Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-07-06

Beta 3 for iOS12 and macOS Mojave have dropped for developers. And Apple is strategically releasing more and more news, like new Maps data.

The first users are getting access to Siri Shortcuts beta on iOS and it looks really promising.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-06-29

The iOS 12 and macOS Mojave public beta dropped this week. They are the same as the developer beta 2. Have you dared install it on your main Mac and iPhone yet!? (you have a backup, right?)

Erik Berglund’s app Profile Creator is in beta! The feature set is still limited, but I am very excited about this.

Finally, I have added Scripting OS X as a channel to Apple News. You can search for ‘Scripting OS X’ among the channels. (I have not yet figured out how to link to a channel directly.) There are still a few things I need to figure out. For example, Apple News does not seem to like something about the Weekly News posts, so for now it’ll be the ‘article’ posts only.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-06-22

MacAdmins are gearing up for the summer imaging… er… installation season and we have a bunch of interesting and useful articles to prepare us!

Apple is releasing some of the software they didn’t have time for at WWDC. New Numbers, Pages and Keynote updates dropped last Friday just after I had finished up the last newsletter, and GarageBand 10.3 dropped yesterday. Can we have at least some new Macs next!?

Also, a few new security related posts and remember to catch up with all the WWDC sessions and MacDevOps YVR videos before PSU MacAdmins Conf posts theirs!

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-06-15

Many new posts, regarding macOS Mojave and iOS 12. Usually I do not upgrade my main devices to beta versions, but this time I am sorely tempted.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-06-08

WWDC week! A peak at all the wonderful new stuff coming to us in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and macOS Mojave 10.14.

Also macOS 10.13.5 dropped last Friday, a few hours after I posted the last newsletter. (Already seems so long ago.)

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-06-01

My new book ‘macOS Installation for Apple Administrators’ is out!

Go get it, and read it!

(Please leave a review and share the link on social media!)

Also this is the ‘WWDC eve’ edition of the newsletter. iOS 11.4 dropped this week, but as of now we are still waiting for macOS 10.13.5.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-05-25

Some interesting releases this week. Otherwise, you can tell that WWDC is approaching as the macOS/iOS wish lists are appearing.

In other news: I finished the first draft my next book “macOS Installation for Apple Administrators” and have sent it out the test-readers (thank you!). I posted an excerpt on my blog last week: macOS Installation: Strange New World

This topic has proven to be very volatile with Apple changing important parts of the workflows in nearly every update to 10.13. I don’t think this new book completely does the topic justice yet. There are many sections where I’d like to add more detail and depth.

However, I also believe it is already very useful in its current form, especially as ‘deployment season’ is approaching for education administrators, more secure boot Macs are likely to be announced at WWDC and the next macOS (10.14 or whatever) is looming on the horizon.

Like my other books, I plan to regularly update this book at least until the macOS 10.14 (or what ever it ill be called) release. When you purchase the book you will get the updates pushed from the iBooks Store for free.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-05-18

BBEdit turned 25 years old this week! Congratulations! (I will have a few thoughts on that later.)

I also posted a sneak peak on my next book: “macOS Installation for Apple Administrators”

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-05-11

Not so busy this week. I have the impression we are entering the calm before the WWDC storm.

I had already mentioned the 20-year anniversary of the iMac last week. However, I have to add this post by Horace Dediu of Asymco where he posted the best infographics on the topic.

I have added two more conferences to the list. X world in Sydney and MacTech in Los Angeles. I put up this list because there were quite a few announcements and schedules published in the last two weeks. I do not plan to make this a permanent section as the MacAdmins Podcast team already has a great list of events nearly every week.

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Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-05-04

The conference registration season has begun! Three conferences started their registrations this week. There should be one for you. (The one for me is MacSysAdmin, where I will be presenting among many other great speakers this year.)

We got quite a few security related posts this week. Most important is a note from Twitter that they may have left your password unencrypted on their servers. So go change that right now, if you have not already.

In happier news, the iMac turns 20 this week!

Also in last week’s email I forgot set the subject and the email was sent out with tinyletter’s default subject line. My apologies for the confusion both for you, the readers and any email rules/filters you may have set up.

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