Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15 GM a Day before Public Release

macOS Catalina Screen Time

Apple has released macOS Catalina Golden Master a few days after launching macOS Catalina 10th Beta. It is worth noting that macOS Catalina public release is scheduled to happen on October 4th i.e tomorrow.

Golden Master is a stage in a software release cycle that signifies the final development stage and is typically one step away from being released to the general public. The macOS Catalina Golden Master confirms that Apple is on schedule to launch the macOS Catalina update to the public.

macOS Catalina Features

Screen Time

With Catalina, Apple is bringing Screen Time from iOS to macOS. It is the same app and offers the same functionality as its iOS version — keep tracking the amount of time you spend inside apps, the ability to set time limits on apps, and more.

Screen Time settings are synced across all devices so any limit you apply will be applicable for your usage across all Apple devices you own. Screen Time on macOS Catalina is gaining a useful new “One more minute” feature that will give users an extra minute when their time limit expires to save their work or game.

Improved Photos App

The Photos app is again getting a massive upgrade as a part of macOS Catalina. It now features a dynamic look that shows your photos and memories. It is now also smart enough to automatically hide duplicate photos, only surface interesting photos, and more. Other changes include the ability to browse photos by days, months, and years, with the app automatically highlighting important events like birthdays, trips, and more. Click here to check out all the new macOS Catalina features.