Here's why you should update to Apple macOS High Sierra

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra as a free download

A week after launching iOS 11, Apple has released a free update to download macOS High Sierra. The macOS version 10.13 is now rolling out for Mac computing devices. What we love the most about the update is that now Apple's Safari blocks browser tracking using machine learning. In the wake of the vulnerability surrounding our digital privacy we welcome is this responsible new OS which comes with “intelligent tracking prevention.”


However, the new macOS does not have many significant changes or redesigns, but Mac's core software foundation is changing drastically. The macOS High Sierra includes a new, modernized file system — Apple File System (APFS) — and support for more efficient photo (HEIF) and video (HEVC) standards. HEVC, also known as H.265, is designed to efficiently handle 4K video without eating up too much storage on your Mac. The macOS High Sierra uses the Metal 2 framework to improve visuals and add capabilities for VR and machine learning.

“macOS High Sierra is an important update that makes the Mac more capable and responsive while laying the foundation for future innovations,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

With macOS High Sierra update, Apple has added the support for virtual reality content creation to its operating system for the first time around. This means that the developers will now be able to easily create VR content on the Mac.


Also worth noting is that Safari now has features that block autoplaying videos and discourage the collection of cross-site tracking data. Photos, meanwhile, receives improved face detection, better organizing features, and Aperture-like editing tools; meanwhile, Siri gets what Apple describes “a more natural voice”. Siri has a new, more natural voice (just like in iOS 11), and Notes also gets some new functionality with pinned notes.

The latest macOS can be downloaded from the Mac App Store.

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