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Use Siri on the Mac! A List of Mac Siri Commands

Sep 28, 2016 - 3 Comments
Siri Mac Commands

Now that macOS Sierra has Siri built directly into the Mac operating system, you’re probably wondering what exactly you can do with the handy virtual assistant on your computer. It turns out that Siri has many abilities unique to the Mac, which you can’t perform on an iPhone or iPad with the virtual assistant. Of … Read More

How to Allow Apps from Anywhere in macOS Sierra Gatekeeper

Sep 27, 2016 - 10 Comments
Allow apps from anywhere in Gatekeeper for macOS

Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra is now stricter than ever, defaulting to only allow options for apps downloaded from either the App Store or the App Store and identified developers. Advanced Mac users may wish to allow a third option, which is the ability to open and allow apps downloaded from anywhere in macOS Sierra.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 Released

Sep 27, 2016 - 6 Comments
MacOS Sierra on a Mac

Apple has released the second beta version of macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The new beta build arrives as 16B2333a and is available now to users participating in the beta testing programs.

How to Clean Install macOS Sierra

Sep 26, 2016 - 20 Comments
How to Clean Install macOS Sierra

Some advanced Mac users may like to perform a clean install of macOS Sierra, which is essentially the process of erasing a hard drive and then starting fresh with a new clean installation of macOS Sierra 10.12. After the clean install is complete, a separate backup of any necessary files is manually transferred back over … Read More

Troubleshooting macOS Sierra Problems

Sep 24, 2016 - 101 Comments
Troubleshooting macOS Sierra problems

For most users, installing macOS Sierra has gone without a hitch and they’re left with a trouble-free Mac that works great with the latest macOS system software release. But, not everything goes smoothly for everyone, and sometimes updating to macOS Sierra can lead to a variety of problems. We’re compiling a list of common problems … Read More

How to Create a Bootable macOS Sierra Installer

Sep 23, 2016 - 29 Comments
Create boot installer for macOS Sierra

Some Mac users like creating a bootable USB install drive for macOS Sierra, which offers for a way to easily update multiple machines, perform clean installs, and to have just as a backup Mac OS Sierra installer should the need arise. This walkthrough will demonstrate the exact steps necessary to create a boot installer drive … Read More

Fix Wi-Fi Problems in macOS Sierra

Sep 22, 2016 - 34 Comments
Fix Wi-Fi Problems in MacOS Sierra

Some Mac users are reporting wi-fi difficulties after updating to macOS Sierra 10.12. The most common wireless networking problems seem to be either randomly dropping wi-fi connections after updating to macOS Sierra, or an unusually slow or delayed wi-fi experience after updating a Mac to Sierra 10.12. We’ll walk through some some-tested troubleshooting steps to … Read More

7 of the Best macOS Sierra Features That You’ll Actually Use

Sep 21, 2016 - 60 Comments
MacOS Sierra on a Mac

macOS Sierra has many new features and enhancements, some of which are significant and others that are more minor yet still nice to have. We’ve picked a handful of features new to macOS Sierra that you’re sure to enjoy and actually use, read on and check them out.

Beta 1 of iOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.01 Released

Sep 21, 2016 - 8 Comments
Apple beta system software

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 10.1 (build 14B55c), macOS Sierra 10.12.1 (build 16B2327e), watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1.

How to Prepare for & Install macOS Sierra

Sep 20, 2016 - 29 Comments
macOS Sierra available to download now

With MacOS Sierra now available, Mac users can now get Siri on their computers, have improved iCloud integration, unlock their Macs with an Apple Watch, use Apple Pay on the web, and much more. Before you go diving right into updating to macOS 10.12 though, you should take a few precautionary steps to prepare for … Read More

macOS Sierra Download Released, Get it Now

Sep 20, 2016 - 37 Comments
macOS Sierra available to download now

Apple has released macOS Sierra, the latest major update to the Mac operating system. Versioned as Mac OS 10.12, the new Macintosh system software release includes a variety of new features, enhancements, and improvements to the Mac.

Second macOS Sierra GM Seed Available for Testers

Sep 15, 2016 - 14 Comments

Apple has released a new GM candidate seed of macOS Sierra to Mac users running the beta version of system software.

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