Apple continue to update their desktop operating system with the latest release, MacOS High Sierra. Apple have introduced some more advanced photo editing tools to their photos app allowing you to really bring out the best in your pictures – from enhancing colour to fine tuning brightness, contrast, hue, curves and filters. Check out how in our guide Essential MacOS: High Sierra.
You can upgrade free of charge by downloading High Sierra from the App Store. Click the apple menu on the top left and from the drop down select ‘app store’. Type High Sierra into the search field on the top right hand side.
From the search results under ‘MacOS High Sierra’, click ‘download’. This download will take some time so you might want to go do something else while it’s downloading. Perhaps a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, while you catch up on some reading?
Once the download has completed, you’ll need to run through the installer. The installer is pretty straight forward and you can pretty much click ‘continue’ on the prompts. Agree to the terms and conditions, then click ‘restart’. If you want more detailed information, be sure to check out the procedure in full detail in our guide Essential MacOS: High Sierra.
Once you’ve updated to High Sierra we’ll take a look at some of the new features. We’ll take a look at the photos app which has had some updates. Learn to tweak your photos like a pro with the new tools, share your photos on social media or incorporate them into calendars, greeting cards or slideshows.
Also check out some of the security and backup features to keep yourself and your data safe while online. Macs do get viruses so make sure you’re protected and up to date – don’t be drawn into the myth that they’re immune. Hacker’s and cyber-thieves aren’t after your Mac, they’re after your data – passwords, personal identity information, bank account details and so on.
Also there is a new file system called APFS which makes it easier to back up, supports data encryption to keep your data safe from hackers and improved data integrity and reliability.
Keep in touch with your friends and family with FaceTime and iMessage. You’ll be able to video chat, send messages with touch gestures, emojis and Live Photos.
If you want more detailed information, be sure to check out the procedure in full detail in our guide Essential MacOS: High Sierra.