macOS Upgrade Information: Monterey Support Ending

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For those of us using SMU-owned Mac devices, updates and patches for macOS Monterey will be discontinued this fall. This means it is imperative that you make sure your Mac is up-to-date on software and OS updates! We have some information for you regarding your SMU devices and this support change. Continue reading macOS Upgrade Information: Monterey Support Ending

SMU macOS Users, Don’t Upgrade to Sonoma Just Yet!

macOS Sonoma iconWhile Apple has launched Sonoma as their latest update to macOS, we recommend that users wait until the next update before upgrading University-owned computers. We know you may be chomping on the bit to click install, but we are currently reviewing any potential conflicts with other University applications or fixes that might be needed.

While you wait, here are a few features that our Mac users can expect in the upcoming weeks. Continue reading SMU macOS Users, Don’t Upgrade to Sonoma Just Yet!

macOS Users, Ventura may be here, but best practice says wait!

macOS VenturaWhile Apple has launched Ventura as their latest update to macOS, we recommend that users wait until the next update before upgrading University-owned computers. We know you may be chomping on the bit to click install, but we are currently reviewing any potential conflicts with other University applications or fixes that might be needed.

While you wait, here are a few features that our Mac users can expect in the upcoming weeks. Continue reading macOS Users, Ventura may be here, but best practice says wait!

Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Monterey… Just Yet!


macOS MontereyApple recently announced that the latest update to its macOS, Monterey, is available to the public. While we know people are eager to update to the latest OS to take advantage of the new enhancements for key apps; including Safari, Messages, and Maps, as well as new privacy features, we recommend that users wait until the next “dot” OS update before upgrading University-owned Macs. Continue reading Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Monterey… Just Yet!

Apple Releases Security Updates to Stop Spyware

iOS 14.8Just a day before Apple’s September event, Apple has released the iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, macOS 11.6, and WatchOS 7.6.2 security updates. While the updates list what might be just basic improvements to CoreGraphics and WebKit, it actually stops the devices from “Processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” according to the security note. This code execution is what allows spyware to run on your devices. Continue reading Apple Releases Security Updates to Stop Spyware