Apple came up with a fourth major update to the macOS Catalina operating system on 24th March 2020 – macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update
macOS Catalina 10.15.4 is available to download from the Mac App Store, your mac will notify you of the new update available. You can install it for free using the Update feature in the System Preferences app.
The macOS Catalina 10.15.4 update introduces Screen Time Communication Limits. It gives parents a control over with whom their children can contact using FaceTime, Phone, Messages, and iCloud Contacts. Apple Music now includes real-time lyrics. It allows a lyrics of a song to scroll by in real-time to the music you are listening to, so that you can enjoy the song in a more fun way. Apple has also added iCloud Folder Sharing, which can be done from Finder. There’s a new Head Pointer Accessibility option that allows the mouse cursor to be controlled with head movements using the Mac’s camera.
As per Apple’s release notes,
macOS Catalina includes :
iCloud Drive folder sharing from Finder
Controls to limit access only to people you explicitly invite, or grant access to anyone with the folder link
Permissions to choose who can make changes and upload files and who can only view and download files
Communication limits for controlling who your children can communicate with and be contacted by throughout the day and during downtime
Playback control of music videos for your children
Time-synced lyrics view for Apple Music, including the ability to jump to your favourite part of a song by clicking a line in lyrics view
Option to import Chrome passwords into your iCloud Keychain to easily AutoFill your passwords in Safari and across all your devices
Controls for duplicating a tab and for closing all tabs to the right of the current tab
HDR playback support on compatible computers for Netflix content
App Store with Apple Arcade
Universal Purchase support enables the use of a single purchase of a participating app across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac and Apple TV
Recently played Arcade games appear in the Arcade tab so you can continue playing on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac and Apple TV
Pro Display XDR
Customised reference modes that you can tailor to specific workflow needs by selecting from several colour gamut, white point, luminance and transfer function options
Head pointer preference for moving a cursor on the screen based on the precise movements of your head
This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.
High Dynamic Range output to HDR10-compatible third-party displays and TVs connected with DisplayPort or HDMI
OAuth authentication support with Outlook.com accounts for improved security
CalDav migration support when upgrading to iCloud reminders on a secondary device
Resolves an issue where text copied between apps may appear invisible when Dark Mode is active
Fixes an issue in Safari where a CAPTCHA tile may display incorrectly
Resolves an issue where Reminders may send notifications for completed reminders
Fixes an issue with screen brightness for the LG UltraFine 5K display after waking from sleep
Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices. For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT210642
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
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