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MacOS Catalina: Do you really have to update your Mac 

The other Apple applications also benefit from a few new features on Catalina, but the new features remain minor and will not push you to pass on the new version of MacOS. Find the list of novelties of MacOS 10.15 here.

How to install the latest macOS updates ?

MacOS updates improve the stability, safety and performance of your Mac. It is therefore important to install the latest updates. You thus prevent the applications suddenly from working. We explain to you how to install the latest macOS updates and how to activate automatic updates. It will only take you 2 minutes and you will no longer have to worry about it.

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To make sure you always have the latest macOS updates, activate the automatic update. It is very simple :

  • Click on the Apple logo at the top left of your screen and choose System preferences.
  • Click on Software updates.
    • You don’t see the icon Software updates ? In this case, use the App Store for the update.

    Your updates will now be installed automatically. You will be notified when your Mac must be restarted due to the updates. The moment does not suit you ? You can choose to install updates later.

    MacOS Catalina: Do you really have to update your Mac ?

    The macOS update is available, but beware: many applications are not compatible with MacOS Catalina.

    Thomas Coëffé / Published on October 8, 2019 at 10:29 am

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    An update is available on your Mac: but you have to download it and install it to benefit from the news of MacOS Catalina ? It’s tempting, but beware: if you use fairly old applications, they may no longer work with MacOS Catalina. We take stock of the arguments for and against the update.

    The news that makes you want to update your Mac

    There are many news from MacOS Catalina. But those who could convince you to update your Mac are counted on the fingers of one hand.

    Sidecar mode

    If you have an iPad, you will probably want to update your Mac. Under MacOS Catalina, you can indeed duplicate the screen of your Mac on your iPad or extend the screen of your Mac on your iPad. All about Sidecar mode.

    Apple Arcade

    If Apple Arcade interests you, no choice: you have to go to MacOS Catalina to benefit from it. As a reminder, this is a subscription service ($ 5 per month) allowing access to video games. You can play on your Mac, on iPhone (with iOS 13) and on iPad, and share a subscription for the whole family.

    The end of iTunes

    If you don’t like iTunes, go to MacOS Catalina. The famous Apple software disappears with Catalina. iTunes is actually divided into three applications: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Your contents are saved. But the end of iTunes could also encourage you not to update your Mac: many applications, based on the library of iTunes, do not work under MacOS Catalina.

    The other Apple applications also benefit from a few new features on Catalina, but the new features remain minor and will not push you to pass on the new version of MacOS. Find the list of novelties of MacOS 10.15 here.

    Before updating: Check the list of non-compatible applications

    Before updating your Mac, we invite you to perform two actions. The first is to save your Mac with Time Machine. You will be able to go back if, for one reason or another, MacOS Catalina does not suit you.

    The second action: Check the list of non-compatible applications with MacOS Catalina. This is the big black point of the update for many users. Apple decided that MacOS Mojave would be the latest version of MacOS that would support 32 -bit applications. These are relatively old applications, so some have not been updated for a long time. The decision should make it possible to modernize the applications available on Mac … but many popular apps will disappear.

    Also, the end of iTunes signs the death stop of several applications used by the DJs, which were based on the library of iTunes. If this is your case, it is also advisable to stay on MacOS Mojave, the time to find an alternative solution.

    If you use non-compatible applications with MacOS Catalina, your Mac has probably already warned you. If in doubt, you can very easily view the list of non-compatible applications with MacOS Catalina (follow the link to consult the guide). If these applications are important for you, do not install the update !