Introducing MacIssues: troubleshooting, how-to, and repair info for Mac users
MacIssues is currently being set up, and is intended to be an ongoing source for troubleshooting and generally using your Mac, following the closure of MacFixIt by CNET. The content will include latest news about updates, problems, and solutions to common problems.
This site will be primarily a blog, with separate sections outlining how-to and troubleshooting for various features of OS X. For some articles, these may include video step-by-step instructions.
Lastly, this site is intended to be a community effort, so if you have a hint, fix, tip, or other suggestion, please send them in using the suggestions box.
This should be very useful. Thank you for stepping up to the plate that CNET dropped!
Thanks! I hope it is for folks. The site still has some quirks (e.g., this posting needed moderation, but I changed that setting), so hopefully they will be minimal and ironed out soon.
Congratulations Topher. This is a bold and exciting step to take. I am most impressed by the new website, it’s content, clarity and ease of use. The contact panel actually works too, which it never seemed to on CNET. We Mac users owe it to you to spread the word as you follow in the footsteps of the famous Ted Landau. I find CNET is too PC oriented and it is great to have our own MAC ONLY site again.
I run a small unofficial Mac User Group in Australia, http://www.hbmug.com and I am encouraging all my members to follow and support Topher on this venture.
Good luck and I hope it will prove to be very successful .
MacFixIt —> MacIssues: only a name change, after all – everything else should remain as good as before, hopefully…
Thanks for keeping it going!
Toph! I went to the normal link like I do every morning (http://reviews.cnet.com/macfixit/) and wound up redirected to some cnet crapola. Is this where to find you now? Is it over with PC-Cnet?
Found you again, Topher. And then Cnet had to nerve to ask me what I found about their site shake-up…
They asked me, too – and I told them what I thought, which is how stupid they are. Hope they get a lot of feedback like that.
Welcome back Topher. I found your site through devious means, but I am not sure how others can find it. Doing a search for MacFixit shows MacRumors has an article about it. I have posted there to try to direct others to your web page.
Your articles are invaluable to me and others like me.
I’ve followed you forever on MacFixit, probably amassed 100 or more links or comments on my blog to articles you wrote there. Will follow you here too, and recommend EVERYBODY follow suit. Nobody, no corporation can match the writing style and deep knowledge you’ve got. Keep it up!
What happened? Why did CNET drop it?
Anyway, this site is now my new homepage – eat that CNET!
Hopefully this will be the new MacFixit as it used to be before CNET:-)
Good luck and let’s spread the word!
No, they murdered it.
Best of luck with this venture!
Glad to see you here, and frankly, with all the CNET trolls ruining every MacFixit post, I’m happy to see you move on. I can barely take that place any longer so I hope that things are more Mac-centric here away from the clowns. Good luck TK – I’ve been a supporter for a long time and I’m glad you got a new home.
PS – I see some people here I know from other places!
Good, excellent, congrats, Topher. Now, could I ask you for two things:
1. enter the date of a new post inside of its page, not only in the listings — maybe not useful right now, but in a year or two…
2. specify which version of OSX the contents of a post apply or don’t apply to, if you know it — would save some time for those who use “antiquated” systems.
Thanks. I will take a look at getting the first one into the postings, and the second one where applicable.
Thanks Topher for all those years of service helping us out. Can’t count the number of times you’ve bailed me out!
You have helped me many times, Topher. Thank you for continuing with this site – glad you’re now out of the CNET prison. Hope you can get the MacFixIt archives. All the best!
Yeah, that would be great to have the MacFixit archives!
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Looking forward to your usual valuable comments and help. Good luck with the new site.
Delighted to read your plans. One suggestion: please date your posts. Long live the ghost of MacFixit.
Best of luck to you Topher in this endeavor!
Spent a couple of days wondering what happened to you. Glad to have found you. Replacing macfixit with macissues in my bookmarks favorites bar.
Thank you Topher- I’ve been a daily reader of MacFixit since early Ted Landau days, and you did a great job with it since. MacIssues is my new go to morning coffee read!
As an old time Mac user I still find useful hints in your posts ever so often. Glad you did not vanish from earth and space, now that CNET has vanished from my bookmarks. Thank you, Topher, and keep up the good work.
Thanks to you, Kupe, NYMike, and others above for your supportive comments.
YVW Topher. And how crazy is this? Despite C/NET having killed MacFixit, I don’t have the heart to delete MacFixit from my Favorites bar. It’s been there since OS-lord-knows-when LOL! I don’t think I’d recognize my own computer without it there.
Just bookmark MacIssues and then go back in and rename it MacFixit in your Favorites bar;-)
LOL great suggestion DarkDreamer! Done!
I have been following Macfixit before it went to the evil empire, and I’ll continue to follow it here. Keep it up Topher!
As Arnold so often said in his movies, ” I’LL BE BACK”
I also agree CNET was so often focused on MicroSoft operated machines which yes indeed is the bulk of home computers sort of like Lada’s when it comes to cheap cars.
In the end you STILL get what you pay for!
thanks goodness you’ve picked up where MacFixit left off — I have found your site to be extremely helpful for the past several years, especially when I was running a computer lab. Welcome back and thanks!
I’m glad you didn’t let CNET drive you away!
Thank you for your picking up with MacIssues! Great resource.
You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy the site. I’m working on how best to organize the how-to and Troubleshooting sections, but will be continuing regular blog content.
Out with the CNET bookmark, in with the Macissues.com bookmark. Finally, I can shake the dust of CNET from my sandals. I’m strangely happy with you being divorced from CNET, as opposed to the horror I had when they purchased TechTracker. (Macupdate.com replaced THAT particular bookmark, FWIW).
Sending much Aloha and Mahalo
I remember, not too long ago, someone posted in the “Comments” section “We need to find Topher a better…” All I remember at this point, but it seems to have come to pass.
Link here from one Ted Landay posted on his “site.”
In my SeaMonkey browser, I still have about a half-dozen tabs linked to specific subjects. Guess I should print them out and close the book.
I’ve been a grateful reader of your articles for the last couple of years. I was rather stunned to see that macfixit was gone. But I’m relieved to see you are continuing the good work on your own. Good luck man! And thanks!
Words of encouragement circulating around the community:
Because CNET is to websites what Microshaft is to software!
They destroy everything they touch….
I was upset when I noticed CNET had dropped macfixit. Now I am happy to see that you continue troubleshooting on your own site. Thanks, Topher, for all the valuable help in the past years and good luck for all the years to come.
Thank you for prevailing Topher. I’ve been relying on your helpful hints for years.
Apple should be supporting your valuable site.
I’m sure glad to see you starting up this site. There are many more posts than we were getting via CNET. Will you have a means of searching for articles? Too much information for one session but certain info will be useful in the future; and a way of locating it would be useful.
Thank you for launching macissues.com, Topher. I came to rely on MacFixit over my 10 years of Mac ownership and was sorry to see its demise. I wish you luck with the new blog.
Bravo and thanks for your years of service to the mac community. As they said in a famous baseball movie once, “If you build it they will come”.
I ASKED IT A QUESTION BUT NO ANSWER.YET?
I replied to your question via e-mail. You should have this reply in your inbox, or perhaps your junk mail folder.
I was hoping everything was OK with you after missing your CNET stuff. Found you again and wish you All The Best with your new site.
Thanks! I’m glad you found the site. I’m hoping to bring at least what I was able to do at CNET to this site (and perhaps more), but we will see. It’s a work-in-progress, but will likely always have the same blog atmosphere.
I am so glad I have found this site. I very much miss macfixit as the cnet site is rubbish.
Thanks from a mac user in England
thanks topher for keeping the macfixit flame alive! and, this
layout looks great
That explains it! I wondered why we hadn’t seen your posts for a while! Funny, now I have NO reason to read anything on CNET. Glad I found you again!! You’re a genius (no pun intended!).
Good luck – I missed the original MacFixit very much & there’s a real need for a site like this.
Thanks! Things are picking up here, and I hope it will become all that MacFixIt was, and more.
Is there an RSS feed ?
Yes there is an RSS feed. You can click the orange box that represents it in the “Subscribe and Follow” sidebar section, but the link to it is also here: https://macissues.com/feed/
I like this site! Thanks for continuing MacFixIt.