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  • About David

    About David

    My name is David and I’m a Certified Apple Technician based in Portland, OR. Working at Apple Retail for over seven years has taught me a great deal about excellent customer service and support.

    As a Lead Genius, I was inspired to help customers on a whole other level. I realized that users needed more time and attention than a 15 minute appointment could ever offer. My service goes beyond the Genius Bar to where you need it the most, in your home or office.

    Consider me your own personal “Genie-us” and let me know how I can help!

(503) 567-9858 | david@macawish.com
Proudly Serving the Greater Portland OR Area: Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, and Surrounding.
On-Site - At Home - In Office - Nationwide Remote Support
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, iPad, iPhone




It’s of the UTMOST importance that you have a backup copy of all of your priceless data such as family pictures and videos. I will help you get an easy plan in place and set you up for automatic backups so you don’t have to think about it.

Network and Printer Setup

Network and Printer Setup

Need help optimizing your wireless network? Do you need more range? Are you having trouble getting your printer to talk to your computers? I can help network your printer so that it can be shared by all the computers and iPhones/iPads in the house.

Contacts and Calendar Sync

Contacts and Calendar Sync

I can help set up your calendar and contacts to sync between all of your devices. I can also help resolve issues with Duplicate contacts, contacts NOT syncing, etc. If you’re not happy with your current situation, I can help come up with a better plan and get it all working for you.

Data Transfer and File Organization

Data Transfer and File Organization

Switching from PC to Mac? Buying a NEW Mac? Need your Data transferred? Is your computer getting out of control? I can help you quickly organizes your files and set up a system to keep you organized. I will show you some helpful tips on how to find things quicker. A cleaner space allows for more productive time.

Troubleshooting & Upgrades

Troubleshooting & Upgrades

Is your mac running slow? Are you running out of space? No need to buy a whole new computer when you can just upgrade your speed and storage and get more life out of your current computer. I am a Certified Apple Technician and have worked on almost every kind of Mac product. You’re in good hands. I can also help you with upgrading your Operating System and troubleshoot any other problems you may be having. I can help you find solutions to Email problems, Contacts problems, Syncing Issues, Printer Problems, Home Network problems, etc. I can give you advice on how to make everything work better. Need advice on what computer you should buy? Let me know.. I can help you find the right one without bias.



Learn the basics of your mac, from the beginning, to more advanced tips and tricks. I am patient and can work with a wide variety of learning styles. I can teach you various shortcuts and cool tricks you may not know which will help change the way you use your computer and how effective you use your computer. I am well versed in many of the common programs used in your Apple Products. iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, Photoshop. I’m also an experienced Musician, Songwriter and Producer and have years of experience working with programs such as Pro Tools, Logic and Digital Performer.


Continuing issues with Apple Mail and Mavericks. Manual Workaround

Ever since OS X Mavericks was released, some customers using the built-in Mail.app application have repeatedly had issues retrieving new mail messages, deleting or moving messages, and more. Some of the problems were fixed in an update released back in November, and then in OS X 10.9.1, but for some, the issues retrieving new messages persist. Some users(...)

How to Fix Randomly Disconnecting Bluetooth Keyboards and Devices

http://osxdaily.com/2013/05/06/fix-bluetooth-device-disconnecting/   Bluetooth devices are usually extremely reliable, but every once in a while something can start acting up and either lose it’s connection with the Mac completely, or suddenly develop a flaky connection. With something like the Apple Wireless Keyboard, a Magic Trackpad, or a Magic Mouse, it’s fairly obvious when something is going(...)

Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner!!

ANGIE’S List SUPER SERVICE AWARD WINNER 2012!! After receiving RAVE reviews and an A+ rating. Mac a Wish earns the prestigious Angie’s List SUPER SERVICE award for 2012! Angie’s list is a trusted source for reviews and referrals on GREAT local businesses. The track record has been proven. If you’re looking for quality computer consulting(...)

Study finds Apple iPhone to be the most reliable.

FixYa, a site that provides consumer generated troubleshooting tips, today released a “Smartphone Reliability Report” that compares user complaints on smartphones from Apple (iPhone), Samsung (Galaxy), Nokia (Lumia), and Motorola (Droid). Based on the reported problems, which come from a database of 30 million users, FixYa assigned a dependability score to each manufacturer. According to(...)

What People are Saying

David helped me organize my macbook pro setup and more importantly taught me how to use it more efficiently. He puts you in the drivers seat to learn by application and is very resourceful. When it comes to managing your time and how to use your own tools, his consulting is money well spent!

Michael T.

If anyone needs help with their Mac, David is your man. Not only is he friendly, very smart, and easy to work with but he’s fast and really knows his “stuff”. He was the lead Genius at the Apple store, so you know he’s good. He can even go remote work if you need help and you can watch him work his magic on your computer. My company will be using him whenever we have any questions or trouble with any Mac product we have. I give him two thumbs up and five stars. He’s worth every penny.

Todd H.

David is the real deal. He made it possible for me to send this review. Very knowledgeable, professional and patient. David was able to trouble shoot and solve all of my network problems. I called him this morning in a panic and he was able to squeeze me in as the last appointment of his day. Give him a call and save yourself the stress. Worth every dime.

Lori H.

Been a Mac man ever since 1993 (true!) and have had only a couple “emergencies” in that time.  Yesterday was a doozy.  My Mac Mail program lost all my email accounts and all of my correspondence, etc.  I have a big event coming up this weekend and I was in a panic!!  I contacted David Thiele of “Mac-A-Wish” and, by using a remote program, he restored my accounts, cleaned up corrupted files and got back ALL of my correspondence…within an hour!  I was amazed!  Now, he’s coming to my office next week to upgrade my machine to Snow Leopard.  Bottom line, he saved me and my business.  I can’t say enough about David, his people skills (he calmed me down immediately), his knowledge of Mac computers and programs.  AND, his prices are better than anyone out there!

I strongly recommend David Thiele and his Mac-A-Wish business.  I also recommend storing his contact info in your address book.  You never know when mayhem will strike!  Thanks David….

Brent H.
Hollywood Media Executive

I found David through Craigslist. He just spent two hours cleaning up 4 years of accrued glitches and problems. He’s really smart and very savvy about Macs. When we were looking for internal hard drives for my Mac Pro, he knew that there had been flooding in the country where they were manufactured and that it had caused a temporary shortage, and said I should wait for a while and prices should go down. So, that was really helpful, and he didn’t even need to tell me that. From now on, he’s my go to guy for all my Macs.

Cheryl H.