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...

If You Use Transmission, Update Now

I noticed a post on the Apple subreddit about malware in a popular app and decided to look into it. Transmission, an app used to download and seed torrents for OS X, may have had an update get highjacked by malware. It seems the OS X.KeRanger.A malware found its way into the 2.90 update of...

Touch ID Woes? Here are Some Tips on How to Fix Touch ID

When you can’t see the inner workings of technology, it can be frustrating when things go awry. Apple’s fantastic at hiding the cogs in their¬†operating systems and devices, but sometimes that can cause users to assume something that’s “broken” can’t be fixed. Touch ID is such a simple mechanism for the user, but is far...

Hey Siri, Where Are You?

I sometimes misplace my phone. Maybe I'm rushing to get ready in the morning, or maybe I just left my phone on my desk when I went to another room. Often when I couldn't find my phone I'd use Find My iPhone to locate it. With the iPhone 6s, however, I start my search by...

Don’t Use Emoji in Your Passwords

This is a general tip, but it comes from an anecdote I recently came across. A Mac user with OS X Yosemite included an emoji in his password, something that can be done in Yosemite, but not El Capitan, Apple’s latest OS. This was a mistake that took him a long time to rectify. Apple...