macOS Sonoma: Public Beta now available - Interactive widgets, improved screensavers, and Safari features

macOS Sonoma Public Beta Now Available

Key Points:

  • The public beta of the new macOS Sonoma update is now available for non-developers.
  • The update brings interactive desktop widgets, improved screensavers, and new features for Safari.
  • Users can sign up for the public beta and download the update through the System Preferences.

Today, Apple has released the first beta of the upcoming macOS Sonoma update to its public beta test group. This allows non-developers to test the new operating system before its official launch in the fall.

Public beta testers can download the macOS 14 Sonoma update from the "Software Update" section of the System Preferences after signing up on Apple's beta testing website and enrolling for the public beta under the "Beta Updates" section.

macOS Sonoma brings interactive desktop widgets that make widgets more useful and eye-catching. You can even use your iPhone widgets on your Mac's desktop through a new Continuity feature.

There are updated screensavers that resemble those available on Apple TV, as well as a presenter overlay option for video calls and presentations. This allows you to move, walk, and talk in front of the content you are sharing from your Mac.

Safari now also supports web apps, allowing you to add your favorite websites to your Dock. Additionally, there are new profiles to separate your work browsing from your personal browsing. iCloud Keychain supports password sharing with others, and private browsing windows are locked when not in use.

Enhanced AutoFill is available for PDFs, allowing you to quickly fill in information such as names, addresses, and emails. Users can also collaborate on PDFs and view real-time updates through the Notes app.

In Summary

macOS Sonoma brings a wealth of new features and improvements to the Mac. The public beta is now available for non-developers, allowing everyone to test out the new features. Sign up on the Apple beta testing website and download the update through the System Preferences.

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