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NEW Mr Mac taking over from Tommi!

My first Newsletter as the new Mr Mac!… greetings to the whole Mr Mac Community! I’m Dave Carnovale, aka the ‘New Mr Mac’ and have previously been known as ‘Tech Rescue’ based in Mullumbimby. I have been working across a wide range of IT for over 25 years. I’ve had a love of Mac products since the late 80’s when …

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The Final Newsletter from Tommi!

  The time has come to say Goodbye. Thank you for your trust and business, some of you have been clients for 18 years!   I will be finishing work as Mr Mac on Monday March 11th. My last child has left home so it’s off to the UK to visit my London kids, grandkids and great- grandkids and my …

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Is Our Love of tech Exposing Us To Surveillance?

  We all love our tech don’t we? But there is a darker side to it that is happening whether we like it or not and that is the role of this tech being used to keep an eye and ear on us by governments and huge tech firms. Neither have very good ethics. At the risk of sounding too …

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Should Primary Schools Ban Smartphones?

  A contentious issue has been raised amongst concerned parents in regards to the over-use of smart-phones in schools. They are getting harder and harder to control as the always-connected generation live and breathe social media, having had a phone from a young age.   They can’t imagine life without one nor do they want to be told to switch …

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A Trillion Dollar Company!

So our once small cult Apple company is now the first US$1,000,000,000 company! Well that’s awesome, but what does it mean for us regular Apple users? We are the ones dealing with built-in obsolescense in our devices, upgrades not being optimum for older equipment, as well as the bigger picture of how Apple treats it’s workers both in their own …

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Impressions of the iPhone X

    4 years. That’s how long it is since I had a phone upgrade. My trusty iPhone 6 was doing the business, coping with everything I needed from a smartphone. I was on my 2nd iPhone 6 handset and my son was running a 5S with a badly cracked screen. He stares closely at the thing for many hours …

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Should You Install High Sierra?

    The current Mac operating system, High Sierra 10.13, is offered for free via the Mac App Store and everyone is prompted regularly to update.   But should you take the offer?   High Sierra is designed primarily for computers with SSD storage. That is a Sold State Drive, as fitted to all new laptops and on iMacs if …

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We All Love New Stuff!

Yes we all love new devices and operating systems from Apple — as long as our hardware, iPhones and iPads are recent enough to take advantage of them. And if you are at the end of a contract with a mobile phone company then you can get a new one! So just released is the iOS 11 for iPhone and …

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Where to For Professional Mac Users?

It’s been a long time since the Mac Pro had a proper update apart from a minor speed bump. The professional users felt neglected by the company that had for decades been the mainstay of power users: graphics and video profesionals. Part of the reason is that regular Macs have been getting more powerful over time and can do much …