SteamVR is now on Apple Mac, here's how you can use it

06 Juin, 2017, 09:28 | Author: Come Portier
  • SteamVR is now on Apple Mac, here's how you can use it

The update isn't necessarily relevant for most home macOS users, who typically have a consumer-level laptop or desktop, but targeted more toward studios and other creative professionals.

The next generation operating system also includes a feature referred to as Autoplay Blocking, which will automatically detect sites that are not expected to play video and block any such material automatically.

Mail, meanwhile, is said to require less space to store your emails, with Apple claiming a 35 percent reduction here, a split-view viewing mode for composing emails, and improvements to searches.

One of the main tenets of High Sierra, APFS will be new the new default file system, bringing an advanced 64-bit architecture and a responsive design to cut down on the time it takes to do common tasks.

There are number of small changes in High Sierra.

After announcing Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV and updates to watchOS during the keynote address kicking off the WWDC 2017, Apple moved on to its next big update to macOS, called High Sierra.

Last summer Apple introduced APFS, the company's latest file system to be rolled out on both macOS and iOS.

Intelligent tracking protection. We'll need more details on this, but Safari will now be more privacy conscious, blocking attempts to access cookies on your PC that it deems to be an invasion of privacy. Faster frame debugging and performance analysis is also an improvement in High Sierra. That means this already well developed platform will be bringing all its cool VR experiences to Macs.

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A developer preview of High Sierra is set to be made available to developers today, with a public beta starting up later in June.

Photos: Photos will have a new persistent sidebar and a better filtering menu for finding photos. It will connect via Thunderbolt 3 and come equipped with an AMD Radeon RX 580 video card.

The newest Macs will also enjoy hardware acceleration via Metal 2, an upgrade to the Apple's API for high-performance graphics.

You will no longer have to dual boot Windows on your iMac computers to reap the benefits of virtual reality advancements.

The Photos app is adding new filters, and Apple says it has improved the face detection feature.

Apple today announced MacOS support for SteamVR as well as external GPU enclosure support.

If you really want to try out the macOS 10.13 High Sierra Developer Preview, and you're not now enrolled in Apple's Developer Program, then go to the Apple Developer Program enrollment webpage, which will show you everything you need to sign up.


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