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Apple today seeded the tenth developer beta of macOS Monterey, the newest version of the macOS operating system. The tenth beta comes one week after Apple released the ninth macOS Monterey beta.

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Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

macOS Monterey will bring Universal Control, a feature that lets a single mouse, trackpad, and keyboard be used across multiple Mac or iPad devices, plus there's a new AirPlay to Mac feature. Safari has been redesigned with a new tab bar with a toggle for two different designs and support for Tab Groups, and FaceTime has gained spatial audio, a Portrait Mode on M1 Macs, and Voice Isolation for cutting out background noise. There's also a new SharePlay FaceTime feature that lets Apple users watch TV, listen to music, and share their screens with one another.

Shared With You, a separate feature, keeps track of the music, links, podcasts, news, and photos that people are sent in Messages, highlighting it in the relevant apps. Notes has a new Quick Note feature for jotting down thoughts, and collaboration is easier with mentions and an Activity View.

The Shortcuts app from iOS is now available on the Mac, and Focus helps people stay on task by cutting out background distractions. There's an updated Maps app with a whole slew of new features, and with Live Text, Macs can now detect text in photos or provide details on animals, art, landmarks, plants, and more in images.

Mail Privacy Protection hides IP and prevents tracking through invisible pixels, and iCloud Private Relay keeps Safari browsing protected. There are many other new features in macOS Monterey, with a full rundown available in our macOS Monterey roundup.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Tenth Beta of macOS Monterey to Developers
 
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ToomeyND

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It’s much better and more stabil then big sur
Can I ask what “more stable” actually means? I am generally a novice, and only use whatever is publicly available. In my mind, not stable means a full system crash requiring a restart. I’m guessing I get those 1-2 times a year. If that is what you are referencing, how would you be able to test more/less stable in a relatively short period of time. Thanks for your replies.
 
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Freeangel1

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Is universal control enabled and working? or is that going to come later?

Still can't run IOS APPS either like they said for Apple Silicon users. So what is the point of this new OS?

Boy When Windows 11 gets Android compatibility up and running and the New Alder Lake Intel I9 CPU's come out which SMOKE an M1 and leave it in the Dust APPLE has nothing left to brag about.
 

Wolf1701

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Can I ask what “more stable” actually means? I am generally a novice, and only use whatever is publicly available. In my mind, stable means a full system crash requiring a restart. I’m guessing I get those 1-2 times a year. If that is what you are referencing, how would you be able to test more/less stable in a relatively short period of time. Thanks for your replies.
Stable means what you said. "more stable" in macrumors forum translation means "I have a problem and I'm too lazy to find out why and solve it, so I blame the OS" ;) For me Big Sur is pretty solid and from what I read Monterey will be mostly a refinement.
 

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> Safari has been redesigned with a new tab bar
The only new change in Monterey is a bad one and already available to Big Sur. This seems like the worst update in years. I'll probably be holding until next year's update.
I have eventually switched to Firefox because of the recent instability and ill-designed interface of Safari 15.
 

TMRJIJ

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Is universal control enabled and working? or is that going to come later?

Still can't run IOS APPS either like they said for Apple Silicon users. So what is the point of this new OS?

Boy When Windows 11 gets Android compatibility up and running and the New Alder Lake Intel I9 CPU's come out which SMOKE an M1 and leave it in the Dust APPLE has nothing left to brag about.
It will likely come later this year or in the spring.

There are quite a few iOS apps available on the Mac App Store. It's really up to developers to enable it.

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You're right about those Alder Lake Intel I9 CPUs 'smoking' the M1 chip. They will definitely run hot 🥵! Also, M1 is considered lower-end. They should not be compared to Core i9 processors.
 
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