Apple announced on Tuesday a release of a new operating system called macOS Sierra which replaces the old OSX. The recent upgrade offers a lot in store, claiming a change in users' Apple experience.
To makes the Mac experience faster and more efficient, Mac user can now download and install the latest macOS Sierra through a free update, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Here are some highlights of the macOS Sierra:
1. Siri is moving into your Mac
Apple's trademark voice assistant Siri is no longer restricted to iPhones but is now also available on Mac (Amazon Echo has Alexa and Windows has Cortana). Siri, which can be activated through voice command that is also located on the dock, is useful in calling out searches, especially if users previous files are not organized. The result searches may be indexed by type of file, date, or by a keyword.
MacOS Sierra allows automatic syncing of files across multiple Apple devices. MacOS also allows its users to delete iTunes movies they have already watched and stores them on iCloud.Other unused files may also be stored on the cloud to save space on ones Mac.
3. Better Messaging
One unique feature of the Mac is the iMessage which comes with new upgrades that includes the invisible ink, dramatic texts, GIFs and stickers. In some cases messages also boom or shake.
4. Pop-Up Videos
MacOS Sierra allows greater multitasking. Once users click on a video they want to watch, it can pop out of the window tab and place itself on the corner of the screen, which allows user to surf and do other stuff on their Mac.
5. Apple Pay
Using user's other Apple devices (Apple watch or iPhone) as auntheticating device, MacOS Sierra offers Apple Pay as a way to selttle online transactions in selected websites.
CNET cited that MacOS is a gamechanger as it launches a new era. The new operating system comes as a free update to Mac users worldwide.