ThinkPad goes retro for 25th Anniversary

Lenovo is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ThinkPad with the release of a limited special edition retro-designed ThinkPad aptly named ThinkPad 25

The first ThinkPad was released back in 1992 by IBM. IBM ultimately sold their personal computer division, including the ThinkPad brand, to Lenovo in 2005. ThinkPads are popular business machines and are known for their performance & durability.

ThinkPad 25

The 25th Anniversary ThinkPad 25 is a fine blend of ThinkPad retro-design with modern technology. The ThinkPad 25 is a variation of Lenovo’s current ThinkPad T470 series.

The ThinkPad 25 comes in one configuration at the base price of $1,899. The ThinkPad 25 features include:

  • A 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U Processor (2.70GHz 4MB)
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS
  • 14.0″ FHD PPS AntiGlare Multitouch LED (1920×1080) Display with Integrated Camera
  • 16.0GB DDR4 SODIMM (2133MHz) RAM
  • 512GB PCIe SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 940MX Graphics Card with 2GB RAM
  • Bluetooth Version 4.1
  • 3 cell Li-Ion (Fixed) + 3 cell Li-Ion (Removable) Batteries
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 7-row Classic Backlit English Keyboard with Blue Enter key
  • Intel Wireless-AC 8265 (2×2)
  • 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, 1 x 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)
  • Special Edition ThinkPad 25 logo and special ThinkPad 25 packaging

The 25th Anniversary ThinkPad 25 is on sale now. As this is a special anniversary edition ThinkPad, the ThinkPad 25 will be available for a limited time and in limited quantities. 

For more information, visit Lenovo’s website – http://www.lenovo.com.

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Apple releases macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update; patches security flaws

Apple released a macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update today which “includes improvements to the stability, reliability and security of your Mac,” according to the software update release notes.

The release notes further state that the update:

  • Improves installer robustness
  • Fixes a cursor graphic bug when using Adobe InDesign
  • Resolves an issue where e-mail messages couldn’t be deleted from Yahoo accounts in Mail

macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update

The supplemental update also patches two significant security flaws recently identified in macOS High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update

The first security flaw involves Disk Utility and APFS encrypted volumes where a password could be improperly stored as the hint if a hint was setup in Disk Utility during the creation of an APFS encrypted volume.

Apple’s article regarding the security content of macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update states “If a hint was set in Disk Utility when creating an APFS encrypted volume, the password was stored as the hint.”

The second flaw could allow hackers to use malicious third-party applications to extract keychain passwords. According to the same article “A method existed for applications to bypass the keychain access prompt with a synthetic click.”

Apple recommends all macOS High Sierra users install the macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update. Users can download and install the free update by going to the App Store, selecting “Updates” and then clicking on “Update” next to the macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update.