Hidden features You Need to Know About macOS Sierra Update

Apple introduces a new version of OS X, is the upcoming 13 major release of macOS  after the huge success of  OS X 10.11 El Capitan.  For this update they have named it as macOS Sierra, but not Mac OSX as earlier. This update focus on siri which is an intelligent assistant for the users.


macOS Sierra system requirements

iMac: Late 2009 or newer
MacBook: Late 2009 or newer
MacBook Air: Late 2010 or newer
MacBook Pro: Mid 2010 or newer
Mac mini: Mid 2010 or newer
Mac Pro: Mid 2010 or newer


Siri comes as beta version for macOS Sierra, Siri intelligent assistant which will be integrated into this new update macOS Sierra. siri can be easily accesible it via the Dock, the menu bar or a keyboard shortcut also Siri can send messages, search the web, find files and adjust settings. This will make an Interaction between users also known as human-computer interaction.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay allows web developers to embed an Apple Pay button on their online shops. In Safari, users can click the Apple Pay button to checkout, then securely complete purchases using an iPhone or Apple Watch.


Apple has improved existing facial recognition, Using deep learning algorithm. It groups similar pictures together using faces, locations and create “memories”. Memories contain picture slideshows with transitions and music selected by the algorithm, which can be modified to the user’s liking.

Messages Application

The Messages app adds aesthetic effects to messages, such as sending huge emoji and tapping back with hearts or thumbs-up on a message bubble. The ability to play YouTube videos and preview links in a conversation was introduced, as well as stickers and Digital Touch support. Users can also send and receive handwritten messages or invisible ink messages.

Auto Unlock

If the user is wearing a Apple Watch and approaches their Mac, the user will automatically be logged in to their desktop.

Universal Clipboard

The clipboard can be shared across nearby macOS Sierra and iOS 10 devices for cut, copy and paste.

Apple File System

Apple has released thier new file system, called Apple File System (APFS) specially for solid-state drives (SSD) and flash memory.


Upgradeable to macOS Sierra software update will be released on December 2016 officially, then only Mac laptop and desktop will be able to run macOS Sierra.

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