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On the eve of Apple’s September 2017 special event, Adam Engst discusses significant changes in macOS 10.13 High Sierra that consultants, IT admins, and those who care about the behind-the-scenes details need to know. Jefferey Battersby joins us this week to review the Yoink drag-and-drop utility for the Mac, and Josh Centers returns to the Touch Bar to reveal some interesting uses for it. And we’re pleased, in the wake of CrashPlan’s withdrawal from consumer backup, to welcome Backblaze as our latest long-term sponsor. Finally, Julio Ojeda-Zapata takes a look at HomeKit devices that you can use to secure your home. The only notable software release this week was Retrospect 14.5.

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Important High Sierra Changes for IT Admins

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.

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ExtraBITS for 11 September 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, it turns out that streaming services are helping the music industry, we get a look at Siri’s past challenges and upcoming improvements, T-Mobile is offering a free Netflix subscription to subscribers, we learn some secrets of the new Steve Jobs Theater, Tim Cook has pledged to support Apple’s DACA employees, Pixelmator is planning a professional version, and Apple is ending the Apple Music Festival after a decade of concerts.