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I am a technologist and love gadgets that add value by simplifying my life or by increasing my productivity. On this blog, I share how I use technology to improve my life and keep my personal information and most valuable data protected.

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Apple AirPods vs Bose vs Plantronics

In this AirPods review, my goal was to find out if they could replace the Bose QuietComfort 35 I use for traveling or the Plantronics Savi 745 I use in the office. After a few weeks of waiting, I finally received them in the mail and started testing them. Before I get into the comparison…(Read More)

apple mail sanebox clutter

In this article, I’ll present you my favorite email productivity apps: SaneBox, Mail Act-On, and MailButler are powerful email tools that can help boost your email productivity by spending less time processing emails. SaneBox is a service and works with any mail client, account or operating system. Mail Act-On and MailButler are…(Read More)

Google AdSense vs. Amazon Associates

I introduced ads over a year ago, with the goal to monetize my blog. It’s time to analyze what works and what doesn’t. In this article, I’ll compare Google AdSense vs. Amazon Associates and tell you which ad category has worked better for me. If well placed and curated, ads are a…(Read More)

Top 6 Tips to improve WordPress load time and speed

How to improve the performance of your WordPress blog is an often asked and discussed question. Depending on your exact circumstances, there are hundreds of right answers. In this post, I’ll share my top 6 tips to improve WordPress load time and speed based on the experience I have made with my blog. I…(Read More)

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

Be careful when deleting photos or videos on your iPhone, iPad or Mac 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 iOS manages storage space allocated to photos by itself. Continue reading to learn how that…(Read More)

Fantastical shared calendar notifications explained

Flexibit’s Fantastical is my favorite calendar application on both macOS and iOS. The app makes it incredibly easy to enter new events or reminders using natural language. The only issues I have had with the app are shared calendar notifications in the application as well as in Notification Center. Fortunately, there is a workaround…(Read More)

iOS 11 wish list - Features I hope Apple will add to the next iOS version

If Apple follows its annual release schedule for its mobile operating system, iOS, we can expect the first beta version of iOS 11 sometime this summer and a final release in fall. And while every new iOS release has brought us a wealth of new and useful features, there is plenty of room for improvement…(Read More)

How to extend the storage of your iPhone

Until recently, the base models of both the iPhone and iPad had only 16GB of storage. In this article, I’ll show you how to easily extend the storage of your iPhone or iPad using what’s called mobile memory. Apple’s storage strategy When Apple released the iPhone 7, they finally bumped up the…(Read More)

iPhone Activation Lock

Yesterday, while restoring an old iPhone 6s Plus, I realized that it was locked to someone else’s Apple ID via the iPhone Activation Lock. iPhone Activation Lock The iPhone Activation Lock is a feature that’s designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch if it’s…(Read More)

Jetpack's Photon bad for SEO

Is Jetpack’s Photon bad for SEO

Last updated on Nov 27, 2016

In this article, I’ll answer the question if Photon, the free image content delivery network (CDN) of the popular WordPress plugin Jetpack is bad for SEO. If you are reading this article, the chances are that you already know what Jetpack and Photon are. If so, you can skip the next two sections. What…(Read More)

How water-resistant is the iPhone 7?

Last updated on Mar 28, 2017

The iPhone 7 is Apple’s first water-resistant iPhone. But just how water-resistant is the iPhone 7? Apple rates the iPhone 7 as IP67, which means it can be submerged under water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. That does not make the iPhone 7 an underwater camera. I took…(Read More)

Print to PDF in iOS

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…(Read More)

Review: Wireless workout headphones for running and jogging

In this article, I’ll review my two favorite wireless workout headphones for running and jogging: the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones and the Plantronics Backbeat Fit Wireless headphones. My workout routine consists of Crossfit-type exercises or of running with the kids or alone. When I run alone, I like to listen to music. Before…(Read More)

Apple Watch battery life

Apple is working on watchOS 3.1, which is still in beta. I don’t know what changes Apple made to the new version of watchOS, but the under-the-hood changes have led to a dramatic improvement in battery life for the Apple Watch. Battery life of the Apple Watch The battery in the…(Read More)