AdGuard for Mac Supports M1, macOS Monterey, adds DNS Filtering

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

AdGuard for Mac has a new update, and it brings DNS filtering, support for Apple Silicon, and compatibility with macOS Monterey. “From now you needn’t rely on a DNS server provided by your ISP by default, you have the luxury of making choices — cherry-pick DNS servers from known DNS providers or even add custom DNS servers. You can also add domains to DNS blocklist or allowlist and add complicated rules using DNS rules syntax.”

AdGuard for Mac Supports M1, macOS Monterey, adds DNS Filtering

Monterey On The Horizon — Mac Geek Gab 894

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Your macOS Monterey questions are starting to trickle in, and your two favorite geeks have your answers. That’s not all, though! This episode’s got Quick Tips about webpage screenshots, Safari 15 tabs, Internet Recovery, and making your music sound better for YOUR ears. Plus, John and Dave answer your questions about all kinds of things…and they share your recommendations for new keyboards, too! Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things.

MacOS Monterey Adds Memoji to Mac Lock Screen

· Jeff Butts · How-To

MacOS Monterey Adds Memoji to Mac Lock Screen

Big Sur gave us Memoji in Messages on our Macs. In Monterey, we can even put our Memoji on our Mac’s lock screen. Jeff Butts walks you through making that happen.

Parallels 17 is First macOS Monterey Virtual Machine Running on Apple Silicon

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Parallels 17, the latest version of the software that allows users to work with Apple and Windows operating systems on the same device, is out now. 9to5 Mac has a good breakdown of the latest features.

Software doesn’t stand still and neither do the operating systems. macOS Monterey and Windows 11 will be coming sooner than later and Parallels 17 is ready for them both as a host and a guest. If you need to start testing macOS Monterey for your job but are not ready to run it full time, Parallels 17 lets you run it in a virtual machine today. Parallels worked closely with Apple to optimize the experience of running macOS Monterey in a virtual machine. Parallels 17 shows noticeable speed improvements across the board. Resuming an OS is now 38% faster and OpenGL performs up to six times faster. Apple Silicon Macs report over a 20% performance boost with Windows 10 boot time, improved disk performance, and enhanced DirectX11 support.

Apple Seed macOS Monterey Beta 4

· Charlotte Henry · News

macOS Monterey announcement

Apple seeded the fourth developer beta of macOS Monterey giving those enrolled in the developer program the chance to look at new features.

John on WWDC – TMO Daily Observations 2021-06-21

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss his assessment of WWDC, and some of the notable features coming to Apple hardware.

What's New in MacOS Monterey 2021

· Dave Hamilton · Video Tip

In this segment from Mac Geek Gab 875, John F Braun, our Special Guest Dave Mark, and I discuss what’s new in Mac OS Monterey including: Shortcuts, Safari Tabs, Airplay to Mac, and Low Power Mode

What Struck Dr. Mac at WWDC 2021...

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Another year, another Apple Worldwide Developer Conference…and, as usual, Dr. Mac has opinions on a couple of things that stuck out for him…

Apple Should Have Been Clear About macOS Monterey and M1 Macs

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple M1 SoC

As we have now learned, users will require an M1 Mac to get all of the features coming in macOS Monterey. Oliver Haslam at iMore thinks that by allowing users and journalists to work this out, instead of properly announcing itself, Apple missed a big opportunity to talk up its own silicon. I rather agree.

What if Apple had made a point out of the M1 Macs getting the full feature set? What if Apple had someone stand on its virtual stage and say “because M1 is so powerful, and thanks to its Neural Engine, we were able to take macOS Monterey a step further on new Macs.” What if someone had rolled out the red carpet, shown the new features off on a bright orange M1 iMac, and pointed out just why the M1 is so great? The whole message would be different. Then, the M1 would be the hero of the piece, flexing its muscle to go above and beyond. Now, it’s the villain as it rips features from Intel’s cold, dead hands.