Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 for Mac users running the Mojave operating system. The first major update to MacOS Mojave includes a few new additions, along with various bug fixes and resolutions to issues that existed in the first release.
For other Mac users, Apple has released security updates for Macs running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and MacOS Sierra 10.12.6.
Additionally, Apple released iOS 12.1 update for iPhone and iPad, along with watchOS 5.1 for Apple Watch and tvOS 12.1 for Apple TV.
MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 includes support for Group FaceTime chat with up to 32 video chat participants, as well as over 70 new Emoji icons.
- Adds support for Group FaceTime video and audio calls, which support up to 32 participants simultaneously, are encrypted end-to-end for privacy, and can be initiated from a group Messages conversation, or joined at any time during an active call.
- Adds over 70 new emoji characters, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Organize and control all of your HomeKit accessories from your desktop.
- Receive real-time notifications from your home devices while you work.
How to Update to MacOS Mojave 10.14.1
Recall that updating MacOS system software is now handled through the System Preference panel again, thus to download and install MacOS 10.14.1 you would do the following:
- Back up the Mac before installing any system software update
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
- Select “Software Update” and then download and install MacOS 10.14.1 when available
The entire MacOS 10.14.1 package is over 3GB to download for most users.
The Mac will require a reboot to complete installation.
Users can also choose to download the package installer from Apple if desired. Because it’s the first point release for MacOS Mojave, a combo update is not available, but using the package installer is similar to using a Combo Update for updating MacOS system software.