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AirPlay Video Streaming Slow and Jerky feature

AirPlay Mirroring Slow? None of the “Fixes” Work?

If you are having issues streaming videos via AirPlay to your Apple TV and none of the other fixes have worked, I might have a solution for you.

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The fastest way to charge an iPhone Xs (and others)

The fastest way to charge an iPhone Xs (and others)

Despite the proliferation of wireless charging technology, you’ve probably realized by now that wireless charging is slower than using a regular cable. But even when using a cord, there are significant differences in charging speeds, depending on the power adapter you use. In this review, I’ll answer the question: What is the fastest way to […]

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Meridio Genuine Leather Cases - Dark Brown

Top 7 Genuine Leather Cases for iPhone Xs

The iPhone Xs looks arguably best without a case. Unfortunately, its glass body makes it slippery and increases the risk of accidental drops. Plus, Apple’s top-of-the-line smartphone is incredibly expensive, and that’s why most users slap on a case that helps protect it. I think a device like the iPhone demands a case of comparable […]

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the best leather wallet cases for iphone xs

Top 3 Leather Wallet Cases for iPhone Xs

Folio or wallet cases feature slots and sleeves for credit cards and paper money. As a result, they can replace your wallet and free up space in your pocket or purse. Here is a roundup of the best leather wallet cases for iPhone Xs that I have tested. You might also be interested in my […]

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Wooden iPhone & Apple Watch Stand by Yohann

Wooden iPhone & Apple Watch Charging Stand by Yohann

Yohann, a Swiss manufacturer of premium stands and docks for Apple devices, has released a beautifully crafted wooden iPhone & Apple Watch charging stand with extra room for jewelry or your AirPods. Some readers of my blog might remember that I reviewed Yohann before when the company released its first product, an innovative iPad stand. […]

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iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X

iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X – Full Comparison of All Models

On 9/12 Apple announced its 2018 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr. If you are planning on buying a new iPhone or upgrading an existing one, this article will help you to make an informed purchase decision by comparing the iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X and other models. For […]

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The Best Wireless Chargers for your iPhone or Android Phone

The Best Wireless Chargers for your iPhone or Android Devices

Keep your iPhone and Android phones juiced up with the best wireless Qi chargers. Plus, continue reading to learn more about the pros and cons of wireless charging and the benefits of fast charging. To learn more about the fastest way to charge an iPhone (hint: it’s not wireless), check out my YouTube video. Best Wireless […]

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5 Simple steps to fix email problems on Mac and iPhone

5 Simple Steps to Fix Email Problems on Your Mac or iPhone

Here are five simple steps you can take if you are unable to send emails, if you are unable to receive emails, or if you are unable to delete emails on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Even though I am using macOS and iOS as examples, you can apply most of the solutions I describe in this article […]

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iPhone X cases review - Comparison of Top 12 Cases

Best Protective Cases for iPhone Xs and iPhone X

The iPhone looks and feels best without a case. But Apple’s latest iPhone is expensive, and most of us use a protective case to prevent scratches and dents. I have tested the best protective cases for iPhone Xs and iPhone X to help you find the perfect accessory for your device. While this review focuses […]

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In-Depth Review And Comparison Of The IPhone X Vs. IPhone 7 Plus

iPhone X vs. iPhone 7 Plus Review & Comparison

In 2017 I upgraded my iPhone 7 Plus to the iPhone X. In this iPhone X review, I will provide an in-depth comparison of the iPhone X vs. iPhone 7 Plus. Additionally, I will show you what changes Apple introduced in iOS 11 for the iPhone X. If you are interested in learning how the iPhone X compares to […]

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iOS 11 - How to use the new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in Control Center

iOS 11 – How to use the new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in Control Center

With iOS 11, Apple brought much-needed updates to the Control Center. While most toggles are relatively self-explanatory, you may be surprised to learn how the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggle work. In this article, I will explain how to use the Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Cellular Data toggles. Airplane Mode Airplane Mode works as you would […]

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How to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using iFont

How to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using iFont

Have you ever noticed that “missing font” warning when you opened a document or spreadsheet on your iOS device that was created on a Mac or Windows machine? In this article, I will show you how to fix that problem and how to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using a free app called iFont. […]

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How to: iPhone 7 soft reset with two buttons

iPhone 7 Soft-reset How-to

iPhone 7 soft-reset: Hold the LOCK and VOLUME DOWN button until you see the Apple logo. Then release the two buttons and let the iPhone boot up.

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iCloud Photo Library: Do not delete photos from an iPhone to free up space

iCloud Photo Library & iPhone Storage Space

Be careful when deleting photos or videos on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iCloud web app if you use iCloud Photo Library. Doing so may permanently remove the deleted photos from all devices. Plus, it is not even necessary in most cases as both iOS and macOS can automatically manage storage space allocated to photos. […]

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iPhone activation lock fix: Apple ID cannot be used to unlock this iPhone

iPhone Activation Lock Fix: Apple ID cannot be used to unlock this iPhone

A while ago, while restoring an old iPhone, I realized that it was locked to someone else’s Apple ID via the iPhone / iCloud Activation Lock. In this article, I will explain how to get past the “Apple ID cannot be used to unlock this iPhone” error message. iPhone / iCloud Activation Lock The iPhone Activation Lock […]

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Is the iPhone 7 Waterproof or water-resistant?

The iPhone 7 is IP67 water-resistant but not water-proof. That means you can submerge the device underwater for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

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Print to PDF in iOS

How to print to PDF in iOS without a third-party app

As part of my paperless workflow, I save a lot of documents in PDF format. Some applications don’t support “save to PDF,” but fortunately, macOS has a “print to PDF” feature that works system-wide and in any application. In this article, I will show you how to print to PDF in iOS 9 or newer using […]

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Portrait Mode makes the iPhone 7 Plus worth it

Portrait Mode makes the iPhone 7 Plus worth it

Is the iPhone 7 Plus worth it is a question I have been asked a lot. In my opinion, if the iPhone 7 Plus only had a new camera system and Portrait Mode but no other new features, it would be worth it. I upgraded from an iPhone 6s Plus and didn’t regret it. As […]

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iOS Tips: How to Quickly Select Multiple Photos

In this post I’ll explain how to quickly select multiple photos from the Photos app in iOS using a simple swipe gesture. iOS Tips is a new category on my blog featuring little tips and tricks to make your life with iOS easier. The best camera is the one you have with you. That certainly applies […]

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Explained: iCloud Mail Aliases and Calendar Invitations

In this post I’ll explain how iCloud Mail Aliases influence the way the Calendar app handles invitations on iOS. The other day my wife and her good friend Yeni were planning weekend activities for the kids and invited each other to certain events using Apple’s iOS Calendar app on their iPhones. Some of the invitations […]

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How to Move Contacts from On My iPhone to iCloud

In this post, I’ll describe a quick and dirty way to move contacts from the famous “On My iPhone” account to iCloud. On My iPhone I’m sure you have seen those dummy accounts called “On My iPhone” or “On My Mac” when working with Contacts, Notes or Calendars. Or maybe, you have wondered why some […]

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Wi-Fi Calling

Can’t turn on AT&T Wi-Fi Calling for Your Account?

AT&T has finally started rolling out its Wi-Fi Calling feature after having received the waiver from the FCC. Unfortunately some users get an error message saying: We can’t turn on Wi-Fi Calling for your account. Think this message is a mistake? Ask the person who can make account changes to call us. The number is […]

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iOS: How Health Prioritizes Data from Multiple Sources

Have you ever wondered how iOS and more specifically the Health app handles and prioritizes data from multiple sources? I have an Apple Watch and an iPhone and both devices, if worn or carried at the same time, record the number of steps I take, among other data. Yet, the Health app reports the number […]

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iOS automation: How to automate tasks with Workflow

iOS automation: How to automate tasks with Workflow

Workflow, a productivity app that Apple recently acquired makes iOS automation incredibly easy. In this article, I would like to share how I automate tasks and workflows with the Workflow app. One of the things I love about macOS is the ability to automate tasks, such as filing receipts. iOS was pretty limited in this […]

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Kenu Stance

Kenu Stance – Best iPhone Accessory Ever

I’m not a huge accessory fan, but from time to time I come across something that is worth writing about. The Kenu Stance (Amazon) for the iPhone (now also available for Android and Windows phones) is one such accessory. The Kenu Stance is a super versatile mini tripod that plugs into the lightning port of the […]

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Fake missed FaceTime call notifications

Fake missed FaceTime call notifications

A potential bug in early versions of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 causes the appearance of fake missed FaceTime call notifications. I noticed that first when missed call notifications from my colleague Anne Marie appeared on my iPhone. Upon returning the call, she told me that she never called. I was puzzled but didn’t think […]

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Major Bluetooth audio issues between iPhone and BMW and no CarPlay

BMW | iPhone Bluetooth Audio Issues

BMW Bluetooth audio issues, such as random disconnects are affecting many users, making it difficult or impossible to stream audio (music) or to make phone calls. The good news is, you are not alone. The bad news is, there is no fix other than buying a car that has Apple CarPlay. BMW makes great cars, but they […]

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