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How to Check Software Updates in macOS Mojave

The macOS Mojave is probably one of the biggest macOS update in the recent few years and people are already saying good things about it. Now, I am using Mojave beta on my MacBook Pro and I am certainly enjoying this new experience. My Mac has a brand new dark-mode and it has become even more functional than ever before. The Apple’s macOS is moving to new heights – except for the source of its name. In WWDC event 2018, Apple shared a peek of the new features coming to Mac machines with the update. The Mac operating system is now getting a wide dark mode along with the update of Mojave, a revamped app store, new native apps, and a new name.

How to Check Software Updates in macOS Mojave

The Apple has been decided to move from the state of California to more arid terrains and it has planned to naming the next version called macOS Mojave which is pronounced as mo-hah-vee. The Dark Mode has been introduced by Apple that applies to most of the app by Apple as well as the noted third-party developers, besides the status bar and the Finder. Rest of bringing new features, the new desktop operating system from Apple has also relocated some of the old features. One of those features is the user’s ability to check for software updates. To help users grapple with this change, in this article, we are going to show you how you can check for software updates in macOS Mojave:

Check for Software Updates in macOS Mojave

Before macOS Mojave coming, the users could easily check for the app as well as operating system updates by visiting the Mac App Store app. However, in Mojave, Apple has changed that. Now, the “Updates” section available in the Mac App Store shows only the app updates and the software updates for the operating system has been relocated. Still, it is very easy to access and check for software updates and this is how you can do that:

Click on the Apple logo on the top left corner of your desktop and then click on “System Preferences”.

Now, locate the new “Software Update” option and click on it.

Now, you have to see when your Mac last checked for system updates and manage your update settings.

Now, you have to enable either the “Automatically keep my Mac up to date” option which can be used to automatically download and install any software update that is released or you have to click on the “Advanced” button to configure how you want your system to handle updates.

Manually Check for System Updates in macOS Mojave

That was a fairly easy tutorial and I hope that none of you had any problem in following it. Still, if there is something that is confusing to you, just shoot your question in the comments section below. While you are at it, do let us know which is your favorite macOS Mojave feature.

 

How to Get Gesture Navigation in MIUI 10 on Older Devices

MIUI 10 is finally here, and with it, the company has introduced plenty of new features. It is one of the most highlighted features of Xiaomi’s new skin is the new gesture navigation. It has been introduced first in MIUI 9.5 China ROMs, the Chinese company which has brought out gestures that have been purely inspired by iPhone X. The latest version of Xiaomi has been released of its popular custom Android ROM, the MIUI 10. It can also having a ton of new features to the table. I can also using the MIUI 10 and I can obviously say that it’s Xiaomi’s biggest MIUI update in terms of features, at least in the last couple of years.
How to Get Gesture Navigation in MIUI 10 on Older Devices

These type of new gestures are seems to be limited to Xiaomi devices with an 18:9 display ratio. In older devices sporting displays with 16:9 displays do not get this feature. Still, if you’re rocking a Xiaomi device with a 16:9 display and have updated to the latest MIUI 10 Beta, there is still hope for you. You have to read on, as we show you how to get MIUI 10’s gesture navigation on your Xiaomi device with a 16:9 display:

How to Get Gesture Navigation on MIUI 10 on Older Devices?

I can also try the following method on my Mi 6 running MIUI China Beta. This method should be applicable for both China and Global ROM users. Furthermore, the method requires your device to be rooted. If you’re not already rooted, follow our guide here. Otherwise, if you prefer to not root your device, you can follow our guide here on how to modify the build.prop file without root.

1. First up, download and install Build Prop Editor (free) from the Play Store to your device.

2. Now, open the app and search for the following string, and change its value to “0”.

Now you have to enter “qemu.hw.mainkeys”

Otherwise, if the string doesn’t exist in your build.prop file, simply open the editor and add the following line at the end of the text:

qemu.hw.mainkeys=0

Once you have made all the changes, you can now simply save and exit the BuildProp Editor app.

3. Reboot your device. You should now see soft keys at the bottom of the screen.

4. Now head over to Settings. You should see a new section named “Full Screen Display”. You have to click on that and enable “Full screen gestures” from there.

5. And that’s it. Full screen gestures are now enabled on your Xiaomi device running MIUI 10.

 Enjoy Gesture Navigation on any MIUI 10 Device

Well, that was pretty much it. The implementation of gesture navigation present in the Xiaomi’s is to replace the navigation bar. The above said method has been working very well when you are enabling Android’s built-in toggle for soft keys. I am also using the gesture navigation on my Mi 6 with a 16:9 display, and it’s just as smooth as my Mi Mix 2.

 

How to Install Android P Emojis and Fonts on Any Android Device

Google recently rolled out the latest update of its upcoming Android version, Android P Beta 2, or the Developer Preview 3. The new update brings so many additional options such as Final APIs, a Clear All button in the overview, and confirming that the next version is indeed going to be Android 9. Google has also added a total of 157 new emojis to the OS with this new update, including a superhero, lama, hot/ cold face, gender-neutral family and more. If you’re still having a non-Pixel device and would like to get these new emojis on your device, there’s a way out for you to do. There is now a Magisk module for you to run these emojis on any Android device.

How to Install Android P Emojis and Fonts on Any Android Device

Google has released the first Android P beta and then it appears to be following its schedule and has started to roll out Android P Beta 2 usually referred to as developer preview 3 today. It has been brought up with some improvements, new features and also bugs, which one should obviously expect in beta builds. After the beta release, the biggest change has to be the inclusion of the final APIs and SDKs for Android P. Google has made Android P Beta 2 available for both the original Pixel and Pixel 2 lineup. It has been already uploaded the factory and OTA images of the update on the Android developer website, so you can grab it from there if you’re in a hurry. Read on, as we show you how to install the new Android P Emojis and Fonts on any Android device:

How to Install Android P Emojis and Fonts on Any Android Device

We already try the following method on my Moto G5S Plus running Android Oreo 8.1, and the method worked just fine. Additionally, the following method makes use of a Magisk module. As such, ensure that your device is rooted with Magisk. If not, you need to follow the below steps carefully.

1. First of all, you have to download the Android P Fonts & Emojis Magisk Module (free) onto your device.

2. After downloading, you need to open up the Magisk Manager and then you have to click on the hamburger menu. After that, you have to click on the “Modules” option.

3. Now, you have to click on the “+” icon which is present at the bottom of the screen. Now, you have to navigate to the folder where you can download the Magisk module and then you can select it.

4. After completing the above process, the Magisk will automatically start flashing the Android P Emojis and Fonts module on your device. Once done, tap on “Reboot” in the bottom-right to reboot your device.

5. That’s all about the process. Android P Fonts and Emojis will now be installed on your device.

Enjoy the New Android P Emojis on your Android Device

Well, that was pretty much it. Now, you can easily install and use the new Emojis and Fonts introduced by Google in the latest Android P Beta 2. Personally, I have been loving the new Emojis on my Oreo device.