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macOS Mojave public beta finally here


After being announced at WWCD 2018 earlier this month, the macOS Mojave public beta was just made introduced.
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Those in the general public eager to try out Apple’s next Mac operating system can now do so. The first macOS Mojave public beta was just released.

This appears to be the same version introduced last week as the second developer beta.

Anyone who wants to test out this early version of macOS 10.14 can do so after signing up for the Apple Beta Software Program. Anyone who previously signed up to test iOS 12 or an earlier operating system from this company doesn’t have to repeat this step.

Next, it’s necessary to enroll each Mac that the beta will be installed onto. The final step is to use the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store to download the software.

Of course, all this requires a supported Mac model. Fortunately, this includes just about all of them introduced after 2011.

Be careful with the macOS Mojave public beta

Although making it’s been made publicly available, this isn’t the full version of macOS Mojave. That won’t be released until September at the earliest.

This is an early version for people who just can’t wait to try out the new features. It’s 100 percent guaranteed to be full of bugs. And not all features are working yet.

Before installing this beta, do a full backup of the Mac. This will be handy when the time comes to roll back to macOS High Sierra.

What’s new in macOS Mojave

Changes on macOS 10.14 range from pretty to pretty useful.

After the announcement, dark mode drew a lot of attention, as did the Dynamic Desktop, in which the wallpaper changes over the course of a day.

Also on the desktop, a new “Stacks” option tidies away files into neat piles according to file type, date, or tags. Or you could choose to mess them up.

A new Gallery View in the Finder makes it easier to find the image you want by displaying large images.

Moving into solidly useful improvements, the Mac App Store has been rebuilt and redesigned with software discovery tools that debuted in iOS 11.

Apple also built in new tools to prevent users from being tracked online.


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