Summer doldrums are here! This is a good thing, because it gives us MacAdmins more time to test the upcoming betas. You are testing and providing feedback, right?
Since I mentioned betas, macOS 11.5 and iOS 14.7 beta5 came out this week, as well!
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In other news, I got my second Corona vaccination shot today. Hooray for science and technology! You might enjoy imagining this newsletter getting loopier and loopier as I progress into immune reaction stupor… 😉
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News and Opinion
- Apple Discontinuing Space Gray Accessories – Josh Centers, TidBITS
- Jamf Completes Acquisition of Wandera – Jamf
macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15
- Preview: Apple Admins to Get More Control of Software Updates – Kandji Blog
- You can now Virtualize macOS on an M1 Mac with macOS Monterey! – Mr. Macintosh (It requires the host OS to already be Montery beta, but this is still very promising.)
MacAdmins on Twitter
- mikeymikey: “Take the amount of time it would take to manually install and configure critical apps and tools for an employee role and multiply it out by how much of their payroll you’d be wasting without IT ensuring it’s in self-service”
Security and Privacy
- Bypassing macOS TCC User Privacy Protections By Accident and Design – Phil Stokes, SentinelLabs
- WildPressure targets macOS – Denis Legezo, Securelist
- Kaseya Incident Report
- Notes from Our CISO on the Kaseya Ransomware Attack – JumpCloud
Support and HowTos
- Scout Documentation – Woody’s Findings (Interesting use of DocC)
- Extensions are moving away from the kernel – Howard Oakley
- Upgrade to macOS Big Sur using Self Service with Jamf Pro – HCS Technology Group
- Easily access resources and IT on Mac with Root3’s Support App – Jordy Witteman, Jamf Blog
Scripting and Automation
- Bash Function Names Can Be Almost Anything – Code Matters (bit esoteric, but interesting, via Rob)
- Designing Scriptorium – Tony Williams
Updates and Releases
- Floppy Emu — Command-Control-Power
- Streamline remote support with SupportApp from Root3 – Apple @ Work Podcast, 9to5Mac
- Racing against a real-life ransomware attack, with Ski Kacoroski – Lock and Code, Malwarebytes Labs
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