As the full release of macOS Sierra approaches, here’s what you can do in the Public Beta so far…
Apple’s latest, and hopefully greatest, operating system is almost upon us, and as has become the norm you can try it out now thanks to Apple’s Beta Software Program.
We’ve already shown how to safely install the public beta version (see MF303, p50) and poke around the new features, but in this feature we’re taking you into exactly how those features work and what you can do with them.
We’ll begin with the new Universal Clipboard feature, which takes Apple’s initiative for easier cross-device working even further, and show how Auto Unlock works with watchOS 3 – sadly, there’s no public beta of that system, but we’ll show you how to mimic Auto Unlock today.
We’ll also look at how iCloud Drive, Photos and Messages have changed, and the capabilities of Siri on the Mac desktop. Finally, we’ll talk about APFS, Apple’s new file system, expected in an update in 2017.