Catalina

 

So the latest macOS has been released and is called Catalina.

 

Macs that can run this operating system:

  • MacBook (2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (2012 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (2012 or newer)
  • iMac (2012 or newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (2013 or newer)

 

If you are thinking of updating your operating system on your Mac to run Catalina, then be aware that 32 bit apps do not run on Catalina and quite few pro music apps like Pro Tools, and UAD aren’t compatible with Catalina yet. Just be sure to check the apps you depend on can work with Catalina before you update.

 

iTunes is now being broken down to several apps. Music, TV and Podcast will now offer storefronts and library management for these specific media types. Finder will not inherit local sync, backup and restore functionalities.

 

There are new privacy features. A notification will now pop up requesting your explicit permission before granting 3rdparts apps access to your files and data. If you deny, you will not be prompted again.

 

Also there is a new function called Sidecar, which allows Mac users to harness an iPad as a secondary display. But his will only work if you have an iPad that has Apple Pencil Support and it is limited to only work on MacBook from 2016 or newer, MacBook airs from 2018 or later and MacBook Pros from 2016 or later.

 

Also Apple Arcade is added to Catalina and a Mac will allow you to connect either an Xbox or PS4 controllers to enhance your gaming.