Apple today launched macOS Monterey 12.3, the third major upgrade of the device since its launch in October 2021. More than a month has passed since the release of macOS Monterey 12.2, which set a Safari vulnerability. The MacOS Monterey 12.3 update can be downloaded from the Software Updates section of the System Preferences on all compatible Macs. For those who have not yet upgraded to macOS Monterey, Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.6.5.
MacOS Monterey 12.3 introduces many new features, the largest of which is Global Control. Global Control is designed to allow you to use a single mouse / pad and keyboard across multiple Macs and iPads (including iPads running iPadOS 15.4). After updating your devices to macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4, Global Control works automatically, allowing your Mac cursor and keyboard to run on the iPad and vice versa.
The update incorporates new emoji characters including melted eyes, space, heart hands, bubbles, beans, face with diagonal mouth, palm up, egg, troll, small battery, coral, lotus, and more , with the added support for taking note of iCloud Keychain entries and adding a powerful headphone jack for Spatial Audio features on M1 Macs when entering supported AirPods. MacOS 12.3: How to Add Notes to iCloud Keychain Entries. maOS Monterey 12.3 also adds support for updating AirPods firmware when plugged in to a Mac, including blocking kernel extensions used by Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive, and removing Python 2, with Apple training developers to use another scripting language like Python. 3 forward.
Apple’s full release notes for macOS 12.3 update are below: macOS 12.3 adds General Control so you can use a mouse and keyboard across your Mac and iPad. This release also includes a new emoji, a powerful head tracker for Music, and other bug fixes and fixes for your Mac. – Global control allows you to use a mouse and keyboard across iPad and Mac. – Text can be typed on either Mac or iPad and you can drag and drop files between them. – Powerful head tracking is available in Music with AirPods support on Mac computers with M1 chip. – Customizable world audio systems for Off, Fixed, and Head Tracking are available in Control Center with AirPods support on Mac computers with M1 chip
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