Friendly Techie

Owner: Timothy Barker. The Friendly Techie, Tim, has been using and tinkering with Macs for over 20 years. Tim’s passion for the Mac platform started in 1990 when he first entered his college “Mac Lab” and experienced the intuitive Macintosh Classic. Since then, he has been a Mac fan and advocate, continuing to learn about and experiment with Apple technology. Tim is a member of the Apple Consultants Network and has earned the following Apple technology certifications:

  • Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.7, 10.8
  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.7, 10.8
  • Apple Certified Associate – Mac Integration 10.7, 10.8
  • Apple Mobility Technical Competency
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)


Monday – Friday:  6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: 319-435-TECH

Best Buy and Geek Squad


Phone. (319) 625-2900

Notes. On-site or in store support available. Rates are fairly reasonable.


Mac Doctor, The

Address: 2227 Palmer Circle, Iowa City, IA 52240

Contact: Scott Nelson, Ph.D. (owner)



Phone: (877) 780-5550 toll free, or (319) 354-7447


Technology Associates

Address: 702 South Gilbert Street Suite 110, Iowa City, IA 52240-1738


Phone: (319) 338-3735

Rate: $60/hour in office or $90/hour on-site (as of 20110927tu)


“I’ve known about Technology Associates for over 10 years. They are excellent with Apple computer support and are also an HP Authorized repair provider.” – Greg Johnson (20080127su1654) – Greg Johnson

Phone: (319) 621-4911


Address: PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717

Clients world-wide. On-site service is focused on the downtown Iowa City area and a 2-mile radius. Carry-in service available by appointment only. Serving Iowa City since 1983.

University of Iowa – Bookstore & Tech Connection

Phone: (319) 335-3179

Hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM – 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday Noon – 5PM

Social: Facebook, Twitter

Location: Centrally located in the University Capital Center, 201 Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa.


Vortex Business Solutions

Contact: Jonathan Sabin
Notes: “I’m very impressed with Jonathan’s intuitive sense and ability to quickly identify problems. He’s not only good with computers, but good with people as well.” – Greg Johnson (20070404we1600)
Phone: (319) 621-0191