Small review of the 2Do app I use to run my business and personal life.

MacJunky | Small review of the 2Do app I use to run my business and personal life.

2Do is one of a handful of apps I use to run my life, my business and keeps me sane.

I have used the 2Do on iOS from the start but never got into ‘tasks’ in my professional life nor personally although I often tried nothing I did seemed to make things work in the right way for me, until…

Until I got try busy with my Consultancy firm and things kept slipping my mind personally too, and my friends and family getting a little annoyed with my laps in all thing memory related.

So I took to the Internet & App store and looked around for ways of clearing my head. I looked time and time again for the right todo app and ways of keeping things in order. I bought 10’s of apps and spent €100’s of Euros on getting the right solution, overtime I though I found ‘the one’ i was really disappointed with the results.

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Do you have an Apple MacBook Pro 2011 15″ with video issues?

MacJunky | Do you have an Apple MacBook Pro 2011 15″ with video issues?

The past few weeks I have had many clients come to me with their MacBook Pro 15″ machine with the dreaded video card issue.

Many have been told by other service providers to replace the motherboard, this is a very costly repair! But what they are not being told that they can go to Apple direct and get their MacBooks repaired for free under their recall program!

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Please have a good backup solution for you precious data! Losing your life’s work will always end in tears.

MacJunky | Please have a good backup solution for you precious data! Losing your life’s work will always end in tears.

Waking up to doom and gloom on a Monday isn’t my idea of fun, and to make things worse it is kinda my work as I have to deal with it all the time, but I try to always see the positive in the doom.

This morning I woke up with to a horrific story in my Twitter feed one that resonated with me (well not me personally but a few of my clients came to mind right away!)

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There’s a lot to be said about having the right equipment.

MacJunky | There’s a lot to be said about having the right equipment.

The MacJunky website had a speed boost today. I have had issues with the service provider and their old (wrong) routers and switches, but as they have now upgraded everything the site is running MUCH faster and I couldn’t be happier!

Check this out…

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Do you want your IT service provider to be Good, Fast or Cheap?

MacJunky | Do you want your IT service provider to be Good, Fast or Cheap?

Today I got an iMessage from a new client that wanted a new hard drive installed in his MacBook Pro. I was asked about my service and how much I would charge for the project.

Well my reply was to the point: “My prices may be a little higher than usual, but my service is the best around.”

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How many screws does it take to hold a keyboard in place on a 15 inch MacBook Pro?

MacJunky | How many screws does it take to hold a keyboard in place on a 15 inch MacBook Pro?

I have done hundreds of these repairs, but I’m still amazed by the amount of screws that hold the keyboard where it’s supposed to be.

It’s with good reason, if any one of these screws are missing the whole structure of the keyboard changes. It’s becomes unstable and hard to use.

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Don’t complicate things, simplify.

MacJunky | Don’t complicate things, simplify.

I found this image on my twitter feed and I just had to share it.

Often we complicate things to such an extent that we need to create manuals to make use of them. This is so counter productive and just simply a waste of time.

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Is Apple building a search engine?

MacJunky | Is Apple building a search engine?

Apple has published a document (see bellow) pointing to a new web crawler.

The crawler seems to be using the 17.0.0.0 IP block that is owned solely by Apple and have been doing the rounds since late last year.

Not sure why they would want to compete with Google or Bing search, but I have a feeling it could be to bolster their Siri, Spotlight products, maybe even Safari search?

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There is no rest.

MacJunky | There is no rest.

After a manic [personal] weekend, it’s time to dust off the MacBook and get back into work mode.

I have received many many emails, voicemails, [new] MacAlert client installations, remote support enquires, on man the list goes on!

But I would not change this for anything in the world.

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Price is only ever an issues in the absence of value.

MacJunky | Price is only ever an issues in the absence of value.

How many times have you said this to yourself only to hunt for ‘the best price’ and get disappointed every single time.

Trust me, it will cost more if you don’t do the job properly the first time around.

(The story of the 10 cent nail)

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