Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2022-04-08

Apple announced dates for WWDC ’22: June 6–10. The conference will be online again, but there will be a live audience “to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos” at Apple Park. This implies that these sessions will also be pre-recorded. Is the era of Apple live events over?


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After last week’s surprise update, Apple released the first round of betas for macOS 12.4 and iOS 15.5 and siblings. We also got new versions of the apps formerly known as iWork: Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.

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  • Léo Natan: “Do you prefer the old style macOS alerts? There is a way to get them globally for AppKit in Big Sur and Monterey: defaults write -g NSAlertMetricsGatheringEnabled -bool false” (via Michael Tsai)
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