Explore the new features of macOS 10.14 Mojave and iOS 12 with TidBITS this week! But first, for those still running macOS 10.12 Sierra, Safari 12 is causing Spotlight to crash—we have the fix. Back in Mojave, we look first at Dark mode, which may or may not be compelling for your eyes, and then examine the new Continuity Camera feature that lets you scan documents or take photos with an iOS 12 device straight to your Mac. Finally, Jeff Carlson reviews the new features of Photos in iOS 12, which are designed to encourage you to engage with and share your photos more. Notable Mac app releases this week include SoundSource 3.1.1, Transmit 5.2, Ulysses 14, Live Home 3D 3.4, VMware Fusion 11, 1Password 7.2, Agenda 2.4, Apple Configurator 2.8.1, ScreenFlow 8.1, SuperDuper 3.2, Banktivity 7.0.1, and Logic Pro X 10.4.2.
TidBITS readers have reported a conflict between Safari 12 and Spotlight in macOS 10.12 Sierra, where invoking Spotlight and typing causes it to crash. Happily, there’s a simple fix.
Do you find yourself turning down the brightness on your Mac screen to make it more comfortable to look at? Particularly if you’re sensitive to light or often work in a darkened room, macOS 10.14 Mojave’s new Dark mode might be easier on your eyes.
The new Continuity Camera feature in macOS 10.14 Mojave lets you use your iPhone or iPad to take photos and scan documents on your Mac. Josh Centers explains how it works and how best to integrate it into your workflows.
Are you overwhelmed by the hundreds or thousands of photos you’ve taken with your iPhone, or imported into your iPad? Apple has several ideas for how the Photos app in iOS 12 can help, starting with new features that encourage you to revisit your images, share them with friends in a new way, and edit raw files natively on some devices.
Adds compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and improves resampled audio quality. ($10 new, free update, 2.6 MB)
Brings support for Dark mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($45 new, free update, 69.6 MB)
Major upgrade for the Mac and iOS writing app brings a new Share Menu extension to the Mac and improves legibility of the Sheet List. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 22.6 MB)
Home design software adds extended import capabilities and support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($29.99 new, free update, 336 MB)
Provides host and guest OS support for macOS 10.14 Mojave, plus other enhancements. ($79.99/$159.99 new, $49.99/$119.99 upgrades, 495 MB)
Adds support for the new hardened runtime and app notarization security features in macOS 10.14 Mojave, as well as Dark mode. ($64.99 new, free update, 44.3 MB)
Adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave and improves the efficiency of importing data from Apple's Notes. (Free, 29.0 MB)
Brings new iOS payload settings for Restrictions and Mail, and ups the system requirements to macOS 10.14 Mojave. (Free, 64.5 MB)
Maintenance release with a full list of fixes and improvements for the recently upgraded screencast recording and video editing app. ($129 new, upgrade pricing available, 110 MB)
Brings support for macOS 10.14 Mojave, including full disk access and automation prompting. ($27.95 new, free update, 17.1 MB)
Major upgrade to the personal finance app adds compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and a host of real estate improvements. ($69.99 new, free update, 21.8 MB)
Maintenance release with a lengthy list of enhancements and bug fixes for the professional audio app. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.45 GB)