What’s New in macOS 10.12.4 Update

After being stuck in the beta stage, macOS 10.12.4 has finally been released for the public. Apple also released iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.3 along with the new macOS update.

macos 10.12.4

Let’s find out what’s new in this macOS version.

Night Shift Mode

This main feature of this update is the highly anticipated Night Shift mode.

macos 10.12.4 night shift

Night Shift mode makes the colors on your display “warm”. It is akin to Flux application which many Windows users use.

This mode is not just an aesthetic improvement, it backed scientific research. It is proven how looking at intense colors on your display at night disturbs your body’s natural sleep cycle. After using this, all your sleep issues will be gone.

It uses the time and user’s location to determine when the sun goes down just like Flux.

You can activate the Night Shift mode via Notification Center or Siri. This mode works only for Macs that have a retina display.

Improved Siri

Another new feature is the addition of new questions for Siri. Siri now supports many new questions pertaining to the sport of Cricket.

Siri will be able to display results and statistics for Cricket matches. This is just a minor improvement. If you are not interested in Cricket, it’s useless.

Similarly, the dictation function of Apple’s desktop operating system has also been expanded. You can use dictation in Shanghainese language.

Other Improvements

Just like any other update, macOS 10.12.4 comes with its fair share of performance improvements and bug fixes. It also plugs many security loopholes.

  • Improved right-to-left writing languages, specifically in the Touch Bar, in the toolbar and in Safari.
  • Fixed issues with rendering PDF files and creating annotations in Preview.
  • Improvements visibility of the subject when using the conversation view from Mail.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented viewing the content of some emails from the Mail application.
  • Added support for more RAW-format digital cameras.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and update to the latest version.

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