Apple debuted the newest version of MacOS on Monday - here's what's new

There's now a persistent sidebar (like iPhoto had for years before Apple took it away), and when you set up People to group various people you photograph, it'll sync from your desktop to other devices. That means the High Sierra native browser will stop videos from playing as soon as you open up a new web page. This is Apple's move to combat the narrative that Macs can't be used for high-end virtual reality headsets. Stick to this article for more information on where to attain this update if you've not already done so.

Apple announced the brand new update to macOS (version 10.13), its desktop operating system today. The new system compresses video up to 40 percent more the H.264, the current video standard. He noted that this year, Apple will be focusing on perfecting Sierra, in a revision that will be dubbed MacOS 'High Sierra'.

Apple is also shipping "Metal for VR" with High Sierra.

We watch a lot of video on our Macs, and High Sierra is making the experience even better. It's not the kind of feature that Federighi can demo onstage, but he did show how much a few common actions would speed up. The main updates to the OS centered on privacy improvements in Safari, Apple's web browser. An External Graphics Developer Kit gives developers all the hardware and software they need to optimize their apps. We're still bummed that Apple passed on the opportunity to call it Heavy Metal. If you were wondering what comes after Sierra, the answer is High Sierra. Safari now has content blocking built in, automatically stopping annoying ads in their tracks before they get the chance to blow your ears off and slow down your PC. This feature will not block advertisements, but does enhance the privacy of an individual user. Click the link to obtain it (after you do this, you will find it under the Purchased tab). Spotlight search results have been improved, with some "top hits" showing up. Mail will also have a new full-screen split view that puts the compose window next to your messages and better message compression, allowing it to consume less disk space.

Siri will be paying more attention to what you do on your iPhone.

Editing has had a bump too, with new options to fine-tune colour and contrast levels in any image.

In the fun department, you'll be able to edit Live Photos like the mini-movies that they are, with looping, reversing, trimming, and picking a key frame.

Do Not Disturb is coming for drivers: You can now turn on do not disturb if you're driving. HEVC will have software support on all Macs running High Sierra, but the new iMac and MacBook Pro models will come with hardware acceleration for faster and more power efficient HEVC encoding and decoding. It's a mostly under-the-hood change, but users will notice a difference.

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