Apple macOS High Sierra beta 2 now available for download

Apple is now rolling out macOS High Sierra beta 2 for Mac devices. The update comes with bug fixes and security improvements. Apple latest beta is currently available to registered developers only. There is no official changelog yet. Meanwhile, you can check out what’s new is coming with macOS High Sierra.

Apple macOS 10.13 High Sierra features

Safari

Safari is getting new features and improvements with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Safari in macOS High Sierra includes auto-play blocking for video advertisements, as well as intelligent tracking protection to better protect user browsing and history data.

Mail

In addition to Safari improvements, macOS High Sierra also bring implements to the Apple Mail app. For instance, the app now supports Top Hits search, making it easier to find emails during search. There’s also finally support for Split View Mail Compose, meaning you can have a split window pain between the compose interface and other applications.

Photos

Federighi touts that the biggest updates with High Sierra come with Photos. This includes a persistent sidebar, as well as a new dropdown for filtering content. There are also new editing tools, including interface tweaks for more advanced editing capabilities.

Finally, Photos includes faces syncing across all Appel devices.

APFS

Apple is also bringing its Apple Filesystem to macOS. The update includes advanced capabilities for the new filesystem by instantly duplicating a file. Apple Filesystem first made an appearance earlier this year with iOS 10.3.

h.265

macOS High Sierra also migrates the operating system to h.265 from h.264. This upgrade brings 40 percent higher compression without compromising quality, which means video files will be smaller in size and easier to manage.

Developers looking to update can download the latest beta from the the Mac App Store.

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