Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-01-10

Happy New Year!

New decade, even. Well, the last decade has certainly been… interesting.

What ever the new year (and decade) brings from the Apple Admin side of things, I will link to it!

I will be presenting at MacAD.UK (March 24–25) this year again. The topic of my session will be “Terminal Wizardry and and Witchcraft 2020” which will pick up on the presentation from two years ago. Much has changed since then and it is time for an update. I am looking forward to meeting you there!

Quite a bunch of links this time, because we were off for two weeks and this is the catch up summary. You can tell that most MacAdmins were able to take some time off as well, except for Howard Oakley (Eclectic Light) who just kept publishing like he always does. (Thank you for all your work, Howard!)

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“Apple Device Management: A Unified Theory of Managing Macs, iPads, iPhones, and AppleTVs” by Rich Trouton and Charles Edge

On Scripting OS X

News and Opinion

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Fiora: “looks like dropbox doesn’t like me using dropbox as an automatic backup service… ” (Thread)
  • Jason Broccardo: “It’s 2020 and you know what that means, right? Adobe Flash Player dies at the end of this year!”
  • Roy van Rijn: “One of our office chairs turns off monitors… we couldn’t believe it, but we have it on tape. Surprisingly, there even is a known issue for it”

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

Updates and Releases

To Listen

Just for Fun


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