Although originally slated for July, Apple decided to release the macOS Catalina public beta today, as well as iOS 13 and iPadOS.
In macOS Catalina, you won’t sync your iDevices in iTunes. Instead, you’ll have Finder sync. Stephen Hackett gives us an idea of what it will look like and how it works.
When you plug in an iPod to a Mac running Catalina, the device appears in the Finder sidebar,and clicking it reveals a wide range of syncing options, organized in a much nicer fashion that what is found in iTunes 12…
As you would imagine, each section in this interface surfaces content across various apps on the system. For example, Finder sees the local files I have in the new Music app…
Critically, most of the UI is pretty much the same.
Some folks with Catalina on the brain want to know how to prepare. Some folks want to prepare to reinstall Mojave. Joe has advice for future-proofing your home, and the A-Lady wants you to whisper sweet nothings at her. It’s that kind of week here and John and Dave are your stalwart guides. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!
After 14 years Apple is removing Dashboard. macOS Catalina will no longer support it, and Apple removed Dashboard support from WebKit.
There is an emerging notion that as macOS security gets better, it will make the use of a Mac more burdensome. A WWDC 2019 session affirms that this is false.
macOS Catalina will turn iTunes into Music and add Podcasts and Apple TV apps. This means that media file locations will be a bit different.
In Rants & Raves Episode #335, Dr. Mac reveals what he found encouraging (or at least interesting) at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference last week.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Dave Hamilton to talk about Apple’s march forward towards security-with-flexibility in macOS Catalina. And then it’s time to look at Apple TV’s future… by the numbers.
Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join Kelly Guimont (and what’s left of her voice) to chat about Apple’s advertising stance and new OS features.
It’s true, Craig Federighi let loose a perfect little Quick Tip last week at WWDC, did you catch it? Your two geeks did, and they’re here to share it with you. In addition to some more Quick Tips from other listeners, this episode is chock full of answers to your great questions on topics like preparing your iTunes library for Catalina, upgrading to a new Mac, and much, much more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!
Sarah Herrlinger, Apple’s Global Accessibility chief, talks about new accessibility features in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina.
Accessibility, as it always does, plays a significant role in not only the conference itself — the sessions, labs and get-togethers all are mainstays of the week — but also in the software Apple shows off. Of particular interest this year is Apple’s Voice Control feature, available for macOS Catalina and iOS 13 devices, which allows users to control their Macs and iPhones using only the sound of their voices.
The new features, such as Voice Control, are amazing.
Apple is deprecating SHA-1, an old security standard, in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. This is good news since we now have the more secure SHA-2 and SHA-3.
The older Python language, version 2.7, is being deprecated in macOS 10.15 Catalina and won’t be included in macOS 10.16. The same goes for other UNIX scripting languages.
Astro recently wrote a blog post comparing its Luna Display product against Sidecar. But they left out an important detail.
We saw a preview of some macOS Catalina features on stage, but Apple didn’t have time to cover them all. On the preview page we see a full list of features coming.
LIke our iOS 13 device support page, we now have a list of the macOS Catalina device support. And it supports a wide range of devices.
Starting with the macOS Catalina beta, your Mac will use Z shell as the default shell in Terminal, replacing Bash which has been on the Mac since 2002.
Project Catalyst is Apple’s official name for what we now as Marzipan. It lets developers port iOS apps to the Mac. I think it can help revive Mac gaming, because presumably games will also be able to get ported. Apple Arcade will be available on macOS as well.
But the big news is clearly Catalyst. Details are still thin, and Apple will most likely share more information this afternoon during its State of the Union WWDC keynote.