Installing a macOS beta, especially the first one, on a computer used for day-to-day business work is risky, but manageable: it’s not that hard to roll back to a previous version in the event of a disaster. So we got to work testing the new macOS Ventura and the new features it brings, with Stage Manager at the helm.
However, Stage Manager has not been the novelty that achieves the most continuous use, but the new Spotlight. Stage Manager has at least in this beta phase – we will have to wait until autumn to see if it is refined – the defect of not taking advantage of the size of large screen diagonals and acting in the same way in 13 inches than in 28 .
The projector, on the other hand, is the one covered. Now it lets you do even more than before, to the point that Apple isn’t making it an app as such because they don’t want to, and it wouldn’t hurt to let it have its own static window.
It is able to find text that appears on our photos thanks to Live Text, recognizes the content of these photos to display them directly in the search (for example, if we search for “hamburger”, it will show us photos from our photo library in which burgers appear) and even It has deep integration with the timeline to understand the context of photos.
For instance, the search for “Bob Dylan” shows photos taken at a Bob Dylan concert even though there are no visual references to explain it. It simply crosses the calendar event information (date and time) with our photo library to understand that the images taken at that time correspond to something related to this subject. Intelligence. And these are not the only novelties of Spotlight: it also displays the images sought on the web and allows quick actions.
In “other news,” Mail has a small tweak that still doesn’t allow it to compete with Gmail or Spark; the Continuity Camera works spectacularly as a resource for those times when we want our video calls to particularly shine and the shared iCloud Photo Library will have to wait until installing the beta is something less reckless.
In infinite loop
This is one of this week’s episodes of Infinite Loop, the daily podcast of Appleswill, broadcast from Monday to Friday at 7:00 a.m. (Spanish peninsula time), in which we talk about Apple and its competition seen through the prism of the Cupertino company. This is a ten-minute podcast, presented by Javier Lacort and edited by Santi Araujo.
And these are the other episodes of this week, you can listen to them in full from this page.
#626: 13 enigmatic inches
The WWDC left us, in addition to new operating systems and the brand new MacBook Air M2, a slight renovation symptomatic of something else. That of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
#627: A Better Bench
Apple is not a bank, despite the launch of Pay Later. At least today. If it continues to take steps to arbitrate our finances and our consumption, some ideas to make this role healthier than the one adopted with the “buy now, pay later” system.
#628: And now, fantastic
Fantastical, the queen application for managing calendars in the Apple ecosystem, has had several novelties both in recent months and in recent days. Here I review some of them and tell my experience trying to make the leap in that direction again.
#629: The Next Funeral
The death of the iPod and a small personal experience bring this episode: what will be the next range to be eliminated by Apple?
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