Apple Just Made It Even Easier to Ditch Windows

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Apple may not be running Switcher ads anymore, but it's still looking to poach Windows users and get them using one of the latest MacBooks. A new report shows that Apple's re-invested in the Windows Migration Assistant, making it more capable than ever before.Apple Upgrades Windows Migration Assistant

Discovered on Twitter by user YRH04E, the new beta of macOS Mojave 10.14 includes an updated version of the data export tool. The additions found in this version include automatic online account transfers, and migration of "documents, email, and calendar data from popular programs such as Microsoft Outlook."

Of course, this utility is a part of a beta, so those thinking of running it in its present state are adding more risk to their data storage, as you're required to install this tool onto the PC you're copying files off of. macOS Mojave is expected to launch this fall, so it won't be long before a safe version is made available.

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Windows Migration Assistant has been available since the days before 'macOS,' as Apple originally introduced it in 2011 as a part of Mac OS X Lion, when it arrived to copy calendars, contacts, iTunes Libraries and more from PCs to Macs.

macOS Mojave's marquee features include Continuity Camera, which allows you to more-easily import iPhone camera photos to your MacBook, and Dark Mode, a long-awaited option for a less-bright interface.

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7 comments
  • Mark Ross Says:

    I must add that one reason I like windows is you have more control to install and do what you want. This is a reason I also like android but have iPhones, go figure

  • Mark ross Says:

    I like windows 10, not that I have anything against macs or apple, I have mace and iOS devices. I just prefer windows, so no switching for me. OS X from time to time is sufficient

  • Harrison Says:

    Apple products are nothing more than fashion accessories for people who feel the need to fit in with their 'cool' friends. You give them to people who don't have much tech knowledge.

    The things are toys compared to a proper PC or even on the phone side, Android.

  • Jaden Says:

    Yay, platform wars!

    Windows is designed by engineers so if you think like one, you'll like it. Mac OS is designed with engineers but BY usability gurus. So it works more intuitively, and it doesn't hurt that it rarely if ever gets malware.

  • TechnologyDaddy Says:

    Apple is for people who can't handle Windows. They'll never get anybody but artists who don't understand tech to move over.

  • Mario Says:

    Except if you like to play games. I've been a Mac user for over 20 yrs, but I'm about to build a PC to play games, and have access to other software not available to Mac. I'm tired of the subpar performance of gaming on the Mac. No, I don't want a console.

  • amit srivastava Says:

    Windows is leagues ahead of MacOS , the only thing making windows user jump to a mac is the apple propaganda.

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