Duet is carrying on by offering similar capabilities for Android tablets, though, requiring “notarization” for apps that aren’t installed via the traditional Mac App Store, quotes from developers and users who were worried about this very issue back in July, Apple’s macOS Catalina update is coming today, Apple didn’t do enough to support iPad apps. Both iPhone and iPad rapidly eclipsed — tremendously — the global reach and scale that conventional Macintoshes could ever have hoped to achieve. Music is similarly odd in places, especially when it comes to the Apple Music subscription service. Click Done and your sketch is dropped directly into your document (below bottom, Notes in Dark Mode). One of the hotly anticipated new features of Catalina is support for collaborative Dropbox-like sharing of iCloud folders. Other iOS devices out in the wild can triangulate these signals and notify Apple with bits of data that your system can use to figure out where your missing Mac is. It's just back to doing what it was once really good at, which is managing your music. Still, I appreciate that Music does a better job of recognizing and respecting my music library. Apple, unfortunately, doesn't deserve too much sympathy. Instead of typing your password to confirm a payment, unlock a note, or approve a download, you can double-click your Apple Watch's side button. If you've ever used the Podcasts app on iPad, you'll recognize the new MacOS version. They invested hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars into R&D, but very little came out. For example, in the Months view of my photos below, the Seattle Center fountain begins to animate because I shot it in SloMo, then the underwater swimming video captured using an iPhone plays back, followed by a video of people shooting off the slide at the Eclipse Festival. There’s now a Screen Time section in Settings where you can track your usage, set limits, and schedule downtime. They included very old versions of Transmit, TextWrangler, SuperDuper, Dropbox, djay Pro, NetNewsWire, old Canon printer software, and the Adobe Flash Player Installer. While many of the features of Xcode 11 are highly technical — Apple offers an accessible overview on its developer site — the new version notably provides an intelligent Assistant Editor that automatically presents relevant files for reference while you work in the primary code editor; a new minimap that presents a thumbnail view of long stretches of code so you can visually jump between regions quickly; support for SwiftUI and its new drag and drop design tools for rapidly prototyping and visualizing in real-time how UI code will look across a variety of devices; and Catalyst support for building native Mac apps from iPad code projects, complete with the power to submit the finished app to the Mac App Store or notarize it for flexible distribution independently. This works both on MacBooks with a physical Touch Bar as well as Macs that don't have one. One important thing to note: iTunes might be gone, but the monolithic iTunes library in the file system is not. With the new Find My app in Catalina, you can now instantly pop the native app open and immediately see where your people and devices are in an interface that looks like Maps with a sidebar. Not allowing TCC access to an app shouldn't cause compatibility problems, but it may prevent the app from working as expected. The list also some old Apple software, including the DVD Player and InkServer for pen input. The subject of authentication— balancing security with simplicity— is something Apple continues to work on. The end of 32-bit apps probably isn't a real issue for you unless you are hobbling along with a museum collection of really ancient apps and games. Last year, Apple introduced Continuity Camera, a feature that lets you turn your iOS device into a convenient camera or document scanner with automatic edge straightening. You might be tempted to think Catalina is a small update, but I don’t. My answer to that question is easy, then: wait — not because there are any show-stopping bugs, but because, on balance, the new features you get aren’t so compelling (yet) that you should rush to install it. Catalina's new Music and Podcasts apps look so similar that they seem sort of boring. This probably won't matter for most people, but if you rely on software that hasn't or won't be updating to 64-bit, you won't be able to run it once you upgrade. The new Podcasts interface will be conceptually familiar to iOS users, as its based on the same underlying code, albeit with a UI retooled to make sense on a desktop computer. Furthermore, Apple has already made it clear that Catalina will officially end support for some deprecated software of its own. Last year, the addition of Continuity Camera made it easy to incorporate quick photos or scans in a note. I know lots of non-technical users who have simply thrown out tons of their photos to download a new iOS update, simply because it was too hard to understand how to move files around or offload things that could enable an update to occur. To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. It had the potential to completely change the catalog of apps that work on the Mac, bringing thousands of previously unavailable apps to the platform. There's also a Kids tab (below) featuring easy to navigate content for kids and teens, and a Library tab that presents your own content in a sidebar layout similar to the new Music and Podcasts. Back in a 1994 interview with Rolling Stone, Steve Jobs had something to say about it, following his ouster. In Catalina, Notes gets new support for Continuity Sketch via an iOS device (more on that later) and a Gallery view that depicts your notes graphically as thumbnails rather than just by the first few words. It’s more likely that a critical app you care about won’t work on the latest version of macOS, and you’re likely dependent on your Mac for real work, so there are higher stakes for bugs. Sidecar has some advanced features. On top of everything, there’s also the open question of whether Apple is committed to Catalyst in the first place. With Macs, it makes more sense to wait, and with Catalina, that advice applies doubly so since most of the major updates on day one are about nicer media experiences. There's a System Preference panel for Sidecar on the Mac that lets you connect your iPad, and once you do your tablet appears to be a secondary display that either mirrors or extends your Mac desktop. New TCC policies in Catalina also prompt you to approve any app before it can capture keyboard activity, or take a photo or video of your screen.