Apple has revealed its new MacOS Mojave with the company highlighting its new Dark Mode which focuses on user content.
A handful of other software vendors will also release their products on the new Mac App Store, including Lightroom CC from Adobe, BBEdit from Bare Bones, Transmit from Panic, Lens Studio from Snap and Houseparty. For instance, photos can be gathered in a single stack on the desktop rather than littered throughout that home screen.
This isn't the first time Apple has made existing apps obsolete. Essentially the changes make it harder for third parties to generate a "fingerprint" identity of you and your system and then track it across sites, manifesting itself with extra "allow" or "don't allow" options in terms of granting access. Apple also updated Finder with a new Gallery view with large document previews above small thumbnails, reminiscent of the classic Cover Flow view.
The new update will be available this spring for Aussie users. It's first phase of this is seen this year with News, Home, Stocks, and Voice Memos being ported. It will be a free update for all compatible Macs and will be distributed via the Mac App Store. There will also be additional privacy tools in the Safari web browser, he said.
This is what's new in macOS Mojave, the newest Mac operating system that you will be able to install later this year to get a host of new features for your Apple computers. There are brand new tabs to Discover, Create, Work, Play, and Develop with curated app collections based on specific purposes. New data protections in Safari mean apps will need to get user permission before using the Mac camera and microphone. The Mac App Store will also gain new video previews as well as a more prominent ratings and reviews section. Things like trackpad and mouse input had to be added, and window resizing.
The App Store is getting a much-needed overhaul (as we previously reported) and takes its design cues from the iOS version (which was redesigned in iOS 11). An emphatic "No" dropped onto the massive screen behind Federighi in dramatic fashion.
Apple announced a new app for iOS 12 called "Measure".