Apple is on a roll to get developers busy with all its mobile platforms. iOS, tvOS, and watchOS have all seen incremental features that are getting. But the MacBooks and the Mac systems too are receiving the much-needed update we have all been waiting for.
So here are the best features of the new, yet familiar macOS.
Over the past year, Apple has been on the trend of making every operating system sound so similar. iOS for mobile devices, watchOS for its wearable, and tvOS for its smart set-top box. OS X seems out of place for the desktops and ultrabooks. So at this year's WWDC, Apple has renamed it to macOS. Pretty predictable for the naming standards.
The 13th version that will soon arrive as a free update to all Macintosh systems is named Sierra, which a reference to the mountain range in California.
What Windows Hello does with your retina scans, Apple has done the same with Apple Watch and the macOS. When an Apple Watch is in a close proximity of the MacBook, the user can just open up the laptop to find their desktop is ready to use. There is no need to enter the passwords as it recognizes the device and the user credentials.
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opy and pasting texts is great on a Windows system, and many other mobile devices. But there has never been a convenient way to copy something from one device and seamlessly paste it on another document running on a secondary device. Until now!
Apple has just made the copy and pasting the coolest feature of macOS and iOS. You can copy and paste the content you want directly between the two devices without any hassles.
The iCloud, which has almost 9 billion documents on it from all Apple users can now bring you access to all the files that are stored even on your desktop. Apple is definitely making leaps forward unlike the competition.
Optimum usage of storage
So we always think of ways to manage our storage devices and files that are on our local drives. And it drives us mad to keep copies of them on a separate external drive to later make space on your local one. Apple has introduced a feature in the new macOS that can manage the storage on its own. It backs up the least used files onto iCloud and deletes them from the local drive, making it convenient for users.
Apple now allows you to pay for all your purchases online using Apple Pay. Many stores now allow you to authenticate quick payments through Safari on the desktop.
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Apple now allows you to open and manage multiple tabs right in the browser. You can open several Safari windows and open the tabs to carry on a wide range of multitasking.
You can even open documents in the same windows all the same time.
So while you're watching your favorite movie, you want to catch up on your mail. As the feature is already available on iOS, it was not long before Apple introduced it on macOS. Picture-in-picture helps you to move and resize a video while you browse through a web page or a check on your emails.
Siri on macOS
Yes, the intelligent assistant just got smarter and developers too can now make her part of their apps as well. Siri being available on the desktop will take productivity and search to the next level.
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Just like on the iOS version, iMessages get the same features on the macOS too. Things pictures get the animations they need, some messages can be sent as a secret text, and even the emojis get bigger.
The iOS version of photos has seen a lot of new features. It can now identify faces of your friends and family, and also merge them according to different events and places as well.