macOS Big Sur

Install iOS 14.8 and other Apple updates asap to protect against zero-click Messages attacks

The latest round of Apple software updates brings fixes for vulnerabilities making possible recent zero-click attacks that bypassed Apple's BlastDoor security in Messages. iOS 14.8 includes security fixes for two bugs that have been actively exploited in the wild. Do yourself a big favor and install the latest updates to close this particularly dangerous attack vector.

How to install the Hello screensaver on macOS Big Sur

Alongside the new iMac 24-inch announcement in April this year, Apple also unveiled a new 'Hello' screensaver in macOS Big Sur. The new screensaver showed off the new colors of the M1 iMac lineup. In the screensaver, the greeting 'hello' appears in bright animation and different languages. The iMac 24-inch features an all new design, and is available in seven colours.

The Hello screensaver wasn't available to all macOS Big Sur users, unless you purchased the new 24-inch iMac. If you have one of those, then you could enable the screensaver from the Display options in Settings. However, Apple did include the screensaver in macOS Big Sur, but did not enable it. In this post, you will learn how to install the Hello screensaver on your Mac.

How to downgrade macOS 12 beta to macOS Big Sur

Downgrade macOS monterey

We recently published a guide on how to install the all new macOS 12 developer beta on your Mac. Now, if you aren't happy with the upgrade and have come across problems, you probably want to downgrade. As a beta, you may face issues with third-party apps, stability issues, and so on. The new macOS 12 brings several new features and improvements, but isn't a major leap in terms of user interface.

Apple seeds second betas of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, macOS Big Sur 11.5, watchOS 7.6, and tvOS 14.7 to developers

Apple started the beta process for the next update to its major platforms back in May. And now the company is moving along with the process.

On Tuesday, Apple seeded the second betas of iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 to registered developers. While there were some minor discoveries made after the first beta was seeded, it looks like this update will be minor in terms of new additions. It's likely that Apple is aiming to smooth out any underlying issues discovered since the public launch of iOS 14.6 earlier this year.

macOS 12 may be called Monterey or Mammoth

With this year's Worldwide Developers Conference set to start next week, we're going to get a lot of answers for questions floating around out there. Of course, one of those questions is what Apple plans on calling the next version of its desktop operating system. It's always fun to watch Apple unveil it, and this year will probably be no different.