News Summary for Admins — 2021-10-01

We got some really nice updates for the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps this week, across all platforms. A new beta for macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15.1 (and siblings).


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We are all looking with some envy towards Hawaii where the Objective-by-the-Sea conference is happening.

Next week Tuesday is the start of MacSysAdmin Online!. It is, yet again, painful that we cannot meet in person. The sessions will be available for free every day according to the program. You can still support the conference by purchasing a T-shirt. When you do so you will get a small surprise from Scripting OS X, as well.

And then we have JNUC later this month. This conference is also free to participate, but requires registration. It is not too late!

More links at my overview of the most important MacAdmin conferences.

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📰News and Opinion

🐟macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15

⚙️macOS and iOS Updates

🐦MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Nathaniel Strauss: “iPadOS15 does not respect allowEraseContentAndSettings. Anyone can go into Settings > General > Transfer or Reset and erase the device. The option isn’t grayed out. Please file cases and feel free to reference my own case number 101500664636″
  • Rich Trouton: “TIL that Apple’s profile settings for Time Zone (timeZone) requires an underscore if something is two words: Right: America/New_York Wrong: America/New York If set incorrectly, the time zone defaults to using UTC.”
  • Andrew Laurence: “OH: “Managing macOS Software Update is like building a house with cooked spaghetti.” “

🔐Security and Privacy

🔨Support and HowTos

🤖Scripting and Automation

🍏Apple Support

♻️Updates and Releases

🎧To Listen

📚Support

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