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MacBook Pro battery recall

Apple has announced the launch of a voluntary recall and replacement program for 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Retina display sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to battery failure issues. Affected batteries may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Affected units in need of replacement can be identified by entering a Mac’s serial number in the recall program page. Apple warns that the MacBook Pro will be sent to an Apple Repair Center for service in all cases and that service could take one to two weeks to be completed. Batteries will be replaced free of... read more

MacOS Mojave

Apple have released MacOS Mojave, the latest version of OSX. New features include: Stacks to organise desktop clutter Gallery view for browsing photos & videos Markup tools added to Quicklook and screenshots Group FaceTime (up to 32 participants) Enhanced security in Safari   To upgrade to Mojave, you will need one of the following Macs: MacBook (Early 2015 or newer) MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer) MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer) Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer) iMac (Late 2012 or newer) iMac Pro (2017) Mac Pro (Late 2013; Mid 2010 and Mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards) You must already be running OS X v10.8 or later and have at least 2GB of RAM and 12.5GB of free space. As with all system updates, there may be incompatibilities between existing software and the new system. Please ensure all of your software and hardware is compatible before... read more

New Retina MacBook Air

Apple’s latest MacBook Air features a 13.3″ razor-sharp Retina Display, Touch ID, a redesigned keyboard and USB-C ports. It can be configured with up to 16GB RAM and up to 1.5TB of SSD storage.   Prices start at €1,121,14 excluding... read more

Mac OS High Sierra security bug discovered (Updated)

Apple are currently working to fix a serious bug which allows an unauthorised user gain access to a Mac running High Sierra.   The bug lets anyone log into an admin account using the username “root” with no password. This works when attempting to access an administrator’s account on an unlocked Mac, and it also provides access at the login screen of a locked Mac.   While Apple works on its fix, it suggests setting a root password to prevents unauthorised access to your Mac. “To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here: “If a Root User is already enabled, to ensure a blank password is not set, please follow the instructions from the ‘Change the root password’ section.”   Update: Apple released a security update to address the vulnerability. The update can be downloaded on all machines running macOS 10.3.1 using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App... read more

Dropbox drops support for older systems

          On November 3, 2017, the Dropbox desktop application will no longer be available for download or install on devices that run the following operating systems: Mac: OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8 On January 16, 2018, Dropbox will completely stop supporting these versions. On this date, you’ll be automatically signed out of the Dropbox desktop application if you use it on a computer that runs one of these operating systems. You will no longer be able to access the Dropbox desktop application on that computer unless you update the operating system to a supported version. Note: You should still be able to access the Dropbox website ( from a computer that runs one of these operating systems. Why is this happening? Apple stopped providing security updates to OS X 10.8 in 2015 and keeps a list of obsolete devices. Thus the following versions of OS X are no longer supported for the Dropbox desktop app: OS X 10.6 OS X 10.7 OS X 10.8 Are my files still safe? Yes. If you’re using the Dropbox desktop app on a computer with one of these operating systems, and you choose not to update it, your files will remain in your Dropbox account. You can access them from another supported device, or on if you’re using a supported browser. What does this mean for me? When an operating system is no longer supported, the Dropbox application will stop syncing any changes. You’ll also be signed out of the Dropbox desktop app on that computer. To continue using the Dropbox desktop app on that computer after... read more