MacOS 12.12.14 includes a feature designed to prevent computer use interfering with sleep patterns.
(CCM) — The latest version of Apple's desktop operating system, released to public beta testers yesterday, should make it easier for Mac users to sleep. MacOS Sierra 10.12.14 beta includes Apple's Night Shift mode, which is popular on its iOS devices and which is designed to cut down on users' exposure to blue light. That type of light is believed to affect sleep by interfering with the body's natural circadian rhythm, and by using Night Mode, people who like to use their Mac computers for extended periods before going to bed may find that they sleep more soundly. Night Shift can be set to activate automatically at sunset, gradually filtering out blue emissions before shifting back to normal at sunrise. Alternatively, users can activate it from a toggle on the Notification Center or by asking Siri to turn it on.
The beta software also includes Chinese dictation support, PDFKit improvements, as well as schedules, player rosters, and ball-by-ball updates of Indian Premier League (IPL) and International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket matches. MacOS Sierra 10.12.14 beta has been released just two days after the software was released to developers for beta testing and three days after the final release macOS Sierra 10.12.3.
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