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?”

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”

Cookies on a Mac

Everyone is always asking about cookies. Are Cookies Malware? Nope! You have cookies on your mac right now! However, they are not harmful … mostly. What are cookies? Why do you care? And how do you get rid of them? It is bad to have targeted ads? I can tell when my wife has beenContinue reading “Cookies on a Mac”

Keynote tips before a presentation

In a previous post about Keynote, I had mentioned that this is one of the software packages I used to support while working at Applecare in California. In the five years of answering panicked calls from customers who had problems with Keynote, I have a few tips. That will not only reduce your stress butContinue reading “Keynote tips before a presentation”

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?”

Mac OSX Podcasts

I love podcasts for me they are the easiest way to process new information. Podcasting is actually what got me into learning about OSX and Linux in the first place. I have even produced a few podcasts of my own. One on my art (Now Podfaded) and a second podcast Called the Star-Fall Sci-fi RPGContinue reading “Mac OSX Podcasts”

Do I know when the next iPhone coming?

Because I used to work at Apple in California I will be often asked if I know when the next iPhone or Apple Computer coming. Honestly, even when I worked there I had no idea. Apple loves a secret. Honestly, it’s kind of fun to try to figure out what they are going to produceContinue reading “Do I know when the next iPhone coming?”