Apple & Microsoft working well together? Of course Apple would love to have you only own Apple devices, but truthfully, many of us still prefer a Windows PC. If your PC has Bluetooth technology, and it should unless it is 10 years old, you can pair your AirPods with your PC. On your PC, open the Settings app and choose Devices from the main menu. At the top of the Bluetooth & other devices page, first make sure that the toggle switch for Bluetooth is on. Next, click Add Bluetooth or other device at the top above the Bluetooth toggle switch. On the Add a device window, click Bluetooth. With the AirPods in their case, open the lid. Press and hold the button on the back of the case (it is small) until you see the status light start to flash white. Then let go. Your AirPods should show up in Add a device list and click to pair and connect.
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MacOS Big Sur – New Features
MacOS Big Sur is now available to be downloaded. It is also called MacOS 11. It is their first upgrade to run on their M1 silicon chip – but also on their older Intel machines. Here is a link for the download if you are interested. Download MacOS Big Sur now; here’s how – CNET
If you already have the new operating system, here are a couple of new features.
The new Messages app offers ways to “pin” conversations making group conversations easier. There is also a new search function and new options for designing Memoji and for using message effects (ask your kids or grandkids about effects! They are great fun during FaceTime).
Widgets on your home screen – Like iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, MacOS Big Sur brings widgets to your home screen. Widgets are large, dynamic icons that display live app information, like the weather or your daily step count.
Maps – The new Maps app in Big Sur includes more options to help you explore new places and share what you find, see detailed indoor maps of major airports and shopping centers, see a 360-degree view of a destination and use EV routing.