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OS X is Dead: Apple Renames OS X to macOS

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Aaron Donald

June 16, 2016 (Updated: July 31, 2020锛

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Finally it has been confirmed that the rumors floating around about renaming of OS X by Apple experts were true: It has now been renamed to MacOS. This update was revealed at the Apple WWDC where they further discussed various updates of the latest version.

Apple CEO, Cook has tried to modernize the name of the OS by taking it back two decades when it was called macOS. Cook further explained during the conference that he has worked on major updates to the desktop and mobile platforms, specifically in the education area and has updated plenty of development tools.

OS X is ex:

If you are a desktop user, the best choices for you are Windows or macOS. Some people opt for Linux, Chrome and Ubuntu but above all these, the rulers are still Apple and Microsoft. Among both of these, Microsoft is more budget friendly whereas Apple鈥檚 desktop OS is more elegant than Microsoft Windows.

However, this time Apple has said goodbye to the former name OS X, which was an ache in the tooth and fashioned it macOS with a codename Sierra. This is ultimately the best desktop OS update by Apple so far.

New Features

1Integration of Siri

During the conference, Apple introduced the integration of Siri into the world of desktop OS to make the use of Mac much easier for the users. Siri will be quite helpful in desktop searches, internet findings and will also fetch your files and documents. You can also use Siri to drag and drop files in the currently running apps on your desktop. Siri will also help you keep an eye on Sports scores or stock market prices and adjust the system settings and preferences. Siri is also capable of setting reminders on your phone or search for photos in the photo library. All in all, Siri will be your handy assistant and Apple users can鈥檛 wait for her to show up and make their tasks smoother so they can enjoy seamless workflow!

macOS Siri

2Apple pay, more safe and secure

Regarding the next update, Apple has now introduced Apple pay on web, making your online shopping experience much secure and un-trackable. 鈥淯sers love to shop online using their Macs and with macOS the shopping experience in Safari is now even better. Apple Pay on the web makes it easy to make secure and private purchases when shopping on participating websites. You no longer need to share credit or debit card numbers with an online merchant and actual card numbers are not stored on your device, nor on Apple servers. Just look for the Apple Pay button at checkout on many of your favorite shopping sites and complete your purchase with Touch ID on your iPhone or by using your Apple Watch. Strong encryption protects all communication between your devices and Apple Pay servers, and Apple Pay does not track your purchases", explains the company.

3Optimized storage

MacOS Sierra also includes another update in terms of viewing your computer desktop screen on your cellphone. So if you take a screenshot on the desktop you can tweet it to your phone by accessing MacOS desktop folder on the phone. It is driven by the updates in iCloud storage with the change thatyou can now upload local documents on cloud storage with Optimized Storage service. This will help you make more space on your device and provide the smaller drives more room to breathe. This will again be costly, just like the former extra storage charges, as the monthly charges for iCloud Drive will be a hassle to deal with. Furthermore, many folks out there use slow connections with limited internet access and they will surely be miserable with this update. And if you want to optimize iOS performance, you should know some tips.

4iCloud Drive

An update to iCloud Drive will also share files stored on the desktop across Macs and iOS devices. It will sync across your iPhone, iPad and Mac, letting you share desktops across all devices.

And don鈥檛 worry, iCloud is going to help you manage your files. It will automatically file older files into the cloud, clearing up space for newer files on existing Macs.


Sick of typing in your password to unlock your Mac? The new auto-unlock feature can use your phone or Apple Watch as an authenticating device that will automatically log into your Mac laptop or desktop.聽When you want to unlock your Mac, Auto Unlock senses your Apple Watch and instantly grants you access to your Mac.聽It can save your precious time.


Tabs are very important for easy navigation and comfortable usage without the trouble of shutting down the current page. Sierra now contains a new Tabs for macOS that allows apps to have multiple tab support. This means that if you are using Spotify or iTunes, you can open many tabs together. It will of course, increase the numbers of tabs but make multitasking much easier.

7Universal Clipboard

Another feature included on macOS Sierra is a universal clipboard.聽We know that a聽clipboard that is accessible by any Apple device. Now you are able to cut or copy 聽text, videos, images, and anything else聽on your iPhone and 聽paste on your Mac.

8Picture in Picture

Apple is also offering picture-in-picture for video, allowing users to quickly push a video to a corner of the screen while they accomplish other tasks.聽Like the way that video is treated on the iPad.

Are you excited for the new update? We surely are because it is going to be a lot more different than the current versions with fantastic changes and especially Siri, our very own personal assistant. macOS sierra is available for the developers right now and is expected to be released in the form of beta version somewhere in July whereas the official release will be conducted later this year.

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