After years of naming its OS after mountains, Apple has now turned to the expansive desert in California.
MacBook and iMac owners will be treated to some big new features this autumn with the launch of macOS Mojave. The feature, which will make it easy to port apps with minimal changes to code, will be made available to developers next year.
Mojave includes a new feature called Desktop Stacks, which helps organize desktop files into stacks, sorted by kind, date or even tags. Clicking on these sections will take you to apps relevant to them, though the categories section provides the narrower, easier-to-browse groupings many likely prefer.
Beyond Dark Mode, the Desktop is gaining a new Stacks feature to replicate the feature from the dock and build upon it for the Desktop.
Finder has received some useful "quality of life" improvements too. The sidebar also supports full file metadata, something particularly useful for photos.
If there's an animation playing on a webpage, for example, you can capture that easily and get the details of the animation instead of a static image.
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Along with these very visual new upgrades, Apple is also making its Mac platform more secure for its millions of users.
Finally, Apple is improving the screenshot functionality of MacOS, taking a screenshot will now pop up a window like that in iOS which will allow you to markup and edit file. Apple has confirmed the Microsoft will bring its Office suite to the Mac App Store.
Press the shutter button and your new photo will immediately be inserted into the app you have open on your Mac. More than just screenshotting, it can be used to capture video directly.
Apps will also need to get permission from users in order to access their microphone, camera or personal data. Your digital fingerprint derived through configuration, fonts and plug-ins installed, will be harder to track with macOS Mojave-Apple will reduce the data that websites will get access to, making it harder to identify your device and track you.
The Mac App Store is completely redesigned and features rich editorial content and new tabs for easier app discovery. New and updated apps are given pride of place in a Discover tab, and categories Create, Work, Play and Develop are meant to make it simpler to discover exactly what you're trying to find. Meaning that now Siri will suggest you apps or things which you might want to do based on your phone usage behaviour. Other features borrowed from the iOS App Store include large screenshots and video previews, resulting in a much better browsing and app discovery experience.