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MacOS High Sierra has some really cool new features

Apple announced a brand new operating system today for the Mac, the High Sierra. Here are its new features.

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The new MacOS, version 10.13, is named High Sierra. Feel free to make your own jokes.

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Faster Safari

Apple says the new MacOS will include a new version of Safari that's 80 percent faster than the previous version.

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Better privacy

The new Safari browser will also have better privacy thanks to its new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, which stops websites from keeping tabs on their users.

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Better Mail

The new OS will include a new version of Mail that's now integrated with Spotlight for better searching, uses 35 percent less storage space to store emails and gives you a split view.

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Better Photo

The Photo app in High Sierra now has better facial recognition and edition tools. It also syncs all of the metadata across devices.

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Better printing

The new OS has better support for printing, especially for printed books.

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New file system

High Sierra will use the new Apple File System (APFS) as a new default file system instead of HFS Plus. This new file system has lots of improvements including the ability to instantly duplicate a very large amount of data.

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High Efficiency Video Encoding

High Sierra now support H.265, which is a much improved version of the H.264 codec with a compression level of up to 40 percent.

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Metal 2

The new OS has a new graphics API called Metal 2 that's some 10 times faster in draw call throughput than the first Metal. This means gaming will be much better. 

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External graphics and virtual reality

High Sierra's new graphic engine also allows for external graphics via Thunderbolt 3 and applications for virtual reality.

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