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Apple’s macOS 10.15 Catalina: How to download and install on your Mac

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Apple's macOS 10.15 Catalina: How to download and install on your Mac

Apple has finally released macOS 10.15 Catalina. Apple is rolling out new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, iPad, its new Apple Arcade gaming service, Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatches and Apple TV Plus.

The macOS Catalina brings brand new Apple Music, TV, and Podcasts apps. The release also brings Apple Arcade access to let you download a play high-end, premium games at a single monthly subscription, with the game also playable on iPad and iPhone.

The new release also introduce support for iPad apps on macOS through what Apple calls Project Catalyst, which could kick off a wave of software coming over from Apple’s tablet to its desktop and laptop computers.

Apple replaces the iTunes app with three separate apps: Apple Music Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Perhaps just as useful, the version lets Mac users run iPad apps they can download through the Mac App Store and use an iPad as a second screen, much in the way you might use the monitor.

macOS Catalina compatibility

Before getting started, check that you can install the new OS. Catalina’s hardware requirements remain the same as for MacOS Mojave, the current version of the OS, so if you can run Mojave, you can run Catalina. Here are the Macs that meet the requirements:

MacBook 2015 and later
Apple MacBook Air 2012 or later
MacBook Pro 2012 or later
Mac Mini 2012 or later
iMac 2012 or later
iMac Pro 2017 or later
Mac Pro 2013 or later

How to download and Install macOS Catalina

With the macOS 10.15 Catalina download process, it is recommended to back up your existing data and free up some spaces for an upgrade.

You should begin its download after making sure that your system doesn’t have any important 32-bit apps. Although Apple seeds macOS update automatically, if you’ve disabled that option, you can manually check the update available on your Mac by going to System Preferences > Software Update after going into the Apple menu from the top-left corner of your screen. You can also find the update by visiting the About This Mac option from the Apple menu and then clicking the Software button.

Via: CNet

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