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macOS Catalina is Out! – Whats New Every Change and Update

macOS Catalina is Out! – Whats New? Every Change and Update hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and Mac OS Catalina has been released to the public its now available for your Mac if its supported and to find out if its supported you can go to Apples website that shows which Macs specifically are supported there are an awful lot many of them from 2012 and newer or a 2015 MacBook and newer but Ill link that in the description below now lets go over all of the different features and changes and the actual download is going to take you a while because it came in at about 4.9 gigabytes for me so just expect it to be fairly large when you go ahead and install that now the first thing you may notice is there is no more iTunes and that is probably the biggest shift on this particular version instead of iTunes we now have 4 different apps or 3 apps and a different change so we have music we have TV we have podcasts and then we use finder for some of the other functions so for example instead of iTunes its now called music so lets go into music and youll see its just telling me my volumes all the way down thats because Im recording this now Ive expanded this out and as you can see if youre familiar with music on your phone or an iPad its very familiar so youll have your account in the upper right and then on the Left youll have Apple music youll have your 4 you browse and radio and then youll have your library along with your playlists below this and they all sync and youll see it says updating artists artwork this may take a while but youll see these are all the different things that Ive have in for you and then I can go into the library see all of my other music and things like that recently added for example so theres a lot of familiarity and simplification going on here as well if we go into the Preferences youll see that we can sync the library we have automatic downloads we also have playback under playback we can crossfade songs and things like that and change the quality of the playback so if youre into higher res audio of course you can bump that up and then we have files in different locations if you want to just add music and then you have some restrictions as well as advanced and what youll see is these settings are very familiar across all of the new apps so lets go ahead and close this out and go into the next one and the next one is podcasts so if we go into podcasts again youll see that I have my podcasts here it looks just like the music app with listen now and browse and top charts and it syncs with the podcast app on your phone so if you have it on your phone or iPad its going to be the exact same and again if I go into podcasts and I click preferences youll see that its going to basically have a similar layout to what we had with music with playback and advanced and then we can sync subscriptions across our devices and its a really simple easy way to see the podcasts and have it broken out since this is a pretty big category these days and then finally the TV app and the TV app is really simple again its its just like what you have on your iPad or iPhone and also Apple TV so you have watch now you have movies you have TV shows you even have a kids section along with library and then you can see maybe some recently added movies that you have purchased things like that and you can scroll through them and just play them here now there are some editions with the TV app so even though its similar to music it also syncs everywhere now so maybe I start spider-man far from home I get halfway through it when I get on my iPhone it will pick up where it left off on the Mac so thats really nice and then also it adds dolby atmos support so well have that as well so those are really nice features that theyve just brought across again simplifying it but also making it better again if I go to preferences youll see its the same so always check for available downloads weve got basically the same exact settings in all of these apps so restrictions all of the same sort of idea so Ill go ahead and close this out and now the one thing you may be thinking if youre not familiar with this is what do I do if I have an iPhone and I want to update it or restore it how do I do that well let me show you how you do that now once youve plugged in your iPhone your iPod iPod Touch or iPad go ahead and click on finder and on finder on the left here youll see that it says iPhone click on iPhone and now it looks basically the same as it did before we have all of the same information just like we did before in iTunes but instead its now in finder so instead of having iTunes do everything its now split up and you can have check for update or restore your phone and see your music and theyve just split it into different sections youll see the different things here TV shows podcasts things like that audiobooks ebooks photos etc so you get the idea its very simple theyve just moved it to finder and you access it like any other device or drive so its really nice that way and I think its easy enough to get used to once you know where everythings at now lets go ahead and close that out and take a look at the next thing now theyve made some changes to System Preferences they has more options and it looks slightly different so if we move this to the center here youll see I have my name at the top along with my my aunt emoji or picture whatever Im using on my phone and now we have one place for our Apple ID so youll see Apple ID and family sharing you can set these up right here its very simple and straightforward and if I click on my Apple ID it opens up and on the left it gives me an overview I have my name phone and email password and security and is all of my devices and media and purchases here as well so everythings here its telling me my iCloud storage we can turn it on and off see everything that we would normally see again just like we would on an iPhone or an iPad theyre really unifying the way this works across all devices so I think this makes it much easier across not only the Mac but everything else its kind of all the same now also if I click on the word overview youll see it says one account for everything you do with Apple manage your Apple ID view your subscriptions and payment information and adjust iCloud preferences for this Mac so its just saying its unifying everything now if we go back we have some new wallpaper so you may have already seen the one in the background here this is the default wallpaper but we have some new ones as well so if we go to desktop and screen saver you can scroll down through here and youll see we have some really nice different images so heres one Catalina shoreline and it shows all of the different images and so thats really nice just scroll through theres not a ton of them youll see theres about eight to ten depending on if you want to include the night or day or night modes that you have it will switch depending on the time of day I really like this light version of Catalina a day but if you want to change that you can and then if we go back and go to general if youre not familiar with dark mode as youre seeing it here we can go to light mode dark mode have it auto switch whatever wed like so well just leave it how it is for now its a little easier to see and thats it now you may notice here as well we have some notifications theres a new icon and these are all of your notifications from different applications that you may or may not want to disturb you so you can turn on do not disturb you have a little bit more access to different settings and things like that again more access to things like wallet and Apple pay youve got your spotlight search but we now have screen time as well so if you use screen time on your iPhone and iPad you now have it on your Mac so currently its off we could turn it on and then we can see our things like app usage our notifications how often we open or close the device or pick it up if its an iPhone we can set down time for a time we want to not use the device we can set app limits always allowed in content and privacy now aside from the changes Ive already gone over in preferences there are some new icons that have changed as well and theres also sidecar well talk about that in a moment but Apple has updated the App Store a little bit in this update and theyve added arcade so if youre not familiar with our cade you can have a hundred plus games for $4.99 a month and again this spans across all your devices now Apple TV and iPhones and iPads so you can play all of these games and all your devices so if you prefer to use a Mac you can use a Mac whatever youd like theyve also updated the Mac to support catalyst apps or mac catalysts and what this is is it now allows apps that run on ipad to run on your Mac and more easily for the developer to just move them over so for example Apple gave Twitter as an example youve got the Twitter app on your iPhone and iPad it will now be able to easily be moved to the Mac so you can use it here there will be games and other apps as well and apple also has a couple catalyst apps one of them is stocks and it looks just like the iPad app youll see you can scroll through the news you have your stocks on the left and then you can make this large or smaller and the apps are ok but theyre very simple so well see how that goes later throughout the year with different applications as they start to support it now aside from that Apple has made a major change to photos its been completely redesigned just like it was on iOS 13 and iPad OS and as you can see as I scroll through theres some article playing in real time this is iPhone footage I took using my iPhone of the new surface devices so its pretty nice just to be able to scroll through and see these and then on the Left we have memories and memories youll see it says Im in nature youll see this is from September and this is the leak of the iPad or its the iPad pro coming out probably later this month and theres just some more things here as well so weve got it my trip to Manhattan weve got my Tesla here and just some other trips and you can go into these and get more details so this was an update that came out while I was on a trip and youll see all the photos now you can also see things like for your favorites and people and places like we could be for but its just more simplified but if we go into one of the photos we now have new editing tools so if we go into edit we can fully adjust everything and then it also wont integrate tightly with things like Pixelmator if you have that app Pixelmator pro for example but we can adjust everything from white balance you can adjust skin tone you can adjust the curves of the image so if we want to change this we can change the image in real time and its nice and fast so everything works really well or we can just have it do do everything automatically and just see what it looks like so and it will revert to an original with no problem its non-destructive editing and it works really well youve got all sorts of options now so you really dont even need photoshop if youre just doing basic adjustments so its really nice or Lightroom or anything like that you can do it all from here if youre just doing minor changes now if we close out of this Apple has updated the reminders app its a completely new app as you can see here it looks different it syncs of course across your other devices but if we want to add something we can just add a reminder remind me to publish this article you can add a location at a date well go into the eye here we can remind me on a day or at a location at an image at a URL give it a priority and you can even have lists with families and maybe something like a grocery list for example you have a lot of different options for using this as reminders sharing it scheduling it flagging it its really simple and if you use a reminders app this one is probably enough for most people there are others out there but this one is a very nice redesign from what Apple had before lets go ahead and close this out and another thing theyve changed is find mine and now on the iPhone there used to be find my friends and Find My iPhone theyve combined them into this new app called find my and we have it on the Mac as well so lets go ahead and open it up on the Left I have myself and then all of the different people whose locations Im aware of andor Im sharing with and then I also have access to my devices as well it will pinpoint where theyre located and you can see it on a really nice map that we have here of course I dont live anywhere near here but it will pinpoint exactly where theyre located where your device is where your family is and someone else can log in here too if theyre trying to find their device so its really nice its just a simple map with a hybrid view in a satellite view but I think you get the idea now lets go back into preferences and talk about sidecar to use sidecar you can either use it wired using USB C to USB C or USB C to lie if you have that or whatever combination or you can do it wirelessly if youre on the same wireless network so on the Mac for example just go to select device select the device you want to connect to and you need to have iPad OS running on the iPad give it just a moment and now we have mac OS running through sidecar on ipad OS so we can use the pencil to move this around let me move this in a little bit closer here can move the window around maybe we want to open Safari wait for it to open we can go to our favorite website wait for it to load and then we can scroll through the website using two fingers and depending on your wireless connection that will make a difference as far as latency is concerned but if you want the best experience just to use it wired now the other thing you can do is maybe you want to use Final Cut Pro in here or maybe Photoshop you can use the pencil to do that and drag around and paint in things so you have that option to do that you can close out the windows whatever you want to do you can use the iPad to control everything and this used to be done using other apps and things like that but now its native to Mac OS Catalina and iPad OS so its a really nice feature the other thing you can do with it as well is mirror your display so maybe you just want a secondary display or you want to mirror the display you can do that as well now if we go out of sidecar youll see we have something new under accessibility so lets go into accessibility and then under accessibility we have something called voice control and voice control allows us to completely control the computer using just our voice so if we enable this its taking a moment the first time you turn it on it will take a moment now when we have voice control enabled it will allow us to control the Mac completely by our voice so if we have a little bit of a problem either clicking on things maybe we have motor skill issues or maybe we have the complete loss of our limbs altogether we can completely control everything with our voice instead of using a mouse so let me give you a quick example open music and youll see the music app open quit music and now its gone so that gives you an idea you can use this to type you can use it to dictate a note or whatever youd like its very intuitive theres a bunch of different commands you can give it as well theres a full vocabulary youll see theres all the different commands and its very comprehensive so its I think this will be very useful for people in need now theres a couple of other enhancements as well if I bring Safari up here again where it gives the support in Mac Catalina devices if you hover over a word and you hold the command key it actually makes that word larger so if I hold command and move over any of this text if Im having trouble seeing it you can just hover over and it makes it a little bit larger it makes it very nice to be able to see this theres also another option so that maybe you have a secondary display plugged in if you have a secondary display plugged in you can use one display zoomed in and the other regular like were seeing here so we might have this portion of the display zoomed in right here on one display and on another display have it zoomed out we now have the option to do that now if I go back into Safari and I open a new tab holding command T youll see theres an all new start screen start screen again is just like we have on iPad or iPhone with iOS 13 and so we have a new start page we also have Siri suggestions if we have it turned on we also get weak password warnings as well and then we can use picture and picture from the tab where the audio button is so maybe youre in an application thats using audio youll see a little audio button here let me show you what I mean at the top here youll see we have this little audio icon and if I option click or right click I have the tablet sound now this doesnt work everywhere but if I do the same thing again I can enter picture in picture mode if it supports it you have to have article that will support this but generally I have not been able to get it to work with things like YouTube or Vimeo and that was my own article playing I just could not get it to work so it was not something that I was able to find anything that was really relevant at this for that now another nice thing is if you start typing the address of something for a tab thats already open youll see that Apple will actually automatically recommend you to switch to that tab if youre using Safari so youll see it finds this tab here it says switch to tab and it sees that we already have that website open so again if youre in a tab type one thats already open youll see you can switch to that tab its really nice very simple and straightforward but its a nice little touch lets go ahead and close Safari now QuickTime is actually getting an update and I dont know the last time QuickTime was updated but it gets some significant updates and one of them is picture and picture support so let me go into a very old article from last year and youll see this is iOS eleven point four point one beta 5 so its a pretty old article but youll see now we have picture and picture support so thats really nice we also have transparent article support timecode support and then if we go into window youll see theres show movie inspector this will give us more information specifically about what were seeing here so it tells you the format its in the size of the article as far as resolution the data size the data rate so its pretty nice youve just got more information as opposed to what you had before so its just a little update but something that adds a little more value to QuickTime now if youre using the home app that gets a very small update so lets get out of this folder and then well go over to home and in the home app just like with iOS 13 it now supports cameras so it supports a secure article cameras that will be encrypted end-to-end and then also maybe we want to change one of these icons here we can option click or right right click go to settings and here we have the little light bulb icon if I click on that I can change it to what represents the type of light that Im using so maybe its a table lamp or a different type recessed lighting I can change it to whatever Id like so its just a couple little updates so very nice very small but its a nice little addition male gets a little update as well so lets go into male now with in male we have the option to unsubscribe from mailing lists now so youll see it says this message is from a mailing list unsubscribe I actually appreciate these emails so I wont 1 subscribe but you have that option now now if we go to another email maybe we dont want anything sent from the App Store anymore if we click on the name here we can now block the contact so if we dont want any more email from Apple we could block it if we wanted to you can also mute threads if you have a big threat of different information going back and forth you dont want to see anymore and you have this new classic updated layout and that is really it for male theres not a whole lot new but theres some real small refinements and things like mute here as well or notify me as well for these type of emails so overall its a nice little update if youre used to a lot more features you may want to look at a different email app but lets go ahead and close this one out and take a look at the next thing and the next one is notes so if I go into notes youll see it says whats new and this is all thats new so I just wanted to show you this so we have a new gallery view so we can see them in a tie of the fashion we also have new checklist options so we had checklists but now you can automatically move them to the bottom you can quickly reorder them and you can share folders so you can share a folder with someone so that they can participate and collaborate on something so well hit continue and youll see heres the tiled view and heres all of my recent article notes so maybe Ill go into this one that just says iPhone battery percentage and in here if I want to collaborate I can just add a contact here add people to this note and then they can collaborate so its very simple theres not a whole lot new like I said theres new checklist options for sorting and things like that if you option click or right click on on things but other than that its basically the same with a few extra features now they did improve some security as well so if we go into system preferences youll see if we go to security and privacy theyve changed this a little bit well wait for it to open but things just like screen recording like Im doing now have changed so theyre individualised now so screen recording quicktime player is allowed to screen record if I go into maybe photos access or location services its all broken up into different groups or microphone for example you need to give access specifically for each application theyve also completely made the whole OS in its own read-only volume which is separated from everything else it cannot be overwritten so maybe youre afraid of getting a virus or something like that it cannot write to the core os or the kernel part of the OS everything else operates around it which should help with things like viruses or a different malware also if you have a Mac that has a t2 chip in it you can activation lock it so maybe it gets stolen or someone has it they shouldnt have it or someone finds it or something you can lock it down and only you can access it now there is a new option to approve with Apple watch if youre using your Apple watch for security purposes you can approve different purchases now using the side button on the Apple watch to authenticate so things like notes and apps and things like that or view passwords should be accessible through that I have not been able to use that yet though and that is everything new thats major in Mac OS Catalina so there are a few little changes here and there all over the place this is probably the least updated OS out of all of the new ones but it does have a lot of similar features and will continue to work really well it should have some performance improvements as well and Ive seen no slowdown on this older 2016 MacBook that Im recording from now but if you found anything else significant let me know in the comments below also if you havent subscribed please subscribe and like if you enjoyed the article as always thanks for watching this is Aaron Ill see you next time macOS Catalina is Out! – Whats New? Every Change and Update hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and Mac OS Catalina has been released to the public its now available for your Mac if its supported and to find out if its supported you can go to Apples website that shows which Macs specifically are supported there are an awful lot many of them from 2012 and newer or a 2015 MacBook and newer but Ill link that in the description below now lets go over all of the different features and changes and the actual download is going to take you a while because it came in at about 4.9 gigabytes for me so just expect it to be fairly large when you go ahead and install that now the first thing you may notice is there is no more iTunes and that is probably the biggest shift on this particular version instead of iTunes we now have 4 different apps or 3 apps and a different change so we have music we have TV we have podcasts and then we use finder for some of the other functions so for example instead of iTunes its now called music so lets go into music and youll see its just telling me my volumes all the way down thats because Im recording this now Ive expanded this out and as you can see if youre familiar with music on your phone or an iPad its very familiar so youll have your account in the upper right and then on the Left youll have Apple music youll have your 4 you browse and radio and then youll have your library along with your playlists below this and they all sync and youll see it says updating artists artwork this may take a while but youll see these are all the different things that Ive have in for you and then I can go into the library see all of my other music and things like that recently added for example so theres a lot of familiarity and simplification going on here as well if we go into the Preferences youll see that we can sync the library we have automatic downloads we also have playback under playback we can crossfade songs and things like that and change the quality of the playback so if youre into higher res audio of course you can bump that up and then we have files in different locations if you want to just add music and then you have some restrictions as well as advanced and what youll see is these settings are very familiar across all of the new apps so lets go ahead and close this out and go into the next one and the next one is podcasts so if we go into podcasts again youll see that I have my podcasts here it looks just like the music app with listen now and browse and top charts and it syncs with the podcast app on your phone so if you have it on your phone or iPad its going to be the exact same and again if I go into podcasts and I click preferences youll see that its going to basically have a similar layout to what we had with music with playback and advanced and then we can sync subscriptions across our devices and its a really simple easy way to see the podcasts and have it broken out since this is a pretty big category these days and then finally the TV app and the TV app is really simple again its its just like what you have on your iPad or iPhone and also Apple TV so you have watch now you have movies you have TV shows you even have a kids section along with library and then you can see maybe some recently added movies that you have purchased things like that and you can scroll through them and just play them here now there are some editions with the TV app so even though its similar to music it also syncs everywhere now so maybe I start spider-man far from home I get halfway through it when I get on my iPhone it will pick up where it left off on the Mac so thats really nice and then also it adds dolby atmos support so well have that as well so those are really nice features that theyve just brought across again simplifying it but also making it better again if I go to preferences youll see its the same so always check for available downloads weve got basically the same exact settings in all of these apps so restrictions all of the same sort of idea so Ill go ahead and close this out and now the one thing you may be thinking if youre not familiar with this is what do I do if I have an iPhone and I want to update it or restore it how do I do that well let me show you how you do that now once youve plugged in your iPhone your iPod iPod Touch or iPad go ahead and click on finder and on finder on the left here youll see that it says iPhone click on iPhone and now it looks basically the same as it did before we have all of the same information just like we did before in iTunes but instead its now in finder so instead of having iTunes do everything its now split up and you can have check for update or restore your phone and see your music and theyve just split it into different sections youll see the different things here TV shows podcasts things like that audiobooks ebooks photos etc so you get the idea its very simple theyve just moved it to finder and you access it like any other device or drive so its really nice that way and I think its easy enough to get used to once you know where everythings at now lets go ahead and close that out and take a look at the next thing now theyve made some changes to System Preferences they has more options and it looks slightly different so if we move this to the center here youll see I have my name at the top along with my my aunt emoji or picture whatever Im using on my phone and now we have one place for our Apple ID so youll see Apple ID and family sharing you can set these up right here its very simple and straightforward and if I click on my Apple ID it opens up and on the left it gives me an overview I have my name phone and email password and security and is all of my devices and media and purchases here as well so everythings here its telling me my iCloud storage we can turn it on and off see everything that we would normally see again just like we would on an iPhone or an iPad theyre really unifying the way this works across all devices so I think this makes it much easier across not only the Mac but everything else its kind of all the same now also if I click on the word overview youll see it says one account for everything you do with Apple manage your Apple ID view your subscriptions and payment information and adjust iCloud preferences for this Mac so its just saying its unifying everything now if we go back we have some new wallpaper so you may have already seen the one in the background here this is the default wallpaper but we have some new ones as well so if we go to desktop and screen saver you can scroll down through here and youll see we have some really nice different images so heres one Catalina shoreline and it shows all of the different images and so thats really nice just scroll through theres not a ton of them youll see theres about eight to ten depending on if you want to include the night or day or night modes that you have it will switch depending on the time of day I really like this light version of Catalina a day but if you want to change that you can and then if we go back and go to general if youre not familiar with dark mode as youre seeing it here we can go to light mode dark mode have it auto switch whatever wed like so well just leave it how it is for now its a little easier to see and thats it now you may notice here as well we have some notifications theres a new icon and these are all of your notifications from different applications that you may or may not want to disturb you so you can turn on do not disturb you have a little bit more access to different settings and things like that again more access to things like wallet and Apple pay youve got your spotlight search but we now have screen time as well so if you use screen time on your iPhone and iPad you now have it on your Mac so currently its off we could turn it on and then we can see our things like app usage our notifications how often we open or close the device or pick it up if its an iPhone we can set down time for a time we want to not use the device we can set app limits always allowed in content and privacy now aside from the changes Ive already gone over in preferences there are some new icons that have changed as well and theres also sidecar well talk about that in a moment but Apple has updated the App Store a little bit in this update and theyve added arcade so if youre not familiar with our cade you can have a hundred plus games for $4.99 a month and again this spans across all your devices now Apple TV and iPhones and iPads so you can play all of these games and all your devices so if you prefer to use a Mac you can use a Mac whatever youd like theyve also updated the Mac to support catalyst apps or mac catalysts and what this is is it now allows apps that run on ipad to run on your Mac and more easily for the developer to just move them over so for example Apple gave Twitter as an example youve got the Twitter app on your iPhone and iPad it will now be able to easily be moved to the Mac so you can use it here there will be games and other apps as well and apple also has a couple catalyst apps one of them is stocks and it looks just like the iPad app youll see you can scroll through the news you have your stocks on the left and then you can make this large or smaller and the apps are ok but theyre very simple so well see how that goes later throughout the year with different applications as they start to support it now aside from that Apple has made a major change to photos its been completely redesigned just like it was on iOS 13 and iPad OS and as you can see as I scroll through theres some article playing in real time this is iPhone footage I took using my iPhone of the new surface devices so its pretty nice just to be able to scroll through and see these and then on the Left we have memories and memories youll see it says Im in nature youll see this is from September and this is the leak of the iPad or its the iPad pro coming out probably later this month and theres just some more things here as well so weve got it my trip to Manhattan weve got my Tesla here and just some other trips and you can go into these and get more details so this was an update that came out while I was on a trip and youll see all the photos now you can also see things like for your favorites and people and places like we could be for but its just more simplified but if we go into one of the photos we now have new editing tools so if we go into edit we can fully adjust everything and then it also wont integrate tightly with things like Pixelmator if you have that app Pixelmator pro for example but we can adjust everything from white balance you can adjust skin tone you can adjust the curves of the image so if we want to change this we can change the image in real time and its nice and fast so everything works really well or we can just have it do do everything automatically and just see what it looks like so and it will revert to an original with no problem its non-destructive editing and it works really well youve got all sorts of options now so you really dont even need photoshop if youre just doing basic adjustments so its really nice or Lightroom or anything like that you can do it all from here if youre just doing minor changes now if we close out of this Apple has updated the reminders app its a completely new app as you can see here it looks different it syncs of course across your other devices but if we want to add something we can just add a reminder remind me to publish this article you can add a location at a date well go into the eye here we can remind me on a day or at a location at an image at a URL give it a priority and you can even have lists with families and maybe something like a grocery list for example you have a lot of different options for using this as reminders sharing it scheduling it flagging it its really simple and if you use a reminders app this one is probably enough for most people there are others out there but this one is a very nice redesign from what Apple had before lets go ahead and close this out and another thing theyve changed is find mine and now on the iPhone there used to be find my friends and Find My iPhone theyve combined them into this new app called find my and we have it on the Mac as well so lets go ahead and open it up on the Left I have myself and then all of the different people whose locations Im aware of andor Im sharing with and then I also have access to my devices as well it will pinpoint where theyre located and you can see it on a really nice map that we have here of course I dont live anywhere near here but it will pinpoint exactly where theyre located where your device is where your family is and someone else can log in here too if theyre trying to find their device so its really nice its just a simple map with a hybrid view in a satellite view but I think you get the idea now lets go back into preferences and talk about sidecar to use sidecar you can either use it wired using USB C to USB C or USB C to lie if you have that or whatever combination or you can do it wirelessly if youre on the same wireless network so on the Mac for example just go to select device select the device you want to connect to and you need to have iPad OS running on the iPad give it just a moment and now we have mac OS running through sidecar on ipad OS so we can use the pencil to move this around let me move this in a little bit closer here can move the window around maybe we want to open Safari wait for it to open we can go to our favorite website wait for it to load and then we can scroll through the website using two fingers and depending on your wireless connection that will make a difference as far as latency is concerned but if you want the best experience just to use it wired now the other thing you can do is maybe you want to use Final Cut Pro in here or maybe Photoshop you can use the pencil to do that and drag around and paint in things so you have that option to do that you can close out the windows whatever you want to do you can use the iPad to control everything and this used to be done using other apps and things like that but now its native to Mac OS Catalina and iPad OS so its a really nice feature the other thing you can do with it as well is mirror your display so maybe you just want a secondary display or you want to mirror the display you can do that as well now if we go out of sidecar youll see we have something new under accessibility so lets go into accessibility and then under accessibility we have something called voice control and voice control allows us to completely control the computer using just our voice so if we enable this its taking a moment the first time you turn it on it will take a moment now when we have voice control enabled it will allow us to control the Mac completely by our voice so if we have a little bit of a problem either clicking on things maybe we have motor skill issues or maybe we have the complete loss of our limbs altogether we can completely control everything with our voice instead of using a mouse so let me give you a quick example open music and youll see the music app open quit music and now its gone so that gives you an idea you can use this to type you can use it to dictate a note or whatever youd like its very intuitive theres a bunch of different commands you can give it as well theres a full vocabulary youll see theres all the different commands and its very comprehensive so its I think this will be very useful for people in need now theres a couple of other enhancements as well if I bring Safari up here again where it gives the support in Mac Catalina devices if you hover over a word and you hold the command key it actually makes that word larger so if I hold command and move over any of this text if Im having trouble seeing it you can just hover over and it makes it a little bit larger it makes it very nice to be able to see this theres also another option so that maybe you have a secondary display plugged in if you have a secondary display plugged in you can use one display zoomed in and the other regular like were seeing here so we might have this portion of the display zoomed in right here on one display and on another display have it zoomed out we now have the option to do that now if I go back into Safari and I open a new tab holding command T youll see theres an all new start screen start screen again is just like we have on iPad or iPhone with iOS 13 and so we have a new start page we also have Siri suggestions if we have it turned on we also get weak password warnings as well and then we can use picture and picture from the tab where the audio button is so maybe youre in an application thats using audio youll see a little audio button here let me show you what I mean at the top here youll see we have this little audio icon and if I option click or right click I have the tablet sound now this doesnt work everywhere but if I do the same thing again I can enter picture in picture mode if it supports it you have to have article that will support this but generally I have not been able to get it to work with things like YouTube or Vimeo and that was my own article playing I just could not get it to work so it was not something that I was able to find anything that was really relevant at this for that now another nice thing is if you start typing the address of something for a tab thats already open youll see that Apple will actually automatically recommend you to switch to that tab if youre using Safari so youll see it finds this tab here it says switch to tab and it sees that we already have that website open so again if youre in a tab type one thats already open youll see you can switch to that tab its really nice very simple and straightforward but its a nice little touch lets go ahead and close Safari now QuickTime is actually getting an update and I dont know the last time QuickTime was updated but it gets some significant updates and one of them is picture and picture support so let me go into a very old article from last year and youll see this is iOS eleven point four point one beta 5 so its a pretty old article but youll see now we have picture and picture support so thats really nice we also have transparent article support timecode support and then if we go into window youll see theres show movie inspector this will give us more information specifically about what were seeing here so it tells you the format its in the size of the article as far as resolution the data size the data rate so its pretty nice youve just got more information as opposed to what you had before so its just a little update but something that adds a little more value to QuickTime now if youre using the home app that gets a very small update so lets get out of this folder and then well go over to home and in the home app just like with iOS 13 it now supports cameras so it supports a secure article cameras that will be encrypted end-to-end and then also maybe we want to change one of these icons here we can option click or right right click go to settings and here we have the little light bulb icon if I click on that I can change it to what represents the type of light that Im using so maybe its a table lamp or a different type recessed lighting I can change it to whatever Id like so its just a couple little updates so very nice very small but its a nice little addition male gets a little update as well so lets go into male now with in male we have the option to unsubscribe from mailing lists now so youll see it says this message is from a mailing list unsubscribe I actually appreciate these emails so I wont 1 subscribe but you have that option now now if we go to another email maybe we dont want anything sent from the App Store anymore if we click on the name here we can now block the contact so if we dont want any more email from Apple we could block it if we wanted to you can also mute threads if you have a big threat of different information going back and forth you dont want to see anymore and you have this new classic updated layout and that is really it for male theres not a whole lot new but theres some real small refinements and things like mute here as well or notify me as well for these type of emails so overall its a nice little update if youre used to a lot more features you may want to look at a different email app but lets go ahead and close this one out and take a look at the next thing and the next one is notes so if I go into notes youll see it says whats new and this is all thats new so I just wanted to show you this so we have a new gallery view so we can see them in a tie of the fashion we also have new checklist options so we had checklists but now you can automatically move them to the bottom you can quickly reorder them and you can share folders so you can share a folder with someone so that they can participate and collaborate on something so well hit continue and youll see heres the tiled view and heres all of my recent article notes so maybe Ill go into this one that just says iPhone battery percentage and in here if I want to collaborate I can just add a contact here add people to this note and then they can collaborate so its very simple theres not a whole lot new like I said theres new checklist options for sorting and things like that if you option click or right click on on things but other than that its basically the same with a few extra features now they did improve some security as well so if we go into system preferences youll see if we go to security and privacy theyve changed this a little bit well wait for it to open but things just like screen recording like Im doing now have changed so theyre individualised now so screen recording quicktime player is allowed to screen record if I go into maybe photos access or location services its all broken up into different groups or microphone for example you need to give access specifically for each application theyve also completely made the whole OS in its own read-only volume which is separated from everything else it cannot be overwritten so maybe youre afraid of getting a virus or something like that it cannot write to the core os or the kernel part of the OS everything else operates around it which should help with things like viruses or a different malware also if you have a Mac that has a t2 chip in it you can activation lock it so maybe it gets stolen or someone has it they shouldnt have it or someone finds it or something you can lock it down and only you can access it now there is a new option to approve with Apple watch if youre using your Apple watch for security purposes you can approve different purchases now using the side button on the Apple watch to authenticate so things like notes and apps and things like that or view passwords should be accessible through that I have not been able to use that yet though and that is everything new thats major in Mac OS Catalina so there are a few little changes here and there all over the place this is probably the least updated OS out of all of the new ones but it does have a lot of similar features and will continue to work really well it should have some performance improvements as well and Ive seen no slowdown on this older 2016 MacBook that Im recording from now but if you found anything else significant let me know in the comments below also if you havent subscribed please subscribe and like if you enjoyed the article as always thanks for watching this is Aaron Ill see you next time

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