We Recommend That You Delay Upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina

macOS Catalina

We’ll be blunt. Do not upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina right away and do not update your home computers! We recommend waiting until at least 10.15.3 or early 2020, whichever comes first. Then, contact us for help making sure Catalina won’t destroy your workflow. We are becoming familiar with macOS 10.15 ourselves, and we are actively testing it. We are blocking the Catalina macOS 10.15 Installer until we are sure it will not interfere with your workflow.

Apple plans to release macOS 10.15 Catalina sometime in October, and like all major operating system releases, Apple has been talking it up since it was introduced at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June. It will feature new Music, TV, and Podcasts apps to replace iTunes. A new Catalyst technology will make it easier for developers to make their iPad apps available for the Mac. Photos, Reminders, and Notes all get major upgrades. Screen Time has migrated over from iOS. And Sidecar lets you use an iPad as a second screen or graphics tablet with an Apple Pencil.

 

Sounds great, doesn’t it? It will be… eventually. We are upgrading non-essential machines right away so we can become more familiar with the ins and outs of Catalina, but our recommendation to you, right now, is simple:

PLEASE do not upgrade to Catalina until we give you the go-ahead.

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Mac Management: IT Services for Apple Based Companies in New York

Your business is only ever as productive and efficient as its IT infrastructure. While you’ve put a great deal of effort into finding and recruiting the right people for your team, they need the right tools for the job to truly shine. And in a technological landscape that’s continually shifting and changing, upgrading and evolving, this can be more of a challenge than many realize. It seems as though just as soon as your business invests in a new piece of software or hardware, a newer better version is announced. This can leave business owners and IT managers in a constant state of FOMO- worrying that they’re missing out on greater operational efficiency and that their competitors might be capitalizing on the very opportunities you’re missing.

At the same time, however, cost-conscious businesses know that regularly upgrading, expanding and improving their IT infrastructure can be a costly and time-consuming process. In many cases, upgrades can also result in downtime and reduced productivity while team members get to grips with new tools and new interfaces. 

That’s where we come in!

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