — especially if they’ve got a jailbroken iPhone at their disposal.

MacPass is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer ETHN that brings the coveted macOS Lock Screen user experience to pwned handsets.