macOS Monterey lets you run shortcuts and share inputs and files between Macs and iPads

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Apple announced the next version of macOS at its WWDC keynote, after showing off iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS.

The company promises even more interoperability with iOS, including the ability to share a keyboard and mouse between a Mac and an iPad. The feature is similar to that found on Logitech keyboards and mice, seemingly letting you move your cursor and files between a Mac and iPad. Macs also gain the ability to act as an AirPlay target, allowing you to use your Mac’s screen and sound to play content from your iPhone and iPad (or even other Macs if you’re feeling snappy).

Apple has also announced that Macs is getting its Shortcuts automation application.

Plus, Safari gets a bit of a redesign, with tab groups and a cleaner toolbar.

A look at the new Safari interface.

This is the first version of macOS to be announced after the rise of Apple’s M1-powered Macs, the first of which was announced in November 2020. Apple’s plan is to switch its entire line to its custom-built by the end of next year. chips, so it looks like macOS Monterey will be the operating system that gets Macs through much of the rest of the transition.

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