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iPhone Screen Repair Winnipeg

iPhone Screen Repair Winnipeg

iPhone Screen Repair Winnipeg

5 Common Ways of Breaking Your iPhone Screen!

There are many things which can lead to you breaking your iPhone screen, eventually requiring iPhone screen repair in Winnipeg. By shedding light on some of the most common accidents and decisions which lead to broken iPhone screens, hopefullywe can help you to keep your iPhone safer!

 

  1. Dropping

As you’ve probably guessed, simply dropping your iPhone is one of the easiest ways to break its screen. This is especially true if your iPhone isn’t protected by a suitable case or cover. Try to avoid carrying your iPhone in precarious situations (such as when carrying multiple other objects) as this could lead to drops on hard surfaces.

 

  1. Throwing

Perhaps they’re trying to quickly throw their phone to a friend (with the intention of them catching it) or they’re in a rage at an app and throw their phone in anger. Whatever the reasons, iPhone screen repair is commonly required due to people throwing their phones around as if they’re invincible. Newsflash – they’re not!

 

  1. Shallow pockets

Many people carry their iPhone intheir pocket, although this can prove risky if your pockets are a bit on the small side. For instance, if wearing jeans with small pockets, the pockets can “rise up” if you sit down, bend over, or squat in a certain way. As a result, the phones are often pushed out of the pocket, falling to the floor and smashing.

 

4.  Children and animals

As the old saying goes – you shouldn’t work with children or animals, and the same is true when it comes to your iPhone. Unless you’ve got a tank-esquecase to protect it, you should keep your device out of the reach of animals and children who could easily drop, throw, bite, and step on the device.

 

  1. Bar vehicle phone holders

It’s not uncommon for people to use their iPhones as GPS systems and audio players in their cars, making it necessary to buy an iPhone holder which attaches to their windshield or dash. However, there are many temptingly cheap vehicle phone holders online which do not stay affixed to your car’s dash or windshield properly. The next thing you know, you go over a bump in the road and your iPhone holder flies away, damaging the phone and distracting you from the road.

We’re very familiar with various types of iPhone screen repair, so don’t fret if one of these things has happened to you. If you’re looking for top-notch and affordable iPhone screen repair in Winnipeg, look no further than Mission Repair Centre !

Amit Bhasin

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

LCD Screen Repair Winnipeg

LCD Screen Repair Winnipeg

LCD Screen Repair Winnipeg

 

How Do I Know If I Need LCD Screen Repair?

Vibrant and sleek television,  laptops and mobile phone screens are LCD screens. LCD is no doubt clearer and has a more vibrant perception of light. It is also energy-efficient compared to other types of screens. But with all the good points comes the bad. LCD screens are prone to warping and damage due to everyday handling. Just the repetitive opening of an LCD laptop screen from its corner can warp the screen and cause it to malfunction. But how do you know if you are dealing with a broken LCD screen or a broken system or video component in the device? How do you know if you need a LCD screen repair?

LCD Screen Repair Winnipeg service

Have you ever opened your laptop and found your screen broken or blank? Some people report having “damaged” screens, seeing colored horizontal or vertical lines. Some complain that their mobile phone screens have dots, ink blots or cracks but just can’t tell if this is a problem of the screen or the phone itself.

Call yourself lucky if you live in Winnipeg for there is laptop LCD repair Winnipeg service ready to help you with your broken laptop screen. But before taking your laptop in for repair, follow this simple tip. If you have a functioning computer LCD monitor or a functioning LCD television, connect your laptop using a video cable or HDMI cord. If the monitor or television displays the computer screen image then you have a broken LCD screen. If you still see the broken image from the monitor or television, then your laptop video components need repair.

This simple test will help you determine if you are taking the right step to laptop repair. You might immediately take your broken laptop to an LCD screen repair centre only to find out that the screen has no problem at all. Don’t waste time and act fast. A broken laptop LCD screen or iPhone screen needs repair ASAP.

Contact Mission Repair Centre for your laptop, mobile phone or iPhone repair. Our friendly and helpful staff will help you fix and maintain your LCD screen and have all your gadgets and equipment with broken LCDs up and running in no time.

Any questions about LCD screen repair for your laptop, tablet or mobile device? Call mission Repair Centre for the right answers today.

Amit Bhasin

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

 

Increased threat of Ransomware

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Beware of Increased Threat of Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware attacks against businesses increased threefold in 2016? Why is that, you might ask? Well, that’s because major ransomware gangs are now capable of infecting millions of computers. These gangs lock your data with strong and often unbreakable encryption. Success of these illegal and harmful practices encourages more and more people to commit these crimes.

Even though wide-scale, indiscriminate ransomware campaigns are among the most common, there is an increased focus on targeted attacks against large organizations. These require high levels of technical expertise and are more common to cyberespionage.

How might these cyber-attacks affect your business? Well, they could cause a massive operational disruption and seriously damage your revenues and reputation. Under no circumstances should you pay the ransom or more attackers will follow suit! As an organization, especially, you should be aware of such threats and build appropriate defenses accordingly.

The most affected businesses in the past year have been in the Services sector, followed by Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Public Administration. Additional, although somewhat less affected, industrial sectors were Wholesale Trade, Transportation, Communications, Utilities, Retail Trade, Construction, Mining, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. The average ransom demand has more than doubled. Even those criminals with relatively low levels of technical expertise can now attack you through the use of ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS).

All of the new variants of ransomware discovered this year are crypto-ransomware compared to 80% last year. During this time, US has been most affected by ransomware followed by Canada, Australia, India, Japan, Italy, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Malaysia.

Why this shift towards crypto-ransomware? Well, it is usually the most effective form of ransomware.

In order to evade detection by security products, ransomware has been coded using different programming languages such as JavaScript, PHP, PowerShell or Python. Additional features of high profile ransomware have extended beyond its core functionality of locking devices or encrypting files, thus increasing the level of threat.

You may wonder what sort of ransomware hit many businesses over the course of last year. Well, good examples are TeslaCrypt (also known as Trojan.Cryptolocker.N) and Locky.

So why are some businesses affected more than others? Even though the answer to this question is not yet completely clear, it is believed that the higher the level of integration a given organization has with different internet services, the higher the risk of exposure to infection.

At this stage it would be good to talk a little bit more about the factors driving growth and persistence of ransomware, particularly crypto-ransomware.

The first factor is effective deployment of encryption. Attackers can rapidly encrypt your files with an encryption key and then encrypt the encryption key itself. Second is the rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies which operate outside the traditional financial system. Ensuring effective spread of ransomware to as many users as possible has also been a factor. Fourthly, advanced attack techniques have allowed hackers to penetrate entire networks with ransomware and then traverse them using legitimate tools, effectively infecting hundreds of computers. The fifth and final factor is RaaS which allows inexperienced hackers to purchase ransomware executables and distribute malware for RaaS creators (experienced hackers), thus earning them percentage of profits.

Finally, if you own a business, Mission Repair Centre believes that you should really take note of the following. Business email compromise (BEC) scams attempt to trick C-level executives into making large wire transfer payments. Bug-poaching attacks compromise corporate servers, stealing data and requesting a fee for information on how the attack was carried out. The Carbanak gang target banks directly instead of bank customers.

Darius Romanek

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

PS4 vs Xbox One – which one should I get ?

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PS4 Or Xbox One: That Is a Real Question

Tom has purchased a PS4 and his friend Joe is the proud owner of Xbox One. Now Tom and Joe want to have a contest as to which system is better.

They are aware that both Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 (or PS4 for short) are constantly evolving.

Game Library is the first thing to consider. You do not need to use Xbox One for all of Microsoft’s biggest first-party games. Microsoft’s Play Anywhere initiative allows you to buy the digital versions of certain games and play them either on Xbox One or on Windows 10. Hence, if you have a decent gaming PC, you do not need Xbox One. However, Joe needs it as not only does he not have a good gaming PC but also because he knows that not all games can be played on Windows 10. Tom’s PS4 on the other hand allows him to play some older PS2 classics for $15 apiece. He can also stream some PS3 games for $20 a month or on a per game basis. In this comparison Xbox One offers you greater quantity of games whereas PS4 gives you more quality games that you can play only on a console.

Now, how about the looks? Clearly, Tom’s PS4 console is slimmer, lighter and thus more travel friendly than Joe’s Xbox One which makes him a bit jealous. As far as other hardware is concerned, each system’s controller is simply a matter of preference. Tom uses his console a lot so he is really enjoying his skinny PS4 controller. It is also easier and cheaper for him to charge it as it does not require any extra batteries or a charging kit like Joe’s Xbox One. To Tom’s liking his PS4 also supports virtual reality whereas Joe’s Xbox One console doesn’t although Joe will most likely get it with an upcoming Project Scorpio console.

The third round of this contest involves performance and graphics. In terms of resolution, Tom’s PS4 is better than Joe’s Xbox One. PS4 will also support more HDR (High Dynamic Range)-ready games. In case you don’t know this, HDR support allows for richer colors and better brightness.

Next, Tom and Joe want to check which console is more user friendly. It turns out that Tom’s system has more intuitive options for broadcasting gameplay and sharing with friends.

Round 5! Entertainment. Joe is a little bit worried by now. Can you guess why? Well, he has not yet won a single round of this contest. Naturally, he wonders whether or not he will win this one. What do you think? Let’s find out. Xbox One allows you to quickly switch between playing a game and watching a show. You are also able to snap your TV feed to the top right of your screen such that you can watch and play. Even without a cable subscription, Xbox One is able to receive basic over-the-air live TV.  Therefore, Joe’s console is a clear winner here. Good for you, Joe! It’s about time.

The final two rounds in this competition are over value and online experience. Again, a question is: who do you think will win these ones? It should be interesting. Xbox One is more stable online and offers more cloud storage along with more games to play each month. Last but not least, Joe can be happy that his console was much cheaper to buy than Tom’s.

So what do you think is the final result of this contest? Well, both Tom and Joe have won 3 rounds each and drew one so at the end it is a draw!

Hence, Mission Repair Centre believes that choice of a system is entirely up to you and depends solely on what really matters or is important to you from the things we had considered.

Darius Romanek

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

Windows Updates: Things you should Know

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Windows Updates: Things You Should Know

Let’s talk about windows updates. You will learn what they are and why they are so important to you. You will also find out how you should use update features in Windows.

So what are windows updates? To begin, we all know that all software we use needs to be regularly updated from time to time. Same holds true for windows.

Some updates are used to fix both bugs in the code as well as security problems. They can also be used to add functions or features not previously included with the software. Therefore, it is very important that you keep your drivers, applications and your operating system up to date.

Windows Update enables you to download and install recommended and important updates automatically, without having to visit Windows Updates website. To manage them you should go to the Windows Updates console in your Control Panel. “View update history option” will allow you to view a list of previously installed updates. This list will also show you updates that were not installed successfully.

If you hold administrative privileges, you can check for updates and change their settings. Typical settings you could choose from are as follows. You can install them automatically (by default), download and notify (without installing), check for them and notify (without downloading or installing) or check for them manually (not recommended). You are also able to review installed updates and view hidden ones. Choosing to hide an update equals declining it.

As a standard user you can only check for and install new updates. Please remember that Windows Updates rely on Windows Update service, set to start automatically by default.

Updates are classified as either Hot Fixes or Service Packs. A Hot Fix addresses one specific problem with the operating system or its related files. Hot Fixes, created periodically, fix code related problems.

Service Pack or SP identifies a set of hot fixes and other system enhancements. It brings your operating system (OS) up to its most current level. Service Packs are numbered such as SP1, SP2, SP3, etc.

You should be made aware of a couple of things. Hot Fixes and Service Packs are specific to the version of the operating system you are using. If you own a business with several computers, please test your updates before installing them on multiple systems.

There exists another classification for windows updates. They can be viewed as Important, Recommended or Optional.

Important updates address critical security issues. Recommended updates often address functionality issues. Optional updates include driver updates, language packs or updates enhancing or adding functionality to your system.

“Give me recommended updates” option allows us to treat recommended updates same as important ones.

Dynamic updates are downloaded during your Windows system installation. They check for critical updates, using them to patch the OS. They also try to find missing drivers to complete the installation.

Your default Windows Update settings attempt to detect and install important updates every day at 3 am. If your computer is not on at that time, the Windows Update process will start next time you turn your computer on.

Mission Repair Center wants you to remember that keeping your system updated is a part of regular system maintenance. When you experience a problem with a specific device or a program, your first step should be to check for updates and apply them.

Darius Romanek

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

Tips and Tricks for Mac users!

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Tips For Mac Users

If you own a Mac computer, then there is something you should know. The following tips will show you some alternative ways of doing things.

To begin with, when you don’t feel like speaking to Siri, command-space shortcut on your keyboard will get you to Spotlight search.

If you are interested in a quick conversion all you need to do is launch Spotlight and type the figure you wish to convert such as money or a unit of mass. However, you should be mindful that certain things like currency conversion will only work when your Mac is online.

If you wish to take a screenshot of a specific part of your screen, you just need to tap Command + Shift 4. After you do that a box will appear when you click; you should then drag the box to the location on the screen that you want to take a picture of.

How about exporting an image in a format that’s not listed? What you need to do here is hold down the Option key while clicking the Format drop down list; a selection of new image export options will be shown.

What if you try to fill in forms? The best and most efficient way is to go to System Preferences>Keyboard, clicking the All controls radio button for Full Keyboard Access.

When you resize your Windows using Split Screen view, hold down the Option key and that will enable you to see both windows clearly.

Next tip is useful if you are working with numerous documents on your Mac but need to find a specific one. You will get to it fast by just tapping the F3 button to obtain a minimized view of all your documents.

When listening to your favorite song or watching a movie, you can tap Option and Shift while raising or lowering volume for much more sensitive control.

Renaming files can be quickly accomplished by selecting them in the enclosing folder and right clicking on them. If you then choose an option Rename items, you will be able to assign them any name that you might want along with an appropriate number.

Now, let’s say you get stuck on a particular application. You can get out of it by tapping Command + Option and pressing Esc. Force Quit dialog box will appear when you do this.

Are you at times having trouble finding your work folders? You will resolve this by launching a new Finder window, selecting Show Sidebar and just dragging and dropping your work folder into the sidebar. That will also allow for easy access to the folder.

As a Mac user, you probably know how to navigate between apps using Command and Tab on your machine but do you know that you can also quit an app by simply selecting it and tapping Q? Other hidden features can be unlocked when you try using Command in your Menu bar.

You are also able to move Menu icons by clicking on one while holding down the Command key. However, you must be really careful while doing it in order not to pull it from the Menu bar.

Don’t feel like receiving any Notifications? In such a case, just press the Option key and tap the Notifications icon in the top right. The icon’s color should then change to light gray thus showing that it has been disabled.

The final tip is regarding the length of time it takes to back your data up on your Mac. Normally, such processes can be quite lengthy because they are designated as a background activity. It is in a way good for you as it is assumed that you are doing something else with your Mac. So how do you speed the process up, you might ask? By launching Terminal and pasting in the following:

sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=0

The process will be initiated when you type in your login password. Unfortunately, your data backup settings will revert back to their lengthy original state once you reboot your machine unless you follow the instructions found on the following website:

http://www.mackungfu.org/massively-speed-up-time-capsule-time-machine-backups

Mission Repair Centre is hoping that you found the above tips useful. However, if you are having any problems, please bring your Mac to us and we will try to assist you further.

Darius Romanek

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

 

 

Flagship feature of the new MacBook Pro

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Usefulness of the Touch Bar, Flagship Feature of the New MacBook Pro

Sam is finally home after a busy day at work. He has some time and as he is sitting down at his new computer, Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, he is thinking that he might explore the Touch Bar, its flagship feature.

What is the Touch Bar then? It is an OLED display strip replacing the physical row of function keys. As Sam begins his investigations, he quickly discovers that this dynamic zone at the top of his keyboard allows apps to display custom buttons, sliders, switches and scrubbers, thus adding a new way to his interaction with Mac applications that goes beyond text input and mouse pointers.

So what does he first observe? Well, he notices that the Touch Bar’s main interface is split into 3 sections: a system button, the area for variable app controls and the Control Strip.

The system button, controlled by macOS Sierra, displays a Cancel, Done or virtual ‘esc’ key.

The ‘app region’ in the middle will light up with contextual buttons and actions of different kinds, depending on the type of currently activated app. The keyword here is flexibility and some of the things Sam will be able to do are ones like expanding, contracting and customizing system controls, answering his iPhone or FaceTime call from the keyboard without moving his cursor, selecting palette and tap to choose a color for text and objects, getting quick access to text suggestions and emoji in apps like Messages and Mail or accessing the function keys by holding down the FN key on the keyboard among others.

The Control Strip on the right contains media keys and brightness controls. It can be expanded or collapsed depending on how much of the Touch Bar screen real estate Sam would wish to dedicate to app content.

Sam could also configure his Touch Bar to display a virtual set of normal function keys.

According to Apple, the Touch Bar contains a custom T1 chip powering the Touch ID and Apple Pay features.

Next, Sam notices that its controls always take up the full height so he is only dealing with a movement along the X-axis.

Then he realizes that the buttons appear with vibrant and saturated colors.

As his Touch Bar experience continues, Sam discovers that Apple’s Developer API enables third-party developers to create unique but relatively-static controls for their individual needs.

Sam feels that the Touch Bar is as responsive to his touch as his other device that he keeps carrying with him every day, namely his iPhone. He also sees that it blends in beautifully with the rest of the keyboard. His wide color OLED display is responsible for making his virtual keys appear real.

Mission Repair Centre recommends that just like Sam, you too should explore your Touch Bar feature on your MacBook Pro, if you have one. You will be happy to know that there are already many apps with Touch Bar support which are currently being developed and will be released before the end of this year.

Time will only tell if this flagship feature shall become an essential part of each future Mac. For now, it is something that is really worth exploring.

Darius Romanek

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

Wireless Charging for iPhone 8 !

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Foxconn Currently Testing Wireless Charging For iPhone 8

Are you aware that Foxconn has already started testing wireless charging for iPhone 8? Yes, the Taiwanese company also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, is in the process of making wireless charging modules to go with the iPhone’s next release scheduled for 2017. However, success of this new feature will depend on company’s achieving satisfactory yield rate following tests’ completion.

What is a yield rate, you might ask? Well, it is a measure of the number of satisfactory or working units in the production of a batch of components. Therefore, for instance if Foxconn were to determine that their yield rate was 99%, that would mean that in a batch of 100 iPhones, only one would fail the wireless charging test.

If the yield rate of the wireless charging modules will not achieve expected or acceptable value, then their continued production could be deemed unprofitable. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen as this new feature will certainly prove handy for you.

Other than the yield rate, it is also yet unclear whether all iPhone models for release in 2017 will come equipped with this new function.

The introduction of wireless charging capabilities in an iPhone is part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to boost sales of the device during its upcoming 10th anniversary. New model’s name iPhone 8 may still be changed given the special occasion of its launch.

This special upgrade comes at the time of Apple’s first annual revenue decline since 2001 stemming from a saturated smartphone market and an increased need for innovative features.

It has been reported that iPhone’s current metal casing will be replaced by a glass back with a metal frame. It has also been stated that all future iPhones will employ curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen display although it is unclear when it will happen.

The concept of wireless charging is not new and it has already been introduced in other phones such as Android and South Korea’s Samsung and LG Electronics. Hence, in order to be competitive, Apple has decided to extend the wireless charging range meaning that now the device does not have to be as close to a charging source. Please think what it means for you, the user. Now you don’t have to seat yourself right next to the source, whether you are in a restaurant, a coffee shop or anywhere else in order to charge your phone. Therefore, it will simply prove much more convenient for you to get a new iPhone with a wireless charging option rather than any of the other ones, with a shorter range.

Apple’s extended wireless charging range will allow you to charge your new iPhone device up to 15 feet away.

The downside of this technology is that you will also need to carry a charging mat which needs to be plugged into a wall before you could commence your charging process.

Finally, it should be noted that the cutting edge features like wireless charging and OLED technology could, at least initially, be limited to high-end premium models only.

Darius Romanek

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

Useful Features of new Windows 10

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Useful Features of Windows 10

You have Windows 10 but you are wondering what benefits you get with this particular version. When you have some free time and feel like playing with your Windows 10 in order to explore some of their great new features, the following overview should help you choose ones you might be interested in.

To begin with, Windows 10 is safer and more secure than previous versions.

Windows Hello is the password free sign in giving you the fastest and most secure way of unlocking your Windows devices. So how exactly do I sign in, you might ask? Well, Windows 10 will grant you access by recognizing your face, fingerprint or companion device.

The new Windows is also the most secure Windows ever built, delivering comprehensive protection which includes antivirus, firewall, Defender and anti-phishing technologies. Increased built-in security features and ongoing updates safeguard you against any current and future threats.

You can now definitely increase your productivity with more innovative tools helping you to stay organized and do things online so that you could quickly get your work done.

Windows 10 uses Microsoft Edge browser which is more personal and responsive. What can you achieve with it? You are able to write directly on webpages and read articles streamlined for cleaner and more responsive reading. Your one-click access to your favorites, downloads, reading list and others allows you to search faster. By writing and typing directly on your web page with Web Note, you can share your mark-ups with others. Finally, you sweep distracting content out of your way with Reading View while browsing so you can only read what you want.

Windows 10 also offers the quickest way to set ideas in motion with Windows Ink which allows you to capture ideas and notes at the speed of thought without being logged in.

You can also do great things faster as Windows is loaded with multitasking tools such as a custom start menu, live tiles, snap assist, task view and virtual desktops.

If you have a laptop, Tablet Mode lets you use it as a tablet such that you can easily and smoothly navigate between apps.

You now get to enjoy Cortana, a more personal digital assistant. What does Cortana do for you? Well, it helps you find things, complete tasks, set reminders and work across your devices more productively. Action Center gives you quick access to things like notifications from Cortana and other apps.

You can also play new Xbox games on Windows 10, staying connected to your gaming community with the Xbox app and playing wherever you might want with in-home streaming.

There are even more features that you might really be interested in.

The new emoji keyboard features a new font and categories of expressive and playful emoji and is available for 25 languages. Windows dark mode allows you to work in low-light conditions such as at night or on a plane. You can now continue playing your music even after locking your screen.

Windows 10 can be used on devices such as 2-in-1 tablets that can replace laptops and phones that can be used like a PC.

The final feature we will discuss is Windows Store. This one allows you to easily download apps, games, music, movies and TV shows.

Darius Romanek

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂

macOS Sierra – The new Mac OS

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What Can You Expect From macOS Sierra?

You are currently using Mac OS X but as Apple has recently rebranded its desktop and laptop OS, you can now upgrade your operating system to macOS Sierra (also known as macOS 10.12).

So what can you expect from it?

Let us start by summarizing the design of this new operating system. Design-wise, macOS Sierra is almost identical to its predecessor El Capitan. The ‘flattened’ visuals still exist. However, there are some exceptions. User interface differs a little bit. You can now use tabs in a wide range of first- and third-party apps rather than just Safari and other web browsers.

First-party apps that support tabs from launch include Maps, Mail, Text Edit and all three iWork apps. Third-party apps need to support multiple windows.

You can now enjoy a new picture-in-picture viewing mode. Picture-in-picture allows a video from Safari or iTunes to float in a window over your desktop as you work. You can pin this video mini-window to one corner of your screen, where it will stay even if you switch spaces. What does it mean to switch spaces, you might ask? Space feature (introduced with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in 2007) allowed a user to create multiple virtual desktops which act as individual workspaces. So switching spaces is essentially switching tasks. When you switch tasks, you simply move from one workspace (like Calendar) to another (like Word).

How about the new features of macOS Sierra? There are 6 of them.

One of the top features is Siri on Mac. This one is significant as you can now speak to your Mac using the Siri voice-recognition engine from the iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV. A particularly useful application of this is that you are now able to verbally search through documents using Siri. Another useful feature is Apple Pay on Mac. Unfortunately, as Mac does not come equipped with a fingerprint scanner, you will need to tap your iPhone or iPad in order to verify your identity. Apple Pay icons will now be visible on the buy pages of certain merchants. You will just need to verify your purchases with Touch ID on your iPhone or using your Apple Watch.

In addition, you are now able to Auto Unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. How could I do that, you might ask? Well, within a certain distance, your Mac will detect your approach and unlock if you are wearing an unlocked Apple Watch.

MacOS Sierra now also gives you the ability to share your entire desktop (and Documents folder) with other devices such as your iPad or iPhone’s iCloud Drive, another Mac’s desktop or Documents folder or PC’s iCloud for Windows app.

Optimized storage removes certain duplicate files for you such as caches, logs and so on, automatically storing seldom used items in iCloud.

More emphasis is now placed on Messages’ emoji and visual effects. Photos have a new Memories feature which recognizes and understands people, places and events. Finally, Apple Music has been redesigned visually.

With all the benefits and upgrades of the new macOS Sierra, its operating system is more demanding than El Capitan so it won’t work on every Mac. Following Macs enable you to install the macOS Sierra upgrade: MacBook (Late 2009 or later), MacBook Air (2010 or later), MacBook Pro (2010 or later), Mac mini (2010 or later), Mac Pro (2010 or later) and iMac (Late 2009 or later).

As early impressions of macOS Sierra are good, Mission Repair Centre recommends that you make the upgrade as soon as you can.

Darius Romanek

Mission Repair Centre Team 🙂