Managing your own iPhone is fine, but when it comes to managing other people’s iPhones — especially dozens and dozens of them — things get a little more interesting. Thankfully, the good folks at iMazing — our WWDC coverage sponsor for this week — have been hard at work and recently released iMazing Configurator. Please join me in thanking them for not only sponsoring us this week, but also creating this much-needed tool.
Fleetsmith announced its acquisition by Apple today. The company specializes in mobile device management (MDM).
It isn’t just consumer technology. Apple is also working to make enterprise technology more private, like BYOD programs.
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 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.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss parental control apps and the (non) inevitable merge of macOS and iOS.
If you’re the family tech support person you’ll want these mobile device management (MDM) tools to help you manage family devices.
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.
Security researchers found a way to compromise a Mac out of the box before the user even logs in for the first time, but it’s hard to do, and has already been patched.
Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group discovered the MDM hack.
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.
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!
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!