Apple unveiled the next major version of the Mac operating system, the MacOS 13 Ventura, during its WWDC keynote address on Monday. A beta test version of Ventura is now available to developers, with a public beta coming in the next few weeks. The official release to the general public will take place this fall.
Ventura has a lot of new things, but we’re highlighting the top features here
Mac users tend to work on multiple apps and files at once, leading to dozens of open windows. You can use Mission Control to sort your windows, but finding the one you need is still irresistible. The new Stage Manager helps you gain control of those windows
The Stage Manager can be activated in the Control Center, and it places your active window in the center of the display, with the thumbnails of your other windows placed in a vertical row next to it. When you click on a thumbnail, the open window moves to the row of thumbnails and the clicked window moves to the center. If multiple windows of an app are open, you can cycle through them in thumbnails.
If you have a group of windows that go together for the job you’re working on উদাহরণ for example, a Safari window for a store, maps to get notes and store directions with a shipping list আপনি you drag thumbnails to the center of the screen and create a grouping. You can drag files from the desktop to an app thumbnail to open those files in that app.
iCloud shared photo library
The iCloud Shared Photo Library is one of the many collaborative features that Apple is introducing in the MacOS Ventura. You can now create a photo library and share it with up to six family members to create a shared collection of photos.
Members can choose and choose which photos and videos to add to the collection, decide to share all photos and videos they have taken, and edit and delete items. The Photos app will suggest which photos to add to a collection based on the members of a group.
Continuum camera: iPhone webcam
Apple regrets the quality of the FaceTime camera included with the Mac. The company’s solution is not to upgrade its camera, but to introduce a new feature called the Continuum Camera. But to use this feature, you need an iPhone 11 or later running iOS 16
The Continuum Camera is like a universal control so you can mount an iPhone on a Mac and the macOS Ventura automatically senses the device and connects to it wirelessly. You can then use the iPhone camera in FaceTime and other apps.
Continuity cameras have features like center stage (which puts you in the middle of the frame) and portrait mode. The new Studio Lite feature uses the iPhone Flash to provide better lighting and the new desk view creates a two-shot view, one person and another desk top in front of the Mac. Studio Lite requires an iPhone 12 or later running iOS 16.
Paski on safari
Passkeys is a feature of Safari that basically allows you to use Touch ID instead of a website password. A unique digital key is created for the specific site you want to access and when you want to log in, the key is submitted to the site and you authenticate it using Touch ID on a Mac or Face ID on iPhone or iPad.
Apple has said that a Paskey cannot be phished, since you cannot inadvertently transfer it to a Pasky hacker, and since Paskis are not stored on a web server, they cannot be leaked. And Paskis are synced across Apple devices.
Apple has said it is working with the FIDO Alliance to ensure that Paskis work on non-Apple devices. (More specifically, Paskey implements Apple’s FIDO password-less authentication standard). From Keynote, it looks like you need to scan a QR code displayed on a non-Apple device to access a Paskid account.
Spotlight, the built-in search for macOS, has a refined interface so that it is more uniform across its platform. Other new features help Spotlight to more effectively interface with the Mac.
Quick Look, a feature that provides a great preview of a photo, finally works in the spotlight and can finally find the media in your photo library. Spotlight will also support Live Text (which was launched in MacOS Monterey), allowing users to search text in an image. Actions can now be performed in the spotlight, so you can use the spotlight to start a timer, run a shortcut, or create a document.
In a move to compete directly with Google, Spotlight will provide more powerful results when used to search for information on things like movies, TV shows, personalities, businesses and sports. Spotlight’s results window will be filled with more information for you to understand.