Ventura, the New Mac Operating System

Apple unveiled macOS 13 Ventura at the WWDC 2022 developer conference.

One of the main features is Stage Manager, a window management system to boost productivity. From the control center, you can activate this option. As a result, it organizes the open applications by placing them on one side of the screen and leaving the one you are working on in front.

The goal is to bring comfort to multitasking. The windows are automatically grouped, while the application used will appear in the center of the screen.

Moreover, we can group different windows by groups if we are in a project requiring several programs.

It also allows us to have overlapping windows. We can work with several “main applications” while we have others in the sidebar to switch quickly.

Besides, there are other novelties: live capture of any content, time and clock functions, renewal of the system configuration, greater security and speed, Passkeys, and now you can use the iPhone as a camcorder.

Two other applications that have news are Mail and Spotlight. The macOS Mail app includes new options like undo send, remind me for later, and scheduled sending.

macOS Ventura features exclusive to the M1 and M2 chips

As specified by Apple on its website after the launch of macOS Ventura, these three functions are only compatible with Macs with at least the M1 chip. They are not compatible with any Mac with an Intel processor.

  • Live captions on FaceTime. A feature allows you to view automatically transcribed dialog embedded in your FaceTime video calls. Aside from only being available in specific languages, it’s only compatible with Macs with an M1 or M2 chip.
  • Dictation. Commas, periods, and question marks are added automatically to the text as you speak in macOS Ventura, and you can even insert emojis with your voice. However, emojis are exclusive to Macs with Apple Silicon.
  • Reference Mode with Sidecar. This feature allows you to use a 12.9-inch iPad Pro M1 with Liquid Retina XDR as a secondary reference display for your Mac. Nevertheless, this feature is only supported on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display and Mac computers with Apple Silicon.

What do you think of Apple’s news implemented in macOS Ventura?

At 3Metas we believe that any problem can be solved with technology. Do you need help understanding how technology can help your business? Write us at [email protected] and receive FREE ADVICE!