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macOS is a mature operating system, even so macOS Catalina has a slew of new features including iPad apps on the Mac, the ability to use your iPad with your Mac with a new feature called SideCar, and changes to apps like Photos, Notes, and Safari.

Also covered is the the breakup of iTunes into three separate apps, Music, TV, and Podcasts. The iOS feature Screen Time to help you manage your time in front of all of your screens is now available on macOS. Notes, Photos, and Safari have all seen some changes which will be helpful to users.

macOS Catalina has made tremendous leaps forward for those who may not be able to use a mouse with the new Voice Control features which go way beyond

For Server Administrators we discuss the changes around the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and how they are being folded into Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager. We also tackle the payload changes as well as a big change with the command line and even some changes to the Apple File System (APFS).

Developers will have some big changes with Swift 5 and the all new SwiftUI and Combine frameworks. We also look at the improvements to Xcode, Diffable Sources, Natural Language Framework, Notarization changes, and Core Data and CloudKit changes.

If you use macOS, there is something for you in macOS Catalina for Users, Administrators, and Developers.

wwriteLite 8.1.0 Now Available

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I have updated my app wwriteLite to version 8.1.0. This is a minor update that has a couple of new features, fixes some things, and has one tweak. This version includes the following:

New Features

  • Adds support for the 6th generation iPad mini.
  • On iPad mini the file list will always float over the file text.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with title on Writing Prompts widget padding on iPad mini.
  • Fixed extra spaces in some text.

Tweaks

  • Optimized Interfaces for iPad mini (6th Generation)

Version 8.1.0 is now available. As always, you can download the update from the App Store. You can view the full change log on the wwriteLite site.