Ap­ple re­leases macOS Sierra 10.12.4 up­date

Hope­fully you’ll sleep bet­ter at night, thanks to the new Night Shift fea­ture, writes Ro­man Loy­ola

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T he new re­vi­sion of macOS Sierra has just been re­leased by Ap­ple. Ver­sion 10.12.4 is now avail­able, but be­fore you in­stall it, here’s the lowdown on the new fea­tures.

Night Shift

The ma­jor new fea­ture in macOS Sierra 10.12.4 is Night Shift, which made its de­but in iOS 9.3. Night Shift is avail­able on the fol­low­ing Macs:

■ MacBook Air (mid 2012 or later) ■ MacBook (early 2015 or later) ■ MacBook Pro (mid 2012 or later) ■ Mac mini (late 2012 or later) ■ Mac (late 2012 or later) ■ Mac Pro (late 2013) With Night Shift ac­ti­vated, your Mac’s dis­play ad­justs its colours so it uses less blue light and in­stead uses what Ap­ple calls “the warmer end of the spec­trum”. You’ll no­tice a yel­low­ish cast on your screen when you use your Mac at night. Dur­ing the day, your Mac will go back to us­ing more blue light. To ac­cess the Night Shift set­tings, go to Sys­tem Pref­er­ences > Dis­plays and then click on the Night Shift tab. If you have a mul­ti­ple dis­plays con­nected to your Mac, the Night Shift set­ting will be avail­able only on the dis­play that you’ve des­ig­nated as the pri­mary. To see which dis­play is your pri­mary, click on the Ar­range­ment tab in the Dis­plays sys­tem pref­er­ence. The dis­play with the menu bar is your pri­mary.

Other new fea­tures

■ Adds Siri sup­port for cricket sports scores and statis­tics for Indian Pre­mier League and ICC ■ Add dic­ta­tion sup­port for Shang­hainese ■ Re­solves sev­eral PDF ren­der­ing and an­no­ta­tion is­sues in Pre­view ■ Im­proves the vis­i­bil­ity of the sub­ject line when us­ing Con­ver­sa­tion View in Mail ■ Fixes an issue that may pre­vent con­tent from ap­pear­ing in Mail mes­sages

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