macOS Mojave

There are dozens of new features coming to macOS Mojave. Some are immediately noticeable, like the new Mac App Store and dark mode. Some are under the hood and you might not even notice (except for the faster, smoother performance.

Here's a list of all the major changes in macOS Mojave you can read about while you're downloading the update on your Mac.

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What's the latest news with macOS Mojave?

September 24, 2018: MacOS Mojave is now live in the Mac App Store!

macOS Mojave is now available in the Mac App Store as a free update. Make sure you've backed up your Mac before downloading the update.

How to download and install macOS Mojave on your Mac

July 9, 2018: iTunes gets AirPlay 2 support in macOS 10.13.6

Over a month after the HomePod received AirPlay 2 support, iTunes 12.8 finally has it in macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. You'll now be able to wirelessly stream your tunes to your stereo-paired HomePods or to other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers around your house.

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Update adds AirPlay 2 multiroom audio support for iTunes and improves the stability and security of your Mac. This update is recommended for all users.

This update:

  • Control your home audio system and AirPlay 2-enabled speakers throughout your house.
  • Play music at the same time on multiple AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in your house, all in sync. Other improvements and fixes:
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Photos from recognizing AVCHD media from some cameras.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail users from moving a message from Gmail to another account.

March 29, 2018: Apple rolls out macOS 10.13.4 with eGPU support!

Apple just rolled out a point update (big, but hot huge) that adds a few new features, most notably, support for eGPU processors. 10.13.4 also includes support for Business Chat in Messages, something also new in iOS 11.3. There are a few behind-the-scenes updates, too, like bookmark sorting in Safari and Apple's privacy policy clarification when one of its apps or features asks to use your data. Here's the rundown of what's new in macOS 10.13.4.

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Update improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:

  • Adds support for Business Chat conversations in Messages in the U.S.
  • Adds support for external graphics processors (eGPUs).
  • Fixes graphics corruption issues affecting certain apps on iMac Pro.
  • Allows jumping to the rightmost open tab using Command-9 in Safari.
  • Enables sorting of Safari bookmarks by name or URL by Control-clicking and choosing Sort By.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent web link previews from appearing in Messages.
  • Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field in Safari.
  • Displays warnings in the Safari Smart Search field when interacting with password or credit card forms on unencrypted webpages.
  • Displays privacy icons and links to explain how your data will be used and protected when Apple features ask to use your personal information.

What's new with systemwide dark mode for macOS

Apple finally gave us a full, system-wide Dark Mode for Mac, not just for the Menu bar, but for built-in apps, and the Mac App Store!

How Dark Mode works in macOS Mojave

What's new with the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store is getting a complete overhaul. It's got all the great content that the App Store on iPhone and iPad has, like a Discovery tab with editorials about great Mac apps, personal stories from industry professionals that use Mac apps, and a list of the most popular apps you can get right now.

There's also a dedicated Rating and Reviews center where you can read reviews, write your own reviews, and see responses from developers.

The all-new Mac App Store: Everything you need to know!

What's new with privacy controls

You can now control permissions for more apps, like the Camera and Microphone, in addition to things you already control, like locations, reminders, contacts, and more.

Cookie tracking - Safari will "shut down" tracking when you like, favorite, and comment on an article, allowing you to decide whether to allow websites to track you after you react.

Fingerprinting - Just like you can be identified by a fingerprint, your device can be identified by a unique set of configuration. Like fonts, plug-ins, and configurations. People can track you based on these assets. Mojave will only show built-in fonts, basic system configs, and it hides plug-ins so websites can't track you.

What's new in Apple's Privacy Settings?

The new Home app on Mac

The Home app is finally available on macOS. It has all the same great features as the iOS app, but it's on the Mac!

Home app: What's changed in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

What's new with Siri on Mac

Because there is. now a Home app on macOS, you can use Siri on Mac to control your HomeKit connected devices. You can ask Siri to turn on the lights, lock the doors, and a whole lot more.

macOS Home app: Everything you need to know!

News app on Mac

The News app is now on Mac with Mojave. It's all the same great features in the (also updated) News app in iOS 12, but dedicated on your Mac.

In addition, the Stocks app is now on Mac. The Stocks app got a major update with integration of the News app, customized with business and financial news.

What's new in the News app for iOS 12 and macOS?

Desktop Stacks

Desktop Stacks lets you stack your desktop icons automatically into stacks by kind, date, or tab. You can click on the stack to see whats in it. Double-click on an icon to open it. Drag an item to your desktop and it'll automatically jump into the stack.

How to use Desktop Stacks in macOS Mojave

New features in Finder

A new Gallery View has a big preview up top and thumbnails across the bottom. With images, you can get new details in the sidebar which supports full metadata.

New Quick Actions lets you rotate, markup, or access more things you can do in Preview. Quick Action area is contextual. You can create a new PDF by grabbing multiple single PDF files and images. Run custom Automator actions.

Quick Look integrated with Markup. - When you Quick Look at a PDF you can access markup without having to fully open the document in Preview. Rotate crop images, crop images all in Quick Look.

How Finder works in macOS Mojave

New screenshot tools

You can double-click on a screenshot to automatically jump into Markup and access different tools right in the screenshot.

There's going to be screen capture for video, which will allow you to grab a screenshot of a video. You'll also be able to drag screenshots (and videos) into a new document.

How to take screenshots and record your screen in macOS Mojave

New Continuity Camera with iPhone, iPad, and Mac

With macOS Mojave, you can select an object in an image editing app. Then, take a photo on your iPhone. The image will appear directly in the document you have open on your Mac.

The same works for scanning documents. Your Camera scans the document and the scan goes immediately into the program you're working in on your Mac.

How continuity camera works in macOS Mojave and iOS 12

Voice Memos on Mac

Apple brings Voice Memos to Mac in Mojave. It's just like Voice Memos on iPhone and iPad, but on Mac! You can drag your voice memo files directly into apps like Garage Band.

Voice Memos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Stocks on Mac

Apple has also added the Stocks app to Mac in Mojave. In iOS 12, Stocks gets a really nice update with an integrated business and finance news feature. This same content will appear in the Mac version.

Stocks app in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave: Everything you need to know!

FaceTime on Mac

FaceTime gets Messages integration, filters, and more.

What's new in FaceTime for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

APFS for Fusion Drive

APFS now supports Fusion drives in Mojave.

Apple File System (APFS): What you need to know

And a whole lot more!

Apple mentioned a few more major features coming in macOS Mojave, like CoreML 2 and CreateML, plus some smaller features we're excited about. Keep checking back with us to find out everything that's new in macOS Mojave.

If you have any questions, please put them in the comments section and we'll try to answer them as best we can, as we learn more about macOS Mojave.

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