Published: Tue, June 05, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

ARKit 2 brings more people into the experience

ARKit 2 brings more people into the experience

Apple says that macOS Mojave will be rolled out to all Mac users in the fall months, and will be available for all Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later, as well as the Mac Pro 2010 and 2012 variants. The store will have a new UI, and reviews and ratings will be made easier to leave. You see, Macs run MacOS. Apple is standardizing certain features across iOS and macOS so that developers won't have to re-code functions like copy and paste, or scrolling, or windows resizing.

Apple announced that News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home are coming to the Mac with Mojave.

Finder on macOS 10.14 Mojave has also received a major overhaul as it now gets an all-new Gallery View to let users view all their files visually. Last but not least, the Mac App Store is getting a redesign.

The all-new Dark Mode in macOS Mojave lets users transform their desktop to a darkened colour scheme, putting the focus on user content while controls recede into the background.

Apple shared a preview video of the Xcode on the API that the Mac App Store uses behind-the-scenes was shared by the Steve Troughton Smith with 9to5Mac.


Continuity Camera is a way to quickly drop photos from your iPhone to your Mac.

To demonstrate ARKit 2's multiplayer powers, Lego Director of Innovation Martin Sanders came on stage to show how an ordinary Lego play set could be amplified by the new framework. It was a year ago at the same time, nearly to the day, that Apple revealed its AR developer platform ARKit and now as then Apple's Craig Federighi took to the stage to talk attendees through not just the rumoured ARKit 2, as reported earlier on VRFocus, but other developments. So, for example, if you have a image stack then when you drop it onto the desktop it will get swept up into it - click on the stack and the files launch back on the desktop for perusal.

New data protections require apps to get user permission before using the Mac camera and microphone or accessing personal data like user Mail history and Messages database. Millions of individuals use the Mac App Store regularly. Finally, Voice Memos, which is a single-screen app on iOS moves the list of recordings from the bottom of the screen to a left-hand panel on macOS. And when you Quick Look at the PDF, you can access markup tools without having to open it in Preview.

When will MacOS Mojave be available?

Users can join using video or audio-only on their Mac or an iOS device. Basically, Apple is going to make it easy to change the user interface from touch, like the iPhone, to a keyboard-and-trackpad approach. A popup will appear asking - "Do you want to be tracked?"

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