Making the Switch: PC to Mac® Computer

Thinking about making the switch from a PC computer to a Mac computer?

Experimac knows this can be a big decision. Whether you’re making the switch because you are looking for a more reliable operating system or you prefer the beautiful design of Mac computers, here at Experimac, we want to help you make the best choices for your own individual needs and style. We can help with your PC to Mac computer migration from beginning to end.

Planning to Make the Move

Once you’ve decided to make the switch from a PC to a Mac computer, it’s good to become familiar with the Mac software, OS®, as soon as possible. You can easily do this by stopping by an Experimac location close to you. The best way to become acquainted with your new Mac computer is by exploring and experimenting. Come by and ask one of our highly trained team members to assist you in learning how to use a Mac computer. As intimidated as you may feel in the beginning, know that it gets easier the more you use it. One example of a difference you might notice right away is the method for accessing shortcuts; you will be using the ⌘ key on a Mac computer instead of the PC’s CTRL button.

Variated Applications

PC and Mac computers utilize different applications. You do have the option of running Windows® on your Mac computer, however, we recommend taking advantage of the applications available to you as a Mac user. There are products that enable you to easily move from Mac computers to Windows-based computers, such as Adobe® Creative Cloud®. However, that is not the case for most applications. Because viruses don’t often target OS® software, Mac computers aren’t offered the same variety of anti-virus software. This could be a problem depending on your business and plans for use of your Mac computer. You may also lose some applications you’ve purchased with your PC, so it’s a good idea to speak with a member of our sales team to find out more on how you can make the switch stress free.

Data Migration

Making the switch from a PC to a Mac computer may mean you need to migrate data. There are several different tools and ways to transfer your data from your PC to your Mac computer. Shop our pre-owned Mac computers in store and we’ll be more than happy to help you migrate all of your data to your new laptop or computer, no questions asked.

If you’re eager to experience the wonder that is working on a Mac computer, we can help you make the move from a PC to a Mac computer. Come visit Experimac today and experience the Experimac difference.

Parental Controls: Experimac Can Set Them Up For You

There’s nothing scarier than not knowing what your kids are doing online. The average age of exposure to porn is 8 years old. Stop in and we can help you set up parental controls on any of your Apple® devices.

Using electronic devices should be a positive and fun experience for your family. It is important to inform your children of the dangers of the Internet and model responsible Internet behavior for your family. However, sometimes it can be tough to moderate their online choices when you’re unavailable. It’s important to establish trust in your child, however, keeping your children happy and safe online works best when you can maintain honesty in addition to some basic levels of protection.

In recent years, there has been a move towards using vault apps. Some of these apps are free while others require payment but these apps offer a false sense of security. Users have been led to believe that their sexts, including naked photos and other inappropriate material, are being kept in a top secret place but that’s not always true. The use of these vault apps is alarming and should cause parents to raise questions.

Parental controls are not designed to spy on your children, they are designed to protect your children. Unfortunately, the Internet can be a very dangerous place if not moderated. From child predators to sensitive and inappropriate information, parental controls are designed to protect your children from the dark corners of the Internet.

There is a great variety of parental controls available today. There are specific parental controls designed for targeted ages and purposes. Whether you’re concerned about who your child is chatting with or how much time they are spending playing their favorite games, Experimac can help you set up the best parameters. Parental controls can be set up on your iPhone® devices, iPad® tablets, MacBook® laptops and other electronic devices.

Curious about what parental control options would be the best fit for your family’s needs? Call or stop by your local Experimac and one of our friendly sales associates will be more than happy to share ideas with you about how we can help you safeguard your family.

Data Recovery: Experimac Can Get It Done

Did you lose all of your data? Before you freak out, cry or let it ruin your day, give us a call. Experimac provides data recovery and data transfer services for your Mac® computer or MacBook® computer.

Data Recovery

Apple® computers are known for their reliable and easy-to-use OS® system and software in addition to their beautiful design. However, stressful as it may be, data loss can happen to any system at any time. There are many factors that can lead up to data loss with your Mac computer such as a failed hard drive. Data recovery has become more difficult with Mac computers due to the addition of flash media storage as well as the fact that the design of Mac computers makes accessing the hard drive particularly difficult. This is work best done by trained hands; leaving hard drive data issues to the experts at Experimac is your best option. Many Mac users rely on cloud storage, however, some assume their data is instantly backed up at all times. This is not exactly the case; these services typically synchronize with a folder instead of the computer’s hard drive leading to great disappointment when data is lost.

Regardless of the cause, our highly trained technicians at Experimac are ready to help you recover lost data and get you back on track.

Data Transfer Services

Can’t imagine not having all of your files, photos, etc. on your computer or laptop? You shouldn’t have to. Moving files, music, videos, photos and folders doesn’t have to be stressful. Leave your data transfer needs to our specialists.

Buying a new computer or did you have to replace a hard drive? We understand that switching to a new computer or having a new hard drive can mean needing to adjust to new software or settings. Let us help you make a stress-free switch to your new computer by handling your data transferring needs.

Drop by one of our Experimac locations today and find out how we can help you with your data recovery and data transfer services. Experience the Experimac difference!

Experimac of Fenton featured on Fox2New’s STL Moms

We’re so excited! Our very own VP of Sales, Chip Rhodes, recently appeared on Fox2New’s morning show, STLMoms with Margie Ellisor talking about the services we provide. Experimac of Fenton was opened by Christine Witte, President/Owner, in the spring of this year and has a unique concept to buy, sell, trade, and repair or upgrade your pre-owned Apple® products.  This includes Apple watch® devices, iPhone® devices, iPad® tablets, and MacBook® laptops. Margie Ellisor of Margie’s Money Saver segment welcomed Chip and gave him the opportunity to talk about what we do here at Experimac of Fenton and the way we can save money for shoppers in the St. Louis area. As Margie mentions, we have already extended our hours in anticipation of the coming holiday season so we can meet everyone’s needs.

Most of our customers are able to save an average of 60% off retail prices by buying pre-owned so this creates an opportunity to own a great device at a much more affordable price for the average shopper. We want all of our customers to be able to purchase with confidence so every device we sell has been put through a rigorous inspection process and comes with a 90-day warranty, with an option to purchase an extended warranty plan.  We also offer 0% same as cash financing plans or term financing for those who qualify.

If you’re considering a newer iPhone device or iPad tablet, and would like to trade in your current device, we’re here to help walk you through the trade-in process as well. Our experienced technicians are eager to help you make the right choice for a device that best suits your needs.

For consumers looking to repair or upgrade their Apple devices, Experimac of Fenton is a great option as well. In most cases we can have your repairs done while you wait or within the same day because we know how important it is to have your phone, laptop, etc. in a fully functional state. Once your device has been repaired by our skilled technicians, your repair will also carry a 90-day warranty.  When you’re in the market for Apple devices or when you’re in the need for repairs and upgrades, remember to stop by Experimac of Fenton in Gravois Bluffs. We’re confident you’ll be pleased with our service and our products. Check out the full interview here!

 

Hard Drive Repair, Replacement or Upgrade: Let Experimac Help

Is your hard drive crying out for help? Are you thinking about repairing, replacing or upgrading the hard drive in your Mac® computer or MacBook® laptop? Have no fear, talk to our expert techs at Experimac today! We’ll have you fixed up and on your way before you know it.

Apple® computers are famous for their impeccable operating system, weightlessness, beautiful design specs and incredible power. They really are a thing of beauty. However, due to their unique design and specialized features, it can be difficult and expensive to repair, replace or upgrade a Mac computer or MacBook laptop’s hard drive. Luckily, the highly trained professionals at Experimac stand out from the rest and will happily repair, replace or upgrade the hard drive in your Mac computer or MacBook laptop. From its hard drive to its screen, we are equipped to handle a large variety of repairs.

It’s important to keep in mind that Apple computers and other computer repair shops consider any devices more than 5 years old to be vintage. Experimac will gladly work on your vintage Mac computer or MacBook laptop despite the fact that Apple and many other computer repair shops will not.

Many repair shops also choose not to guarantee their work and may even try to convince you to just buy a new computer. We know that Mac computers hold their value, and for good reason. They are durable computers that stand the test of time and are a good investment so we will perform a thorough evaluation before making our recommendation. We value Mac computers and MacBook laptops, and we specialize in fixing Apple products. We will be honest when fixing your computer and should your computer need a hard drive replacement or upgrade, we offer incredibly low prices in addition to offering a 90-day Experisure guarantee on all of our services and products.

Let us know if we can help you with a hard drive repair, replacement or upgrade on your Mac computer or MacBook laptop. Call us and speak to our friendly sales staff, or stop by an Experimac location today.

Where to Go to Repair Vintage Apple® Computers: Experience the Experimac Difference

Where to Get Your Vintage Apple Computer Repaired in Asheville

When you think of vintage, you might think of something that has been around for twenty or thirty years. But in the world of technology, vintage has a very different meaning. An Apple computer is considered vintage or obsolete if it is just 5 years old. After this amount of time, Apple Inc. stops production of the product and all its components, and no longer provides any repair services for it. So what is a “vintage” Mac® computer owner to do when that machine needs a repair or upgrade? Are you expected to give up on it and just buy a new one? Most people can’t afford to do that.

This is when you turn to the trusted computer repair experts at Experimac of Asheville. At Experimac, we continue to provide repairs and upgrades on Mac computers that Apple Inc. no longer services. We know that even if your computer has been deemed obsolete, it still has a lot of life left in it, and we will work with you to get it functioning like new. When you bring your vintage computer into our store, our Experimac experts will run a thorough diagnostic check of your machine to determine what repairs it needs, or discuss options for upgrades with you. We will work within a reasonable time frame to have your computer up and running like new, and in some cases it may even be ready that same day or hour.

At Experimac, we are also proud to offer a 90-day warranty on all product repairs. That means that if you bring your computer home and something doesn’t work, we will repair or replace the damaged part at no cost to you.

If you have a vintage Mac computer, don’t give up on it just because Apple Inc. no longer services it. Bring it in to your local Experimac of Asheville today, your trusted source for vintage Apple computer repairs and upgrades.

Where To Buy Pre-Owned Apple® Products: Experience the Experimac Difference

Where to buy Pre-owned Apple products in Suwanee

Apple products are known for their usability, sleek design, and of course, their hefty price tags. This is why buying a pre-owned Apple product can be a great option. However, finding a trustworthy source of previously owned Apple products can be a difficult task, as not all resellers are the same or offer warranties on pre-owned products.

At Experimac of Suwanee, we are experts in the field of Apple repairs and offer a 90-day warranty on all our pre-owned products. Every pre-owned Mac® computer, iPhone® device, or iPad® tablet that comes to Experimac goes through a rigorous refurbishing process. Our products are thoroughly analyzed, cleaned, and inspected, and only products that meet our high standards will be made available to consumers. When you buy from Experimac, you can feel confident you are receiving only the highest quality pre-owned product that functions like new.

We also know that buying pre-owned products of any kind can be risky so at Experimac of Suwanee we proudly offer a 90-day warranty on all pre-owned Apple products. This means that if something breaks or is not working properly on the device you purchased, we will repair or replace the defective part at no cost to you. Other resellers often do not offer any guarantees on pre-owned products. However, at Experimac we want you to rest assured that you and your device are in good hands even after you leave our store.

Buying a pre-owned Apple product can be a difficult process. With Experimac of Suwanee’s inventory of high quality pre-owned products and our 90-day warranty, it doesn’t have to be. If you are in the market for a pre-owned Apple device, try stopping in at Experimac today and experience the Experimac difference.

Where To Buy Pre-Owned Apple® Products: Experience the Experimac Difference

Where to buy Pre-owned Apple products in Cherry Hill

Apple products are known for their usability, sleek design, and of course, their hefty price tags. This is why buying a pre-owned Apple product can be a great option. However, finding a trustworthy source of previously owned Apple products can be a difficult task, as not all resellers are the same or offer warranties on pre-owned products.

At Experimac of Cherry Hill, we are experts in the field of Apple repairs and offer a 90-day warranty on all our pre-owned products. Every pre-owned Mac® computer, iPhone® device, or iPad® tablet that comes to Experimac goes through a rigorous refurbishing process. Our products are thoroughly analyzed, cleaned, and inspected, and only products that meet our high standards will be made available to consumers. When you buy from Experimac, you can feel confident you are receiving only the highest quality pre-owned product that functions like new.

We also know that buying pre-owned products of any kind can be risky so at Experimac of Cherry Hill we proudly offer a 90-day warranty on all pre-owned Apple products. This means that if something breaks or is not working properly on the device you purchased, we will repair or replace the defective part at no cost to you. Other resellers often do not offer any guarantees on pre-owned products. However, at Experimac we want you to rest assured that you and your device are in good hands even after you leave our store.

Buying a pre-owned Apple product can be a difficult process. With Experimac of Cherry Hill’s inventory of high quality pre-owned products and our 90-day warranty, it doesn’t have to be. If you are in the market for a pre-owned Apple device, try stopping in at Experimac today and experience the Experimac difference.

Where To Buy Pre-Owned Apple® Products: Experience the Experimac Difference

Where to buy Pre-owned Apple products in Frisco

Apple products are known for their usability, sleek design, and of course, their hefty price tags. This is why buying a pre-owned Apple product can be a great option. However, finding a trustworthy source of previously owned Apple products can be a difficult task, as not all resellers are the same or offer warranties on pre-owned products.

At Experimac of Frisco, we are experts in the field of Apple repairs and offer a 90-day warranty on all our pre-owned products. Every pre-owned Mac® computer, iPhone® device, or iPad®tablet that comes to Experimac goes through a rigorous refurbishing process. Our products are thoroughly analyzed, cleaned, and inspected, and only products that meet our high standards will be made available to consumers. When you buy from Experimac, you can feel confident you are receiving only the highest quality pre-owned product that functions like new.

We also know that buying pre-owned products of any kind can be risky so at Experimac of Frisco we proudly offer a 90-day warranty on all pre-owned Apple products. This means that if something breaks or is not working properly on the device you purchased, we will repair or replace the defective part at no cost to you. Other resellers often do not offer any guarantees on pre-owned products. However, at Experimac we want you to rest assured that you and your device are in good hands even after you leave our store.

Buying a pre-owned Apple product can be a difficult process. With Experimac of Frisco’s inventory of high quality pre-owned products and our 90-day warranty, it doesn’t have to be. If you are in the market for a pre-owned Apple device, try stopping in at Experimac today and experience the Experimac difference.

What to Do if Your iPhone® Device or iPad® Tablet’s Home Button is Not Working: Contact Experimac Houston

Have you ever experienced the Home button on your iPhone device or iPad tablet not working? Processing delays and lags can cause unresponsive behavior, leading to several unsuccessful attempts to return to the Home screen. If you’re trying to get a quick glance at a map or switch over to read a text message and your controls are not registering input, properly, it might be time to recalibrate your device. Our expert technicians here at Experimac of Houston are eager to help you solve this problem.

Hardware Repair or Software Workaround

The extent of the problem may require hardware repairs from a local repair shop like Experimac of Houston. Trying to repair the hardware yourself can be tricky, and can sometimes complicate the situation further.

An interesting software workaround is based on an iOS® software feature that steps in to help when hardware buttons stop working. The switch to activate the AssistiveTouch® feature is located in your settings.

(General -> Accessibility -> Interaction -> AssistiveTouch)

Recalibrating Your iPhone Device or iPad Tablet

If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person, follow these simple steps below to resolve an unresponsive Home button issue.

  • Launch any iOS app that comes pre-installed on your device (i.e. weather).
  • Press and hold down the Power button on the top right of your device until the “slide to power off” message appears on the screen.
  • Releasing the power button, press and hold the Home button until the “slide to power off” message disappears from the screen.

Process complete! The Home button should be functioning normally now.

Oscillating between whether or not to fix this problem or locate a local Apple® technician? There’s a better option! Experimac of Houston is here for those who prefer a little assistance and an expert’s touch. Bringing in your iPhone device or iPad tablet today can make all the difference in getting a quick repair at an affordable repair cost versus having to replace your device, entirely.