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.

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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.)


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