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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the second beta to developers and a week after releasing the first macOS Mojave 10.14.4 public beta.

The macOS Mojave update can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store after downloading the appropriate profile from Apple's beta testing website. Apple's beta testing site gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

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macOS Mojave 10.14.4, along with iOS 12.2, introduces support for Apple News in Canada for the first time, allowing Canadian users to read the news in French or English.

The update also includes support for Touch ID-enabled Safari AutoFill and automatic Dark Mode themes in Safari. That means if you have Dark Mode enabled on macOS Mojave, when you visit a website with a dark theme, it will be activated automatically. You can see a demo of the feature here.

macOS Mojave 10.14.4 will likely be in beta testing for the next several weeks as Apple refines features and works out bugs. After that, it will see a release alongside iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4
 

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the second beta to developers and a week after releasing the first macOS Mojave 10.14.4 public beta.

The macOS Mojave update can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store after downloading the appropriate profile from Apple's beta testing website. Apple's beta testing site gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

macbookairmojave-800x460.jpg

macOS Mojave 10.14.4, along with iOS 12.2, introduces support for Apple News in Canada for the first time, allowing Canadian users to read the news in French or English.

The update also includes support for Touch ID-enabled Safari AutoFill and automatic Dark Mode themes in Safari. That means if you have Dark Mode enabled on macOS Mojave, when you visit a website with a dark theme, it will be activated automatically. You can see a demo of the feature here.

macOS Mojave 10.14.4 will likely be in beta testing for the next several weeks as Apple refines features and works out bugs. After that, it will see a release alongside iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and tvOS 12.2.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4
 
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harriska2

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No spank you. I’m on 10.14.1 because Apple tends to break stuff in their official updates. Staying away from the public betas. The iOS public beta - that I might try if there is something juicy in there.
 
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please fix the email bug. its annoying as hell.
Apple sent me this: As a result of your feedback, there are software changes in build 18E184e that may have resolved this issue. Is this issue fixed for you in this build? If you are still seeing this issue, please provide any reproduction steps so we may investigate further. Thanks for your feedback!
So they do pay attention to the feedback!
 
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dougc

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I've got an iMac Pro, and have had Instalation trouble with both the public betas for 10.14.4. after loading the initial log in screen and logging in to the machine w my administrator's password, the screen goes back to the black boot up screen w the apple logo. then back to the login screen. Seems like something never gets loaded. I have tried booting to safe mode but no joy, works as above. thankfully recovery mode and reinstalling 10.14.3 works as advertised.

Any other folks seen this?
 
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xgman

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I've got an iMac Pro, and have had Instalation trouble with both the public betas for 10.14.4. after loading the initial log in screen and logging in to the machine w my administrator's password, the screen goes back to the black boot up screen w the apple logo. then back to the login screen. Seems like something never gets loaded. I have tried booting to safe mode but no joy, works as above. thankfully recovery mode and reinstalling 10.14.3 works as advertised.

Any other folks seen this?
not on the prior .4 one and imac pro here. haven't tried this latest yet.
 
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Bigsk8r

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My Mac Pro randomly locks up with any version of Mojave. if I didn't love dark mode so much, or if a power cycle took longer, I would have been back to High Sierra the day after I installed Mojave.

Hopefully, that gets worked out soon.
 
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mschmalenbach

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Oh I DO hope there are some more emojis. Never mind about bug fixes, distract us with new emojis!!!
 
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ignatius345

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lol, so glad I quit being a public beta tester a couple years ago after a number of mishaps including my laptop being bricked.
Same. Twice I've fallen into the trap of wanting early access and twice I've found that being a beta tester is exactly what it sounds like. I applaud those with the patience to do it, but for me it's final releases only going forward. The good news is, MacOS is very easy to restore from a backup.
 
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haddy

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Same. Twice I've fallen into the trap of wanting early access and twice I've found that being a beta tester is exactly what it sounds like. I applaud those with the patience to do it, but for me it's final releases only going forward. The good news is, MacOS is very easy to restore from a backup.

Okay, touching wood here, 10.14.4 betas 1 and 2 (10.14.4 Beta (18E184e) are very much more stable and more responsive than 10.14.3 release version on my machine.... 2017 i7 iMac 64 GIG RAM.
 
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archerx

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Oh dear, mine has been stuck at the black screen for a few hours. I have tried to restart but it doesn't solve the issue. Any advice?
 
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haddy

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Oh dear, mine has been stuck at the black screen for a few hours. I have tried to restart but it doesn't solve the issue. Any advice?
Yep.....if iMac unplug the power. Then replug and hit the start button.
 
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macmacgoose

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This is the second time that installing a Mojave beta has borked Firefox for me. Had to downgrade to Firefox 63.0.3. Caprine (FB Messenger wrapper app) has also stopped working.
 
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I think the issue is that Apple updated the 10.14.3 installer just last week, and the current beta does not update that 10.14.3 version.
Check your own 10.14.3 system for the build number. The build number will appear after clicking on the version number in About this Mac. Newest build number for 10.14.3 is 18D109. I think if you have that build, then the beta won't install. Next beta release should fix that.
 
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I think the issue is that Apple updated the 10.14.3 installer just last week, and the current beta does not update that 10.14.3 version.
Check your own 10.14.3 system for the build number. The build number will appear after clicking on the version number in About this Mac. Newest build number for 10.14.3 is 18D109. I think if you have that build, then the beta won't install. Next beta release should fix that.

This is what I was thinking might be the issue. The build # is 18D109.
 
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FaleoMD

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This is really buggy beta. Couple of programs that crash when you try to start them. Only little time icon on the dock and then crash report. Does anyone know when new beta will see daylight?
 
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