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Recap: macOS Sierra Launch Day

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It's been a busy day of macOS Sierra news following the public launch, so we've put together a quick rundown of all of our coverage to make it easy for everyone to find everything all in one place. With enhancements involving Siri, iCloud, Apple Pay, Photos, Messages, and more, there's a lot to catch up on.


- Apple Releases macOS Sierra With Siri, Apple Pay, Apple Watch Unlock, Universal Clipboard, and More

Feature Highlights and How Tos

- macOS Sierra: How to Use Apple Pay on the Web
- macOS Sierra: Save Disk Space With the New 'Optimize Storage' Option
- macOS Sierra and iOS 10: Universal Clipboard for Cross Device Copy/Paste
- macOS Sierra: Photos Gains 'Memories' and Messages Adds Rich Links, Tapback, and Large Emoji
- macOS Sierra: Picture in Picture Mode for Safari and iTunes Videos
- macOS Sierra: How to Unlock Your Mac With Your Apple Watch
- macOS Sierra: Apps Gain Safari-Style Tabs
- macOS Sierra: iCloud Drive Syncs Desktop Files and Documents Across Devices
- How to Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Sierra
- How to Use Siri in macOS Sierra

Other Sierra-Related News

- Tweetbot for Mac Updated With Support for macOS Sierra and Extended Tweets
- iWork Apps for macOS Sierra Updated With Real-Time Collaboration
- Safari 10 Now Available for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite
- macOS Server Updated for Sierra With New Setup Assistant Options and More
- macOS Sierra Addresses Dropbox Security Concerns by Asking for Accessibility User Permission

For more on macOS Sierra, make sure to check out our dedicated roundup and visit our macOS Sierra forum to discuss all of the new features and changes.

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alexgowers

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I have to wait for all my 3rd party support before updating. This looks ok but i'm failing to see many advantages over current El Cap. I prefer a stable release over features and can wait until 2 or 3 revisions later.

I worry apple is forging ahead with cloud services that require upgrading to paid packages to function and are worse than merely offloading to a backup the files you no longer need. I don't wish to be stuck without a fast connection needing files OSX has determined i didn't use or were installer files i wanted to keep. I feel like i'm going to be fighting sierra for control and will end up removing all these new features. I already removed some "security" features to be able to change dock icons, which is just beyond silly. I prefer the iOS icons so i don't need to think about what icon is which. Not for everyone but it stops me taking 2 extra seconds to find the app I'm looking for. I wish there was just an option to have that built in.
 
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ToM7

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I'm still on El Capitan 10.11.6 and still there's nothing on my mac app store
 

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Ankaa

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Safari is giving me the freaking wheel every other second and the refresh rate is rather UN-SNAPY .... UGH!

Well, I get that CONSTANTLY on my iMac with El Capitan.... hate it to get even worse. I love Apple, but the Safari performance of late is really annoying (and that is with no plugins and 24 gigs of RAM...)
 
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tmiw

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What a great way to release a new Mac operating system... With no new Macs.

I have a feeling that I'm going to be keeping my late-2013 rMBP at least one more year when Apple finally does get around to updating them. Or possibly end up getting a refurb last-gen model instead since I kinda want to go back to 15" again.
 
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Porco

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Not looking forward to updating. If the security updates kept coming for older versions of the OS I don't think I'd bother 'upgrading' at all, which I'm sure is part of the reason they don't.

But I still miss Leopard to be honest, that was the high point of Mac OS /OS X for me. Will just have to get used to Sierra.

*packs world's smallest violin away* #firstworldproblems
 
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andreyush

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How can I use the new clipboard ? Because I tried to copy some text from my macbook to my iphone 5C (ios 10) and I couldn't :/
 
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Tompkinson

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Well, I get that CONSTANTLY on my iMac with El Capitan.... hate it to get even worse. I love Apple, but the Safari performance of late is really annoying (and that is with no plugins and 24 gigs of RAM...)
That should not be happening, it is not normal.
Perhaps a clean install would solve your problem?
Or using software like Onyx to clean up your system?
 
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redheeler

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AWESOME... Its not available for install on my Mac, so officially my Macbook Pro from Mid 2009 with new solid state HD and 8GB of ram is not-good enough.... So no more updates for me I guess. What a crock of SHIZZ
I recommend you take a look at this thread.
Your computer is more than 7 years old, dude. I mean, come on.
As long as their needs are met and the Mac continues to be usable, age is just a number. :)
 
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