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Review: Kanex GoPower USB-C portable battery pack for 12-inch MacBook

The Kanex GoPower USB-C portable battery pack is a slick, lightweight and versatile companion for the 12-inch MacBook and other USB-C equipped devices. As a bonus, it can charge a MacBook and a phone simultaneously. I usually travel light and with the least amount of gadgets in my backpack. That was one…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

Review: HomeKit enabled smoke alarm from First Alert

First Alert recently released Onelink; an Apple HomeKit enabled smoke alarm. I took that as an opportunity to get my feet wet with HomeKit and to start equipping our house with home automation gadgets. I reached out to First Alert, and they were so kind to send me a review unit of their HomeKit enabled…(Read More)

Review: Unique iPhone 7 leather case by Twelve South

If you are in the market for a unique iPhone 7 leather case that fits your iPhone like a second skin, the RelaxedLeather case by Twelve South might be for you. Why I am not a fan of cases I am usually an opponent of iPhone cases and screen protectors for the following reasons: I…(Read More)

How to: iPhone 7 soft reset with two buttons

Apple has changed how the two-button soft reset works on the iPhone 7. In this article, I will explain how the iPhone 7 soft reset works using the Lock and Volume down buttons. What is a soft reset A soft reset forcefully power-cycles the iPhone and clears all memory. By doing so, you…(Read More)

How to take a screenshot on macOS and create a Dropbox link

Both OS X and macOS offer built-in commands allowing you to take screenshots of the active window, the full screen and more. In this article, we will go one step further and see how to take a screenshot on macOS and automatically create a Dropbox link from it that you can share with anybody…(Read More)

Is AmpliFi mesh networking technology better than your Wi-Fi router?

With Apple having reportedly discontinued work on its AirPort base stations, it was time to look for alternatives to the aging wireless infrastructure in my house. I wanted to find out, if new Wi-Fi Mesh networking technologies, such as the one AmpliFi provides, could replace the three Apple AirPort Extreme (AE) base stations that…(Read More)

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 top email productivity tools of the Mac: SaneBox, Mail Act-On, and MailButler are powerful email tools that boost your email productivity and let you take control of your inbox. SaneBox is a service and works with any mail client, account or operating system. Mail Act-On…(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, 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…(Read More)

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

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. In this article, I will explain how to get past the “Apple ID cannot be used to unlock this iPhone” error message. iPhone Activation Lock The iPhone Activation Lock is…(Read More)

Jetpack's Photon bad for SEO

Is Jetpack’s Photon bad for SEO

Updated on Feb 19, 2018

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)

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