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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15, watchOS 6.2 and tvOS 13.4

Together with iOS / iPadOS 13.4, Apple has made publicly available the final versions of macOS Catalina 10.15.4, watchOS 6.2 and tvOS 13.4 . As for the Mac software update, it comes a couple of months after the release of macOS Catalina 10.15.3.

Among the main innovations we point out the introduction of the "Screen Time Communication Limits" function, already seen with iOS 13.3.1. This allows parents to limit their children to certain reachable Facetime contacts, phone, messages and iCloud. It improves accessibility, thanks to the introduction of a mouse control function with the head, using the Mac camera. In addition, the lyrics arrive in Apple Music in real time.

As for watchOS 6.2, support for in-app purchases arrives through the App Store directly from Apple Watch, in addition to the resolution of some bugs. Finally comes tvOS 13.4 for Apple TV of the fourth and fifth generation, what at the moment seems to be the update with less news than the others, in fact we only find corrections and performance improvements.

All new operating systems are available for public download on compatible devices, in the next few hours we will better analyze the news and in case we will proceed to further investigations.

Finder

  • Share iCloud Drive folders from the Finder.
  • Controls to limit access only to users you explicitly invite or grant access to anyone with the link to the folder.
  • Permissions to choose who can make changes and upload files and who can only view and download files.

Usage time

  • Communication limits to control who your children can communicate with and who they can be contacted during the day and during their break.
  • Video clip playback controls for your kids.

Music

  • View with synchronized lyrics on Apple Music, including the ability to switch to your favorite part of the song by clicking on a line in the text view.

Safari

  • Option to import Chrome passwords into iCloud keychain to automatically fill in passwords easily on Safari and on all devices.
  • Check to duplicate a panel and close all panels to the right of the current one.
  • Support for HDR playback of Netflix content on compatible computers.

App Store with Apple Arcade

  • "One-time purchase" support, which allows you to use a one-time purchase for a compatible app on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
  • Recently opened Arcade games appear in the Arcade panel to continue using them on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.

Pro Display XDR

  • Customized reference modes that you can adapt to your specific workflow needs by selecting from various options for color gamut, white point, luminance and transfer function.

Accessibility

  • Head Pointer Preferences, which allows you to move a cursor on the screen based on precise movements of your head.

The update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) output for HDR10 compatible third party monitors and TVs connected with DisplayPort or HDMI.
  • Support for OAuth authentication with Outlook.com account for added security.
  • Support for CalDav migration when updating iCloud reminders on a secondary device.
  • Fixed an issue where text copied from one app to another may not be visible with dark mode active.
  • Fixed an issue with Safari where the CAPTCHA mosaic would sometimes not display correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where Reminders could send notifications for completed reminders.
  • Fixed a screen brightness issue that occurred when exiting the stop with the LG UltraFine 5K monitor.