Apple Releases macOS Catalina With Apple Arcade and Much More

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New apps Apple Podcast and Apple TV replace the TV and podcasting aspects of iTunes. Apple Music fails to incorporate XML file support, an organizational component, which originally made it simple for DJs to transfer data from iTunes to applications such as Rekordbox and Traktor.

Communication Limits for Screen Time, which fall under the same asterisk on that All Features page, also appear to have been delayed until early 2020. Or you can mirror your Mac's display content on the iPad.

Apple Podcasts offers more than 700,000 shows in its catalog and the option to automatically be notified of new episodes as soon as they become available. With Project Catalyst, developers will be able to port iPad apps to Mac by simply checking a box, with Xcode introducing macOS-specific controls like cursor and window controls into an iPad app's framework. Apple TV is set to get much more use when the Apple TV+ streaming service finally launches. It's a free software update just like it always is and roughly coincides with the recent releases of iOS 13 and the new iPadOS.

Reminders has been redesigned with an all-new user interface that makes it easier to create, organize and track reminders. Your reminders get automatically shuffled into smart lists (flagged items, items due today, and so on), and you can now add attachments to reminders as well.

Whenever you make the move to a fresh-off-the-shelf new operating system, we highly recommend backing up the files on your Mac, so if anything goes wrong you can quickly restore your machine to its previous working order. Follow the link to see your registered devices, your payment and shipping details, and so on.

All of those additions and more should be available to Mac users by the end of the day. Best of all, the feature can be used both wirelessly or with a wired connection.

Those looking to update to macOS Catalina can check for an update in Settings. Select a thread on screen, then click the Mute icon (a line running through a bell), and you won't see notifications about that conversation until you unmute it again. The release also brings Apple Arcade access to let you download and play high-end, premium games at a single monthly subscription, with the games also playable on iPad and iPhone. macOS Catalina also marks the debut of Catalyst, which allows developers to easily bring their iPad apps to the app.

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