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MacOS Sierra to bring virtual assistant Siri to Mac: Apple

Siri will come to Mac with features familiar on iPhone and iPad, along with capabilities designed specifically for use on a desktop

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Apple MacBookAir was launched in 2008 by Apple Inc's founder, Steve Jobs, who died of respiratory arrest on Ocotber 5, 2011

Apple has announced that macOS Sierra, that will bring its virtual assistant to Mac systems, is now available as a free update. 

will come to Mac with features that are known and popular amopngst and users, along with a host of new capabilities designed specifically for use on its desktop, the company said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Features like Universal Clipboard, iCloud desktop and documents, Auto Unlock and Apple Pay on the web help Mac work even better with other Apple devices.

Photos gets an update with a new Memories feature that automatically creates curated collections of favourite photos and videos.

on the Mac can help send messages and email, find documents, look up information, search a user's photo library, adjust system preferences and much more.

Users can also drag and drop Siri results into documents or pin them into their Today view for later reference.

Universal clipboard allows users to copy content from an app on one Apple device and paste it into another app on a different Apple device.

With the iCloud desktop and documents, users can now access files on their desktop from and Auto Unlock lets users automatically log into their Mac when they are wearing an authenticated Apple Watch.

Apple Pay on the web makes the online shopping experience in Safari more convenient and secure than ever.

"Shoppers can now click the Apple Pay button at checkout on nearly 300,000 participating websites and then complete their purchase with Touch ID on 6 or later or with Apple Watch," the company said.

Apple revolutionised personal with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984.

First Published: Wed, September 21 2016. 10:26 IST