Apple on Tuesday distributed the eighth beta release of MacOS 13 Ventura to developers for testing. The new beta comes two weeks after the release of the seventh beta.
Developers may download macOS 13 Ventura's development build through the Apple Developer Center, and once the correct profile is installed, subsequent betas will be available via the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.
Stage Manager, which allows Mac users to stay focused on the task ahead of them while seamlessly switching between apps and windows, as well as Continuity Camera, which allows your iPhone to act as the webcam on Mac, are among the new macOS operating systems.
Stage Manager organizes open apps and windows so users may concentrate on their work and still see everything in a single glance. Other open windows appear on the left-hand side so users may quickly and easily switch between tasks. Users may also group windows together when working on specific tasks or projects that require different apps with a single click.
Mac customers may now use their iPhone as a webcam without having to wake up or select it. iPhones can even connect to Mac wirelessly.
Continuity Camera supports many new Mac computers, including Center Stage, Portrait mode, and Studio Light. Continuity Camera also allows for Desk View, which shows the user's face while providing an overhead view of their desk.
Handoff allows users to initiate a FaceTime conversation on their Apple devices and then seamlessly transfer it to another nearby Apple device with a single click, or initiate a call on their Mac when they need to continue on the go.
Safari allows users to share their favorite sites in MacOS Ventura in a shared start page, or make FaceTime calls right from Safari.
New passkeys make browsing easier on iOS devices, as they remain on your device and are never stored on a web server. iCloud Keychain allows users to sync across Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV with end-to-end encryption.
Mail is sent by post.
Mail now employs state-of-the-art technology to deliver more relevant, accurate, and complete results. Users can quickly find what they are looking for as soon as they click into search, including previous emails, contacts, photographs, and more, all before they even begin typing. Mail now intelligently detects if items such as an attachment or cc’d recipient are missing from their message.
Other New MacOS Ventura Features
- Live Text uses on-device intelligence to recognize text in images across the system, and now adds support for paused video frames, as well as Japanese and Korean text. Users can also now lift the subject away from an image and drop it into another app. And Visual Look Up expands its recognition capabilities to now include animals, birds, insects, statues, and even more landmarks.
- The Weather and Clock apps, with all the features users know and love from iPhone, have been optimized for Mac.
- New accessibility tools include Live Captions for all audio content, Type to Speak on calls, Text Checker to support proofreading for VoiceOver users, and more.7
- System Settings is the new name for System Preferences, and comes with a refreshed and streamlined design that is easier to navigate and instantly familiar to iPhone and iPad users.
- macOS security gets even stronger with new tools that make the Mac more resistant to attack, including Rapid Security Response that works in between normal updates to easily keep security up to date without a reboot.
Mac OS Ventura is compatible with the following Mac models:
- iMac 2017 and later
- Mac Pro 2019 and later
- iMac Pro 2017
- Mac mini 2018 and later
- MacBook Air 2018 and later
- MacBook 2017 and later
- MacBook Pro 2017 and later
Apple and MacTrast both warn users not to install any betas on their daily driver Macs, rather just installing betas on devices set aside for testing purposes.