Apple begins beta testing macOS Catalina 10.15.1

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The Photos app gets a couple of new features in macOS Catalina 10.15.1.
The Photos app gets a couple of new features in macOS Catalina 10.15.1.
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Just days after the release of its newest Mac operating system, Apple has started beta testing the first update, macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Currently, this offers just a few minor changes for this company’s laptops and desktops.

What’s new in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Beta

The release notes for macOS 10.15.1 indicate that adds support for AMD Navi RDNA — a type of add-on GPU intended for gamers.

In addition, this Catalina update includes improvements to the Photos app. Users can now filter by Favorites, Edited, Photos, Videos or Keywords in the new All Photos view. And it’s now possible to show Titles in this view.

It’s possible other changes will be made in this version before it’s released.

For Devs only

At present, the first macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Beta is only for developers. If Apple follows its previous habits, a public version will debut soon, though.

In the mean time, getting access to this pre-release edition requires joining the Apple Developer Program, which costs $99 a year.

Catalina 10.15 launched on Monday, and is causing some problems. Adobe suggests users of its apps to hold off upgrading, for example. And there are complaints about the end of support for 32-bit software.