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...

Spectre and Meltdown: Why They’re Extremely Dangerous

You may have heard something about these two security flaws, Spectre and Meltdown and you know they have to do with your computer’s processor. But explaining Spectre and Meltdown is simple, and patches are already out for most platforms. Here’s everything you need top know about Spectre and Meltdown, extremely dangerous security threats that hit...

Preorder Apps on the App Store

Apps available for preorder on the App Store.
Apple secretly released an update to the App Store that you’re going to love. When I first saw a link to download Life is Strange on the iOS App Store, I was a bit confused. It said “preorder,” instead of download or buy. I had to double check that I was, in fact, in the...

Life is Strange is on iOS

Perhaps you noticed in my review for the iPhone X, but Life is Strange is out on iOS! Now, I’ve established this before, but I’ll say it again: Life is Strange is likely the best, most impactful game you’ll play. I recommend it to everyone, even people who don’t play video games. Now, it’s easier...

Firefox Quantum is Out, and You Should Get It

Fair warning, macOS and iOS users, you’re going to be a little mad at Apple for this, but I’ll wait until the end to explain why. Firefox Quantum has been in beta for a few months now, and I finally decided to take it for a spin about a week before release. Currently, I’m putting...

Apple Needs to Work on iOS 11 Split Screen 

Let’s just get this out of the way, I love how Apple’s handling multitasking on the iPad in iOS 11. I like how you can easily share items between apps, I like the new multitasking view, I like that you can have floating windows, respoisition items, do split screen in Safari, and generally use the...

Reflecting on the iPhone 6s

When a new iPhone is coming out, I always spend some time using my old iPhone without the case. It’s dangerous, I know, one drop could shatter the screen, meaning I’d be out hundreds of dollars when I try to trade it in to Gazelle or Apple, but it’s something I have to do. I...

iOS 11 Cures the Greatest iPad Problem!

No, I’m not talking about how changing the volume takes up the entire screen on an iPhone for absolutely no reason. No, I’m not talking about lingering notifications that aren’t easy to dismiss blocking interface elements. Apple still hasn’t fixed those after 11 versions of iOS. You’d think someone at Apple would be half decent...

The iOS 11 Control Center is a Lie

As a subway commuter, I quickly learned a little trick for getting service in the subway. For the uninitiated, nearly every subway station in NYC now has cellular reception. Usually it’s LTE, but sometimes it’s just 3G. But these are the only places where you can get service. In the tunnels between stations, there is...

Apple’s Not First, It’s Best

Apple didn’t release the first smartphone, they didn’t release the first touchscreen phone, but they did release the best, by a wide margin. Since then, other smartphones evolved to look more like Apple’s, and from there, we get the iOS vs Android duopoly that we have today. Apple wasn’t the first to make a GUI,...