MacOS High Sierra announced

MacOS High Sierra announced

MacOS High Sierra announced

Safari is dubbed anew by the company as the world's fastest desktop browser, thanks to its JavaScript performance that is way faster than Google Chrome. Instead, they'll be automatically paused, letting users decide whether they want to unpause them. The latest software includes a refined and safer Safari browser that will not allow websites to track its users.

Mail, meanwhile, is said to require less space to store your emails, with Apple claiming a 35 percent reduction here, a split-view viewing mode for composing emails, and improvements to searches. The best part though is that the Photo tags will be saved across devices and linked to your Apple ID.

It will also come with a new version of Safari and updates to its Photos app. It includes a new file system, as well as big updates to numerous most popular Mac OS apps. Federighi displayed how easy it is to duplicate a file with the new File system. "We're bringing the Apple File System to macOS as a new default". Photos gets some visual changes and better facial recognition implementation, and better editing support.

This is partly powered by the launch of Metal 2, Apple's second-generation hardware acceleration API for graphics. With the Metal 2, such hacks will no longer be a requirement. As well as graphics, machine learning will be powered by Metal. On top of that, the HTC Vive will also be adding support for macOS, giving Apple fans their first taste of desktop VR. Initially only available to developers, this could be the start of a VR revolution on Macs.

However it wasn't exactly ideal as Photos was lacking certain advanced features that professionals would use in their workflow, at least until now with the announcement of macOS High Sierra. Federighi also said that macOS High Sierra's core technology innovations are combined with the company's advances in hardware, and it pushes the Mac forward in exciting new ways. Valve is bringing the SteamVR SDK to the platform, and both Unity and Unreal's VR engines are coming to the Mac, too. All beta tester will get the update later this month through the beta tester program and the final version will ship free for all Sierra compatible Macs later on this fall.

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