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How to Run Windows 11 on M1 Mac, for Free

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If you want to run Windows 11 on your M1 Mac, you can now do that, and perhaps best of all, you can run Windows 11 in a virtual machine on the M1 Mac entirely for free.

We’ll be covering how to install, setup, and run Windows 11 ARM on any Apple Silicon Mac, whether it has an M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, or any other M chip does not matter, it will work just fine thanks to the UTM app.


Note this particular walkthrough is geared specifically for Apple Silicon Macs. Intel Macs offer many other ways to run Windows 11 in virtual machines like within VirtualBox,…

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Capture Full Size Webpage Scrolling Screenshots in Chrome

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The Google Chrome browser offers two ways to capture full size webpage screenshots. This can be necessary or useful for many web workers, whether they’re developers, designers, editors, managers, writers, analysts, or just about any other possible web-based gig.

The approaches we’ll cover to capture full size webpage screen shots with Chrome require the full version of Chrome for any desktop-level device, which includes Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chromebook. There are no plugins required, as we’ll be using built-in developer tools with Chrome.


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How to Add Songs from Windows PC to iCloud Music Library

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Do you want to add some songs that are locally stored on your Windows PC to your desktop iCloud Music Library? This could be music that you downloaded from the internet or just any other song you have that’s not available on Apple Music. You can get this done using iTunes.

Apple Music boasts over 70 million songs in its catalog, but even then, you would occasionally run into instances where you’re unable to find a song that you recently listened to somewhere else. Whether it’s not available due to a region lock or any other reason, you’d either need to…

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Mute Microphone Automatically When Joining a Zoom Meeting

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If you spend a lot of time in and out of Zoom meetings, you may have experienced an awkward situation where someone’s microphone is defaulting to being unmuted when they join a Zoom meeting, and something personal or unprofessional gets broadcast out to the entire meeting.

To avoid this embarrassing situation yourself, you can toggle a setting in Zoom to automatically mute your microphone upon joining a meeting, which prevents you from having to quickly toggle mute as soon as you join a meeting if you aren’t quite ready to talk, or if you have other stuff…

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How to Use WhatsApp on Mac / PC Without a Phone

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The latest versions of WhatsApp for Mac and Windows allow you to use WhatsApp on the computer without having a phone that is connected to the internet. For example, you can continue to use WhatsApp on a Mac while your iPhone is updating system software and offline during that process, or you can use WhatsApp on the computer and turn off your phone if you just want some peace and quiet. This works exactly the same with WhatsApp on Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, and Android, but of course we’ll be focusing on the Mac and iPhone side of things here.


Because WhatsApp is…

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How to Remove Linked Devices for Apple Purchases on PC & Mac

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Do you sign in to your Apple ID on a lot of different devices, let’s say your iPhone, several Mac’s, a few Windows machines, an old PC, an older iPhone or iPad or two, or even an Android device? If so, you may want to check out how many devices are associated with your account, and remove any device that you longer use or own.

Typically, when you sign in with your Apple account on a device and use it to make purchases or activate subscriptions, the device becomes associated with your Apple ID. Although there’s no need to associate a new device to purchase…

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Can’t Wait for Universal Control? Share Keyboard & Mouse Across Macs, PCs Now with Barrier

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Longing for Universal Control? Want to use a single keyboard and mouse across multiple Macs, or even PCs? You can do that with Barrier, a free virtual KVM switch that allows you to share a keyboard and mouse between computers simply by dragging your mouse cursor to the other computer screen. And you even have a shared clipboard, allowing copy and paste crossing platforms between Mac, Windows, or Linux.

Barrier works great, so if you’ve been waiting for Universal Control on macOS Monterey and disappointed by its delay, this is essentially the same ability…

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How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG (Mac & Windows PC)

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Have a bunch of HEIC files you want to batch convert to JPG? Whether you transferred a bunch of photos from iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC only to realize there could be compatibility issues, or if you downloaded photos shared by someone else and they’re in the HEIC format, you may be wondering how you can bulk convert all the HEIC images to a more compatible image format like JPG. There are several ways to do this, but one of the easiest is with the help of a free app.

For those who aren’t aware or who are new to iOS devices, HEIC is a relatively new file…

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How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Windows

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Photos taken with iPhone and iPad cameras make use of the HEIC file format, which is a high-efficiency image format for storing images. The key advantage of this format is largely reduced file size, which means you end up saving a lot of storage space. However, this comes at the cost of compatibility. Thus, some users may want to convert HEIC files to JPG, and this may be extra valid in the Windows world.

JPEG/JPG is the most popular file format used for images, and its widely incorporated across all photo viewers and image editors. Since HEIC is a much newer…

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How to Use iCloud Passwords on Windows PC

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Most iPhone, iPad, and Mac users rely on the built-in iCloud Keychain feature to securely store and manage their passwords, but if you also have a Windows PC you may be interested to know that you can seamlessly use iCloud Keychain passwords from a Windows computer too.

Until very recently, Apple limited the Keychain functionality to its own devices. This meant that users who owned PCs had to use a third-party password management tool like LastPass, 1Password, or Dashlane with multi-platform support. Thanks to the latest iCloud for Windows updates,…

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