Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2022-02-11

A new beta, a surprising security update (which also fixes a Bluetooth battery drain issue on Monterey), an announcement on the AirTag tracking. Apple sure was busy this week. But everyone else seems to be really busy, too. Lots of news, updates and releases this week.

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Another emerging topic is Apple’s treatment of the App Store ecosystem and the developers. There have been a few lawsuits and decisions around the world and I believe that Apple’s reactions might shape the company’s future and their public perception more than any VR/AR products that might be announced.

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News and Opinion

macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15

macOS and iOS Updates

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Guilherme Rambo: “Thoughts on iOS sideloading. Apple (and people who defend Apple no matter what) make it out as being a big deal that’s going to completely destroy the security of the platform and harm a huge number of innocent users. The reality is way less exciting…” (Thread)
  • mikey: “iOS 15.3.1 and macOS 12.2.1 patch a WebKit use after free (UAF) (CVE-2022-22620). Apple aware that it may have been exploited in the wild”
  • James Rath: “Just a bummer that there aren’t many tracking alternatives for blind folks. Airtags and precision finding are incredibly accessible with VoiceOver support. And we’re a an audience who benefit significantly from things like AirTags. I tried Tile & the app was inaccessible.”

Security and Privacy

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Apple Support

Updates and Releases

To Listen


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