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Critical macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” Security Bug

November 29th, 2017 in Apple,Security

Anyone who has upgraded their Macs to macOS 10.13 aka “High Sierra” should be aware there is a very critical security bug that an potentially allow someone sitting at the machine to login as “root” user (essentially a super administrator) without knowing your password. I’m sure Apple will be patching this ASAP but in the meantime there is a simple procedure you can follow to mitigate the risks:

As far as I know it required direct physical access to your machine and can’t be exploited remotely but it’s worth taking a few minutes to read the above article and apply the “fix”.

2017-11-29 12:30pm Update

Apple has posted Security Update 2017-001 to fix this problem. Consider installing it ASAP.

The Macintosh Repository

October 31st, 2017 in Apple,Link

Just bumped into this site:

An achive of lots and lots of old Mac software including apps, drivers and OS versions. Not something everyone will need but should prove useful if you ever decide to boot up that old Performa 575 that’s sitting in the basement.

They also accept software contributions so might be an excuse to clean out you stockpile of old disks.

World Gallery – Shot on iPhone 6

March 2nd, 2015 in Apple

Apple posted gallery of images taken with the iPhone 6 camera:

Some beautiful stuff here. I suspect there will be a flurry of desktop picture updates among our members.

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OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” is now available

October 16th, 2014 in Apple,Updates

OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” is now available as a free upgrade from the Mac App Store. Bringing a more streamlined look and compatibility with recently announced iOS features like Continuity and iCloud Drive, Yosemite promises to be one of the more significant OS X updates in recent years.

As usual, make sure all of your important apps are compatible and perform a backup before installing the update. And don’t be afraid to wait until the early adopters have exposed the “.0” bugs before jumping in.

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Apple Updates iPad air, iPad mini, iMac and Mac mini

October 16th, 2014 in Apple,iPad,Updates

Today’s Apple Event brings the iPad air 2, iPad mini 3, iMac retina 5K, an updated Mac mini and iOS 8.1. Watch the full keynote here:

A bit of a surprise, the iMac retina 5K adds a true retina display to the 27 inch iMac.

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