Here’s everything you need to know about the newly announced macOS 10.14 Mojave desktop operating system. The next-generation of its Mac operating system, macOS Mojave 10.14 version takes the platform to the next level, indeed, we have all of the details right here.
macOS – formally OS X – is one of the oldest of those platforms which has taken to version 10.14, naming it Mojave, and comes complete with all of the improvements and feature enhancements mentioned below.
First and foremost, this latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system contains stunning system-wide Dark Mode – discovered prior to the official announcement and shared by developer Steven Troughton-Smith. This beautiful Dark Mode is definitely going to be appreciated by the Mac-using faithful.
In fact, the Mac App Store is getting a refresh to include video previews for developers to show off their apps. We also, certainly have the gorgeous new Mac implementation of the original iOS Apple News app, which feels and looks stunning in macOS 10.14.
Let’s break down the new features one by one below:
It’s important to note that while “built-in Mac apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar, and Photos will include Dark Mode designs”, while the third-party apps don’t come with support for dark Mode out-of-the-box. However, that’s said the API for integrating this into apps is being released to developers.
This feature called Dynamic Desktop is self-explanatory which allows for macOS Mojave to change the wallpaper automatically depending on the time of day.
Desktop and Finder Updates
Apple’s latest desktop OS’ Stacks feature automatically groups cluttered files giving your desktop a more organized appearance. Finder meanwhile gets a major redesign with Gallery View; thus “that lets users skim through files visually. The Preview Pane now shows all of a file’s metadata, making it easier to manage media assets.”
With the best feature being announced for iOS 12 at the WWDC keynote, Apple also carries over to macOS Mojave. Up to 32 people can join in at a time, be it an iOS device, Mac, or even the Apple Watch using FaceTime audio.
News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home Apps
Making an appearance on the Mac for the first time, and make great utility apps. With an app like Home on Mac, users will now be able to “control their HomeKit-enabled accessories to do things like turn lights off and on or adjust thermostat settings without ever having to step away from their computer.”
All New Mac App Store
Mac machines gets a major overhaul and redesign in terms of how content is now presented, making it easier for users to not only discover the latest apps and the new updates to existing ones, but with macOS 10.14 Mojave tabs like Create, Play, and more, users can better hunt down an app for a specific purpose. With that recommended, Apple has stated that a number of new apps from top developers will be coming soon: “Office from Microsoft, Lightroom CC for Adobe and more.”
There are other variations of features added inside the new upcoming macOS 10.14, such as:
Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention
This ” helps block social media “Like” or “Share” buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission. Safari now also presents simplified system information when users browse the web, preventing them from being tracked based on their system configuration.”
Markup Too Integration
This tool is now integrated into “Finder, Quick Look and Screenshots, making it fast and efficient to add comments to content and share with others.”
Right now, this feature is in the talks which are actually pretty cool! You simply take a picture or scan a document from your iPhone or iPad and have it appear right on your Mac screen instantly.
On-Screen Screenshot Controls
Screenshot options can now be made pretty easy and useful in a better and more streamlined manner, including new video recording abilities.
Update x1: First macOS 10.14 Mojave Beta 1 is now available to download for developers. Public beta will be seeded somewhere in June this year, while the final public release date is expected somewhere in fall.
Update x2: As for a full macOS 10.14 Mojave compatibility list of Macs, here we go with the segment:
- MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
- Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with recommend Metal-capable GPU)
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