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Apple today unveiled macOS Sierra, a major update to the desktop operating system, with new features that make the Mac smarter and more helpful. Siri is now on the Mac with brand-new capabilities to help with things users do every day on their desktop. With Siri, users can look up information, find documents, pin or drag and drop search results, and even adjust system preferences.

Seamless integration with iCloud makes everything from your Desktop and Documents folder available on your iPhone and iPad so you always have access to the files you need, and Universal Clipboard allows you to copy content, including text, images, photos, and video from one Apple device and paste it in another.

Additionally, you can now keep an eye on one thing while working on another. macOS Sierra lets you float video from Safari or iTunes in a window over your desktop as you work, and even resize, drag and pin video to any corner of your screen.

Apple Pay is also coming to the Mac in Sierra. You no longer need to share credit or debit card numbers with an online merchant and actual card numbers are not stored on your device, nor on Apple servers. Simply look for the Apple Pay button at checkout and complete your purchase with Touch ID on your iPhone or by using your Apple Watch.

Mac users can sign up for the macOS Sierra Beta Program today and download the software starting in July at The final version will be available for free from the Mac App Store this fall.

Brian Farmer is Highsnobiety's Managing Editor and is based in New York City.

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