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Suppressing the Data & Privacy pop-up window on macOS High Sierra

Starting with Mac OS X 10.7.2, Apple set the iCloud sign-in to pop up on the first login.In OS X 10.10, Apple added a Diagnostics & Usage window that …

C-MDM POC

This POC code is to showcase the possibilities of MDM as desired state.<p>Warning<p>The code provided here is <i>not</i> intended for production use. Deploying …

Linux

Install Directory Services on a Synology

People who have managed Open Directory and will be moving to Synology will note that directory services really aren’t nearly as complicated was we’ve …

How to use the coordinator pattern in iOS apps

Part 1 in a series of tutorials on fixing massive view controllers:<p>View controllers work best when they stand alone in your app, unaware of their …

iOS Developers Ship 29% Fewer Apps in 2017, the First Ever Decline – And More Trends to Watch

After our report that the app economy is starting to mature last year, we started getting a lot of questions from members and friends about where the …

Apps

First DNS Resolver

Enter your router’s gateway IP address in your browser.<p>If prompted, fill in your username and password. This information may be labeled on the router.<p>…

How to Enable the Optimal Audio Codec for Your Bluetooth Headphones in macOS

How good your digital music sounds often comes down to which file format it's encoded in. Be that as it may, every Mac audio setup is only as strong as it's weakest link, and if your Bluetooth connection isn't up to scratch, even the best BT headphones will fail to deliver a decent wireless …

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Upvote

Upvote is a multi-platform binary whitelisting solution. It provides both a sync server and management interface for binary enforcement clients. …

Santa

Santa is a binary whitelisting/blacklisting system for macOS. It consists of a kernel extension that monitors for executions, a userland daemon that …

Synthetic Reality: Breaking macOS One Click at a Time

In today's digital world the mouse, not the pen, is arguably mightier than the sword. Via a single click, countless security mechanisms may be …

Uh Oh! Unified Logs in High Sierra (10.13) Show Plaintext Password for APFS Encrypted External Volumes via Disk Utility.app

Dave Hornby - So what’s with the Microsoft and Jamf partnership?

Apple is fighting to regain its position in America’s classrooms

Apple’s next splashy product announcement won’t be from its new campus in Cupertino, Calif. It will take place at a magnet high school on the North Side of Chicago — a signal that Apple isn’t ready to let go of the education market it once dominated.<p>Apple has not said what products will be …

Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview

<i>This blog post was authored by Erin Chapple, Director of Program Management, Windows Server.</i><p>Today is a big day for Windows Server! On behalf of the …

Certificate Request

<b>Native Requests</b><p>Certificate Request doesn’t require any changes to Active Directory. Certificate requests are sent over standard Windows protocols …

Apple, IBM partnership expands with new machine learning integrations

Apple and IBM late Monday announced an expansion to their existing partnership that will allow customers to roll out advanced in-app machine learning …

Machine Learning

Managing Macs at Scale

Express Setup, Location Services, Time Zone, and High Sierra<p>I recently ran into a snag with our Device Enrollment Program (DEP) workflow. Users were …

Basic Synology NAS Setup

Over the years, I’ve setup dozens of Synology Network Appliances for customers and friends. But I never thought of doing much writing in the NAS …

MacADUK

How to install macOS at your organization

Duo Finds SAML Vulnerabilities Affecting Multiple Implementations

This blog post describes a new vulnerability class that affects SAML-based single sign-on (SSO) systems. This vulnerability can allow an attacker …

Information Security

An Unpatched Kernel Bug

An Unpatched Kernel Bug<p>› apple's AMDRadeonX4150 kext triggered a kernel panic...why?<p>1/16/2018<p>love these blog posts? support my tools & writing on …

Adjust SMB browsing behavior in macOS High Sierra 10.13

Halide 1.7 Brings New Depth Photography and ARKit Features, Darkroom Integration

We first reviewed Halide, the powerful third-party camera app by Ben Sandofsky and Sebastiaan de With, when it debuted in the summer of 2017, providing a powerful and elegant alternative to Apple's Camera app that fully embraced RAW photography and advanced controls in an intuitive interface. We …

Redirect: Configuration Profile Reference

defaults – the Plist Killer

Last week, fellow MacAdmin Kyle Crawford has discovered that on macOS High Sierra the defaults will delete a property list file with invalid …

Single Brackets vs Double Brackets

In my recent post I mentioned in passing, that you should be using double brackets [[…]] for tests in bash instead of single brackets.This is the …

Linux

Microsoft Skype (definitely) and Teams (maybe) – Disabling automatic updates

With version 8.x of Skype and since the debut of Teams, Microsoft have been using the Squirrel framework to manage automatic updates of these …