Apple has launched its latest operating system, macOS Sonoma, bringing an array of exciting features to Mac users. Compatible devices will soon notify users about the available update, or it can be manually checked in the System Settings > General > Software Update section.
This update, coming shortly after the release of iOS 17, offers a range of enhancements for Mac users. macOS Sonoma introduces interactive widgets that can be placed directly on the desktop, seamlessly integrating with the wallpaper. These widgets offer interactive functionality, allowing users to manage reminders, control media playback, access home controls, and perform various tasks right from the desktop.
Another standout feature is a collection of high-resolution screen savers featuring slow-motion videos of picturesque locations worldwide, adding visual appeal to the desktop. Additionally, macOS Sonoma enhances video conferencing capabilities, introducing Presenter Overlay for effective content sharing and Reactions, which lets users express themselves with fun 3D effects during video calls.
Safari, the Mac's web browser, sees improvements with profile support for separating different browsing topics like work and school. Private Browsing gets stronger privacy protection, and users can now add websites to the Dock for an app-like experience.
Gamers on Mac will appreciate Game Mode, providing consistent frame rates and reducing latency with wireless controllers and AirPods. This update aims to create an immersive gaming experience on Apple silicon-powered Macs.
These are just a few of the many updates included in macOS Sonoma, enhancing the Mac experience for work and play. Users can explore new functionalities in Notes, improved password sharing, enhanced Messages features, and a comprehensive autocorrect update, among others.