We think of our iPhones, iPads, and Macs as extremely personal devices, but as you’ll read in these five stories from the Jamf Nation User Conference, large organizations are also putting Apple devices to interesting uses as focused tools in education, healthcare, hospitality, and retail.
macOS 10.14 Mojave brings important security and privacy improvements to the Mac, but both Apple and developers need to work harder to avoid overwhelming users with a cacophony of alerts.
In a support note, Apple has listed a variety of changes coming in macOS 10.14 Mojave and iOS 12 that might affect Macs and iOS devices used in the enterprise.
Do you subscribe to Backblaze—or perhaps you’re looking into the online backup service? While backup is easy and automatic, restoring takes more work. Josh Centers explains the process of restoring files over the Internet and reveals a little-known way to restore a single file at a time.
Following a few days after iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra brings the Messages in iCloud feature to the Mac.
If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2018. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others.
Last year at WWDC, Apple said that High Sierra would be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps “without compromise.” The recently released macOS 10.13.4 takes the next step in that direction by alerting users the first time they launch a 32-bit app. Here’s what we know.
A year after Apple admitted to missteps with the Mac Pro in a meeting with prominent industry journalists, Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch has returned to Apple to follow up on the company’s progress.
AgileBits has introduced 1Password Business, which extends the subscription-based password-management service to large organizations. New features include finely grained access control, custom roles, activity logs, and usage reporting.
In a move that has surprised few, Apple has announced via a support note that it will be deprecating nearly all the remaining services in macOS Server. In the future, macOS Server will “focus on management of computers, devices, and storage on your network.” Time to start looking for alternatives for everything else macOS Server does for you.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced WPA3, a replacement for its current local network encryption options. WPA3 both fixes an exploit and increases security for those using open networks, all while reducing the burden on users. But don’t expect it to take over from WPA2 soon.
After last week’s emergency software updates, Apple has released macOS 10.13.2, which we hope will be unremarkable. But you still might want to hold off for a few days, since the fixes are minor.
All the emphasis in the Apple world these days seems to focus on individual users with their own devices. But it’s worth keeping in mind that Apple devices of all stripes are being used in huge quantities by large organizations. Adam Engst attended the recent Jamf Nation User Conference in Minneapolis and shares his takeaway.
A security researcher found a fundamental flaw in the WPA2 security specification that underlies all Wi-Fi implementations. It lets an attacker decipher encrypted data between a device and a base station. However, the opportunity to exploit this flaw is limited and closing fast for hardware that can be updated.
Those who support Mac users should know about a variety of changes coming in High Sierra that have implications for how you install, deployments that use imaging solutions, dealing with APFS-formatted volumes, installing kernel extensions, and caching content.