Apple has released the eighth beta of macOS Ventura to its public beta testing group, enabling non-developers to test the new operating system ahead of its official release. The eighth beta follows the seventh public beta and corresponds to the tenth developer beta, which was published earlier this week.
After installing the appropriate profile from Apple’s beta software website, public beta testers may download the macOS 13 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app.
Stage Manager, a new multi-tasking tool for focusing on a task while other programmes wait in the wings, is introduced in macOS Ventura. Stage Manager places your main app at the middle of the screen, tucking your other programmes to the side for easy access.
Continuity Camera lets you utilise your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac, providing far higher camera quality than the built-in Mac camera. Apple is developing special stands to hold the iPhone alongside a Mac, and there are some cool features, such as Desk View, which makes use of the Ultra Wide lens.
Handoff now works with FaceTime, allowing you to answer calls on the Mac and then transfer them to another device, and Messages now supports undo, edit, and mark as unread. SharePlay is now available in Messages as well as FaceTime, and the Mail app has been updated. Search is more relevant, emails may be scheduled, and an email can be undone for up to 10 seconds after it’s sent.
Apple introduced the Weather and Clock applications to the Mac, revamped and renamed System Preferences to System Settings, and included support for Shared Tab Groups. Passwords are being replaced with more secure Passkeys in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, and Spotlight, Visual Lookup, Live Text, and other features have been updated.
There are plenty additional features in macOS Ventura, and we have a complete list in our dedicated macOS Ventura roundup.