The new macOS Mojave 10.14 Mojave update brings new features like a dark mode, dynamic desktop, stacks, an advanced finder and much more.
Apple announced its new MacOS 10.14 Mojave at WWDC in June and it will finally roll out today for MacBooks and iMacs. In addition to a fresh look, the new operating system brings many new features and upgrades aimed at increasing user productivity. macOS Mojave introduces a new Dark Mode, Dynamic Desktop and Stack that automatically cleans the desktop by automatically organizing the files in the corresponding group. Also, the new operating system offers better privacy and enables support for some iOS apps like News, Stock, Home and Voice Memo.
macOS Mojave Update Rollout Schedule and Eligible Devices
Apple will stick to its schedule and is expected to release the macOS Mojave update this morning at 10 AM PST (or IST 10:30 PM). MacBooks sold in early 2015 or later, MacBook Air launched in mid-2012 or later, and MacBook Pro MacOS Mojave launched in mid-2012 or later will be eligible for the upgrade. iMac and Mac Mini models launched in late 2012 or later, all iMac Pro models and Mac Pro models launched in late 2013, will also receive mid-2010 or mid-2012 models with the proposed metal-enabled graphics card. .
Dynamic desktop and dark mode
Dynamic Desktop and Dark Mode are the most prominent UI changes that Apple has brought with the new MacOS Mojave. Dynamic Desktop brings two new time-shifting desktops and changes the graphics to match the time of day.
Apple is finally joining the Dark Side with the Dark Mode color scheme that puts content in the limelight as toolbars and menus return to the background. The new mode will work with all built-in apps, such as mail, messages, calendars and photos, and third-party app developers have the option to adapt to it.
Stack, an advanced finder
Clearing the desktop can be difficult if files are accumulated periodically. However, macOS Mojave uses stacks to aggregate files based on type, date, or tag, including metadata. One will be able to navigate the stack using two fingers on a trackpad or one finger on a multi-touch mouse.
Finder is being updated to feature a new gallery view. It will now show large previews for image files to make them easier to find One will also be able to see all the metadata in a file and quickly perform actions on files like rotate pictures, create PDFs, trim videos and much more without the need to open an app.
Quick screenshots and continuity camera
Apple is trying to make capturing screenshots faster and better with the new MacOS Mojave. One can launch the new screenshot utility or click Shift + Command + 5 to bring up a menu that will enable new screen recording tools and options to set the start timer, show the cursor and choose the location where the screenshots are saved.
Using the Continuity Camera feature, anyone can use their iPhone to shoot or scan a nearby object or document, which will be automatically displayed on their Mac. Finder will show a new ‘Insert Photo’ option to take a photo or scan a document from an iPhone by right-clicking and opening the context menu in Mail, Messages, Notes, Pages, Keynotes and Numbers.
iOS app support and good privacy
During WWDC, Apple announced that it was working to bring iOS apps to MacOS, and Apple desktop and laptop users will be able to use all four of them with the new OS update. Someone will be able to use iPhone apps like News (not available in India), Stock, Voice Memo and Home from their desktop. Apps have been optimized for a larger screen and link to iCloud.
Keeping in mind the growing data leaks and tracking of various websites, Apple is introducing new features to enhance privacy. Apps require user approval before accessing macOS Mojave’s camera or microphone, and this applies to data such as message history and mail databases. An advanced tracking prevention feature is being added to Safari to block advertisers from following users across the website and the browser will now automatically create, store and automatically fill out strong passwords for you.