What’s New? macOS Big Sur, for sure !

Again, Apple introduce new macOS Big Sur for more beautiful new design.

As per Apple’s press release in Cupertino, California on June 22nd 2020, Apple introduce new macOS Big Sur includes the biggest Safari update ever and powerful enhancements to Messages, Maps, and privacy.

It is the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. MacOS Big Sur introduces a beautiful redesign that is entirely new yet instantly familiar. The new operating system borrows a number of elements from Apple’s iOS, including a customizable Control Center, where you can toggle brightness, Do Not Disturb, and other settings of your choice; and a new notification center, which keeps all of your notifications and widgets (also redesigned, and available in the App Store) in one column, sorts alerts by most recent, and groups related notifications together.

Menu Bar

The menu bar is now taller and more translucent, the interface’s font color changes based on the color of your desktop background, and pull-down menus are larger with more space between lines. You can pin the items you use the most to the top of the menu bar. Windows are also more translucent, with more rounded edges.

Safari and Privacy

Safari brings new features for greater personalization while browsing the web. Users can customize the new start page with a background image and sections like their Reading List and iCloud Tabs. With built-in translation, Safari can detect and translate entire webpages from seven languages with just a click.3 Users can further personalize their experience with improved support for extensions, and the Mac App Store makes it easy to discover and download great Safari extensions with a new category that includes editorial spotlights and top charts. Privacy has always been built into Safari, and a new Privacy Report delivers added visibility into how Safari protects browsing activity across the web. Users can choose when and which websites a Safari extension can work with, and tools like data breach password monitoring never reveal your password information — not even to Apple.

Maps

There’s a new version of Maps for Mac that borrows features from the iOS app, including custom Guides, 360-degree location views, bicycle and electric-vehicle directions (which you can send directly to an iPhone), live updates for shared ETAs, congestion zones, and indoor maps. New detailed maps are coming to more countries — including Canada, Ireland, and the UK — later this year.

source: apple.com, theverge.com

Why Designer Loves Macs?

Many people also asking the same thing. Why designer loves using Mac to support their works? especially for designing.

Photo by Gabriel Beaudry 

Here are some answers:

Font rendering; from a design perspective, Mac has classically been better at rendering font. From the designers perspective Apple represent all that is cool about design. Indeed as much thought has gone into the aesthetics of Apple products including Mac’s, as has gone into the technology inside. The software and OS is intuitive and when compared to Windows, it wins hands down. What Apple offers designers is something that has been well thought through, is easy and simple to use and which ultimately appeals to their sensibilities.

Macs offer the easiest means of getting their ideas into reality and that is the reason why they will always turn to Apple over any other. There is also the likelihood that most designers cut their creative teeth on a Mac and as such are not comfortable using anything else.

Photo by luciano de sa

Apple Mac’s were always too pricey for the domestic market, especially in the early days, so it was predominately businesses and professional institutions that did shell out for the hardware, their love of which meant they were sure to remain loyal to the brand. Mac users it was often said would never consider changing to another manufacturer and because of this Apple occupied its own niche for many years – that of providing highly powerful PC’s capable of handling memory sucking software and perfect for the production of graphic designs, technical drawings and handling complex data sets.

source: webdesignmash

Ultra Thin iMac 2019

APPLE HAS JUST refreshed its line of iMac all-in-one desktop computers. The iMac updates are largely focused on processing power, which nudge the machine closer to the performance levels of what you might consider a “pro” computer. 

The iMac family was updated with 8th- and 9th-generation Intel processors, faster memory, and new Radeon Pro Vega graphics options in March of 2019.


27-INCH iMac, 5120 x 2880 Retina display, Coffee Lake processors, faster 2666MHz memory and Radeon Vega Pro graphics options.

21.5-INCH iMac, 4096 x 2304 Retina display, Coffee Lake Processors, Radeon Vega Pro graphics options, faster 2666MHz memory

The new iMac has had the same design since 2012 when the sides of the iMac were slimmed down. However, the aluminium look is now over 10 years old – the first aluminium iMac launched in 2007. Some people have been calling for a facelift, or at least some internal changes that could allow Apple to slim the unit down even further, and perhaps reduce the chin.

For the screen, the 4K Retina display still offers 4,096 x 2,304 resolution with support for 1 billion colours, 500 nits brightness and wide colour (P3) and the 5K Retina display still offers 5,120 x 2,880 resolution with support for 1 billion colours, 500 nits brightness and wide colour (P3).

Up to 8-Core Intel 9th-generation processors. With updated processors across the line, customers will experience dramatically faster performance for a wide range of everyday computing tasks, from editing photos to playing demanding games, composing music or even creating a feature film.

  • The 21.5-inch iMac now features 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors, delivering up to 60 percent faster performance.1
  • The 27-inch iMac now for the first time features up to 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors, delivering up to 2.4 times faster performance.
Apple iMac’s is an ultra thin all-in-one desktop computer, available in 21.5 inch and 27 inch sizes with an array of build to-order upgrades.

All new Macs come with macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In macOS Mojave, Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content, Stacks organizes messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups and FaceTime supports group calling. macOS Mojave also brings iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home to the Mac and features a redesigned Mac App Store with rich editorial content and the addition of apps from top developers, including Microsoft and Adobe.

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