Apple Seeds Fourth Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of macOS Ventura to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to test the new ‌macOS Ventura‌ operating system ahead of its release. The fourth beta comes two weeks after the third public beta and it corresponds with the sixth developer beta that came out earlier this week.

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Public beta testers can download the macOS 13 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website.

‌macOS Ventura‌ introduces Stage Manager, a new multi-tasking option for focusing on a task while having other apps waiting in the wings. Stage Manager puts your main app front and center, tucking your other apps to the side for quick access.

Continuity Camera allows you to use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac, offering much better camera quality than the built-in Mac camera. Apple is building special stands to hold the ‌iPhone‌ with a Mac, and there are neat features like Desk View, which uses the Ultra Wide lens.

Handoff now works with FaceTime so you can answer calls on the Mac and then transfer them over to another device, and Messages is gaining undo, edit, and mark as unread features. SharePlay now works in Messages in addition to ‌FaceTime‌, and the Mail app has been overhauled. Search is more relevant, emails can be scheduled, and there's even an option to undo an email for up to 10 seconds after it's sent.

Apple brought the Weather and Clock apps to the Mac, redesigned System Preferences and renamed it System Settings, and added support for Shared Tab Groups. Passwords are being replaced with more secure Passkeys in iOS 16 and ‌macOS Ventura‌, and there are updates to Spotlight, Visual Lookup, Live Text, and more.

There are a ton of other features in ‌macOS Ventura‌, and we have a full rundown available in our dedicated macOS Ventura roundup.

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gccumber Avatar
6 weeks ago
I’ve honestly never understood peoples vehement hatred for Safari — personally its the only browser I use. In the past I’ve tried FF, Chrome, Brave, Opera and probably others but the syncing and integration is too good to abandon Safari. I work mostly for tech startups and to my recollection haven‘t had any major issues. Chrome on a Mac on the other hand… chewing through CPU/GPU. No thanks.
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Realityck Avatar
6 weeks ago
You want to upgrade to beta 6 because it fixed the powerd and mds_stores (spotlight) hogging CPU issues on my M1 based Macs.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AstroRexaur Avatar
6 weeks ago
Is stable?
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Realityck Avatar
6 weeks ago

Is stable?
Yes, been using it since yesterday. (M1 24" iMac and 16" M1 Max MBP). Not having to do a daily sudo pmset command for powerd is great. (fixed for M1 based Macs)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TonyM42 Avatar
6 weeks ago

Not having to do a daily sudo pmset command for powerd is great. (fixed for M1 based Macs)
Worth the update just for that!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
J InTech82 Avatar
6 weeks ago
So I am finally using the latest public beta on my MacBook M1 Air with 8 GBs of memory. The performance is how I feel this machine should have felt when I first purchased this machine. Everything is wicked snappy, apps load almost instantly and nothing feels sluggish. Let's see how performance holds up over the coming weeks and months but I am very impressed so far.
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