How to locate your files with Siri on macOS Sierra

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Siri wants to help you find your files.
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Up until now, Siri’s remained a tool for accessing services rather than helping us navigate our Apple devices. That changes with macOS Sierra, which lets us use Apple’s helpful AI assistant to locate files using spoken commands.

Here’s how you can use the feature to your advantage if you’re running the new operating system, which is currently in public beta and will be released on September 20.

How to find your moment of zen with Apple’s Breathe app

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The new Breathe app in watchOS 3 turns Apple Watch into a meditation machine.
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Apple Watch wearers will soon find it easier to reach relaxation, thanks to the new Breathe app included in watchOS 3.

Every week, the Breathe app provides Apple Watch wearers with a summary of how well they performed the most essential human task for staying alive. If you suck at breathing, don’t worry. Breathe will turn you into a zen master in no time.

To start a breathing exercise follow these steps.

How to open the app switcher using 3D Touch on iPhone

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3D Touch does more than home screen shortcuts.
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3D Touch lets us do a lot of things on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but not everyone is familiar with all of its capabilities. One of the functions that often goes unnoticed is the ability to open the app switcher with a simple 3D Touch gesture.

Here’s how to use it.

Here’s how to watch Apple’s iPhone 7 keynote tomorrow

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Tune in live Wednesday, September 7 for Apple's iPhone 7 keynote.
Tune in live Wednesday, September 7 for Apple's iPhone 7 keynote.
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It’s that time again! Apple has scheduled its iPhone 7 keynote event for Wednesday, September 7, at 10 a.m. Pacific. The call, which will be broadcast live from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, will see Tim Cook and friends reveal the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as possibly discuss several other products.

How to use Memories to create stunning slideshows in macOS Sierra

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Memories aren't painful in macOS Sierra.
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Photos are personal, and no one knows this better than Apple, the company behind the acclaimed “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign. With that in mind, macOS Sierra boasts a new “Memories” feature, letting you rediscover favorite and forgotten moments from your library by automatically creating gorgeous slideshows and curated photo collections.

Here’s how to take advantage of this feature when running the latest Mac operating system, which is currently in public beta and will be released this fall.