The macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Update improves the stability and security of your Mac and is recommended for all users.
Addresses an issue that could cause Messages conversations to temporarily be listed out of order
Resolves an issue that could cause your Mac to stop responding when connected to an SMB server
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
• Improves compatibility with certain third-party USB audio devices
• Improves VoiceOver navigation when viewing PDF documents in Preview
• Improves compatibility of Braille displays with Mail
For more information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.appl.../en-us/HT201222
This update is recommended for all Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1. For all other systems running macOS High Sierra, please install 10.13.2 via Mac App Store Software Updates.
Adds support for 70 new emoji including food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
Fixes a bug where Bluetooth may be unavailable during Apple Pay transactions
Improves the reliability of Microsoft Exchange message sync in Mail
Fixes an issue where Spotlight may not accept keyboard input
New technologies at the heart of the system make your Mac more reliable, capable, and responsive — and lay the foundation for future innovations. macOS High Sierra also refines the features and apps you use every day. It’s macOS at its highest level yet.
Easily organize, edit and view your photos in Photos.
• Make short videos from your Live Photos using new Loop and Bounce effects.
• Easily locate and organize your content with the new sidebar.
• Conveniently access all of your editing tools in the redesigned Edit View.
• Fine-tune color and contrast in your photos with new Curves and Selective Color tools.
• Access third-party apps directly from Photos and save the edited images back to your Photos library.
• Rediscover images from your library with new Memories themes including pets, weddings, outdoor activities, and more.
• Create printed photo products and more using new third-party project extensions.
Improve your browsing experience with Safari.
• Stop web video with audio from playing automatically.
• Prevent websites and ad networks from tracking your browsing with Intelligent Tracking Prevention.
• Customize your browsing experience with new per-site settings for Reader, page zoom, content blockers, and more.
Enjoy refinements in Mail.
• Instantly find the messages most relevant to your search using Top Hits.
• Use Split View when composing new email in full screen.
• Save space on your Mac with compressed messages.
Look up flight information in Spotlight.
• Check the status of a flight by typing the airline and flight number in the Spotlight search field.
Collect your thoughts with Notes.
• Organize your information using configurable tables.
• Pin your favorite notes so they’re always at the top of the list.
Capture a moment in FaceTime.
• Take a Live Photo during a video call to any supported Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
Get music suggestions from a more natural-sounding Siri.
• Hear more variations in intonation, emphasis, and tempo when Siri responds to you.
• Enjoy personalized music recommendations from Siri when you listen to Apple Music.
Copy and paste files from one Mac to another with Universal Clipboard.
• Copy and paste files between your Macs using standard copy and paste commands.
Safely store your family data in iCloud.
• Share a single iCloud storage plan with your family and keep everyone’s data backed up and safely stored.
• Set up your family with a few clicks and add capabilities when needed.
Work together with iCloud Drive.
• Share and work on any file in iCloud Drive with other people so it is always be up to date with the latest edits.
Upgrade the performance, reliability, and security of your Mac with the new Apple File System.
• Update to a new file system architecture designed for all-flash Macs.
• Experience greater responsiveness when performing common tasks like duplicating a file and finding the size of a folder.
• Enjoy faster and more reliable backups.
• Protect your entire drive with built-in native encryption for greater security.
Step up to the new standard for 4K video: HEVC.
• Create and watch high-resolution video with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), which uses up to 40 percent less space without sacrificing quality.
Enjoy next-generation graphics and computation with Metal 2.
• Get the most out of the graphics capabilities of your Mac with the new and improved version of Metal.
• Discover immersive tools for content creation with support for virtual reality.
• Build state-of-the-art apps with features that accelerate common machine learning functions.
Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages. Some features require an iCloud storage plan. Some features have hardware requirements. Apple File System requires all-flash internal storage.
The macOS Sierra 10.12.6 update improves the security, stability and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
Resolves an issue that prevents making certain SMB connections from the Finder.
Fixes an issue that causes Xsan clients to unexpectedly restart when moving a file within a relation point on a Quantum StorNext File System.
Improves the stability of Terminal app.
OsxDaily Reports : Many languages use accents and diacritic marks to change how a letter or vowel sounds. Accordingly, you may find it useful to know how to type accents and diacritical marks on a Mac using the keyboard. This should be particularly useful for users who also type or write in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek, but obviously this applies to many other latin language scripts as well.
Modern versions of Mac OS offer an exceptionally fast way to type letter accents, and it’s quite easy to use.
For typing most accents on Mac you will use either a sustained keypress, or you can use the option / alt key and another modifier key to get the accent or diacritic on the desired letter. Generally speaking you either press and hold the letter to accent, or press and hold the modifier keys, and then you release those keys and then type the letter to be accented. That may sound a little confusing but if you give it a try yourself you’ll see how it works, it’s quite easy once you get the hang of it.
How to Type Accented Characters on Mac the Fast Way
New versions of Mac OS allow users to easily type accented letters and diacritical marks by using a sustained keypress on a single key. For example, if you press and hold on “e” a pop-up will appear after holding that key for a few moments which displays which accents are available for that particular letter or character.
Press and hold on the letter you wish to accent, continue holding the letter until a menu with character accents are displayed
Choose the character accent with the mouse, or press the number corresponding below the accent in the menu
You can leave the accent menu on the Mac keyboard by hitting the “ESCAPE” key.
This quick access Accent panel is similar to the fast Emoji typing ability on Mac as it’s accessible from anywhere that you can enter text, whether it’s in Pages, Microsoft Office, TextEdit, a web browser and Facebook, Twitter, or just about anywhere else you’d be typing.
If this accent submenu feature isn’t available to you, it’s likely because you either have a fairly old version of system software, or perhaps you disabled the accent menu to favor key repeat instead. You’d have to reverse that to regain the ability.
If you’d rather see every possible accent and diacritic mark laid out before you, the best solution is to use the special character viewer in Mac OS as described here, which lets you browse all accented latin characters as well as other special characters that are available.
Typing Diacritical Marks and Accents on a Mac Keyboard with Keystrokes
If you don’t want to use the accented character menu option, you can also use accent code key combinations. We’ll show the character, and then demonstrate how to type the accent on a character using the series of key presses necessary on Mac.
Remember, the OPTION key is also the ALT key on a Mac keyboard, it is the same key even if the labeling omits option or alt.
ó – Acute: Hold down OPTION key and then press “e”, then type the letter you want to accent, like é
ò – Grave: Hold down OPTION key and then press “`”, then type the letter to accent, like ù
ô – Circumflex: Hold down OPTION key and then press “i”, then press the letter, like ô
ñ – Hold down OPTION key and then press “n”, then type the letter, like ñ
ö – Trema: Hold down OPTION key and then press “u”, then type the letter, like ë
ç – Cedilla: Hold down OPTION key and then press “c”, like ç or Ç
ø – Hold down OPTION key and then press “o”, like ø or Ø
å Å – Hold down OPTION key and then press “a”, like å or Å
Æ – AE Ligature: Hold down OPTION key and then press “‘” like æ Æ
œ – OE Ligature: Hold down OPTION key and then press “q”, like œ or Œ
¿ – Hold down OPTION key and SHIFT key and then press “?” like ¿
¡ – Hold down OPTION key and then press “1”, like ¡
As mentioned before, the other option is to use the Special Character Viewer on the Mac to see all possible options and select a particular accent or special character directly.
Your Apple ID is used for iCloud, iCloud backups, logging into the App Store, making purchases, buying things from the Apple Store, and so much more. It’s a critical component of being an Apple customer and being in the Apple ecosystem, so you’ll want to be sure you have the proper email address configured and linked to your Apple ID. Rarely, some users may need to change the email address associated with their Apple ID, and this guide will walk through how to change the email address linked to an Apple ID.
Note this is focusing on changing the email address associated with an existing Apple ID, it is not the same as changing the Apple ID on a deviceitself, which would mean using a completely different Apple ID. Instead, the same Apple ID is used but the email address is changed, for example if you change your email address permanently than this could be useful. If you aren’t sure what any of this means, don’t mess with any of the Apple ID settings. Similarly, if you have no reason to change the Apple ID email address, then don’t change it.
How to Change Email Address Associated with Apple ID
This will change the email address used to login and use an Apple ID, iCloud, and related features.
Open a web browser on a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Windows PC (use Safari if there any issues)
Go to https://appleid.apple.com/, the official Apple ID management page and log in to your existing Apple ID*
Choose the “Edit” option on the side of the Account area
Now choose “Change Email Address” under the existing email associated with the Apple ID
Enter the new email address you want to use and associate with the Apple ID in the email@example.com format, then click “Continue”
Wait a moment or two for a verification email to arrive to the new email address, then enter that verification code into the box and choose “Verify”
Click “Done” to save the changes
* If you have it setup to use Apple ID 2-factor authentication you will need to verify a code before being able to login to the Apple ID website.
Again, you are not changing the Apple ID itself that is logged into a device, it is simply changing the email address that is used for a specific Apple ID account.
Once you make this change then all future instances of logging into an iOS device, iPhone, iPad, Mac, iCloud, iTunes, or elsewhere will use the new email address you changed to. The old email address associated with the Apple ID will no longer work and no longer login, you must use the new linked email address to login in the future.
Only make this change if you must do so, it is not to be changed casually. If you change the email address associated with an Apple ID it will make any other device logged in with the prior email address (though the same ID) no longer function. Similarly, if you make the change and then forget your email or password associated with the account, you would have to follow steps to recover a forgotten Apple ID which is a nuisance at best.
Know of another option to change an Apple ID email address? Have an alternative approach to achieve the same effect? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.