All you need to know about Sierra – the latest Mac OS!
Sierra, the newest operating system for Mac (10.12) was officially released yesterday, 20th September.
Apple has revealed that the operating system is now known as macOS.
Like with any newly released software or operating system it’s wise to remember that it’s expected to contain some bugs or issues with existing software. If you’re extremely eager to download macOS Sierra it’s worthwhile doing this on a machine which isn’t your primary computer, just incase you experience some problems along the way!
Before upgrading we recommend using CleanMyMac software and also ensure you back up your data before taking the plunge to Sierra! Backblaze is a great way to back up your data.
There’s a variety of new features with macOS Sierra. Here’s a look at what’s new to explore!
Auto Unlock with Apple Watch:
Easily log into your Mac with Auto Unlock. This fantastic feature allows you to unlock your Mac using your Apple Watch.
With universal clipboard you have the flexibility to copy from one device and paste on another.
Now you can react to a message in a variety of ways. Some of the reactions include giving a thumbs up, question mark or heart. This is a great way to liven up a conversation! You could even add some fun by sending a large emoji!
Optimised storage for iCloud will automatically back up your older, rarely used files in iCloud keeping them available on demand, resulting in your storage going much further.
For those who already make purchases with Apple Pay, you’ll understand the ease and simplicity it has to offer! It’s the fast, easy and secure place to make online purchases. No need to enter long credit card numbers. Keep an eye out for Apple Pay on lots of your top sites and verify your purchases with Touch ID on your iPhone or by using your Apple Watch.
Siri for Mac:
Siri was introduced as a feature back in 2011, on the iPhone 4S. Now that it’s available on Mac with Sierra searching through documents will be effortless.
Memories creates fascinating slideshows of your best photos so you can rediscover moments from the past which you may have forgotten!
It’s a good idea to keep your Mac running an up to date operating system, however if you only have one primary machine you may prefer to wait a short while until Sierra’s been fully tested and bug free! If you’ve already downloaded Sierra let us know your thoughts by commenting below.