PSA: Low Power Mode Slows Down Your iPhone

Some people keep low power mode on their iPhone all the time. That’s an awful idea. You can see why above. On the right, you have my iPhone X running Geekbench’s CPU test. On the left is the same iPhone X, but this time with low power mode turned on. You can see my iPhone...

How to Use the Hidden iOS Sleep Timer

Are you someone who likes to listen to something as you fall asleep? Perhaps it’s the sound of wind rustling through the trees on a cool fall day, the sound of a babbling brook, the crisp crackling of a warm fire, an ASMR video, or just some soothing music. If you are, you’re likely aware...

How to Deal with iCloud Calendar Spam

iCloud users may have noticed that their calendar had a few events in it that were obviously spam. The events were invites to Black Friday deals, likely for Ugg, Ray-ban, or Oakley, sent from unrecognized contacts. They were sent to a variety of random emails, so the spammers may not know if any of the...

Skip Video Ads On Mobile

You’ve likely seen an ad before a video. You’re rushing around on the Internet, hoping to get your content quickly and then while you’re loading up a video for a quick laugh, you’re presented with an ad. If you’re on a desktop, there’s a big button that lets you skip the video after 5 seconds....

How to Install Mac Apps and Solve Install Issues

Many people coming from a PC may be a bit confused about how Mac apps are installed. You’re probably familiar with installers, and if you’ve used an iOS device, the Mac App Store is a familiar way to install apps, but you may be curious about installing from a .dmg file or compressed .zip. There...

App Cleaner: A Mac Essential

There are three ways to install a Mac application. You could simply download it from the Mac App Store, the easiest way to do it, or you could download it from another site, which leads to two different ways to install: disk image or zip file that contains a guided installer, or a disk image...

How to Teach iOS Not to Autocorrect Words

You’ve probably wished iOS had an “Add to Dictionary” feature like OS X, a feature that would allow you to tell iOS to stop correcting a word that definitely isn’t “duck.” I recently ran into the same problem while writing articles about Myspace. Back before Myspace’s rebranding, the company spelled their name like two words,...