Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta and almost a month after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3.

    The new macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after the proper profile has been installed from Apple's Developer Center.

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    macOS Mojave 10.14.4 brings Apple News to Canada for the first time, allowing Canadian Mac users to access news stories in French, English, or both.

    The update also includes support for Safari AutoFill using Touch ID and automatic dark mode themes in Safari. That means if you have Dark Mode enabled, when you visit a website that has an option for 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 Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers
     
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    Why stop at automatic dark mode? I won't be happy until Mac OS X's interface adapts itself entirely to my surroundings. I want each and every element on my computer to look like it has the Predator's cloaking ability. Who want's to see what they're doing anyway?! :mad:

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    PERFECT! A seamlessly blended unambiguous UI for real users.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    I want the UI to dynamically adapt to any videos I’m watching.

    So an awful lot of skin-coloured menu bars I guess.
     
  5. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502a

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    To all Apple improvement scout's:
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    We will need driver support for the new AMD Vega 7 / Navi platform for the upcoming iMac / iMac Pro 2019 models rather sooner than later. I hope you do your homework on this issue in upcoming Mojave Versions.
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    Improved integration and performance for eGPU's / support needed. Otherwise, Balck Magic sales will hopefully and rightfully kick your @ss. I don't have a problem to pay for great design solutions, - but that stuff has to provide tangible benefits to the end-user.
     
  6. The Clark macrumors regular

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    I would like to see Cortana implemented so I can fully utilize bing.
     
  7. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    I didn’t expect to see an update today since it’s a holiday. That’s pretty neat.
     
  8. luvbug macrumors regular

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    Try buying a Windoze10 system, then, and finding a Microsoft Rumors forum to comment on. I think you might find it more to your liking, but I'm just guessing.
     
  9. peterharte macrumors newbie

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    Crap, this update breaks Target Display Mode. Anyone else?
     
  10. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Well, we're getting closer. Once .6 is released, I will finally upgrade to Mojave. After the last few years of Apple's bug-ridden software releases, I vowed to not leave High Sierra until the .6 release of the next operating system. It's been a wise investment as I've had far, far less problems this year.
     
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    A wise decision - it's painfully apparent that Apple's commitment to software quality has been lacking these past several years.
     
  13. screendor macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have a new AMD VII card and Akitio Node Pro eGPU and am waiting to use them in my FCPX editing suite. HURRY Apple!
     
  14. justperry macrumors G3

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    macOS Mojave is the most stable release ever, even more so than the famous Snow Leopard OS, and that one wasn't even stable from the onset, Mojave was/is.
     
  15. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Stable for you is different than stable for me, and that’s okay. Your needs are different than mine and I fully respect that.

    As for me though, the onset of issues with High Sierra caused me to lose a tremendous amount of hours that I could have been billing to clients had I not been so occupied fixing one thing after another with each incremental software release. And Mojave is no different. I have colleagues that updated and with each revision release, new things break that were working before. I know that no software is ever perfect or bug-free, but Apple’s quality control took a nose-dive after Steve passed and it has not gotten any better.

    Anyway, I’ve learned my lesson and am far better off waiting 8-12 months to upgrade. But again, that is what works for me. For those that like to tinker with things and are not relying on their machine for their work can easily upgrade whenever they want to and that’s certainly a good option for them.
     
  16. sromurcam76 macrumors newbie

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    It's not possible unless the display itself is transparent.
    Maybe what you want is transparent display.
     
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    I do understand where you stand, if you needs are to be as stable as possible without losing money then that's fair enough.
    But, it's not completely true that after Steve died Software went downhill, for some years I too had issues, especially on Yosemite, think I had spotty WIFI for most of the year, but, software under Steve wasn't perfect either, was it Snow Leopard that erased Data, think it was, plenty of bugs back then as well, reason we hear more of it now is that a lot more people use Macs, the Media is on top of it and the OS is much more complicated.
    So, again, while I do understand your view it's not accurate what you imply.


    Yes it is, similar to "cloaking";), have a camera on the back and merge that into the UI.

    Samsung has a TV the market which does something similar, I think you take a picture from the wall and upload it to the Tv, the bezels are almost non existent so it looks like it's invisible.
     
  18. BigBoy2018 macrumors 6502

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    This reads like you’re making fun of something, but not at all clear what he joke is. Was there something in this macrumors article that youre referencing?

    Or did you just find (or make) this clip of a semi transparent laptop and thought it was funny and decided to randomly post it in this thread?
     
  19. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    Hey, thanks for the question! :) I was referencing the quote in my post you responded to:
    This new beta of Mac OS grants sites the ability to adapt to your dark mode preference, so I was taking this to its logical extreme by presenting a UI that adapts to everything. I'm sorry if that wasn't clear and have added a sentence to my OP to avoid confusion in the future.
     
  20. VictorTango777 macrumors 6502

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    Console application since Sierra is a complete disaster that Apple seems to have no interest in fixing.

    https://eclecticlight.co/2016/09/23/sierras-console-promising-but-incomplete/

    https://eclecticlight.co/2016/09/29/welcome-to-macos-sierras-new-console-its-buried-in-terminal/

    "I suspect that the previewers and reviewers never actually tried to do anything purposeful using Console 1.0."

    https://eclecticlight.co/2018/03/19/macos-unified-log-1-why-what-and-how/

    "to emphasise debugging of macOS and apps, not providing any facilities for system administration or audit;"

    Compare the serious technical discussions above with uninformed puff pice articles like:

    https://www.macworld.com/article/31...sier-to-get-the-mac-information-you-need.html
     
  21. mpainesyd macrumors 6502

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    Be nice to know if more 32 bit apps are affected by this Mojave update. Some people had problems with Office 2011 and Quicktime 7 with the last one. It seems Apple is abandoning 32 bit by stealth rather than by next macOS (that they have said won't support 32 bit).
    No lectures about weaning off 32 bit please...
     
  22. beppedessi macrumors newbie

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    100% agree!
     
  23. Squuiid macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, good riddance. Nobody should be using Office 2011. It’s a security horror show at this stage.
    https://support.office.com/en-us/ar...Mac-2011-559b72b1-e045-4c73-bad3-d7f1841b9e8c

    Not a lecture, just a fact ;)
     
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  25. SMGreenfield macrumors member

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    Yeah, this beta corrected some bad crashing issues in 10.14.4 beta 2 with Carbon apps. Thank you, Apple engineers!

    (As of yesterday, this build wasn’t available for the public — only developers. Hope my clients with beta 3 can download this soon!)
     

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