Tuesday, November 2, 2021

macOS Monterey Available Now

macOS Monterey Available Now

macOS Monterey is the most recent release of macOS, i.e. the Apple's desktop OS for Macintosh computers. It is the successor of macOS Big Sur. The announcement occurred at WWDC 2021 on June 7, 2021, when released on October 25, 2021, officially.

It comes with excellent new features using which users are capable of connecting in new ways, working seamlessly across the Apple devices. The FaceTime facility comes with additional audio and video features. Continuity tools such as AirPlay, Mac allow the Apple devices to perform even better. The Universal Control feature allows users for working effortlessly across the Mac and iPad. People can get this available as a free software update on Macs along with Intel-based Macs and Apple silicon.

Attached with FaceTime in New Techniques:

Using FaceTime, you can find sound even more than natural. On the other hand, SharePlay helps users to get connected with their family & friends and enjoy their time. Using the spatial audio feature, the voice will seem like these are coming from the place where people are positioned on the display.

It comes with two additional microphone modes. These provide additional control to the users over how their voice sounds. There is a Voice Isolation feature using which you can delete background noise. Thus, you can make your voice crystal clear. The Wide Spectrum feature enables the noise to come in due to which you can hear all the noise. Besides, there is available a new feature in FaceTime named Portrait mode. You can get it available in apps such as Webex and Zoom. These take the help of the Neural Engine in the M1 chip for keeping them in focus when they blur the background.

On the flip side, SharePlay is actually a strong set of features that allow you to have shared experiences on a FaceTime call. You are capable of enjoying different types of music, TV shows, movies, etc with your family as well as friends in real-time. If you want, you are capable of sharing their entire display or you can share any particular application. It makes it easy for you to collaborate with friends or coworkers on a call. You can use SharePlay with applications such as Apple Music, Apple TV+, and other famous third-party services.

Universal Control and AirPlay:

The Universal Control features allow you to work with a single mouse and keyboard. You move these easily between Mac and iPad. It allows users to keep their mobile phones next to each other. You can move the cursor immediately from one device to another. You don't require any setup. With the help of the Mac keyboard, you are capable of typing text on your device. Besides, you can perform drag and drop also between the devices.

If you prefer, you can use Apple Pencil also to draw. Then, you can keep the illustrations on the Mac and enjoy powerful capabilities at once. Users are capable of playing, presenting, and sharing any details from iPhone or iPad right to a Mac.

You can take the help of AirPlay for sharing the recent movies and games, photos, as well as presentations directly to the Retina display of Mac.

Visual Lookup and Live Text: 

It features Live Text that is capable of detecting text in photos such as phone numbers, websites, addresses, etc. As a result, you are capable of copying and pasting, making a phone call, opening a website, etc.

On the other side, the Visual Look Up feature allows you to find and know about animals, art, landmarks, plants, etc. You can use each of these— Live Text and Visual Look Up across macOS.


macOS Monterey supports multiple versions of the Macs. These can be used for running macOS Big Sur. However, it is not compatible with a few older MacBook Air as well as iMac models from 2013 and 2014.

iMac - Late 2015 and later 

iMac Pro - 2017 and later 

MacBook Air - Early 2015 and later 

MacBook Pro - Early 2015 and later 

Mac Pro - Late 2013 and later 

Mac mini - Late 2014 and later 

MacBook - Early 2016 and later

We have given here a few names that supported the prior macOS Big Sur update:

2015 and later MacBook

2013 and later MacBook Air

 Late 2013 and later MacBook Pro

 2014 and later iMac

 2017 and later iMac Pro

 2014 and later Mac mini

2013 and later Mac Pro

Collaborate with Notes:

Taking assistance from the Notes in Monterey, you can have new methods to collaborate, make notes, stay always organized, etc. With the help of the Quick Note, you are capable of jotting down notes while in any app. Therefore, you can capture ideas as well as thoughts at any time.

If you want, you can include links from apps to a Quick Note. These are useful while you require a website in Safari or you wanna find a location in Maps.

Using New collaboration tools, you can include mentions and see updates to a shared note with the help of the new Activity view. When you are in Monterey, you can organize with Tags with ease. It is a quicker process for categorizing notes. Besides, this feature allows you to search the new Tag Browser.

Seamless Automation on Mac:

With the help of the Shortcuts on the Mac, you can easily get peak productivity with the apps you use most. It contains a rich gallery of pre-built shortcuts that is useful for automating everyday tasks. For example, you can open the frequently used apps, add a reminder to notify you when you go to the market. You can use shortcuts such as menu bar, Finder, Spotlight, Siri, etc. You can run these at any moment.

Availability: It comes with 50GB storage with one HomeKit Secure Video camera. This will cost $0.99 per month. When it comes to 200GB storage, it offers up to five HomeKit Secure Video cameras costing $2.99 per month. If you want 2TB, you can get multiple HomeKit Secure Video cameras at $9.99 per month.