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M1 Macs Can Run Windows 11 With Parallels Software (But It's the ARM Version)

The newest version of Parallels Desktop includes support for a virtual TPM chip, a requirement for the final version of Windows 11.

By Michael Kan

How to Stop Mac Apps From Launching at Startup

Does your Mac slow to a crawl thanks to apps that spring to life upon startup? Here's how to disable and manage startup items to stop them in their tracks.

By Jason Cohen

Apple macOS Monterey Preview

The macOS Monterey public beta isn’t ready to use on your main machine, but if you want to get a sense of its deep integration, security, and convenience features, install it on a machine where you won’t mind occasional beta glitches.

By Edward Mendelson

Parallels Is Already Working on Windows 11 Support for Mac

Full compatibility in future Parallels Desktop updates is expected.

By Matthew Humphries

How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

Since Mojave, Macs have featured a built-in tool to make taking a screenshot a simple and easy process. Here's how to capture a screen grab, whether you want the whole screen or just part of it.

By Jason Cohen

Intel-Based Macs Won't Get Every MacOS Monterey Feature

Some next-gen macOS features will be exclusive to products built with Apple's ARM-based M1 processor.

By Michael Kan

Apple MacOS Monterey: 10 Things to Check Out Right Away

FaceTime, Shortcuts, and AirPlay get big boosts this fall in Apple's macOS Monterey, the successor to Big Sur.

By Edward Mendelson

MacOS Monterey Can Combine Macs and iPads Into a Shared Desktop Space

Through the Universal Control feature, macOS Monterey will let you use a MacBook's mouse and keyboard to control a nearby iPad. You can also share content between the devices.

By Michael Kan

How to Unlock Your iPhone and Mac With an Apple Watch

Tired of taking off your face mask to unlock your iPhone? Don’t want to enter your password each time you wake up your Mac? You can sneak past these challenges if you own an Apple Watch.

By Lance Whitney

Online Learning Trouble? How to Remotely Access Your Kid's Mac

A year into the pandemic, many kids are still doing remote learning. And that means parents become tech support. If you and your kid have Macs, here's how to remotely troubleshoot device problems without interrupting class.

By Terrance Gaines

20 Years After the Launch of OS X, What's Next for the Mac?

It's already two decades since OS X burst onto the scene, and Apple has started switching over to its own M1 silicon. What might the next few years of Mac computing look like?

By Edward Mendelson

Why macOS Is Still Better Than Windows

On the 20th anniversary of macOS, longtime PCMag contributor Edward Mendelson rhapsodizes about just what makes Apple's software so unique.

By Edward Mendelson

Mac OS X Turns 20: A Look Back at the Operating System That Helped Save Apple

OS X may be retired, but it deserves to be remembered. Take a trip back with these 14 key milestones in the double-decade history of the operating system that helped transform a nearly bankrupt Apple into a trillion-dollar company.

By Michael Muchmore

Adobe Says Photoshop Is Much Faster on Apple Silicon Macs

Opening and saving files, running filters, and compute-heavy operations 'all feel noticeably faster.'

By Matthew Humphries

Latest MacOS Big Sur Update Stops Third-Party Docks/Hubs From Bricking Your MacBook

The 11.2.2 Big Sur update is essential if you use third-party powered hubs and docks.

By Matthew Humphries

Apple Takes Action Against Silver Sparrow Malware Discovered on 30K Infected Macs

Infections have been confirmed in 153 countries and this new malware can also target M1 Macs.

By Matthew Humphries

How to Factory Reset a Mac

Looking to reset your Mac to its factory settings? Here's how to wipe data from your Intel-based and Apple silicon-based computer and start over again.

By Jason Cohen

Apple Backtracks, Allows Amphetamine App to Remain in App Store

After saying Amphetamine violated App Store rules banning apps that encourage the consumption or sale of drugs, Apple reversed its decision and will allow the sleep-mode app to remain.

By Brittany Vincent

How MacOS Big Sur Improves Your Favorite Built-In Apple Apps

The latest update to macOS beefs up several popular applications. Here is everything Big Sur adds to improve Safari, Messages, Maps, Reminders, and Voice Memos.

By Lance Whitney

Apple MacOS Big Sur: 9 Settings to Tweak and Features to Try

Big Sur brings a fresh look, as well as new controls and customization options to macOS. Our tips outline how to make the most of Apple's latest operating system.

By Lance Whitney