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Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of macOS Mojave to Developers

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Apple today seeded the ninth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the eighth beta and more than two months 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 initial beta using the appropriate profile from the Developer Center, additional betas can be downloaded through opening up System Preferences and choosing 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 and fifth betas.

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 was initially supposed to include a Group FaceTime feature that includes support for chatting with up to 32 people at one time, but it was removed in macOS Mojave beta 7 and the feature won't be available until later in the year.

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


Article Link: Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of macOS Mojave to Developers
 

Dave245

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Anyone using Mojave on a space grey 12” MacBook? I just wondered how the dark mode mixed with the space grey looks:)

Also those that have downloaded it, how are you finding dark mode? It’s something I’m looking forward to.
 
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nortonandreev

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Anyone using Mojave on a space grey 12” MacBook? I just wondered how the dark mode mixed with the space grey looks:)

Also those that have downloaded it, how are you finding dark mode? It’s something I’m looking forward to.
Dark mode is fine, I've been using it all of the time since the latest several beta versions.
 
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DeepIn2U

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Alright, now that we had all the dark mode commentary out of the way, let’s get back on topic.

Looking forward to see new apps developed and many to be updated and ready for release.

Curious, a question for Devs. Do you ever find when coming up for an app idea that maybe your upc King app has already been served and done well? How do you overcome the feeling that your app will not be successful against a well entrenched competing app/dev/dev-team?!

Thanks.
 
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tonytclancy

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Anyone know when Apple is going to officially release the beta compatible with Mac Pro 5,1 machines with Metal capable cards? The original beta still won't do that.
I installed the prior beta on my Mac Pro 5,1 and it worked fine - it required a firmware upgrade as part of the install. I tried with the earlier betas and, as you stated, they didn't work.
 
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Bornee35

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Alright, now that we had all the dark mode commentary out of the way, let’s get back on topic.

Looking forward to see new apps developed and many to be updated and ready for release.

Curious, a question for Devs. Do you ever find when coming up for an app idea that maybe your upc King app has already been served and done well? How do you overcome the feeling that your app will not be successful against a well entrenched competing app/dev/dev-team?!

Thanks.

I use my overwhelming narcissism.
 
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Dave245

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Are these options available on the Touch Bar? i think it would help if they optimised it for Mojave.
 

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Alright, now that we had all the dark mode commentary out of the way, let’s get back on topic.

Looking forward to see new apps developed and many to be updated and ready for release.

Curious, a question for Devs. Do you ever find when coming up for an app idea that maybe your upc King app has already been served and done well? How do you overcome the feeling that your app will not be successful against a well entrenched competing app/dev/dev-team?!

Thanks.
With that mindset, do not even try to make any app.
 
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Curious, a question for Devs. Do you ever find when coming up for an app idea that maybe your upc King app has already been served and done well? How do you overcome the feeling that your app will not be successful against a well entrenched competing app/dev/dev-team?!
Thanks.
Gotta provide value your competitors do not, better UI/UX, more features, ...
 
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dclaessen

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I installed the prior beta on my Mac Pro 5,1 and it worked fine - it required a firmware upgrade as part of the install. I tried with the earlier betas and, as you stated, they didn't work.


Agree, runs super smooth on my MP4,1 (thinking it's a 5,1). Using a GT640 card btw.
 
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