Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-10-16

We got the expected new iPhones 12 this week, all four models, and a new HomePod mini. I am actually looking forward to a smaller iPhone 12 mini to replace my iPhone X.

In other (some would say good) news, macOS 11 Big Sur was not released this week, but we got beta 10 instead. There is an expectation for another Apple event introducing the first Apple Silicon based Macs in the upcoming weeks and that would be an obvious time to release Big Sur to everyone.

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News and Opinion

macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple Silicon, and iOS 14

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Taha Karim: “MacOS Ransomware in one tweet” (Thread, via Mat X)
  • William Smith: “Tomorrow (October 13, 2020): Support for Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac — any version 16.16.x and lower— ends. No more software updates to fix: • Bugs • Compatibility problems • Security vulnerabilities – No macOS Big Sur support”

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Updates and Releases

To Watch

To Listen


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