A weird issue in macOS' Fast User Switching feature is causing an unknown number of Apple silicon Mac computers to spontaneously display the screen saver and log out the user. The unusual software bug leaves the user unable to dismiss the screen saver, forcing them to restart their computer in order to regain control of their desktop workspace.
macOS 10.16 Big Sur
Some people have already downloaded, installed, and gotten used to macOS Big Sur. The newness has probably already worn off for them! But if you’re still contemplating whether or not you should, aren’t sure if you’re Mac model can handle it, or just want some basic questions answered, here’s your macOS Big Sur FAQ.
Power users usually prefer to start a fresh new installation of Big Sur rather than upgrade the existing copy of the macOS operating system on their Mac. If you're among them, you'll need to perform a clean install of Big Sur. The process entails doings things such as backing up your Mac, wiping off the current operating system and creating a bootable installer. Follow this tutorial for detailed instructions on how to perform a clean install of macOS Big Sur.
Apple provides the enhanced Universal 2 binary feature to its developers who wish to ship macOS apps that pack in code for both Intel and Apple Silicon systems. In other words, a universal binary runs natively on both Apple M1 and Intel-based Mac computers because it contains executable code for both architectures. However, certain edge cases may justify running a native Apple Silicon app under Rosetta emulation, and we show you how it's done.
After becoming available to customers in Brazil and Germany earlier this month, the new Safari webpage translation feature in iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur has reportedly is now reportedly working in additional countries, including France and Sweden.
macOS Recovery mode is the built-in recovery system of the Mac for troubleshooting your computer. Hopefully, you'll never need to use Recovery mode, but if you ever do, it pays to know that macOS Big Sur has changed how the user invokes macOS Recovery mode on Macs with Apple Silicon. Follow along as we show you how to enter macOS Recovery on M1 Macs.
macOS Big Sur, Apple's latest software powering Macs, has been available for more than a week now. As some people have reported problems when trying to update their late-2013 or mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro notebook to Big Sur, Apple has now offered a fix.
Your Mac comes with the Control Center feature that's similar to the iPhone and iPad's Control Center you already know and love. Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to use macOS Control Center, including how to customize it to your liking by adding or removing items.
The Pixelmator team today released a major new version of their award-winning image editor for macOS, Pixelmator Pro, which includes native support for the new M1-powered Mac computers and the latest macOS Big Sur software, along with many other enahncements.
A new version of HazOver for Mac is now available with macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon compatibility. With several new bright elements in the Big Sur interface, including the shiny new Control Center, dimming the background with HazeOver helps more than ever.
Following yesterday's "One more thing" event, Apple's informed registered developers it's now accepting Mac app updates with macOS Big Sur compatibility. In addition, universal binaries with both Intel and Apple Silicon code are now accepted for inclusion in the Mac App Store.
Following yesterday's Apple Silicon Macs special event, Apple has now released the second Release Candidate of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 to its registered developers. The update will most likely come pre-installed on the new M1-powered Mac computers. Apple has also confirmed that the macOS 11.0 Big Sur software will release publicly Thursday, November 12.