Category Archives: Macintosh Consulting

Why should you visit MacMedics for your Apple Mac, iPhone, and iPad service and sales instead of visiting Apple at the mall?

Looking for a new Apple Retail job? Check our our openings at MacMedics!

Hi there! I’m Dana Stibolt, a lifelong entrepreneur, computer and business consultant, data recovery and data protection expert, and all-around computer guy. I own and operate a successful, award-winning Apple computer consulting and sales and service business, MacMedics, which I founded in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1989. Why should you visit MacMedics for your Apple Mac, […]

Don’t respond to SCAM webpages that lock Safari, and talk to you about how much trouble you are in!

“This morning, my computer was hacked by a scammer who locked down my system and provided an audio warning that I needed to call the Apple Support Team immediately. If I shut down my computer, all my information would be deleted. I am a boomer, but I was smart enough to take it immediately to […]

Personal or corporate, beware of using a shared iCloud account!

Beware of using shared iCloud accounts.

Personal or corporate, beware of using a shared iCloud account! This can be a total disaster when the relationship or job goes south!

Please don’t give up on a sick Mac because the Apple Store says it won’t turn on!

Don’t give up on a sick Mac just because the Apple Store says it won’t turn on!

Don’t give up on a sick Mac just because the Apple Store says it won’t turn on. Thankfully, the customer who owns this MacBook Pro 16” from 2019 was referred to MacMedics by the Apple Store. I got it up and running while they waited. The unit was having some power port issues, and the […]

Back in the 1990s (when I had a full head of hair), I was the Mac repair guy for Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Radiology Department.

Back in the 1990s (when I had a full head of hair), I was the Mac repair guy for Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Radiology Department. I was there multiple times per week, and as a frequent visitor, I had my own Johns Hopkins ID badge. Because I was always taking equipment out […]

MacMedics is awarded the Studio Network Solutions “Dealer of the Year 2024” for the Mid-Atlantic region!

MacMedics is awarded the Studio Network Solutions “Dealer of the Year 2024” for the Mid-Atlantic region!

MacMedics is a Studio Network Solutions Authorized Reseller and a two-time winner of the SNS Dealer of the Year 2023 and 2024 for the Mid-Atlantic region. MacMedics has three locations that serve Annapolis – Baltimore – Columbia, Maryland; Washington DC Metro & Northern Virginia (DMV); Wilmington, Delaware; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. MacMedics is a well-established Apple Mac service […]

Automate your high-capacity server’s backups with MacMedics!

We had a retirement send-off for a MacMedics Philadelphia customer’s old T48 workhorse on Friday. This new Overland-Tandberg NEOxl 40 is ready to take over, equipped with LTO9 and LTO8 tape drives for fast and reliable backups of their SNS EVO system, which racked right above it. (Did we mention that MacMedics is the Mid-Atlantic […]

I just recovered 33-year-old data from a Mac Classic II!

I just recovered 51 MB of 33-year-old data from an 80 MB Apple Mac Classic SCSI hard drive from 1992. I used a Power Mac G4 from 2000 with a SCSI card to recover the data successfully. We’ve been told that we’re the only folks left in Maryland that still can perform this type of […]

This 13” MacBook Pro got soaked with Coffee!

MacMedics Locations in Severna Park & Lanham

This 13” MacBook Pro got soaked with Coffee! The customer had not backed up their data, which was especially scary as the display was not lit up! Thankfully, we were able to back up the customer’s data. The unit has so much coffee that it smelled like a coffee shop here while I was backing […]

“Trust, but verify” your Mac’s Time Machine backup drive!

This high-quality G-Tech hard drive was used for Time Machine in 2015 but was re-used from their previous Mac. However, it died somewhere along the way and stopped backing up. I wanted to get a reading on how many hours it had been in service, but unfortunately, it was too sick for me to pull […]