Episode 105: Screw Your Shoes with Adam and Tonya Engst

Synopsis:

Communicating the difficult technical realities we live in can be a huge challenge. This week we’re joined by Adam and Tonya Engst, proprietors of TidBITS and the TidBITS Content Network, who specialize in making the technical approachable.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guests:

  • Tonya Engst, Editor in Chief and CFO – TidBITS, TidBITS Content Network
  • Adam Engst, CEO and Publisher – TidBITS, TidBITS Content Network

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Links & Notes

TidBITS

AUP

The Early Days of USENET

Apple Style Guide

Take Control Books

Screw Your Shoes

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Episode 103: The Gratitude Episode.

Synopsis:

We’re grateful this week! We’re grateful for all the people, places, and products that makes it possible to be Mac Admins, and for all of you, too.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

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Links & Notes

No notes this week, just a heartfelt thank you. Each and every person reading this note: we thank you. When we started this on a lark, we had no idea what it would grow to become. More than 100 episodes have passed since then, and you’ve stayed with us, you’ve told friends and colleagues, you’ve written us letters and hit us up on Slack or at conferences, and we’re incredibly grateful to you for helping to make this into an awesome thing we all enjoy.

As you gather with your families and friends this American Thanksgiving, know that we’re thankful for each and every one of you.

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Greater Philadelphia Mac Admins Temple University, Philadelphia PA 15 November 2018, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 15 November 2018, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
Tel Aviv Mac Admins Google Hangouts 20 November 2018, 4:00 p.m. IST Free
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Episode 101: Flashcast!

Synopsis:

The Apple Event in New York this October brought new Macs and iPad Pro devices to the Mac Admins Community. Our panel talks about the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]

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Links & Notes

All Apple clips are used for illustrative and demonstration purposes only. All Apple clips are Copyright Apple Inc and associated parties. Mac Admins Podcast LLC makes no claim of ownership of these segments, they are used purely to illustrate in Apple’s own words their new product offerings.

Mac mini, Late 2018
MacBook Air, Late 2018
iPad Pro, Late 2018
Apple Pencil, Late 2018

Blackmagicdesign eGPU Pro

Apple T2 Security Chip Overview

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Toronto Apple Admins Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, ON Canada 15 November 2018, 6:00 p.m. ET Free
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Episode 99: Security, Bloomberg, and some MacTech Conference

Synopsis:

Talking all the Bloomberg security news, some changes with Apple Parts policies, MacSysadmin 2018, and then MacTech Conference with the head of MacTech, Neil Ticktin.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
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Links & Notes

Bloomberg’s Bombshell

Apple Denies Bloomberg

Amazon Denies Bloomberg

British Intelligence Denies Bloomberg’s reports

Apple Parts Changes

Macsysadmin docs

MacTech Conference Sessions
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Episode 97: Decoding IT Jargon with Jack Madden

Synopsis:

Jack Madden of BrianMadden.com joins Charles, Marcus and Tom to talk about EMM, what Apple’s doing right and where they could improve, and how we should all be thinking about mobility in the enterprise.

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

Guests:

  • Jack Madden, Executive Editor of BrianMadden.com at TechTarget

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Links & Notes

BrianMadden.com

Apple’s iOS Management Protocol needs to get better for BYOD

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