The latest version of Apple’s operating system makes life a lot easier for Mac users.
Apple this week announced the release of macOS Ventura, the latest version of their desktop operating system. The new version “takes the Mac experience to a whole new level,” Apple says.
Foremost among the new features are some improvements to how you handle windows. For example, Stage Manager gives Mac users a new way to stay focused on the task in front of them while seamlessly switching between apps and windows.
Continuity Camera uses iPhone as the webcam on Mac. And with Handoff coming to FaceTime, users can start a FaceTime call on their iPhone or iPad and fluidly pass it over to their Mac.
Mail and Messages also have new features that make the apps better than ever, according to Apple. Safari also gets something added: a passwordless future with passkeys. Gaming on Mac has also been improved, the company says, thanks to Apple silicon and new developer tools in Metal 3.
“Enriching” the way people use their Macs
Spotlight has also been improved. Apple claims the revamped Spotlight search is “more consistent and powerful.” The app now supports a “Quick Look” mode that can be accessed by tapping the space bar on your device. Apple says the feature will now be a great way for users to search for “artists, movies, actors, and TV shows, as well as businesses and sports.”
“macOS Ventura includes powerful features and new innovations that help make the Mac experience even better. New tools like Stage Manager make focusing on tasks and moving between apps and windows easier and faster than ever, and Continuity Camera brings new videoconferencing features to any Mac, including Desk View, Studio Light, and more,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “With helpful new features in Messages, state-of-the-art search technologies in Mail, and an updated design for Spotlight, Ventura has so much to offer and enriches many of the ways customers use their Macs.”
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