Η Apple released it macOS Big Sur, the latest version of the most advanced desktop operating system. The version is available at users Mac, as It's free software update. The update offers one new design and significant improvements in key applications As the Safari, The Messages And them Maps. Also, enhances privacy and safety of users. The Big Sur is designed to take full advantage of its energy M1 chip to make the macOS experience even better for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini. The combination of Big Sur and M1 offers new features, enhanced performance and more applications. However, it retains all the elements that macOS users love.
Big Sur offers one new design that facilitates navigation, while giving more control to users. The design includes a special palette colors and materials and other features that satisfy most users. In addition, the new application design makes it easier for users to stay focused on their content and interact with different applications. The buttons and controls are displayed when they should be used and disappear when they are not necessary. This makes things simpler and brings to the fore only the relevant content, making them easier users.
The brand new "Control centre”Allows users to have instant access and control functions (such as Do Not Disturb), screens, keyboard brightness, and more, directly from the menu bar. Users can also see more relevant information at a glance in the updated Notification Center.
Safari: Enhanced speed and privacy
In addition, the streaming on popular platforms is more "live" and "clean", while the YouTube and Netflix into a 4K HDR. In terms of design, the tabs have been configured to make navigation in Safari faster and more efficient. More tabs appear on the screen, page previews appear when you hover the mouse over the tabs, and default favicons are displayed for easy identification.
Another upgrade of the Safari browser has to do with providing one more personal experience while browsing the internet. For example, there will be a new custom home page where users can add a personal background image, iCloud Tabs and other.
The Safari browser has a built-in service translation and can locate and translate entire web pages from seven languages. Finally, new ones have been added extensions which can be easily found and downloaded by a user at Mac App Store.
As for the privacy users, macOS Big Sur provides a new innovation “Privacy report”Which offers users an instant snapshot of trackers banned by the Safari browser. Tools that track stored passwords that may have been compromised are also available. Finally, users will be able to block extensions from accessing sites visiting. Safari asks users to choose when and which sites can work with a Safari extension.
Messages: New features
The messages (Messages) on Mac offer new tools to help users manage their favorite group chats. The users can "pin" conversations at the top of the Messaging list for quick access. Search has been redesigned to allow users to quickly find links, photos, etc. In addition, Messages for Mac works in iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, therefore the conversations remain synchronized.
Also, the messages become more fun, as users can add balloons, confetti, create and customize Memoji directly to Poppy and express themselves with Memoji stickers that are automatically created and match their mood and personality. In addition, the mission images, GIF and video it is very easy.
New group messaging capabilities enhance interactions with family, friends and colleagues. There are built-in replies, which users can use to reply directly to a message in a thread. There is also the possibility of sending a message to a person from a group chat. This is done simply by entering his name and choosing to receive notifications only when his name is mentioned.
Maps: Discover the next adventure
The Maps have been redesigned and acquired new ones characteristics to help users explore the world through the Mac. Users can discover places they want to visit and see things they can do, as well as create custom guides to favorite restaurants, parks and holiday ideas. The Look Around provides a thrilling 360-degree view of a destination, and new detailed maps help navigate major airports and malls. Finally, for the first time, bicycle and electric vehicle trips can be routed to a Mac and sent directly to iPhone.
Privacy: Transparency and more user control
The privacy Mac users is very important for Apple and macOS Big Sur enhances it even more by offering more transparency and giving users more control over their data. Users will be able to read information about data collected by applications (contact details or location). They will also be able to find out if this data is shared with third parties. Therefore, users will be able to choose whether they want to use a particular application.
Developers: More applications than ever before
Thanks to Big Sur, the 28 million developers in the Apple community have access to tools allowing them to work wonders on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Application development is even easier, as macOS provides a range of technologies that simplify the transition to Apple Silicon. For example, the Xcode 12 makes it easy for developers to update their existing Mac applications to Universal 2 application binaries by adding native support for both M1 and Intel-based Macs in a single application. And with the Neural Engine (now coming to Mac) developers have new opportunities for amazing applications machine learning.
MacOS Big Su also brings Rosette 2, the news technology which allows existing Intel applications that have not yet been upgraded to Universal to run seamlessly on Macs with Apple Silicon. With the power of Metal and M1, some of the more demanding applications will perform even better with Rosetta 2. Developers may also choose to make iPhone and iPad applications available to Mac users.
When it was released last year Mac Catalyst to macos catalina, developers were able to bring iPad applications to the Mac. Now, the applications Mac Catalyst automatically inherits Big Sur's new design, and developers have access to powerful new APIs for greater control over their applications. Finally, the SwiftUI is significantly upgraded allowing developers to write entire applications and shared code widgets across all Apple platforms, while easily adding custom Mac functions.
MacOS Big Sur is available for download. More information can be found here.