Apple releases third developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

Posted:
in macOS
Following after beta releases for iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5, the third developer beta for macOS 10.14 Mojave is now available for download to testers.




Code for the new builds can be acquired from the Apple Developer Center, or for devices enrolled into the testing program, as over-the-air updates, along with the other three third-beta releases. A new public beta usually arrives shortly after the developer version ships.

The third developer beta for macOS 10.14 Mojave replaces the second beta's build, numbered 18A314h.

Apple has made macOS Mojave more useful for people who store their work on the desktop, with the new Stacks feature able to group files and images automatically. Changes have also been made to Finder, such as a Gallery view that shows media and metadata, and the addition of contextual quick actions that can be used to perform custom automator tasks on files.





Quick Look has gained the ability to use Markup without needing to leave the menu, as well as making it possible to trim videos without using a separate video editing tool. The Screenshot HUD makes it easier to take images or video of the desktop, with it also claimed to reduce the load on the processor compared to earlier methods.

The Continuity Camera can be used to insert a photograph just taken by an iOS device's camera into a macOS-based application, without needing to send it over with AirDrop or via other ways.

Part of an ongoing project to enable iOS apps to work on macOS, Apple has started things off by making some of its self-produced apps work on the operating system. News, Stocks, and Voice Memos have been updated to work from iOS to macOS, while the additional Home app can be used to maintain HomeKit devices.

The Mac App Store has been refreshed with a new interface, borrowing elements seen in the iOS App Store like video previews. Machine learning technologies Create ML and Core ML2, as well as a new Dark Mode, also make an appearance.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly advise against installing beta releases on mission-critical hardware, due to the potential for data loss. Those interested in testing the betas out should use secondary devices, and to keep backups of any important data before installing or performing updates.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,062member
    Okay, the disgruntled desktop/laptop crowd is always whining and complaining, bitching and moaning about the Mac being the red headed stepchild in Apple’s family these days. So why are there no comments about this latest beta of macOS? Why are all the comments being made in the iOS 12 thread? So nobody really cares about macOS anymore? 
  • Reply 2 of 6
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,216member
    lkrupp said:
    Okay, the disgruntled desktop/laptop crowd is always whining and complaining, bitching and moaning about the Mac being the red headed stepchild in Apple’s family these days. So why are there no comments about this latest beta of macOS? Why are all the comments being made in the iOS 12 thread? So nobody really cares about macOS anymore? 
    macOS Rules!

    Why did your post make me think of Rowan and Martin?

    (maybe your not old enough to get that)
    edited July 2018 aaronj
  • Reply 3 of 6
    aaronjaaronj Posts: 1,595member
    MacPro said:
    lkrupp said:
    Okay, the disgruntled desktop/laptop crowd is always whining and complaining, bitching and moaning about the Mac being the red headed stepchild in Apple’s family these days. So why are there no comments about this latest beta of macOS? Why are all the comments being made in the iOS 12 thread? So nobody really cares about macOS anymore? 
    macOS Rules!

    Why did your post make me think of Rowan and Martin?

    (maybe your not old enough to get that)
    Honestly, few are.  Unfortunately I'm one who is old enough to get it. :)

    I'm truly excited about this new release, and very much looking forward to the new features.  I can't wait.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,062member
    MacPro said:
    lkrupp said:
    Okay, the disgruntled desktop/laptop crowd is always whining and complaining, bitching and moaning about the Mac being the red headed stepchild in Apple’s family these days. So why are there no comments about this latest beta of macOS? Why are all the comments being made in the iOS 12 thread? So nobody really cares about macOS anymore? 
    macOS Rules!

    Why did your post make me think of Rowan and Martin?

    (maybe your not old enough to get that)
    You bet your sweet bippy I get it.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,216member
    lkrupp said:
    MacPro said:
    lkrupp said:
    Okay, the disgruntled desktop/laptop crowd is always whining and complaining, bitching and moaning about the Mac being the red headed stepchild in Apple’s family these days. So why are there no comments about this latest beta of macOS? Why are all the comments being made in the iOS 12 thread? So nobody really cares about macOS anymore? 
    macOS Rules!

    Why did your post make me think of Rowan and Martin?

    (maybe your not old enough to get that)
    You bet your sweet bippy I get it.
    lol.  But they will never make it across the border ...
  • Reply 6 of 6
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,216member
    Just a tip that may help someone.   This update took for ever on my Mac Pro 6 core.  It completely stopped in fact after 25 minutes.  Forced restart and it finished, then said it still had to to the update, so ran again this time it went through.  The difference was the second time I disconnected everything (which should have done the first time obviously and will in future).  This included external RAID, TB drives, USB peripherals and additional monitors. High Sierra betas update with everything still connected so clearly Mojave is not liking something I have attached during an update.
    edited July 2018 aaronj
Sign In or Register to comment.