Apple's macOS Catalina update is now available for download

Wednesday, 09 Oct, 2019

Back in June, Apple officially announced macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Select Mac Apps will allow you to use Sidecar to draw and mark up items on your Mac using the Apple Pencil on your iPad display. The latest version of macOS, Catalina, is now available for download. What was once one app is now divided into Apple Music, Apple TV and Podcasts. Those who sync their iPhones will now see it in the Finder. Instead of paying up front for each game, subscribers can download any Apple Arcade game right from the Mac App Store's brand-new Arcade tab. In the case of devices like laptops, which aren't connected to a cellular network, Apple detects its location using encrypted Bluetooth data from other Apple devices passing by.

Beyond that, macOS features new accessibility features including voice control.

If you are on the latest macOS Mojave update, this will take less time, but if you are on an older version it will take longer as the download is bigger and you may need to install multiple updates.

Speaking of games, the update also allows Catalina beta users to play Apple Arcade games for the first time. Launch the all-new Find My app from the Applications folder in Finder, or via Spotlight.

If you use Rekordbox, don't upgrade to Catalina yet. The addition of hover text is similarly created to help those with vision problems. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple made a decision to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. It also introduces new and revamped apps, as well as many other improvements for the next-generation Mac computing.

Whenever you make the move to a fresh-off-the-shelf new operating system, we highly recommend backing up the files on your Mac, so if anything goes wrong you can quickly restore your machine to its previous working order. Approve with Apple Watch also lets users approve specific security prompts by simply tapping the side button on their Apple Watch. This includes standalone programs for music, podcasts and TV; a redesigned Reminders app; and new features in Notes, Safari, Mail and Photos.

Have you updated to macOS Catalina?