The new software update for Mac has been announced at WWDC 2019 and will be shipped in the fall. MacOS 10.15 As expected, Catalina does not reinvent the 18-year-old operating system – it's still the same MacOS that everyone knows and loves – but instead. increases thanks to iPad apps.
YesGet ready for iPad applications to flood MacOS and hopefully revitalize Apple's desktop computing platform.
First, the name: macOS 10.15 Catalina. The name follows the previous nomenclature and bears the name of another quaint local environment.
Catalina will work on all Macs released in mid-2012 or later. A beta version for developers is available immediately, the public beta is released in July and the mainstream version in the fall.
Now that we have succeeded, let's talk about new features!
Welcome aboard, iPad apps
We knew that applications for iPad would arrive on Mac because Apple had announced their intention to integrate them to the platform at WWDC last year.
But a year ago, it was still too early to get a clear idea of what iPad apps (especially third-party apps) would look like running under macOS. Apple 's iPad applications on the Mac – Home, Stocks, Voice Memos and Apple News – did not look exactly like or did not work like native Mac apps. Instead, these are mostly iPad apps – big buttons designed for touch screens and all – running in a Mac window.
At WWDC 2019, Apple showed that applications for iPad could easily be ported and that developers could add native UI and UX Mac items without having to rewrite a significant amount of code. Transforming an iPad application into a Mac application is as easy as checking a box in Xcode.
The new feature is called "Project Catalyst". Catalyst will be available to developers starting today in Catalina.
Another noticeable change in macOS 10.15 Catalina: not iTunes. Eighteen years after its introduction, Apple finally kills the media player that seems to do everything.
Previously, the application was an essential software for connecting iPods, iPhones and iPads to a Mac. You used iTunes to buy music and videos, and then to play Apple Music.
But as updates were coming in and Apple was still aiming for new features (who remembers Ping?), ITunes was turning into an app that everyone was worried about being open. . It became impossible to determine the location of certain features and the application notoriously slows Macs by consuming tons of system resources.
MacOS 10.15 In place of iTunes, Catalina comes with three standalone content applications for music, television and podcasts. If this sounds familiar to you, it's because they reflect the same apps on iOS devices.
New stand-alone applications are more elegant and easier to use. Of the three new multimedia applications, Podcasts is the only one designed using Project Catalyst, which is an iPad application converted to a Mac application.
But what happens when you connect your iOS device to your Mac if there is no iTunes? Good question! All the device sync features previously found in iTunes are displayed in the sidebar inside the Finder on Catalina.
Ever wanted to use an iPad Pro as a secondary screen for your Mac? You can now use Catalina's new "Sidecar" feature.
With Sidecar, users can use an iPad Pro as a second screen (extension or mirror) for their Mac, as you would with a classic desktop screen.
Of course, Sidecar will support touch screen input and Apple Pencil on the iPad. The keyboard button commands, such as commands, command options, commands, and touch bar (even if you do not have a computer), are also displayed on the left and bottom of the keyboard. screen of the iPad.
Sidecar works in wired and wireless mode.
Voice Control is an accessibility feature that allows you to control your Mac only with your voice. gives you total control of your Mac with, finally, just your voice.
Apple presented a voice command demonstration to let you edit text, press buttons, launch applications, and more. All voice commands are on the device and are never sent to the company, according to Apple.
An important thing about voice control: it's not based on Siri, so you can not use natural language with it. As an accessibility feature, users will only be able to choose from a list of pre-programmed commands. There are a lot of commands and once you have mastered your work, it seems like you will be able to browse it without having to pause all the time.
If you're probably addicted to your smartphone, Apple wants users to know how much time they spend on their Mac and, you know, maybe take a break if you stay too long stuck to Retina displays.
Last year, Apple launched Screen Time to help people reduce their reliance on the iPhone and the iPad. Today, this brings similar parameters to those of macOS. With Screen Time, users get daily reports on the activity of their Mac, also telling them the apps on which they spend the most time and their time of use.
Just like on iOS, Screen Time on macOS will also allow users to set limits to limit the time spent in an application. Parents will find this feature particularly useful for limiting their children to a specific amount of time.
Find my application
The Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps are being consolidated in a single "Find My" app.
In addition, the new application includes a "Find a Network" feature that allows you to locate devices even if they are not connected to a WiFi or cellular network.
The above features are the highlights of macOS 10.15 Catalina, but there is so much more that Apple has not had time to review in detail during the presentation.
For example, the default email application will allow you to block emails from a specific person, activate muted chats, and unsubscribe mailing lists. The Reminders app is redesigned with a new look. Safari uses Siri Suggestions to display the most visited websites and bookmarks, etc. And the Notes and Photos apps have also been modified with new features.
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