Apple today released macOS Catalina 10.15.6 to the public. The update is the sixth official update to the macOS Catalina operating system.
macOS Catalina 10.5.6 can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store via the Update feature in the System Preferences app on compatible Macs.
Although no new features were discovered in macOS Catalina 10.15.6 during beta testing, the public release includes an update for Apple News which adds local stories for San Francisco, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City. It also offers customization for the Apple News daily newsletter.
The update also fixes an issue where certain USB mouse and trackpads could lose connection.
Apple’s full release notes for macOS Catalina 10.15.6 are as follows:
macOS Catalina 10.15.6 introduces local news in your Today feed in Apple News and improves the security and reliability of your Mac.
– 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
Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT210642
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222