Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-07-03

The week after WWDC: time for opinion and reaction pieces. And time to dig into the betas and find the first bugs and annoying changes.

But Apple hasn’t forgotten the Catalina/iOS 13 updates either. We got new betas for 10.15.6 and iOS 13.6.

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👩🏽‍💻WWDC Reactions

📰News and Opinion

🌅 macOS 11 Big Sur and iOS 14

⚙️macOS Catalina 10.15 and iOS 13 Updates

🐦MacAdmins on Twitter

  • robb: “Because SF Symbols are characters in the Private Use Area, they render just fine in your Terminal”
  • Steve Troughton-Smith: “Now that in-app purchase is available to Family Sharing, there aren’t many reasons at all to use a paid-up-front model (asides enterprise & education distribution). You can also effectively do free trials & paid upgrades w/ IAP. Definitely going to transition all my apps to it”
  • Victor (groob): “I see a lot of macadmins asking Apple to allow enabling screen recording via MDM. I get it, it’s a burden for helpdesk to explain approving Zoom to all your users. But when your manager asks you to spy on your WFH co-workers, how will you respond?” (thread, link)
  • Rico Becker: “Apple has restricted access to ~/Library/Containers/ in Finder on macOS Big Sur. It’s only showing one folder in my case. In Terminal I can see that everything is still there. Any way to reactive the normal behavior?”
  • Carl Ashley: “Munki life hack: Use admin notes in your pkginfo to store either human or machine readable comments indicating if a package has passed OS compatibility testing coughBig Surcough.”

🐞Bugs and Security

🔨Support and HowTos

🤖Scripting and Automation

🎧To Listen

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