macOS Mojave first public beta released: Here's how to install
A day after releasing the first public beta of iOS 12, Apple has now rolled out the public beta version of macOS 10.14 Mojave. This latest software is now available for all Mac users. The public beta brings all the latest features that Apple had recently announced at its developers' conference held in California. Here's how you can try it.
Here's how to download and install the lasted macOS Mojave
Firstly, you need to enrol with the Apple Beta Software Program by signing in/signing up using your Apple ID. Now enroll your Mac device by downloading and installing the macOS Public Beta Access Utility file. Once the installation is complete, the Mac App Store should automatically open, showing the option to download the macOS Mojave public beta. Now simply download and install the file.
Disclaimer: Beta software versions are prone to crashes
macOS Mojave Public beta may contain bugs that may cause system glitches/crashes. Hence, we recommend you to back up your data or avoid installing this beta version on your main device. Notably, the stable version of macOS Mojave is due this fall.
macOS Mojave brings a new Dark Mode and Desktop Stacks
Apple has added a dark mode to macOS which "turns the dock, taskbar, and the chrome around apps" into a dark gray color tone. Apple has also introduced Stacks, a new feature that de-clutters the desktop by automatically creating folders of various files according to their types. You can click on these Stacks to open the files and simply browse.
An iOS store like new redesigned Mac App Store
Taking cues from the redesigned iOS store, Mac App Store has gotten a long-overdue redesign. Now, Mac App Store offers bigger billboards highlighting new apps and collections, along with some editorial content about different apps - just like iOS. Moreover, Apple has partnered with Microsoft and Adobe which would launch Office 365 and Lightroom CC respectively, through the store.
Group FaceTime, now also on macOS as well
With Group FaceTime, multiple people (32) can chat at the same time. Participants can be added at any point in time if the conversation is still active. Moreover, you can choose to join using video/audio from an iPhone, iPad, Mac or even an Apple Watch.
An updated Finder and quick mark up for screenshots
Further, there's a new "gallery view" in Finder that lets you scroll through small previews of your files in a selected folder. You can also view metadata inside a finder window and perform quick actions such as rotating a photo. Even Quick Look has gotten smarter and you can now mark up documents. Similarly, your screenshots will also automatically show mark up option.
Safari has make it hard for companies to track you
With macOS High Sierra, Apple has started blocking websites from tracking you on its web-browser Safari. This year, in Safari, Apple has added an Intelligent Tracking Prevention tool that will block social media giant's "Like" or "Share" buttons and comment widgets from tracking you without permission. Safari will also automatically create, autofill and store strong passwords for online accounts and will flag reused passwords.