Everything about macOS 10.14 We Should Know
The latest mac os version promises to be one of the most interesting Apple releases as it boast of a whole lot of features seen as upgrade from the previous versions. Apple calls this latest macOS version macOS10.14 which will be known as Mojave. From the look of things, Apple is focusing more on security and performance in the new macOS 10.14 version. In this article, you will get to see the new expected features, system requirements and the likely release date of this macOS version, just keep reading!
macOS Mojave Release Date
Since 2013, Apple’s customary date for macOS updates has always fallen between September and October. Also, since the release of OS X 10.9 in 2013, Apple has continued to use its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) to showcase groundbreaking features of upcoming macOS update releases. The first developer beta version of macOS Mohave was released on June 4, and the release of the second is scheduled for June 20. And with things looking up the way they are now, macOS 10.14 release date is set to hold between September and October 2018.
New features in macOS Mojave
Apple's Tim cook has avowed that the latest MacOS will raise the ante of Mac's resourcefulness. macOS Mojave packs a punch of features for pro developers and everyone else. In this year’s WWDF, the Apple team exhibited some of the most outstanding features of the new mac os 10.14, including systemwide Dark Mode, improved Finder, enhanced Quick Look, a new News app, a redesigned Mac app store, as well as security reinforcements.
1. Dark Mode
The new macOS 10.14 features a systemwide Dark Mode that applies to all first party programs, including Xcode, to allow for prolonged usage of Macs without straining the eyes. The Dark Mode is also designed to be adaptable to third party apps.
2. The Home App
The Home app will feature on macOS for the first time via macOS 10.14. The Home app will allow users to easily oversee the activities of their gadgets, including video cameras, thermostats, etc. It'll also allow users to use the Siri voice assistance to control their devices.
With Stacks, users can maintain a neat desktop during peak periods of work sessions. As the name implies, Stacks allows users to stack up files and apps in clutter-free arrangements.
4. Voice Memos
This is one of the apps that has been used to roll out the iOS-MacOS merger in 10.14. The Voice Memo allows provides users with a multifunctional voice recorder with which users can make voice recordings, listen to and edit them easily.
5. News App
This is another iOS app that is coming to the Mac. Just like it does for iOS users, the News app for macOS 10.14 will provide Mac users with a personalized news feed. It also comes with a sidebar that offer short cuts to followed channels.
6. Gallery View
Mojave's Finder comes with a Gallery View feature that allows users to easily access, edit, and annotate files.
7. Markup in Quick Look and Screenshots
With this feature, Quick Look, which in itself is an expedient file management tool, will allow users to open and edit files quickly and efficiently. Screenshots in the new macOS also integrates Markup to allow users edit and manipulate screenshots.
macOS 10.14 Mojave Features Updates
1. New Mac App Store
A makeover of the App store has been long overdue. The new App Store in macOS 10.14 is a transformed App store. It is geared to give users easy and secured access to third party apps from develooers like Microsoft and Adobe. It comes with streamlined search functions that allow users to easily find the best apps for any specific purpose.
pThe latest mac OS version comes with beefed up security functionalities that facilitates password security for a wide array of apps and gadgets, including the camera and microphone. It also comes with tightened security for local files.
macOS 10.14 Mojave Compatibility
As opposed to the wide compatibilty of it's immediate predecessor, the macOS High Sierra, the latest MacOS update will not be supporting a number of older Mac devices. The following is a list of Macdevices that will be supported by the new mac OS update:
- MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2012 or newer)
- Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013 or newer, or older models with Metal-compatible GPU)
- iMac Pro (2017)
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