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macOS Sierra first public beta launching today

by Jacob Kleinman | July 7, 2016July 7, 2016 9:00 am PDT

Apple is set to offer the public an early look at macOS Sierra 10.12 for free starting today. The news follows the release of a second developer beta seeded earlier this week, which required a paid account to access.

Beyond the new name (farewell OS X), macOS Sierra also includes plenty of big changes to Apple’s desktop software. The most exciting may be Siri support, meaning you’ll be able to use the voice-based personal assistant from your Mac computer. There’s also a pretty cool auto-unlock feature, which uses a synced Apple Watch to verify your identity so you can skip the password screen.

Apple’s expanding its Continuity feature as well with a new Universal Clipboard so copy and paste should work across your Mac and iOS devices seamlessly. There’s also Apple Pay for the web, making it easy to confirm a purchase when you’re shopping online with the Safari browser.

You can grab the macOS Sierra public beta once it launches via the source link below.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...