Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, tvOS, and the updated HomePod for everyone

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macOS

Monterey (12.1)

The new edition of macOS Monterey includes several new features and bug fixes:

  • App Store : “StoreKit APIs that present a refund request sheet can be tested with StoreKit Testing in Xcode
  • External monitors : compatibility with AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card
  • Notes and reminders : mass modification and deletion of tags
  • Settings : the screensaver now correctly displays the desired Photos
  • Trackpad : Fixed the issue that prevented the touchpad from responding to taps and clicks
  • External monitors : those who did not charge MacBook Pro or MacBook Air while being connected via Thunderbolt or USB-C can finally
  • Mail : iCloud + plan subscribers can hide their address with the option Hide My Email
  • Notch : end of the concerns related to the notch on the MacBook Pro 2021 (options from the menu bar disappeared)
  • SharePlay : content sharing with FaceTime, Apple Podcasts, Apple Music, Apple TV + and Apple Fitness +
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  • Xcode : New version
  • SwiftUI : fixes

Previous versions

Apple has also rolled out a numbered update 11.6.2 for macOS Big Sur and another for macOS Catalina, this time numbered 2021-008. These are security patches, which in particular fill a major flaw allowing apps to override Gatekeeper limitations. However, the editor does not specify whether any machines have had time to be infected or not …

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Two flaws in Bluetooth have also been corrected.

How do I install an update for macOS?

It’s pretty straightforward. You just have to access the menu System Preferences> Software Update then click on Upgrade now. Please note that the procedure may take several hours if your Internet connection is not very fast. It is therefore better to trigger the update at the end of the day, especially in the office.

tvOS 15.2

New features spotted in tvOS 15.2 are:

  • Souvenirs : new design and recommended sounds based on your Apple Music profile
  • Apple tv : new tab to buy paid content
  • Apple Music : Voice Plan with Siri
  • Siri : support for Dutch and French in Belgium, Russian in Russia and French, German and Italian for the Swiss
  • Siri Remote : pressing the Siri button gives you voice command recommendations
  • Screensavers : new landscapes of Iceland and Scotland
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HomePod

The changes are similar to tvOS for the new HomePod operating system, with languages ​​and voice assistant.

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