Apple has recently released the Public Beta 6 for its latest operating system, the upcoming MacOS Sierra. Though the official release of the new and revamped operating system might be months away, Apple has been generous enough to initiate constant updates to the new OS' beta versions.
MacOS Sierra comes with a number of useful updates from its predecessor. In a lot of ways, MacOS Sierra takes one step closer into bridging the gap between the best features of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems.
The integration of Apple's popular voice-activated, A.I.-powered assistant is one of the biggest additions included in MacOS Sierra. With Siri, MacOS machines would be able to do various tasks in a much easier manner, such as finding files and photos, as well as turning the computer's Wi-Fi on and off.
Apple's native browser, Safari, is set to receive a major improvement with the release of MacOS Sierra, with picture-in-picture for videos, a popular feature currently exclusive to iPads, being added to the operating system. Other apps like Pages, Mail and TextEdit would also start featuring Safari-esque tabs.
Better Photos App
One of the biggest overhauls in MacOS Sierra is the operating system's Photos app, which is set to receive a number of useful updates and upgrades. Among these is a new, more intelligent organization algorithm that utilizes computer vision to recognize people, things and places in photo albums. Once determined, MacOS Sierra then organizes the photos into collections, with past photos being tagged as Memories.
Messages Are Boosted
Just like the upcoming iOS 10 update for the Messages app, MacOS Sierra also includes a number of improvements to the operating system's native messaging system. Rich links, which allow users to preview web content better, and other upcoming iOS 10 features such as bigger emojis and a "tapback" option, are also set to be included in the MacOS Sierra rollout.
While the upcoming official release of MacOS Sierra is yet to be announced by Apple, the presence of beta versions of the upcoming operating system has so far been enough to sate the appetite of the tech giant's most dedicated fans.