macOS Catalina 10.15.2 goes into beta testing

By

macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta available for developers
Developers get their first taste of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 in beta form.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Testing for the next version of macOS just began. macOS Catalina 10.15.2 will replace a update that came out only a week ago, but Apple never really stops work on any of its operating systems.

All we know at this point is that the initial beta of this upcoming version makes a few tweaks to networking, but more significant changes are possible.

macOS Catalina is out with new apps, Apple Arcade, Sidecar and more

By

macOS Catalina is here. But proceed from Mojave with caution.
macOS Catalina is here. But proceed from Mojave with caution.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s big update for Macs, macOS Catalina, is finally out today bringing with it a host of new features, apps, privacy improvements, and much more.

Developers just received the gold master version of macOS Catalina last week, but today’s launch was a bit of a surprise. Anyone that has a compatible Mac can grab the new update from the Mac App Store for free.

Apple seeds full version of macOS Catalina to developers

By

macOS Catalina release date
Get ready: macOS Catalina is nearly here.
Photo: Apple

Work has wrapped up on the full version of macOS Catalina, and Apple sent the resulting Golden Master to developers. This is the last step before releasing the first non-beta of version 10.15 to the general public.

Catalina splits iTunes into a number of other applications, and allows iPads to be easily used as a Mac’s second display.

Developers start tinkering with fifth macOS Catalina beta

By

Apple Music in macOS Catalina
Apple Music replacing iTunes is one of the biggest changes in macOS Catalina.
Photo: Apple

The debut of macOS 10.15 took a step nearer with the release of macOS Catalina Developer beta 5.  Catalina is intended to let third-party software developers test if their apps are ready for the new version, which will bring significant changes including the end of iTunes.

Craig Federighi predicts macOS Catalina’s Project Catalyst will benefit iPad too

By

Craig Federighi Apple SVP of Software Engineering
Apple’s software chief expects those who develop apps for Mac or iPad to start creating software for both.
Photo: Apple

Project Catalyst enables developers to easily port their iPad applications to Mac. It’s an important part of macOS Catalina, and is expected to bring a rush of new software to Apple’s laptops and desktops. But the company’s head of Software Engineering says the iPad will gain as well.

Rather than developers specializing in Mac or iPad, as is typical now, Craig Federighi sees devs using Catalyst to create great new software for both platforms.

What to expect from WWDC 2019

By

WWDC 2019
It’s going to be big!
Photo: Apple

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is just days away and it’s shaping up to be one of the most software-packed events in the company’s history.

New software for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and more will be shown off for the first time when Tim Cook takes the stage on June 3rd. Most of the event will be focused solely on Apple’s biggest software updates of the year, but there’s a chance we could see some new hardware too.

WWDC surprises revealed: iTunes dead, brand new apps, more

By

WWDC 2019
It’s going to be big!
Photo: Apple

A new report citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans has revealed a number of WWDC surprises ahead of Monday’s big keynote.

Fans can look forward to software updates that make Apple Watch less reliant on iPhone, and iPad more of a laptop replacement. And a number of brand new apps — one of which will kill off iTunes.

WWDC banners pop up in San Jose ahead of Monday’s keynote

By

WWDC 2019 banner
WWDC kicks off on Monday, June 3.
Photo: David Lewis Thomas/9to5Mac

Apple has started erecting WWDC artwork around the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, ahead of Monday’s big developer event.

Banners featuring neon icons and other assets now hang from streetlights and transit stops downtown around the venue that will house this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Workers also started decorating the front of the convention center itself.

All the major features to expect in macOS 10.15

By

MacBook Pro coding
Apple is coding up some big upgrades for Mac this fall.
Photo: Apple

iOS 13 is expected to be the star of WWDC 2019, but this year’s conference could unleash some of the biggest changes for the Mac we’ve ever seen.

The rumor mill has been dishing out tons of details about macOS 10.15 in the lead up to WWDC 2019. We’ve already seen screenshots of some of the new apps and gotten some good details on how iOS apps are making their way onto the Mac. There’s still plenty of room for Apple to surprise us when it reveals the full details of macOS 10.15 on June 3, but here’s what we know about it so far.