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Apple issues iOS, macOS updates

Apple released the first significant updates for both iOS and macOS today.

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Apple issues macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update

The 1.25GB update includes several bug fixes and improvements.

IBM says Macs save up to $543 per user

IBM already has the world's largest enterprise Mac footprint, and it adds 1,300 new Macs every week. The company says its Apple devices save IT time and money, but the cultural changes at the 105-year-old company may be even more...

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How to stop getting beta updates for macOS Sierra

If you participated in the Beta Software Program, you still have access to beta updates of Sierra.

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Both Apple and Microsoft take tumble in Gartner's latest device forecast

Shipments of devices powered by Apple's and Microsoft's operating systems will end 2016 down from the year before, research firm Gartner said this week.

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Apple adopts Windows 10 tactic to auto-download Sierra to Macs

Apple today began automatically downloading macOS Sierra to Macs that have yet to upgrade, taking a step that rival Microsoft was criticized for last year.

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How to list Folders first when sorting a Finder window in macOS Sierra

In macOS Sierra, you don’t really need to use a blank space or a character to make folders list first when arranging by name.

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How to turn on/off read receipts in macOS Sierra’s Messages

Read Receipts let the person you are communicating with know when you have received and read their message.

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How to configure a software RAID in macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

The ability to set up a software RAID has returned to Apple's utility.

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How to deconstruct a software RAID made with macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

If you created a RAID using Disk Utility and now you don’t want to use the disks as a RAID anymore, here’s how to delete the RAID.

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How to use Optimized Storage in macOS Sierra

This new feature in Apple’s latest Mac operating system promises to free up precious storage space.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Byword 2.7 goes all in with the new macOS Sierra

Sierra is here, and this week's roundup of new Mac apps features a collection of Sierra-ready apps—including Byword, one of our favorite text editors.

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Apple's new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws

Aside from new and interesting features, macOS Sierra 10.12 has a large number of important security fixes.

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How to use iCloud Drive’s new Desktop and Documents access in macOS Sierra

With this new feature, files saved to the Desktop and in Documents are automatically saved your iCloud Drive.

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How to create a bootable macOS Sierra installer drive

Instructions for making an external drive that you can use to install macOS Sierra.

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Apple delivers free macOS Sierra upgrade

As expected, Apple today released Sierra, 2016's edition of the Mac's operating system.

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How to use Siri in macOS Sierra

A look at using the Apple's virtual assistant on the Mac. It's a lot like Siri for iOS.

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How to make Siri activate when you say ‘Hey Siri’ to your Mac with macOS Sierra

Use the Mac's dictation support to launch Siri using a vocal command.

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