Apple launched the newest version of its Safari web browser, Safari 12, for macOS Sierra and High Sierra users on September 17, and it brings a bunch of new security features and handy little touches — including favicons.
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To a great degree, the operating system wars of the 1980s and 1990s are done. As it happens, Android is the current leader but on our desktops and laptops, Windows rules the roost. However, the big change is that choosing a computer no longer limits what operating systems you can use. Dual-booting an virtualisation make it easy to run multiple OSes on the one computer. Earlier this week, Apple released an incremental update to macOS. The sixth iteration of Sierra, version 10.12.5, has added a handy feature for those wanting to use macOS' dual-boot functionality, Boot Camp.
If you've ever had a Mac with a Wi-Fi hardware problem, then you know that attempting to use a USB dongle to fix your Wi-Fi has long been a funky experience. That's especially been the case over the last couple versions of macOS. Thankfully, Edimax has released an adaptor that not only works on current and previous operating systems, it might even work in the future.
Apple recently added Night Shift to macOS, which changes the colour temperature of your screen based on the time of day in the hopes that it will help you sleep better. Before the launch of Night Shift, f.lux was the go-to tool for doing this. Let's see how they compare.
Apple's Safari web browser tends to get a bum rap because it's a pretty boring and comes with every Mac, but over the years Apple has quietly made it pretty useful. Plus, Safari is much more popular than you'd think. If you're reading this in Safari right now, here's how to get the most out of your experience.
Picture-in-picture is one of the best new features in macOS Sierra, but when you try to move the video around your screen it automatically snaps to the closest corner. OS X Daily points out you can move it where you want by holding down the Command key.
Mac: If you haven't updated to macOS Sierra, you're probably pretty annoyed by the giant banner that appears in the updates tab in the App Store. Thankfully, OS X Daily points out that you can get rid of it.
Mac: Siri's on the Mac now, but exactly why you'd use it is still a mystery for some people. How-To Geek points out that one handy thing you can do with it is easily pull up images, then drag and drop the results.
Mac: Apple flipped a switch that makes it so your Mac can now automatically download its newest operating system, macOS Sierra. If you're not a fan of this behaviour, it's easy to disable.
Mac: Not a fan of Siri in Sierra? The Siri icon appears in both the menu bar and the dock, but thankfully OS X Daily points out that it's easy to hide away.
Sierra is out today and some of the new features, like Siri, look pretty great. Of course, it seems like a small enough upgrade, but that doesn't mean things won't go bad. You've been using it, what do you think? Should I upgrade, or wait?