Apple has officially released macOS Ventura 13, a major update to its operating system for Mac computers that brings lots of new features including Stage Manager, Continuity Camera, FaceTime handoff, and more.
macOS Ventura takes the Mac experience to a whole new level with groundbreaking features that help users achieve more than ever. New features like Continuity Camera allow users to work seamlessly on their Apple devices, and productivity tools including Stage Manager help users stay focused and move easily from task to task. Safari is ushering in a passwordless future with passkeys, and big updates are coming to popular apps including Mail and Messages. macOS Ventura is available today as a free software update on Apple Silicon Macs and Intel-based Macs.
You can update to macOS Ventura via System Preferences > Software Update, or you can find download links here:
● Where to download macOS Ventura
See the full release notes for macOS Ventura 13 here:
● macOS Ventura 13 Release Notes
Continuity lets Apple devices magically work together
With Continuity Camera, Mac users can leverage the powerful camera system on iPhone to unleash a revolutionary webcam experience.2 When iPhone is nearby, Mac can automatically recognize and use the camera on iPhone to unlock new features that were never possible before on a webcam, and even works wirelessly for greater flexibility. Desk View taps into the iPhone’s Ultra Wide Camera to simultaneously show the user’s face and an overhead view of their desk – great for DIY videos, hands-on presentations and more. Continuity Camera also brings innovative features like Center Stage, Portrait Mode, and the new Studio Light — an effect that beautifully illuminates a user’s face while dimming the background — to all Mac computers.
Handoff now comes to FaceTime, so users can start a FaceTime call on one Apple device and seamlessly transfer the call to another nearby Apple device. A user can start a FaceTime call on their iPhone or iPad and transfer the call to their Mac when they get home or to the office, or they can even start a call on their Mac and transfer it to their iPhone or iPad when he is ready to go.
Automatically organize workspaces with Stage Manager
Stage Manager automatically organizes applications and windows so users can focus on the task at hand and see everything at a glance. When users activate Stage Manager from Control Center, the current window they are working in is displayed prominently in the center, while other windows appear on the left so they can seamlessly switch between tasks. To create the ideal workspace, users can create groups of windows or applications when working on specific tasks or projects. Stage Manager also works in concert with macOS windowing tools, including Mission Control and Spaces, and users can easily access their desktop with just one click.
Passkeys and new collaboration tools in Safari
Safari ushers in a passwordless future with passwords – a new way to sign in that makes browsing Safari even safer. Access keys are more secure, easier to use, and are designed to replace passwords. Every time users create a passkey, a unique digital key is created that stays on the device and is never stored on a web server, so hackers can’t leak it or trick users into share them. With passkeys, it’s easy for users to securely log in using Touch ID or Face ID for biometric verification, and passkeys are securely synced with end-to-end encryption end-to-end using iCloud Keychain so they’re available on all Apple devices, including Mac, iPhone, and iPad. . Passkeys also work across apps and the web, and users can even log into websites or apps on non-Apple devices using their iPhones.
Shared tab groups in Safari introduce a powerful way to collaborate with others on the web. Users can easily share websites with family, friends and colleagues, and see which tabs others are viewing live. Users can also create a list of bookmarks on a shared start page to help kick-start any group project – whether it’s planning a family vacation or completing a research paper – and users can even start a Messages conversation or a FaceTime call with everyone in the group, right in Safari.
Increase efficiency with new messaging enhancements
Mail gives users the ability to schedule messages, cancel delivery of a message before it reaches a recipient’s inbox,4 and even add rich links for better previews of contents. Mail can also detect if items such as an attachment or CC recipient are missing and remind the sender to add them. Users can even set reminders to return to a message later and get automatic suggestions to follow up on emails when they are waiting for a response.
Search in Mail uses state-of-the-art techniques to provide more accurate and comprehensive results. It’s easy for users to quickly find what they’re looking for as soon as they click search, including recent emails, contacts, documents, photos, and more, all before they even start browsing. type.
Powerful message enhancements
Users can edit or undo a recently sent message, recover accidentally deleted messages, or even mark a message as unread if they are unable to reply at the time. Collaborating with others is easier than ever, as users now have the option to share a file in Messages and automatically grant access to everyone in the thread. Activity updates appear at the top of the feed when everyone comes in and makes changes to the shared document. Users can also quickly join SharePlay sessions from their Mac directly in Messages, so they can chat while participating in shared experiences like watching a show or listening to a song together.
Easily share photos with your family via iCloud Shared Photo Library
iCloud Shared Photo Library allows users to create and share a separate Photo Library among up to six family members, so everyone can enjoy all of their family photos. It’s easy for users to share all of their existing photos from their personal libraries or share based on a start date or the people in their photos. Users will receive smart suggestions for sharing photo moments that include library attendees and anyone else they choose. And each user can add, delete, edit or favorite the shared photos and videos, which will appear in each user’s memories and featured photos so that everyone can relive more complete family moments.
Spotlight improves productivity
Spotlight comes with new features and an updated design that delivers a more consistent experience across Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Users can now use Spotlight to search for images in their photo library, on the web, and system-wide in apps like Messages and Notes. They can even search their photos by location, people, scenes or objects, and Live Text lets them search by text within images. Spotlight also includes rich results for Artists, Movies, Actors, TV Shows, Business, and Sports categories. To take their productivity even further, users can take action from Spotlight to do things like start a timer or create a new document. And with Quick Look support in Spotlight, users can quickly see a full-size preview of almost any file type without having to open it.
Mac gaming reaches new heights
The power of Apple silicon allows every new Mac to easily run AAA games, and macOS Ventura brings new technologies like Metal 3 that take full advantage of the Mac’s incredible hardware, resulting in faster performance, more responsive games and graphics that look stunning.
New AAA game titles are coming to the Mac later this year, including Capcom’s Resident Evil Village, which launches on the Mac App Store on Friday, October 28 and takes full advantage of the power and performance of Apple silicon for smoother gameplay. responsive, high frame rates and beautiful visuals.
● Live Text can recognize text in paused video frames, as well as Japanese and Korean text. Users can also remove the subject from an image and drop it into another app like Messages. Visual Look Up can now recognize animals, birds, insects, statues and many other landmarks.
● macOS Ventura brings new accessibility tools like live captions for all audio content, type to speak in calls, text checker to support proofreading for VoiceOver users, and more.
● The Weather and Clock apps come to Mac with all the features users know and love from iPhone, and do things like check local forecasts, create alarms, set timers, and more.
● System Preferences becomes System Settings and features a new design optimized for efficient browsing on Mac, and provides a more consistent experience on iPhone and iPad.
● macOS security is even stronger and makes the Mac more resistant to attacks with new tools like Rapid Security Response, which works between regular updates to easily keep security up to date.
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