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Apple today released macOS Catalina 10.15.2, the second update to the macOS Catalina operating system that was originally released in October. macOS Catalina 10.15.2 comes over a month after the release of macOS Catalina 10.15.1.

?macOS Catalina? can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free using the Update feature in the System Preferences app, and it is available to anyone who has a compatible Mac.

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There were no major new features found in macOS Catalina 10.15.2 during the beta testing period, but according to Apple's release notes, the update includes a new layout for Apple News+ new stories, introduces Stocks improvements, includes Music bug fixes, adds support for using an iPhone to remotely control the Music and TV apps on a Mac, includes Photos and Mail bug fixes, and more.

The macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update improves the stability, reliability and performance of your Mac and is recommended for all users. This update adds the following features:

Apple News
- New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers

Stocks
- Get links to related stories or more stories from the same publication at the end of an article
- "Breaking" and "Developing" labels for Top Stories
- Stories from Apple News are now available in Canada in English and French
- This update also includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

Music
- Restores the column browser view for managing the music library
- Resolves an issue that may prevent album artwork from appearing
- Fixes an issue that may reset music equalizer settings during playback

iTunes Remote
- Adds support for using an iPhone or iPad to remotely control the Music and TV apps on a Mac

Photos
- Resolves an issue that may cause some .AVI and .MP4 files to appear as unsupported
- Fixes an issue that prevents newly created folders from appearing in Albums view
- Addresses an issue where manually sorted images in an album may be printed or exported out of order
- Fixes an issue that prevents the zoom-to-crop tool from working in a print preview

Mail
- Addresses an issue that may cause Mail Preferences to open with a blank window
- Resolves an issue that may prevent using undo from retrieving deleted mail

Other
- Improves the reliability of syncing books and audiobooks to your iPad or iPhone through Finder
- Fixes an issue where reminders may be out of order in the Today smart list in the Reminders app
- Resolves an issue that may cause slow typing performance in the Notes app
For more on everything that's new in macOS Catalina, make sure to check out our dedicated macOS Catalina roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update With Apple News Improvements, iPhone Remote Control Support for Music and TV Apps
 

ersan191

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Ah, I saw "remote control" in the headline, thought they might've added an Apple TV remote app/widget, and got excited. Rip
 
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Queru

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Fix for Mac Mini and rx580 white screen of death issue? And hdmi cable issues?
 

PastaPrimav

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I don't know if there has ever been a more useless app than the TV App on the Mac.

The only real purpose of it any more is the Up Next feature (since the entire rest of the app was turned into an advertising platform)...and that feature is worthless on the Mac since none of the connected services that exist on iOS are on the Mac.
 

JimmyBanks6

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I don't know if there has ever been a more useless app than the TV App on the Mac.

The only real purpose of it any more is the Up Next feature (since the entire rest of the app was turned into an advertising platform)...and that feature is worthless on the Mac since none of the connected services that exist on iOS are on the Mac.
You know what really bugs me?

TV App on Apple TV doesn't display a "Continue" or "Recently Played" section. It takes forever to find what you were last watching.

Whoever designed that app clearly never uses it.
 

airwaytostation

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Haven't installed Catalina and most likely I won't until 10.15.4 is out
Good choice. First time I upgrade this early and it was a perfect reminder as to why I don’t upgrade right away. My music app is all screwed up, mostly my iTunes Match, playlists and iPhone syncing. Does anyone know if any of those were fixed?
 
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pcaleb

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- Restores the column browser view for managing the music library
- Resolves an issue that may prevent album artwork from appearing

Thank goodness! I was just last night cussing about both of these items.
 

canadianpj

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Been stable for me on a 2019 iMac since 10.15.0
Good choice. First time I upgrade this early and it was a perfect reminder as to why I don’t upgrade right away. My music app is all screwed up, mostly my iTunes Match, playlists and iPhone syncing. Does anyone know if any of those were fixed?


I'm on a 2019 iMac as well and have none of those issues, Catalina has been stable since 10.15.0 for me.
 

macintoshmac

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10.15.2 beta (19C56a) has been stable on MacBook Air 2017, save for an annoying bug in Launchpad where it will spill out a few icons from the system default Other folder and I have to use the Terminal command to reset launchpad. I have reported, and have added to the feedback after each beta update.
 
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pcaleb

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You know what really bugs me?

TV App on Apple TV doesn't display a "Continue" or "Recently Played" section. It takes forever to find what you were last watching.

Whoever designed that app clearly never uses it.
That was actually addressed in the last Apple TV update. It's strange to me that it's an option you have to turn on rather than a default setting you can turn off, but it's there, buried somewhere in the settings that was not blindingly obvious, as I recall.
 

Seanm87

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Nothing showing for me yet but I'll probably just let it do it in the background. Sounds like a very minor update.
 

BanditoB

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You know what really bugs me?

TV App on Apple TV doesn't display a "Continue" or "Recently Played" section. It takes forever to find what you were last watching.

Whoever designed that app clearly never uses it.

My AppleTVs all have a recently played row under the TV app. I believe it’s the first row. After you click out of a video, you can watch that video jump to the leftmost position on the row. It allows you to easily go back and pick up wherever you left off. I’m not sure why you wouldn’t be seeing this unless it’s something that you can disable under settings somewhere. You are running the latest release of TVOS aren‘t you?
 
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retta283

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You know what really bugs me?

TV App on Apple TV doesn't display a "Continue" or "Recently Played" section. It takes forever to find what you were last watching.

Whoever designed that app clearly never uses it.
All the iTunes replacement apps were done poorly. Not sure why it was so hard to just return iTunes to version 4 level function.
 
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