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Macworld I have spent the last couple of decades writing about new features in Apple’s operating systems. Tens of thousands of words about new items, large and small, that enhance the experience of using a Mac, iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices. And yet this past weekend, I was reminded that most users simply don’t notice new features, even when they’ve been available for years. If you’re reading this column right now, you’re one of the most well-educated people on the planet about Apple stuff. But your friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances? They might never know about flashy new operating-system features unless you personally show them off. It’s one of Apple’s most vexing problems: keeping devices relatively simple while also…
Macworld I have spent the last couple of decades writing about new features in Apple’s operating systems. Tens of thousands of words about new items, large and small, that enhance the experience of using a Mac, iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices. And yet this past weekend, I was reminded that most users simply don’t notice new features, even when they’ve been available for years. If you’re reading this column right now, you’re one of the most well-educated people on the planet about Apple stuff. But your friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances? They might never know about flashy new operating-system features unless you personally show them off. It’s one of Apple’s most vexing problems: keeping devices relatively simple while also…
The first macOS Sonoma beta was released to developers and early adopters this week, and changes in the newest version of Apple's macOS operating system are still being unearthed. Below are just a handful of notable differences that may have passed you by. System Settings In macOS Ventura, Apple replaced System Preferences with System Settings to align it with iOS and iPadOS, but the way controls were organized left many users wanting. The same System Settings interface remains in macOS Sonoma, but it is now easier to navigate through different menu screens you have visited without continually scrolling through the side bar, thanks to the addition of backward and forward buttons. FaceTime UI and Reactions Apple has changed the way…
The first macOS Sonoma beta was released to developers and early adopters this week, and changes in the newest version of Apple's macOS operating system are still being unearthed. Below are just a handful of notable differences that may have passed you by. System Settings In macOS Ventura, Apple replaced System Preferences with System Settings to align it with iOS and iPadOS, but the way controls were organized left many users wanting. The same System Settings interface remains in macOS Sonoma, but it is now easier to navigate through different menu screens you have visited without continually scrolling through the side bar, thanks to the addition of backward and forward buttons. FaceTime UI and Reactions Apple has changed the way…
You've long been able to turn any website into an app on your Mac, but with macOS Sonoma, Apple has made it so easy that you're going to do it. Here's how.Now you can forget hunting through bookmarks and favorites for that site you need every day. And, what's more, you can also forget having to dig for it through all the tabs, tab groups, and windows you have open in Safari.Tab groups are excellent for organizing sites, but when you need one you know you've opened somewhere, they are still a chore to search through. Read more...
You've long been able to turn any website into an app on your Mac, but with macOS Sonoma, Apple has made it so easy that you're going to do it. Here's how.Now you can forget hunting through bookmarks and favorites for that site you need every day. And, what's more, you can also forget having to dig for it through all the tabs, tab groups, and windows you have open in Safari.Tab groups are excellent for organizing sites, but when you need one you know you've opened somewhere, they are still a chore to search through. Read more...
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