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Apple’s new file system

Apple’s new file system

When Apple introduces macOS High Sierra in the fall, it will introduce a new file system to the Mac. The new operating system will phase out the HFS+ file system which the Mac has been using since Mac OS 8 (which was introduced in 1997) and will replace it with the new Apple File System (APFS) which is already being used in iOS 10.3.
This new operating system introduces an advanced 64-bit architecture and a responsive design to cut down on the time it takes to do common tasks. It also brings some heavy-duty security, including built‑in encryption, crash‑safe protections, and simplified data backup on the go. Copying files and backing up your data are two areas which will be dramatically faster. Overall, it should make your Mac noticeably snappier, and make it even more secure.
Under the hood, this is a big change, and while Apple is trying to make the switch as problem-free as possible, you will still want to take every precaution possible during the upgrade process when High Sierra becomes available in the fall.

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Apple’s WWDC 2017 Keynote

Apple’s WWDC 2017 Keynote

Today, Apple made a slew of announcements during their annual keynote event at WWDC 2017. If was full of major announcements including : New iMacs and an upgrade to the entire MacBook line, iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, new iPad Pros, and new watchOS and tvOs updates. And in December of this year, they will also release a very powerful new iMac Pro and a new device called HomePod speaker which is expected to compete with the Amazon Echo and Sonos devices.

There is a whole bunch of under the hood technology improvements which will be incorporated into these new products which should greatly enhance the usability and performance of these Apple devices. Overall, this was a fairly impressive Keynote, packed with tons of new interesting products, which bodes well for the future of Apple moving forward.
If you’re interested in finding out more, the Verge has done a nice little 20 minute recap of the Keynote, which can be found here :
Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote in 19 minutes

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