Episode 19: The Year in Review

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 19: The Year in Review

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The team talks about the year that was in 2016, from the Apple/FBI dustup, through to a review of conferences that happened, to the release of the iPhone 7/7 Plus and the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. We give our rants and raves of the whole year in this video/audio podcast.

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Apple/FBI Dispute

m(DM)acOS

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Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

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Erik Gomez joins the gang to talk about testing the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro, finding new preference settings, and the state of the Mac as a whole.

Links & Notes

Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part One
Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part Two
Preferences for the TouchBar

This Week in Frogorland: Using python to determine the status of SIP on the Mac, without using csrutil and nvram.

How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists – Mark Gurman for Bloomberg

Cables, Adapters, Devices for the Brave New Mac World

Tools Erik mentioned:
* strings (from cli tools)
* fs_usage
* ripgrep
* Apple Debug profiles and YUCKY UNIX scripts
* Hopper

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Episode 17: A Precise, But Not Accurate Number

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 17: A Precise, But Not Accurate Number

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We sit down to talk managing a fleet of 80,000+ Macs with a team of 9 with Clay Caviness, a Site Reliability Engineer at Google about his work on their Mac Management Team. A lively discussion about 10.12.2, firmware updates, and DMA Hacking ensued, and a good time was had by all. Discussion of Super Mario Run rounds out the episode.

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Macops team GitHub
Santa
Google Rapid Response

We Fixed The Glitch
Only fix for published DMA attack against FV2 keys
FV2 Key Recovery
PCI Leech Tool

csrutil clear and enabling SIP with Munki

Managed AppleID Woes

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Episode 16: Autopkg and Creative Cloud with Tim Sutton

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 16: Autopkg and Creative Cloud with Tim Sutton

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A talk with Tim Sutton on Adobe Creative Cloud packaging, including some discussion of new packaging techniques focused around Creative Cloud Packager and Autopkg. After that, we break into the new MacBook Pro with TouchBar, that both Emily and Pepijn are using as their daily drivers.

Links & Notes

Import antigravity
CCP Recipes for Autopkg Test Repo (Use at your own risk, no warranty, if you break it you own both pieces)
Adobe Installation and Licensing blog
CCP CLI automation support:

TouchBar Macs, Imaging & Control:
* Managing the TouchBar Strip
* New Activation for TouchBar Macs
* Offline Activation Methods for TouchBar Macs

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