Apple’s recent release of the Studio Display was the first affordable monitor in over a decade. However, with the arrival of Universal Control, that concept is turned on its head. In iOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3, Universal Control is already a reality. Hopefully, this new feature will continue to make our lives easier. But for now, let’s review some of the new features. We’ll cover the new emojis, improved spatial audio, and support for AirPods.
The new version of macOS contains 37 new emojis, including new faces, hand gestures, and household objects. There are also several new skin tones for the handshake emoji. In addition, users can drag files between their Mac and iPad. Emoji support is also available in macOS 12.3’s Universal Control feature. To use it, simply click and drag files between your Mac and iPad.
The latest update to macOS includes a number of under-the-hood improvements. A new voice option for Siri is included in this version, as well as support for EU Digital Covid-19 certificates on vaccine cards. Those using iOS devices may also want to check out the updated File Provider API. This change will make it easier to move content from one device to another. But before making your move, read about the new emojis in macOS Monterey and iOS 15.4.
Improved spatial audio
Apple’s latest update to iOS brings support for Spatial Audio. If you haven’t heard of this new technology, it’s a great way to experience music and movies in 3D space. But it has its drawbacks as well. Here’s a quick look at how it works and how you can make the most of it. For starters, it lets you hear music recorded with Dolby technology in simulated three-dimensional space. And with this new update, the same technology will also be available on the macOS Monterey operating system.
The new version of macOS also includes support for AirPods. Whether you’re using wired headphones or AirPods, you’ll be able to listen to music and movies in 3D with this new feature. The sound will even follow your head movement, which will allow you to experience the audio more like it’s in the theatre. This update also includes support for Dolby Vision and improved handling of file formats.
New multitasking feature
The latest update to macOS includes a new multitasking feature called Universal Control. This new feature lets you use your Mac’s mouse and trackpad to control the iPad as if it were an extra screen. This is particularly useful for people who are constantly on the go and want to be able to work on their Mac even when they’re away from it. In addition to this, Universal Control also lets you drag files from one device to another.
To activate the new multitasking feature in macOS, you first need to set up your Mac. The new feature is available only on macOS Monterey 15.3 or later. Open System Preferences from the dock icon or the Apple menu and clicks the Advanced button. Once there, check the boxes next to the devices that you want to manage. Then, click on ‘Use a single mouse and keyboard to control multiple applications.
Support for AirPods
Spatial audio will soon be available on Macs with the new macOS Monterey operating system. This new feature will enable the sound from AirPods to follow the movements of the user’s head while they listen to music. Some content and apps will not support this feature by default. If this is the case, users must open the Control Center and turn on Spatial Audio. After making these changes, the settings will automatically apply when the user uses the app again.
Universal Control will allow users to control both their Mac and iPad with the same mouse. It will even allow users to drag and drop files between the two devices. Originally slated to launch in June 2021, the feature has been postponed until 2022. Users don’t need to buy an M1 Mac to use Universal Control, as it will work with all 2016 Macs and 6th Gen iPads.