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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📰News and Opinion
- WWDC22. Call to code – Apple Developer June 6–10
🐦MacAdmins on Twitter
- 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)
- Nathaniel Strauss: “TIL HomePod can install wireless profiles”
- mikey: “If you’ve updated to macOS 12.3.1 your
/etc/pam.d/sudowill have been reset, here’s a programatic way to (re-) enable using TouchID to authenticate
🔐Security and Privacy
- Apple Neglects to Patch Two Zero-Day, Wild Vulnerabilities for macOS Big Sur, Catalina – Joshua Long, Intego Mac Security Blog
- Hunting Spring4Shell, another Java-based exploit – Jamf Blog
🔨Support and HowTos
- How To Securely Sync Your Synology NAS with P5 – DAM SAN
- All you need to know about Managed App Configuration for iOS – Marco Eidinger
- Do These Jeans Make Me Look Fat? – Pam Lefkowitz, JumpCloud
- 4 Ways to Reset Your Mac Password – Kelsey Kinzer, JumpCloud
🤖Scripting and Automation
- Pages 12.0: Mac, iOS, iCloud
- Keynote 12.0: Mac, iOS, iCloud (no update notes for iCloud yet)
- Numbers 12.0: Mac, iOS, iCloud
- Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote with Box
♻️Updates and Releases
- Jamf Pro 10.37.2
- Simple Package Creator 1.5
- Payload-Free Package Creator 2.4
- Munki 5.6.4
- Safari Technology Preview 143
- MacAD.UK 2022 – Mac Admins Podcast
- Interview with John O’Fallon of Maxum, Makers Of Rumpus — Command-Control-Power
- Catching Up with Shania – MacDevOpsYVR
🎈Just for Fun
- Infinite Mac: An Instant-Booting Quadra in Your Browser – Persistent.info (Background story to the virtual System 7 and Mac OS 8 links shared last week.)
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