Apple will roll out its next update for its Mac and MacBook operating system later this year. But, the tech giant is giving an opportunity to its users to experience the new features via a public beta update. The new MacOs 10.15 Catalina has some really exciting features that will definitely transform the way you use your Macbook.
1. iPad apps
One of the most amazing features that have been introduced is the addition of iPad apps to Mac. There are many apps on Apple’s App Store which we crave to use on our Mac. But, you will see your favourite iPhone and iPad apps on your Macbook. However, these apps will behave like other macOS apps only.
As the developers have created the same code for many of the iOS and macOS apps, you can find many of your apps on both the platforms. The number is expected to rise soon.
2. Sidecar Feature
This setup is pure nerd fire!🔥🔥
– MacOS Catalina Sidecar (instant, lag free, wireless, screen mirroring)
– iPadOS new multi-tasking gestures for floating windows
– Mix and match your tablet and desktop apps pic.twitter.com/umJFH8QmPj
— Scotch.io (@scotch_io) June 18, 2019
Another exciting feature of MacOS Catalina is the Sidecar feature which enables the user to connect their iPad to Mac. The wireless connection between the two devices is instant and totally lag-free. All you need to do is keep both the devices within 10 meters of distance.
You can also mirror your desktop, so that your iPad shows the same content as that of your Mac. Thus, this feature runs like a dream.
3. Voice Control
Playing with Voice Control in macOS Catalina to create a prototype in @AdobeXD, and holy smokes is this cool!
alt: me with my hands clasped, dictating, with a square being drawn in the correct dimensions. pic.twitter.com/yPSUudHuWS
— Cameron Cundiff (@ckundo) June 28, 2019
Jealous of watching people delivering commands to Cortana? Now, the Mac users too can command their device with their voice. The voice control is one of the best accessibility features that Catalina comes with. You can order your Mac to send messages, write notes and even control some Apps. The most amazing thing about the feature is that it ensures that your data remains private.
4. The new Music App
Many of the Apple users were lamenting on hearing the news that Apple was replacing iTunes with 4 different apps. But, the good news is that the new music app is an improved version of its predecessor. You will feel at home as the app has a very similar interface as that of iTunes.
You can now stream, import and buy music at one single place. It even shows the lyrics of the current playing song in the “Now Playing” section.
5. The Apple TV App
The Apple TV App is another app which has replaced iTunes. This app has a totally different interface which makes it easier for you to find content. The Apple TV channels include Showtime, Starz and HBO. You can buy and rent the latest movies and it also comes with family sharing. This helps you to share your subscription with 6 family members.
The app also has a separate Kids section that is totally aimed at providing the best shows and movies for children.
How to install a public beta update, MacOS Catalina? : 5 Steps
— gnz ⌘ (@graynoize) June 25, 2019
On learning the exciting features of a new update, you might be feeling to install the update right now. Here’s how to do it:
- Check whether your Mac is compatible or not.
- Back up all your data before switching to MacOS 10.15 Catalina.
- Sign up to the Apple Beta Software Program.
- Download the MacOS Catalina Beta.
- Install the latest public beta update.
Apple is definitely bringing out the best updates regularly. For more updates on Apple, keep watching this space!