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9to5Mac Happy Hour 395: iOS 16 beta 6, iPhone 14 event date, Stage Manager thoughts

Apple seems to want to shove more ads down our throats. Benjamin and Zac discuss the careful line Apple must walk to not lose customers at the expense of infinite revenue growth. Also, iOS 16 beta 6 is out as Apple heads to weekly beta cycle ahead of an expected iPhone 14 event on September 7. Plus, Zac finally had a chance to try out Stage Manager and put it through its paces.

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Season 1 of ‘SEE’ available to watch for free on Apple TV+ ahead of Season 3 premiere

SEE was one of the first Apple Original Shows announced with the launch of Apple TV+ in 2019. Now, the show is about to return for its third and final season, and Apple will let everyone watch the first season of SEE for free on Apple TV+ for a limited time.

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Reddit announces new Developer Platform with resources for third-party extensions

Reddit on Friday announced its new Developer Platform in which the social network will provide resources for the developer community that creates extensions and apps that run specifically on Reddit. This platform, which will be available soon, comes as a way to encourage more people to contribute to the social network.

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Should IT administrators allow users to run as local macOS administrators?

In 2022, security is a top priority for every organization, including businesses and schools using Macs. While very secure, Macs are still vulnerable to threats, including phishing attacks and malware. Security is no longer a technology concern. It’s now a business concern. Most of the security discussion on macOS revolves around software updates, endpoint security software, and other high-level topics.

What doesn’t get brought up enough is user privileges. Every CISO should ask their IT teams if end-users are running as local administrators on their Macs. If they are, they should ask the team if it’s necessary compared to the critical risks elevated privileges can create. 

Here’s the bottom line: There’s no need for Mac users to have administrative powers 24/7. 

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How to turn on/off Lockdown Mode in iOS 16, who it’s for, and how it works

About a month into beta testing, Apple revealed a brand new extreme security feature this summer called Lockdown Mode that will arrive with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura. Follow along for everything you need to know like who it’s meant for, how it works, and how to turn on/off Lockdown Mode in iOS 16 on iPhone, and more.

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