The new macOS Mojave was released on September 24 and “the coast is clear” to install it now, if you haven’t already. It’s a free software update in the App Store.
Before you do that, you need to:
- Check that your computer is compatible
- Make a backup
- Check that you have enough free space
No worries…all the instructions are clearly explained on Apple’s website How to upgrade to Mac OS Mojave If you need a little hand holding or want me to do it for you, let’s set up a time.
Apple has created a beautiful web page that describes the new features. It even has animations to show what they do. See it all here…
The features I think you will really love are:
- The Dark Mode Desktop theme and the time-shifting images to match the time of day. It’s really pretty!
- The Stacks feature that cleans up messy desktops by automatically organizing files into neat groups.
- Quick Look in Finder that lets you work on a file without even opening it! You can perform actions specific to the file type — without ever launching an app. You can mark up a PDF, rotate and crop an image, trim audio and video and even share files!
And too “technical” to “Love” but hugely helpful…
- macOS Mojave requires apps to get your approval before accessing the camera or microphone, your messages data and mail database.
- Enhanced Tracking Prevention — When you browse the web, the characteristics of your device can be used by advertisers to create a “fingerprint” to track you. Safari now thwarts this by only sharing a simplified system profile. Intelligent Tracking Prevention keeps embedded content such as social media Like buttons, Share buttons, and comment widgets from tracking you without your permission.
- Safari automatically creates, stores, and autofills strong passwords for you. And it flags existing passwords that have been reused in Safari preferences, so you can easily update them. Security has never been so user friendly!
I’m eager to know how you like it. Let me know your favorite features in the comments below.