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?”

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”

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.”

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”

Restoring old Apple Macs

As a Mac tech, I am often given old Apple Macs for “Recycling” or “Parts”. (I am very careful to make sure that all the customer data has been removed) Recently I have been given a few old Apple Macs that would be great to have in a museum. G4 Macbook 2 White MacBooks OldContinue reading “Restoring old Apple Macs”

Kevin’s Tinker Blog

As a computer geek, I’m not just going to be working on Apple Computers. I do like to tinker with various bits of technology. This blog will be about the various projects that I have started. (And sometimes finish). This will focus on my learning process. I do not claim to be an expert onContinue reading “Kevin’s Tinker Blog”