honest question: Is the actual Jony Ive at Apple anymore? Or is the voice from their marketing videos synthesized by an AI program in their servers while the real shirtless Ive is washing his Aston Martin Vanquish in his driveway?)

Jesus Diaz, iOS 11 Sucks

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macOS ‘Sierra’: how-to set a POP3 email account in Mail.app

Did you notice? On macOS 10.12 ‘Sierra’, when you try to add a new email account with Mail.app using the guided procedure it seems that you can only have an IMAP one…

Of course you can still have a POP3 account but, like it’s in Apple style in those last years, you have to use a gimnik to achieve the result [if you’re not going Apple-way-of-doing-things be prepared to this].

So let’s see how to do this. Open Mail.app and go to its Preferences, here point to the Account section and try adding a new account… make sure to give a wrong password on pourpose when asked:

Sierra add email account 01(My System is set with Italian, so forgive me the language)

After some work behind the scenes, the procedure will say that something is wrong and will ask some more details for this brand new account we’re setting up. As you can see in the following screenshot some more fields to fill will appear, along with a courtain asking the “Account type” we want to set up: IMAP or POP3

Sierra add email account 02That’s it… all we have to do now is to put the correct valule for the POP3 incoming email server and the correct password!
Hope this can be of help to someone…

mac-cli — A command line interface to Mac’s App Store

Some days ago my pal @masolino discovered and linked me this project on Github: mas-cli which is a command line interface to Apple’s macOS App Store …
A project like this is clearly aimed at every business environment where a sysadmin can use scripts to install, upgrade or remove the licensed software on their machines.

mac-cli example (2016-12-10)

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Even if this kind of market seems “abandoned” by Apple, the reality is that reports of successfully Mac integration in business and enterprise environments grow every month so this kind of utility is going to be appreciated by the most skilled sysadmins … and, anyway, a super interesting one!