Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Apple launches macOS Mojave with Dark Mode, support for some iOS apps

Apple launches macOS Mojave with Dark Mode, support for some iOS apps

The first of macOS Mojave's new features is Dark mode.

Today at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, Craig Federighi, SVP, Software Engineering, announced Apple is working to bring the best of the iPhone to the Mac. The new sidebar displays sections like Discover, Create, Work, Play and Develop, each with helpful recommendations and app suggestions on each theme. You can expand a stack to see what's inside or "scrub" through all of the items with your cursor without having to open them up individually.

Home app coming to Mac. Some new apps on the store include Office 365, Lightroom CC, and BBEdit.

Another new feature is Desktop Stacks, which automatically arranges icons cluttered on your desktop into "Stacks" by filetype, tag, date and so on, while Finder is getting a new "Gallery" feature that'll show you a large preview of a selected file.

Quick Actions allow users to do things like create and password-protect PDFs and run custom Automator Actions on files right from Finder. Without exiting Quick Look, users will be able to mark up documents by adding a signature, for example, or do slight photo and video edits.

Desktop stacks is Apple's new effort to help keep the macOS desktop clean for users. You can follow your favorite publications from one app, control your HomeKit-enabled accessories via Home, and record Voice Memos for personal notes, interviews, meetings, and more, then access applicable files from your iOS devices.

Mojave is also taking a giant leap forward when it comes to connecting the desktop experience with other gadgets in Apple's ecosystem. Finally, with the Voice Memos app, iOS and macOS memos will be synced via iCloud.

Numerous new features address recent concerns about the "attention economy"; that is, the effect digital device use has on our collective mental wellbeing.

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Expect macOS Mojave to be released in the autumn.

Apple's macOS and iOS might not be making their long-rumored merger, but the lines between the two operating systems will soon be blurrier than ever.

The point of this undertaking is to make it significantly less complicated to bring a completed iOS app over to macOS without forcing the developer to do a bunch of unnecessary work.

Earlier reports suggest that Apple has been planning to integrate the MacOS and iOS.

Screenshot (Apple)Why did Apple call it MacOS Mojave?

As introduced with iOS 12, you can chat with multiple people by using Group FaceTime. If you feel you're using a certain application too much, you can set limits. The answer was a resounding NO, but we will see four iOS apps on macOS Mojave.

As a successor to macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave has tonnes of new changes.

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