LATEST MAC UPDATE WILL MAKE YOUR PC MORE USER FRIENDLY AND COMES WITH ENHANCED SAFETY AND PRIVACY FEATURES.
The all new macOS focuses on user-interface and enhanced safety features
It’s not just iPhone but Macs too will be receiving a software update later this year. “macos Mojave is a major update that introduces powerful new features Mac users, from consumers to pros,” says Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering.
MacOS Mohave will introduce Dark Mode. Users will be able to switch to Dark Mode to transform their colour scheme. This dark theme puts focus on user content while controls recede into the background. The Dark Mode is
available in all built-in Mac apps, including Mail, Messages, Calender, Photos. Apple has also introduced a new Dynamic Desktop where the picture changes with the time of the day. It has also released an API for developers so that they can implement Dark Mode in their apps too.
Desktop and Finder
Apple has figured out a way to declutter the desktop. This new feature, Stacks, organises desktops with one click. It stacks files into neat groups based on file types. For instance, all documents will be stacked under one head, screenshots in another, and so on. While one click can stack all the files together, another can bring them back to their earlier place. You can customise Stacks to sort on the basis of other file attributes like date and tags. Apple has also improvised Finger with an all-new Gallery View, allowing users to skim through files visually. The Quick Look shows a full-size preview of a file, allowing users to rotate and crop images, mark up PDFs and trim video and audio clips without ever opening an app.
FaceTime is the preferred video calling app among Apple users as it works across devices. Similar to iOS 12, Mac users will also be able to make a Group FaceTime call with up to 32 participants. Interestingly, participant views are resized based on how active they are. What’s even more convenient is that participants can be added at any time, join later and also join using video or audio from iPhone, iPad or Mac — or even participate using FaceTime audio from Apple Watch.
Privacy and Security
Apple has enhanced security and privacy further. In Safari browser, the enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention helps block social media “Like” or “Share” buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission. Safari now also presents simplified system information when users browse the web, preventing them from being tracked based on system configuration. Safari now also automatically creates, autofills and stores strong passwords when users create new online accounts and flags reused passwords. New data protection require apps to get user permission before using the Mac camera and microphone or accessing personal data like user Mail history.
News, Stocks, Voice Memos
Handy apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, are now available on Mac. In the News app articles, photos and videos look great on the Mac display; and users can follow their favourite publications from one app. Voice Memos makes it easy to record personal notes, lectures, meetings, interviews and song ideas, and access them from iPhone, iPad or Mac.
All-New Mac App Store
The Mac App Store gets a complete redesign with a new look and rich editorial content. The new design highlights new and updated apps in the Discover tab, while tabs for Create, Work, Play and Develop help users find apps for a specific project or purpose. A number of apps from top developers are also coming soon to the Mac App Store, including Office from Microsoft, Lightroom CC from Adobe and more. Other new features i nclude Screenshots on-screen controls for easy access to every screenshot option and new video recording capabilities. A streamlined workflow enables easy screenshot sharing without cluttering the desktop. The Continuity Camera allows Mac users to take a picture or scan a document nearby with their iPhone or iPad and have it appear instantly on their Mac.
macOS Mojave will be available for free to all mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards in September this year.
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