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Some Mac users like creating a bootable USB install drive for macOS Sierra, which offers for a way to easily update multiple machines, perform clean installs, and to have just as a backup Mac OS Sierra installer should the need arise.

This walkthrough will demonstrate the exact steps necessary to create a boot installer drive for the final version of macOS Sierra using a USB flash key or a similar thumb drive.

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Apple’s Mac computers — MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini — are works of art. Not only is the hardware beautiful, but the included operating system is visually impressive too. Today, after a series of Beta releases, the final 10.12 version of the desktop operating system formerly known as OS X — now known as ‘macOS’ — is available for download. Apple dubs the latest version of the desktop operating system ‘Sierra’, after a mountain range in the company’s home state of California.

While Windows 10 is a great operating system for productivity, Microsoft simply cannot match the visual beauty of macOS.

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Want to revert from iOS 10 and downgrade back to iOS 9? You can downgrade an iPhone or iPad and revert back to iOS 9.3.5 from iOS 10, but you’ll need to move fairly quickly. This tutorial will walk through the process of downgrading so that if you’re unsatisfied with iOS 10 for whatever reason, perhaps there’s some compatibility issue, or you think it is too slowand don’t want to wait for indexing to finish, then you can go back to the prior iOS 9 system software.

First a quick note; this is a time sensitive procedure because Apple must be digitally signing the iOS system software versions in order for the downgrade process to work.

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After revealing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is finally releasing iOS 10 for everyone with a compatible device today. Of course you’re going to want to set aside some time for playing around with the new software, but if you want to get to the newest features right away, then these are (almost) all the extra tricks that iOS has learned in the last year. Here are 23 things you can do with iOS 10 that you couldn’t do before.

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iOS 10 Beta 5 Tidbits New Lock Screen Sound, Widget Tweaks, and More

Apple today released new versions of iOS 10 to both developers and public beta testers, and as with any major beta update, there are several small changes and tweaks that have been implemented as Apple works to refine the operating system ahead of its release this fall.

Today’s update, available as an over-the-air download for those who installed the first four betas or the beta configuration profile, features a new Lock screen sound, tweaks to the Control Center and widgets screen, and more.

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Apple iOS 9.3.4 Is Now Available What Is Included In The Update

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Apple AAPL +0.09% has recently released iOS 9.3.4, which is a minor update. Apple did not release any new features as part of the software update, but I highly recommend that you upgrade as soon as you can because it contains an “important” security patch.

Why is iOS 9.3.4 essential? It addresses an issue where “an application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” The description in the Apple support pagesays: “A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.”

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iOS users report Apple ID lockouts

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You might want to hold off on trying the iOS 10 beta if you can’t bear to be without two-factor sign-ins. At least a handful of users are reporting a two-part problem that has locked them out of their Apple IDs.

The first part is a bug with app-specific passwords that can force a password reset, regardless of the iOS version you use. It’s not the worst issue if you’re using a stable version of iOS, since it takes mere moments to get a new password.

Things may go haywire if you’re an iOS beta tester with two-factor authentication turned on, however. Users say that Apple’s iForgot password system doesn’t work for those experimenters, shutting them out of their accounts the moment the app-specific password glitch creeps up.

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Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

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The upcoming update for Apple’s computers (it’s called Sierra and OS X is now called macOS, do keep up) has already announced lots of new features.

One stands head and shoulders above the others though: the voice recognition-powered personal assistant Siri, familiar to users of the iPhone, iPad and AppleTV, is now coming to the Mac.

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Can’t Apple do better than stickers 7 MacOs features users actually want

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Apple, it seems, doesn’t have a lot of ideas for the Mac. Sure, they changed the operating system’s name from OS X to MacOS, and Siri is setting up shop on the menubar. But Mac users hoping for big revelations at WWDC were likely disappointed. Apple spent more time talking about stickers for iMessages than the Mac.

Here are a few things we think Apple should bring to the Mac. None of it would be magical or revolutionary; it’s more like low-hanging fruit. But we think Mac users would be happy to see any of these things happen.

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Apple iMessage Update Lets You Send Payments, Edit Photos, More

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Until very recently, the thought of Apple ever opening its applications like other companies for developers with APIs and SDKs wasn’t even contemplated.

The company is notoriously protective of its platform, so when it announced third party developers would have access to several of its applications, including Messages, which is the company’s most used app, at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference 2016 it felt like the dawn of a new era.

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