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Don’t install the new macOS Mojave 10.14 just yet, this is very important if you are Fatboy Slim (Serato DJ Pro doesn’t work) and also applies to proper musicians and recording podcasters.

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Or wait until October when things have settled down, not long really. Actually Fatboy, you can go ahead and install Mojave now and update to Serato DJ Pro 2.0.5, everything works fine. You’ll be very pleased when you upgrade. There’s a great new way to deal with all those files on your cluttered desktop, its a bit like smart mailboxes on email, you’ll either tear your hair out or get the idea pretty quick, its up to you. Dark mode looks great on stage too.

Small Note

If you cannot install macOS Mojave (10.14) then you should ensure you are up to date with macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) since all older mac systems are hackable by Salisbury Cathedral enthusiasts and Chinese university students. Unplug before bedtime, always use a (paid for) VPN.

So what’s it all about for the rest of us?

Nothing much really. Don’t bother to update and you’ll probably be ok until Christmas. Just don’t click on anything that you don’t completely understand and never ever ever ask someone else or a computer program to rememberize your passwords. If you update to macOS Mojave your computer will make sure you know all your passwords (because it will deliberately forget them all), even if you’ve got 1Password / Iknowallyoursecrets / you’vebeentotallyhacked dot app.

With Mojave installed some of your ancient programs will prompt or remind you that the end is nigh and you should find a 64bit version of the software you previously relied on. It is easy to understand why this has happened, all of the computery stuff you thought you knew has just doubled in exponential complexity and consequently some of the older concepts have had to be abandoned. Your computer password needs to be longer but some of your 32bit programs cannot use such a long password. These programs will not be compatible with future versions of macOS (Mojave +1 for example).