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MacOS High Sierra is available for download right now

25 September, 2017, 23:38 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Apple is releasing its new High Sierra operating system for Mac on Monday

Apple has finally released its highly anticipated feature update for Mac users, macOS High Sierra. All Macs from 2010 and later are compatible with the update.

Have you downloaded macOS Sierra yet?

Apple's macOS High Sierra will also make it faster to find your files and emails, help you automatically organize and edit your photos, and mute autoplay videos on Apple's Safari browser among other improvements. An advanced architecture optimized for today's massive storage technologies, APFS makes common operations such as copying files and directories instantaneous, helps protect data from power outages and system crashes and keeps files safe and secure with native encryption. macOS High Sierra also maintains complete read-and-write compatibility with previously formatted HFS drives and data and is created to accommodate future advancements in storage technology.

The company has also introduced a new HEVC video standard created to improve 4K video streaming. Metal 2 will now power virtual reality content creation, offering faster performance and better controls. They'll slash the amount of space that photos and videos take up on your system, while retaining the same image and video quality.

Core ML is bringing the power of machine learning to Apple's desktop platform and "enabling the creation of entirely new kinds of apps", delivering "incredible power, speed, and efficiency of machine learning operations such as computer vision, natural language, and support for convolutional and recurrent neural networks". Leading VR companies are working with Apple to drive VR innovation on the Mac with features coming later this year. Later this year, Apple stated that Final Cut Pro X will add support for professional 360-degree VR workflows with the ability to import, edit and export 360-degree video on the Mac. Valve is optimizing its SteamVR platform for macOS and enabling connection of the HTC Vive headset, while Unity and Epic are bringing their VR development tools to macOS.

It's always a good idea to make a backup of important files and apps before committing to a new software update, but it's an absolute necessity this time. There are new effects that can be added to Live Photos. Users will notice a difference when moving or backing up files. Edits on Apple Photos will also seamlessly transition to other photo editing applications, like Photoshop. Support for third-party project extensions provides access to printing and publishing services from Shutterfly, WhiteWall, Wix, ifolor, Mimeo and Mpix from right within the app.

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