What I wanted from WWDC and Apple did not give

I am one of those Apple geeks who get really excited about new products when they are announced during the WWDC. I actually worked at Apple in California when the Macbook Air was announced. I also spent a lot of time with the folks who developed the iWork and Life apps. I can tell youContinue reading “What I wanted from WWDC and Apple did not give”

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?”

Image Capture the best little program you never knew you always had

I hate printers. I know an odd way of starting a blog. But it is very true I hate printers (Why I hate printers in its full flaming hateful glory is a whole different blog post) One of the reasons why I hate printers is the horrible software they try to get you to installContinue reading “Image Capture the best little program you never knew you always had”

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 hardContinue reading “That Green light that warns you the mac webcam is on”

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”