You can’t really tell it from the weather here in the Netherlands, but summer is here!
Summer brings more beta testing: the third beta of the new Apple systems dropped this week. It also brings vacation. This newsletter will be on vacation until late August. As usual, I will keep gathering interesting posts and links and return with a big August summary.
Hope you get to enjoy your summer and vacation. Stay safe!
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News and Opinion
- Jamf Announces Upsize and Pricing of its Initial Public Offering – Jamf
- Apple commits to be 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030 – Apple
- Apple MDM: What are Apple’s plans with Fleetsmith? – Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac
- Last Week on My Mac: Malware detection games – Howard Oakley
- 30+ essential facts about Apple in the enterprise – Jonny Evans, Computerworld
- Apple Releases Dedicated Security Researcher Device – Rich Mogull, TidBITS
macOS 11 Big Sur and iOS 14
Coronavirus and Remote Work
- Ireland donates its COVID Tracker app to Linux Foundation – NearForm
- Exposure Notification – Apple Developer (now open source)
MacAdmins on Twitter
- Rich Trouton: “I’ve bought a share of Jamf stock. Now I can show up at both JNUC and shareholder meetings with my gripes.”
Bugs and Security
- Adobe emits critical patch batch – The Register (via Darren Wallace)
- The Dacls RAT …now on macOS – Patrick Wardle, Objective-See
Support and HowTos
- Document defaults write com.apple.appleseed.FeedbackAssistant Autogather -bool NO
- Low-Level Process Hunting on macOS – Jaron Bradely, Objective-See
- Enabling diagnostic logging for Microsoft Outlook 2019 – Rich Trouton
- How to deploy a .pkg via Munki if a config file has to be in the same directory – Alan Siu
- Deactivating Adobe Shared Device Licenses – Darren Wallace
- Checking macOS Screenlock Remotely – Fritz Ifert-Miller, Kolide Blog
Scripting and Automation
- Building & Deploying Mac Printer Presets – A.P. Orlebeke
- Automatically Naming and Binding Macs in a DEP Deployment Workflow – A.P. Orlebeke
Updates and Releases
- Did I Not Read The Effing Manual? — Command-Control-Power
- Apple device strategy for storage, charging, and sanitation – Apple @ Work Podcast, 9to5Mac
- Locating concerns of Bluetooth and beacon technology with Chris Boyd – Lock and Code, Malwarebytes Labs
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