MacOS Catalina 10.15 is Here: What’s New?
We couldn’t even get over iOS 13’s release and here comes another good news for Apple fanatics. Yes, that’s right! Apple has released the latest version of Catalina i.e. 10.15 that gives you all the reasons to be pumped up with excitement. An all-new entertainment space, Apple Arcade, Sidecar to extend your productivity, Mac Catalyst and many other useful features that can take your experience to a whole new level.
So, how excited are you to explore MacOS Catalina features that come along with this latest update? Can’t wait, right?
Let’s roll ahead and see what all features come packed with MacOS Catalina 10.15
It’s All About Entertainment
We all love entertainment whether it’s about listening to our favorite songs, hearing podcasts, watching TV shows or movies. So, Apple’s latest macOS update has specifically paid close attention to the entertainment department. MacOS Catalina will new feature revamped versions of apps Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV separately. So, yes that means we will now have separate apps for all three and we can browse through our favorite content in separate space. Earlier, iTunes was the only go-to place to organize music and podcasts but the latest version of macOS Catalina will give you more clarity making it easier for you to manage music, podcasts, and shows.
Boost your Productivity with Sidecar
Yes, you will finally be able to use the Sidecar feature on MacOS where you can extend your workspace with an iPad. The Sidecar feature allows you to use your iPad as a second display for your Mac, like an extended workspace to boost productivity. To use the Sidecar feature on your Mac’s head to System Preferences > Sidecar and select your device to get started. So, if you’ve been using MacBook for professional purposes like video editing or artistic projects, the Sidecar feature can be of great use.
With the help of the Mac Catalyst feature, it now becomes easy to use iPad apps on the macOS environment. It seems to be great news for third-party app developers as it now becomes easy to port iOS apps on the Mac without any hassle. So, yes you will now have even more apps to enjoy on Mac. The more the merrier, isn’t it?
Screen-Time on Mac
Yes, that’s right! We’re all aware of Apple’s Screen-Time feature that allows us to keep track and manage our time we spend using our devices. The Screen-Time feature is already a part of iOS and iPadOS, but now with macOS Catalina 10.15, it comes to your Mac as well. You will now be able to efficiently manage your time, limit screen activity to have an insight about how much time you spend on your MacBook.
Privacy and Security Improvements
Apple has always taken security elements extremely seriously. With macOS Catalina 10.15, your MacBook will get tons to privacy and security improvements. Apple features a new Gatekeeper technology along with this new update that makes sure only trusted and reliable apps run in the macOS environment.
Also, your MacBook will now come with an Activation lock to enhance privacy and security of your data. So, if any case your device gets stolen or misplaced by any chance, only the actual owner will be able to erase or re-activate it.
The “Find My” App
macOS Catalina now comes with a new concept that combines both Find my iPhone and Find my Friends apps in one place. So, whether it’s about tracking your device to finding your friends, it all comes under one roof.
So, apart from the key MacOS Catalina features that are mentioned above, there are some additional features too. Some of the notable highlights include the overhaul version of Photos app that smartly showcases all your memories, Mac’s Mail app allows you to block emails from a specific sender, the Notes app comes with a gallery view and more collaboration options, Reminders comes with a revamped interface and many more.
Here was a quick rundown of MacOS Catalina features that come along with this latest update. macOS Catalina 10.15 is officially out now! So, what are you waiting for? Upgrade your MacBook to this latest version and take your entertainment and productivity to the next level.