Goodbye OS X El Capitan, hello macos Sierra. For the new update of the operating system of the Mac, Apple made in the simplicity. One way to better match other Apple systems, iOS, and watchOS in particular. And this nominal approximation is also felt in the functionalities. With Sierra, the link between the different products of Apple is more advanced. Let’s see what’s so amazing about this new Apple OS!
ICloud Drive, the indispensable. Already present on the previous version of macOS, cloud Drive, the file synchronization system in the cloud, has been significantly improved for Sierra. While previously saving files from certain applications in the cloud, it can now automatically backup all files on the desktop and in the “Documents” folder. The two places where the most important files are usually stored.
Best of all, the arrival of an application “cloud Drive” on iPhone and iPad allows finding in real time the files present in these folders of the Mac remotely on smartphone or tablet. A system that is practical in everyday life and avoids many forgetful or transfers on USB stick when working remotely without its computer.
Siri, but with discretion. In general, MacOS Sierra takes back many features coming from iOS, the operating system of the iPhone and iPad. Siri, the voice assistant for Apple, does not escape and integrates the computers of the brand. Dedicated features and queries have been designed for computer use. If it is still possible to ask Siri for the next day’s weather or schedule an appointment, the wizard can also search the files on the computer.
In practice, Siri works quite well, but the use is not always easy. Without earphones in a noisy work area, the voice assistant does not always understand the user’s requests. Those who wish to use Siri will, therefore, have every interest to do so with headphones or headphones.
Photos, Messages, and iTunes at iOS time. Several other applications also adapt to the output of iOS 10. First of all, “Messages” is now compatible with the latest features of its binocular on iOS. It is, therefore, possible to send and receive giant emojis, stickers or messages written in invisible ink.
The “Photos” app adds the Memories discovered with iOS 10. The functionality that orders and groups the images taken during a trip or the same person, for example, has a dedicated tab on Mac. Finally, iTunes reorganizes itself in the same way as the Music application on iOS. Navigating between songs stored on the computer and those accessed via the Apple Music Streaming Service becomes simpler.
The tabs for everything, the videos to have fun. In the straight line of the features coming from iOS, the “picture in picture” or “image in the picture” in good French makes a small place on the Mac. It is, therefore, possible to view a video from iTunes or Apple’s browser “Safari” in reduced size while performing another task. Only problem, relatively few online video services are compatible to date. If Vimeo is compatible with the function, neither YouTube nor Dailymotion is currently supported.