macOS Catalina 10.15.4
macOS Catalina 10.15.4 source - apple.com

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update

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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
macOS Catalina
source – https://www.apple.com/macos/catalina/

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.

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update
macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update

As per Apple’s release notes,

macOS Catalina includes :

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 introduces iCloud Drive folder sharing, Screen Time communications limits, Apple Music time-synced lyrics view and more. The update also improves the stability, reliability and security of your Mac.

Finder

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

Screen Time

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

Music

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

Safari

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

Accessibility

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

This article was more of an news update to whats happening in the technology around that we are using. Still more news updates yet to come.

So stay tuned…

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