In parallel with the new iOS and iPadOS, the latest in-tube release of macOS, the 11th major version of “Big Sur,” was also unveiled at Apple's online WWDC developer conference this year. The new release is an extremely important milestone in the history of the system, as it will be the first version to support Macs with Apple's own ARM-based processors.
The system is undergoing a number of important transformations to change its architecture, although Apple has so far talked mainly about surface changes in connection with a new release called one of California’s rocky shores. Of course, these are not negligible either, the company says this is the biggest design update since the introduction of Mac OS X. This also affects the color palettes and appearance used in the UI – the look and feel of Big Sur, as well as the processor underneath it, the company is trying to bring as close as possible to the new iOS system, thus unifying its ecosystem in appearance.
What's new includes quick access to app sidebars and a Control Center interface that can be opened from the customizable top menu bar, also for iOS, with control over basic features such as light and volume, wireless connections, or distraction mode. . MacOS Notification Center has also been updated with interactive notifications and widgets of various sizes. opens faster than Chrome while regaining its battery appetite.
The company has completely redesigned the tabs to fit several of them on top of a single window, and by dragging the cursor over the tabs, a preview of the web page can now be displayed. Users can customize the Safari homepage to their liking, and the software also comes with a built-in compiler similar to iOS, which currently supports seven languages (English, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese). Add-ons also get more support, and the Mac App Store also gets a new section where you can choose from the most popular browser add-ons.
Like the iOS version of the software, it goes to MacOS Safari. the Privacy Report interface, where you can track exactly which trackers are blocked by the browser, set which websites the add-ons can access, and track whether user-saved passwords have been compromised in the event of a data leak.
Messages from macOS It also gets the innovations known from iOS, meaning that in the desktop version, you can also put individual conversations at the top of the list, reply to messages selected in group conversations, and create custom Memoji stickers. In the same way, the Maps app gets the latest in mobile platforms, such as Guides and route planning for electric cars and bikes – and the Mac App Store will require information on the privacy practices of individual app developers in a way that everyone can understand.
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