Today, Apple released the second beta of the macOS Big Sur 11.3 update (model number: 20E5186d). Developers can use the software update in the system preferences to download the beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.3 after installing the appropriate configuration file in the Apple Developer Center.
This new beta update comes with a couple of new features and improvements. There are updates for the Safari browser, app compatibility, reminder app, and more. With the Safari browser, developers can now rearrange the “Start Page” and place the features where they want. For the reminder application, the addition is that the reminder list can now be re-arranged with certain details. Developers can use date (due or creation), title, or priority list to rearrange the reminder list. Furthermore, the reminder list is now printable (“File”> “Print”). A new feature with the reminder app is that you can now drag and drop reminders.
M1 Macs can now better run iOS apps
Furthermore, Apple’s M1 Macs can now better run iOS apps. A new Touch Alternative preference panel allows users to set keyboard commands for touch input alternatives when running iPhone and iPad applications on the M1 Mac. Also, the app can display on a large window if the Mac permits.
Apple has added a new “Made for You” library shortcut in Apple Music to find personal mixes and replay playlists. The “Listen Now” section has also been updated to support highlighting live events.
There are new sorting options and printing options in the Reminders app. Apple Music has also updated the Made for You shortcuts and the live event options in the Listen Now section.
In the Apple News app, there is a redesigned Apple News + tab, which has a dedicated “Made for You” section, and a new browser tab for easier browsing of available content. The new “Made for You” section is designed to help Apple News + users find their favorite magazines and newspapers faster, and it also adds new tools for managing download issues.
macOS Big Sur 11.3 also adds support for the latest PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controllers for use with macOS games.
In recent times, Apple has been struggling with bugs that affect its system. The macOS Big Sure 11.1 and 11.2 were not bug-free. However, Apple has released multiple updates to satisfy the needs of users. We can only hope that the macOS Big Sur 11.3 does not have any significant bug.