Apple hits hard on privacy, Memoji in new iOS update

06 June, 2018, 02:47 | Author: Lynette Payne
  • macOS 10.14 getting dark mode, Apple News, and possibly cross-device apps

"Stacks" is a feature that will help organise and declutter the desktop for people who have icons scattered all around their desktop and categorise them into groups which are essentially referred to as stacks.

Apple has announced on its Beta Software Program website that public betas of iOS 12, macOS Mojave and tvOS 12 are well on their way and you can sign up right now for them.

Now Mac users can toggle between two color schemes for their desktop displays. The macOS Mojave can make everything dark with white text-in line with most modern day apps and software. This optional feature extends the theme across multiple macOS apps such as Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos to make content stand out more than before. Apple will be giving the API of this feature to developers to implement it in their apps.

Sticking with the desktop, Apple introduced desktop stacking in Mojave - letting users automatically stack desktop items into piles of similar content.

Users can customise their Stacks to sort based on other file attributes like date and tags.

Otherwise, new features include a Dark Mode, alongside some new privacy-minded additions to the Safari browser.

The Finder application has also received a major update in macOS Mojave.

Finder upgrades were also on show, with a new "gallery view" previewed by Apple.

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Quick actions lets users add a password to a document or PDF right from Finder. The new News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home are ported directly from iOS.

On newer devices you will see big performance improvements including seeing the sharing options 2x faster than iOS 11 and apps launching twice as fast under load.

The 10.14 update will bring a design refresh similar to the iOS 11 update we received previous year for the App Store.

Mojave expands macOS' selection of native apps to include News, Stocks, Voice Recorder and Home apps. The macOS Mojave update has a number of new features including Dark Mode, Desktop Stacks, a redesigned Mac App Store, and more. It now looks a bit more like the iOS App Store, and will be completely compatible with macOS Mojave's gorgeous and compelling dark mode.

The new Mac App Store features sections for specific app types: Discover, Create, Work, Play, Develop, Categories, and Updates.

And just like iOS 12, macOS Mojave also supports Group FaceTime across Mac and iOS devices.

Apple is continuing with the popular tradition of naming the macOS after lovely landscapes.

San Jose: Apple has announced iOS 12, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system, which will make daily tasks faster and more responsive. There is an enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention system to block social media buttons and comment widgets from tracking users.

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