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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.

Mac Not Going To Sleep? This Might Fix It!

Mac not going to sleep? This might fix it!

For the past few months, I have struggled with an issue that would prevent both my iMac and MacBook Pro from going to sleep or activating the screen saver. The fact that the display on neither of my two Macs would turn off after a set time drove me nuts, but the worst thing was …

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BlvckbyDesign – Matte Black MacBook Pro Case Review

Blvckbydesign - Ultra-thin MacBook Pro Case

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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Yohann MacBook Pro Stand Review

Yohann MacBook Pro Stand - social

Yohann makes a versatile and beautifully crafted MacBook Pro stand that has become one of my favorite accessories. Before cloud storage became a thing, having a desktop in the office and a laptop for traveling meant you had to keep your data in sync manually. As MacBook Pros became more powerful, many users abandoned their …

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The Fastest Way To Charge An iPhone (And Android)

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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Wooden iPhone & Apple Watch Charging Stand by Yohann

Wooden iPhone & Apple Watch 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 – Full Comparison of All Models

iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X

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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HomeKit Light Switches & Dimmers – Review

HomeKit Light Switches and 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 Devices

The Best Wireless Chargers for your iPhone or Android Phone

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. Download Comparison …

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Apple Watch Leather Cuff and Band Review

The Best Leather Bands for the Apple Watch

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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ZAGG Slim Book Keyboard For The iPad Pro Review

ZAGG Slim Book Wireless Keyboard

The ZAGG Slim Book is the best keyboard for the iPad Pro I have tested. In this article, I compare it to Apple’s Smart Keyboard that I had used with my 10.5-inch iPad Pro before. Shop mentioned products Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro (Amazon*) ZAGG Slim Book for iPad Pro (Amazon*) With iOS 11, …

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Dropbox vs. iCloud – Comparison of Cloud Storage Solutions

Dropbox vs. iCloud Drive

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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iPhone X vs. iPhone 7 Plus Review & Comparison

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

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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Apple Two-Factor Authentication Shows Strange Location

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

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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How to Use The 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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Apple Watch Authentication Error on T-Mobile

Apple Watch Series 3 - How to fix the authentication error on T-Mobile

I purchased my new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE on launch day, but couldn’t activate LTE on it because of an authentication error. After ten days of back and forth with T-Mobile support, I figured out a solution. In this article, I will tell you how to fix the activation error and enable LTE …

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How to Copy The Path of Any File in Finder

How to copy the path of any file or folder in Finder (macOS)

If you are working in a team that is using shared (Dropbox) folders to collaborate, it’s sometimes necessary to point team members to where they can find an individual file or folder. Instead of sending them a link that opens in a browser, I often just want to point them to a particular file they …

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This is how to change the icon of files and folders in macOS

macOS - How to change the icon of files and folders

Did you know that you can change the icon of files and folders in macOS? If you did not, in this article I will show you how it is done! Out of the box, macOS uses a generic blue icon for folders. That’s perfectly fine as you can always identify the folder by its name. …

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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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