You can even type on a iPad with the keyboard of a MacBook and toss apps and content loosely back and forth, but that’s not the only reason why the new MacOS is interesting.
Apple is working harder and harder to turn the iPad Pro into a laptop replacement, the latest step in the process was the very powerful iPad Pro with the M1. MacOS is still not running on this, it may never be, as the fact that it came with a dedicated operating system optimized for touch screens, rather than forcing a desktop, played a big part in the success of the tablet and the flourishing of the segment.
Regardless, the manufacturer will continue to bring macOS and iPadOS closer together, with macOS Monterey coming in the fall making it more convenient than ever to use a desktop or laptop with an iPad.
AirPlay, Devices Without Borders, Shortcuts
One of the key innovations is that you can assign the same keyboard and mouse or touchpad to two devices at the same time and simply switch the cursor to switch which one is active, so you can even type on a MacBook keyboard on an iPad. What’s more, you can transfer files, copy images, edit documents with ease, and have more than two devices involved in the fun.
It’s also a great thing that we’ll be able to mirror our devices to a Mac so we can transfer image and sound from an iPhone, iPad, or other Mac, hopefully with minimal delay.
Relevant innovations from iOS are coming back here too, the FaceTime app gets the new features, and we can use Focus as well. Also, visit the very useful Shortcuts, previously available on touchscreen devices, to automate processes, send a message with a click, create GIFs, and more. We will have a number of useful, pre-made shortcuts available to you from several points in the system.
Apple is very proud that macOS ‘built-in browser is lightning fast, but there are areas where there is still room for improvement. The designers have redesigned the interface a bit so that the browser tabs will be added to the search bar, grouped and switched between groups with a few clicks, or forwarded via email, or even downloaded to iPad. The home page will also be revamped, and – while this is more good news for iOS and iPadOS users – web extensions will be available on both iPhones and iPads.
Xcode Cloud, TestFlight for Mac
While this will be of more interest to developers, it has been announced that a bunch of new APIs will be available, including Object Capture, which allows you to scan objects as 3D objects simply by photographing them from all sides.
AB testing will be available in the App Store (you’ll be able to use different app icons to see which users get better), and a widget will highlight upcoming events on the app store’s main page.
Xcode Cloud makes life easier for development teams, takes the load off the processor, and puts apps together in the cloud. TestFlight for Mac is available, an iOS version of which has long made it easier to test applications publicly or closed-by-invitation.
Like all other op. system, it will also start in the fall.
Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.
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