This small but useful update will now allow you to view your Live Photos as you do on i Message after capturing them on the i Phone 6s and 6s Plus.Previously, Live Photos caused problems when being viewed or shared on a Mac, where at times audio and video would be lost.You are also able to directly download from your Mac by opening System Preferences App Store, and then selecting ‘Install OS X updates’.

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The update also fixes issues in Mail, including one related to the outgoing server and an issue that prevented display of messages and mailboxes in that program. There’s also a fix for an issue preventing some Audio Unit plug-ins from functioning, and improved Voice Over reliability.

The update also fixes problems with the installation process, according to Apple, which is good news considering just how many people have had issues installing El Capitan, with people complaining that the Mac would get stuck on a grey screen during the installation.

(For those that aren't familiar with Live Photos, it's a new i Phone feature that, when enabled, captures a brief video clip just before and just after each still photo you take.

As of February 2016, Live Photos can only be taken with the i Phone 6s and 6s Plus but can be viewed on any device that's running i OS 9 or OS X El Capitan.) Read next: How to partition your Mac | How to update to OS X El Capitan | Dual-boot Yosemite and El Capitan on a Mac The public beta is not the same as the beta being released though the developer program.

If you would prefer the Mac to update itself as and when required, open System Preferences Apple released the first update to OS X El Capitan on 21 October.

The company says that OS X El Capitan Update 10.11.1 improves stability, compatibility and security.

However, you can discuss any information that Apple has publicly disclosed; the company says that information is no longer considered confidential.

Apple released its latest stable update on 19 January 2016, which is available to download as a standalone update (6.19GB download size), as an update from El Capitan 10.11.2 (662.38MB download size), as a Combo update from any El Capitan 10.11 version (1.47GB download size).

Most crucially for users of Microsoft Office 2016 the update is said to improve compatibility - hopefully fixing the issues many users of that suite have been experiencing.

Read more about the issues with Microsoft Office below.

The update addresses the issue of some users previously being unable to wake their Mac computers from sleep, whilst being connected to certain 4K displays.