New macOS versions usually mean better performance on Apple’s latest hardware, but they’re rarely optimised for anything older (even last year’s models). So what’s the consensus on macOS Mojave, Apple’s latest operating system, when it comes to older machines?
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Apple has released the latest version of its personal computing operating system. macOS Mojave is the fifteenth major release of the OS that began the company's recovery through the second Steve Jobs-led era of the world's most valuable tech company. How do you get it? What's different and should you upgrade?
If you’ve ever experienced that eerie moment where you’ve been chatting about needing a new pair of shoes, then see an ad for a shoe sale in the middle of your social media feed just a few minutes later, you’ve likely wondered just how much our devices are listening in without us realising. Whether or not that’s happened to you, privacy and security are concerns for us all, and it’s important to know what our devices are up to.
Mac: Even though you probably shouldn’t install a public beta of an operating system on your primary device — your laptop, in this case — go ahead. Give macOS Mojave a try. There are plenty of fun features you can play with, including the operating system’s new dark mode (close to the top of my list).
macOS Mojave is in public beta now and it has a lot of cool features that might not totally change the way you use your Mac, but will speed up parts of your workflow, help keep your files organised and make you smile with customisable touches.
Mac: Apple made Safari Technology Preview Release 58 available this week for people running macOS High Sierra and developers running the beta version of macOS Mojave. If you're already running a previous Safari Technology Preview then you can update your version from the Mac App Store's Updates tab. If you aren't, you can download it.
Now that the dust is settling on Apple's annual developer event, the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), individuals and businesses will be contemplating their upgrade plans. And while, for many, the big question is whether their critical apps will be affected, there's also the question of whether their existing hardware will be able to receive the new operating systems Apple announced last week. Let's take a look at what devices will be supported and, therefore which will be left behind.
If you want to play with the "early AF" release of iOS 12, or run around in the deserts of macOS Mojave, you normally have to give Apple $149 for the privilege of developing apps for its platform - apps it will ultimately take a 30 per cent cut of (unless you offer a subscription and keep a user for longer than a year, but now I'm getting minute).
The opening keynote at Apple's annual developer event, the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), has ended. Apple has announced updates to all four of their main operating platforms with lots of new features to macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS.
While some of the updates are significant, others are less so, depending on the maturity of the platform. Let's take a look at what's new and when you can get your hands on the new software.