MacOS Big Sur is now available to Mac users as free, updated software. The Big Sur update is everything users have been waiting for.
From the redesign to new enhancements to key applications such as Safari, Messaging and Maps, to brand new privacy features, this is one of the most important updates.
The operating system is designed to work seamlessly with Apple’s new M1 chipset to expand capabilities, improve efficiency and ensure more applications run smoothly than ever before.
Revised and updated design
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The first aspect of MacOS that stands out is the new layout, which makes working and browsing much easier for the user. This makes colours and materials more accessible to users, while the corners of the windows have a new, redefined curvature.
The docu icons retain the same personality as the Mac, but the applications have a new design. It also allows users to stay in touch with the applications around them. Buttons and controls appear when needed, reducing visual complexity.
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In addition, the control centre of the control system provides quick access to certain controls such as No Disturbance, Keyboard Brightness and many others.
No more private safari
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This is the biggest Safari update since the last update in 2003. This makes it one of the fastest browsers in the world, with the same energy consumption. With the MacOS update, Safari is up to 1.5 times faster than the previous version.
This allows users to easily browse and even broadcast their favorite programs on Netflix and other OTT channels with brilliant image quality and color reproduction. It will also include several redesigned tabs for easier navigation and search results.
New Safari has a more personalized look with a customizable home page where users can change the background image and even add playlists, iCloud tabs, and more. It also has built-in translation options with numerous extensions for easier use.
Enhancement of themessage application
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Never before has messaging on a Mac been so fun and exciting. With the new update, users can manage their favorite group’s discussions and even add their favorite posts and most frequent replies to the top for easy access.
The search option in the Messages application has also been redefined to make it easier and faster for a user to find a specific message or subject. It also features fun effects that allow users to add voice bubbles, confetti and more to their messages.
Users also have instant access to create their own memoji directly on their Mac, giving them a more personalized first page. A photo and image selection area allows users to share photos and gifts at the touch of a button. There have also been some new additions to the group message settings.
Publication of new adventures on maps
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If you use maps on a Mac, the new map definition has been completely changed for even easier navigation. This includes adding travel guides from trusted sources to make it easier to manage routes to new places and visit the right places on your holiday.
The Look Around function gives the user a 360-degree view of the place he wants to visit. And it’s the first update that allows users to measure bike and electric tours directly on a Mac and send the same components directly to the iPhone for easier navigation.
Enhanced data protection
Probably the best aspect of the latest update to the new MacOS is the improved privacy protection. This gives users better control over their data. The Mac App Store includes a special section summarizing the privacy information for each application installed on your device.
The new MacOS update gives 28 million developers simpler and easier access to the tools they need to develop their applications.