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    What happened at Apple WWDC 18? macOS Mojave unveiled

    We were all excited for Apple WWDC 2018 for some updates on mac OS, and also expecting some hardware announcements along to get improved support for latest CPU and GPU hardware. Unfortunately there were no hardware announcements 😟, but we got a nice update from macOS in the name of Mojave (10.14) 😀 (even though its expected every year, but this year they introduced many new user oriented features which are really useful in our day to day activities). It is coming this fall!
     
    The new macOS Mojave has full of features!

     
    Here are a list of the new features:
    Complete Dark mode It applies to entire interface Wallpaper changes dynamically in dark mode

    Revamped Mac App Store Redesigned interface similar to iOS with focus on curation, new sidebar for moving throughout categories Includes dedicated tabs for Discover, Create, Work, Play, and Develop. Video previews New apps Apple News, Voice Memos, Home and Stocks Dynamic Desktop Makes your desktop subtly change through the day Desktop stacks Auto organizing your desktop easier by arranging files on the desktop by tag, date, type, and more Can scrub files inside stack with a mouse over

    More security controls Intelligent tracking prevention Safari – Can disable social buttons such as like and share, as well as comment sections
    Greater protection about how apps handle your data, including Camera, Microphone, and sensitive parts of the file system such as mail, messages, and backups
    Misc enhancements Continuity Camera – Capture a photo or video on your iPhone and it will appear on Mac Finder includes new Gallery view with a big preview window and scroll bar along the bottom
    When you screenshot, a new thumbnail in the lower-right corner will popup with markup options, save, delete, and share
    Quick Look, which appears when you tap the spacebar on a file, is now more expansive with features such as markup, crop, and rotate, and trim videos
    A new side bar shows full metadata and includes quick actions like routing, markup, and more
    Side bar is contextual and changes based on file type, such as PDF, images, and documents
    Automator actions in the quick actions menu let you make custom buttons for side bar, such as watermarking a PDF

    Metal GPU offers speed improvements of more than 20x
    iOS Apps on MacOS
    Apple announced its plan to bring UIKit to the Mac as a multi-year project
     Apple is testing the new cross-platform frameworks with its own stock apps
    Currently they ported Stocks, Home and News app from iOS
    It will be available to third-party developers in 2019
    Apple said they are not merging macOS with iOS and more  
    For in depth information, please follow this link: macOS Mojave Preview
     
    If you have an account at Apple Developers, you'll be ready to donwload it right now. 😉
     
    Here are the links:
    Developer Users
    Beta Users
     
    Our crew already playing with the new macOS, and will share their findings in order to help you guys running latest macOS.
    Here is a small update from one of our crew member: Beta status
     
    We will update you as we progress.
     
    If you would like to run this preview, and need support then post it here: Get preview support
     
    What do you think about update ? Let us know in comments. 
     

    Custom styling your signature on OSXL

    Hey community!
     
    As you all might know we underwent a massive upgrade from our old forum to this new one. After the upgrade you might have noticed that signatures aren't that well visible. They look completely out of the place and are a total mess to look at.
     
    So, after tuning up our site and handling the core things, I have managed to take out some time today and was toying around with the web developer tools in Chrome.
     
    I wanted my signature to look a bit different and more stylish. As you can see, it also has some fancy animation once you hover over it. You can look at the source code for my signature by inspecting the element.
     
    Here's how you can apply custom CSS3 styling to your signature:
    Navigate to "Account Settings" from the user settings drop down menu (top right).  
    Select "Signature" section.  
    Now you need to change to source code mode as default IPS WYSIWYG is a headache when it comes to styling. Plus the CK Editor we get in Signature's section is very slimmed down (features removed).  
    To change to source mode you need to click on the source button on the editor's toolbar. Here's a visual reference: Once you switch to the source code mode, the first thing you wanna do is put your signature in the center of the screen. You can also use css but using a <center> tag of HTML would be more handy. Now, by default IPS uses span element to store your signature and span is not that friendly when it comes to animating it. The first thing you wanna do is use a div tag to store your signature and give it a custom unique ID. Like, <div id="myUniqueID"> This is a sample signature </div>  
    Here the id of our div element is myUniqueID. We will be using this ID in our CSS to style this element.  
    Now, here's the problem, once you use a div tag, your signature will take up the whole place overlapping with some controls in the signature are. Hence, it is a must to use a max-width property to circumvent this issue.  
    So, here's the basic bare bones syntax of a typical custom signature: <center> <style type="text/css"> /** Styling for our custom div element goes here **/ </style> <!-- Declare a div tag with custom ID --> <div id="myUniqueID"> This is a sample signature </div> </center>  
    Now, I'm gonna provide an other copy and paste code that shows how to control your signature's element using CSS (for noobs) <!-- Source code for Nick's signature on OSXL --> <center> <style type="text/css"> /* Styling for the root DIV tag */ #myUniqueID{ /** This will control your signature's text appearance **/ } /* Optional if you wanna do something when cursor is hovered (try hovering my signature) */ #myUniqueID:hover{ /* Code goes here */ } </style> <!-- Now we are just going to create a div element with our custom tag --> <div id="myUniqueID"> Please be kind to others. Help us to help you. </div> </center>  
     
    That's all that you need to know.
     
    Here's an advanced example of how to use custom code for signature.
    This is the current source code for my signature. If you have any doubts you are free to ask me about it.
     
    <center> <style type="text/css"> /** Custom animation to shake an HTML element using CSS **/ @keyframes shakeSign { 0% { transform: translate(1px, 1px) rotate(0deg); } 10% { transform: translate(-1px, -2px) rotate(-1deg); } 20% { transform: translate(-3px, 0px) rotate(1deg); } 30% { transform: translate(3px, 2px) rotate(0deg); } 40% { transform: translate(1px, -1px) rotate(1deg); } 50% { transform: translate(-1px, 2px) rotate(-1deg); } 60% { transform: translate(-3px, 1px) rotate(0deg); } 70% { transform: translate(3px, 1px) rotate(-1deg); } 80% { transform: translate(-1px, -1px) rotate(1deg); } 90% { transform: translate(1px, 2px) rotate(0deg); } 100% { transform: translate(1px, -2px) rotate(-1deg); } } /* Styling for the root DIV tag */ #nicksSign{ color: wheat; font-size: 15px; font-family: monospace; max-width: 500px; margin-bottom: 5px; background: #5f32e5; padding: 2px; -webkit-font-smoothing: subpixel-antialiased; box-shadow: 5px 5px 12px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75); cursor: default; /* Prevent cursor from turning into a text selector */ user-select: none; /* Make it non-selectable */ } #nicksSign:before { content: attr(data-hover); opacity: 0; position: absolute; } #nicksSign > span { transition: all 1s; } /* Animate only when hovered */ #nicksSign:hover{ animation: shakeSign 2.5s ease-in-out infinite; } #nicksSign:hover span { opacity: 0; transition: all 1s; } #nicksSign:hover:before { opacity: 1; transition: all 1s; } </style> <div data-hover="Thankyou for being here. Greetings from OSXL!" id="nicksSign"> <span>Please be kind to others. Help us to help you.</span> </div> </center>  
    Lets us know in comments if you have any questions with you custom signature.
     
    Welcome to new new era of Signatures at OSXL!
     
    Regards
    OSXL
     
    Please note: Funky signatures are strictly prohibited and are not allowed.

    Apple Keynote September 12

    We are awaiting in excitement the new fall Apple Keynote event.
    Some of our users are speculating to see a few new items which might include:
    New iPhone X New Macmini New Macbooks - A more "accessible" version.  
    Update!
    Well, in this Keynote we have more news about "mobile" devices, about Desktops/Notebooks, unfortunately not this time...
     
    And you? What do you want to see at the next Keynote? Share with us 😉
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