Apple releases first beta of macOS 12.3 with Universal Control feature

Universal control

24 hours after launch macOS 12.2, the Cupertino-based company has launched the macOS 12.3 first beta, a new beta that is currently only available to the developer community, but which includes a very important novelty: the Universal Control function.

Along with this beta, it has also released lThe first beta of iOS 15.4 for iOS and iPad, where we also find support for this new functionality. If you want to try out the Universal Control feature, even if it's in beta, you'll need to update both your Mac and iPad to these new betas.

Let us remember that Universal Control is one of the functions that Apple presented in the 2021 keynote as one of the main novelties of macOS Monterey, however, the Cupertino-based company seems to have had various problems in being able to implement since It has twice delayed its launch.

According to the Monterey website, this feature will be released sometime in the spring of this year, so, until March's 21, the final version of macOS 12.3 and iOS 15.4 should not be released.

The Universal Control function allows control both a Mac and an iPad with the same mouse and keyboard, being a very interesting function for those people who have a very tight desk space.

Another novelty that we find in this new version of macOS is the ScreenCaptureKit API. This new API adds high performance screen recording support for applications designed for macOS.

As Apple describes this feature, this API is designed to provide fine-grained control over select what type of content we want to record from an application, such as video calling applications.

In the absence of this functionality, video calling applications had to add this function in their application to be able to share only a part of the screen during video calls.

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