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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the fourth beta and more than a month after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software updates, so after you've installed the first beta using the appropriate profile from the 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.


Apple's macOS Mojave update introduces a systemwide Dark Mode, with Mojave users able to choose between a light theme or the new dark theme, which changes the color of the dock, menu bar, apps, and other elements. Dark Mode is accompanied by Dynamic Desktops, aka wallpapers that subtly change throughout the day. Additional wallpapers were introduced in the fourth beta.

Stacks, a new desktop organization system, keeps all of your desktop files neat and organized, 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 and a new management options that also allow for easy screen recording, while Continuity camera, a new feature, allows you to import photos and document scans directly from an iPhone or iPad to the Mac.


The 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 bring iOS apps to Macs, and Apple has introduced several new privacy protections to keep your data safer than ever.

Apple is also making it harder for websites to track you with a range of new Safari tools, and it's also easier to make and store secure, hard-to-guess passwords for each and every website.

Apple has added an entirely revamped Mac App Store to macOS Mojave that makes it easier to discover apps with a featured section and specific categories for games, creative apps, productivity apps, apps for developers, and more.


macOS Mojave is available to developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and other issues ahead of an upcoming fall public release.

What's New in Beta 5: macOS Mojave beta 5 introduces several new wallpapers appropriate for use with Dark Mode. There are several wallpapers that feature images of the Mojave desert, along with new abstract oil slick-style wallpapers, new dark flower wallpapers, images that have been used to promote recent Mac refreshes, and more.


You can get to the new wallpapers by opening up System Preferences, choosing the Desktop & Screensaver option, and selecting Desktop Pictures.

Related Roundup: macOS Mojave


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19 weeks ago
bunch of new wallpapers :)

https://imageshack.com/a/img924/6494/pp3g2J.png
Rating: 9 Votes
19 weeks ago
2 issues fixed that have been 'bugging' me since first Mojave beta:
graphics issues in Dashboard (white background surrounding any widgets, and parts that update, such as graphs, would go blank) all widgets that I use now are working nicely.
And, really slow performance with any app that uses Webkit, such as Safari, or Chrome, because of unneeded launching of a video support process. Now if it does, there's no noticeable interference with the system, and I don't have to wait for a couple of minutes before the process went to idle. My browsing now is what I expect on my Mac...:cool:
Rating: 3 Votes
19 weeks ago
photobooth* works now
Rating: 2 Votes
19 weeks ago

Would anyone be able to post the new wallpapers in their original resolution somewhere?


https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/30/macos-mojave-wallpapers/
Rating: 2 Votes
19 weeks ago

bunch of new wallpapers :)

https://imageshack.com/a/img924/6494/pp3g2J.png


Yes! Microsoft needs to take a cue from this for Windows 10.
Rating: 1 Votes
19 weeks ago
Release notes are up in dev portal, as is the download.

Build version 18A347e.
Rating: 1 Votes
19 weeks ago
Can’t wait.

I’d love to buy some new hardware to go with Mohave, but no way am I risking buying into this generation of Apple hardware. I think Apple is working hard to course correct—or so I hope—but it’s too risky.

I, like many pros, are holding on to old hardare with ports, a joyful reliable keyboard, cable management, et al., as long as I can. I hope Apple in 2019 fixes the hardware line.
Rating: 1 Votes
19 weeks ago
Yay! My iPods are syncing again!
Rating: 1 Votes
19 weeks ago

Please explain. Better, how?

Native applications open a bit quicker and the Desktop & Screen Saver no longer locks up or lags. System Preferences overall appears to perform better. I don't know if anyone else has had issues but I definitely noticed an improvement on my iMac.
Rating: 1 Votes
19 weeks ago
WARNING:
My Mac rebooted to a black screen with a disabled symbol, and I’m currently in recovery mode trying to repair my disk. Restarting and going into single user mode gave the same system directory error. Beware!

Note that I am using a 2015 rMBP.
Rating: 1 Votes

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