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New macOS Monterey News and Tips

12 Oct 2021, 06:51 GMT+10

New macOS Monterey is the new much talked about OS that is set to completely change the experience of most Apple users with new features. The features have made Safari more immersive and capable of being customized than ever. As announced by Apple at WWDC, macOS Monterey is expected to bring robust updates to its Macs and MacBooks.

The latest update is the tenth version released in early October 2021, with outstanding features expected to help many developers. Below are the news and tips that the new macOS Monterey will come along with.


It's Apple's in-house browser designed with grouped tabs making it easier to manage multiple tabs at once. The tab groups will sync across all devices running macOS Monterey and iOS 15. If you want to clean install Monterey to get the best experience of the new features, you should first learn about their functionality.

The Sidebar will now be improved to show Bookmarks, groups, and links that you used or your friends have shared over. In addition, a new streamlined tab bar will ensure that the browsing process takes less space and matches the color with the background of the website you are visiting.

Universal control

Universal control is one of the biggest highlights of the new macOS Monterey will be integrated with. Through it, you will be able to use Mac's keyboard and mouse with iPads. It will also enable you to use the keyboards with other Mac devices. That means you don't need to keep on buying a new keyboard when working with the new macOS Monterey.

The new drag and drop content features are expected to be very useful when transferring content between Macs and iPads. It's expected that universal control will bring integration between computers and tablets that have never existed before.

Focus mode

Focus Mode is expected to apply across all Apple devices, not limited to watches and iPads. Through the feature, you will be able to focus on the necessary things you will be doing while avoiding unnecessary notifications from the sites you had subscribed to earlier.

By default, it will give a few modes based on the activity depending on whether you are sleeping, drawing, or drawing. You also can create and customize your modes that you can make use of for other activities. The good thing with the Focus mode is that it will apply across all other devices on the network after switching it on.

Live text

The live text feature will help you scan text from the different photos and the objects you might be using. It's a feature that will use on-device machine learning to identify the text you are trying to scan from the handwritten or typed text. It can also detect URLs, addresses, and phone numbers that are on the picture.

That's why it will be very easy to make a call by just tapping on a number that has been written on the surface of the picture. You will also be able to open a website by tapping on the scanned URL and achieve your purpose on the website with ease.

FaceTime improvements

Apple is redesigning the FaceTime feature with tons of improvements with the new macOS Monterey. With the integration of SharePlay, you can watch your favorite shows and movies with your family members or friends remotely over the FaceTime call. The feature will be available across multiple devices, including the Macs, Apple TVs, and iPads.

The integration of Spatial Audio support to the FaceTime calls implies that sound will be like it's coming from the direction each of the members is seated. Also, the Voice Isolation Mic and Wide Spectrum will minimize the background noise and filter out any ambient noise letting all the other users hear what's happening.


With the new macOS Monterey release, shortcuts are the best features that will help you get work done within the shortest time possible. Even though you might have used shortcuts on other software programs like iOS, macOS Monterey will give an exceptional experience that you cannot get anywhere else. If you try it for a little bit, you are likely to let go of the other software programs that you have been using.

With the new macOS Monterey, there is a section where you can create, edit and save shortcuts that you find useful for your applications. The app has a one-button-access to an online gallery of them. You can then use your mouse to hover over the shortcuts icons and click on the play button if it appears.


The release of the new public beta of the macOS Monterey has impressed many users with its new features that are above-par. This newest update comes a few days after Apple released the ninth beta to its developers loaded with excellent features.

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