How to install MicroK8s on macOS

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect Kubernetes dev solution for macOS, the wait is over. Learn how to install Microk8s on macOS.

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If you’re a developer, chances are good you use open source software and your platform of choice could be macOS. Chances are also good that you’re developing for the cloud. You put those pieces together and the need for a tool like Microk8s would be quite handy.

Fortunately, Microk8s has finally arrived for macOS.

I’m going to walk you through the process of installing Microk8s on macOS–specifically, macOS 10.15.5.

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What you’ll need

The only thing you’ll need to install Microk8s on macOS is a laptop or desktop running at least Yosemite.

What is Microk8s?

By definition, Microk8s is a CNCF certified upstream Kubernetes deployment, capable of running entirely on a workstation or edge device. Microk8s runs all Kubernetes services natively, while packing the entire set of libraries and binaries needed.

In other words, it’s an easy way to run Kubernetes on your desktop for development and testing purposes.

How to install the brew package manager

In order to install Microk8s on macOS, you’ll need

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Apple’s Developer app makes the leap to macOS in time for WWDC 2020

The macOS version of Apple Developer is a carbon copy of the iOS version, and is jam-packed with tutorials and developer news.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 kicks off on Monday, June 22, and Apple has released a macOS version of its iOS-exclusive Apple Developer app in anticipation of this year’s all-digital format.

The app mirrors the look and feel of Apple Developer on iOS, redesigned in anticipation of this year’s WWDC experience, which has gone fully digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Apple Developer app is not a replacement or alternative to a traditional SDK, nor does it contain tools for software development. Instead, it’s an information and education hub for developers who build software for the various macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. 

Content in the Apple Developer app is in video and article format and includes recordings of past special events all the way back to WWDC 2014, OS-specific video tips and education sessions, framework and dev tool talks, App Store help, and more. 

Videos contain links to transcripts, PDF versions of presentation slides, related videos, and links to Apple developer portal pages as well. All in all, it is an excellent resource for experienced

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iPhone SE review: Classic iPhone design, but with 2020 processing power

There are a lot of ways to think about Apple’s new $399 iPhone SE. One is that it’s a more affordable option than the iPhone 11 ($699 at Apple), with surprisingly similar camera specs, which it is. Or that it’s the 2020 sequel to the original SE from 2016, which it also is. Or, at 4.7 inches, that it’s the smallest and cheapest iPhone you can currently buy (though it’s not that small). Or — and this is my favorite way to think about it — that it’s an iPhone 8 with the brains and power of an iPhone 11. In fact, the new iPhone SE is all these things and that’s why I’m enamored with it.

Like

  • Affordable price
  • Long battery life so far
  • Great rear camera
  • iPhone 11 Pro-level performance

Don’t Like

  • Old iPhone design
  • Selfie camera is mediocre

The new iPhone SE has the classic design that defined the iPhone for its first 10 years. The design, the body and the camera lenses are all the same as 2017’s iPhone 8. But Apple performed a clever brain transplant, replacing the nearly 3-year-old processor with the A13 Bionic processor used

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Can I track my stimulus check? Yes, with the IRS Get My Payment app. Here’s how

An online tool can help tell you when your stimulus money is coming.


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Along with sending payments, the IRS built an online tool that lets you see the status of your coronavirus stimulus check. Called Get My Payment, the portal can provide you with the agency’s current information on your payment if you haven’t received it yet, including if the IRS has processed or scheduled it, or if there’s a bigger issue you may need to address before the federal agency can send your money. Your stimulus payment tops out at $1,200 per person and varies based on your income

Get My Payment can also reveal whether your money will arrive as a paper check or a prepaid debit card. In some cases, you might even get a direct deposit to your bank account if you signed up before the mid-May cutoff and have been experiencing a delay. After tracking your payment status with the IRS, you might also consider signing up for the US Postal Service app, which will notify you when your stimulus check will arrive

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Apple’s WWDC 2020: The top 4 announcements business pros want to hear

A tech expert shares his Apple WWDC 2020 predictions and wish list items, which includes iOS 14 and ways to ease remote workers’ challenges in the new COVID-19 environment.

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Apple’s developers were hard at work preparing for the annual WWDC when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Instead of attending the event in the state-of-the-art Steve Jobs Theater, developers and business professionals will tune in to WWDC 2020 remotely beginning June 22, hoping to hear the following announcements from Apple that will make it easier for them to do their jobs during the pandemic.

SEE: Apple iOS 13: Tips and tricks (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

1. New operating systems

Everyone anticipates that Apple will introduce iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 10.16, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14; for all of these platforms, business professionals expect Apple to announce quicker performance, refreshed interfaces, and better battery life.

Prepare yourself for the phrase “contact tracing.” Baked into iOS updates will surely be new features better enabling iPhone users to track and trace their COVID-19 exposure. I expect Apple will do so in a way that is secure and socially acceptable. 

SEE: Why coronavirus contact tracing apps face privacy and security challenges

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