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How to reinstall macOS on a Mac without losing any data

If your Mac is not performing as expected, or is showing signs of slowing down, you could reinstall macOS to improve things. There could be several other reasons why you may want to reinstall macOS on your Mac. However, some people don't do it worrying that they will lose all their, files, documents, or data in the reinstall process.

How to schedule messages in Slack for iPhone and Mac

Schedule messages slack

Slack, the popular communications platform, offers several features that make it a great tool for work. Did you know that you can schedule a message in Slack so as to not disturb your colleague at odd hours. You can use the tool to send messages that deliver before a meeting or an important event. The feature is available on desktop as well as the Slack iOS app.

How to rotate a monitor and use it vertically in macOS

Rotate monitor in macOS

Adding an extra monitor to your Mac can be highly beneficial as it can improve your productivity, and make multi-tasking easier. The second monitor adds more screen real estate, and is normally used in landscape orientation. However, using a monitor vertically or in portrait orientation, can also improve your productivity and is more suited to some users.

How to use Live Text to recognize text in photos on macOS 12

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.

How to watch the Olympics on your iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV

The 2020 Olympics games officially commenced on July 23rd in Tokyo, Japan. As this is an international event, watching the game live isn't as easy as you may think. Due to the Covid restrictions, Japan has banned tourists from travelling to watch the games live. Hence, the only way to enjoy the Olympics is from the comfort of your homes. You can watch the games on your TV as several channels are broadcasting the games, but what if you want to watch it on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

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.

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.

How to make your Mac notifications stay longer or shorter on screen

macOS notifications

While notifications and alerts on macOS can be useful, they can easily become distracting if they aren't important. A notification that slides in and slides out while you're working, can make you lose your focus. Apple did make some changes to Notifications in the latest macOS Big Sur update, but they can still be annoying at times. Some notifications will slide in and stay on the screen, and will only go away if you click on the close button.