Software does not have to be expensive to work. look at Open Source Software for Mac

I will start off by saying that I can’t spell and the word “Source” is one of those that I never seem to get right. (ADHD & Dyslexia) So expect an error to 10 in this post. What is Open Source software? Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify,Continue reading “Software does not have to be expensive to work. look at Open Source Software for Mac”

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?”

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?”

What do I use my iPhone for? EVERYTHING

After I left Apple to run a tech support centre for a Point of sale system here in Sydney, I decided that I was going to see what was going on with Android Phones. So when the next upgrade opportunity came up I chose to get a Samsung S5 and I loved that phone. InContinue reading “What do I use my iPhone for? EVERYTHING”

Mac Apps that I use every day June 2022

There always seems to talk about new Mac apps all the time. However today I want to talk about the few apps that I use every day. The software, may not be the most flashy but gets the job done. Here is my list for June 2022. I do want to mention I do notContinue reading “Mac Apps that I use every day June 2022”

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”

Do you really need to update your Mac?

There is a lot of fear people have with updating their software. When I try to solve a problem with a customer’s Macbook or iPhone I always ask “When was the last time you updated your Mac? They often tell me “I don’t know” or “I don’t update”. I understand why people would not knowContinue reading “Do you really need to update your Mac?”

The best feature for MacOS that I did not know about.

There is always a hidden feature to using a Mac or iOS device that people need to know about. Here are some of my favourites that I have discovered in the past year. I now have a few fun tips and tricks to teach in my senior tech classes. Copy and Paste Text from imagesContinue reading “The best feature for MacOS that I did not know about.”

Senior Tech Training

Some seniors struggle with tech but not for the reason you think. Teaching adults and seniors is very different from teaching a child. For a child, you have to find ways to keep them away from the device. There is a lot of motivation for a child to play with tech. Teaching a child howContinue reading “Senior Tech Training”

Never too busy to back up your device?

I just got done backing up all my data on all my devices. I do this about once a week. A few of the devices I back up every hour!!! If you are wondering why someone who is a Mac tech expert is spending so much backing up his iMac, Macbook and iPhone? The reasonContinue reading “Never too busy to back up your device?”