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macOS 10.14.5 goes live with security and bug fixes

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Apple on Monday released the finished version of macOS 10.14.5, the latest update for Mojave, as it paves the way for macOS 10.15 to land this fall.

The software is available through Mojave's Software Update tool, found under the Apple menu's System Preferences section. If automatic updates are on, the software should be installed in the near future.

Apple previously issued multiple developer builds of the code along with matching public betas.

Specific bug fixes and feature additions include AirPlay 2 support for sharing videos, photos, music and more from a Mac directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV. addition of the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view, and improved audio latency on 2018 MacBook Pro models.

10.14.5 is however believed to be a maintenance update, mostly solving any bugs and security flaws that have cropped up since Mojave's 2018 debut. It's relatively rare for major Mac features to be launched through point releases.

Apple is expected to show off macOS 10.15 at WWDC 2019, which begins June 3 in San Jose. That release may eliminate support for a variety of legacy components, such as QuickTime7, Carbon, Ink, and Apple's own hardware RAID support. Indeed it should no longer allow 32-bit apps, which may cause problems for organizations dependent on old tools.

The OS should also include standalone apps for things previously integrated into iTunes, like Apple Music, plus iOS 13 carryovers such as a new Reminders app, Siri Shortcuts, and a merged Find My iPhone/Find My Friends.