macOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra 10.13.4’s Seventh Beta Seeded by Apple

Mac upgrade alert! Apple recently announced that it’s taken the next step and seeded the seventh beta of its upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update.

The latest beta has been sent on to developers and public beta testers, just one week following the seeding of the sixth beta and a little over a month since the unveiling of the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update. This update was released to tackle a bug that had the potential to cause apps to crash when (rather oddly) receiving a character from the Indian language Telugu.

The latest macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta is available for download from the Apple Developer Centre. Alternatively, it can be accessed through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store if the proper profile is installed.

What’s the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Update Got?

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update offers its users a range of bug fixes along with performance improvements for issues that hadn’t been covered off in the previous macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update.

The update will also provide support for a number of features in iOS 11.3, such as Messages on iCloud, which uploads all of your iMessages to the cloud. In addition, it will also lend support for eGPUs.

Apple revealed its release notes for macOS High Sierra beta 6 in a select number of countries which gave us some insight into further details on what’s included in the update.

Check out what fixes and improvements you can look forward to below:

  • Repairs a graphical corruption issue affecting some apps on the iMac Pro
  • A new keyboard shortcut allows users to move the rightmost open tab in Safari by pressing ‘Command +9’
  • Adds support for external graphics processors (eGPU)
  • Advances in the protection of confidential data via username and password fields bring filled in by Safari only when selected
  • New warnings to be displayed in the Safari Smart Search Field when users interact with forms that involve entering credit card data or passwords on unencrypted web pages
  • More information displayed in regard to how personal data is used by certain features
  • Includes a feature that sorts Safari bookmarks by URL or name
  • Rids a bug that has the potential to prevent links from showing in messages

The macOS 10.13.4 update also brings in – specifically for the iMac Pro – a warning when users open a 32-bit app. This is in conjunction with Apple’s efforts to gradually reduce and eventually remove them.

The plan to drop the 32-bit Mac apps is similar to what Apple did with the 32-bit iOS apps. Apple has outlined that macOS High Sierra is the final macOS that will allow support for 32-bit apps without any compromises.

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