Apple recently announced that it is updating its operating system from OSX to OS11 in the form of macOS Big Sur. The new OS’s highlights are an aesthetic redesign on iMacs, Macbook Airs and Macbook Pros with these systems becoming closer to the iOS of iPhones and iPads. There will also be updates to Maps, Messages and Safari! The beta version of Mac OS Big Sur is available now, and we will show you how to access it along with the key features of this new OS.
MacOS Big Sur will arrive with a new look for Apple computers. A more advanced, intuitive and attractive design both in the main menu and in the notification center. This new format of the notification center will allow you to more easily visualize and manage connections and audiovisual reproduction, among others. The appearance is similar to that of iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) which could suggest Apple possibly has plans to incorporate a touchscreen into new iMacs and Macbooks.
One of the most groundbreaking announcements has been the use of proprietary processors (Apple Silicon) manufactured by Apple to the detriment of Intel’s chips that Apple has used for years. While it was stated in Apple’s WWDC 2020 that there will still be Intel Macs released this year and then supported for years to come, Apple is planning to fully transfer their lineup to Apple Silicon within 2 years. Users with Intel Mac’s will still be able to use OS Big Sur.
To improve the security of its users, Apple has included a privacy button in Safari. By clicking the user will be able to consult the details of how that web page that they are visiting manages their personal information.
Also, the Tracking Prevention option will be enabled to identify the trackers in each navigation window and automatically be blocked. You will be able to receive a weekly newsletter about blocked trackers.
Mac OS Big Sur will allow you to customise the view of the Safari homepage to facilitate your navigation. You can place personal or default background images from the Apple gallery, you can also configure what parameters you want to be displayed when you open your browser, such as your favorite pages or your last visits.
There will be a new category in the App Store where all the extensions that can be downloaded, installed and coupled to the Safari browser will be. In addition, you can configure it so there are extensions that apply only to some specific web pages.
In addition to the spectacular new design of the Maps app for Mac OS Big Sur, you will have the option to create your own guides to featured places. Create a list of your favourite restaurants, places with spectacular sunsets or the unmissable monuments of a city to share with your friends.