WWDC 2018

Hands down one of my favourite events, every year. And since every system has so much to offer, I’ll break this post up into parts.

WWDC 2018For those unfamiliar with what the WWDC 2018 is: The World Wide Developer’s Conference is an annual Apple event where the company’s employees talk about a new iOS, a new macOS, a watchOS, and a tvOS.

I was going to make some sort of “OS” related joke but this is serious – please focus.

macOS Mojave – Simply powerful.

If you asked me to choose between iOS and macOS, I’d probably choose to get a new friend. There are some things in life you just can’t choose between.

The new macOS Mojave is the most powerful and surreal Apple-computer operating system yet, and here’s what it has to offer.

1. Dark mode

WWDC 2018 – macOS Mojave 1
WWDC 2018 – macOS Mojave 2

 

This might be one of the most eye-catching things that the new operating system has to offer: a Dark Mode.

It’s scientifically proven that this “dark mode” or “night mode” (as known by Microsoft) on your apps and devices, tends to help your eyes a lot.

Specifically at night, activating your Mac’s new dark mode will transform your entire workspace into a slick black coloured theme that not only will let you sleep better, but frankly looks way cooler… unless you don’t see colour!

2. Dynamic desktop

WWDC 2018 – macOS Mojave 3
WWDC 2018 – macOS Mojave 4

 

No, this isn’t a continuation of the above mentioned dark mode. Although this seems a bit extra, Apple has always been about the ~aesthetics, and macOS Mojave’s new Dynamic Desktop mode is just for that.

Your work environment has a time-shifting-desktop-picture that changes directly with your current time zone.

Check the little slider under the pictures above: when it’s sunny outside, your picture is bright; but the later it gets at night, the darker your desktop image becomes.

3. Stacks

macos Mojave Stacks

We are one messy generation.

I understand that several of us find it useful to organize our desktop and millions of files scattered around our laptop, the one time a month we actually have responsibilities (that we’re avoiding). But you, and you, and yes you, know that in a week, it’s back to the same old mess.

macOS Mojave’s new Stacks feature helps you get a grip on your life and automically organize your files into their significant folders.

Images go together, as do documents, PDF’s, etc. You can customize this and create your own stacks too, maybe a homework or work-due pile?

4. Continuity camera

continuity camera

I’ve been annoyed more times than I can be proud of when I’ve had to take a picture of something and transfer it to my mac – may it be for an email, an edit, an assignment, or whatnot.

I’ve sent my pictures and scanned images through email, through messaging apps, but sometimes they take a long time and every second is precious.

Apple’s Continuity Camera allows you to take a picture or scan a document on your iPhone and have it instantly appear on your Mac! Finally more perks of being #teamiPhone AND #teamMac.


These are just few of the highlights that I absolutely loved about the macOS Mojave, but there are obviously more treats.

  • Updates to your Finder app to make finding stuff easier,
  • Struggle to take screenshots? Mac’s new operating system now includes a simple menu bar that allows you to take screenshots, record your screen, and even set a timer, any time, any where!
  • Wish your Mac had more iOS 12 features?
    • Get ready for a 32-people-FaceTime,
    • New News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home app on your Mac,
    • Privacy updates, emojis in Mail, Siri functionalities, it really is the best macOS yet.

When can I get it? Wait, can I even get it?

If your Mac matches any of these, you’re in luck!

  • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable GPU)

Lastly, yes. You can pretty much get this update right now. There’s unofficial (but 100% safe) beta versions all around the Internet. But of course, downloading it means getting ready to face the mighty bugs. And if you’re ready for that, just shoot me a message!