MacOS Big Sur: How to use new features in Messages, Maps, Safari and more

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macOS: When an application, technology, or gadget stays without updating its latest version, everyone becomes stale. That is why MacOs Big sure brings major updates to the Apple operating system. Now that you can download big Sur, this is how to use them.

The Apple Mac operating system, MacOs Big Sir, is now available for download.

This new OS also is called MacOS 11, it is full of new and redesigned features that make for a better experience, including updates to Safari, Messages, and Maps.

SAFARI

This is the new one that Apple has produced. Perhaps the biggest upgrade in MacOS Big Sir comes in Apple’s Safari web browser. According to Apple, this is the biggest update to Safari since it’s launch in 2003.

The new App store category for Safari extensions will let you customize which sites and times each extension are used.

A customized Safari start page will let you pick from a curated group of wallpapers or use one of your own photos. It can also be used to translate languages from seven different languages with a built-in feature.

Using it isn’t hard,

Open the Safari browser the same way you did before. Where you go next depends on what you want to do:

If you scroll to a website in another language, you’ll be able to hit a button to translate it. If you have several tabs open, you’ll see the website favicons by default so you can spot the one you want faster.

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Preview the content in a tab by hovering over it, and click to delete all tabs to the right of one tab.

Tap the privacy report button to see what data is being collected on the site you’re browsing.

MESSAGES

This new message app in MacOS Big Sur includes ways to pin conversations similar to a feature in the new IOS 14, options to better wrangle group messages, a redesigned search function, and new options for designing Memoji and using message effect

Using it isn’t hard, just Pin Important conversations to the top of the app for faster access. The direct message within a group, to keep those big chats under control.

Continue by typing the person’s name out in the group to tag them directly in the conversation.

Choose only to be notified in the group when your name is mentioned

Organize your search results by links, photos, or matching terms, add message effects like balloons and confetti, and create then customize your Memoji on the Mac.

MacOS Big Sur: How to use new features in Messages, Maps, Safari and more
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MAPS

This new maps app in Big Sur includes more options to help you explore new places and share what to find, see detailed indoor maps of major airports and shopping centers, see a 360-degree view of a destination and use EV routing.

How to use it is to explore an area with guides from trusted resources, or create your own marking your favorite restaurants, parks, and vacation spots to create a guide that you can share with friends and family.

Get a 360-degree view of a destination with a feature called Look Around. See detailed indoor maps of major airports and shopping centers.

If you have an electric car or scooter, use the EV ROUTING which will take factors like charging stations, weather, elevation, and your electric vehicle’s current charge level into account on your route.

WIDGETS

IOS 14 and iPad OS 14, MacOS Big Sur brings another widget to your home screen.

WIDGETS are large, dynamic icons that display live app information, like the weather or your daily step count.

USE

Use a widget to see an overview of their core information displayed in a live feed on your home screen.

Display widgets at different times of the day so that you will see the weather in the morning and the news in the afternoon.

IPHONE AND IPAD APPS.

Buying one of Apple’s upcoming Macs that are powered by the company will be able to natively run iPhone and iPad apps.

USE

Use the mac App store to install new apps. Use this app with MacOS, if you don’t have it; You can download it there too.

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