The new version of Apple's macOS is called High Sierra

Apple announced its latest mac desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra at WWDC 2017 conference offering an all-new file system, support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and an update to Metal, Apple’s advanced graphics technology. macOS High Sierra also includes a number of refinements to the apps Mac users enjoy every day, including Photos, Safari and Mail.

The biggest change in the macOS High Sierra is shift from the earlier used 30 year old Hierarchical File Sytem, being replaced by the new Apple File System (APFS). APFS offers enhanced performance, security and reliability of data. It also 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 adds support for HEVC (H.265) video coding enabling video streaming and playback of 4K video at incredible quality that are also up to 40 percent smaller than with the current H.264 standard

The graphics is also getting a boost with updated metal. The new OS brings native VR support, along with Metal 2, that brings refined API's that help developers accelerate their apps. It also adds support for machine learning used in speech recognition, natural language processing and computer vision. 

The updated Photo App gets a new always-on sidebar that presents albums and organization, making it easier to organize, manage and edit your photos. A redesigned Edit view includes powerful new tools like Curves, for fine-tuning of color and contrast, and Selective Color, for making adjustments within a defined color range. Live Photos can now be edited with fun effects, and Memories curates user photos and videos around several new topics. Photos now supports third party photo editing apps, so Photoshop, Pixelmator and other apps can launch directly within Photos, with edits saved back to the Photos library. 

Apple is also updating the Safari browser with features like Auto-Play Blocking to stop media with audio from automatically playing in the browser; and Intelligent Tracking Prevention to identify and remove the tracking data that advertisers employ to follow users’ web activity.

The Mail app in High Sierra gets an improved search, which puts relevant results at the top of user's message list. Moreover, the app takes 35 percent less disk space to store emails.

Other new features included in High Sierra include
  • Improved Siri with natural and more expressive voice, and when using Apple Music the digital assistant learns music preferences, creates custom playlists and answers music trivia.
  • Notes app gets simple tables, where a user can type in cells, make edits and move rows and columns
  • Spotlight provides flight status information, including departure and arrival times, delays, gates, terminals and even a map of the flight path.
  • iCloud File Sharing lets users share any file stored in iCloud Drive and collaborate with other people.
The developer preview of macOS High Sierra is now available to Apple Developer Program members at, and a public beta program will be available to Mac users in late June at macOS High Sierra will be available this fall as a free software update from the Mac App Store. 

Source: Apple

Kaiser Bey
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The new version of Apple's macOS is called High Sierra The new version of Apple's macOS is called High Sierra Reviewed by Kaiser on 6/06/2017 02:10:00 PM
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