The best feature for MacOS that I did not know about.

There is always a hidden feature to using a Mac or iOS device that people need to know about. Here are some of my favourites that I have discovered in the past year. I now have a few fun tips and tricks to teach in my senior tech classes. Copy and Paste Text from imagesContinue reading “The best feature for MacOS that I did not know about.”

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.”

Mac Repairs Mount Victoria

A few years back we moved to Lithgow. Just a month after moving into our new home I was made redundant during COVID. The only problem was that with my level of Mac experience I was not able to work within a few hours’ drive. Then my wife convinced me to start my own businessContinue reading “Mac Repairs Mount Victoria”

Blackheath Mac Repairs

We opened our shop just after COVID started. Made redundant by my former employer and the reality that nobody in the area has my level of Apple repair experience… I opened my own shop. Now I do, Katoomba, Lithgow and Blackheath Mac Repairs. Mac software expert When I say that I know Apple software. I’mContinue reading “Blackheath Mac Repairs”

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”

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”