0-60 mph in 6.5 sec.
Capable of 300 Horse Power in race trim with a maximum speed of 149 mph.
This is the spec of the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth back in the late eighties to early nineties.
It was a beast of a machine back in its day but fairly tame in comparison to the car of today.
And I can’t not mention the rear spoiler; what were they thinking?
Embarrassing enough for the hard-core Essex boy to be seen in! Click here for a reminder.
Winding forward to 2016, there’s a new type of Sierra on the scene and this time it’s for the Mac.
A week ago, Apple released the final release of the Mac OS 10.12 named Sierra.
The changes from El Capitan isn’t that much to be honest but here’s a list to help you decide.
Siri’s been a part of the iPhone/iPad, Watch, and Apple TV for quite some time but not the Mac’s, until now that is.
I’m personally not a fan of the speech recognition on the iPhone and never use it but if you find it useful then this is probably a welcomed addition to your Mac.
COPY AND PASTE BETWEEN iOS AND MAC OS
So you could for example take a call or text on your Mac, start an e-mail on your Mac and finish it on your iPhone, or if you’re reading a webpage on one device, you can paste it to another and carry on from where you left off.
While using the Safari browser and you’re on a website that supports Apple Pay, you can pay using your iPhone or Watch. You’ll no longer need to enter your credit card details, just use Touch ID on your iPhone or tap your Watch.
UNLOCK YOUR MAC HANDS FREE
With your Apple Watch strapped on, you can unlock your Mac without entering a password. The Watch will need to have WatchOS3 installed for this function to work.
DESKTOP & DOCUMENTS TO THE iCLOUD
With this feature, you’ll be able to sync all your Macs so that the desktop and Documents will replicate across all devices. This feature means you have a secure offsite backup of all your data.
You’ll also be able to access all these files on any computer using iCloud.com, as well as your iOS devices and on Windows using the iCloud application.
This feature’s already on the iPads as of iOS 9 and on the Mac you’ll have to watch the videos using Safari’s HTML 5 video player.
So it’ll come handy if you want to watch an online video and do some work at the same time by pinning your videos to any corner of the screen.
CREATE MEMORIES FROM YOUR PHOTOS
This lets you group images together that fit a certain criteria whether it’s people, travel or place.
It also comes with enhanced facial recognition and improved search features to look for photos by objects or scenes. Photos will also add mapping which means you can browse photos by location.
Interested in the Sierra?
P.S. If you can’t find the Mac OS Sierra available in your updates, it’s because you have a system that’s older than one of the following.
iMac (Late 2009 and later)
Mac mini (2010 and later)
Mac Pro (2010 and later)
MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
MacBook Air (2010 and later)
MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
P.P.S I’m sure there’ll be a workaround soon!