Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 20, 2017
New operating systems for Macs and PCs for Fall 2017

This fall, sometime after Sept. 1, we will see a new macOS operating system called High Sierra and Windows is releasing another major update called the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. I will be taking some time off from my articles until Sept. 7, just before the release of these new PC and Mac operating system improvements.

As in the past, Microsoft is quiet about their next Windows release, but they indicated some of the new features at the recent Build Developers conference. OneDrive On-Demand and Fluent Design System will be introduced with the new update, along with other exciting improvements.

Apple has indicated many new improvements with the new operating system. For example, High Sierra introduces HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), which claims to improve video compression up to 40 percent more than the current video compression standard. Apple also states that there will be tools for advanced editing and organizing photos, tracking prevention while browsing and the ability to turn off video autoplay.

These new operating system releases will offer new experiences for us to explore and learn to incorporate into our computer usage. I look forward to sharing with you some of the best improvements for each one.

For more than 15 years, Scott Lindsay has helped tens of thousands of people better their skills, publishing more than 400 articles about Apple and Microsoft software, the computer and the Internet. You can reach Scott for comments or questions at ScottLindsay@live.com.

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