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macOS Catalina announced

The death of iTunes and the rise of decentralised media

Apple has just announced its desktop operating system’s recent version, macOS Catalina.

Catalina’s macOS 10.15 brings death to iTunes and brand new Music,Podcasts and TV apps. iOS device synchronisation has shifted to Finder.

Podcasts features driven search machine-learning by discovering text spoken in the podcast.

The latest TV app looks very much like the iOS TV app. Compatible playback of content involves content from 4K HDR and Atmos.

Screen Time also comes to the Mac, allowing users to combine their activity graphs and screen limitations across any Apple device.

Also, Apple is bringing its UIKit to the Mac framework to enable developers to quickly take iPad applications to the Mac; the Marzipan project has been officially named’ Catalyst.’ Apple suggests the app experience should be considerably enhanced compared to what was seen in Mojave’s Voice Memos, News, Home and Stocks app.

Twitter is going to use Catalyst to take back to the Mac an official Twitter client. By porting their iPad experience, Apple encouraged Atlassian to demo a fresh JIRA bug reporting client for macOS.

As a free software update this fall, macOS Catalina will be accessible.

Apple also allows consumers to use their iPad as their Mac’s second screen. This function is branded as Sidecar.

Apple is adding to macOS and iOS a fresh accessibility function called’ Voice Control,’ which allows users to control the entire operating system by talking commands. You can edit text, open applications and files, scroll around the interface, choose objects, share pictures, and more. To provide the wealthy navigation and dictation characteristics, Apple utilises on-device processing.

For extra safety, Macs with T2 chips now feature Activation Lock. The fresh redesign of photos and reminders can also be found on the Mac.

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