macOS 10.16 Big Sur

These are the Apple Silicon optimizations in macOS Big Sur

Apple during its prerecorded product unveiling today spent some time explaining the interplay between the software and the hardware when it comes to Apple Silicon. With its latest and greatest macOS release, called Big Sur, Apple has introduced a set of underlying technologies that are carefully optimized for its first custom desktop chip for the Mac, dubbed the M1.

macOS Big Sur: How to make Dark Mode even darker on your Mac

The dramatic Dark Mode look arrived to the Mac with the October 2017 release of the macOS 10.14 Yosemite software update. Fast forward three years and users can now force Dark Mode to become a bit darker thanks to a new setting in macOS 11.0 Big Sur. Follow along with our tutorial for step-by-step instructions for how to to make Dark Mode even darker on your Mac.

How to get a sneak peek at upcoming Apple Arcade titles

Wouldn't it be great if you could see upcoming games that will launch soon on Apple Arcade, the iPhone maker's game-subscription service? With the new App Store features available on iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS 11 Big Sur, you can do just that. Follow along with our quick tutorial as we show you how to get a sneak peek at upcoming Apple Arcade games.

Get this amazing 100+ icon pack for your favorite Mac apps, optimized for macOS Big Sur

With macOS Big Sur launching this fall, many of your favorite third-party apps could be stuck with what will by then be frowned upon as an outdated Mac icon system. User interface designer Raven Yu took it upon himself to solve your first world problem with a custom designed set of more then a hundred Big Sur-optimized icons for popular third-party apps like VLC, Things, Adobe CC, Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, Spark, Twitterrific and so forth.

Download the macOS Big Sur wallpapers for desktop, iPhone, iPad

Today at WWDC 2020, all new upgrades were announced for macOS, including the ability to download and install iOS and iPadOS apps on upcoming machines featuring ARM SoC architecture. Other macOS improvements include a new translucent based UI element and features that bring iPadOS and macOS even closer together. With each new upgrade we see incredible, new wallpapers.

The following macOS Big Sur wallpapers are sized not only for desktop, but also iPad and iPhone. Find ten new wallpapers ready for your devices, big and small.

Apple announces macOS 10.16 is called Big Sur

Apple's promotional image for the macOS Big Sur software update for Mac computers

Apple has filed for dozens upon dozens of California-themed trademark applications for macOS names over the years, some of which like Yosemite, Sierra and Mojave were indeed used for major macOS releases. And today at the WWDC 2020 keynote, software engineering chief Craig Federighi announced that the official code-name for macOS 10.16 is "Big Sur".