1. Help
    October 10th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    How to recover a mangled Windows drive with OS X

    You can learn a lot from your mistakes – especially when they’re big ones involving accidental damage to a family member’s computer. On a recent...

  2. Help
    September 26th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Internet sharing: The secret weapon in troubleshooting someone else’s Mac

    It’s not perfect, and there will always be things that I’ll grouse about. But there are other things about OS X that I love. Chief among them:...

  3. App Guide
    September 5th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Power Adapter Alarm

    If you’ve ever wanted your MacBook to audibly notify you when you accidentally knocked the MagSafe power adapter from its socket, Eduardo N Hering’s Power...

  4. Workflow
    August 25th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Advice from an Apple Tech: The Great Upgrade Freakout (and how to deal with it)

    There’s no stopping change. And there’s no stopping the reaction of a tech client who might be less than enthralled with whatever necessary changes...

  5. App Guide
    August 8th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Powershot 1.5

    As robust as the screen capture features in OS X are, there’s always room for improvement. Team Apollo’s Powershot 1.5 fills this role nicely,...

  6. Help
    June 16th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Advice from an Apple Tech: how to replace the glass on an iPad mini

    Following up my article on replacing the glass on a first- or second-generation iPad, the question came about as to how to repair an iPad mini’s...

  7. Help
    May 28th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Apple Tech advice: How to replace the glass on an old iPad

    I’ve been both curious and terrified about the process of replacing damaged front glass on a first-or second-generation iPad, but this was the last...

  8. App Guide
    May 9th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    ClamXav 2.6.2

    Advice from an Apple tech: ClamXav is a valuable troubleshooting tool   As much as you may want to believe that your Mac is nigh on invulnerable...

  9. Help
    May 1st, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    How to recover data from an old SCSI drive

    ‘Tis the season for spring cleaning, and maybe you’ve found an old Mac in a closet or off to the side somewhere in your garage. That Mac is a...

  10. Help
    March 24th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs, revisited

    In the wake of my latest Advice from an Apple Tech article that focused on the use of BitTorrent to acquire older OS X installation disc images...

  11. Help
    March 21st, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Advice from an Apple Tech: BitTorrent and older OS X installation discs

    If you service Macs on a regular basis, sooner or later, you’ll absolutely need an older Mac OS X installation disc to complete a project that’s...

  12. Help
    March 6th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Advice from an Apple Tech: how to get old Mac OS X install discs

    If you troubleshoot Macs on a regular basis, sooner or later, you’re going to need an old Mac OS X install CD or DVD. Only the truly organised will...

  13. Blogs
    February 13th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Advice from an Apple Tech: the right tools for the job

    If there’s one thing you learn about any kind of repair, it’s this: there’s always the right tool for the job — and a better way to go about...

  14. Help
    January 8th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    How to replace the optical drive in a Unibody MacBook Pro with a second-hard drive

    Sometime around 2008 and with the advent of the first MacBook Air, Apple made the declarative statement that the end was in sight for optical drives...

  15. App Guide
    November 28th, 2013 by Chris Barylick
    Dialogue 1.2

    Your iPhone has become the epicentre of your work and social universe. And if you can keep your iPhone in your pocket, on your desk, or across the...

  16. Help
    October 22nd, 2013 by Chris Barylick
    Advice from an Apple tech: got a Mac? Get a Dremel!

    If there’s one certainty about digging around inside computers, it’s that you’re going to make mistakes. And, at times, those mistakes may be...

  17. Help
    July 3rd, 2013 by Chris Barylick
    How to become an Apple certified Macintosh technician

    So you want to be an Apple certified Macintosh technician? You want the fame, the adoration, the fans screaming for your affections and/or phone number,...

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