Apple demonstrates its conflicted position on smartphone addiction with iOS 12

Apple demonstrates its conflicted position on smartphone addiction with iOS 12

Apple demonstrates its conflicted position on smartphone addiction with iOS 12

As rumours hinted, the new macOS 10.14 Mojave brings a new Dark Mode apart from other features like Stacks to organise desktop. iOS apps like News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home will be now available on the Mac for the first time. Auto-organized and new files automatically go into their respective stacks. The design brings the new and updated apps in the Discover tab. macOS Mojave also focuses on the security and privacy of the users.

Just as the leaks suggested, Apple has finally introduced a native, system-wide Dark Mode in Mojave.

Finder also gets some new features including a new Gallery View to skim through files visually, new Quick Actions to access certain functions based on the file type (kind of like 3D Touch shortcuts on the iPhone), and Quick Look to see a full-size preview of a file without opening its corresponding app. The new frameworks will allow for applications to be run across iOS and macOS, with Apple using its News, Stocks and Home apps as examples of how "very few" code changes can create lovely new, yet familiar iOS apps on the Mac. The Dark Mode is created to impact nearly every part of the OS including the windows, files, dock, UI, top bar, and even the desktop.

macOS Mojave, the next major macOS update, is launching this fall.

The 10.14 update will bring a design refresh similar to the iOS 11 update we received a year ago for the App Store. The update also adds video previews of Mac apps for the first time and also announced Microsoft Office 365 Suite and Adobe Lightroom in the App store.

Out of the many key upgrades that tech giant Apple announced in their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018, MacOS 10.14 which will be called Mojave, stood out.

Password management is also now improved on Safari with macOS Mojave.

Apple's "ARKit 2" enables developers to create innovative AR apps, with new tools to integrate shared experiences, persistent AR experiences tied to a specific location, object detection and image tracking.

In MacOS Mojave, Apple is making a few nice changes. 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. You can also manage multiple notifications at once by swiping on the notification group. Safari on MacOS Mojave will also let you block off ad trackers by throwing a "Do you want to be tracked" dialog box everytime it comes across a related website. There is also a Facebook-like feature which tells the users about photos they look previous year as a memory reminder. For starters, Apple's protections that check with users before granting app access are extending to the camera and microphone, as well as to sensitive aspects of the file system such as mail, messages, and backups.

Mojave will also come with Home, so users will be able to adjust all their smart home gadgets from a Mac dashboard or ask Siri on the desktop to make the respective changes.

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