Apple Pay comes to the Mac (but you still need an iPhone)

by Ben Pena September 21, 2016, 1:21
Apple Pay comes to the Mac (but you still need an iPhone)

If you want to run macOS Sierra on a laptop you'll need a MacBook from late 2009 or better, or a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro from 2010 or later. This still keeps the naming conventions as the 10.12 update. Anything that falls outside of this range will not support the macOs Sierra. The only difference is in the way you authorize a transaction on the Mac. Meanwhile, lets take a look at some of the fantastic new features that are coming to Apple's Mac devices, features that include - drum-roll please - Siri!

There are some macOS Sierra installation problems.

With macOS Sierra, Apple now allows you to open tabs if it's an application that allows for multiple windows.

If you store the documents you're working on in your Documents folder or on your desktop, then you'll appreciate that iCloud Drive can now sync both of those folders to make transferring files between Macs a little easier. It may appear stuck, but could still be chugging along behind the scenes. Well, now you can with this update's ability to do picture-in-picture. You may also need to try using a wired connection. If you have any crucial third-party software or accessories, you might want to hold off until you verify that they will work properly with Sierra.

Yes, that's right, the new macOS 10. Lion, the first in this cadence and the first release to pull in a significant number of features from iOS, feels like a half-finished version of Mountain Lion in retrospect. But those problems could just be a function of running a beta version of Sierra. You'll see a redemption code for macOS Sierra final release candidate. I'm less pleased that Siri's presence on the Mac, is, for now, a mixed bag. If this happens you may need to boot into safe mode. I've been using Sierra all summer long.

Slow macOS Sierra downloads are another problem that users are facing. At one point we saw a download time of eight hours, which was not realistic. Not sure of you have duplicated files?

Just as in Safari or the Finder, apps in Sierra can now take advantage of tabs.

Many other apps support tabs without any changes: usually, but not necessarily, Apple apps. I got it to work with videos from Vimeo and iTunes, but not others on USATODAY.com, YouTube and ESPN. But you can also turn off the Wi-Fi or look up a file on your hard drive.

Forte impressing Jets with hot start, tireless work ethic
Even when they were making AFC Championship games under Rex Ryan back in 2009 and 2010, they were a run-first operation. Marshall played three seasons with Forte in Chicago from 2012-14, so the running back's start is no surprise to him.

How to downgrade to OS X El Capitan from macOS Sierra.

In the maybe-not-so-rare case where Siri mishears your request, no problem: you can select the text of your question in the Siri pane and retype it. As in El Capitan, you can delete older notifications by day, but now the day header is a much larger, more readable target. Thankfully, Macs include a tool that make backups easy: Time Machine.

On the next page you'll see a step-by-step guide.

You can't activate the feature by simply saying, "Hey, Siri" as you can on an iPhone.

Siri on Mac replicates much of the functionality included on iPhone and iPad.

Siri can help with directions, web searches, reminders and even Mac-specific commands, such as putting the Mac to sleep. Siri results can also be dragged and dropped into documents, and pinned to the "Today" menu.

That last feature works in Keynote, Maps, Mail, Numbers, Pages, and TextEdit, as well as some third-party apps, while retailers 1-800-Flowers, Gilt, Instacart, Lululemon, and Warby Parker now support Apple Pay on the web, Apple said in a statement.

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