Issue accessing certain websites after installing the iOS 16.5.1 (a), iPadOS 16.5.1 (a), and macOS 13.4.1 (a) Rapid Security Responses


Yesterday, Apple released Rapid Security Responses (RSR’s) for iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, and macOS 13.4.1.

However, not long after it’s released people started to see issues accessing certain websites via Safari.

In response to this, Apple posted the above shown KB. This KB advises Rapid Security Responses iOS 16.5.1 (b), iPadOS 16.5.1 (b), and macOS 13.4.1 (b) will be available soon to address this issue, and how to remove the RSR’s.

See below for some more details on the issue affecting the iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, and macOS 13.4.1 RSR’s, how to remove and detect.

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MacAD.UK 2023 – What’s new in macOS Ventura for Mac admins


At 2023 I revisited a talk I gave in November at a dataJAR Tech Series event.

See below for a link to the video, the GitHub repo with all of the links and lastly a link to the 2023 playlist on YouTube.

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dataJAR Tech Series: What’s new with Ventura for Mac admins


Next week at 2023 I’m revisiting a talk which I gave last November at a dataJAR Tech Series event, and I just realised that I hadn’t posted the talk here.

So this post addresses the oversight!

You can find my talk and it’s slides, as well as the other talks from the days dataJAR Tech Series event here.

Apple Platform Deployment – Now available in a locale near you!


The Apple Deployment Guide ( is always updated soon after a major macOS release. However, it can take a couple of weeks for it to become available in many locales.

This year has been no exception, but as of today the Apple Deployment Guide ( should now be available to all locales (that link should direct to your locale).

Prior to today, when accessing from outside Canada and the US, folks would be redirected to their locales version of the guide, which was dated June 2022.

Even trying would redirect folks to their locales version of the guide.

The one exception was is the en-CA locale (, which doesn’t seem to redirect. And as such, folks outside Canada and the US have been accessing the guide via that URL.

Regardless, its welcome to have the documentation available to all.

And, if so inclined, why not file feedback with Apple along the lines of what I filed below. So those of us outside Canada and the US are not left out in the cold for a couple of weeks next time (maybe):

FB11718598 (When a locales documentation isn’t available, redirect to en-US)

macOS Ventura and bypassing the new SystemPolicyAppBundles privacy policy control


With every macOS release since macOS Mojave, Apple have added more privacy policy controls (PPPC) for Admins to manage via MDM. And todays release of macOS Ventura, is no different, with two new PPPC which coming with macOS Ventura:

Managed Login Items are something which will I expect will be widely blogged about, but SystemPolicyAppBundles might not be as to trigger this new PPPC requires a narrow path to be trodden and even then, can be bypassed.

The below details the path required to trigger this new PPPC, and how to bypass.

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