Developers Want Apple to Create a Screen Time API

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple removed a bunch of screen time apps from the App Store, saying that the MDM technology they used was a security risk. Now the developers want Apple to create a screen time API.

Jamf School Launches as an Apple Education Technology Solution

· Andrew Orr · Link

Jamf is a mobile device management company for Apple devices. Today it announced the launch of Jamf School.

Jamf School is an Apple education technology solution purpose-built for educators. It wasn’t designed for the expert IT user; instead it was designed with an intuitive interface and workflows to empower teachers to seamlessly manage and use their Apple devices for creating an active learning environment. It joins Jamf Pro to offer schools a solution choice that best fits their needs. With the launch of Jamf School also comes powerful apps.

Jamf Now Adds Custom PKG and App Deployment

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

The iPhone, iPad, and Mac device management tool Jamf Now just gained two new features: package (.PKG) file deployment for the Mac, and custom iOS app deployment. That’ll be handy for companies needing to push apps that aren’t available through Apple’s own App Stores to devices. Jamf Now also lets you manage device serial numbers and OS versions, settings, and more. The service is free for up to three devices, and US$2 a month for additional devices.

Jamf Now Adds Custom PKG and App Deployment

Network Speeds, HomePod, Vectors, and Dead Drives – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 696

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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It’s always something, isn’t it? The more computers – and devices – we have, the more issues there are. This week, that’s no different, as there are several network-related questions your two favorite geeks tackle “on-air” for you to hear. HomePod arrived, and first experiences with that are discussed. Finally, some Cool Stuff Found to help round out the episode.

Backups vs. iCloud vs. Time Machine – Mac Geek Gab 668

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Ever wonder how to test an external battery? Ever want to enforce parental controls from afar? Ever wonder just how different Time Machine and iCloud are from normal backups? Well, your two favorite geeks discuss all this and a LOT more in today’s episode. Press play and enjoy!

NAS, MDM, DGC and Other Fun Initials – Mac Geek Gab 653

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Sometimes you have to get geeky. No worries, Dave and John will talk you through understanding what NAS and MDM mean and why you might want to use them. Don’t worry, fellow geeks, there’s stuff in here for you, too. After all, that’s how Mac Geek Gab rolls! Listen, enjoy, learn, and prosper at the same time!