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TechnologyMacOS Catalina will ship in October but you can get ready now

14:41  11 september  2019
14:41  11 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

MacOS Catalina update is killing off some apps. Here's what you can do

MacOS Catalina update is killing off some apps. Here's what you can do 32-bit apps will no longer be supported in the new version of MacOS.

While Catalina brings a boatload of improvements, its hardware requirements remain the same as for MacOS Mojave, the current version of the OS . Before you download and install the MacOS update, you can make some preparations to ensure the move to Catalina goes as smoothly as possible.

But, until macOS Catalina drops sometime in October , the now three main Apple platforms will remain just a little out of step with each other. Only, if you did that and got iOS 13 on its day of release, you didn't get the complete package. We had to wait until iOS 13.1 to see Shortcut Automations, which is

MacOS Catalina is coming in October, Apple quietly revealed on its Catalina site following Apple's event Tuesday. Rather more loudly, Apple also rolled out the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, iPads, Apple Arcade, Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatches and Apple TV Plus.

MacOS Catalina will ship in October but you can get ready now© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. MacOS Catalina is coming in October, Apple quietly revealed. Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET MacOS Catalina will ship in October but you can get ready now© Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET

In Catalina, Apple will replace the iTunes app with three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Just as useful, the revision 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 a monitor.

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Were you caught in such an episode, your Mac Desktop may, in fact, be so cluttered you can 't even see a portion of the active Microsoft Outlook window to click upon to draw the app forward, thereby enabling you to access MacOS Catalina will ship in October but you can get ready now (CNET).

While we wait for the free Catalina update, you can do a bit of preparation now to make sure the installation goes as smoothly as possible when it is available.

MacOS Catalina will ship in October but you can get ready now© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Catalina will bring updated music and photos apps. Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET

Check you can run Catalina

While Catalina brings a boatload of improvements, its 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
  • 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

To check which Mac you have, from the Apple menu, choose About This Mac. The Overview tab displays which Mac you have.

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You can download macOS Catalina now , for free. Apple Pencil-brandishing iPad owners and TV app lovers will get the most out of Catalina . The update's screen-extending capabilities and media consumption apps are currently the OS ’ strongest selling points, especially as Music doesn't offer that

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Before you install Catalina...

Before you download and install the MacOS update, you can make some preparations to ensure the move to Catalina goes as smoothly as possible.

Make a backup. Before you download and install the MacOS update, have a good, current backup of the contents of your Mac's drive, in case something goes south during the installation or afterward and you need to revert back. You can either use the Mac's built-in Time Machine backup utility or grab a Mac backup app like Carbon Copy Cloner.

Know your Apple ID. If you are a Mac user, you probably have an Apple ID. If not, get one, because you'll most likely need it during the Catalina setup process and logging into iCloud.

Check your free storage space. The download is big -- around 6.5GB -- and Apple said you should probably have about 20GB of free storage space to install Catalina.

Update your apps. With Catalina, Apple is turning off support for 32-bit apps. What that means is, if you have an older app you still use -- say, Microsoft Office 11 for Mac -- check that you have a 64-bit version of the app before you move to Catalina.

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  Catalina: the biggest changes coming to Macs with the operating system update On Sunday, macOS Catalina officially became available for download after being first previewed back in June. Over the weekend, Apple released its latest macOS operating system: Catalina. By downloading the new desktop operating system for free, users will gain access to a handful of new apps, features, and tools designed to simplify and organize their digital experiences. One of the most significant changes users will see is the absence of iTunes; the platform has been broken up into three individual apps: Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts.

Apple's macOS Catalina update did not come out alongside iOS 13, with Apple instead planning to release it on an unspecified date in October . The problem with the October 4 date is that most macOS and OS X updates have historically been on a Monday or a Tuesday. The last time a Mac

Now , with macOS Catalina , the transition is complete. 32-bit apps, dragged along this past decade, will now launch no more. But, killing the past is what So, you probably won't get the biggest, baddest franchises in the game, but you are getting some of the biggest labors of love by indies and studios

To check for 32-bit apps, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu and click the System Report button. From the system report, scroll down to Software in the sidebar and select Applications. When you select an individual application, you will see a field labeled 64-bit (Intel ). If you see Yes it's 64-bit; No means it's 32-bit.

MacOS Catalina will ship in October but you can get ready now© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. If you see No next to 64-Bit (Intel), the app won't run in Catalina. Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET

Check if a 64-bit version of the app is available. If not, you'll either have to find a replacement or stick with your current MacOS so you can keep using the software.

For more, be sure to follow our coverage of Tuesday's Apple event.

Originally published earlier this summer. Updated with new information.

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