Yarrr! What does opening a phone and Mac repair shop have to do with pirates?

If you are thinking of piracy having to do with BitTorrent …. I’m not that guy. (I have Married a Copyright lawyer…besides, I like open source software ). But there is this quote from Steve Jobs that has always inspired me. “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” Steve Jobs I haveContinue reading “Yarrr! What does opening a phone and Mac repair shop have to do with pirates?”

New Shop Coming to Lithgow Soon

When we opened MacMason Repairs and Training it was right in the middle of COVID lockdowns. I had been laid off from my previous employer in Katoomba, and there is not any Mac shops in the area. Until my wife pointed out to me that there are no Mac Shops in the area! So weContinue reading “New Shop Coming to Lithgow Soon”

Is there anyone in Lithgow who can help with Apple ID?

So before we start let’s just say that I can not get your Apple ID back. While this is frustrating (Trust me I used to work at apple and would get this same call 30 times a day) I can tell you there is a good thing that nobody can hack your Apple ID. AppleContinue reading “Is there anyone in Lithgow who can help with Apple ID?”

Smart Watches and why I need them

I was sceptical about having a smartwatch. It was one of those things where I could not see the benefit. then I got one and it was a game-changer. Personally, I think that most people should try smart watches just to try them out. Got a sports watch with my S7 It was time toContinue reading “Smart Watches and why I need them”

New battery for iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 is starting to get old. That is ok after all we can not expect them to last forever. But what happens when the battery is not lasting all day? What happens if all you use the iPhone 7 for is to take calls and texts and the battery is just not keepingContinue reading “New battery for iPhone 7”

macOS Ventura coming soon

I think I may be the only guy in Lithgow who is excited about macOS Ventura! I even got up at 3 AM to watch the WWDC. Some people say I’m crazy to get up that early to watch an Apple product announcement. I say… do you really want someone to repair your iMac ifContinue reading “macOS Ventura coming soon”

What I wanted from WWDC and Apple did not give

I am one of those Apple geeks who get really excited about new products when they are announced during the WWDC. I actually worked at Apple in California when the Macbook Air was announced. I also spent a lot of time with the folks who developed the iWork and Life apps. I can tell youContinue reading “What I wanted from WWDC and Apple did not give”

Keep your hard drive clean. How not be a digital pack rat.

We are digital pack rats (American slang for someone who hoarders) we never like to throw anything away. The problem is that that a computer needs to have free space to work properly. So how much free space dose my Mac need? How to keep your hard drive clean. The quick answer is about 20%Continue reading “Keep your hard drive clean. How not be a digital pack rat.”

How long do apple repairs take

how long do apple repairs take? is a common question I get every day. I wish there was an easy answer for this. Honestly, any Apple repair technician that says anything other than “It depends” is not very good at their job. There are a lot of factors that will determine how fast we can fix yourContinue reading “How long do apple repairs take”

My Love/Hate Relationship with the Mac Mini

There are business owners who have plenty of money to start a new business and then hire people with the skills to turn their vision into a workable company. I’m on the opposite end of that spectrum. I have all the skills needed to do almost any repair on a Mac or the OSX. However,Continue reading “My Love/Hate Relationship with the Mac Mini”