Apple releases macOS 10.12 Sierra public beta 3

“Following the release of macOS Sierra’s fourth developer beta, Apple has pushed out the third macOS Sierra public beta for non-developer testers,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac.

“”This release should include the new emoji characters introduced to the Mac earlier this week,” Hall reports. “macOS Sierra brings dozens of new features to the Mac including Siri for the first time.”

“Aside from Siri, macOS Sierra enhances the Photos app with new object recognition and search features, a new slideshow tool called Memories, the return of the Places view and more.,” Hall reports. “Later this fall, Apple Pay will also be available on the Mac through Safari.”

More info and links in the full article here.

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  1. I used the Yosemite and El Capitan betas with very few, if any issues. Not so with Sierra. Air Mail stopped working and the fact I couldn’t wake my Mac from sleep was the last straw. I had to go back to El Capitan. Very disappointed. I’m sure it will get better.

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