Tech Tip: New features Apple Mail for macOS Ventura

For those of you running Apple Mall under the new macOS Ventura (13) below are some of the new features.

Undo send. After you send an email, you have a few seconds to unsend it to make corrections or other changes. See Recall email with Undo Send.

Schedule with Send Later. You now have the option to schedule a time to send an email. See Write and send emails.

Remind me. If you don’t have time to respond to an email right away, you can set a time and date to receive a reminder and have the email moved back to the top of your inbox. See Use Remind Me to come back to emails later.

Follow-up. You can receive a notification to follow up on emails you’ve sent that have yet to receive a response. See Reply to, forward, or follow up on emails.

Missing recipients. If you forget to include recipients that you mention in an email, you receive a message before you send it asking if you want to add them.

Improved search. Smart search suggestions and corrections improve your searches and offer better content when you search in Mail. See Search for emails.

Filter your inbox with Focus. Specify Mail accounts that you can receive messages from when a Focus is on. See Use Focus filters in Mail.

VMware Fusion for Apple silicon Public Tech Preview Now Available

To deliver Fusion for Apple Silicon devices we’ve had to re-evaluate every part of the Fusion technology stack. The scope and scale of this undertaking should not be understated, and the success of this project has been the result of a massive ongoing collaboration from many internal teams working together, entirely remotely as we do in this day in age.

We’re going to be keeping the Public Tech Preview active for at least the rest of this year and likely into spring, and so we won’t be pulling in these changes into our fall release, which means Fusion on Apple silicon is effectively FREE for all users for the time being.

VMware Fusion and MacOS Big Sur

While doing some work tonight I received an update notification from VMware Fusion, which I use to run Windows 10 inside Mac OS.

• Fusion 11 can not run on macOS 11 Big Sur because it depends on Kernel Extensions which can no longer be used on macOS 11. 

Never fear there is a new version with newer pricing. Ugh!!

Finally, with this new version of Fusion, VMware is also shaking up its pricing with a new Fusion 12 Player licensing structure that is free for personal use. Fusion 12 Player users who want to use the software for commercial use will be able to purchase a license for $149, with an upgrade license available for $89 to those currently running Fusion 10 or 11.

A professional-level Fusion 12 Pro offers some additional power-user features and allows you to run on up to three devices (including Windows or Linux PCs running VMware’s Workstation Pro), with pricing set at $199 for a new license or $99 as an upgrade. Discounted educational pricing will also be available for Fusion 12, although many students will also be able to take advantage of the free personal use license.

Users who purchased Fusion 11.5 or Fusion 11.5 Pro after June 15 will be eligible for a free upgrade to Fusion 12 Player (commercial license) or Fusion 12 Pro.

So why is the upgrade needed? Fusion 12 phases out VMWare’s use of kernel extensions by using new Apple APIs to support its containers and virtual machines.

Bad news? It is not available yet.