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?”

Mac Repairs Mount Victoria

A few years back we moved to Lithgow. Just a month after moving into our new home I was made redundant during COVID. The only problem was that with my level of Mac experience I was not able to work within a few hours’ drive. Then my wife convinced me to start my own businessContinue reading “Mac Repairs Mount Victoria”

How to tell your MacBook is infected with malware

It’s Monday morning. My coffee is still too hot to drink. I’m sitting on the sofa in the front room with my headphones on listening to a blog post about Apple malware. (I convert text to speech for my Dyslexia). I had to stop the audio because the advice the really bad advice the authorContinue reading “How to tell your MacBook is infected with malware”

Is your Macbook overheating?

My Macbook is overheating what can I do about it? This is a common question I get with customers about their Macbooks. This post will help you decide if your Macbook needs to be fixed or you just need to change some settings. What do you mean overheating? I hear the word overheating. but isContinue reading “Is your Macbook overheating?”

Major OSX Security Update! Update Now!

Apple Fixes a huge security flaw but you need to update! On Monday, April 26 Apple released a major security update for OSX! This update will address a flaw in Apples OSX security that is actively being exploited by hackers and cybercriminals. This means it is not a theory! Someone is using the exploit toContinue reading “Major OSX Security Update! Update Now!”

OSX Malware Vectors

Don’t Panic! I know that this topic can get complex and technical very quickly. But the goal of this blog post is to give information to users who have never actually removed malware from their Mac. You seasoned Mac security professionals need not dawdle. You will most likely get bored. The point is, even aContinue reading “OSX Malware Vectors”

Does Anti-virus slow down Macs?

I wish I could really give this a simple answer. I have been a Mac Technician for over 15 years with a strong focus on software (anyone can turn screws, really, the devil is always in the software detail). Originally, my opinion of Anti-virus for Macs was, at best PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Program), and atContinue reading “Does Anti-virus slow down Macs?”

Security Update for Apple!

Apple just released a new Security update. Though most Apple updates will often address new features and app stability this is a Security update! What else is interesting is that this is more than an OS update iOS, iPadOS, Watch OS and Safari have all been updated as well. I personally do not remember SecurityContinue reading “Security Update for Apple!”

My Mac is slow! What could be wrong?

Is your Mac slow? There are a lot of different things that can slow down a Mac. My 15 years of working with Mac computers, have taught me a few tricks to improve the performance of older Macs. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself to sort out why your Mac is slowingContinue reading “My Mac is slow! What could be wrong?”

That Green light that warns you the mac webcam is on

As a computer tech, the amount of times that I have seen a computer with a sticky bandage over the camera is beyond my ability to count. As someone who understands a bit about Mac security, I totally understand why you would want to do that. But as a tech educator, I have a hadContinue reading “That Green light that warns you the mac webcam is on”