MacOS Mojave brings dark mode, better privacy, and more iOS ideas

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Apple showed off a ton of new software at yesterday's WWDC from iOS 12 to watchOS 5 to new features for Apple TV. Speaking of which, the Dark Mode includes support for dynamic desktops that change the appearance of the operating system and wallpaper throughout the day from morning to afternoon to evening. This mode, once activated, turns the task bar, dock, folders and more aspects of the desktop to a dark grey colour.

You'll already see the first examples this merger on Apple's upcoming macOS 10.14 Mojave update, which will feature such apps as Apple News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home.

2018, Apple announced a new version of the macOS operating system -version 10.14, codenamed Mojave.

Apple also said the new features will be made available later this month as part of the iOS 12 public beta, including Activity Reports, App Limits and new Do Not Disturb and Notifications controls created to help customers reduce interruptions and manage screen time for themselves and their families.

The desktop is getting stacks which organises files in groups via type. In addition, you can run custom Automator Actions on files directly from Finder with Quick Actions.

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Quick Look provides a fast, full-size preview of a file, allowing users to rotate and crop images, mark up PDFs and trim video and audio clips without ever opening an app.

One other new feature introduced in iOS 12 is "Group Facetime": the ability to carry out encrypted group video calls in Facetime with up to 31 other people at the same time. Finder adds a new Gallery View, which allows you to scroll through oversized previews of your files. Apple's Craig Federighi announced that developers will be able to port their existing iOS apps over to macOS. macOS apps use the AppKit framework and iOS apps use UIKit. Users will be able to determine which apps have access to a user's information and hardware.

Apple is adding the News app to the macOS Mojave as well. It will be a free update for all compatible Macs and will be distributed via the Mac App Store.

The developer preview of iOS 12 is available now and a public beta programme will be available to iOS users later this month. 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.

If you need to scan a document or instantly upload a photo to a presentation, Continuity Camera allows you to shoot on iPhone or iPad and upload straight to the Mac.