Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-04-10

It wouldn’t be Apple Update week without a supplemental update a week later… We got i[Pad]OS 13.4.1 and a macOS 10.15.4 Supplemental update this week. Time to re-download your installers!

Also in other news, several MacAdmin conferences are reacting to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have cancellations, but also also new approaches to virtual conferences, which is exciting as it opens to audience to a much larger audience.

Stay safe!

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macOS Catalina 10.15 and iOS 13 Updates

Conference Updates

Coronavirus and Remote Work

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Nathan McNulty: “Re: NYC blocking Zoom” (Thread)
  • Mike Lynn: “There’s a lot of stuff in that Platform Security guide. I just learned today we have the 802.11w and WPA3 hardware requirements in there, for instance.”
  • Tim Perfitt: “starting a new project tomorrow codenamed SCONE. smart card over network environment. insert a smart card into a reader on one mac and use it to authenticate or sign things on any mac on the network.” (short thread)
  • Dana Keeler: “Firefox 75 released yesterday, and with it, you can use client auth certificates from your OS certificate store! Set ”security.osclientcerts.autoload“ to true in about:config to try it out! Windows and macOS (Mojave and later)”
  • Cabel: “Did you know you can share any iCloud Drive file publicly? And if you share an iCloud Drive file with someone else using iCloud Drive, when they hit save, you get their changes automatically? No, you don’t know any of this, because the menu item to do this is ‘Add People’”

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

To Listen

Just for Fun


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