Night Shift

Does your Mac support Night Shift?

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brought Night Shift to Mac. As you know, Night Shift debuted on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with the release of iOS 9 nearly two years ago.

Like with iOS devices, macOS’s implementation of the feature automatically shifts your display’s colors to the warmer end of the color spectrum after dark, based on your computer’s clock and geolocation. This helps cut down on exposure to blue light, which is said to cause sleeping problems.

Your computer must meet certain hardware requirements in order to benefit from Night Shift. Here are the full Mac system requirements for Night Shift and how to find out whether or not your particular Mac model is compatible with this feature.

Everything new in macOS Sierra 10.12.4

Apple yesterday unleashed a barrage of OS updates with iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2. We’ve already posted our “What’s New in iOS 10.3” hands-on and now our resident video editor Andrew O’Hara has done the same for the latest Sierra update.

Check out everything macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has to offer and let us know what you think in comments.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 with Night Shift for Mac launches

Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods and other improvements and watchOS 3.2 for Apple Watch with Theater Mode and Siri in apps, Apple also today posted the fourth major update to its desktop operating system powering Macs. The software update is now rolling out via Mac App Store’s Updates tab.

Apple seeds macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 and watchOS 3.2 beta 7

Apple on Monday seeded an eighth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and a seventh beta of watchOS 3.2 to its registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program. Both macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 (build 16E192b) and watchOS 3.2 beta 7 (build 14V5249a) can be deployed over-the-air on devices running a prior beta and a using a special configuration profile that can be downloaded from Apple’s portal for developers and beta-testers.

Eclipse 4 released, brings system-wide night mode to jailbroken iOS 10 devices

It seems as thought night/dark mode jailbreak tweaks are really hot these days, and the popular Eclipse night mode jailbreak tweak by developer Guillermo Moran has officially been re-released this week with full support for iOS 10, officially raising the bar for all the hype.

The new version of Eclipse, named Eclipse 4 because it’s the fourth iteration of the tweak since its initial inception back in 2014, is a free download for anyone who owns any of the previous versions from any other jailbreak they may have had in the past.

Noctis9 adds a dark mode to many transparent interfaces in iOS

Many iPhone and iPad users have wanted some kind of dark mode setting for ages, and the energy was even more hyped up after Apple debuted dark mode on macOS for the first time.

That’s where a new jailbreak tweak called Noctis9 comes in, as it brings a system-wide dark mode to various transparent elements of iOS, including, but not limited to Control Center and 3D Touch menus.

Apple releases iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 4 for public beta testing

Following yesterday’s release of developer-only previews of the upcoming iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 software updates, Apple today made the new betas available to public beta testers who are enrolled in Apple Beta Software Program.

iOS 10.3 public beta can be installed via the Software Update mechanism on iOS devices with an appropriate configuration profile installed. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 public beta can be downloaded on your Mac through Mac App Store’s Updates tab.

TwitterThemeToggler makes it much easier to toggle Night Mode in the Twitter app

One of the saving graces of using Twitter at night is the built-in night mode theme that lets you cut down on all the white space by switching to it a darker background with light text.

Once you enable this dark mode, your eyes can finally take the load off and stop straining, but Twitter doesn’t exactly make toggling this feature on and off a cinch. That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak called TwitterThemeToggler comes into play.

NightOwl enables Twitter’s night mode automatically based on the time

In one of its most recent updates, Twitter added a new night mode theme to its mobile app that makes the app easier on your eyes at night.

For jailbreakers who like the feature, but expected more than having to manually operate it all the time, a developer has figured out a way to make Twitter’s night mode more automatic with a new jailbreak tweak called NightOwl.