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Apple releases public beta of macOS Monterey

By Kenny Yeo - on 2 Jul 2021, 9:25am

Apple releases public beta of macOS Monterey

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Yesterday, Apple released the first public betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. Today, they are dropping the first public beta of macOS Monterey.

To recap, macOS Monterey was announced at WWDC 2021 early last month and it has a good number of new and very interesting features.

To start, Safari has a completely new design that cleaner and puts more of the focus on the website. Tabs are now more compact and there's a new way to manage them called Tab Groups.

macOS Monterey is also getting Shortcuts that lets you create automated processes.

And one particularly impressive feature that was demo-ed during the keynote was Universal Control that lets Mac users use their Mac's keyboard and mouse to control their iPad.

macOS Monterey users who are paid subscribers to iCloud also gets new security features in Mail Privacy Protection and iCloud Private Relay.

To download and try macOS Monterey, you'll need to sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program.

If you need help installing the public beta, as usual, 9to5Mac has a handy guide to walk you through the process.

And as always, back up your device before installing the beta in case something goes wrong. Also, I recommend installing the betas on a secondary device since, well, these are betas that can be unstable and can have bugs.

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