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    fantomas

    macOS 10.14.2 final released!

    By fantomas, in News,

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    This update improves the stability, performance, or compatibility of your Mac and are recommended for all macOS Mojave users.
    This update:
     
    Adds RTT (real-time text) support for Wi-Fi calling. Adds a menu item to News for opening a story in Safari. Resolves an issue that may prevent iTunes from playing media to third-party AirPlay speakers.  
    Enterprise content:
     
    Allows administrators to enable FileVault via MDM for mobile accounts and users created by MDM. Allows users to reset their login password at the login window when that password has expired via a password policy. Resolves an issue that prevents displays from working when connected to MacBook Pro models introduced in 2018, if certain third-party USB graphics devices are also connected.

    Rory
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    Check out the new tool from @kyndder OSX86dotNET-Linux4macOS -  It is a script to be used in Linux with the following capabilities:

    • Create a macOS installer
    • Install Clover Bootloader to disk for UEFI and Legacy boot
    • Download and install Basic set of kexts
    • Install hfsprogs to access HFS and HFS+ formatted partitions
    • Compile and Install APFS-Fuse to access APFS formatted partitions
    • Mount APFS formatted partitions
    • Extract and decompile ACPI Tables
    • Make complete system dump including Full Audio Codec dump and EDID
    It is a script to be used in Linux with the following capabilities:
    Create a macOS installer Install Clover Bootloader to disk for UEFI and Legacy boot Download and install Basic set of kexts Install hfsprogs to access HFS and HFS+ formatted partitions Compile and Install APFS-Fuse to access APFS formatted partitions Mount APFS formatted partitions Extract and decompile ACPI Tables Make complete system dump including Full Audio Codec dump and EDID  
    The script was made to be simple, meaning that the user doesn't need to have any advanced knowledge of Linux in order to use it...
     
    It also was made to be compatible with the most used Linux Distros so, in others words, the script will automate all needed tasks for you..
     
     
     
    Thanks to @kyndder for all his hard work on this - check out the full post below.
     
     
     
     

    c.frio
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        Rarely, you may need to reinstall macOS Mojave system software, usually for troubleshooting purposes. Reinstalling MacOS Mojave as discussed here will aim to only reinstall the macOS Mojave system software itself, it will not erase the drive, nor will it remove any user data or user files, making it ideal for troubleshooting.
    Read the full guide over at OSXDaily : http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/10/how-reinstall-macos-mojave/
     
    This walkthrough will show you the easiest way to reinstall macOS Mojave from a Mac that already has macOS Mojave on it by using Recovery Mode. 
     
    Note that reinstalling macOS Mojave with this approach is not the same thing as performing a clean install. A clean install of Mojave erases literally everything on the computer, including personal data, by using a bootable Mojave installer drive, while reinstalling aims to simply reinstall only the macOS operating system itself.
    Be sure to backup your Mac first, it’s easy to back up with Time Machine. While reinstalling macOS Mojave system software only aims to only replace the system software portion of a computer, it’s possible that something could go wrong resulting in data loss. Therefore you absolutely Backup the Mac before going any further, do not skip making a full backup
     

    c.frio
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    Dynamic Desktops are a new feature in MacOS that allow the desktop background wallpaper of a Mac to change throughout the day as the time changes. Read the full article at : http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/04/how-use-dynamic-desktops-mac/
    Dynamic Desktops requires MacOS Mojave 10.14 or later, earlier versions of MacOS system software do not contain the feature (though all prior versions of Mac OS X do have an ability to automatically change desktop wallpaper at a determined time interval, we’ll briefly discuss that further below).
    How to Use Dynamic Desktops on Mac
    Go to the Apple menu and choose “System Preferences” Select the “Desktop & Screen Saver” preference panel, then choose the “Desktop” tab Near the top of the desktop wallpaper images, look for “Dynamic Desktop” and choose an available dynamic desktop picture as the wallpaper Optionally, adjust whether to show the Dynamic Desktop as a Dynamic image (meaning it changes throughout the day as the feature intends), or if wallpaper shows as a still image (Light or Dark) Close System Preferences when finished  
     
    Read the full article at:
    http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/04/how-use-dynamic-desktops-mac/
       

    fantomas
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    MacOS Mojave delivers new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Stay focused on your work using Dark Mode. Organize your desktop using Stacks. Experience four new built-in apps. And discover new apps in the reimagined Mac App Store.

    Dark Mode
    • Experience a dramatic new look for your Mac that puts your content front and center while controls recede into the background.
    • Enjoy new app designs that are easier on your eyes in dark environments.


    Desktop
    • View an ever-changing desktop picture with Dynamic Desktop.
    • Automatically organize your desktop files by kind, date, or tag using Stacks.
    • Capture stills and video of your screen using the new Screenshot utility.


    Finder
    • Find your files visually using large previews in Gallery View.
    • See full metadata for all file types in the Preview pane.
    • Rotate an image, create a PDF, and more — right in the Finder using Quick Actions.
    • Mark up and sign PDFs, crop images, and trim audio and video files using Quick Look.


    Continuity Camera
    • Photograph an object or scan a document nearby using your iPhone, and it automatically appears on your Mac. 


    Mac App Store
    • Browse handpicked apps in the new Discover, Create, Work, and Play tabs.
    • Discover the perfect app and make the most of those you have with stories, curated collections, and videos.


    iTunes
    • Search with lyrics to find a song using a few of the words you remember.
    • Start a personalized station of any artist’s music from the enhanced artist pages.
    • Enjoy the new Friends Mix, a playlist of songs your friends are listening to.


    Safari
    • Block Share and Like buttons, comment widgets, and embedded content from tracking you without your permission with enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention.
    • Prevent websites from tracking your Mac using a simplified system profile that makes you more anonymous online.


    Apple News
    • Read Top Stories selected by Apple News editors, trending stories popular with readers, and a customized feed created just for you.
    • Keep your favorite topics, channels, and saved stories up to date on your Mac and iOS devices. 


    Stocks
    • Create a customized watchlist and view interactive charts that sync across your Mac and iOS devices.
    • Browse business news driving the markets curated by Apple News editors.


    Voice Memos
    • Make audio recordings, listen to them as you work with other apps, or use them in a podcast, song, or video.
    • Access audio clips from your iPhone on your Mac using iCloud. 


    Home
    • Organize and control all of your HomeKit accessories from your desktop.
    • Receive real-time notifications from your home devices while you work.
     
     
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    c.frio
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    Many Mac users who are attempting to download macOS High Sierra from the Mac App Store will find that a small 19 MB version of “Install macOS High Sierra.app” downloads to the /Applications folder of the target Mac, rather than the complete 5.2 GB Installer application for macOS High Sierra. This is annoying because it prevents a single download from being used on multiple computers, plus the small installer requires an internet connection during usage to download the rest of the High Sierra update files. Additionally, the tiny 19 MB incomplete installer prevents users from being able to create a macOS High Sierra USB installer drive or other custom update options available through the command line, like skipping the APFS update .This tutorial will show you a workaround trick that allows Mac users to download the full macOS High Sierra “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file at 5.2 GB with the complete installer tool set and all dmg files and associated Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/ tools, rather than the tiny incomplete truncated installer at 19 MB.
    How to Download the Full “Install macOS High Sierra.app” Application
    Warning: this method relies on a third party tool from an unverified third party source, if you are not comfortable with using unvetted and unverified software, and if you do not understand the risks associated with using potentially dubious software, do not follow this process. This is for advanced users only.




    Go to dosdude1.com here and download the High Sierra patcher application* Launch “MacOS High Sierra Patcher” and ignore everything about patching, instead pull down the “Tools” menu and choose “Download MacOS High Sierra” Confirm that you want to download the complete macOS High Sierra install application, and then point it to a location to save on the local hard drive The patcher app will notify you when the download is complete, when it is done downloading quit out of the patcher app Locate the “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file you downloaded, it will be the complete installer application with the full Contents/Resources/ toolkit available * The “macOS High Sierra Patcher” application is intended for those with unsupported Macs and Hackintosh users, but any Mac user can use the app to be able to download the complete installer file from Apple servers. The source of this patcher application is a MacRumors Forums
    You can confirm that you have the complete Install macOS High Sierra.app application by getting info on the file, the complete installer should be around 5.2 GB rather than the tiny 19 MB incomplete installer that requires additional downloads.

    Why do some users get a small incomplete version of macOS High Sierra installer from the App Store?
    This is not yet known, but it happens with the final version of macOS High Sierra installer as well as with some of the beta versions.
    It is unclear why some users will get a 19MB version of “Install macOS High Sierra.app” when downloaded from the App Store, while others users will get the complete 5.2GB version of “Install macOS High Sierra.app” when downloading from the App Store. Interestingly, once a user ends up with the 19 MB version of the incomplete installer, that seems to be the only thing that will download for that user regardless of how many times the incomplete installer app is deleted and re downloaded.

    The installer size and completeness inconsistency appears random, and has no relation to disk space, beta enrollment, software catalog, and other theories seem to be incorrect as well. 
    Do you know of another method to download the complete macOS High Sierra installer application rathe than the tiny incomplete installer that arrives for some users on the Mac App Store? Let us know in the comments!
     
    from : http://osxdaily.com

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