How to clean install Catalina MacOS 10.15 on your Mac

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The macOS Catalina roll out could occur any day now, and when it accomplishes, you will be able to dive directly into Apple Arcade on your Mac.

Games in Arcade can be played across devices, so a game started on a Mac can be continued later on an iPhone or iPad.

One of the better features in macOS Catalina is Voice Control which gives users with accessibility issues a new way to get more done with their MacBooks. When you connect an iPhone or iPad to your Mac, you'll now edit settings for that gadget in Finder.

Catalina also supports a technology called "Catalyst", which allows developers to package their iPad apps for the Mac more easily.

Apple is formally phasing out iTunes within the firm's newest Mac software program replace. Apple Music fails to incorporate XML file support, an organizational component, which originally made it simple for DJs to transfer data from iTunes to applications such as Rekordbox and Traktor.

Check out my full macOS Catalina review on sister site Laptop Mag and our guide for how to download macOS Catalina to learn more. Worse, it appears that paid apps will need to be purchased again on the Mac, angering some users. Apple has been angling towards a 64-bit ecosystem since OS X Tiger all the way back in 2005, and Apple has been advising users that they should update their 32-bit programs since 2016's OS Sierra. A short list of games are receiving 64-bit updates, while many more are being left behind. The new Apple Music app will sync with your library and will offer a similar experience.

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Apple's gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade, is now also making it to Macs.

However, developers are finding it takes more than a simple click of a mouse to make their iPad apps truly resemble native Mac apps.

But for anyone who does upgrade, there are new security and privacy options, the introduction of Screen Time for computer usage monitoring, and the arrival of Apple Arcade. The new feature is certainly a nifty way to boost productivity, especially with apps that lend themselves to Apple Pencil support, such as Adobe Illustrator. Apple music does retain the same logo as the iTunes Application.

However, the dropping of support for 32-bit apps (Catalina is fully 64-bit), means some people installing the free update are finding that the apps they rely on no longer work. This new app, Find My, is located in your Applications folder.

"You may want to remain on your current version of macOS until these issues have been resolved".

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