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?”

Coffee Shop and Coding in Bathrust

About once a week I go to the Bathurst Seymour Centre to teach computer literacy for Seniors. Honestly, it is one of my favourite classes to teach. As the students are always happy to see me. We often get sidetracked and talk about life, the universe and everything. And other times I help fix theirContinue reading “Coffee Shop and Coding in Bathrust”

Katoomba Apple Expert

If you have been to my blog before you would know that I’m a former Applecare employee who was trained in California. This does make me an expert at all things Apple. I was working at one of the local computer repair shops in Katoomba however COVID put my employer in a bad situation andContinue reading “Katoomba Apple Expert”

OSX El Capitan too old – Maybe Try Linux

If you are running into problems with not being able to use some websites on your old Macbook or iMac. It could be that you are using OSX 10.11. (Or older) This version of OSX is no longer getting software updates from Apple. (It came out in 2015 and in internet years that is VERYContinue reading “OSX El Capitan too old – Maybe Try Linux”

Mac Experts have problems with computers too

There is this myth that Mac Experts never have problems with their computers. I can tell you this is a total myth because I’m currently reloading the OS on my Macbook Pro. So why do computer techs never seen to have problems with their computers. I’m going to talk about a few of those reasonsContinue reading “Mac Experts have problems with computers too”

The case of the Time Machine that was out of time.

Now and then a customer will bring me an interesting case. Something that I have to actually think about instead of knowing the solution off the top of my head. This is where having an understanding of how OSX operates and a good sense of logic comes in. The Vintage Mac So the customer hadContinue reading “The case of the Time Machine that was out of time.”

View of my Desk at the Repair Shop

Have you ever wanted to see a Computer Geeks Desk? I have to admit that it is not anything fancy. I don’t have anything expensive to show off. No latest Macbook Pros. No Purple M1 iMac. Not even unnecessary LED lights on the mouse and keyboard. Just the tools of the trade for repairing MacsContinue reading “View of my Desk at the Repair Shop”

My MacBook Pro 15″ Repair: Part 2

In my previous post about the issues, I was having problems with my Personal MacBook Pro 15″ Repair. I mentioned that I need to do a little more troubleshooting before I could really pronounce the MacBook Dead. Because it was the weekend and I was not near my workshop I was unable to remove theContinue reading “My MacBook Pro 15″ Repair: Part 2”

MacBook Repair: My Personal unit

There is a belief that Computer Techs never have issues with computers. That computers always seem to work around us. However, this is a myth. I have problems with my computers all the time. The difference is that I know how to fix the issue or know where to find the answers I need toContinue reading “MacBook Repair: My Personal unit”

Isolating for 14 Days! So switching to Phone Support

Hey folks my wife is arriving from Brisbane on April First after business hours! She will be self-isolating for 14 days after her COVID test. I will also be limiting my exposure to the outside world until the 14th. We value your health and safety and want everyone to keep healthy! We will be resumingContinue reading “Isolating for 14 Days! So switching to Phone Support”