Technology

macOS Monterey will release on October 25

Apple will release macOS Monterey, the next major version of its Mac operating system, on October 25, the company announced today. The new software will also ship on the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros Apple is releasing next week.

Monterey will run on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs, though it won’t run on everything that currently supports macOS Big Sur. The full support list drops a handful of 2013 and 2014-model Intel Macs, as well as the first iteration of the 12-inch MacBook from 2015:

Early 2015 and later MacBook Air
Early 2015 and later MacBook Pro
Early 2016 and later MacBook
Late 2015 and later iMac
Late 2014 and later Mac mini
2017 and later iMac Pro
Late 2013 and later Mac Pro

Ars Technica

I’m really excited for the release of macOS Monterey. This round of releases for iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, there isn’t a whole lot of new features. I see this as a consolidation phase and Apple seems to be more focused on integrating new iCloud feature across all their operating systems such as “Shared with you” and “Photo Collection” in Messages. I hope they bring more features to iMessage.

What I find interesting is the Share Your Screen feature which I always use Zoom or Google Meet for:

Share your screen feature.

Also Notes seem to have some nice improvements. Love the upcoming collaboration features. This was what I use Google Docs for with friends when doing planning.

Stocks

The wealthiest 10% of Americans own a record 89% of all U.S. stocks

What this translates to is the wealthiest 10% owning a huge stake in the US economy.

The top 1% gained more than $6.5 trillion in corporate equities and mutual fund wealth during the Covid-19 pandemic, while the bottom 90% added $1.2 trillion, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. The share of corporate equities and mutual funds owned by the top 10% reached the record high in the second quarter, while the bottom 90% of Americans held about 11% of stocks, down from 12% before the pandemic.

“Many of the younger investors also bought in at higher prices, compared to bigger investors who have been in the market for years and see larger gains,” Rosenthal said.

CNBC

This surely sounds alarming and a bit click-baity. The wealthiest does get to choose a lot where to invest money in the US economy.

Travel

VTL between Singapore and USA

Vaccinated travelers can enjoy quarantine-free travel between Singapore and seven European countries (Denmark, France, Germany*, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom), Canada, and the United States starting 19 October 2021, as well as South Korea starting 15 November 2021.

Singapore Air

Starting from 19 October 2021, these two flights will be available for travelers between USA and Singapore:

  • Between New York and Singapore, SQ23 will operate daily as the designated VTL flight.
  • Between Los Angeles and Singapore, SQ37 will operate daily as the designated VTL flight from

Time to plan for a trip to Singapore!

On a separate note, VTL between San Francisco and Singapore will begin with SQ33 operating daily from 20 October 2021.