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Four reasons why you should upgrade to OS X El Capitan 10.11

OS X El Capitan will be publicly available later today

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Apple will finally release OS X El Capitan 10.11 to the public later today after months of beta testing.

OS X El Capitan includes a wealth of new features, but some people will undoubtedly be sceptical about updating straight away.

However, there are some great reasons why El Capitan will be a success at launch and here are four on why you should update later today.

OS X El Capitan is the fastest Mac OS ever

Under the hood improvements in OS X El Capitan are plentiful, so much so, that’s it reported to be the fastest Mac OS to date.

Apps in OS X El Capitan launch 1.4 times faster and the introduction of Metal, Apple’s core graphics technology, can help the most demanding apps and programs run without fault.

San Francisco is the new font in OS X El Capitan

One of the widespread changes that will become instantly recognisable when you first start using the update is the new San Francisco font used in OS X El Capitan.

Although the font is optimised for smaller devices, it looks great on the Retina displays of both iPhones and Macs.

New multitasking features in OS X

Mission Control remains one of the best features for those who are big on productivity, but it’s got a little better in OS X El Capitan.

It now in includes Spaces, a feature that enables users to create separate desktops. These can then be filled with different apps and alternate dock layout.

How to mute Safari tabs in OS X El Capitan

Ever had a pesky tab start blaring out sound while browsing a separate tab in Safari? Now you’ll find a separate speaker icon appear on any tab emitting sound.

By then pressing this speaker icon in Safari, you can mute all sound coming from it.

These are just a few of the features we love about El Capitan. Let us know why you’re looking forward to upgrading in the comments below.

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