2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The 2017 Ford Fusion is an excellent mid-size sedan and the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid manages to keep a lot of what we love about the Fusion, as well as delivers better fuel economy with only two real trade-offs.

The 2017 Fusion Hybrid promises and delivers great fuel economy with 43 city mpg and 41 highway mpg, this is double the city fuel efficiency of the standard Fusion.

New for 2017, the Ford Fusion Hybrid gains Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, new safety features and a Platinum trim level that takes luxury up another notch.

We like the 2017 Fusion Hybrid style.
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Pros
Excellent design inside and out.
Impressive fuel economy without trying.
Great technology options, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Top notch driver safety and convenience features
Cons
Slow acceleration when in the default Eco mode
Lose some trunk space due to batteries.
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid delivers excellent fuel economy, impressive technology, top-notch safety features and an excellent design, but accelerates far too slow in eco mode.

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid starts at $25,295 for the Ford Fusion Hybrid S and goes up to $37,130 for the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum that we spent the week driving. For comparison, the base 2017 Fusion starts at $22,110 and is available in up to the Platinum trim package for $36,750. The 2017 Fusion Sport is $33,605.

Our daily driver is the 2013 Ford Fusion, which shares the main body style with the 2017 Fusion, but there are many technologies and safety upgrades on the 2017 model. One of the first things we noticed is that Ford switched from capacitive buttons to real buttons for many car and stereo functions, which is a very good thing.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Driving & Performance

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid drives nicely, but accelerates too slowly.
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid drives nicely, but accelerates too slowly.

The 2017 Ford Fusion is easy to drive around town, on the highway, into and out of parking spots and is generally an all around good car. But with Eco mode activated, acceleration is incredibly slow. Press the button to go from Eco to Normal and you’ll gain back a little edge and acceleration that feels better for merging onto a highway. Overall though, the acceleration is still toned down compared to our gas-only Ford Fusion. While we don’t expect sport-like acceleration in a hybrid like this, the 0 to 60 acceleration was too slow for us to comfortably use while driving on the highway.

Though it lacks in acceleration, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid delivers big time in fuel economy. We achieved 42.7 mpg when driving on the highway with Eco mode on and during our week with the car in the city and on the highway recorded 39.0 mpg for mixed driving. Both numbers represent normal real world driving with no special attempts to extend the range.

The regenerative braking is very good. This is what helps recharge the battery anytime you lift your foot off the accelerator or press the brake. Unlike some hybrids, this felt very smooth. Road noise is kept to a minimum and Ford even pipes in some active noise canceling through the speakers to help keep road and car noise to a minimum.

Handling is very nice, even around windy roads which are still fun in Normal driving mode. There is no Sport mode to turn on for an extra boost of power or changes to shift points. In fact, the transmission in the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid shifts continuously, so you won’t even feel the shifts happening like you do in many cars. When the car switches from battery to gas power you hear a slight change, but you won’t feel a change in power or any kind of lurch. It’s a smooth transition both ways, so you can forget about it and simply drive. Overall the car drives nicely and, outside of acceleration, handles much like the gas version we drive every day.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Design & Features

We like the 2017 Fusion Hybrid style.
We like the 2017 Fusion Hybrid style.

Ford continues to slightly tweak the exterior design of the Ford Fusion since introducing the current style in 2013. Overall the car looks the same on the outside, with a sharp grill that straddles the line of bold and refined. The Fusion design aged well, and the new LED headlights and new wheel options help upgrade the looks.

The interior of the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid is spacious, easily fitting four adults. Legroom is good in the backseat, though headroom may be a little cramped for very tall passengers on longer trips. Ford added the new Platinum trim level that takes the interior up a notch. Compared to the Titanium level this new trim adds a more upscale look to the cabin. While not as luxurious as more expensive cars, it is a nice option to see. The Platinum trim level seats and accents on the doors use a quilt pattern that definitely looks more suited for an older buyer than a millennial.

The Platinum trim level interior is very nice.
The Platinum trim level interior is very nice.

Ford added the new Platinum trim level that takes the interior up a notch. Compared to the Titanium level this new trim adds a more upscale look to the cabin. While not as luxurious as more expensive cars, it is a nice option to see. The Platinum trim level seats and accents on the doors use a quilt pattern that definitely looks more suited for an older buyer than a millennial. One thing drivers of all age groups will appreciate is the ability to customize the accent lighting color throughout the car using the on-screen controls.

Heated and cooled seats are standard with the Platinum trim and available on other packages as an option. Dual Zone Climate control makes it easy to keep the driver and passenger comfortable.

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The trunk space is limited by the battery that takes up a chunk of the room near the front of the trunk. We hauled groceries with no problem, but you’ll definitely feel the pinch when trying to pack luggage in. The battery area doesn’t go all the way up, so you can still fold the seats down and slide in a long but slim object that you need to use part of the backseat to haul.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Technology & Safety

With Ford Sync 3 and a slew of driver safety and convenience features, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid is at the top of its class. I’ve already detailed why I’m ready to upgrade to Ford Sync 3 and a week with this new system only reinforces that desire.

Sync 3 looks modern and works brilliantly with easy to find functions and a good amount of user control. Ford fixed many of the complaints with My Ford Touch and adds on to deliver a system that is easier to use and very responsive. The Premium Sony 12 speaker system sounds great; it’s an upgrade that we highly recommend if you enjoy listening to music in your car.

The new Sync 3 system is very nice and includes support for Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.
The new Sync 3 system is very nice and includes support for Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

In addition to the built-in navigation and software, you can also plug in an iPhone or Android phone and get access to CarPlay or Android Auto. These both let you use a car-friendly version of your phone’s software. You can’t use all of your apps on-screen, but they deliver a very nice way to interact with common phone functions, texting by voice, navigation and music.

Ford’s Smart Key technology allows you to unlock the car by touching the door handle when you are next to it and to tap the top of the door handle to lock the car. You can also start the car by pushing a button with the key in your pocket, which is very handy. The key fob includes a remote start function and a LED that lets you know if the car successfully started.

Ford packs in a ton of safety and driver convenience features on the Platinum trim level, many of which are available on other trim levels. Lane Keeping will help alert you when you are about to go out of your lane and can help guide you back into your lane. The Adaptive Cruise Control will automatically slow you down when someone in front of you is driving slower, without the need to tap the brakes or adjust your cruise settings. Ford’s version even supports Stop and Go, so your car can come to a complete stop and then resume without you interacting with the cruise or pedals.

There are a number of useful safety and driver convenience features.
There are a number of useful safety and driver convenience features.

With Parking Assist, the Fusion will identify if a parking spot is big enough and then do the steering to park you. All you need to do is shift, accelerate and brake. When you need to exit a tight parking spot, you can use a park out option, moving you back and forward to help you get out of the parking spot. New for 2017 is support for backing into a perpendicular parking spot, like at the grocery store. Side Sensors will also help you avoid catching the side of your car on something while navigating tight parking garages.

The Blind Spot Monitor alerts you if someone is in your blind spot with a small indicator on your mirrors. If you put your turn signal on while someone is in your blind spot, you will get an audio alert. This system also lets you know if a car is coming from the right or left when slowly backing out of a parking space.

With Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, the Fusion alerts you with a red light up a warning on the windshield and an ear-catching sound. When this happens the brake pre-charges to help you stop sooner and if you don’t quickly act, the car will automatically brake for you.

A rear backup camera is standard on the 2017 Ford Fusion. For an added $190 you can upgrade to rear inflatable seat belts to help reduce the risk of injury in a crash.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

10 OneNote Tips to Master the Microsoft Note Taking App

10 OneNote Tips to Master the Microsoft Note Taking App is a post by Kevin Purcell from Gotta Be Mobile.

Lately I’ve begun using Microsoft OneNote for all of my note taking tasks because it works on Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad. It also handles inking well with the Microsoft Surface Pen and the Apple Pencil.

The app comes on almost every platform and has both powerful features and a simple interface. We focus here on Windows mostly, but not entirely. See our previous 14 OneNote Tips & Tricks for even more about how to use the program more effectively.

Send to OneNote Printer

OneNote Printer Driver

After users install OneNote, the program puts a new printer drive in your Windows Printers and Devices section. When you find something you want to send to your notebook from another program, print it to OneNote. Print however you’d print using that app, and select the OneNote printer driver.

Let’s say you want to share things between people in your office or home. You can share your OneNote Printer on the network and others can add the driver to their computer. Then they can print to your OneNote Notebook.

onenote printed page in quick notes

The program will create a new page with an image of the document or photo printed. Find it by opening the program and going to the Quick Notes section. It will show up as an Untitled Page at the top of the list by default. That’s true whether you print something to OneNote or someone else uses the shared printer driver.

Change OneNote Notebook Names Explorer or Finder

OneNote doesn’t let you change the name of a Notebook within the program for some reason. You can act like you’re changing it and it will seem like it’s changed. However, when you look for the notebook in your file browser, you won’t find the new name. You’ll find the old name because it doesn’t change the notebook name on the hard drive or SSD.

onenotebook file name changing

Changing the file name requires the user to open the file program, Windows Explorer on Windows and Finder on a Mac.

Go to your OneDrive folder, if that’s where you store OneNote notebooks. If not, then find the OneNote folder. Find the notebook you want to permanently change. In Windows Explorer or Mac Safari right-click the name and choose Rename.

Clip Websites with Clip to OneNote

Microsoft made an extension for Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox that will let you clip web pages to your notebook. Install the Clip to OneNote extension and sign into your Microsoft account. Head over to a page you want to clip. Click on the icon from the extensions of the browser. It will open a window that takes an image of the page and offer a few options for clipping the page.

clip to onenote extension

The options include…

  • Full Page – this grabs an image of the entire page.
  • Region – this lets the user select part of the page.
  • Article – only the article gets clipped.
  • Bookmark – adds a bookmark to the page in your note.

Below the list of options for what to clip, there’s a drop down box letting the user select where to place the clipping. By default, it puts the clipping into the Quick Notes section of OneNote. When you’re ready, click on the Clip button.

Take Screenshots on Surface Pro with OneNote

On the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, you can easily take a screenshot using OneNote and the Surface Pen. Set this up from the Settings in Windows 10. Go to the Devices section and click on Pen & Windows Ink from the left side list.

devices in windows settings

Scroll down until you see the section title Pen & Windows Ink (see below).

surface pen button settings

The first set of drop down boxes controls what the Click Once setting does. Click the drop down box to choose what you want the OS to do when you quickly click the button on top of the Surface Pen. I’ve set it to open the Windows Ink Workspace in the above screenshot.

The Double-click drop down box is what I used to take screen shots. I chose “Send screenshot to OneNote” from the drop down box. When I double tap the top button on the end opposite the tip, it takes a screenshot and sends it to the Quick Notes section. I chose to launch OneNote when I press and hold the button.

Create Subpages in OneNote

Organize your notes using subpages. We do this by creating a section inside a notebook. Let’s say you often have meetings with a group of people in your organization. You want to find the group of people by their name, like teachers. Then under that Teachers page you may want to create pages for each meeting titled with the date of the meeting or with a certain group of teachers, like First Grade.

creating subpages in onenote
Animated video demonstrates adding subpages in OneNote 2016.

Create the Teachers page or whatever main page name you want to create. Add a description in the page to let you  know what this group of pages includes. For example, if you’re making a main page for a specific project, describe the project. Then add a new page to the section and give it a title. Hover over the page title on the right side of the OneNote screen. You’ll see a little plus icon show up. Click it to add a new page. Then give that page a title. If you want it to be a subpage under another page, then click on the tab on the right side and drag it in to make it move a bit to the right. You can drag these tabs to the left to graduate it to a main page as well. Put multiple levels under pages if you like.

Add Images to OneNote from the Web

You can add images from the web using the Clip to OneNote extension as we described above. You can also add them using the OneNote Printer Driver. However, if you’re working in OneNote and want to add a specific picture that you have stored in OneDrive, Facebook and Flickr. You can also find an image online using Bing image search.

insert images from online in onenote

Place the cursor where you want to insert the image on the OneNote note page. Click on the Insert tab in the ribbon and then click on the Online Pictures button from the Insert ribbon. A dialog box pops up. By default it shows Bing Image Search and OneDrive, if you’re signed into OneDrive. You can also add Facebook and Flickr by clicking those icons from the bottom of the dialog box. After you do, you’ll have to connect your Facebook and Flickr accounts and it will look like the screen shot above.

bing image search in onenote image insert

To insert an image, click one of the options. Enter what you’re looking for in Bing Image Search and it opens a page loading images from Bing. You can continue to search if you don’t find what you want immediately.  Once you do, click the image and then click on the Insert button.

The other services insert images the same way with only minor variations. You can also insert other media from the Insert ribbon. Play around with the various forms of media.

Use OneNote for Information Organization

information organization in onenote for mac

OneNote offers a huge variety of ways to organize your personal and work information. For example, create a To Do list by adding check boxes to a list from the Home tab. Find the To Do Tag button on the Ribbon towards the right end.

There’s a section called Tags on Windows. On a Mac it sits just left of the To Do button. See the image above. You can add questions, contact information, a Critical tag, or a couple dozen other items. These will help you quickly add visual tags to your notes which helps when you’re searching.

Get OneNote on Other Platforms

microsft onenote in mac app store

Like we said at the outset, OneNote runs on Mac, Android and iOS, too. Head over to your app store and install the free app from the App Store.

After you install OneNote from the Mac App Store, Google Play Store or iTunes App Store, open it and log in. It will find your notebooks from Microsoft OneNote and offer to sync them to the Mac, Android device or iOS device.

Draw or Write with a Stylus on OneNote

Some people don’t think about drawing or writing in OneNote, but it has great tools for inking in the app. This works better on the right device like the following:

  • iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil
  • iPhone, iPad or Android device with stylus such as the Adonit fine-tip styluses
  • Windows tablet like the Surface Pro and Microsoft Pen

Click on the Draw tab in the Ribbon. It looks different depending on which operating system you’re using. For example, here’s the Draw tab in OneNote 2016 for Windows.

onenote drawing tab in ribbon

Here’s the Mac version of OneNote.

microsoft onenote on mac

Notice that the Windows version offers more tools and customizations.

Click on the Pen, Marker or Highlighter tool. This will bring the color and pen size sections of the tab to life. Choose a color and pen size. The Windows version offers some predefined pens as does the Mac version.

Sync Drawings from a Device with a Stylus

If you like to write or draw, but use OneNote mostly on a device without a good stylus, consider doing the drawing or writing on a device with a stylus. If you own a tablet, get a stylus for it. Draw or write on the device with the stylus and then sync the note to OneDrive.

 

 

10 OneNote Tips to Master the Microsoft Note Taking App is a post by Kevin Purcell from Gotta Be Mobile.

June Clash of Clans Builder Base Update: What to Know

June Clash of Clans Builder Base Update: What to Know is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

The first big update to the Clash of Clans Builder Base is coming soon and adding plenty of new content for gamers. Here we’ll discuss some of the most important changes, what’s new like the Night Witch, and what to expect from Builder Hall 6.

Supercell added the Builder Base to Clash of Clans in May, and since the release gamers have voiced their frustrations. From not having enough troops, the battle limits that slows down progress, to game balance and more.

Read: Clash of Clans Update Frustrates Gamers

And while some of that will change, the update is mainly geared at new content and Builder Hall 6. We aren’t expecting some of these early problems to get solved right away. Still, this is an exciting update you’ll want to know about and prepare for.

Sadly the “loot limit” isn’t going away anytime soon, and one of the best features, the Clock Tower, is losing 50% of its abilities to slow down game progression. This isn’t the best change but we’ll wait for the update to arrive before judging it further. As some of the new troops and defensive builders look great. Click here for more details.

What’s New in the Builder Hall 4 Update

  • New Night Witch: Spawns Bats and wrecks havoc on bases, more spawn after she dies (Builder Barrack level 8)
  • New Roaster Defense: Similar to the Inferno Tower only this is more like a flame thrower. A perfect counter to roast down swarms of incoming bats (hits ground and air troops)

  • New 5th Army Camp: Delivers more space for troops to improve attacks and improve gameplay
  • Levels 11-12 for all troops at Star Laboratory level 6
  • Level 6-10 upgrades for the Battle Machine

Additionally, Supercell is adding more defensive buildings and traps to help balance gameplay, as if attacks weren’t hard enough already. Below is a list of all the new builders coming in BH6.

  • +1 Archer Tower
  • Another Crusher Defense
  • One more exploding Mine
  • A second Mega Mine
  • Four more wall sections

Clock Tower Changes

One of our favorite features in the Builder Base is the Clock Tower. A building that speeds up progress throughout the entire game. Supercell felt it had too much value and will cut down on usage. However, the cooldown period is 7 hours instead of 8, so players can use the Clock Tower three times per day.

  • Clock Tower cooldown reduced from 8 hours to 7 hours
  • Duration reduced by 50% to 2.5 minutes (from 5 minutes, upgrades will apply)
  • Clock Tower speed multiplier reduced from 10x to 8x

Other Builder Base 6 Updates

Another exciting new feature is “Watch Live” which will allow players to watch attacks on their base live in real-time if they finish the battle first. This is one of the most requested features. Then, expect these other small changes.

  • Resource Collectors, Storages, Gem Mine, and Clock Tower upgrades to level 6
  • A single Archer Tower in your Town Hall can now be Geared Up, similarly to the Cannon. Requires Builder Base Archer Tower Level 6 and Home Village Archer Tower Level 10.
  • Players who have created accounts in India will now be placed in a Global Chat channel specifically created for their region. We want to ensure players are able to communicate with each other, find like-minded Clashers, and create communities of their own and we feel this is a step in a direction to help facilitate this.

YouTubers have started teasing many of these changes, along with live gameplay footage of the two new troops Night Witch and the Roaster. Take a peek below and stay tuned for more details on the release date.

Town Hall Upgrades (Original Base)

A big problem with the Builders Base update and this upcoming update is the lack of new content for the original game. Millions of players love Clash of Clans and have enjoyed it for over 3-4 years. Thankfully, Supercell is doing a big round of balance changes, lowering upgrade times, and cutting costs in the original game.

Supercell announced a June balance change update for Clash of Clans, and here are all the details. There are tons of discounts on prices and upgrade times, new troop and building levels, and changes to offensive cards. However, there are no new troops or defenses for players.

From what we’re seeing some time in the next week a big Clash of Clans update will arrive full of changes for both the original game and the Builder Base. Stay tuned for more details.

June Clash of Clans Builder Base Update: What to Know is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

6 Google Pixel 2 Features We Want in 2017

6 Google Pixel 2 Features We Want in 2017 is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

These are the new Google Pixel 2 features and design changes we want to see from the 2017 Pixel. Recent Pixel 2 rumors aren’t saying much but we still have a good idea about what’s coming. With talks of a dual camera system, bezel-free displays like the LG G6 to waterproofing and bigger screens.

It’s still early, but all signs point to Google once again offering two Pixel phones in 2017. One with a traditional screen size, and another Pixel XL to take on the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.

Read: Pixel 2 Release Date, Features, Specs & Rumors

The original Pixel proved Google could create an excellent smartphone experience that rivals the competition. And it did in a very short time frame. Now that the creators of Android have an entire year to plan another phone, potential buyers are extremely excited.

If the Pixel left you wanting something more and you passed on the Galaxy S8, here’s a list of Pixel 2 features and design changes we want to see and expect.

Fan-made concept of the Pixel 2

So far all signs are pointing to Google releasing two Pixel phones again this year. Early rumors suggested three were coming but the mid-range option got canceled. Additionally, those rumors claim HTC will manufacture the smaller device for Google, while LG is in charge of the bigger Pixel XL 2.

We expect to see the Pixel 2 release date in October, which lines up with the annual Google Nexus and Pixel offering. While it’s too early to choose a specific date that’s the expectation. However, the release is subject to change with big phones like the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 rumored for September.

Right now, it’s unlikely that Google will deliver all the features we want, but there is a good chance that most on our list will make the cut. The Pixel 2 is an important release for Google and we suspect this phone will deliver one of the best Android experiences to date.

Pixel 2: A Better Design

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Pixel 2: A Better Design

The Google Pixel design is something many users complained about in 2016. That said, HTC made a great phone that's extremely durable and felt great to use. The design grew on my over time, and we've seen similar comments around the web. 

Although, some still claim it looked too much like the iPhone. Or that the glass panel and window on the back was unnecessary. There were no front-facing speakers like the Nexus 6P either.  

For those that don't know, Google scrapped a Nexus phone at the last minute and simply chose HTC to create two phones that became the Pixel and Pixel XL. The development cycle was rushed, and even though it was sold as the first phone "made inside and out by Google" that just isn't the case.  

In 2017, Google now has an entire year under its belt, a full development cycle, and plenty of time to truly create its vision for the first Android 8.0 smartphone. At the same time, will Google keep to the design so buyers know it's indeed a Pixel device? The Nexus lineup never stuck to one design language, so nothing would surprise us here.  

Still, Google's Moto X is a phone millions loved, the Pixel is still popular, and if the company truly designs the Pixel 2 inside and out we can expect big things.

With that all out of the way, here's what we want. A premium design that's even more polished and has its own identity. Bring back dual front-facing speakers, or at least stereo speakers. The design could even leave room for dual cameras on the back and a fingerprint sensor built into the glass. Add all of that to a fancy titanium or ceramic body, and we'll be extremely interested. 

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6 Google Pixel 2 Features We Want in 2017 is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra Beta to macOS Sierra

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra Beta to macOS Sierra is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

It’s easy to go from the macOS High Sierra beta to a stable version using this macOS High Sierra downgrade to macOS Sierra tutorial. If you tried the macOS 10.13 beta and found that it doesn’t deliver the performance or app compatibilities that you need, or there are simply too many macOS High Sierra beta problems, you should consider downgrading.

This is an easy process, but you will need to set aside some time, especially to restore from a Time Machine backup made on macOS Sierra, which will get you back to your setup right before you installed the macOS High Sierra beta. This includes apps, documents, and other files. This will help you downgrade from macOS 10.13 to macOS 10.12.

While it is a straightforward process, you may want to make another Time Machine Backup on macOS High Sierra just so you have that handy. You can check this in your Time Machine options. Go to System Preferences -> Time Machine and make a backup.

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra Beta to macOS Sierra

How to downgrade macOS High Sierra to macOS Sierra.
How to downgrade macOS High Sierra to macOS Sierra.

You should connect your Mac to power for this process since it will take some time and use a lot of system resources. If you don’t have the time set aside to do this and a good place to do it, wait until you are able to connect to power and have a good internet connection as well as your backups. This guide assumes you installed the macOS High Sierra beta on your primary drive and not in a dual boot configuration.

Erase Your Mac

  1. Restart your Mac using the Apple menu in the upper right.
  2. When it is restarting hold Command and R until the Utilities menu appears.
  3. Choose Disk Utility
  4. Click Continue and then Click on Startup Disk.  Often labeled Macintosh HD
  5. Click Erase.
  6. Choose the Mac OS Extended file format from the list and click on Erase.

Reinstall macOS Sierra

It will take a few minutes to erase the drive. Once completed, you can start installing macOS Sierra.

  1. On the main macOS Utilities screen, choose Reinstall macOS.
  2. Click Continue and then Agree to any terms and conditions.

Wait for the Mac to restart and then you are back on macOS Sierra.

Restore from a Time Machine Backup

Choose your Time Machine Backup.
Choose your Time Machine Backup.

Now you can restore your backup to your Mac so that all of your files and programs are back to where they were. You can also skip this step and start over fresh if you prefer to go that route.

  1. You’ll want to restart your Mac again and hold Command and R to get back to macOS Utilities.
  2. Choose the Restore From Time Machine Backup option. and Click Continue
  3. Click Continue. Then choose the backup that you want to restore from. You will need to connect to WiFi if you have a wireless Time Machine drive or plug in if it is on an external drive.
  4. Click Continue after you choose the latest backup and then wait for the restore to complete.

This will take a little time and you should just step away from the Mac while this completes. Again, make sure you plug into power while you do this part of the downgrade. When it completes, you will be back on macOS Sierra and you will have your files back ready to go.

macOS High Sierra vs macOS Sierra: What’s New in macOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra Photos Upgrades

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macOS High Sierra Photos Upgrades

Apple delivers major upgrades to the macOS High Sierra Photos app. With the new update you will be able to edit your photos in new ways right inside of Photos, and if you use PhotoShop or Pixelmator your changes there will sync back to your Photos library. 

Inside Photos, you can now edit with more controls than ever including a Curves editor to dial in your photo just right. A new sidebar on the left offers fast access to important albums and options. new selection options show you what you've picked and allow you to organize photos better. 

You can edit Live Photos to set a key photo that looks amazing. The Photos app also now lets you trim live photos to the perfect length. Once that is done, you can choose a new effect that lets you loop the action or bounce it back after it completes. There's also a new Artistic effect that can create long exposure filters to live photos with impressive results.  

When you are on a FaceTime video call, you can take a Live Photo that is saved directly to your Photos library and then you can edit it using these new tools. 

Upgraded Memories options detect special events better including babies, outdoor events, performances, weddings, birthdays, sporting events and more. There is even a new Memory that can find your pets. 

When you tell the Photos app who a person is, the face recognition will sync across your iCloud Photo Library so that it is always handy. 

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How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra Beta to macOS Sierra is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.