Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2021-01-22

A series of interesting articles on various Mac product rumors from Mark Gurman this week. Should be an interesting year.

Apple also released macOS 11.2 and iOS 14.4 (and siblings) release candidate to the various beta programs yesterday. Should be an interesting week.

If you would rather get the weekly newsletter by email, you can subscribe to the Scripting OS X Weekly Newsletter here!! (Same content, delivered to your Inbox once a week.)

News and Opinion

Apple silicon Macs

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • François: “To list applications that are not Universal, try a spotlight search with ‘Executable Architectures’ is not ‘arm64’ and ‘Kind’ is ‘Executable’. CLI: mdfind 'kMDItemExecutableArchitectures != arm64 && kMDItemContentType == "
  • macshome: “1. Save the search as a smart folder 2. Get info on the folder 3. Copy query”
  • Zachary Cutlip: “Can’t recall if I shared this before, but quick tip to customize your shell inside VSCode, as well as keep it from polluting your shell history: Check forTERM_PROGRAM env variable == ‘vscode'”

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

To Listen

MacAdmin Pet of the Week

This week’s pet is Marshmallow – one of our two bunnies – who was definitely up to something. (Picture by my wife Ariane.)

Support

If you are enjoying what you are reading here, please spread the word and recommend it to another Mac Admin!

If you want to support me and this website even further, then consider buying one (or all) of my books. It’s like a subscription fee, but you also get a useful book or two extra!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.