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Topic: Sierra

Video: How to downgrade from macOS High Sierra to Sierra

01/29/2018, 01:01 pm

MacOS High Sierra is Apple's newest operating system for Mac, but some users might have issues with applications or home server setups not working correctly. AppleInsider shows you how to downgrade, if you must.


Apple issues Meltdown and Spectre fixes for older Mac operating systems

01/23/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple's latest macOS High Sierra was not the only Mac operating system to receive fixes for Meltdown and Spectre on Tuesday, as a separately released security update addresses critical vulnerabilities in macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan.


Tips: If you're holding off on macOS High Sierra, turn off upgrade notifications for good

01/23/2018, 11:01 am

Every time you boot a computer capable of upgrading to High Sierra, macOS will pop up at least one notification a day exhorting you to move up. Here's how to turn them off for good, with one Terminal command.


December Apple updates fixed 'Meltdown' & 'Spectre' vulnerabilities on older Macs [u]

01/05/2018, 11:01 am

Updates released in early December should already have dealt with "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities on older Intel Macs, according to Apple's release notes -- but a late Friday retraction of the claim has shed some doubt on the situation.


macOS Sierra, El Capitan security updates patch KRACK Wi-Fi exploit

10/31/2017, 03:10 pm

On the same day that Apple patched it's front-line operating systems for the KRACK Wi-Fi attack vector, the company has also reached back a bit, and issued security updates for Sierra and El Capitan to fix the problem.


How to use 'unsupported' Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

10/20/2017, 04:10 pm

Even using the "universal" USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won't connect to a Mac running Sierra or High Sierra. Here's how to get them to talk to your MacBook Pro or iMac.


How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

10/17/2017, 01:10 pm

Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. Sounds simple enough -- but there are a few pre-requisites to fulfill before it works reliably. AppleInsider spells it all out.


Apple issues Safari 11 update for macOS Sierra & OS X El Capitan

09/19/2017, 03:09 pm

Though it's included by default with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, Apple on Tuesday released Safari 11 for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan, giving people early access to the finished browser's features.


Review: Mantiz MZ-02 enclosure is a stylish Thunderbolt 3 dock and eGPU enclosure in one

08/07/2017, 02:08 pm

A few of the external GPU solutions are aimed at the gamer crowd -- and look like it too. The Mantiz MZ-02 is one of a new generation of enclosures, aimed at boosting graphics performance with the addition of a PCI-E GPU to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped machine and eschewing any stereotypical gamer branding.


Apple issues fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

06/19/2017, 01:06 pm

On Monday afternoon, Apple released an update to just one of its eight currently running OS betas, and unveiled the fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6


Duet Display for iPad gains better Apple Pencil support, improved picture quality

05/23/2017, 11:05 am

The developers of the Duet Display app that allows the use of an iPad as an second screen for a Mac have released an update to the Pro in-app subscription, allowing for better color quality, better pressure curve customization, and more.


macOS Sierra 10.12.4 eighth beta, watchOS 3.2 beta 7 available for developer testing

03/20/2017, 01:03 pm

With speculation about an imminent release of new hardware growing, Apple has issued its third macOS Sierra 10.2 beta release in a week, and another version of the watchOS 3.2 beta for developers.


macOS Sierra 10.12.4 third developer's beta now available

02/20/2017, 03:02 pm

In addition to betas for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday also deployed its third developer-centric beta of macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, and other bug fixes.


Mac malware discovered in Microsoft Word document with auto-running macro

02/09/2017, 10:02 am

A second example of malware targeting macOS users has surfaced this week, with the discovery of a Word document that attempts to use an automatically-running macro, one that tries to download a hazardous payload to infect the target Mac.


Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, second iOS 10.3 public beta

02/07/2017, 01:02 pm

After developer beta releases for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday, Apple has released a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta for developers alongside a second beta release of iOS 10.3.


New macOS 10.12.3 update implements MacBook Pro GPU fix, rectifies Safari battery drain

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

In conjunction with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, Apple has also released the 10.12.3 update to macOS Sierra, bringing GPU driver updates to the 2016 MacBook Pro, and a fix for PDF corruption.


Apple's fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 warns if display brightness affects MacBook battery life

01/16/2017, 02:01 pm

In a bid to extend battery life, the latest beta of macOS Sierra introduces a new option to the Mac's battery menu that will reduce the brightness of the display if it is above 75 percent.


Apple issues fourth macOS Sierra beta, second update in less than a week

01/12/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its beta macOS for the second time in a week, and has made the fourth beta of macOS Sierra available to developers for evaluation and testing.


Apple's changes to macOS PDF handling stymie third-party developers, cause data loss

01/03/2017, 09:01 am

Apple's changes to how it handles PDFs in macOS Sierra are causing problems with third-party utilities, with the most profound issue potentially causing the removal of an optical character recognition layer from user's files.


Apple releases macOS 10.12.2 with auto-unlock & GPU fixes, Touch Bar screenshot support

12/13/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update for Sierra, the latest version of macOS, addressing a number of bugs and issues, including fixes for auto-unlock with Apple Watch, graphics processing issues on the latest MacBook Pro hardware, and taking screenshots of the Touch Bar on new models.