Goodbye to OS X; Hello to MacOS
As rumored and leaked, Apple changed the name of OS X to MacOS in the new version during the WorldWide Developer Conference.
However, name is not the only that has been changed. The list of new features are given below.
Siri makes its debut on Mac, with new capabilities designed just for the desktop. And that’s not the only way your Mac is smarter. macOS Sierra helps you rediscover your best photos, shop more securely online, and work more seamlessly between devices. It can also help free up valuable storage space. Now your Mac does even more for you, so you can do more with your Mac.
New Photos App
“You’ve spent years capturing moments worth remembering. Now Photos can turn them into unforgettable experiences called Memories. And powerful new technologies make Photos even better at face recognition, let you display all your photos on a world map, and even allow you to search your photos by the objects and scenery in them.” ( Apple )
Memories is a new feature within the photos app which automatically creates slideshows from photos based on people and location.
- Intelligent Search
Memories is not the only feature, with MacOS Sierra, Photos app is updated with the new search feature.
“Advanced computer vision technology can identify objects and scenes within your images. So you can search your photos by what’s in them. Find all your shots of the beach, every sunset you’ve captured, or every image with a birthday cake.” ( Apple )
- Places Albums
Track your photo expeditions across an interactive world map. Zoom out to look back on all the places you’ve been, or zoom in to see exactly where you shot that epic landscape.
- People Albums
“Photos can now sort your images by your favorite subjects — the people in your life. Look back on pictures of your daughter and her colorful fashion style or Dad on your annual fishing trips. Made possible with state-of-the-art face recognition technology.” ( Apple )
“Mac has always been the perfect place to sit down and do online shopping. Now it’s an even easier and more secure place to pay on the web using Apple Pay in Safari. Look for Apple Pay on many of your favorite shopping sites, then complete your purchase with Touch ID on your iPhone or by double-clicking the side button on your Apple Watch. Your credit card details are never shared when you use Apple Pay, and your transactions are protected with industry-leading security.” ( Apple )
Get instant access to your Mac when you’re wearing Apple Watch. Just wake up your Mac and you are ready to go. Take a quick call or step away, then get right back to work. No password typing required.
Copy images, video, and text from your iPhone. Then paste to your nearby Mac — or vice versa. There are no extra steps. Just copy and paste as you normally do. Find a great recipe while browsing on your Mac? Paste the ingredients right to the grocery list on your iPhone.
Now your Desktop and Documents folder — where most files are saved — can be automatically stored and updated in iCloud Drive. So you can always access them, including on a second Mac. No more wondering, “Where did I save that?” The answer is everywhere.
Storage space maxed out? No problem. macOS Sierra can help make more room by automatically storing rarely used files in the cloud and keeping them available on demand. It can also help you find and remove old files you no longer use. So there’s always room on your Mac for new files and the ones you’ve used most recently.
“Express yourself in fun new ways. Send a huge emoji. Respond back with a heart or a thumbs-up on a friend’s message bubble. And play videos and preview links right in the conversation.” ( Apple )
“Finding your favorite songs and discovering new ones is even simpler with the freshly redesigned Apple Music inside iTunes. The revamped For You makes it easier to discover new music and playlists we think you’ll love. The new Browse section lets everyone see the best of what’s available on Apple Music, from exclusives and new releases to playlists and top charts. And now you can view lyrics while you listen in the refined MiniPlayer.” ( Apple )
Now it’s easy to keep windows from piling up on your desktop. Tabs work just as they do in Safari — but now they work in almost every app on your Mac, and in many third-party apps as well. Just update to macOS Sierra and your apps are good to go. Breeze between multiple Pages documents in full screen. And look at lots of different destinations in Maps without getting lost.
Picture in Picture
Now you can float a video window from Safari or iTunes over your desktop or a full-screen app. Play the video in any corner of the desktop and resize it to see more or less of what’s behind it. So you can catch up on your favorite show while you catch up on email. Or watch the big game while playing a game yourself.