iOS 12 is out, folks, and John and Dave have some experience with it that they’re happy to share. Of course, they take your questions, too, including those about your upcoming Mojave migration. Don’t miss this one, folks!
In Rants & Raves Episode 295, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus clarifies the confusion surrounding 32-bit apps and macOS 10.14 Mojave.
macOS Mojave, the next version of Apple’s Mac operating system, will be available on September 24th as a free upgrade for compatible Macs.
Apple has hired Liz Schimel, formerly of Condé Nast, to help build Apple News. The Information (via AppleInsider) reported (subscription required) that her new title at Apple is Head of News Business, according to her LinkedIn Profile. She’s a media veteran, and her most recent title was President of Condé Nast’s China business. I personally used to worry that Apple News would be yet another project launched and then forgotten by Apple, but the company is clearly intent on growing the service. I read tons of articles on Apple News every day on iPad and iPhone, and I expect to use it in macOS Mojave when that OS ships later this year. TMO has also seen an increase in traffic on Apple News, and that probably coincides with overall growth in the platform. All of which makes Apple investing in more resources and people to build and promote Apple News make sense.
The latest update to the browser—Firefox 62—brings automatic Dark Mode on macOS. When you turn on Dark Mode in macOS Mojave, Firefox will now automatically enable its dark theme. The update also sets “the groundwork for future releases that will help people feel safe online.” The company announced last week that the browser would eventually block third-party ad trackers and remove cookies from websites by default. Another component of today’s update are variable fonts. These let you create typography with a single file. For example, if you had the Arial font, there would be a separate file for Arial Bold, Arial Italic, etc. Now it’s included in one file, and websites with a lot of text that switch to this will load with less data than before.
Apple is most likely nearing the end of the developer beta process, though Mojave does typically have more time to bake than iOS.
If you’re a system administrator, there will be changes coming in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave you’ll need to be aware of for your institution.
Andrew Orr and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about AI-based virtual teachers in schools, plus some important warnings before upgrading to iOS 12 or macOS Mojave.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 9 on Monday following the release of iOS 12 developer beta 11.
Apple followed up macOS Mojave developer beta 8 with macOS Mojave public beta 7 on Monday.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 8 on Monday to go along with iOS 12 developer beta 9.
Apple released macOS Mojave Public Beta 6 on Wednesday, following Monday’s release of macOS Mojave developer beta 7.
There are 75 apps in total, and the list is sure to grow once macOS Mojave is officially released this fall.
Apple pulled Group FaceTime calling from iOS 12 developer beta 7 and macOS Mojave developer beta 7 saying it plans to bring the feature back later this year.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 7 on Monday to go along with iOS 12 developer beta 7.
Apple’s Windows Migration Assistant is going to be much more useful in macOS Mojave because it adds support for moving data from third-party apps including Microsoft Outlook.
Apple’s iOS 12 public beta 5 release on Monday was accompanied by macOS Mojave public beta 5.
Along with iOS 12 developer beta 6, Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 6 for the Mac on Monday.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet take a look at the new iPad icons uncovered in iOS 12. They also discuss the 14% drop in Mac unit sales and wonder why Apple doesn’t use that one weird trick of making new Macs to goose Mac sales. They cap the show with a look at why Apple would cancel the App Store Affiliate Program.
Mojave is Apple’s latest version of macOS and is expected to ship this fall.