Apple’s MacOS Mojave a definite attempt to boost productivity
Jun 07 2018
This year's AppleWWDC has been all about software, with the focus on new versions of iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and of course macOS. They will no longer be able to see configuration settings, plugins and non-default fonts in use, which is information that can be used to create a unique fingerprint of the users' system and to track their online activity through it.
Mac apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos have a Dark Mode design.
2018, Apple announced a new version of the macOS operating system -version 10.14, codenamed Mojave. Apple is reserving this functionality for itself at the moment (with the first ported apps being the aforementioned Apple News, Home, Stocks and Voice Memos).
Apple adds a newDark Mode, Stacks to your Desktop, a changing background, new apps that you're already using on your iPhone and much more in Mojave.
Users can customise their Stacks to sort based on other file attributes like date and tags.
The Mac App Store will also be getting some upgrades, with a redesign that provides editorial content to make it less of a hassle to find a Mac app for your needs. The preview pane shows all of a file's metadata. In addition, you can run custom Automator Actions on files directly from Finder with Quick Actions. Quick Look has been updated as well with a similar Quick Actions set up to edit files without ever opening them.
Plus the FaceTime app now allows users to join a video call with up to 32 other people.
Apple has not forgotten about data security and privacy either. Apple also announced that Microsoft will be bringing its Office 365 to the App Store later this year. The new OS will be available this fall as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards.
The new Mac Store also lists all the apps that need to be updated in the separate, Updates Section.
Users now get new on-screen controls for easy access to every screenshot option and new video recording capabilities. In 2018, it has introduced dedicated topic buttons including Work, Play, Create, Discover and Develop.
In the web browser Safari, enhanced "Intelligent Tracking Prevention" helps block social media "Like" or "Share" buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission, the Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant said.