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Everything you ever wanted to know about macOS 10.13 High Sierra

You must have heard about the new update announced by Apple to MacOS at the WWDC in June, and are curious to know more? Well, here it is! Giving you a full gist of what this new update is and how it is going to impact MacOS.

What exactly is MacOS 10 High Sierra?

macOS 10 High Sierra is Apple’s latest version and update of its MacOS desktop OS. Though it may seem like a minor update, Apple has reiterated the important changes it brings to the fundamental feature of its OS, like video, data management and graphics, upon which the future functionalities can be created.

The new features are APFS, HEVC support, VR support, advanced graphics and some impressive improvements to it Apps. Let’s understand more about them.

APFS

The current Filing System followed by Apple namely HFS (Hierarchical File System) is pretty old. In its place, we get the new APFS or Apple File System. Under this system, you will be able to access and load your files faster, better security and encryption, rapid file duplication and fewer chances of crashing due to a feature called Metadata copying.

HEVC Support

Otherwise known as High-Efficiency Video Coding or H.265, this is the new standard for Video compression that compresses videos 40% better than the current standard of H.264. 4K videos are compressed in a much efficient manner with improved bit streaming. This enables streaming of high-quality videos even when the internet speed is lower as it uses less bandwidth. The video files are much smaller and occupy less storage space in your Mac.

VR Support

The new Metal 2 framework enables developers to create VR games, and macOS High Sierra supports playing VR games a reality on a Mac. However, you may need a 5K iMac or an iMac Pro along with an added GPU attached via Thunderbolt 3. Epic Games has announced an early access support for VR games on macOS High Sierra for all those who want a peek of the fun to come.

Enhanced Graphics

This Metal 2 framework adds other functionalities like Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, and external GPU support so as to better experience various Apps and games. According to Apple, this GPU support over CPU will make loading and processing of files more than 10 times faster.

App Updates

With High Sierra updates, Apple has made some exciting improvements to its Safari, Photos and Mail Apps, apart from enhancements to FaceTime, Siri, Notes and iCloud.

  • Safari – Apple says that Safari has now become the fastest desktop browser in the world, overtaking Google’s Chrome and other browsers. It comes with new features like Autoplay blocking and Intelligent Tracking Prevention. While the former ensures that websites do not play video without your permission, the later stops cookies from tracking your browsing from one site to another.
  • Photos – New Pro Level Filters and editing tools, improved Facial recognition, Integration with third party app services, looping live photos, and DSLR-like effects are some of the new features and changes that come with this OS update.
  • Mail – The search option in Mail has been fine tuned in this version with the Top Hits feature. Relevant results will come as Top Hits when you do a search in Mail. You can also use Full-Screen Split View mode while composing emails. The improvements in the storage mean that mail messages will take lesser storage space of about 35%.
  • FaceTime – With macOS High Sierra, it will be possible to take Live Photos during a FaceTime call, and this will get automatically saved to the Photos App.
  • Siri – In High Sierra, Siri gets a more expressive and realistic voice. Siri also can learn your music preferences each time you listen to Apple Music and suggest recommendations.
  • Notes – In macOS High Sierra you can pin the notes you use the most to the very top of your list so that it is easy to locate it the next time you need it.
  • iCloud – In macOS High Sierra, all your messages, conversations, and attachments will get automatically stored in iCloud, so that they are readily available to you when you log into a new device. Moreover, with iCloud Family Sharing feature, you can invite your family members to share your storage instead of creating separate accounts.

So, when is this available for regular use?

Right now macOS High Sierra is available to the registered developers and the public in a beta1 testing mode. The full release is slated to happen sometime in September-October. And it is going to be free!

Upgrading to macOS High Sierra

Apple has always ensured upgrading to the latest versions to be very easy. On those lines, macOS High Sierra will be compatible with all the Macs that currently run on Sierra, unless and until your Mac was built before 2012.

The Bottom-line

While macOS High Sierra might not seem to be a drastic improvement on the surface, it does come loaded with a lot of under-the-hood changes as Apple loves to call it. With terrific updates to the core functionalities, it is just a matter of time before you can get your hands on the free and full version.

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iOS 11 WatchOS 4 macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Apple released first beta versions for iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4 and TVOS 11 for testing to the developers at the WWDC 2017 developer conference. Let’s dig in to find how fresh the features are and how they will elate the user experience.

iOS11

The developer preview of brand-new iOS 11 is available now and first public beta will arrive later this month.

The definitive version of the OS will be released later this year on:

  • iPhone 5S and later
  • all iPad Air and iPad Pro models,
  • iPad 5th generation,
  • iPad mini 2 and later, and
  • iPod touch 6th generation devices.

The latest version of iOS brings:

  • Updated Message app
  • A redesigned app drawer, along with the ability to synchronize messages across multiple devices via iCloud
  • Apple Pay enabling person to person payments.
  • All these transactions will be authenticated via Touch ID.

The Other Notable Releases

  • Siri gets some elegant improvements with the iOS 11 release like the use of deep learning technologies with better natural-sounding voice output.
  • Camera has been updated for recording videos in the HEVC format which means less storage consumption, similar technique is utilized for clicking life moments.
  • Control Center includes all the options in one window.All this can be expanded with the 3D Touch feature.
  • Additionally, apps such as Apple Maps, Home Kit and Apple Music were given a face lift with contemporary design and features.
  • Oh yes! the App Store also has a better interface now.

iPhone app development companies must be well prepared to bring out apps that are up to mark with all these latest updates from the smartphone giant.

Read Also: Top 10 Biggest Keynote Announcements at Google IO 2017

MacOS High Sierra (MacOS 10.13)

  • An updated version of macOS is now available for desktops and laptops.
  • The OS, dubbed macOS High Sierra is provided with more enhanced and powerful Safari browser including a built-in functionality that blocks video and audio auto play.
  • For user privacy, an Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature has been provided that uses machine learning and prevents ads from tracking users.
  • Full Screen split view for better multitasking by using 35% less disk space.
  • A boosted UI that gets a new viewing grid for the latest photos app along with an improved face recognition feature and new improved editing options.
  • MacOS has ditched HFS file system and High Sierra has the 64-bit Apple File System (APFS). With native encryption, this latest OS is much safer to use.

All these latest features mean that every macOS app development company will be brimming to get their hands on it. We see stiff competition in the app development market.

WatchOS 4

  • The platform comes up with some new watch faces.
  • The OS now has fast and smoother access to the company’s virtual assistant.
  • Machine learning studies user data to adapt to the wearer’s daily activities.
  • The watch face updates dynamically after the wearer raises the wrist.
  • An access for controlling home app functionalities is also present now.
  • The OS also has an up-to-date Activity app that provides more personalized updates with a new monthly challenges feature.
  • New animations that celebrate health goals achievement.
  • The OS has been upgraded with gym equipment support too.
  • An updated Music app that auto syncs music based users’ music taste.
  • A new album art that allows users to just tap and play the music playlist.

Read Also: How To Stay On-course in the Wearable App Development Market

Other Updates

Kaleidoscope watch face:

A fascinating design with multiple styles based on color patterns of a selected image.

Toy Story watch Face includes three sub watch faces

  • Woody
  • Jesse, and
  • Buzz Lightyear

tvOS

The tvOS 11 operating system is available to developers for testing purposes.

What a developer should do?

If you are a registered developer you can

  • Download tvOS 11 by connecting any Apple TV to a computer
  • Use a USB-C cable for establishing the connection
  • Install the beta software from iTunes.

As per the Apple’s release notes the tvOS 11 has:

  • An automatic light/dark appearance switching
  • Home screen synchronizing options
  • Latest background modes and notification support
  • Focus API improvements
  • Custom sound support
  • Network-based pairing and development support, and
  • Improvements to Mobile Device Management

So, what does it mean?

Many more public versions are lined up, because all these beta version updates have been released to see how they will perform with the masses.

We think this is the right time for every digital product development organization that is into macOS, iPhone and iOS app development, to get ready for the rumble that these updates will create. The competition just became trendier!

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OS X Human Interface Guidelines App Extensions

A big brand Apple is leading in IT industry in the mobile world from years and years and still going on with its new iPhone and iPad series. With the smartphones, operating systems also creating hype with its release in iOS 5 to 9. Combining all this, client’s prefer mac app development and wish to have their app in the Apple’s store.

A great OS X app integrates seamlessly into this environment, while at the same time providing custom functionality and a unique user experience. It’s exciting to know that over millions of Mac users over 150 countries in the world want to bring your app in to it’s Apple store.

To make sure your apps work reliable and perform well without any offensive stuff let’s understand few important guidelines while developing Mac application development.

Guidelines for Mac OS X Development

  • As a Mac developer, you are bound by the terms of PLA and HIG and other licenses.
  • In case of functionality part many things are taken into consideration: like first of all you have to decide what your app going to do? Why should people download it and what features you need to include.
  • There are some elements taken care of are status bar, navigation bar, toolbar and tab bar.
  • Design your app as per the device with photoshop mockups.
  • Use it’s own templates to build.
  • The main tool used for development is Xcode. Xcode is used for iOS and Mac OS programming.
  • Understand your application flow with MVC hierarchy. Model, View and Controller of your app.
  • Give best time in designing your app interface connecting with iOS 5.
  • Check every utility of the development and go with the step by step process.
  • Lastly, give more time on user interface design so as to interact your app with users.

Nevertheless, you can find more information on Mac OS X developer guide. Once you understand things about iOS development with Xcode then you are the pool of various types of app making. The more you dig deep the more you learn. With using Swift you can make best iOS apps. Just go along with following guidelines of Mac application development and you can win the race. Moon technolabs is one of the best contender in this race having skills of using swift, Xcode, development guides and experience of years. Combining all this they make successful iOS apps in the market today with good number of clients. Check out more on their portfolio.

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Should You Upgrade to Mac OS X EI Capitan

Apple announced El Capitan the latest version of it’s OS X operating system, 10.11, on the 9th September 2015, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California in the United States. A very important question at this moment is Should you upgrade to EI Capitan? As per me i would say yes, you should. But won’t recommend to rush for it. Before you rush to new upgradation, back up your Mac first, because your Mac is well within supported model range and should handle EI Capitan quite well.

Let’s check out the system requirements for EI Capitan. It’s the same one for Yosemite before it. Apple hasn’t substantially changed the hardware system requirements in some time. Macs that have more RAM can run the new upgraded operating systems and apps better. Minimum is 4 and other features like handoff will only work with the version of bluetooth found in newer Macs.

 

Enhancements with EI Capitan:
  • Split View – which lets you split the screen between two simultaneous windows of different apps.
  • It’s an iOS 9 exclusive for the iPad Air 2 and iPad pro, but it works on the Mac.
Backup Data:

Backing up your Mac with time machine is the fastest and most foolproof way to prep it for an upgrade to EI Capitan. My recommendation would be to perform at least two backups and to test that work. Other way is SuperDuper. Dropbox is also a good option to store data.

Upgrade or Install:

To complete install or upgrade is a personal preference, but clean install approach would allow to ensure that OS X is running at optimal efficiency. Before you go for EI Capitan, one should perform an audit of the software that one can use on their Mac to ensure that is all compatible or not.

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