Pixelmator Pro 1.2 for the Mac is out with macOS Mojave Dark Mode support, along with new Automator actions.
Apple updated its privacy website on Wednesday. The site now details security improvements in macOS Mojave and iOS 12, end-to-end encryption for Screen Time and Group FaceTime, improvements to no-tracking for websites, and more. It also includes links for managing your privacy with Apple devices and services, and Apple’s transparency in privacy report. It’s great to see the effort Apple is putting into protecting user privacy, especially since so many other companies are playing fast and loose with our data.
Smile released PDFpen 10.2 on Tuesday with support for macOS Mojave Dark Mode. The update for the PDF viewing and editing app also adds 1600% zoom, smoother scrolling, and faster page thumbnail drawing. PDFpen and PDFpen Pro also support iCloud and Dropbox syncing with the iPhone and iPad versions of the apps. PDFpen is priced at US$74.95 and PDFpen Pro, which includes PDF form creation, batch OCR and more, costs $124.95. The 10.2 update is free for version 10 users.
Just because Apple’s installer won’t let you install macOS Mojave on your older Mac doesn’t mean you can’t. The dosdude1 website has a special tool that patches the installer so you can install Mojave on unsupported Macs, just in case that’s your thing. The site also has patcher tools install macOS Sierra and High Sierra on Macs that don’t support those operating system versions. It’s pretty cool, but remember that just because you can make the installer run you shouldn’t expect the best performance, or that every feature will work.
If you’ve been wondering why 1Password auto fill doesn’t work on the Mac anymore, it’s because the feature has been disabled.
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has some more macOS Mojave features you might enjoy, including Finder Quick Actions.
The iPhone XS Max is off to a great start. So is iOS 12. Concerns of a less than spectacular fall iPhone roll out have evaporated. And the iPhone XR is up to bat next.
Yoink is a handy Mac tool for grouping together files you want to copy or move, and the just released version 3.5 update adds in new macOS Mojave support. The new update adds Handoff support between the Mac, iPhone, and iPad versions, adds Finder Quick Actions support, and is Dark Mode compliant, too. Yoink is priced at US$7.99, and the update is free for current users.
Some people have been experiencing an iPhone XS hotspot bug (or maybe just one person). In any case, the issue was solved.
Having recently finished updating macOS Mojave For Dummies, Dr. Mac offers three of his favorite new Mojave features.
One of the changes Apple made in macOS Mojave is that software updates work a bit differently. If you want to disable automatic updating for either your App Store apps or your system, you can do that from two different sets of preferences if you want to! Melissa Holt has the scoop in today’s Quick Tip.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about how Apple could use macOS Mojave’s Marzipan to split iTunes apart, plus they look at some apps that make using your iPhone even better.
macOS Mojave’s privacy protection feature means that apps have to ask permission to access certain data, similar to how it works on iOS.
Continuity Camera is a new feature in macOS Mojave that lets you quickly scan documents and take pictures to use on your Mac.
Apple’s macOS Mojave is the most interesting, capable and stable release in years. John offers up his observations.
Security researcher Patrick Wardle has found a macOS Mojave bug that allows unauthorized access to your personal data, like your contacts.
NightOwl is a Mac utility that gives you automatic Dark Mode. Like Night Mode, it automatically turns on Dark Mode either based on sunrise/sunset times, or a schedule that you can pick. It lives in your menu bar so you can access it quickly. I’ve been using it for several days now and I love how handy it is. Hopefully Apple copies it some time in the future, because I’m surprised that Dark Mode isn’t already automatic like Night Mode is. In order to improve the App, NightOwl uses Google Analytics to collect Statistics. The tracked data helps to enhance NightOwl by analyzing how features are used and which bugs appear. They initialize Google Analytics with the setting “anonymizeIp”. This guarantees anonymized data collection by masking the last part of your IP address. You are able to Opt-out of the tracking by unchecking “Send Statistics” in the settings section of NightOwl. NightOwl is free to download, and I encourage people to donate to the developers.
Apple released developer beta 1 for macOS Mojave 10.14.1 on Tuesday, just a day after rolling out the first Mojave public release.
Have you taken a screenshot yet under Mojave? If you have, then you may have noticed a funny little floating thumbnail appear after you did. If you don’t like this behavior, come read today’s Quick Tip!
Some Mac users are noticing blurry fonts after updating to macOS Mojave, but luckily there’s something you can do using Terminal.