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Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the seventh beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The eighth beta of macOS High Sierra can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

macOS High Sierra builds on features first introduced in macOS Sierra, focusing on new storage, video, and graphics technology. It brings a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), and an updated version of Metal with support for VR and external GPUs.


Several apps are gaining new features in macOS High Sierra. The Photos app features a new sidebar to make it easier to access editing tools and albums, and there are new filters and editing options like Curves and Selective Color. Photos also supports external editing apps like Photoshop and Pixelmator, saving changes made in those apps back to Photos, and it interfaces with new third-party printing services.

Safari is gaining speed enhancements, an option to prevent autoplay videos, and a new feature that cuts down on cross-site data tracking. Siri in macOS High Sierra has expanded music capabilities and a new, more natural voice, and Spotlight supports flight status information. There are also improvements to iCloud, FaceTime, Messages, and Notes.

macOS High Sierra is available for both registered developers and public beta testers and will see a public release in the fall.

For a complete overview of changes coming in macOS High Sierra, make sure to check out our dedicated macOS High Sierra roundup.

Update: Apple has also seeded a new public beta (beta 7) of macOS High Sierra to public beta testers.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
 

kissmo

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Previous beta slowed down my old iMac mid 2011 27 inch.
While not showing yet in AppStore - I hope they do some improvements. I am curious as well about the download size.
 

mattopotamus

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For those that are running the Sierra Beta and IOS 11 beta, how are notifications? Specifically IOS Mail and the badge apps syncing across devices. It drives me crazy if I check an email on my phone the badge still stays on my mac untill I open the mail app and vice versa. Reminders and calendar events do the same thing. Basically it is all of the stock apps expect messages.
 

lec0rsaire

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The GM is getting closer and closer. I have stayed away from the beta since I need my machine to be stable and don't want to bother running it on a partition. I know it's just going to be a refined version of Sierra but always love a new version of MacOS.
 

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New Safari ad blocking tech isn't even 'released' yet and already at least in the tech preview it doesn't work at all. Ads still track me from site to site. Is this feature dead on arrival or don't I have it turned on correctly?
 
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New Safari ad blocking tech isn't even 'released' yet and already at least in the tech preview it doesn't work at all. Ads still track me from site to site. Is this feature dead on arrival or don't I have it turned on correctly?
I don’t think Apple would add this functionality until release time. Obviously, Advertisers are wanting to get a workaround to this quickly.
 
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kissmo

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New Safari ad blocking tech isn't even 'released' yet and already at least in the tech preview it doesn't work at all. Ads still track me from site to site. Is this feature dead on arrival or don't I have it turned on correctly?

It can be a GM release only.
Apple sometimes does this.
I expect similar things with Apple Watch - the watch faces, iOS - new wallpapers and m=iMessage on the cloud and so on.

Of course, I may be very wrong....
 

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Anyone know if this plays nice with SoftRaid yet? Not even installing it on a SoftRaid boot drive, just using SoftRaid on external drives, no APFS.
 

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Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the seventh beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The eighth beta of macOS High Sierra can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

macOS High Sierra builds on features first introduced in macOS Sierra, focusing on new storage, video, and graphics technology. It brings a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), and an updated version of Metal with support for VR and external GPUs.

Several apps are gaining new features in macOS High Sierra. The Photos app features a new sidebar to make it easier to access editing tools and albums, and there are new filters and editing options like Curves and Selective Color. Photos also supports external editing apps like Photoshop and Pixelmator, saving changes made in those apps back to Photos, and it interfaces with new third-party printing services.

Safari is gaining speed enhancements, an option to prevent autoplay videos, and a new feature that cuts down on cross-site data tracking. Siri in macOS High Sierra has expanded music capabilities and a new, more natural voice, and Spotlight supports flight status information. There are also improvements to iCloud, FaceTime, Messages, and Notes.

macOS High Sierra is available for both registered developers and public beta testers and will see a public release in the fall.

For a complete overview of changes coming in macOS High Sierra, make sure to check out our dedicated macOS High Sierra roundup.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers
 

MacRumorUser78

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High Sierra is getting a new file system. My questions relate to external drives. Does an external drive have to be upgraded to work with High Sierra? If an external drive is formatted with High Sierra, will that drive work on a Sierra computer?
 

jzfgs

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sudo softwareupdate -ia --verbose

Shows that there are no updates available.I'm in the US on a 2017 MBP 15" w/ 3.1GHz and Radeon 560.
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High Sierra is getting a new file system. My questions relate to external drives. Does an external drive have to be upgraded to work with High Sierra? If an external drive is formatted with High Sierra, will that drive work on a Sierra computer?
No, external drives can still be on HFS+. If you manually change it to APFS, you can use it on High Sierra or Sierra, but the latter only works with APFS for non-boot and non-fusion drives.
 
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MikhailT

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It looks like Apple changed something with their CDNs because the last 2-3 times, it took 3 hours for me to see it in the MAS.
 
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