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Now displaying: March, 2019
Mar 25, 2019
Episode 116

SYNOPSIS:

Marcus, Charles and Tom talk about WWDC, the latest app in the sandbox, MDS’ rapid iteration, McAfee’s new kextless security module, Apple versus Spotify, and Slack’s new Dark Mode.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Tim Perfitt talks about MDS 1.4

Macquisition promises readable images of T2 Macs

BBEdit is sandboxed now

McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6.0 has “kextless mode”

Apple responds to Spotify

Slack gets iOS Dark Mode

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Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment Conference Calgary, Canada 10-11 June 2019 TBA
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada 12-14 June, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
X World Sydney, NSW, Australia 26-28 June 2019 $699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Apple Admins of PDX 100 Market St SW, Portland 26 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins Envision Design 27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 805 10 Ave SW, #200 28 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 10 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free

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Mar 19, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Mat X of the MacDevOps YVR conference tells us what to expect this summer in Vancouver. What’s DevOps got to do with Mac Admin life? Plenty!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUESTS:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

MacDevOps YVR

2019 MacDevOps YVR Speakers

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn, and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Austin Apple Admins Citizen Eatery 20 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 21 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Greater Northwest Splunk Seattle 21 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. Free
Apple Admins of PDX 100 Market St SW, Portland 26 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins Envision Design 27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 10 April 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free

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Mar 11, 2019
Episode 114 of the Mac Admins Podcast

SYNOPSIS:

Nick McSpadden at Facebook joins the pod to talk about the basics of Git for folks who have never worked with it before, or who could use a refresher of how commits, forks and pull requests all work.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

YOUR GUESTS:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Source Tree
Git QuickStart

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MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
ACEs Conference Kansas City, MO 5-6 June 2019 $699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 13 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Mac DMV Lost Dog Cafe, Merrifield 14 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 21 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Houston Apple Admins Envision Design 27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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SPONSOR MAC ADMINS PODCAST!

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

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Mar 4, 2019
Episode 113

SYNOPSIS:

Rich Siegel of Bare Bones software joins the pod this week to talk about BBEdit, TextWrangler’s departure, and life in the App Store World.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUT GUESTS:

  • Rich Siegel, Bare Bones Software

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

BBEdit

The old guard of Mac indy apps have thrived for more than 25 years

Apple asks app makers to remove or disclose behavior recording tools:
A Light Discussion on Bug Bounties
Tom’s Rant Corner on the SSD Service Program
SecureToken troutsplained
Resyncing local account passwords and Secure Token

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

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MacStadiumUse code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn, and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Addigy Partner Summit Miami, Florida 6-8 March 2019 $500
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £597 General Adminission
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $275CAD – $495CAD
Mac Admins at Penn State State College, PA 12-19 July 2019 Call For Presenters Open
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Toronto Mac Admins Globe and Mail Centre 28 February 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
St. Louis Mac Admins Hotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection 7 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT Free
San Diego Mac Admins Interlaced, Downtown SD 13 March 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 21 March 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Houston Apple Admins Envision Design 27 March 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

SPONSOR MAC ADMINS PODCAST!

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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