“Talking to my computer is not exactly something I’ve always dreamed of. But there Siri is on a Mac for the first time, beckoning me to press her wavy button that now resides in the dock,” Mark Spoonauer writes for LAPTOP. “‘What can I help you with?’ she asks. Then I start barking commands, like ‘Open the Laptop 2016 folder,’ and it just pops up on my screen in the Finder. Siri’s reply: ‘Your file, boss.’ I could get used to this.”
“Apple’s assistant is clearly the star feature in macOS Sierra, which is in developer preview now and will be available to consumers starting in July as a public beta,” Spoonauer writes. “The final form arrives this fall. But the Sierra update introduces several other upgrades, many of which require an iPhone running the upcoming iOS 10 (or an Apple Watch with watchOS 3) to get the full benefit.”
“The continuity between Macs and iPhones is getting so good, it’s almost a waste for Android phone owners to buy a Mac. You’d miss out on not just Hand-offs (the ability to pick up where you left off in apps across devices) and making calls from your Mac but also new features in macOS Sierra such as Universal Clipboard and Apple Pay,” Spoonauer writes. “With macOS Sierra, you’ll be able to get right to work with Auto Unlock. This feature leverages your Apple Watch to automatically unlock your Mac. You just open the lid, and off you’ll go.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Again, we’re armed with Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs and nobody lacking such a lineup can come even remotely close to our day-to-day capabilities. We are more efficient and we can accomplish much more than non-Apple device sufferers because our devices are infinitely more integrated. No other platform or ecosystem can compare.
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