Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-07-10

This week brought more reactions to WWDC news regarding macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, and the Apple Silicon transition. Apple released beta 2 for all the above (excluding the DTK), which were later released as the first public beta. We also got GM betas for macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and iOS 13.6. And a new ransomware named EvilQuest, later changed to ThiefQuest.

Busy week.

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WWDC Reactions

News and Opinion

macOS 11 Big Sur and iOS 14

Coronavirus and Remote Work

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Victor (groob): “Erasing macOS beta 1 in recovery and selecting ”Install macOS“ installs beta2. Neat!”
  • Mr. Macintosh: “Mobile Accounts are treated as Network Accounts in Big Sur Beta 1 & 2. FB7870925 Not that you needed another reason to move to Local Accounts”

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

Updates and Releases

To Listen


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