1. Ed7789's Avatar
    So, macOS 12.1 was released yesterday. Here are the release notes

    macOS Monterey 12.1 — Restart Required


    macOS Monterey 12.1 adds SharePlay, an entirely new way to have shared experiences with family and friends in FaceTime. This update also includes the Apple Music Voice Plan, new safety features for children and parents in Messages, redesigned Memories in Photos, and other features and bug fixes for your Mac.

    SharePlay

    • SharePlay is a new way to share synchronized experiences in FaceTime with content from the Apple TV app, Apple Music, and other supported apps
    • Shared controls give everyone the ability to pause, play, rewind or fast forward
    • Smart volume automatically lowers the audio of a movie, TV show or song when you or your friends speak
    • Screen sharing lets everyone on a FaceTime call look at photos, browse the web, or help each other out



    Apple Music Voice Plan

    • Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription tier that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri
    • Just Ask Siri suggests music based on your listening history and likes or dislikes
    • Play it Again lets you access a list of your recently played music


    Photos

    • Memories has been redesigned with a new interactive interface, new animation and transition styles, and multiple image collages
    • New Memory types include additional international holidays, child-focused memories, trends over time, and improved pet memories


    Messages

    • Communication safety setting gives parents the ability to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity
    • Safety warnings contain helpful resources for children when they receive photos that contain nudity


    Siri and Search

    • Expanded guidance in Siri, Spotlight and Safari Search to help children and parents stay safe online and get help with unsafe situations


    Apple ID

    • Digital Legacy allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your iCloud account and personal information in the event of your death


    TV App


    • Store tab lets you browse, buy, and rent movies and TV Shows all in one place


    This release also includes the following enhancements for your Mac:

    • Hide My Email is available in the Mail app for iCloud+ subscribers to create unique, random email addresses
    • Stocks allows you to view the currency for a ticker and see year-to-date performance when viewing charts
    • Reminders and Notes now allow you to delete or rename tags


    This release also includes bug fixes for your Mac:

    • Desktop and Screen Saver may appear blank after selecting photos from the Photos library
    • Trackpad could become unresponsive to taps or clicks
    • External displays may not charge some MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers when connected using Thunderbolt or USB-C
    • HDR video playback on YouTube.com could cause 2021 MacBook Pro computers to panic
    • Menu bar extras may be obscured by the camera housing on 2021 MacBook Pro computers
    • MagSafe may stop charging on 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro computers when lid is closed and system is shut down


    Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
    12-14-2021 08:03 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I updated both my M1 Mac Mini and my work-issues MBA within the past hour and thus far, the install went well. I’ll know tomorrow how well it works on my MBA while at work. I’m not concerned about its performance on my M1 Mac Mini because I know it can handle it with ease….
    12-14-2021 08:50 PM

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