It was named in honor of the next California natural landmark – the Mojave Desert.
Apple introduced a new version of its desktop operating system macOS Mojave at the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) conference. Unlike previous versions, the updated OS was named not in honor of the mountain, but in honor of the California desert of Mojave. Its main feature was the dark mode, replacing all light elements with dark gray.
The Finder has learned how to group files on the desktop by their types. It also added customizable functions for quick file management: for example, you can rotate a photo right in the file manager or add a watermark to a PDF file.
In the application for shooting screenshots, added not only the panel for quick editing, which was already in iOS, but also the ability to capture video from the screen without additional applications.
Continuity, which allows seamless work with iOS and macOS, has been expanded: audio notes will synchronize between devices, and desktop applications can use the camera on the iPhone in live mode (for example, you can scan documents through your smartphone’s camera and instantly insert them into files on your computer).
Apple also transferred to the macOS several applications with iOS – for example, Apple News and “Shares.” They are implemented using a new technology that allows you to run mobile applications on desktop computers with minimal changes in the code. The same technology will be fully available to third-party developers in 2019.
The only innovation in the Safari browser was the emergence of an additional security system. Now the program will ask the user for permission to transfer user data when activating banner ads or comment input fields.