Apple has seeded the second beta of its upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to developers this morning. The release is marked with build number 18C38b, and it comes a week after Apple issued the first beta of 10.14.2—which it subsequently pulled and then reposted on Thursday.
The first beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.2, released earlier this morning alongside other minor developer betas for iOS 12.1.1 and tvOS 12.1.1, is no longer found on Apple’s Dev Center. UPDATE: On Thursday, November 1, the pulled beta again became available for developers to download through Apple’s Dev Center portal.
New emoji coming to iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch this fall with iOS 12.1 include fresh characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a brand-new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and foods.
Spark’s Dark theme was designed to match Mojave’s new Dark Mode. But unlike many other apps, Spark includes toggles that give you more control over its color themes, including switching between darkener and lighter looks regardless of the user’s system-wide choice. This lets you use Spark’s darkened interface even if your Mac is set to use the default Light (Aqua) appearance, and vice versa, and iDB shows you how.
Websites and many Mac apps stay too bright even in the new Dark Mode on Mojave. HazeOver prevents them from disrupting your flow by automatically highlighting the front window and fading out all the background windows. This is great when using unoptimized apps and apps with a lighter background for text or web content, such as Mail, Safari and TextEdit.
macOS Mojave 10.14 has brought back the Software Update preference pane of old and removed the feature from Mac App Store. Here’s how to use Software Update in Mojave to refresh your macOS software and install other system updates on your Mac.
Apple’s Mail app in macOS Mojave brings its own Dark Mode that can be set separately of the rest of the system. While Mail’s Dark Mode makes reading text-only emails difficult, the good news is that you can set your Mac to Dark Mode, but leave Mail in Light Mode for maximum legibility. In this step-by-step tutorial, you’re going to learn how to alternate your Mail app between Light and Dark mode at will.