Mac Backup … is it important?

“There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who back up and those who wish they did…. “ ~Unknown Tech support guy That phrase has been a mantra of mine for years. Every year around HSCs we would have devastated teens bring in their liquid damaged laptops praying that we would be ableContinue reading “Mac Backup … is it important?”

All hard drives are Mac hard drives

When I was working in a computer retail shop in Katoomba, we would often get people coming into find external hard drives for their Apple Computer. They would walk to the section with the drives and be confused when all the products on display were for PC. Or they would see Mac labelled drives butContinue reading “All hard drives are Mac hard drives”

Printers are evil

Before we start let’s be clear that I’m good at working with printers on OSX and MacBooks. Setting up your new printer in your home or office to work well with your Apple Computers is not a problem. But this does not change the fact that Printers are Evil. I hate printers. Printers are evilContinue reading “Printers are evil”

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?”

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”

Cracked MacBook Screen!!! How to recover from this disaster.

It has happened to all of us. Personally, I have broken more than my fair share of computer screens. It does not matter how long you have had a computer there is always a chance that you might crack your MacBook screen. In our house, we are not allowed to have our lids on ourContinue reading “Cracked MacBook Screen!!! How to recover from this disaster.”

How to protect a modem and Mac from Thunderstorms in Lithgow

When I lived in California the thunderstorms were not as intense as they are in Lithgow. Even there I have had a few of my Apple computers damaged by power surges. Now that I’m living in Lithgow and running an Apple Repair business I have become hyper-aware of what can go wrong. I will giveContinue reading “How to protect a modem and Mac from Thunderstorms in Lithgow”

Apple Mac Repairs in Katoomba

Not too long ago, I was working in the Katoomba area repairing macs. However, because of COVID-19, the boss had to make a few of us redundant. (I know it was a hard decision for him) With some careful consideration with my wife, we have decided to open our Mac repairs in Katoomba and BlueContinue reading “Apple Mac Repairs in Katoomba”