macOS Sierra is here. Find out how to upgrade to Sierra and use all the cool new features, including optimized storage and picture-in-picture video.
- [Nick] Welcome to this course on the new features in macOS Sierra. I'm Nick Brazzi. macOS is the operating system for Macintosh computers. In previous versions, it was known as macOS X, but it has now been rebranded simply as macOS. In this course, we'll take a quick look at what has changed in this new version. We'll start with general interface changes. There are only a few small updates to the interface, but they should make things run a bit more smoothly. Siri, the voice-operated search and personal assistant tool has been added to macOS.
This has been available for years on iPhones and iPads, but now you can perform Siri searches and activate various voice commands on your computer as well. We'll look at some updates to individual applications that come bundled with macOS. The Photos application has received some big updates, allowing for intelligent searching and organization by location and people who appear in your photos. We'll also see how to collaborate on Notes with other people, work with rich media messages in iMessage, and more. Finally, we'll see how the continuity feature has been updated, which facilitates communication between an iOS device and a computer.
So, let's jump in and start exploring what's new in macOS Sierra.