Apple has rolled out the newest update for the Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14.5. It's not anything revolutionary as it mostly fixes minor bugs and issues with the software, but it is important to make sure your Mac is up to date and running to its full capacity.

If you want to test out the latest and greatest macOS version that's not even officially out yet, macOS 10.15 Catalina, you can do that as well. Here's how you can do both.

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How to install macOS 10.15 Catalina beta

In case you are a Mac fan and want the macOS 10.15 Catalina update even before it is released to the public, you'll have to sign up for two Apple programs to get access to the macOS beta. The first is the Apple Developer Program which costs $99 a year . The second way to access the pre-release software is through the Apple Beta Software Program which lets public users try out the beta free of charge.

Obviously, you should only install betas on a Mac that is a secondary computer. Betas are buggy and have myriad of issues that will definitely impact your daily use. Proceed with caution if you choose to install it.

Once sign up for the program, any time Apple pushes out a beta update for macOS, you'll be able to download the same way as regular updates.

How to download and install standard macOS updates

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner on your Mac's screen.
  2. Select System Preferences from the down-down menu.

  3. Click on Software Update.

  4. Click on Update Now.

  • Your Mac will need to restarted after the download, so make sure you have saved the progress on any program you are using.
  • If the latest macOS doesn't appear on your updates section, you can download it directly from the Mac App Store.

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