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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.4

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.4 along with iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4 and watchOS 6.2 to the public.

This update brings in several features and bug fixes which are:

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1. macOS and iOS App Purchases: This update along iOS and iPadOS 13.4 will enable universal purchases for apps on iOS or iPadOS and macOS. This means that if you purchase an app on the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, you can download the same app if available on your Mac without any additional cost.  Note that the app should be available on both the platforms for this to work.

2. Music: The Music App on this version of macOS has support for time-synced lyrics for Apple Music Subscribers, just like we have on iOS 13.

3. iCloud Folder Sharing: Apple has brought support for iCloud Folder Sharing for macOS too. This is directly implemented into Finder.  Apple also introduced this feature on iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4. Update your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to use this feature.

4. Screen Time: You will be able to set communication limits for your children and control who your children can contact during certain hours or during downtime.

According to Apple,

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 favorite part of a song by clicking a line in lyrics view

Safari

Option to import Chrome passwords into your iCloud Keychain for easy AutoFill of 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 singular 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

Customized reference modes that you can tailor to specific workflow needs by selecting from several color 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 for 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

View the full release notes by Apple here.

Update your Mac to the latest software to enjoy the latest features.

 

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