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Topic: macOS

Video: See all the best new features in Apple's macOS Sierra

07/15/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's forthcoming macOS Sierra update will focus on continuity and iCloud, further blurring the lines between the company's Mac lineup and its portable devices, like iPhone and iPad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at what's new in macOS Sierra.

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macOS Sierra may expand use of Dark Mode to native app backgrounds

07/12/2016, 04:07 pm

When macOS Sierra launches this fall, it might include an improved Dark Mode which carries the theme beyond just the Dock and menu bar, according to posts by a developer on Twitter.

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Why Apple's Transit Maps are rolling out so slowly

07/07/2016, 02:07 pm

A year ago, Apple launched Transit directions in iOS 9 Maps, but so far there's only a limited number of cities worldwide that support the new feature. Here's why.

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Apple releases first public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

07/07/2016, 11:07 am

Fulfilling a promise it made at WWDC in June, Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra on Thursday, giving an early glimpse at software that won't be finished until sometime this fall. [Updated]

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New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera, but macOS Gatekeeper users are protected

07/06/2016, 10:07 am

A new piece of Mac-targeting malware is in the wild, potentially allowing hackers to remotely execute code and even control the FaceTime camera on a user's computer, but Apple's own Gatekeeper security prevents the unsigned app from being installed.

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Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10

07/05/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the second pre-release beta builds for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, arriving more than three weeks after the platforms were announced at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Browser-based Apple Pay predicted to chip away at PayPal's dominance with both consumers & merchants

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Convenience and brand recognition should help Apple Pay on the web pose a serious threat to PayPal right out of the gate, a new analysis predicts, forecasting that Apple's new browser-based payment service will see a major overlap with PayPal acceptance when it launches this fall.

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Inside Sierra: How Apple Watch 'Auto Unlock' will let you jump straight into macOS

06/16/2016, 01:06 pm

One of the most anticipated features of macOS Sierra may actually be one of the simplest: Auto Unlock, which stands to save some Mac and Apple Watch owners trouble if they regularly log in and out of their system.

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'Universal Clipboard' for macOS Sierra & iOS 10 streamlines copy/paste between devices

06/15/2016, 12:06 pm

A useful addition to Continuity in both macOS Sierra and iOS 10 is the Universal Clipboard, making it easier to shuttle content back and forth between Macs and iOS devices without AirDrop or other workarounds.

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Safari 10 will prefer HTML5, require manual activations of plugins like Flash & Java

06/14/2016, 04:06 pm

Continuing Apple's deprication of third-party plugins, Safari 10 -- bundled with macOS Sierra -- will by default require users to manually activate Flash, Java, Silverlight, or QuickTime to use one of them on a website.

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Siri for Mac: How it works in Apple's macOS Sierra and what it's capable of

06/14/2016, 10:06 am

macOS Sierra, revealed during Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, will be the first Mac operating system to include Siri. Although many people are familiar with how the virtual assistant works in iOS, there will be quite a few differences on desktops and laptops.

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Apple reveals macOS Sierra hardware compatibility list

06/13/2016, 10:06 pm

Following Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday, Apple posted details about the upcoming macOS Sierra release to its official webpage, noting hardware support going back to the 2009 model year.

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How to Register for Apple's iOS 10 and macOS Sierra betas

06/13/2016, 07:06 pm

A spectrum of new features are set for introduction when iOS 10 and macOS (nŽe OS X) see public release this fall, but those brave enough to take the leap can test drive the software as part of Apple's Beta Software Program come July.

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'Apple File System' will scale from Apple Watch to Macs, replace HFS+

06/13/2016, 06:06 pm

In an under-the-radar WWDC announcement, Apple on Monday introduced the Apple File System, designed to eventually replace the HFS+ format and better exploit modern technologies.

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iOS 10, watchOS 3 & macOS Sierra betas debut for developers today, public testers in July

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Before they launch for free this fall, Apple's next-generation platforms will be available in beta form starting today for registered developers. Members of Apple's public beta program will also be able to test the future of iOS and macOS starting in July.

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Apple rebrands OS X as macOS, announces Sierra with Siri, plus focus on Continuity & iCloud

06/13/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple has announced it will rebrand its OS X platform as macOS with an update coming later this year, dubbed Sierra, with an emphasis on syncing data and settings through the cloud, and the debut of Siri on the Mac.

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