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New security, privacy features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

07 June, 2018, 04:36 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • This is what macOS 10.14 looks like probably

Apple at the WWDC 2018 announced macOS 10.14 Mojave as its newest macOS version. Pegged as "the world's most advanced desktop operating system", the latest version welcomes a new Dark Mode, Mac Apps, and Mac App Store. Mojave also comes with a new way to declutter files by using "stacks", which are essentially automatic groupings of files types, as well as items with specific dates and other tags.

macOS gets iOS apps: The apps are News, Voice Memo, Stocks, and Home all of which gets a new home in the macOS Mojave.

Plus the FaceTime app now allows users to join a video call with up to 32 other people.

Now App Store Connect will manage apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iMessage, while iTunes Connect will continue to handle music, movies, TV shows, and books. Also noteworthy, Apple says that it's working on a way for iOS apps to be ported to the Mac.


Over on Safari, Apple is also adding an option to block social networks such as Facebook or Twitter from tracking a user online using like buttons or similar implements. Some of its features include group Facetime, live improvements to Siri, new Animoji, and updates that will expand iPhone's augmented reality capabilities. Users will also be able to set a timer for how long they should be using certain applications. The Dark Mode is quite useful especially for users who work on their new projects at night. After choosing the quiet mode, the notifications will only be shown on the notification panel and the notifications sound for that particular app will be turned off. The changes also apply to Apple's native mac apps, and there's a developer API for third party apps to gain the same style. Also, there is a Categories tab that lists all the apps category-wise. Among the iOS apps ported to macOS as part of the upcoming release of Mojave is Home.

The new Mojave4 desktop OS adds Dark Mode, new Mac apps and a new Mac App Store.

Voice Memos coming to Mac. Even screencapping videos will not be quicker from the keyboard shortcut, rather than going through QuickTime to screen record. The latest software updates come up with new features and bug fixes. Some new apps on the store include Office 365, Lightroom CC, and BBEdit.

Quick Look, originally introduced with macOS 10.5 "Leopard" is also receiving an update, allowing users to manipulate content (i.e., markup images, add digital signatures to PDF documents, trim videos, etc.) within the Quick Look environment itself. The new update also brings simplified system information that prevents you from being tracked on the web. Further, there are new data protection requirements that apps need to get from users before obtaining access to the camera and microphone or accessing personal data like user Mail history or Messages database.

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