Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first beta following the new software's debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software updates, so after you've installed the first beta from the Apple Developer Center, additional betas can be downloaded clicking on the Apple in the menu bar, choosing "About This Mac" and clicking "Software Update." Alternatively, open System Preferences and choose the "Software Update" icon.


The macOS Mojave update introduces a long-awaited and much-desired systemwide Dark Mode, with Mojave users able to choose between a light theme or the new dark theme. Dark Mode is accompanied by Dynamic Desktops, aka wallpapers that subtly change throughout the day.

Stacks, a new Desktop organization system, keeps all of your desktop files nice and neat, while Finder has been enhanced with a Gallery View, a Sidebar, a revamped Quick Look option and Quick Actions, so you can do more in the Finder window than ever before.

Screenshots can now be edited using Markup tools, while Continuity camera, a new feature, lets you import photos and document scans directly from the iPhone to the Mac.

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Apple News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos apps have been ported from iOS to macOS as part of a multiyear project Apple is working on to make it easier to port iOS apps to Macs, and Apple has introduced several privacy protections to keep your data safer.

Apple is also making it harder for websites to track you with a range of new tools, plus there's an entirely revamped Mac App Store that makes it easier to discover apps.

macOS Mojave will be beta tested by developers and eventually public beta testers for several months so Apple can work out bugs and other issues before releasing the software to the public in the fall.

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Top Rated Comments

albebaubles Avatar
74 months ago
100% accurate just like the CS degree I’m about to get next year.
We don't rewrite OS' from the ground up with every release. We build on top of them. Sometimes rip entire sections out and rewrite.

I see your CS degree and raise you 30+ years experience.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DazzaD Avatar
74 months ago
“Apple News, Socks“

Looking forward to Apple Socks.

Guaranteed incompatibility with all other brands, massively reducing the chances of mismatched socks on a tired morning.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PowerBook-G5 Avatar
74 months ago
Apple News, Socks, Home
A SOCKS APP?

Does it find all of your lost socks???

Can’t innovate anymore, my ass!


/s
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
74 months ago
This UI is a nice throwback to the old Software Update app, before Apple opted to deliver system updates through the App Store in OS X Mountain Lion. Looks good. :)


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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
T-Bob Avatar
74 months ago
Those are words coming from former Google and Microsoft Devs now professors. Unless they’re lying to us completely or have weird coding practices, that what I’m preparing for in the job market.
I always start over mostly fresh in every major update to my projects.
Perhaps you could give an example of an OS that has been coded from scratch since the last update. Even if you look at projects that are hundreds of times smaller, you will find that the code is usually built upon as time progresses, not scrapped and then rebuilt. There are always exceptions of course, but an entire OS is a gigantic software library, you’d have to wait 5 or more years between updates if they continually reinvented the wheel each update. Perhaps we’re crossing wires here, surely you can’t mean the entire OS.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
74 months ago
First one was buggy as hell had to downgrade to HS, hopefully this one will be better
It's the very first beta of a new OS that Apple didn't even consider stable enough to make available through the Public Beta. What exactly did you expect?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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