Virtual reality support officially coming to MacBooks and MacOS

And this year was no different as Apple Senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced the latest Mac Operating System. The main benefits are better performance, support for more files, and improved security.

High Sierra is set to receive several software packages that should help foster VR development on MacOS. A new import view, as well as a side menu have been added to Photos.

Photos Upgrades includes better face recognition that syncs across devices. The next iOS may also have new features designed for artificial intelligence, the application of computers that learn and understand things like humans.

Editing in Photos is now far more robust, with new editing options and a suite of Live Photo enhancement tools.

Apple has announced the latest version of its desktop operating system macOS at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California.

That's just a quick overview of the new macOS High Sierra features coming to the Mac this fall.

The new version of Safari has a service called, "Autoplay Blocking" that stops media from auto-playing across the entire web. This will allow you to download and install the macOS 10.13 High Sierra Developer Preview. That means you won't get hit up with three dozen vacuum ads the next time you buy one on Amazon. Because APFS is decades newer than the HFS+ file system that the Mac uses now, it was designed with modern-day concerns in mind, such as how to best work with solid-state drives.

MacOS also has support for HEVC as the default video container, which will replace H.264. The move is created to make 4K video even more flexible, and new macOS devices will even feature hardware acceleration for HEVC video. For example, the Mail application will now require 35 per cent less disk space while it's running, according to Apple. And if you're a video creator, the new standard will also be built into Pro Tools so your projects will be able to take full advantage of it right from the start.

Apple's API for high-performance graphics is Metal. Although it pleased the crowd with HEVC, a new compression system, it wowed with news of virtual reality for the Mac.

"As part of our efforts to make VR available to developers and players on as many systems as possible, SteamVR for the Mac is now available in beta", states a post on the official Steam website. In addition, Metal 2 can now access external graphics, using a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure with an AMD graphics card, which is now available for developers. You know, until the iMac Pro arrives in December. You can add properly formatted tables to Notes and pin your most important ones. ○ Spotlight provides flight status information, including departure and arrival times, delays, gates, terminals and even a map of the flight path. ○ iCloud File Sharing lets users share any file stored in iCloud Drive and collaborate with other people.

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