macOS Ventura: Stage Manager keeps things organized
Among other things, there is an improved multitasking tool called Stage Manger: It pushes all unused but open programs to the edge of the screen, where they wait to be used. Ventura even remembers the arrangement of the windows. Spotlight, the integrated search, has also been optimized. The shows a preview of the find under Ventura. In future, emails that have already been sent can be retrieved or mailings can be sent on a specific date. And in the Safari browser, a function for tab collaboration with other users is being introduced.
Passkey: Is the uncrackable security key coming?
But the issue of security is particularly important: Apple is introducing a new feature in Safari with Passkey. Passkey generates a security key via Touch or Face ID, which is only used to unlock a website and which, according to Apple, is unbreakable and which, among other things, prevents any phishing attempt from happening.
Continuity: iPhone becomes a webcam
The macOS update is also aimed at gamers: With Metal 3, a new graphics engine is making its way into Ventura. The demo shown at WWDC looked pretty good; it remains questionable whether macOS will really mutate into a gamer operating system. But there is a new feature for all fans of the home office: In future you can optionally use your iPhone camera as a webcam and connect it via the continuity interface integrated in macOS. Appropriate brackets will come onto the market in autumn.
macOS 13 Ventura: When will the update be available?
Speaking of autumn: macOS 13 Ventura is initially only available as a beta for developers; later there will be a publicly accessible test version. We expect the final operating system for September/October 2022 – as always as a free update.