Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-03-20

Happy Equinox, everyone!

The Coronavirus pandemic seems to be affecting nearly everything this week. WWDC will be an online event this year. Apple Stores outside of China are closed, as are most of our work places and schools.

My wife’s and her home office got featured in this post from Leiden University about how their faculty are dealing with working from home.

But, we also got a new MacBook Air (new keyboard), a new iPad Pro (amazing looking, albeit expensive Magic Keyboard), bumped SSD storage on the Mac mini, and a GM release for the iOS 13.4 family (with trackpad support on iPadOS) and macOS Catalina 10.15.4, with a release date for the OS updates next week.

Stay safe!

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📰News and Opinion

🦠Coronavirus and Remote Work

🐦MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Mike Boylan: “Mac Admin Pro Tip: The checkbox to allow an app to record the screen is able to be checked even by a standard user on the Mac. The whole pane does not need to be unlocked. This means your users don’t need to be admins to approve camera, mic, and/or screen sharing for a conf tool.”
  • Tim Perfitt: “the new ipad pro looks like a laptop. i am officially calling BS on the ARM based macs. apple strategy is clear: ios is the future. macs are trucks. Xcode on iOS is coming. The new ipad pro convinces me of that. ARM-based macs rumors are a distraction.”

🐞Bugs and Security

🔨Support and HowTos

🤖Scripting and Automation

🍏Apple Support

♻️Updates and Releases

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