Catalina – Be Careful About Upgrading

Apples new operating system is a mixed bag currently – on a new computer it is great , secure , quick and the end of iTunes is not that bad.

However – there are issues . Apple have been warning people that if you have 32 bit apps they will not run on Catalina , but my phone has been running ” hot ” with people that have installed the upgrade and have now run into issues.

The first thing I will tell you is stop the automatic update until you are ready to install.

Go to System Preferences then ” Software Update ” and stop it by removing the tick .

Check for 32 bit apps on your computer : How To Check For 32 Bit Apps

Scan the list and see what impact this will have on you:

For example

  • Old versions of Office will not work
  • Audacity will not work
  • Epson scanners have an issue
  • Some Torrent software will not run

You then have to go through and find new versions of this 32 bit software , so be wise before you go to Catalina – there is no rush.

Here are some articles to read before attempting to install Catalina

macOS Catalina: Everything you need to know

Why macOS Catalina is breaking so many apps, and what to do about it

How To Fix Catalina Problems

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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  1. Hi Richard have you got any info regarding the email problem with bigpond accounts I’ve upgraded my Mac pro to Catalina sorry I didn’t read your article before I did. I cannot receive or send emails since updating Telstra advise it’s not compatible, I don’t have a lot of faith in Telstra support people to solve the problem
    Regards Jim

      1. I’ve got the same issue Jim, and was told by Telstra that they could put me through to their VIP Support Team and if they resolved the problem there would be a ‘fee’ for this. What?!

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