The first time a con artist tried to scam me.

Online scams are not anything new. They have been around for as long as the internet existed just without the whole computer part. When you think about it con artists have existed for hundreds of years. So in reality the online scam is just a new way to run an old scam. When I wasContinue reading “The first time a con artist tried to scam me.”

Never too busy to back up your device?

I just got done backing up all my data on all my devices. I do this about once a week. A few of the devices I back up every hour!!! If you are wondering why someone who is a Mac tech expert is spending so much backing up his iMac, Macbook and iPhone? The reasonContinue reading “Never too busy to back up your device?”

The Phone notification that cried wolf!

Are you always looking at your phone when maybe you should not be? Do you feel like you are addicted to your phone? Or maybe you are missing important messages because there is a flood of notifications continuously bothering you. Just like the boy, you cried wolf…… I’m here to tell you it is notContinue reading “The Phone notification that cried wolf!”

Can you spot the Scam?

Part of my personal study of scams is spending a lot of time on Facebook groups reading about how people got scammed. Most of the people in the group are victims of Romance scams. They hope to find more information about their scammer and get their money back. Unfortunately, this opens them up to aContinue reading “Can you spot the Scam?”

How Scams make you believe them.

When I study a scam I try to understand why and how the scam works. I’m not talking about the part where you send them the money. I’m talking about the part where the scammer convinces you to trust them. Over the last few weeks, I have noted scammers using techniques I call “False Evidence”Continue reading “How Scams make you believe them.”

Anti-Virus can’t save you if you always use the same password

The other day I had a customer come in who had their Facebook account hacked. She mentioned that she never uses Facebook and was not sure how she got hacked? She did not like my next question Do you use the same password for everything? She mentioned that she uses the same password all theContinue reading “Anti-Virus can’t save you if you always use the same password”

RV Facebook Scam

Wednesday at 6 AM my fuzzy alarm clock informed me it was time to feed her. (KittyNinja really loves her breakfast) So half asleep waiting for my coffee to do its magic I opened up Facebook and saw that one of my friends had tagged me in a post on the Lithgow Facebook group. TheContinue reading “RV Facebook Scam”

Why I will no longer repair iPads

I used to repair iPads but I noticed a pattern. I was losing money and time. iPads are fantastic devices. I am even considering getting an iPad Pro at some point. However, they are a nightmare to repair. I know that on April 1st I posted a joke blog post about no longer repairing MacContinue reading “Why I will no longer repair iPads”

Apple Software update or else!

I know that people hear a lot of bad things about software updates, but when you really think about it most of the people who say they have issues with software updates are the people who are using Windows computers. Mac computers do not have the same issues (Or the issues with updates are notContinue reading “Apple Software update or else!”

Starting April 1st we will no longer be servicing Mac Computers

I had a long time to think about this post! It was a hard decision but it had to be done! As of April first, we will no longer be servicing Mac computers as I find them difficult to work on. The software is always buggy and I just do not enjoy it anymore. WeContinue reading “Starting April 1st we will no longer be servicing Mac Computers”