Apple Seeds releases third macOS Monterey 12.3 beta to developers

Apple today released the third beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.3 update to developers for testing, with the new software available a week after the release of the second macOS Monterey 12.3 beta.

Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. There’s also a macOS 11.6.5 update for those still using macOS Big Sur.

‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.3 is a major update that introduces Universal Control, a feature Apple first teased at WWDC and then delayed for months. ‌Universal Control‌ is designed to let you use a single mouse/trackpad and keyboard across multiple Macs and iPads (with iPads running iPadOS 15.4).

After updating your devices to macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4, ‌Universal Control‌ works automatically, allowing your Mac’s cursor and keyboard to work on the iPad and vice versa. It’s simple and intuitive to use.

maOS Monterey 12.3 adds support for updating AirPods firmware when the headphones are connected to a Mac, plus it deprecates kernel extensions used by Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive, and it eliminates Python 2, Apple asking users developers to use an alternative scripting language like Python 3 go ahead.

There are also new emoji characters including melting face, biting lip, heart shaped hands, bubbles, beans, face with diagonal mouth, palm up, eggs, troll, low battery, coral, lotus, etc.

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