Apple updates macOS Sierra to 10.12.1 — Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.1. It can be downloaded from the Software Update function in the Mac App Store. According to Apple, macOS Sierra 10.1.2:
Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images taken on iPhone 7 Plus;
Improves the compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents;
Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using a Microsoft Exchange account ;
Fixes an issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly when using Universal Clipboard ;
Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with Apple Watch;
Improves security and stability in Safari.
AAPL Q4 2016 Earnings Report Coverage this afternoon — Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter earnings conference call is scheduled to start after the market closes this afternoon, Tuesday, October 25th. The Mac Observer will be here to bring you the latest news, announcements, and analysis from the event. Apple offered guidance for revenues between US$45.5 billion and $47.5 billion, with gross margin between 37.5% and 38%. Today’s results will include initial sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with Apple Watch Series 2.
Long-awaited Sid Meier title Civilization VI arrives on macOS — Just three days after launching for Windows, the latest installment of the long-running Civilization strategy series, Civilization VI has come to macOS after three years development. Developed by Firaxis and ported to macOS by Aspyr, this changes the formula of the game somewhat, placing more emphasis on the terrain around a city which can be developed into districts. Other new features include research on the game’s technology tree based on nearby terrain, a tree for cultural improvements, better government civics structure, and new artificial intelligence mechanics.
Minimum requirements for the game are OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS 10.12 Sierra, a quad-core i5 processor running at 2.7 GHz or faster, 6 gigabytes of RAM, and 15 gigabytes of storage space. Minimum GPU requirements are a Radeon HD 6790, GeForce 775M, or Iris Pro. The game does not support Metal at this time.
Civilization VI is available now on Steam for NZ$99.95/US$60 – a single purchase allows play on macOS and Windows. (A Deluxe Edition will set you back NZ$129.95!) The title will arrive on the Mac App Store shortly.