Dana Stibolt

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I used a combination of Harry Potter and Tim Ferris to find my lost cat, who had been missing for 12 days.

I used a combination of Harry Potter and Tim Ferris to find my lost cat, who had been missing for 12 days. First of all, if your cat is missing, my heart goes out to you. This is the worst feeling in the world. My inside-only cat escaped when house guests stayed with me, and […]

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If you’re going to try to be cute with your customized emails, then get it right!

If you’re going to try to be cute with your customized emails, then get it right! “However, what I do recognize is that MacMedics is in its early years.” If you mean that by “early years,” you consider my 33 years in business early stage, then wow! Also, ensure that your email is free of

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World Backup Day was yesterday; today is April Fools’ Day. Backing up your data is no joke!

World Backup Day was yesterday; today is April Fools’ Day. Backing up your data is no joke. I’m on a mission to ensure that all my customers have their data backed up. Almost every day, we see somebody lose some data in one way or another. The most common misconception is that customers think they’re

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“Damn, I wish I had your business sense, Dude”!

Here’s what my client said to me when I broke this all down for him: “Damn, I wish I had your business sense, Dude”! One of my coaching clients, whom I have been working with for about a year, has an established business. He does quite well, but he has very general service offerings, some of which are the same as

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A Ph.D. student lost three years of research, photos from fieldwork in Peru, and a book in progress.

A Ph.D. student lost three years of research, photos from fieldwork in Peru, and a book in progress. Hey folks! Please back up your iPhone to Apple’s iCloud. Last week, a MacMedics customer whose husband had just passed away, and somehow his iPhone went through the wash cycle in a washing machine, was referred to

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Dana Stibolt totally talked me off the ledge, saved my data, got me all calmed down, and totally took care of everything!

Flashback to 2014. I had forgotten about this story! So, this customer (a guy from Baltimore) who has been coming to see me for a few years came in on Wednesday for some iMac service. This same customer wrote a letter (on his own) to Apple telling them how much he has struggled with other

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My Take on The List: 9 Things We Wish We Did Before Our House Burned Down

1. Subscribe to an online data backup service (The writer of the original story says: My external backup drive sat right next to my laptop in my office (which burned down)). I like BackBlaze! Use my affiliate link for a free trial offer: https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html#af9wuu 2. Keep passports in a safe deposit box. [MacMedics Pro Tip:

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