Apple is bringing new features to its Mac devices, as a result of its latest release of macOS Sonoma or macOS 14.0 – the latest Mac software update. The features included in this version are desktop widgets, new screen savers, improved video conferencing and Safari browsing, as well as enhanced gaming performance, and more.
The widgets in macOS Sonoma are interactive and can be placed on the desktop directly as they blend with a Mac’s wallpaper. Users can use these widgets to engage with a number of tasks such as completing reminders, playing or pausing media, accessing home controls, etc. Moreover, users can even add their iPhone widgets to their Mac desktop.
The new screen savers in macOS Sonoma show beautifully captured videos in slow motion of stunning locations around the world. These screen savers flawlessly transition to become the desktop wallpaper once a user is logged in.
The new video conferencing features have been designed to help users with improved presentation and sharing of their work during meetings within any video conferencing app. For instance, a Presenter Overlay option shows users in front of the content that they are sharing, while Reactions enable them to share their feelings and interact with other participants using with simple and fun gestures.
Within Safari, users will be able to quickly switch between different profiles dedicated to different topics. Additionally, with enhanced Private Browsing, users can be better protected against the most advanced techniques used for tracking purposes. “Private Browsing windows become locked when not in use and known trackers are blocked from loading,” as per Apple.
Game Mode, introduced in macOS Sonoma, is meant to further improve the gaming experience on Macs, including performance, battery life, and visuals. Users can expect more consistent frame rates, and reduced input and audio latency with wireless game controllers and AirPods.
To get to know about other updates that are part of macOS Sonoma, check out Apple's blog.