5 hidden features of macOS Sierra, you should be aware of

September 20, Apple released a new operating system macOS Sierra ā€“ main release for Mac computers this year, which opened up new features and gave the developers a number of tools for creating new programs. Major changes in the design of the desktop platform was not the case: radical appearance of macOS has changed in OS X Yosemite.

Every release of macOS appear innovations that compensate for some functional inconvenience the previous version. MacDigger publishes a selection of hidden features of desktop OSes Apple, about which know not all Mac users. The article will be interesting both to beginners who are just getting acquainted with the operating system, and advanced users of Apple computers.

1. New effect of “blowing out” in the Photos app

Photo app in macOS Sierra has got all new features that its mobile version in iOS 10. There are “Memories” and “Smart search” and “Geo” and “face Detection”. Many of these features have been introduced much earlier, but the interface is now more uniform, and the creation of “Memories” in the style of automatic videos Google Photos ā€” absolutely new. Another novelty brand lenses, Apple became the slider “Brilliance”, with which you can easily improve any photo by adjusting the contrast and brightness. A similar option is available in mobile version Photos in iOS 10.

2. Support Apple Pay in the browser

Many people like to shop online with your Mac with macOS purchases in Safari even easier. With Apple Pay to make purchases on sites that support this feature. Users do not have to enter a credit card number. Simply press the Apple Pay button at checkout and complete the order using Touch ID on your iPhone or Apple Watch. The launch of Apple Pay in Russia is expected soon.

3. Collaborative editing of notes

With each new version Apple is trying to do the standard “Notes” more convenient and quick, adapting to the needs of users. So, previously, the company added the ability to attach images to records, but now has decided to give freedom to those Mac owners that use the “Notes”. Now users can collaborate on editing a record. To do this, just create a new note, and then click on the icon on the panel, and then open the sharing menu.

4. “Picture in picture”

macOS Sierra allows you to work with one window and view the content in another. You can locate a video of Safari or iTunes in a separate window on top of all others while you work and even change its size, drag, or fixed in any corner of the screen. The video remains at the top, even when you are working in another window. To enable this functionality for regular videos and YouTube is easy.

5. Control your PC settings with Siri

The main feature of the new software platform, Apple has become the voice assistant Siri that came with Apple mobile devices. Voice dictation on a Mac can be surprisingly useful. So, in addition to searching for files, or contacts, you can manage the settings of your computer. Excellent work requests to turn on or off Bluetooth, make the screen brighter or darker, put the computer to sleep or start the screen saver.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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