Apple

I grew up using Windows and Linux, but about a decade ago I made the switch to a Mac and have never looked back. I own almost every product Apple sells, and I share my experience, reviews, lessons learned and troubleshooting tips on this blog.

Blvckbydesign - Ultra-thin MacBook Pro Case

BlvckbyDesign – Matte Black MacBook Pro Case Review

I have never used a case for my MacBooks until BlvckbyDesign reached out to me and asked if I wanted to test their new, ultra-thin matte black MacBook Pro case. I agreed and had used their protective plastic shell for the past few weeks. BlvckbyDesign has created a slick MacBook Pro case that offers outstanding …

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

The Fastest Way To Charge An iPhone (And Android)

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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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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HomeKit Light Switches and Dimmers Review

HomeKit Light Switches & Dimmers – Review

For this article, I have reviewed the best Apple HomeKit-compatible light & dimmer switches. Since I didn’t want to compare apples with oranges, I have separated the review into two sections, starting with HomeKit Light Switches, and followed by HomeKit Dimmers. Reviewed HomeKit Light Switches Product ecobee Switch+ Amazon Eve Light Switch Amazon Leviton Decora …

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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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The Best Leather Bands for the Apple Watch

Apple Watch Leather Cuff and Band Review

One of the benefits of the Apple Watch is that you can change its appearance by swapping out the watch band. Apple-branded leather bands are relatively expensive but, these days, there are numerous third-party manufacturers producing premium Apple Watch leather cuffs. I have reviewed the top seven brands and their Apple Watch leather straps. Reviewed …

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Review of the best Apple Watch Bands for Working Out

Apple Watch Sport Bands Review and third-party alternatives

The Apple Watch is an excellent fitness tracker and workout companion, and for this article, I have reviewed some of the best Apple Watch Sport bands for working out, including my favorite watch bands from Apple, Meridio, Monowear, Nomad, and Twelve South. I have been a satisfied Apple Watch owner since I bought one in …

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Dropbox vs. iCloud Drive

Dropbox vs. iCloud – Comparison of Cloud Storage Solutions

Dropbox is without a doubt the leading cloud storage service. No other solution, including Apple’s iCloud, has come close to what Dropbox has to offer. But with the release of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, Apple has made significant improvements to iCloud Drive. In this article, I will compare Dropbox vs. iCloud Drive and share with …

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Why Apple shows a strange location for a two-factor login confirmation

Apple Two-Factor Authentication Shows Strange Location

If you use Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA), you may have noticed that macOS and iOS sometimes show you a strange location when signing in using your Apple ID from a new device or browser. In my case, the location alert dialog always shows Wallingford, CT instead of Atlanta, GA. So I did some research to find …

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

How to Use The 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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Tidy up your desk with HiRise 2 and BackPack by Twelve South

Tidy up your desk with HiRise 2 and BackPack by Twelve South

Despite best efforts, my desk has a natural tendency to get cluttered. Some of it is just temporary, like a new gadget I am reviewing. Other clutter is longer-lived and thus harder to get rid of. In this article, I will show how I uncluttered my desk from cables and self-adhesive strips with products from …

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