Tripping to macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Francis Harris
June 6, 2017

Machine learning powers much of the OS and is responsible for the new "intelligent tracking prevention" in Safari.

Apple's APFS file system will be the default in the new version, bringing its superior performance and robustness to the desktop Mac, months after Apple made the switch on the iPhone.

The fruity firm showed off MacOS High Sierra at WWDC 2017 this evening.

The software, known as MacOS, is getting some major updates. However, if you can't wait that long, there are ways to get macOS 10.13 High Sierra early. Many criticisms with the existing HFS+ filesystem, however, include the lack of snapshots, sparse file support, an inefficient implementation of hard links, and a time clock that expires on February 6, 2040. So what's new in this macOS update and are any of these features worth updating your Mac computer for?

The Photos app is adding new filters, and Apple says it has improved the face detection feature.

Apple is expected to unveil new features for its Apple Watch as its Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday. This enables even the less talented artists among us to fine tune the edges of drawings and other is also possible to color in a selected range with the new software, while users switching to another editing tool to make further edits will be able to benefit from an automatic syncing with their Photos library. Spotlight now controls search within mail. Apple proudly showed off some efficiency and speed upgrades to the browser, including things such as 80 per cent faster JavaScript performance. Once you're done with that, you're good to go with High Sierra, and updates will come through the App Store. The browser also features autoplay blocking: It detects sites that shouldn't be playing video and pauses them.

The new 27-inch iMac with a 5K Retina display is also VR-ready. That means you won't get hit up with three dozen vacuum ads the next time you buy one on Amazon. Considering how it was able to make iOS smoother than before, this ought to make our existing Mac machines a lot more responsive than ever before. The move is created to make 4K video even more flexible, and new macOS devices will even feature hardware acceleration for HEVC video.

Video has evolved from H.264 to keep up with the spread of 4K HDR video, so Apple now supports H.265 codecs for maximum quality in playback.

In addition to adding VR Ready systems to their desktop lineup, Apple will be offering an external graphics enclosure with an AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU which will connect to Macbooks via Thunderbolt.

Metal 2 delivers better graphics support. The new technology will open up games to a whole new world of power, with a new API and powerful tools for developers.

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