10 New macOS Sierra Features Worth Upgrading For

Tomorrow you can upgrade to macOS Sierra on your Mac computer, leaving OS X 10.11 behind. This is a walkthrough of what’s new in macOS Sierra and how it compares to OS X 10.11 in important areas.

This new upgrade may sound like OS X 10.12, and in some cases it looks very much like OS X, but Apple announced a name change to macOS to bring it in line with iOS 10 and the other operating systems that the company is shipping to users.

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Apple didn’t announce a new 2016 MacBook Pro or 2016 MacBook Air, but the company did announce the macOS Sierra release date as September 20th.

Many of the new macOS Sierra features deliver on user convenience with faster login, an easier way to clean up your storage and sync your files to iCloud so that you always have the most important files with you.

Learn what's new in mac OS Sierra and how macOS 10.12 vs OS X El Capitan stacks up.

Learn what’s new in mac OS Sierra and how macOS 10.12 vs OS X El Capitan stacks up.

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One of the most prominent new macOS 10.12 features is Siri for Mac. Just like on your iPhone and iPad, you can now use Siri to complete many tasks and there are new integrations.

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There iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch users will see the biggest benefits of upgrading with new connectivity options that make things as simple as copy and paste better. Buying items on the web is also simplified with Apple Pay for the web.

The macOS update is compatible with many devices, but not every model that runs OS X El Capitan can handle the upgrade. You’ll need a late 2009 or newer MacBook or iMac and a 2010 or later Macbook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini or Mac Pro to use this software.

This is a look at what’s new in macOS Sierra and how it compares to OS X El Capitan in key areas.

Siri on Mac

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Siri on Mac

With macOS Sierra you now get access to Siri for Mac. This brings the personal assistant you are used to using on your iPhone and iPad to your computer. There is no access to Siri on OS X El Capitan.

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Siri for Mac can do almost all the things you already use it for on your iPhone, but now it can delivery many more features that will help you be more productive.

You can use Siri to send a message while you are working on something important, but that's not all. Siri for Mac can help you locate files and you can even have Siri narrow down those files as you search for them.

When you find a Siri result that you need to keep handy, you can pin it to the Notification Center so you can quickly access it again. When you find an image, result or other item of interest with Siri, you can drag and drop it into a document.

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