Chris BarylickMacworld

Chris Barylick is an Apple-Certified Macintosh Technician living in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his 25 years of tinkering with Macs, he has accidentally lit two (and counting) hard drives on fire. He also wouldn't mind being Gonzo the Muppet when he finally grows up.

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The Jackbox Party Pack 3 review: A modern-day ‘You Don’t Know Jack’

Slick graphics, great music, and a playful host pull you into this set of party games.

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SimCity: Complete Edition review: Be mayor and build your city from the ground up

This edition of the city simulator for the Mac includes previously-released expansion packs.

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Civilization VI review: World domination on your Mac

Turn-based strategy game is the best of the Civilization series.

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens review: New elements give a familiar formula replay value

If you've played Lego games before, you'll get the hang of this one quickly.

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Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic review: Amusement park simulator a ton of fun on iOS

For die-hard fans of Roller Coaster Tycoon, the classic has returned. And it’s good.

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World of Warcraft: Legion review: The excitement returns in this online role-playing game

For the first time in several World of Warcraft expansions Blizzard is flexing its world-creation and storytelling muscles.

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Day of the Tentacle Remastered review: LucasArts classic makes a comeback on iOS

If you have any doubts as to the conversion of this classic DOS game to iOS, you needn’t worry.

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MiniTool Data Mac Recovery 3.0 review: Tool with unique features, UI quirks

This program offers some powerful new features to the usual mix of data recovery programs.

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Data Rescue One review: Harvest data from a failing hard drive

Data Rescue One bundles the Data Rescue software with a storage device for file recovery.

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CleanMyMac 3 review: Make more room on your crowded hard drive

Is your Mac's storage device getting full? CleanMyMac can help reclaim gigabyte's worth of space.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: Why it's essential to build a referral network

You can't do every job yourself, and it doesn't help your clients to pretend that you can.

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Data Rescue 4.1 review: Same solid data recovery and a new BootWell feature

Prosoft's data recovery software works as well as ever, while letting you create a bootable partition for emergencies.

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Advice from an Apple tech: How to recover a mangled Windows drive with OS X

Chris Barylick had a problem: He'd inadvertently dropped his sister's PC laptop on the floor, munging its hard drive. Turns out his Mac was the best tool for fixing it.

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Internet sharing: The secret weapon in troubleshooting someone else's Mac

It's not the flashiest feature in OS X, but sharing your MacBook's Internet connection can be a life-saver when you're trying to fix a machine that can't get online by itself.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: The Great Upgrade Freakout (and how to deal with it)

Client freaking out because you're going to upgrade their computer and disrupt the way things are done? Here's how to talk your client off the ledge.