macOS Catalina 10.15.4 is Out! – What’s New?

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 is Out! – What’s New?


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and
yesterday Apple released Mac OS Catalina 10.15 .4 this came out alongside
iOS 13.3, iPad OS 13.4 four and watch OS 6.2 all of
which I’ve covered in separate videos now this update brings new features and
bug fixes and some updates and so we’ll talk about that in a moment but the
first thing is this took quite a while to install it took probably thirty
minutes to install and depending on your internet connection that will vary a
little bit but let’s take a look at the new features so the first thing is if we
go into finder and if we click on iCloud Drive we now have iCloud Drive folder
sharing so if we right-click or option click on a folder we go to share we now
have an option to add people so if we click on add people we can now add
people to collaborate within that folder so that they can actually download maybe
modify a file and you can send that information to them through mail
messages copy a link or airdrop if we click on share options you can change
who can access it based on only people you invite or anyone with a link also
you can give them permissions to view only or make changes so it’s a nice
little update that goes along with what we have on iOS 13.4 let’s go
ahead and take a look at the next update which has to do with screen time so
we’ll close this out we’ll go to System Preferences and then we’ll go to screen
time now under screen time they’ve added a feature we’ve had for a little while
on iOS so if you setup family sharing and you have some children you can
select them here and let me select another person on the Left we have
communication if we go into communication we now have communication
limits for who your children can communicate with and be contacted by
throughout the day and during downtime so maybe they shouldn’t be contacting
someone while at school you can turn that on otherwise you can leave it open
to everyone it’s just up to you as a parent you could set this up for anyone
though that you have in family sharing now they’ve also added additional
controls to allow for access to things like music videos so you can restrict
access to it or allow it based off music profiles or if we go into stores here
your TV shows app and everything else so the music videos
have been added to this and it’s just something new that gives you a little
extra control now they’ve updated music with the lyrics feature that we have
already with iOS 13 so it’s really nice we’ll wait for it to open here and go to
for you and if I click on a song here I have my volume down but I’ll click play
and in the upper right you’ll see we have a lyrics button and the lyrics are
in real-time and we can click on any lyric to jump to that part in the song
so if I click down here let me go ahead and click on this one you’ll see the
song jumps up here if I want to go back to the beginning of the song it will
jump back so you can now have that within music on a Mac so it’s a really
nice feature that we’ve had on iOS for a little while but they’ve added to the
Mac and it works with any song that’s in Apple music that has lyrics not all of
them have now there’s some new updates within Safari or a couple extra features
so let’s go into Safari and if we go to file and then go down to import from we
can select Google Chrome and we now have the option to import passwords so we can
import any of those passwords into your iCloud keychain for an easy autofill of
your information so that will work across all of your devices so that’s
really nice now they’ve also added controls for
duplicating a tab and for closing all tabs to the right of the current tab so
we want to open this here and a new one click a little plus and we can
right-click or option click and close tab or close other tabs so we can close
this tab you’ve got a couple different options as
well so we can close them all at once so we now have those options and now Safari
also supports HDR playback on compatible computers for Netflix content so if you
have an HDR display you’ll be able to see that now there’s been some updates
to the App Store and the first one is Universal purchase support now I mention
this with my iOS 13.4 video and what this allows for is maybe you
purchase a finicky designer well the developer now has the option to
give you that same app on your iPhone iPod Touch iPad Mac and Apple TV for one
price now they don’t have to do that but there’s that option now so you’ve seen
this a lot with iPhones and iPads but now it carries across to the map the
other update is with arcade and if you subscribe to our cade you’ll start
seeing the options of games that will carry across different devices so for
example if I try this new game spider I could start playing it here and then
I’ll have the ability to continue playing that on an Apple TV iPhone iPod
Touch iPad or Mac so depending on what device amount I can just continue it
where I left off on the other devices so it’s a nice little update now there’s an
update with the new Pro display XDR so I don’t have one of those this is an iMac
Pro I’m recording this on but the pro display XDR if we go to that will go to
Mac and this is their 5000 to $7000 display depending on which one you get
but they’ve added customized reference modes that you can tailor to specific
workflow needs so you can select things like color gamut and things like that
so if we go to displays for example we have our normal options but we have
different options for color gamut and things that will show up under color if
you have a pro display XDR there’s a new accessibility option that’s been added
for controlling your Mac as well so if we go into our preferences then we go to
accessibility then we scroll down to pointer control under pointer control if
we click on alternate control methods we now have an able head pointer and this
will allow the pointer to be controlled by your movement of your head captured
by the camera as it says here so if I click on options you can see there I am
in the camera and I can turn this on and it’s a little tricky to get it to use
but if I turn on head point it says head pointer on I should be able
to control my pointer by looking at the screen using the control of my head and
you’ll see the pointer is moving around now it’s not incredibly fluid on how to
use it it will take some time to learn how to use it but the option is there if
you want to use this so it’s nice that they’re adding accessibility options for
all sorts of controls now the next update was a big one for me or at least
I thought so until I tried to use it and that is display support for HDR 10
compatible third-party displays now Apple had only supported HDR on things
like iMac Pro if you were watching specific movies but now they’re
supporting it with third-party displays if you have an HDR 10 compatible display
the catch is it only works over DisplayPort or HDMI for some reason now
I have a 5k by 2k display that I use with my Mac Pro and you have to use HDMI
or display port but the Mac Pro only has HDMI and the resolution is not correct
when I’m doing that now it looks good but you don’t have the options like you
do here such as scaled where you can scale text and things like that if
you’re not using the thunderbolt connection
so hopefully Apple enables it to use Thunderbolt that you do have a new
option for HDR if you have an HDR 10 compatible display and you’re using
those specific connectors now they’ve added a couple things that are pretty
quick to go over ooofff Afeni keishon support with Outlook calm they’ve also
added Cal dev migration support when upgrading to iCloud reminders on a
secondary device now they’ve resolved some issues where a text copied between
apps may appear invisible when dark mode is active they’ve also fixed an issue in
Safari where CAPTCHA tiles may not display correctly and they’ve resolved
issues with reminders not sending notifications for completed reminders
and then finally they’ve fixed an issue with screen brightness on the lg ultra
fine 5k display after waking from sleep so those are the bug fixes that they
mentioned and then there’s also over 20 security updates that they’ve mentioned
as well and I can link those in the description so you can take a look at
them but they have to do with everything from the kernel to Bluetooth and other
features as well so a lot of things should be fixed in this update and it
should be more secure that’s it for Mac OS catallena 10.5
15.4 if you found anything else let me know in the comments below but really
the big changes should come up with the next version with that live stream of
WWDC or whatever happens with that so expect 10.15.5 a
little later on in June at least a first look at it or sometime around that but
let me know if you found anything if you’d like to get your hands on this
wallpaper I’ll link it in the description as I always do if you
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next time

100 thoughts to “macOS Catalina 10.15.4 is Out! – What’s New?”

  1. Thank you very much for this awesome update! ❤️ sorry I haven’t been watching, I’ve been very busy getting supplies! I still support u anyways and I always think of u! ❤️

  2. macOS Catalina 10.15.4 is out with a few new features and changes along with bug fixes and security updates. Did you install it yet and how long did it take? Thanks for watching!

  3. I really can’t stand macOS Catalina to be honest. Apple took away some of the most useful features for no reason.

    My family & I have been using Dashboard for years. Their recent macOS Catalina completely took this away… destroying a perfect smooth workflow smh

  4. In my notifications, the title read as: "macOS Catalina is Out!" and I was thinking, Fam Catalina has been out since October 7th, 2019

  5. With the option of universal purchasing, I fully predict many developers to be greedy and require separate purchases on every device

  6. I hope for 10.16 they change the volume display because it is so annoying! Also update Safari so it can support 4K video

  7. Did they fixed the mail bug.. for some reason I get an error when I try to add my gmail account on my MacBook Pro 2014.. 🤷🏻‍♂️ this is only happening now with Catalina

  8. The question is: "Did they fix the 16" MacBook Pro popping speaker"? – Installing the update now and will check, but hope so they did fix it.

  9. Amazing review!! Love how you’re to the point!! I do wish Catalina would evolve to be a little more app-linked/friendly. Google Pixelbook is way too app-only (and awful BTW) and my MacBook Pro seems very cumbersome and even dated to navigate through. (New to Apple here) like , seems odd to me to have to use combo key strike to do something like quit a program.

  10. The issue in manually syncing photos has been solved but not perfect. The key photos for people album could not be synced. The syncing could not be stopped because of this.

  11. Hi Aaron, Great video. I have an LG 4K HDR display connected to my 2018 Mac MIni via one of the Mini's USB C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. I went into preferences and turned HDR on. I then checked on the scaling availability. It was there too and I had no trouble changing the scaling settings. I think I may not understand the limitation you are describing regarding this new feature as everything seems to be working fine in my setup.

  12. Really appreciate and enjoyed all the overviews of the latest round of changes you’ve put out in last day or so. I also like that you’ve kept your reviews consistent with the way you always do them and not done what other YouTubers have done and mentioned the problems going on in world just now. It’s great to get a break from all that news. Mental health is important too. Thanks 👍🏼

  13. I say again, "You are smOOOOOth with FIVE O'S." Most of what you shared is way beyond my realm of tech ability but I L-O-V-E your presentations. I have yet to download the update so will watch again once it's installed and practice some of the features which you elaborated upon. Keep 'em coming Aaron. Gratefully.

  14. thank you Aaron you're one of the few who cover MacOS👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  15. I was wondering: I updated my MacBook Air to Catalina and now guest user is asking for a password. Have you seen this before? Thanks

  16. My update took about 35 minutes but it got stuck at 98 percent for about an hour, I restarted it and it booted fine on my mac mini 2014

  17. Still waiting for the iPad apps that were supposed to be ported to MacOS….. you know like YouTube, Netflix etc

  18. Did a clean install as I have been meaning to do one but was holding out for 10.15.4. Booted into recovery, wiped and installed from USB. All working perfectly. Been up and running for 26 hours now without a hitch so far 👍

  19. I m still running mojave 10.14.6 on my brand new macbook pro 2019 and i don’t think I will ever update to this shit called catalina 😂

  20. I'd love to see that ”translate this page” button in Siri like it is available with chrome. Any solution gentlemen?

  21. hah, weird I can't even share files in icloud. anyone else having this issue or idea if this feature is region limited?

  22. Can I install this on a 2012 Mac Book? I'm terrified it will destroy my computer and make it lag EVEN WORSE than Catalina 10.15.2. I have tons of memory ,that's not the issue. Should I wipe my computer to the original OS. I cannot stand the LAG, when I have to work from home!!!

  23. Im having a problem enabling cookies on Safari after this update. When I Turn on cookies for a site, it still can't save a password or remember anything.

  24. I think this update fixed my 16inch MacBook Pro popping noise issue finally ( fingers crossed it doesn’t return )

  25. Anyone else have to restart their macs before the update shows up? I don't know why they dont pop up as soon as they are ready to update

  26. Thanks Aaron. You have always been great at covering each aspect of IOS updates efficiently. Keep it up😇
    I request if possible can you please cover the useful applications should one have on macOS also how to increase battery life of MacBook in routine usage. Thanks

  27. Question: Why does Youtube on Safari just goes up to 1080p? I have a 2018 13 inch MacBook Pro and obviously the screen resolution is a little bit over 1440p (2560 x 1600 to be exact). On Google Chrome it can go all the way up to 4K. But why it can't do it on Safari?

  28. It took 45 minutes to update on mine. The lyrics feature is not working. Tried AC/DC, Aerosmith and Adele. "No Lyrics Available. There aren't any lyrics available for this song." Exporting history, passwords, etc. from Chrome to Safari is not working either. Tried 3 times, 3 times it crashed. Got this pop up: "Safari quit unexpectedly . Click reopen to open the app again. Click report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple." I stopped and didn't try anything else.

  29. Launchpad is still “crazy” or fixed them? (After every reboot or log out, launchpad dropped my apps on the screen)

  30. I just updated my Mac and was looking for a video and guess what my Man Aaron has already uploaded the video. Love you Aaron 🙏
    P.s. I was desperately waiting for the import Chrome password option and finally we got it.

  31. 🌹🌹🌹🌹👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🛎🛎🛎🛎🛎🛎🛎🛎🛎🛎

  32. I updated my MacBook Pro 2019 and now my autocorrect in Pages doesn't work :/ and I checked everything 🙁 
    Does anyone else have this problem?

  33. Since Snow Leopard I have yet to see the point of any of the subsequent updates. Who need more useless gimmicks and politically correct emojis?

  34. Is it a global release? I haven't received it yet. A lot of users are saying it makes their macbooks slower, in that case I'll skip this update 😂

  35. Ever since I updated my sound keeps cutting out randomly and if I'm watching a video on yt it starts buffering and sound cuts out then video starts followed by sound a few seconds later??

  36. This update sucks. I am getting a bug that doesn't put my imac to sleep on schedule, usually I put it on schedule to sleep every night, but now it stays on all night. Now this is the same bug was happening when catalina first came out in Oct, I went back to Mojave, I updated back to Catalina 10.15.2 and bug was fixed. Now it's happening again. Its very annoying. I want to go back to 10.15.3

  37. Hello all! It is possible to install windows xp or 7 on a macbook air packed with catalina? (Avoiding virtual machine like parrallels and so) Thanks for consideration

  38. Anyone having continued, applications not responding after a short, forcing a hard restart. I use Chrome, watch some videos, open a new tab, and it is like, there is no internet, also happens with firefox, safari, brave. Try to do a normal restart or shutdown, it just hangs.

  39. you missed the option under the window menu on music, full screen player is something i haven't seen before…

  40. I'm still on Mohave as I use my iMac for recording music in my DAW which uses 32bit plugins. From what I have read those will stop working if I upgrade to Catalina. There's just something about spending good $$$ on plugins that I don't want to lose in an upgrade to the newer OS X. Thanks for your review!!

  41. Hi Sir!
    Is their any Apps to mirror and control iPhone on Mac using peer to peer network or Bluetooth (without internet connectivity)?

    Thanks.

  42. I signed out Apple ID from my MacBook. And I can see a files called iCloud archive and it’s taking big space (gb) if I delete iCloud archive. Will it delete data from my iCloud Drive?

  43. You have that control over DP. My usbc to DP adapter works both ways but only one orientation lets me set those resolutions. Good luck!

  44. I didn't got the point (4:02 )about universal perchance, does that mean that i dnt hv to purchase mobile version of affinity photo again, just one time purchase in my mac , coz im thinking to buy new Ipad pro, so i dnt need to buy affinity ipad os version again,
    M still confused

  45. I did the update to Catalina like 6 times, every time after is finished, when my Mac turns on it ask to update again, is this happening only to me?

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