What’s New in OS X 10.11.1

What’s new in OS X 10.11.1? That’s a great question as Apple delivers an OS X El Capitan update that adds new features and options as a free upgrade. One of the best things about this update is that it fixes many OS X El Capitan problems.

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Here’s a look at what you need to know about the OS X 10.11.1 update that is now available to download and install on your Mac.

The OS X El Capitan update, officially labeled OS X 10.11.1, is over 1GB in size on our MacBook Pro Retina, so this is a hefty update that you will want to download over a WiFi connection.

Along with the OS X 10.11.1 update Apple includes a new iTunes update focused on stability and performance.

Here's what's new in OS X 10.11.1.

Here’s what’s new in OS X 10.11.1.

The OS X El Capitan update to OS X 10.11.1 comes just weeks after the first release and while it is more than a bug fix update a good deal of the upgrade focuses on fixing OS X El Capitan problems.

Apple released the upgrade on the same day as the iOS 9.1 update that also adds one of the same features to the iPhone and iPad. With the upgrade users can now send the latest emojis from iPhone to Mac and back.

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The OS X 10.11.1 update is available through the Mac App Store and will take a while to download and install. It’s a good idea to set aside an hour for the upgrade process.

Here’s what you need to know about the OS X 10.11.1 update changes, direct from Apple.

New Emoji for Your Mac

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New Emoji for Your Mac

The biggest new feature you will see on OS X 10.11.1 is the new emoji options that arrived for the iPhone and iPad with iOS 9.1.

Apple adds support for over 150 new emojis on OS X 10.11.1. You don't need to download any extra apps or keyboards to use the new emoji which include a range of categories.

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There is a middle finger emoji, burrito, taco, spider, robot, unicorn and many others that are now available using the built-in emoji keyboard on OS X El Capitan.

Most users will see the keyboard in Messages, with the smile face option on the right of the text area. If you send these to people who are not on OS X 10.11.1 they will not see the new emojis.

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