DJs face crisis with the official end of iTunes


Check out the video below to get a glimpse at Apple Arcade in 100 seconds. Apple's TV app has been updated to give users new ways to discover and watch movies and TV shows without having to swap between platforms. Some users indicate that Catalina is fairly stable, while others suggest it's one of the buggier macOS releases in recent history.

Once you find your 32-bit apps, Google those apps to find out who makes them, and use the contact information to ask if 64-bit versions are available.

Apple's latest operating system update - released Tuesday - comes with plenty of new and exciting features. The feature allows users to use their iPad as a secondary or extended display of their computer. With Catalina, Apple Arcade is being introduced to the Mac App Store. Or perhaps your favorite app's developer just hasn't managed to update it yet. These apps arrive thanks to Catalyst, a new tool that Apple gave iPad developers, gave them the ability to easily convert iPadOS apps to macOS apps.

Elsewhere, macOS Catalina features Screen Time, redesigned Notes and Reminders apps, a new Safari start page that uses Siri Suggestions to throw up relevant content and a new Accessibility feature that lets you control a Mac entirely with your voice. Some users have also had to pay twice for apps. If you're a Mac user, you probably have an Apple ID. Folks walking around with internet-enabled smartphones in their pocket don't really need to stash a dedicated mp3 player too, making iTunes on Mac increasingly redundant for the mass market.

And then there's the new app notarization requirement for apps distributed outside of the Mac App Store.

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So far, we've seen major apps including Rosetta Stone and TripIt by Concur show up on the Mac, and even indie darlings, such as the Lire RSS client, are also here.

If you use lire with an RSS syncing service like I do, once you log in you can browse sources in the first column by subscription and tag. I've got my eye on other iPad apps, such as the Overcast podcatcher and Twitch, that I'd love to see on the Mac.

The most high-profile casualty of the new OS is Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox, which thousands of working DJs rely on to organise their files. It's a small design change that makes a lot of sense on the Mac, where screens are usually larger than the iPad. If you still don't see it, Apple may be doing a staggered update, so be patient while it rolls out.