“I’ve been lucky enough to use the developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12 since shortly after it was introduced at WWDC 2016,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “Because it is still in development not every feature works just yet, but what I’ve seen shows Sierra is in good shape for an OS that will be made available as a public beta in July, for full introduction in Fall.”
“Apple’s OS isn’t just one operating system, but several: Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV and the Watch, all of these are built on the same basic OS, and Apple’s made sure that each one of its connected devices work well alongside each other,” Evans writes. “One excellent example of how Apple how to make complementary connected products that work logically together is the new AutoUnlock feature, which lets an Apple Watch user open his or her Mac as soon as they are within a few feet of their computer.”
“Flagship macOS Sierra improvements that work well now include: Siri, big Photos improvements, iCloud Desktop/Documents, tabs support in many apps as well as the system’s new optimized storage capabilities,” Evans writes. “Accessed using the new Siri icon to the right of the Finder in the Dock, the Siri icon in the Menu or using the Fn-Space shortcut, Siri on Sierra does everything you can do on an iPhone, and adds a load of commands you’ll use on a Mac (just ask Siri what you can ask).”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: One thing, among many, that struck us so far: Photos on the Mac is quickly becoming a very powerful tool.