“One day after [WWDC], not two minutes after booting up a MacBook Pro that Apple pre-loaded with a preview build of macOS Sierra, I asked Siri some existential questions. (As you do.) Then I asked which version of OS X she was running, expecting a gentle chiding about macOS and silly questions. Instead, she said, Your Mac has OS X 10.12 (16A201w) installed. Poor Siri doesn’t even know where she is!” David Pierce writes for Wired. “She was still happy to help me buy drugs, though, so that’s something.”
“I’ve been using Sierra for about a week now: in my apartment, at my desk, and in the office… I really like having Siri on my Mac. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel talking to my laptop, especially in an office full of judgmental coworkers who communicate silently, through Slack. After a couple of hours, though, it felt almost natural. Natural to me, anyway: Everyone around me still thinks I’m talking to them when I’m talking to Siri, and it’s hard to overcome the shame of sitting in a coffee shop shouting ‘WHAT TIME IS IT IN BANGKOK’ at my laptop. OK, so maybe it’s not really natural. But it is definitely useful,” Pierce writes. “Even just a few days in, Siri already feels like a core component of how I laptop — even more than how I smartphone.”
“This isn’t the same Siri you’ve used (or tried to use) on the iPhone,” Pierce writes. “Siri for Mac can handle multi-step searches, for instance, like “What time do the Warriors play?” followed by “What channel is it on?” It also feels Mac-specific in clever ways, and more thoroughly integrated.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Go from macOS Sierra to an earlier version of OS X and you’ll miss Siri, tabs in apps, the solidly upgraded Photos, and more. This is an upgrade every Mac user with a compatible machine will want to make. OS X El Capitan already seems downright primitive