Mr Mac Byron Bay

... a legend in his own lunchtime

Mr Mac has been supporting Apple Macintosh clients in the Byron Shire for the last 18 years, serving a loyal clientele who appreciate personal service and quick solutions to the common situations that arise in the day to day life of the Mac computer, iPhone and iPad user.


There has been a change of the guard as Tommi has said goodbye and headed to the UK. We wish him happy travels and thank him for all his great Mac work over the last 18 years.

I’m Dave Carnovale, aka the ‘New’ Mr Mac and have previously been known as ‘Tech Rescue’. The Mr Mac business will continue as usual with all the same contact details, rates and commitment to quality service. I have been working across a wide range of IT for over 25 years and have had a love of Mac products since the late 80’s when I purchased my first Apple product: the iconic Apple ll desktop.


The Mr Mac business is based on visits to the home or businesses that need assistance: apart from physical hardware problems most issues can be sorted out on the computer in situ, saving valuable down time.


Email support is free for our clients, as is free advice on purchasing a Mac, either new or second hand.


Myself and Ms Mac (Lisa) look forward to helping you with all your Apple related issues.


MOBILE: 0418 408 869


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Encryption By Default

Encryption By Default


Apple has refused to hand text messages over to the US government because it says it can't! They have been encrypted by default. So Apple are the good guys for a change.

This is an increasingly fraught area of technology where governments all over the world want access to text…

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Does Mail Need a Re-write?

Does Mail Need a Re-write?

Ever since Yosemite Mac OS X 10 has been with us there have been persistent reports of problems with the Mail app. This is not for everyone—I’ve had no issues—but plenty of people have had plenty of strife.

Apple have heard the yells and are re-writing Mail for the new…

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Will You Choose Apple Music Over Spotify?

Apple Music will debut Tuesday US time. Does it have enough to get people to pay $10 per month? We shall see, but it helps that there is a 3 month free trial period so you can try it and decide.
Then it's a question of the difference between Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music. This article suggests, among other things that Siri is the key.


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Falling Out of Love With Google

Falling Out of Love With Google

We’ve all being using Google for so long that it’s become a verb, ubiquitous. We so loved the search giant with its ‘don’t do evil’ motto that we didn’t really notice the changes that had crept into our search results: advertisements. And as seems to happen with even the best…

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Scams: Email and Telephone

Scams: Email and Telephone
Be careful!

I am getting a lot of calls and emails in regard to the authenticy of both emails that look as though they have come from Gmail and phone calls from someone telling you that your computer is in need of attention.

There have been regular campaigns of emails…

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If you've just installed Yosemite OS X 10.10 then it's worth having a look at this collection of features.


Every new release has several new features and Yosemite is no different. The Mac's looks have changed since the last iteration, Mavericks 10.9 and you will either like it…

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