Items tagged with MacBook-Pro

Swedish hacker Emil Kvarnhammar is reporting that an unpublished OS X API — he dubs it a "backdoor" — can be used by nefarious types to gain root access through local users without Administrator status on Mac computers that have not yet been migrated to the 10.10.3 iteration of OS X, which was released just two days ago. "The admin framework in Apple OS X contains a hidden backdoor API to root privileges [that] can be exploited to escalate privileges to root from any user account in the system," Kvarnhammar says in an advisory. "The intention was probably to serve the System Preferences app and... Read more...
For over a week now the tech press has been littered with articles and social media posts gushing over Apple's just-introduced ultra-super-uber thin MacBook, highlighting the device's new USB-C port and a wealth of other must-note features. Apple gleefully let all of us know that their latest game-changing Cupertino notebook computer offering will once again make all others that came before look ever more prehistoric. Meanwhile, one of the company's more recent notebook-to-end-all-notebooks — the MacBook Pro with Retina Display — is taking on the mantle of obsolete... Read more...
Although it’s a essentially a footnote to Apple’s big day announcing the iPad Air and the new Mac Pro, Apple has also given its MacBook Pro a goose in the specs department. For starters, the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros feature Retina displays, bringing the smaller model up to a resolution of 2560x1600 and the larger one to 2800x1800. The IPS displays also feature 178-degree viewing angles and high contrast ratios. Under the hood, Apple updated these lappies with fourth-generation Intel Core processors (Haswell). On the lowest end, there’s a dual-core Intel Core i5 chip (2.4GHz,... Read more...
Live by the sword, die by the sword. Apple has taken the path of the courts to settle the hash of its competitors, and now one of its customers is giving the Cupertino company a taste of its own medicine. A fellow named Beau Hodges filed suit against Apple for allowing its customers to buy MacBook Pros with shoddy Retina displays, and it’s possible that the case could become a class-action lawsuit of others that have experienced the problem jump in. The issue pertains to ghosting on the MacBook Pro screens, which can occur with IPS displays after an image is left on the screen for a long... Read more...
Blink twice and take a deep breath; there’s more to mention from Apple’s big press event today besides the iPad mini, next-gen iPad, and iMac revamp. There’s a new MacBook Pro on the block, and it’s a 13-inch model sporting a Retina display. Under the hood, the new slim and trim (measuring 0.75 inches thick and 3.57 pounds) MBP sports 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.6GHz Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8Gb of DDR3-1600MHz memory, and up to 768GB of flash storage. There’s a FaceTime HD camera with dual microphones, and I/O ports include a pair of Thunderbolt ports,... Read more...
Here's something you don't see every single day: Apple apologizing. Back when the iPhone 4's "Antennagate" scandal took off, it really boiled down to users "holding it wrong." But these days we have a new Apple, and the company obviously willing to say when it's made a misstep. Bob Mansfield, the company's outgoing (retirement) Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, has published a letter on the company's site regarding its recent decision to pull products from EPEAT's certification list. In part, the letter reads: "We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed... Read more...
It’s been a busy day on the Apple beat, with the company announcing updates to many of its products from the stage at WWDC. Much has been speculated about what Apple would do with its MacBook Pro line, but now we have the official word. There’s a new 15-inch MacBook Pro, and it’s quite an update. For starters, the machine is 0.71 inches thick and weighs in at 4.46lbs and has a Retina display that boasts over 5 million pixels for a resolution of 2880x1800, which purportedly makes the individual pixels indistinguishable to the human eye from a normal working distance. The display... Read more...