My new book ‘macOS Installation for Apple Administrators’ is out!
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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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📰News and Opinion
- Let’s (Finally) Say Goodbye to Passwords – Jow Diamond, Okta
- Phil Schiller Explains Steam Link App Rejection – John Vorhees, MacStories
- Last Week on My Mac: The UUID conspiracy – Howard Oakley
- Happy GDPR Day – Ryan Govostes
🐦MacAdmins on Twitter
- Federico Viticci: “Don’t mind me, I’m just using a terminal app on my iPad to access a folder from a third-party file provider, fetch a text file, and have native Text-to-Speech read it to me no big deal (this is OpenTerm by @LouisDhauwe reading from @WorkingCopyApp in Files)”
- GaAs Ellie D.: “In case anyone is wondering, you would have to move towards the access point at roughly 621.5 kilometers per second in order to doppler-shift Wi-Fi channel 1 into channel 2.” I have never wondered about this, but now I have so many questions.
- mikeymikey: “It’s a trap. But seriously, there are dozens of horror stories about how there is no good way to get back under the limit should you ever upgrade. Think long and hard before you do.…” On the free month of extended iCloud storage.
- Felix Krause: “ Just found out: over the last 8 years my iOS Safari ”leaked“ my Safari Favorites bookmarks to every single WiFi hotspot and ISP I was ever connected to, as well as all other machines in the same network… Safari always refreshes the favicon of all your Favorites.…”
- Mac Kung Fu: “Version of an Apple support doc until yesterday, when it was removed, talked of enabling Messages in iCloud on the Mac: https://t.co/gQGFbTUbOa Apple’s pulled the 10.13.5 update for a very mysterious reason…”
- Pepijn Bruienne: “If you’re somehow still applying macOS updates using the package installer and not using softwareupdate you’re definitely missing out on EFI updates. The postinstall in FirmwareUpdate.pkg was nixed in ~10.13.3 and softwareupdate/startosinstall took over. A good thing, IMHO.”
- Erik Gomez“Since this is a very common thing that people using #jamf do, you should really perk up and ask them (jamf) why they still haven’t figured out Apple updates after all these years…”
🐞Bugs and Security
🔨Support and HowTos
- Imaging is More Dead – Anthony Reimer
- Presentation Slides & Demo Videos – Getting Saucy with APFS — mac4n6.com
- Disabling Jamf Pro LDAP wildcard searches to speed up user and group lookups – Rich Trouton
- Making The Grade: Apple’s app installation process explained – Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac
- macOS Smart card questions answered – Daniel Weber, Jamf Blog
- Manage Santa within osquery – Trail of Bits Blog
- Parental Controls keeps blocking allowed apps – Alan Siu
- Pro Tip: One-tap scroll back to the bottom of the camera roll – Charlie Sorrel, Cult of Mac
🤖Scripting and Automation
- About iOS 11.4 Update
- Security update notes are still outstanding
- If kernel_task is using a large percentage of your Mac CPU
- How to install macOS at your organization (updated)
- iCloud security overview
♻Updates and Releases
- Winclone 7 (blog post, standard, pro) this new release of Winclone almost makes me want to manage dual-boot Macs again… almost
- Things 3.6 (blog post, iPhone, iPad, macOS) improved keyboard navigation
- Retrobatch, new batch image processor for macOS
- RiverNews (Web Site, Mac App Store new RSS reader
- Official WWDC app for iOS
- Unofficial WWDC App for macOS
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