Category Archives: Macintosh Consulting

On new Macs, when they die, your data goes down with the ship!

Please keep your data backed up! We just opened this Mac to find this severe liquid damage. On new Macs, when they die, your data goes down with the ship! Want to hear some tough love from Dana on the topic? After you hear these horror stories (#fridaythe13th & #Halloween wrapped up in one alarming […]

“THE people to call and see for any Apple issue are MacMedics!”

“So there we were, paralyzed with fear with a frozen MacBook Pro screaming at us to do nothing except call this purported Apple support number for the only way to unlock it. Real or unreal? I can’t call the suggested number if it’s fake, but who else could lock it up so tightly if not […]

MacMedics Environmental Sustainability Statement

MacMedics Environmental Sustainability Statement

Dana Stibolt has long been an environmentalist, from picking up trash on Martha’s Vineyard in the ’70s to starting an aluminum and glass recycling program for his neighborhood in the early ’90s before local curbside recycling was the standard. Dana is still picking up trash and recycling on his e-bike ride or walk to work. […]

Apple released macOS 14 Sonoma today. Watch out for the top three pitfalls!

Should you wait to upgrade to Sonoma?

Apple released macOS 14 Sonoma today, and as is our custom, we’re warning you to upgrade with care. Everyone is always excited to be running the best Mac OS possible, but there can be pitfalls, especially if you’re installing Sonoma as soon as it’s released. It’s not a bad idea to wait a few days, […]

You want AppleCare+, and you want to buy it from Apple!

You want AppleCare+, and you want to buy it from Apple! There are many places to buy a new iPhone, and ALL of them push their own iPhone insurance or some hybrid product, including AppleCare+. Do yourself a favor and buy your AppleCare from MacMedics, or you can buy it right on your new iPhone […]

My own mother lost access to her Facebook account(s) because she had never set up Two Factor Authentication.

MacMedics Locations in Severna Park & Lanham

My own mother lost access to her Facebook account(s) because she had never set up Two Factor Authentication. And yes, I checked! She WAS using a unique password only for Facebook, which was a suitable number of letters and numbers. She uses Facebook to support the books she has written about gardening. She had quite […]

Thanks for saving my laptop! MacMedics is the BEST!

“I was unfamiliar with MacMedics until today, and I cannot possibly articulate how happy I am with my experience! I was greeted with a smile and an eagerness to help me the minute I walked in the door. I admit I was reluctant to make the appointment since I always go to the Apple Store […]

Zip Disk from 1998 with no Zip Drive? No Problem MacMedics has you covered!

Zip Disk from 1998 with no Zip Drive? No Problem MacMedics has you covered!

Zip Disk from 1998 with no Zip Drive? No Problem MacMedics has you covered! This was a fun little data recovery project! I helped a long-time MacMedics client (an architect from Baltimore) rescue the data from a 1998 Zip Disk. It was simple, but delivering this crucial data to my customer at a very low […]

Let’s talk about two-factor authentication.

Let’s talk about two-factor authentication. I’ve posted about this before, but my own mother, who put eleven years of hard work into her Facebook page to support the books she has authored, and her business Facebook page got hacked a few days ago. She did not have two-factor authentication turned on. The sad thing here […]

I recently helped a MacMedics customer recover 33-year-old data from an 80MB SCSI hard drive.

I recently helped a MacMedics customer recover 33-year-old data from an 80MB (That’s Megabyte!) 2.5-inch SCSI hard drive. The BIOS of the SCSI drive was so old that my usual method did not work. Instead, I used a 1990 Mac to read the customer’s SCSI drive, which I mounted externally. The rescue computer had a […]