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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.6

Additional Apple News features and USB connectivity improvement.

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Apple has released an update to ‌macOS Catalina‌ to version 10.15.6, which might be the final release to the Catalina series, as macOS Big Sur is scheduled for public release this fall.

The ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.6 software update adds local Apple News stories in San Francisco, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City. In addition, the daily newsletter from Apple News can now be customized with personalized stories.

The update also fixes an issue which was affecting certain USB 2.0 devices to lose connection when used with new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. It has also added a new option to optimize video streaming on HDR-compatible Mac notebooks for improved battery life.

macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Release Notes

‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.6 introduces local news in your Today feed in ‌Apple News‌ and improves the security and reliability of your Mac.

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Local news in your Today feed provides extensive coverage of San Francisco, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City

More stories available from local news providers with a subscription to ‌Apple News‌+

Your daily newsletter from ‌Apple News‌ can now be personalized with stories that reflect your interests

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.

Adds a new option to optimize video streaming on HDR-compatible Mac notebooks for improved battery life

Fixes an issue where the computer name may change after installing a software update

Resolves an issue where certain USB mouse and trackpads may lose connection

‌‌macOS Catalina‌‌ 10.15.6 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. Head over to the Update section in System Preferences, and you’re good to go!

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