Category: APPLE

Apple USB-C Charge Cable Replacement Program

Did you purchase a Macbook back in 2015?

Did you purchase a USB-C charging cable from Apple in 2015?

Seems that there has been “a design issue” which has caused the failure of a limited number of Apple USB-C charge cables that were included with MacBook computers through June 2015 and or sold as a stand alone accessory cable. The affected USB-C cables fall into a specfic serial number range

Apple has setup a replacement process for eligible MacBook owners and stand alone USB-C cable purchasers to receive a new USB-C charge cable. All Apple supplied USB-C cables apparently have serial numbers. The Apple page linked to below, details how to find the serial number on the USB-C cable.

Please click on this line to view the official Apple page regarding their USB-C replacement process.

Click on this line to view the Apple image of their USB-C cable on the Apple site.

The following is a quote with more info from Apple’s page regarding this issue:

Additional Information

This worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the MacBook.

If you believe you have paid for a replacement due to this issue, contact Apple regarding a refund.

The program covers the affected USB-C charge cables until June 8, 2018.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

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New Apple 12 inch MacBook set to launch on Apr 10, will feature one USB type C port ( USB-C for short )

Video is courtesy of the APPLE YouTube channel

Apple’s latest 12 inch MacBook is set to launch in a couple of days. April 10 to be exact. New unit, but with the old MacBook name.Lots of new technology in it. The biggest thing is IMHO the USB Type C port ( USB-C ).

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Talk Security Podcast: discusses “Dark Hotel” and “WireLurker” which targeted Apple IOS and OSX based products

WireLurker Malware targeting Apple IOS and OSX products


If you use an Apple IOS or OSX device (phone, tablet, notebook and desktop) you might want to check out my post about WireLurker.

Apple users sometimes are smug about not needing any security software. Yes, Apple products have been highly secure.

As the number of Apple products being purchased keeps growing, Apple products are also becoming targets for those who create Viruses and Malware and other interesting code.

Back in 2012 “Flashback” victimized about 700,000 Macs. WireLurker and future variants of it could have the potential to do the same.

Staying informed can help keep you and your Apple IOS and OSX gear from falling victim to such attacks.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

OS X Mavericks is Apple’s newest version of the Mac Operating System. Apple Mac owners running OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or newer, can upgrade to OS X Mavericks for “Free”

This new version of Apple OS X is called Mavericks.
If an Apple Mac owner is already running OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8), then they can upgrade to OS X Mavericks for “Free”.Click on the following for system requirements to be able to upgrade to OS X Mavericks.

Click on the following to learn about Apple’s OS X Mavericks Operating System.

Java patch Update for the Malware issue affecting Apple Mac computers has been released by Oracle and Apple

Oracle has posted a Java Patch update which is said to resolve the Malware issue which was affecting Apple Mac computers. Continue reading