Yesterday, Apple unveiled new child safety features that are going to be baked into iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8. The goal is to help protect minors from being abused, seeing explicit material, and more. However, to reach that goal, the company has to implement some intrusive features.
User privacy and security is a major focal point for Apple. Safety, too. Making sure that a user is able to keep their data safe, for instance, is one of the selling points of iOS in general. So it makes sense that Apple would want to broaden that scope, especially as it relates to protecting children.
Apple introduced Live Text in iOS 15, and while it works best on the iPhone, you can also use it on macOS 12 Monterey. Live text allows you to extract text from photos and can translate text using the camera on the iPhone or iPad. It's similar to Google Lens, but is a system-wide feature on iOS 15, and iPadOS 15. It can recognize text from signboards, menus, books, and more. If you're an Apple user, you might end up using Live Text a lot more than you think as it can be quite useful.
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.
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.
Back in June, Apple unveiled the next major versions for all of its most popular platforms. Since then, Apple has been working on the public launch as it normally does: by seeding betas. And today, the newest prerelease software is now available for public beta testers trying out iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey.
With iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey, Apple's FaceTime has finally become a cross-platform service. You can now start a FaceTime call with your friends who don't have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The non-Apple users will be able to join the call from their Android or Windows device.
FaceTime on Apple devices has received some major upgrades with the new iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey updates. Apple added a new SharePlay feature, which allows users to share their screen in a FaceTime call. This was a much needed update that a lot of users have been waiting for.
In this article, we will show you how you can share your screen in FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
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.
Content created in iOS 15 Notes, plus any new notes created with Apple Notes on iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey, may be unavailable in earlier iOS, iPadOS and macOS versions.
Earlier this week, Apple seeded the first public betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 to the public beta testers out there in the wild. Unfortunately, macOS 12 Monterey did not make the initial cut. But now Apple's here to fix that issue.
It hasn't been all that long since Microsoft officially announced the next major update to its wildly popular Windows desktop operating system. With Windows 11, the company is welcoming a lot of big changes to the mix, some major polish across the UI, and much more. And support is in the works for macOS, too.