You can manage so many more settings than Apple documents.

Apple’s list of supported management keys for configuration profiles is slowly growing, though some listed on their own support site no longer apply or work for current versions of macOS. …


It used to be so easy to toggle showing private data in the Unified Logging system. You just ran the command sudo log config - -mode “private_data:on”. And then you’d see the hidden data in the log that’s hiding behind the places where you see <private>. All this changed with…


10.15.3 update no longer stores encrypted emails, unencrypted!

The Apple Mail S/MIME encryption bug I blogged about back in November has been solved by the 10.15.3 update for Catalina that was released on January 28th!

I participate in the Appleseed Beta program and regularly test early releases of updates. I…


UPDATE: 2/4/2020 — the 10.15.3 update released on January 28th fixes the issue, suggestd no longer learns from encrypted messages regardless if Siri and Siri Suggestions are enabled. https://medium.com/@boberito/apple-mail-encryption-bug-fixed-d10f7395352e

I was investigating how macOS and Siri suggest contacts and information to you, the user. This led me to the process…


I’m not exactly sure when Apple started doing this with Feedback tickets submitted. But now there may be some feedback to your feedback ticket that you’ve submitted even if they haven’t actually responded!

If you go to https://feedbackassistant.apple.com or use the Feedback Assistant application you can see potentially some feedback…


Real easter eggs are long gone from the macOS. But here’s some interesting goodies I found while poking around in /System/Library/Sandbox. You have the rootless.conf which points to an easy list of files protected by SIP.

Then you have the Profiles folder that since the 10.14 days has grown from…

Bob Gendler

IT Specialist in the Apple world. Jamf guru, wizard of Mac Management, and mastermind of Apple trivia. The views are my own and not the views of my employer.

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