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Apple issues third macOS Mojave beta to public beta testers

Following Apple's release of a fourth macOS Mojave developer beta, the company on Tuesday pushed out a third evaluation version of the upcoming Mac operating system to members of its public beta program.

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The third macOS Mojave public beta is identical to the latest developer version, which includes few major changes save for compatibility with Apple's latest MacBook Pro hardware.

Apple's forthcoming Mac operating system incorporates a number of user interface enhancements and productivity tools designed to better take advantage of underlying software technology. An updated Quick Look, for example, provides direct access to photo and video editing tools, as well as Markup capabilities.

Related Finder upgrades include customizable, contextual Quick Actions that save users time on common tasks like resizing images, adding passwords to documents and creating a PDF file from multiple photos.

A new Stacks feature clears up desktop space by automatically grouping files, folders and other documents into stacks, while the screenshots mechanism has been enhanced to more efficiently process images and video captures.

Expanding on existing Continuity tools, Continuity Camera lets users take a photo on an iPhone and insert the image directly into a macOS app like Pages or Keynote. Also revamped is the Mac App Store, which borrows heavily from the successfully redesigned iOS App Store.



Apple will in a future version of macOS enable developers to port iOS apps into versions that run on macOS. Initially, however, the company is testing the technology with first party apps like News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, the latter of which allows users to control their HomeKit accessories from a Mac.

Users who wish to take part in the beta testing process can sign up for access through the Apple Beta Software Program webpage, which also offers downloads for upcoming iOS 12 and tvOS 12 builds.