With macOS Sierra, Siri gains unique desktop powers, but the real story is how all of Apple’s devices are designed to work together in harmony.
Talking to my computer is not exactly something I’ve always dreamed of. But there Siri is on a Mac for the first time, beckoning me to press her wavy button that now resides in the dock. “What can I help you with?” she asks. Then I start barking commands, like “Open the Laptop 2016 folder,” and it just pops up on my screen in the Finder. Siri’s reply: “Your file, boss.” I could get used to this.
Apple’s assistant is clearly the star feature in macOS Sierra, which is in developer preview now and will be available to consumers starting in July as a public beta. The final form arrives this fall. But the Sierra update introduces several other upgrades, many of which require an iPhone running the upcoming iOS 10 (or an Apple Watch with watchOS 3) to get the full benefit.
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