Apple Ships macOS Sierra

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Apple released macOS Sierra on Tuesday. The successor to OS X El Capitan, Sierra brings Universal Clipboard, iCloud Desktop and Documents, Auto Unlock and Apple Pay to the Mac. It also features Siri integration, as well as other improvements. The update is free.

macOS Sierra on MacBook

macOS Sierra on MacBook

The company introduced Sierra during June’s World Wide Developer Conference. Some aspects, such as Universal Clipboard and Auto Unlock, are designed specifically for use with iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple Pay will be usable on the Web for the first time on a Mac.

Download Sierra

You won’t find Sierra as an update in the Mac App Store. Instead, you’ll need to search for it or use our handy-dandy link. Apple has a link for checking hardware compatibility, too.

Dave Hamilton, Jeff Gamet, and I discussed some best practices for updating on Tuesday’s Daily Observations.

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My condolences Wab95. I used Endnote in my previous job and it is a screaming pain-in-the-ass, even under the best of circumstances. If you wait for for all the bugs in Endnote to be resolved, you’ll never upgrade! 😉

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My condolences Was95. I used Endnote in my previous job and it is a screaming pain-in-the-ass, even under the best of circumstances. If you wait for for all the bugs in Endnote to be resolved, you’ll never upgrade! 😉

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Hello Bryan: They are now showing macOS X Sierra on the Mac App Store, available for download. As fate would have it, I am in a part of the world, for a change, where I can download the latest OS X version on release day, a rarity for me, however I got a notice whilst working the other day and using EndNote 7 (a preferred reference manager used in academia) that there is a compatibility issue with Sierra, and Thomson issuing guidance not to upgrade to the latest OS, unless one wishes to stop working on grants and manuscripts or… Read more »