This video (courtesy of CBC, and Rossmann Repair Group) shows how a free 5-minute repair can cost thousands of dollars at the Apple Store. Bottom line: Always get a second opinion, and avoid the Apple Store.
The following copy is taken directly from Apple’s website: Owners of iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac products may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer manufactured—or longer where required by law. Apple has discontinued support for certain technologically obsolete and vintage products. I’m […]
What is MacKeeper? MacKeeper is an alleged utility software suite for macOS that has tools for cleaning, security, and optimization. The software is heavily promoted, and is the subject of a class-action lawsuit for false advertising. The bottom line: MacKeeper is a highly invasive software, that can destabilize your operating system. Some call MacKeeper a virus or a […]
For the first time in years, Consumer Reports has decided to not recommend the new MacBook Pro. I couldn’t agree more. Since the passing of Steve Jobs, it seems that Apple’s hardware, software, and overall business has been in a downward spiral. Apple Maps, iCloud, password issues, hardware problems, third-party incompatibility—the list goes on and […]
Bright Screens at Night Are Bad For Your Health From time to time, I’m sure we all stare into our phones and tablets before going to sleep. The problem is that the bright glow of the screen is bad for your health. Harvard did a study, and concluded that exposure to blue light at night, […]
What a coincidence. A week after posting why you shouldn’t upgrade to macOS Sierra, Apple has decided to automatically download the upgrade to your computer—without telling you. While this maneuver isn’t too invasive, it still causes macOS Sierra to show up unexpectedly, takes up disk space, and uses your Internet bandwidth to download a large […]
Do Not Upgrade to Sierra macOS Sierra has just been released, and I’m sure you’re all getting bombarded with software upgrade messages. However, do not upgrade to Sierra—It’s a brand-new OS, which means lots of software bugs and problems. See the additional reasons not to upgrade below. Minimum System Requirements Are Not Enough Your computer […]
Cut and paste does exist on your Mac—it’s just slightly hidden. The copy function is the same: “Edit > Copy” from the Finder menu Keyboard shortcut: ⌘C (command–C) Now, instead of the paste function, select “Move Item Here” “Edit > Move Item” Here from the Finder menu (while holding the option key) Keyboard shortcut: ⌥⌘V […]
iCloud will back up a few things on your computer—photos, contacts, calendars, etc. But, it iCloud is not a comprehensive backup solution for your whole computer. Here’s a list of what iCloud actually backs up. iCloud: iCloud storage and backup overview You need to back up everything on your computer—not just a few bits of […]
You can export events and friends’ birthdays from Facebook into calendar programs like Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar. Just follow the tutorial below. How do I export my events or friends’ birthdays?