has been Resurrected & is Waiting for YOU!

I am pleased to announce that I have been working on and developing my new website –! Originally I had this site prior to and now I have re-launched it with new material and a specific focus on techie stuff.  Some of the material has appeared hereat on, but both sites will compliment each other.  You should check both out!, as it says focuses on my experiences with Macintosh Computers and many related topics and issues.  I love the Mac and have used and supported them professionally since 1987.   On you will find historic and fun information.  Tips, tricks and suggestions covering all aspects of Mac computing.  I share my personal and professional expertise with you.  I have others writing as well who are Mac addicts and fans like myself.  Together we all can enjoy the complete Apple experience, including iPhones, iPads, laptops, desktop models, software, peripherals and much more.  I even include some stuff about PCs and how they fit into the computer puzzle with Mac.

I encourage you all to join in and share your experiences with the Mac and it’s software.  If you have things that you do that make your life easier, let us know about it.  Have you discovered something neat that you want to share, here’s your opportunity.  Nobody can know everything!  I learn knew stuff everyday from all the people I meet and talk to.

So enjoy and let your friends know!  Thanks and “think different!”

To contribute or get in touch with me about, my email address is!  Let’s have a great time with our Macs and each other!

8 comments for “ has been Resurrected & is Waiting for YOU!

  1. January 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Hi Hal!

    Glad to see that YOURmymacguy! Great job! I hope you’re doing well. Happy 2011.

    VERIZON iPHONE QUESTION: I was just on the phone with Verizon yesterday trying to get some info on the new Verizon iPhone. Right now, I have three verizon phones on my plan (for me, wife, son) AND I’m paying $60 for a Verizon broadband modem for my laptop so that I can get WiFi access whenever I need it (mostly to xmit photos on the road). I RARELY use the broadband modem. I’ts really just for emergency. They tell me that the iPhone will be able to tether WiFi to my laptop. Will I really be able to transmit photos, get internet access and mail on my laptop if an iPhone is nearby?? I’m spending $60/mo for the broadband modem. The iPhone will cost $30 for an unlimited data plan (with an initial $200 equipment cost).

    Thanks, Hal!!

  2. Hal
    January 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

    From what I have read you should be able to tether it to your iPhone and send stuff at 3G speeds. That said, the best thing to do would be to do a comparison. So keep the modem initially and time the transmission of photos. Then do the same thing (with the same material) with your new iPhone and see if it works as quickly as the modem. It will vary in time but how much. And remember that Verizon will maybe/probably charge a fee for tethering your laptop to the phone. They are vague on this in what I have read! Hope all is well! And I hope this helps you!

  3. Jay
    January 13, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Thanks, Hal. A big pitfall is if this doesn’t work, I now have the iPhone (under contract), a monthly fee for it, and the monthly fee for the modem. I hate being the test dummy on my dime!!


  4. Hal
    January 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Now that I think about it more, go to the Verizon store and do the testing with one of their iPhones. Tell them what you want to do and before you make the commitment, tell them you want to try before you buy. Or wait till someone else gets a Verizon iPhone and see if they will let you test it with their phone. I am sure someone will let you give it a try. Especially Verizon should, if they want the business and positive feedback you can provide!

  5. Jay
    January 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Good idea! It’s on my to-do list for this week. Thanks!

  6. Jay
    January 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Hal–

    Another recent Mac-related issue I should pass along: I was looking into an Uninterrupted Power Source for my iMac and narrowed it down to APC. Mac sells one online, but APC tells me that it’s not powerful enough for the newest iMacs. They recommend that I buy their APC Smart-UPS 1000, which is about $450. Any thoughts?



  7. hal
    January 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Can’t go wrong with buying more than you need! Lot’s of times when we get the minimum, we later find out that it is inadequate for our needs. Needs are always changing and growing. If you want to be satisfied right off the bat, get the more powerful unit. A friend of mine says, “If you don’t do it right the first time you will the second time around!” Get the bigger one! APC makes excellent units! A good friend of mine works for Zones, Mac/PC Zones, their professional division, give him a call and get a competitive price from him. His name is Phil Thenstedt, 1-800-258-0882 then hit 3374# – tell him I sent you! Let me know how you make out with this! Be well and good luck!

  8. Jay
    January 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I remember Phil!! You suggested that I buy stuff from him before I went to Italy for the Olympics…and I did Thanks, Hal!!

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