Apple released the eighth developer beta of macOS 13 Ventura on Friday.
After installing the correct profile, registered public beta testers may download and install the macOS 13 Ventura public betas through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.
Mac users who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program may register to take part in the Apple Beta Software Program, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS betas.
The new macOS operating system, named after a place in California, rather than a classic Pontiac, offers a slew of new features.
Stage Manager organizes open apps and windows in a single glance, allowing users to focus on their work and still see everything in a single glance. Other open windows are displayed on the left-hand side when users are working on specific tasks or projects that require different apps.
Continuity Camera now allows Mac customers to use their iPhone as a webcam. A Mac will recognize and utilize the camera on a nearby iPhone automatically — without the need to wake or select it — and the iPhone can even connect to Mac wirelessly.
Continuity Camera supports many new Mac computers, including Center Stage, Portrait mode, and the new Studio Light. Continuity Camera supports Portrait mode, but also allows for Desk View, which shows the user's face and a desk view overhead.
Handoff allows users to start a FaceTime conversation on their iPhone or iPad and seamlessly transfer it to another nearby Apple device with a single click, or start a conversation on their Mac and switch to their iPhone or iPad when they need to continue on the go.
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Safari gives users a new way to browse together: Shared Tab Groups allow friends, family, and colleagues to share their favorite sites in Safari, or make FaceTime calls directly from Safari.
New passkeys make browsing easier and safer, both on your device and on the web server. iCloud Keychain allows users to connect to Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using their iPhone.
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Mail now employs state-of-the-art methods 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, documents, photos, and more, all before they even start typing. Mail now automatically 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 which works in between normal updates to easily keep security up to date without a reboot.
Starting today, Apple Developer Program members may get a developer beta of macOS Ventura. A public beta will be available to Mac users next month. macOS Ventura will be available this autumn as a free software update.
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
MacTrast and Apple both caution users not to install any betas on their daily driver Mac, rather than installing betas on devices set aside for testing purposes.