MacOS Mojave: All the Newest Features for the Mac

Isaac Cain
June 10, 2018

Detailed Activity Reports show the total time spent in each app, usage across categories of apps, how many notifications are received and how often a person picks up their iOS device. Through AR, iPhone users now can measure objects. One of the new features was the ability to have shortcuts, and now the shortcuts can also be brought into to use with Siri now. Apple is also launching Mac versions of its News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memo apps as it embarks on a "multi-year" effort to allow easier porting of iOS apps to the Mac. Chief among the new features is a way for you to limit the amount of time you're working on your iPhone and to give you greater insight into your time with the device.

Once you link your phone to your computer, many apps will have a new "Take Photo" option at your disposal (alternatively you can also use your iPhone to scan documents).

Google has responded. It previous year updated a tool called Family Link that gives parents the ability to monitor their children's device use remotely. When you reach your time limit, and you likely will, the app screen will disappear and you'll see "Time's Up".

Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, commented on the wide-ranging update.

While a lot of interesting factors were discussed in detail, such as Memojis and Siri's new capabilities, others were left up to the user to discover once they interact with the device. All Messages threads will have a native link to FaceTime, be it one-on-one or group chat.

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If you're not a fan of the new aesthetic, you'll be able toggle between a light and dark mode.

Betas aren't the finished versions, and as such, you may find some of your favourite apps do not work with the new version of iOS 12.

■ Apple is also planning an update to ARKit, its platform for developers to build augmented-reality experiences on iPhones and iPads, which it announced previous year.

The "Downtime" panel will also let consumers block off time where phone calls and only certain apps will be accessible.

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