macOS. It’s why there’s nothing else like a Mac.
macOS is the operating system that powers every Mac. It lets you do things you simply can’t with other computers. That’s because it’s designed specifically for the hardware it runs on — and vice versa. macOS comes with an entire suite of beautifully designed apps. It works hand in hand with iCloud to keep photos, documents and other stuff up to date on all your devices. It makes your Mac work like magic with your iPhone. And it’s been built from the ground up with privacy and security in mind.
Featuring Dark Mode, new pro-inspired features, three new apps and a redesigned Mac App Store.
Easy to Use
When it’s simple to do everything, you can do anything.
On a Mac, everything is designed to work just the way you expect it to — from operating it with simple, intuitive gestures to asking Siri to find a file to having your apps automatically update themselves. Whatever you set out to do on a Mac, there’s much less to learn and that much more to accomplish.
The Finder lets you easily browse and organise the files on your Mac — and those stored in iCloud Drive. With Gallery View, you can quickly locate a file by how it looks. Open the Preview pane to see all of your file’s metadata and use new Quick Actions to edit files directly from the Finder without ever opening an app.
Dark Mode adds a dramatic new look to your desktop and apps that puts the focus on your content. Dynamic Desktop makes your Mac even more beautiful with two time-shifting desktop pictures that match the time of day wherever you are. And Stacks keeps your desktop free of clutter by automatically organising your files, images, documents, PDFs and more into tidy groups.
Spotlight helps you quickly and effortlessly find what you want, like documents on your Mac and flight departure and arrival times. Just type a few keystrokes in the Spotlight search field and auto-complete immediately shows you relevant results.
A simple two-finger swipe from the right edge of your trackpad brings up Notification Centre — the same one you use on iPhone — where you can see all the alerts that have come in recently. It’s also where you’ll find your Today view, which you can customise with helpful widgets or handy information pinned from Safari.
All your devices.One seamless experience.
Your Mac works with your other Apple devices in ways no other computer can. If you get a call on your iPhone, you can take it on your Mac. With Continuity Camera, you can use your iPhone to take a picture or scan a document nearby and it will appear directly on your Mac. When you copy text or an image from one device, you can paste it into another with standard copy and paste commands. You can even unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. No password typing required.
Privacy and Security
We believe your data belongs to you. Period.
Everything you do with your Mac is protected by strong privacy and security features. That’s because we build data security into everything we make, from the start.
Privacy. You trust our products with your most personal information and we believe very strongly that you should be in complete control of it. We respect your privacy by enacting strict policies that govern how all data is handled. And when you browse the web, Safari helps prevent data companies from tracking the sites you visit.
Security. macOS is engineered with advanced technologies that are constantly working together to keep your Mac and the information on it safe. Gatekeeper makes it safer to download and install apps from the web. The Apple File System further safeguards your data with built-in support for encryption, crash-safe protections, and simplified data backup on the go.
Need to work with Windows? Mac does that too.
With macOS, it’s easy to transfer your files, photos and other data from a Windows PC to your Mac. Work with popular file types such as JPEG, MP3 and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. And of course, you can run Microsoft Office natively on a Mac. If you want, you can even run Windows on your Mac.
Apps as powerful and elegant as your Mac. Because they’re designed for it.
With every Mac, you get a collection of powerful apps. They’re the same apps you use on your iPhone or iPad, so they’ll feel instantly familiar. They all work with iCloud, so your schedule, contacts and notes are always up to date everywhere. And because they’re native apps — not web apps in a browser — they take full advantage of the power of your Mac to deliver the fastest possible performance and more robust features.
New to Mac. macOS Mojave brings three new apps to your desktop. Track the market with Stocks. Instantly capture personal reminders, class lectures, even interviews or song ideas with Voice Memos. And control all your HomeKit-enabled accessories from the comfort of your desktop with the Home app.
Creativity. Organise, edit and share a lifetime’s worth of photos and videos, and rediscover your favourite memories. Transform home videos into unforgettable movies or quickly share clips with your favourite people. Create music like the pros with a huge collection of sounds, instruments, amps and a line-up of virtual session drummers and percussionists perfectly suited to play along with your song.
Productivity. Create beautiful documents with stunning simplicity. Visualise your data precisely and persuasively in spreadsheets with images, text and shapes. Make stage-worthy presentations using powerful graphics tools and dazzling cinematic effects to bring your ideas to life. And collaborate with friends and co-workers in real time — whether they’re across town or across the globe.
Communication. Easily manage all of your email accounts in one simple, powerful app that works with email services like iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft Exchange. Send unlimited messages to anyone on any Apple device, using the same Messages app on your Mac as you do on your iPhone. And make unlimited high-quality video and audio calls directly from your Mac with FaceTime.
Organisation. Keep your iCloud, Google and Exchange calendars in one place, create separate calendars for home, work and school, and view them all or just the ones you want. Keep all your contact info up to date on all your devices and easily import numbers, addresses and photos from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and even Microsoft Exchange. And keep track of little and big things with notes that can include links, photos, map locations, tables and more.
Internet. Surf the web on the fastest, most energy-efficient browser,3 with built-in privacy features that keep you in control of your information. Map out new destinations from your desktop, with gorgeous 3D city views like Flyover, point‑to‑point directions, and comprehensive transport directions. And with Spotlight, instantly search your entire Mac or get results from the Internet in just a few keystrokes.
Media. Find the latest apps and extensions for your Mac, directly on your Mac. Enjoy the music, movies and TV programmes you already have on your beautiful Retina display, or discover soon-to-be favourites. And take advantage of the world-class bookstore built into your Mac, where you can peruse the latest titles from your desktop.
All your stuff. On your Mac and everywhere else you want it. Automatically.
Every Apple app uses iCloud — it’s the magic behind the seamless experience you have with all your Apple devices. So you always have your photos, videos, documents, email, notes, contacts, calendars and more on whatever device you’re using. And any file you store in iCloud Drive can be shared with friends, family and colleagues just by sending them a link. iCloud Drive also lets you access files from your Mac desktop and Documents folder on any iOS device. It’s all done automatically. Just like that.
Advanced to the core.
macOS features powerful core technologies engineered for the most important functions of your Mac. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) introduces a modern standard for video compression, making movie files up to 40 per cent smaller and 4K streaming video faster.5Metal 2 powers the graphics behind every pixel, making your gaming experience more visually breathtaking and fun. Create ML gives developers a faster and easier way to build machine learning into apps. And support for virtual reality lets developers create immersive worlds for you to step into.
We make sure that everyone is able to use a Mac.
macOS comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer, providing many features you won’t find in other operating systems. These include Accessibility Keyboard, VoiceOver, FaceTime,6 Switch Control and text to speech, all designed to help anyone get more out of Mac.
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Literacy and Learning