- High Sierra 10.13.3 was released today, which makes sense as Joe just updated his PsiTool drives yesterday. Also released were iOS 11.2.5, Safari updates for 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, and Security Update 2018-001. Note that security updates are padded to three digits... At the rate we're going, might Apple hit 100 security updates this year? That's one every three days!
- If you want to get emails from Apple about product security when updates are released, subscribe to the Security-announce list
-Jerry came to the rescue of a client who wanted to clean up her inbox. He found that Google provides a URL to request missing emails:
-Sam has been experiencing an issue where replying to a selected message in Apple Mail actually creates a reply to the incorrect message. A similar issue has occurred to him in voicemails. At this point Jerry thinks Sam needs to have his eyes checked.
-Jerry gives us an update on his virtual receptionists, Smith.ai as Sam is exploring similar options. A natural progression would be a service that can not only answer calls, but support your clients like our recent sponsor, FLEXdesk
-In a recent support call with a client, Jerry finds that their MacBook Air had a failed SSD module. These situations can lead to having to explain the "why" to customers. Sometimes hardware simply fails.
-New MacTech Pro events and cities have been announced!
-Sam has follow up on using Daylite with his business and finds some functionality that he wasn't aware of
-CCP Theater! Jerry and Joe role play what you might encounter with new client calls
-Joe gives us an update on his new/used 2015 MacBook Pro. He recounts an issue where the battery reports that it needs to be serviced and then changes to a "good" condition. He reports an uptime of 31 – nay, 33 days. Joe and Sam remark that they don't recall having had more than 10 days of uptime with their MacBook Pro 2016 models, although Sam has had better stability lately.
-Joe also follows up about having used Migration Assistant to switch to his new, used (and apparently slightly bruised) MacBook Pro 15-inch 2015, and notes that Safari Extensions needed to be reinstalled, surprisingly. But at least VPN configurations were not an issue, unlike back in the days of Mavericks (and Yosemite too?)
-Jerry is very excited about an iOS app called Drafts, a note taking app with impressive functionality. Drafts is $4.99 in the App Store