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Top 5 MacOS 10.15.2 Features & Fixes

Top 5 MacOS 10.15.2 Features & Fixes

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Today MacOS 10.15.2 became publicly available and supports all devices that support previous MacOS 10.15 versions. Let’s take a look at the top 5 MacOS 10.15.2 Features & Fixes

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. This update has limited feature changes and seems to have focused on overall improvements.

05 – Apple News

You can now use your iPhone or iPad to control music and TV apps on a Mac.

04 – Stock

There are several changes to stocks including the addition of in-app stock related news articles.

03 – Music

There are several changes to the music app in MacOS 10.15.2. One of the main fixes resolves an issue with album artwork sometimes not displaying.

The Equalizer now no longer resets when going to a new song.

The column view has also returned in MacOS 10.15.2.

02 – iTunes Remote

You can now use your iPhone or iPad to control music and TV apps on a Mac. Currently the setup is a little strange, but it works fine once setup.

01 – Multiple Security Patches

You can view a full list of security patches here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210788

A few patches include: (provided by Apple and can be found at the link above)

Kernel

Available for: macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.

CVE-2019-8833: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Kernel

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS Catalina 10.15

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2019-8828: Cim Stordal of Cognite

CVE-2019-8838: Dr Silvio Cesare of InfoSect

CVE-2019-8847: Apple

CVE-2019-8852: pattern-f (@pattern_F_) of WaCai


Overall there was not too many front-facing changes in this update, which is fine as stability and security are defiantly a priority! These are our top 5 MacOS 10.15.2 Features & Fixes

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