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Jan 14, 2018

SYNOPSIS:

With High Sierra and the new iMac Pro, how does the management of Mac Labs change? What’s the role of a Mac lab in the modern era? Lab specialist Neil Martin from the University of East London joins the pod to talk about his thoughts and what they’re currently doing.

YOUR HOSTS:

GUEST:

  • Neil Martin, Senior Desktop Support Specialist, University of East London [@neilmartin83]

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LINKS & NOTES

Tim Perfitt live tweets messing about with the iMac Pro on Twitter and on the TwoCanoes Blog

iPhone battery replacement and apology

macOS 10.13 support essentials by Arek Dreyer and Adam Karneboge

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

MacDeployment Meetup will meet on January 24th at Market Mall Apple Store, in Calgary, Alberta at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Jan 2, 2018

SYNOPSIS:

The hosts tackle the year that was 2017 and make some bold and intriguing predictions for the year to come.

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LINKS & NOTES

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Dec 27, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

Reza Alavi and Ben Toms guest on the pod to talk about compliance with the new EU Directive on Data Privacy (GDPR) and how it may affect your IT shop.

YOUR HOSTS:

GUEST:

  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, dataJAR Ltd.
  • Reza Alavi, Managing Director, Information Security Audit and Control Consultancy (ISACC) Ltd.

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LINKS & NOTES

GDPR
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View Part II
ISACC Consulting
EU GDPR

Australia Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

Restore involves Apple Configurator and special stuff

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy
John Denver and the Muppets

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

[Mac DMV] December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern in DC.

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Dec 18, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

Diana Birsan joins the pod to talk about bolstering your organization’s security by adopting it as a cultural value.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

GUEST:

  • Diana Birsan, Internal Security Developer, Shopify

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Managing Devices in an Open Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ubFqLQoyVY (JNUC 2016)

Security Woes? Now What?: https://www.jamf.com/resources/videos/security-woes-now-what/ (JNUC 2017)

Politicians sharing passwords: https://www.troyhunt.com/the-trouble-with-politicians-sharing-passwords/

Apps and Books in Apple School Manager:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208257

Inculcate:

Definition of Inculcate

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Utah Mac Admins at Marriott Library at 11am on December 20th

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Mac DMV December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern in DC.

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Dec 11, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

Brian Best from Solarwinds MSP comes on the pod to talk about what it’s like to sell a product, change companies twice, and keep the development mindset going.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

GUEST:

  • Brian Best, Founder/Chairman, BestMacs & Apple Strategist, SolarWinds MSP

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Solarwinds RMM for Mac

Tom’s twitter rant

BlueSky on Github

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

MacDMV, December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Dec 4, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

Mike Arpaia, CTO of Kolide, joins the pod to talk about osquery, and what it’s like to start a new company about endpoint analytics.

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GUEST:

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LINKS & NOTES

osquery

osquery on Facebook

Security@scale: Osquery

Kolide Fleet
Kolide Launcher

KubeCon

Mike Arpaia: Embracing Open Source Security

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Northeast Regional Apple Admins will meet on December 7th at the East Providence Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Nov 29, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

Mike Lynn of Facebook and Rich Trouton join the pod’s very first Flashcast to talk about the #iamroot situation, a serious privilege escalation in Mac 10.13.0 – 10.13.2 beta 5 that allows password-free access to the root account. Solutions are discussed, as well as mitigation strategies for situations like this in the future.

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GUESTS:

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LINKS & NOTES

The Tweet That Started It All

Blocking logins to the root account on macOS High Sierra

Developer Forums Post from 13 November 2017 Describing This Behavior

Pycreateuserpkg from Greg Neagle

Apple KBase, updated 28 November 2017: How to enable the root user on your Mac or change your root password

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Nov 28, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

Heather Williams of Ruckus Wireless’ Global Field Enablement Team joins the pod to talk about Wi-Fi security in the wake of the KRACK attack.

YOUR HOSTS:

GUEST:

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LINKS & NOTES

Keep Calm and Wi-Fi On: A Common Sense Approach to an Uncommon Problem

Explaining KRACK: A Critical Attack Affecting A Wi-Fi Security Protocol

2017 Wi-Fi Trek: Session 8 – Heather Williams (Taking Blackhat Wireless)

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Northeast Regional Apple Admins will meet on December 7th at the East Providence Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Nov 19, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

François Levaux-Tiffreau joins the Pod to talk about SplashBuddy, being an open source contributor, and what it’s like consulting at the Enterprise level.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]

GUEST:

  • François Levaux-Tiffreau, Senior Apple Consultant at Amaris [@ftiff]

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LINKS & NOTES

SplashBuddy
Culture First Onboarding
Jamf And…
Travis CI, Customizing the Build

THE BEST INFOSEC COMPANY IN THE WORLD (so they say) have supposedly broken Face ID

Putting iPhone X to the Twin Test

No, Apple doesn’t give away your Face ID data to 3rd party apps

MDM and the Kextpocalypse
Kextpocalypse 2: The Remediation
User Approved MDM, SimpleMDM

iOS 11.1.1 fixes autocorrect issue, much fun was poked at Apple

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meetups

Macbrained YVR on November 23rd at Hootsuite

Franken Macadmins meetup on November 22nd at 6:30pm at Grüner Brauhaus Fürth at Theresienstrasse Ein, in Fürth, Germany. For more information, visit #franken-macadmins on the Mac Admins Slack.

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Nov 13, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

The hosts get together to talk news & notes, including User-Accepted Mobile Device Managers, and more.

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LINKS & NOTES

New UAKEL in 10.13.2 betas: Radar 1 Radar 2

Currently would prevent those devices added by, say, a QuickAdd in Jamf Pro, from being opted into SKEL environments. Has to be either a DEP device enrollment, or a user-permitted onboarding NOT via package, but by accepted Profile.
If you use both Jamf Pro QuickAdd AND Kernel Extensions, there is a bug to dupe because you may be affected.

Also new UAMDM

DEP will imply user acceptance
Any other method of enrolling a Mac will prompt end user for approval

Apple to allow Apple IDs with third part email addresses to migrate to icloud, .mac, .me

AppleTV 4K beta change for resolution independence

End of Adobe + Dolby Licensing changes availability of some CC products

APFS Snapshots done at Software Updates

APFS snapshots can be restored in normal macOS 10.13 environment. Time Machine System Restore app is on the recovery partition.

HomeKit support for IKEA smart lighting

Open Tradfri on Github

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Conference Sites


MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meetups

Jamf User Group New York City will meet on Tuesday 11/14 at 4:30pm

Utah Mac Admins will meet Wednesday 11/15 at 11am at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Atlanta Apple Admins on Thursday 11/16 at 6pm at SalesLoft

Macbrained YVR on November 22nd at Hootsuite

Franken Macadmins meetup on November 22nd at 6:30pm at Grüner Brauhaus Fürth at Theresienstrasse Ein, in Fürth, Germany. For more information, visit #franken-macadmins on the Mac Admins Slack.

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Oct 30, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

Eric Williams, Engineering & Infrstructure Manager for the Mac@IBM team, joins our hosts live on the stage at the Jamf Nation User Conference. Taped in front of a live audience on October 24th.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator at Culture Amp [@smithjw]

GUESTS

  • Eric Williams, Mac@IBM Engineering & Infrastructure Manager

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Mac@IBM Highlights from JNUC 2015

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Conference Sites


MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meetups

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Northeast Regional Mac Admins will meet on Tuesday, 10/30 at 5:30pm at the Wild Colonial Tavern in Providence, RI.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on Thursday 11/9 at 7pm at Rewind Technology

Dallas Area Mac Admins will meet on Thursday, 11/9 at 6:30pm at Bottle Rocket Studios

Jamf User Group New York City will meet on Tuesday 11/14 at 4:30pm

Utah Mac Admins will meet Wednesday 11/15 at 11am at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Atlanta Apple Admins on Thursday 11/16 at 6pm at SalesLoft

Macbrained YVR on November 22nd at Hootsuite.

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Oct 21, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

CEO of Jamf Dean Hager joins the team to discuss what it’s like to write printer operating systems, oh, and also what it’s like to run one of the largest makers of Mac Management Software.

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GUESTS

AFTER PARTY AT BRIT’S PUB!

After the October 24th live recording at JNUC, we’ll be hosting an After Party at Brit’s Pub, sponsored by Duo Security, Technolutionary and NoMAD! Come out and join us at Brit’s afterward for a beverage and some light refreshments.

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LINKS & NOTES

Marco Arment on USB-C

BBEdit 12 Announced

iOS 11.0.3

iOS 11.1 beta 2, with new emoji

Mr. Robot Season 3

Jenkins security advisory

If you see authentication server errors when turning FileVault on in macOS High Sierra

startosinstall –installpackage option does not properly handle multiple packages

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JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meet-ups

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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Oct 14, 2017

SYNOPSIS

James Ridsdale and Ben Toms (The Mac Mule) of datajar ltd join us to discuss what it’s like combining open source software with commercial products, scaling a consultancy at enterprise levels, and how to cope with buzzword bingo.

YOUR HOSTS:

GUESTS

  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, datajar ltd [@macmuleblog
  • James Ridsdale, Managing Director, datajar ltd

AFTER PARTY AT BRIT’S PUB!

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LINKS & NOTES

jamJAR

Patch and Munki, a Comparison from MacADUK 2017

Apple releases High Sierra Supplemental Update to patch APFS encrypted drive password and Keychain exploit

Apple Stops signing 10.3.3

Issues creating new users with the CLI with FV unlock

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Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on 10/12 at Rewind Technology in Centennial.

Utah Mac Admins will meet on Wednesday, 10/14 at 11am MST

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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Oct 6, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Chris Miller of Eanes ISD in Texas joins the team to talk about the current state of education technology, the role of the Mac and iOS, and how everything comes together. Later, we talk with Pepijn Bruienne of Duo Security about his latest paper on EFI firmware.

YOUR HOSTS:

GUESTS

  • Chris Miller, Asst Director for Tech Services, Eanes ISD [@edtechchris]

AFTER PARTY AT BRIT’S PUB!

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LINKS & NOTES

The Apple of your EFI – Mac Firmware Security Research

Password does not sync to FileVault after unlock and change with Recovery Key.

A Tweet Thread On The Topic of FileVault in High Sierra

You Don’t Have To Convert SSD Volumes to APFS

Google Restor

Is DEP Down Or Just Me?

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Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on 10/12 at Rewind Technology in Centennial.

Utah Mac Admins will meet on Wednesday, 10/14 at 11am MST

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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Oct 1, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Sam Valencia, co-host of Command Control Power, joins us to talk about training, consulting, and the history of Mac-focused podcasts.

YOUR HOSTS:

GUESTS

SPONSORED BY SIMPLEMDM

Visit SimpleMDM.com/Macadmins to start your free trial today!

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LINKS & NOTES

Michael Lynn’s Bug Report on High Sierra, The TouchBar and AD Accounts

ISE requires 4.5 release

Keychain oddities in High Sierra

More Broadcom Vulns

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Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on 10/12 at Rewind Technology in Centennial.

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Sep 22, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Sarah Edwards joins us to talk about Digital Forensics on the Mac, and using system tools, special software, and all kinds of other cool tools to do forensic research on iOS devices and Macs.

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GUESTS

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LINKS & NOTES

Mac 4n6 Blog
Location scraper
MacMRU Parser

Five Dollar Wrench

iP Box

MacQuisition

SleuthKit

iExplorer

OpenBSM Auditing on macOS

OpenBSM article in MacTech (from Rich Trouton)

iOS Frequent Locations Dumper

HFSPlus Resources

Chicago Tribune

Stanford Heart Research

iTunes Information

Qi Charging

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Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Melbourne Apple Admins for Thursday 28th September at REA
#franken-macadmins Meetup in Nuremberg, Germany, next meeting is on 9/28, for more info visit us over at #franken-macadmins
Netherlands Apple Admins will meet Thursday 9/28 at 1:30, at LAI in Schiedam, the Netherlands
Apple Admins of Seattle will meet on 9/28 at Synapse.
Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

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Sep 17, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Ed Marczak of Google joins us to talk about his story as a Mac Admin, as well as the many projects that Google has built, and also a lot of great history about MacTech Conference

YOUR HOSTS:

GUESTS

  • Ed Marczak, MacOps team at Google [@marczak]

SPONSORED BY JAMF

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LINKS & NOTES

Radiotope

Speaking Professionally

Macysadmin 2013 – Ed Marczak “The Future”

Ed Marczak at MacDevOps: How To Fail

Simian
Cauliflower Vest
Micromdm
Santa

Zombies Run

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Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Mac DMV 16th of September at noon at Tunnicliff’s Tavern in DC
University of Utah Mac Admins Wed, Sept 20th @ 11am MT in the Marriott Library, room 1705a.
Atlanta Apple Admins Thursday 21st September – venue TBD
Melbourne Apple Admins for Thursday 28th September at REA
#franken-macadmins Meetup in Nuremberg, Germany, next meeting is on 9/28, for more info visit us over at #franken-macadmins
Netherlands Apple Admins will meet Thursday 9/28 at 1:30, at LAI in Schiedam, the Netherlands

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Sep 12, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Lisa Davies, a Senior System Engineer from Oath – a Verizon subsidiary of 50+ media and tech brands including Yahoo and AOL – joins us to talk about adventures in machine compliance, 10.13 testing, CIS compliance, and her career as a senior Mac admin at Oath – formerly Yahoo and AOL and a number of other media brands now part of Verizon.

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GUESTS

  • Lisa Davies, Sr System Engineer, Oath

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LINKS & NOTES

CIS stuff:
OSX Lockdown
OS X Config Check
CIS for macOS Sierra by Jamf Professional Services

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Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet September 12th at 4:30pm at Google in New York.
London Apple Admins 14th of September which will be held at MullenLowe’s offices in Old Street, from approx 7-9pm
Mac DMV 16th of September at noon at Tunnicliff’s Tavern in DC
Atlanta Apple Admins Thursday 21st September – venue TBD
Melbourne Apple Admins for Thursday 28th September at REA
#franken-macadmins Meetup in Nuremberg, Germany, next meeting is on 9/28, for more info visit us over at #franken-macadmins
Netherlands Apple Admins will meet Thursday 9/28 at 1:30, at LAI in Schiedam, the Netherlands

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Aug 31, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Mike Dodge explains Chef in detail, talks about life at Fry's Electronics before Facebook existed, and that time he scripted his entire life.

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  • Mike Dodge, Client Platform Engineer, Facebook

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LINKS & NOTES

Facebook Chef Cookbooks

Chef at Facebook
Domain Specific Language in Chef
Nodes in Chef
Ohai in Chef
AD/CB

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Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Austin Apple Admins will meet September 6th at Eanes ISD in Austin, TX.
Perth Apple AdminsWednesday 6th September @ 5:30pm Upstairs at The Loft in Perth Australia.
Mac Admin Monthly will meet September 12th at 4:30pm at Google in New York.
London Apple Admins 14th of September which will be held at MullenLowe’s offices in Old Street, from approx 7-9pm
Mac DMV 16th of September at noon at Tunnicliff’s Tavern in DC
Atlanta Apple Admins Thursday 21st September – venue TBD
Melbourne Apple Admins for Thursday 28th September at REA
#franken-macadmins Meetup in Nuremberg, Germany, next meeting is on 9/28, for more info visit us over at #franken-macadmins

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Aug 25, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Ben Greiner talks about consulting, running a SaaS before that was even an acronym, and life as a Mac Admin at Ball State in the olden days.

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LINKS & NOTES

Bender Backup for macOS Server

Oprah gives away iPods

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Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Austin Apple Admins will meet September 6th at Eanes ISD in Austin, TX.
Mac Admin Monthly will meet September 12th at 4:30pm at Google in New York.
London Apple Admins 14th of September which will be held at MullenLowe’s offices in Old Street, from approx 7-9pm
Melbourne Apple Admins for Thursday 28th September – at REA

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Aug 20, 2017

SYNOPSIS:

Allister Banks joins the Podcast for an episode focused around the current state of macOS, as well as conversations about life in many different IT contexts, open source software, and many other events.

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LINKS & NOTES

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir

Script to Install High Sierra DP5

We Need to Document macOS

Technical Note TN2459: Secure Kernel Extension Loading

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Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Austin Apple Admins will meet September 6th at Eanes ISD in Austin, TX.
Mac Admin Monthly will meet September 12th at 4:30pm at Google in New York.
London Apple Admins 14th of September which will be held at MullenLowe’s offices in Old Street, from approx 7-9pm
Melbourne Apple Admins for Thursday 21st September – venue to be announced soon

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Aug 3, 2017

Episode 46: Hot Sauce Talk with Allen Hancock of Watchman Monitoring

SYNOPSIS

Allen Hancock of Watchman Monitoring joins the Podcast to talk about what it’s like to transition from consulting to SaaS-provider, as well as the history of the product.

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LINKS & NOTES

Penn State MacAdmins Videos

Steve Yuroff: It’s Incredible This Works At All

Proactive Support Course and Certification

A 2 hour course and certification for people looking to promote the proactive support they provide. Next events in Orlando, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in conjunction with MacTech events

BackupMinder – Watchman Monitoring offers a tool to trim backups which might otherwise fill a hard drive. Released with an MIT license

Adobe signs the death warrant for Flash

Hot Sauces of Mac Admins:

Valentina Hot Sauce

Beerenberg Chilli Sauce

Langdon Wood 1814 Hot Sauce

Gochujang Sriracha

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Conference Sites

CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

MacDMV will meet August 15th at ID.me in Tysons Corner, Virginia
Mac Admin Monthly will meet August 8th at Google in New York, and via Google Hangout.
Philly Mac Admins August meet up on the 17th at the Walnut street apple store @ 6pm
Austin Apple Admins will meet September 6th at Eanes ISD in Austin, TX.

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Jul 27, 2017

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 45: Things Get Loopy When The Rock Shows Up

SYNOPSIS

The team talks the end of conference season for a little bit, iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and the associated critical security update, a bit about testing iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and then things get a little loopy when The Rock and Siri show up.

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LINKS & NOTES

WiFi Trek

Munki Mistakes Made Right

Fighting With Physics: A Wi-Fi Workshop

Intro to GitLab: DevOps tools on a shell script budget

Advanced Munki Infrastructure: Moving to Cloud Services

macOS 10.12.6 and iOS 10.3.3

Testing iOS 10 and Sierra

Out of School: 224: Test Again

Kernel extensions email went out to devs

Kexts that will make an admin cry – python script to check for installed 3rd party kexts

Kextpocalypse

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Conference Sites

CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

MacDMV will meet August 15th at ID.me in Tysons Corner, Virginia
Mac Admin Monthly will meet August 8th at Google in New York, and via Google Hangout.
Philly Mac Admins August meet up on the 17th at the Walnut street apple store @ 6pm
Austin Apple Admins will meet September 6th at Eanes ISD in Austin, TX.

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Jul 17, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Tom and Pepijn record a live episode at the PSU Mac Admins Conferenceto talk about careers and jobs in the Mac Admin world, as well as a discussion of current events.

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GUESTS

  • Jason Miller, IT Support Lead, Thumbtack [@jasonkmiller]
  • Robert Hammen, Mac Support Lead, NCBI at NIH [@roberthammen
  • Jason Broccardo, System Administrator, Forget Computers [@zoocoup]
  • Gretchen Kuwahara, Conference Committee, PSU Mac Admins Conference. [@osuterrycat
  • Special Guest Mike Lynn, Facebook [@mikeymikey]

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Robert & Jason’s Presentation on Jumping off the #jobs-board

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Conference Sites


CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups


Twin Cities Mac Admins will be hosting a meetup at Target Commons in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 19th.
Seattle Apple Admins Meetup Thursday July 20th at Nordstrom in Seattle
Auckland Mac Admins Meet up 28 July at 7pm NZST. For more information, visit #anzmac in Slack.
Melbourne Apple Admins on the 27th of July at Seek

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Jul 10, 2017

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 43: The State of Mac Security with Thomas Reed

SYNOPSIS

Thomas Reed from Malware Bytes joins us to talk about the current state of Mac security, development of his own tools back in the day

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OUR GUEST:

  • Thomas Reed, Head of Mac & Mobile, Malware Bytes [@thomasareed]

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LINKS & NOTES

The Safe Mac
Malwarebytes Mac
Malwarebytes Breach Remediation
Living Below The Security Poverty Line: An RSA Conference White Paper
Why organizations can’t just patch

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Conference Sites


PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9 with workshops on the 8th
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will be happening July 11th at Google in New York at 4:30pm, or also by video conference!
East Midlands Apple Admins meet up which will be taking place at Nottingham Trent University on July 12th 2017.
Milwaukee Area Macadmins – New macadmins group starting! Initial meetup July 12 Marquette University
Twin Cities Mac Admins will be hosting a meetup at Target Commons in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 19th.

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