Anatomy of a Lonely Hearts Scam: “Day 8 How long will it take”

I have been asked how long do you think it will take before “Alice” tried to take my money? In this blog post, I’m going to explain the number one weapon of the lonely hearts scam artist. Patience. If you are just joining us then I recommend looking at the previous posts! Previous Posts WhatContinue reading “Anatomy of a Lonely Hearts Scam: “Day 8 How long will it take””

Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 5 “Showing money you don’t have”

As the conversation with the con artists continues. The conversation is starting to take some interesting steps. “Alice” is starting to show off some of “Her money” by showing off her new car. The conversation was me just asking if they had a good day. I’m not one for cars. Honestly, my midlife crisis wouldContinue reading “Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 5 “Showing money you don’t have””

Should you upgrade to macOS Monterey today?

I personally love it when there is a new operating system to explore. I like to play with all of the new features Apple has to offer. I also love playing with the little quirks that sometimes happens when a new OS comes out. … Then again I’m geeky like that… upgrading to macOS MontereyContinue reading “Should you upgrade to macOS Monterey today?”

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?”

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?”

Finder Icons

Here is another basic Mac blog post for you. When I teach Mac classes I will often have someone who has never used a Mac beyond getting their email and checking Facebook. I have encountered a few adults students that are afraid of clicking on any of the icons on top of the Finder Window.Continue reading “Finder Icons”

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?”