Technology Serato’s new versions of its DJ software are compatible with macOS Catalina
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32-bit apps will no longer be supported in the new version of MacOS.
Music software company Serato has releasedthat are fully supported in macOS Catalina. The updated software works with Apple’s new Music app, which replaced iTunes in Apple’s latest desktop OS refresh, and libraries in Music can automatically load in the updated Serato DJ Pro and DJ Lite.
Along with updating its DJ software, Serato has also released a new version of its beat-making software Serato Studio that’s supported in Catalina. However, not all Serato products are in the clear. Serato Sample and Pitch ’n Time Pro and LE are still not compatible with Catalina, but the company says it’s actively working on updates. Additionally, Serato warns there is still some DJ hardware from partners that doesn’t work with the new OS and the status on that is “out of Serato’s control.”
Apple confirms iOS 13 Reminders will be fixed with macOS Catalina rollout
iOS 13 came out a couple of weeks ago, but one thing you may have noticed is that Reminders no longer sync with Macs. Apple has confirmed that Reminders will not sync until the release of the newest version of macOS. The new version of Reminders for iPhone impressed us with its improvements in iOS 13.1. However, to sync Reminders between an iPhone and a Mac requires macOS 10.15, a.k.a. Catalina, which isn't due to release until the coming weeks. "Upgraded reminders aren't compatible with earlier versions of iOS and macOS," Apple says on its support site.
Upgrading to Catalina has proved to bewho relied on iTunes as a part of their workflow. Many use it to organize their music into playlists and then automatically sync them with DJ apps using an XML feature, now no longer available, that shares the necessary database file with third-party apps.
According to Apple, the new Music app. This has caused complications with DJ software that hadn’t updated to support Apple’s new method. XML files can still be manually extracted from Music, but it takes a bit more effort and results in a static file, meaning you have to export a new one every time you want to update a playlist.
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Catalina’s Music app does support automatic library syncing with other apps, but some companies are still playing catch up to make sure their software supports the new method. Some apps, like, were already optimized for Catalina at launch, but others, , have yet to release a compatible update.
So, if you’re a Serato DJ Pro or DJ Lite user that has updated to Catalina, everything should work just fine, and your Music playlists will load automatically in the software with no need for manual exporting.
Totally new: That's what Skype looks like now
Skype has become colorful and should move closer to Whatsapp - so photos and videos can be shared more easily. There are also bots from third-party companies. Is that good for the tool?
Skype has been completely redesignedand should be used more than before for chatting. In addition, content can be shared more easily with the contacts.
users can now react to individual chat messages with emoticons, stickers and GIFs in the course of a conversation via a "Reactions" button. The function is also available during video calls.
A feature called Moments allows you to combine photos and videos of events and share them as "climax" with your friends. The recipients can in turn react with emoticons from the highlight or directly start a conversation. However, the moments are only displayed for seven days.
The new Find tab gives access to add-ins and bots. "Chat with the Expedia-Bot to check flight times and prices," says the Skype blog. Bots and add-ins are available for Youtube and Giphy, but users can also buy concert tickets or search for recipes. "That's just the beginning. New add-ins and bots will be added, making the Skype experience even richer and more robust. "The goal is to give companies and brands new ways to connect with their customers via Skype.
The new Skype app is initially only available for Android. In the coming weeks will also follow a new version for Apple's iPhone. According to Microsoft, Windows and Mac users have to be patient "for a few months" until the update is also available for the desktop. Starting this summer, preview versions of Skype for Windows 10, macOS, Linux, Xbox One and the Web will be released.
With material by Stefan Beiersmann, ZDNet.com
Serato's DJ software is ready for macOS Catalina .
One downside about using your Mac to DJ is that every system update carries some risk of incompatibility or error, and the recent change to Catalina was more drastic than others. That's because Apple forcibly ejected iTunes in favor of splitting duties between more iOS-like Music, Podcasts and TV apps. While most people could move on with a few adjustments, DJ software that linked to iTunes for indexing and creating playlists of music needed an update to deal with the new system.Now Serato has announced that DJ Pro 2.3 and DJ Lite 1.3 are compatible with macOS Catalina, ready to load their libraries automatically from the new Music app.
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