MacBook Pro battery recall

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...
MacOS Mojave

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...
New Retina MacBook Air

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...
Mac OS High Sierra security bug discovered (Updated)

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: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012. “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...
Eir broadband customers warned of modem security breach

Eir broadband customers warned of modem security breach

Eir is warning customers that its modems have been compromised in a security breach. Customers are being advised to reset their devices after a security vulnerability identified on a limited number of Zyxel D100 and Zyxel P-660HN-T1A broadband modems.   A full statement and instructions are available here:...