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.
There’s a specific iMac configuration that can’t run Bootcamp, and can’t even have a Bootcamp partition on your iMac’s drive.
If you installed macOS Mojave and are very confused about what’s going on with your Dock, come read this Quick Tip! We’ll tell you what’s going on…and how to switch its behavior back.
Don’t get caught, folks. That’s what we say, and that’s what we mean. This week that takes shape with advice about when to install macOS Mojave, finding the right place(s) to buy inexpensive tech, and extending your Wi-Fi network the right – and fun – ways. Oh, and there’s more, too. You’ll just have to listen, OK?
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.