macOS Mojave 10.14.6 release with Apple News+ updates & bug fixes

Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.6 for compatible MacBooks, iMac and Mac Minis. The update ships with improvements to Apple News+, bug fixes for graphical issues and improvements for SMB file sharing. The update is available over-the-air for all users.

macOS Mojave 10.14.6

It was not obvious what Apple’s focus areas were for this update during beta testing. Now that the update is out, the features are confirmed to be mostly enhancements for Apple News+ app. This update makes downloaded issues obvious in News+ app, adds ability to clear downloaded magazine issues and moves News+ magazines and newspapers to the top of News+ feed. There are also some bug fixes aimed towards Boot Camp partition creation on Macs with Fusion Drives, as well as resolving graphical issues.

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Release Notes

Here are the complete release notes from Apple for this update:

The macOS Mojave 10.14.6 update improves the stability and reliability of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:

  • Makes downloaded issues available in the My Magazines section of Apple News+, both online and offline
  • Adds all publications in Apple News+, including newspapers, to the catalog at the top of the News+ feed
  • Adds the ability to clear downloaded magazine issues in Apple News+ by selecting History > Clear > Clear All
  • Addresses an issue which prevents creation of a new Boot Camp partition on iMac and Mac mini with Fusion Drive
  • Resolves an issue that may cause a hang during a restart
  • Resolves a graphics issue that may occur when waking from sleep
  • Fixes an issue that may cause fullscreen video to appear black on Mac mini
  • Improves file sharing reliability over SMB

Enterprise content:

  • Addresses an issue where file-sharing connections would potentially drop.
  • Improves compatibility of Xsan clients when accessing volumes that use 1K or larger LUN sector sizes.

A number of security fixes are also includes in the update. Interestingly, many of the bugs have been reported by Google Project Zero.

To update to macOS Mojave 10.14.6, head to System Preference > Software Update on your Mac.

Apple also released iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, tvOS 12.4, iOS 9.3.6 and iOS 10.3.4 today.

Apple is currently testing macOS Catalina 10.15, which includes features like Sidecar, new Reminders app, enhanced Photos app, new Apple Music and Podcasts apps, Screen Time and much more. The update will be available this fall for all users.