OS X

Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.4 With Safari Automatic Dark Mode and Apple News+ Support

Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.4, the fourth update to the macOS Mojave operating system that first launched in September. macOS 10.14.4 comes more than two months after the release of macOS Mojave 10.14.3, a minor bug fix update.

macOS Mojave 10.14.4 can be downloaded by going to the “Software Update” section of System Preferences. The update is free for all Mac users who have a machine that supports it.


macOS Mojave 10.14.4 introduces support for the new Apple News+ subscription service that is designed to allow Apple News users to sign up for unlimited access to news and magazines for a monthly fee. The update also brings Apple News to Canada, allowing Canadian Mac users to access news stories in French, English, or both.

macOS Mojave 10.14.4 includes support for Safari AutoFill using Touch ID and it offers automatic dark mode themes in Safari. If you have Dark Mode enabled in Mojave, when you visit a website that has an option for a dark theme after installing the update, it will be activated automatically. Full release notes for the update are below:

The macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update adds support for Apple News+, includes bug fixes and improvements, improves the stability and reliability of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

Apple News+
– Apple News+ is a new subscription service that extends to the Apple News experience with hundreds of magazines and top newspapers
– Our editors handpick top articles and magazine issues, and you also get personalized recommendations on the topics most interesting to you
– Automatic downloads make it easy to read magazine issues offline
– Apple News is now available in Canada, with a free experience that includes handpicked Top Stories, a personalized Today feed, and support for both English and French
– Apple News+ is available in the U.S. and Canada, with dozens of additional Canadian Magazines.

Safari
– Adds Dark Mode support for websites that support custom color schemes
– Streamlines website login when filling credentials with Password Autofill
– Allows push notification prompts only after interacting with a website
– Adds a warning when an insecure webpage is loaded
– Removes support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent potential use as a fingerprinting variable; Intelligent Tracking Prevention now protects against cross-site tracking by default

iTunes
– Shows more editorial highlights on a single page in the Browse tab, making it easier to find new music, playlists, and more in Apple Music

AirPods

– Adds support for new AirPods (2nd Generation)

More
– Supports Air Quality index in Maps for US, UK, and India
– Improves the quality of audio recordings in Messages
– Supports real-time text (RTT for phone calls made through a nearby iPhone on Mac
– Provides enhanced support for external GPUs in Activity Monitor
– Fixes an App Store issue that may have prevented adoption of the latest versions of Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and GarageBand
– Improves the reliability of USB audio devices when used with the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini models introduced in 2018
– Corrects the default screen brightness for MacBook Air (Fall 2018)
– Fixes a graphics compatibility issue that may occur on some external displays connected to a Mac mini (2018)
– Resolves Wi-Fi connection issues that may occur after upgrading to macOS Mojave
– Fixes an issue where re-adding an Exchange account may cause it to disappear from Internet Accounts
– Fixes an issue where AOL passwords may be frequently requested in Mail

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