Apple Consultants

As a means of putting together a list of independent Australian consultants we can go to if we, the people, you and I, need help and information in dealing with Apple and it’s products, help and information that we need over and above any help and information we’ve been able to get from Apple itself, we are first going to the list provided by the Apple Consultants Network. As you can see, this organisation claims that it has “260 results.” We are only listing those consultants who have ordinary email addresses readily available, of which there have been 24 in the first 42 results. We never bother with consultants who don’t have ordinary email addresses readily available, unless there are not enough who do have them – and the indications so far are that there may well over 100 who do, listed by just this one organisation, and just in Australia.

Advance Vision Technology. Location: Port Melbourne, Vic. Website: www.avtech.com.au.  Ordinary email address: info@avtech.com.au.

Appica. Location: Perth CBD. Website: appica.com.au. Ordinary email address: hello@appica.com.au.

Azentro. Location: Coorparoo, QLD. Website: www.azentro.com.au. Ordinary email address: support@azentro.com.au.

Bespoke Technology Group. Location: Mayfield West, NSW, Website: www.bespoketg.com.au. Ordinary email address: hello@bespoketg.com.au.

Bizquip Solutions. Location: Osbourne Park, WA. Website: bizquip.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@bizquip.com.au.

Catalytic IT. Location: Attadale, WA. Website: citwa.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@citwa.com.au. For MORE use this link.

Computer Training Options. Location: Bundall, QLD. Website: www.cto.com.au. Ordinary email address: training@cto.com.au.

Computers Now (Alexandria). Location: Alexandria, NSW. Website: www.compnow.com.au. Ordinary email address: servicedesk@compnow.com.au.

Deltaworks. Location: Perth CBD, WA. Website: www.deltaworks.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@deltaworks.com.au.

eStorm Australia Pty Ltd. Location: Stones Corner, QLD. Website: www.estorm.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@servicecentre.net.au.

Fifty Zoo. Location: Sydney CBD, NSW. Website: www.fiftyzoo.com. Ordinary email address: sydney@fiftyzoo.com.

iHelp IT Australia. Location: Stanmore, Website: www.ihelpit.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@ihelpit.com.au.

Invotec Pty Ltd. Location: Cheltenham, VIC. Website: www.invotec.com.au. Ordinary email address: sales@invotec.com.au.

Ipau. Location: Prospect, SA. Website: www.ipau.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@ipau.com.au.

JTs Cloud. Location: Florey, ACT. Website: jtscloud.com. Ordinary email address: support@jtscloud.com.

Mac & PC Doctors. Location: Annerley, QLD. Website: macandpcdoctors.com.au. Ordinary email address: brisbane@macandpcdoctors.com.au.

Macumen. Location: Stanmore, NSW, Website: www.macumen.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@macumen.com.au.

Marcsman Technology. Location: Lumley Close, WA. Website:  www.marcsman.com.au. Ordinary email address: request@marcsman.com.au.

Market Creations. Location: Subiaco & Geraldton, WA. Website: www.marketcreations.com.au. Ordinary email address: mc@marketcreations.com.au.

Matilda Internet. Location: Mackay, QLD. Website: www.matilda.net.au. Ordinary email address: sales@matilda.net.au.

Mobilise IT. Locations: Brisbane CBD & Abbotsford, VIC. Website: mobiliseit.com. Ordinary email address: info@mobiliseit.com.

Network First. Location: Mt Gravatt East, QLD. Website: networkfirst.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@networkfirst.com.au.

Professor Mac. Location: Lane Cove, NSW. Website: profmac.com. Ordinary email address: info@profmac.com. For MORE use this link.

Smartmove Computing Pty Ltd. Location: Echuca, Vic. Website: www.smartmoveechuca.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@smartmoveechuca.com.au.

Stretchy Tech. Location: Unley, SA. Website: stretchytech.org.au. Ordinary email address: admin@stretchytech.org.au.

Tang Computers Pty Ltd. Location: Osbourne Park, WA. Website: www.tang.com.au. Ordinary email address: sales@tang.com.au.

Tech Help Direct. Location: Bundall, QLD, Website: www.techhelpdirect.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@techhelpdirect.com.au.

TradiePad Pty Ltd. Location: Oran Park, NSW. Website: www.tradiepad.com.au. Ordinary email address: help@tradiepad.com.au.

Virtunet. Location: Alexandria, NSW. Website: virtunet.com.au. Ordinary email address: info@virtunet.com.au.

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Dealing with Vodafone 01

We have just received this from one of our readers.

If we hear of Errol responding in any way, we’ll let you know.

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We have a dream 2

Further to this post.

And, of course, another example is OS X Daily, which claims to be about:-

If you’re signed up to receive their daily emails, as we have been for at least three years, you get an email from them every day with one or two “How tos” in them like this.

When we get them, we just put them into a Mail Mailbox, so we would now have over a thousand of them! – so how would we ever find one of their emails that provided an answer to a question that had come up that worked for us, without help from them or someone else? They have an ordinary email address – osxdailycom@gmail.com – but, in our experience, letters using it aren’t even acknowledged.

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We have a dream 1

We have a dream, and that is of a world in which, when we or any of our readers have a technology question, there are ordinary email addresses we can use to send descriptions of it off, resulting in us getting back a high quality solution – for a fee. We mention “for a fee,” because this world is never going to come about if those providing the solutions aren’t properly rewarded for their efforts.

To us, modern communication technology makes a world like this possible, and we read once that, “Whatever technology enables happens,” but there are virtually no indications of it happening yet.

Suppose we have a question like, “If I have a list of the email addresses of 50 people/organisations, is there a way in which I can send an email to all 50 email addresses in one go, rather than having to send them one by one?” or any of a million other  technology questions.

In one sense the answer to this question is incredibly simple: somewhere in the whole wide world, (with modern communication technology it doesn’t matter where) is almost certainly an individual, (working for an organisation, or on their own, it doesn’t matter,) who’s able to provide us with a high quality answer, “off the top of their head,” as the saying goes, or after carrying out research, for an amount of money which you and I are prepared to pay and they are willing to accept – it’s just a matter of finding them.

Trying to provide an answer to this question is what this blog is all about.

One of the things that fascinates us is why the people behind websites such as WP Beginner are not into providing this service. On their website, they say:-

But they don’t even have an ordinary email address – just a contact page which is headed up with:-

So, if you have a specific question, WPBeginner is never going to provide you with any help.

To be continued.

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Editorial 2

In what we do, we are getting more and more letters by email from what we call “SEO organisations,” mainly based in India, but also from ValiusWP based in California – we’ve just checked and we’ve got 9 in the last 30 days! They all claim to be able to do extraordinary things to boost whatever we’re trying to do, without any indication that they understand what we’re trying to do – letters like the one shown below. (We’ve hardly read it ourselves.) But when we tell them what WE’RE interested in, which is advice when we come up against technology problems in what we are trying to do, they don’t even acknowledge our responses. They all have some scheme or  schemes or other that they are trying to squeeze us into. Is the world going mad – entirely!!!

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W3M Consulting of Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Our experiences with this organisation.

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Our latest list of organisations to send technology questions to.

Our latest list of organisations we send our technology questions to – and you can too.

To go to a version of this list in which the links work, use this link.

We have just sent emails to all of the organisations on this list, and the email addresses, at least, seem to be working.

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How to edit the “What this blog is all about” section of your WordPress blog.

When you create a blog with WordPress, a “What this blog is all about” section appears in the top right hand corner of your home page. How do you edit it so that it says what you want it to say?

Use this link to view one of the answers we’ve received.

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Eazy Computers, Lane Cove, NSW

An experience with eazycomputers.com.au

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Editorial 1

One of the things we’re in the very early stages of trying to do is locate people to whom we can email questions about technology and get replies  emailed back to us.  You would think  this wouldn’t be that hard but so far we haven’t had much luck.

To start off we went to the Nearby Nerds website – it claims to have 2351 NearbyNerds across Australia listed on it’s site – and we used it’s “Find by keywords”  facility to locate “Apple Mac” experts. It found 20.

We  emailed 3 of them and they confirmed that they could answer Apple Mac questions.

So we emailed the same question to two of them, and got answers back, which were not exactly clear, but seemed to be totally different??? So we emailed the two of them back saying we hadn’t fully understood what they’s said and they emailed me back links to more stuff to read. But this is not what we wanted. What we wanted in relation to this particular questions was something like, “What you have to do is this this and this.”

It seems to me that one of the problems may be that the people I’ve contacted don’t see answering emails as a way to earn a decent living. Perhaps it isn’t. Perhaps people are not prepared to pay for the email answers I’m talking about – we certainly would be. Or perhaps they don’t enjoy answering emails. Perhaps they’re not good at it.

What is needed is people who

  • Have at least a basic website setting out clearly their areas of expertise.
  • Have an ordinary email address readily available.
  • Who will tell you within 24 hours either that they can’t answer provide an answer or an indication as to what their fee would be to provide an answer.
  • Who have a track record of answering emails well.

We’ll keep looking.

Email us at info@questionsmisc.info

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