Showing posts with label Mac OS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mac OS. Show all posts

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Want to Try MacOS Mojave Right Now? Apple Releases Public Beta

MacOS Mojave

MacOS Mojave is now on public Beta

MacOS Mojave was released onto pubic beta just a day after Apple released the public beta for iOS 12. Mac users can now take a look at the new Dark Mode and other new features on Mac OS Mojave. We heard the first of the dark mode and other macOS Mojave features at the WWDC held earlier this year. But before you go ahead with those impatient fingers to download the new OS, keep in mind that this public beta may have bugs and you may want to back up your system before you go ahead with the Mac OS Mojave beta.

This will be the first time the general public as well as developers will get a chance to test out the new Mac OS Mojave beta ahead of its final release later this year, probably sometime in Autumn. If you are one of those who can’t wait for the final release, then make sure that you are signed up for the beta testing program. You also may want to take this beta to a secondary Mac rather than your main use one.

Macs that support MacOS Mojave: 

Mac OS Mojave will be available on 2012 and further Macs. So this would definitely include the newer 2015 macs, MacBook Air the 2012 version and newer, mac mini, MacBook Pro, iMac Pro and Mac pro models.

How to get the beta version of MacOS Mojave? 

You first have to be signed up for the beat testing program and then you can go on ahead to the official beta testing web page where you can get all the betas available such as the latest iOS or tvOS public betas.

But before you go ahead and download macOS Mojave, a word of advice, you might want to backup your data and maybe update your secondary mac for fear of bugs.

With mac OS Mojave, you can update your system through the software update tool in the mac app store.

You will have to register with your Apple ID at You’ll then have to download the macOS Mojave Beta access utility. After doing this, the app store will contain the public beta seeds for macOS Mojave. Once the update button is shown, this may take a few minutes, you could then procced to download the public beta for MacOS Mojave.

After downloading it, run the macOS Mojave installer on the drive of your choice and then agree to the terms and conditions. Once all this is done, you can then check out the new macOS Mojave beta.

Features MacOS Mojave will bring to mac: 

With the new macOS Mojave you will get a new dark mode, dynamic desktop wallpapers, a refreshed mac app store, a better Finder Window, Desktop stacks, Apple news, Stocks, voice memo apps and a new home app.

You will even be able to use Siri to control home kit products with your mac too.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Apple's macOS warning: New alerts tell you you're running incompatible 32-bit apps

Apple will be making a transition to the 64-bit technology for the macOS users. They are putting pressure on the developers to update their macOS apps. There will be alerts to inform you that you are running the 32-bit apps that are incompatible.

Apple will display a warning about the incompatibility of the 32-bit app on the latest macOS version. This warning is with regards to the transition to the 64-bit technology.

For all the users on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, when they open any of the apps whether old or new that run on the 32-bit technology, will get a one-time warning displayed.

The developers will have to update to the 64-bit technology if users on the High Sierra’s successors, need to use them with full support.

There has not been any date set for the 32-bit apps to be defunct. The High Sierra will be the last version of the macOS that will support the 32-bit apps.

Apple is keen on developers using the latest hardware that will be compatible with the 64-bit technology. They want the macOS users to pressurize the developers to make the change from the 32-bit apps to the 64-bit apps when they see the alerts.

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 apps that are not updated to the 64-bit apps will get a one-time alert. This alerts the user that he is currently using the 32-bit technology and this will not be compatible in the future.

As of now, no date has been set regarding the transition to the 64-bit apps for macOS and macOS apps. It is advisable for the users to make sure they get the 64-bit version of their favorite apps.

How to check whether the apps are 32-bits or 64-bits?

The users need to go to ‘About this Mac’ and then click on ‘System Report’. You then scroll down to ‘Software’ and select ‘Applications’. If the ’64-bit (Intel) field says ‘Yes’, then the app is a 64-bit app and ‘No’ will indicate that it is a 32-bit app.

With regards to the iPhone, the 32-bit apps on the macOS have been completely phased out. There has been a transition to the 64-bit apps since Apple has control over the App Store.

The first 64-bit mobile processor was seen in the A7 in 2013. They had completely done away with the 32-bit apps in iOS 11.

Benefit of 64-bit apps 

The latest versions of the Mac have the 64-bit technology and macOS which has the 64-bit apps can access more memory and also enable faster system performance. The current technologies such as Metal graphics acceleration work only with 64-bit apps.

Though Apple has not set the date for the transition to 64-bit apps, it has warned that the next macOS version will not run on 32-bit apps.

As can be seen with the iOS, their main aim is that the 32-bit apps on the macOS will not be supported. It is advisable for the users to either upgrade to the 64-bit apps or look for other solutions as soon as possible.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Top Five Features of New Macbook OS

Macbook OS

Macbook OS Making Way for New OS – Sierra

Mac’s operating system has been exterminated making way for a new OS nicknamed Sierra. The forthcoming OS would be a free update providing a complete new user experience. Though it would not be available to customers till later in the year, has been playing around with the beta for the past few weeks. The following are the five most remarkable features of the new Macbook OS:

1. Notification Centre 

The first obvious modification of the OS is a new background and restored Notifications Centre which is totally customised with things that are utilised the most which means that one can search for things often, pinning them in the Notification Centre to reduce the need of searching them constantly.

2. Siri Integration 

After the success of Microsoft with Cortana, Siri had been introduced by Apple to the Mac and the features can be accessed on clicking the logo in the dock, the Menu Bar or by utilising a keyboard shortcut. Inspite of the entire regular features, Siri tends to have the latest competences that have been designed only for the desktop. In order to test it, Siri was asked to show all the word documents on the Macbook and she was capable of doing so,effortlessly. This provides the possibilities of multi-tasking together with the daily task with much easy.

3. Picture in Picture

This feature is said to be a game changer with Apple, with the introduction of the ability of watching a video while simultaneously performing another task on the Mac. Basically one can float a video window from Safari or iTunes over the desktop or a full screen app. Moreover the video can be re-sized giving more or less space in completing whatever tasks one could be working on. Only a handful of sites tend to support this feature presently, though it is difficult to believe that more would not come along when the OS would be made public.

4. Copy and Paste

The upcoming iOS 10 and OS Sierra would be providing improved communication between all the Apple devices. One of the advantages is that of having your Desktop and Document folder available on all the devices, where the folders would be stored and updated in iCloud Drive, automatically. But the Universal Clipboard here is said to be the real winner. The feature also tends to make it easy in sharing information between Apple products by enabling copying from one device and pasting it on to another.

Storing Optimisation 

Sierra tends to make it stress-free to make space on the computer through the use of four choices namely-

  • Store in iCloud: It tends to store all the files as well as images in the iCloud with only the recently opened items stored physically on the Mac. 
  • Storage optimise: It tends to remove all iTunes movies and TV shows one has already watched from the Mac, automatically. 
  • Erase trash automatically: It erases the files that are in the Trash for over 30 days 
  • Reduce Clutter: It tends to collect the older documents that have been stored on the Mac for the user to decide on deleting them.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The server for all Mac OS X Server Lion Part.II

By default, the Server Admin application that allowed far more depth to configure the system is not even installed in Mac OS X Lion. One can nevertheless add, and with it the set of tools dedicated to the server configuration that will take place in / Applications / Server.

The Admin Server no longer supports Mac OS X Lion in that which is not managed by the application server. Only certain services, or some advanced options are accessed through its interface. Most users with only limited needs and will not even have to use Server Admin to be a must on the contrary, in more complex configurations.

Server-side preferences are indeed very small. Apple took a big household, leaving only the options that are strictly necessary in the context of use with a Mac Mini Server for a small business for example. The interface is simple, many explanations: the audience for this new application is very different from the Server Admin.

On average, Apple has simplified its system server, but some new features should also satisfy the most demanding users. One example among others, Open Directory (centralized directory service) can now be restricted based on client IP addresses. This is useful for large companies who must manage a large fleet of machines with a single shared directory.

This is one of the biggest new features of Mac OS X Server Lion: a profile manager for IOS devices and Mac OS X. This system allows you to configure mass of iPhone, iPod touch or iPad by simply passing through a web interface. The terminals can be configured as standard (password required, VPN, etc.), But also managed remotely (that is to say, deleted, locked or unlocked).

With Leo, the system is added to Apple computers, provided only that they run on Mac OS X Lion. A network administrator can configure and manage remote machines much easier than before.

The server for all Mac OS X Server Lion Part.I

With Leo, Apple Exchange Server is in depth the variation of its system. Until Leopard, Mac OS X Server cost € 500 for 10 users, or € 1000 without limit with version 10.6, Apple had already lowered its prices by removing the version limited to 10 users, and not selling more than the unlimited version to € 499.

Apple goes much further in its next system since the company removes just Mac OS X Server as a system and makes an application for Mac OS X Lion client. As of July, for € 39.99 only, any Mac running on Lion will become the server and perform all the functions previously reserved for Mac OS X Server. A major change that goes in the direction of a general simplification of server functions: Apple aims to create nothing less than "the server for all’.

For all, that is to say for every budget, but also all the machines. While Mac OS X Server was rather designed to run on the Xserve, Mac OS X Server version lion can run on any Mac, as shown it very well the Apple site. Prior warning before you install the Server configuration back to a Mac OS X Lion client is difficult. In the current version, Apple offers no simple way to go back, it is necessary to reinstall the system. However, Mac OS X Server configuration lion looks like two peas in Mac OS X Lion client (even this is Photo Booth ...) and it is quite possible to install the Server on a machine to be used for everyday use.

Mac OS X Server Lion, Apple offers an entirely new application configuration for the server. Server named simply, this application provides easy access to some of the options for Mac OS X Server and somehow replace the server preferences from previous versions. For this application, you can manage users and groups, the various services or get some useful information on the server.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mac OS X Lion Redesigned !!!

Believe, the latest build of Mac OS X Lion brings something new on Find your Mac. In previous betas, some evidence suggested that Apple would incorporate this feature in Mac OS X, this no longer seems to be doubted that with new build which includes among others an icon for this service.

Also found in the system, a reference to find my Mac Messenger. 9to5 messenger believes this would make the link with the user in case of computer theft. Left to speculate, it is not surprising that this new feature takes place in icloud.

Failing to make big new features, this version seems to have many cosmetic changes here and there. Thus, the download manager in Safari has been reviewed. The bubbles in iChat have also been slightly redesigned, like the bars of tabs in preferences. And they put forward some changes that reflect a listen to criticism from the first users of Leo. Like buttons showing a panel is selected. In this beta they have taken a more traditional look of button pressed and darkened.

In previous versions of Leo, Apple had also inspired iOS with a principle that the ruler is moved and displayed in a tone remained clear enough to indicate the current panel. This was not necessarily explicit.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mac OS X Lion: Apple seeks expert advice on security

Apple has invited a few security experts to submit their comments on Mac OS X Lion. Apple has warned that they could get for free the beta for the assess "It contains several improvements in security countermeasures" says the invitation.

The select audience consists of people who in the past have made ​​up or found security flaws in Mac OS X. Examples include Charlie Miller used a year at trade fairs or Dino Dai Zovi, other lovers of this type exploits.

Unclear whether the practice is common at Apple, in each preparation to the arrival of a new OS, for its part, but Miller could not recall any precedent. Although it is not paid a consultation in good and due form to pass Lion screened, he said that Apple comes out of its isolation "Finally, their safety issues come to mind."

Miller as his counterpart have both said their respective twitters they could not reveal the content of their judgments, are bound by a confidentiality agreement as are developers.

The future of Apple MobileMe $ 20 per year?

The redesign of the online service MobileMe Apple would bring with it a new fee that could rise to $ 20. Therefore not free, but a price below 79 Euros currently asked.

A new rumor is in addition to those already many surrounding MobileMe, the service pack online from Apple. This includes webmail, an online photo gallery and a feature to remotely locate its iPhone, MobileMe would experience a major update soon, specifically in April.

The latest rumors are not all consistent. iLounge announced a revamped version free; The Music Void speaks him a subscription to $ 20 per year. For this price, the new MobileMe include storage space in the cloud on the music, allowing listening to his nightclub from anywhere.

Apple has already reached an agreement with Warner's, while a deal with Universal Music and EMI should be achievable without much difficulty as The Music Void. Sony remains that show less endorsement.