iphone low battery webThe iPhone is undoubtedly an extremely powerful handset, but one of the main weaknesses of modern devices is the lack of battery life, and the iPhone is no exception.

Apple itself has provided some useful tips and tricks on how to squeeze more battery life out of your iPhone, but we want to further expand on that and hopefully give you a better understanding of how you can keep your phone humming along.

Depending on your familiarity with iOS and smartphones, some of these might seem like common sense, while some seem like a great new idea. As long as it helps, we’re happy. This guide is written for iOS 7, but most of it will apply to previous versions of iOS too. Read full post →iPhone Battery Life: Improve That Lifespan or Percentage Easily

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We’ve all been there before. Whether it’s an annoying telemarketer or a friend that you’ve decided to give the silent treatment to, there are times when you want to block someone from contacting you. The good news is that Apple has added the ability to block callers in iOS 7.

This guide is meant for users running iOS 7 and above, but if you’re running an older version of iOS, we have something for you in the FAQ below too. Read full post →iPhone Callers Block: How To Keep Unknown Callers Out

The WP Super Cache plugin by Donncha O Caoimh is one of the most useful plugins available for WordPress, and it will help you keep a site functioning well and served to your users in a cost-efficient manner.

There are many WP Super Cache (or WPSC) articles that will provide you a quick explanation on how to use it. In truth, you could get by, just by activating the plugin and do nothing else – it is that good. However, if you are reading this page, I’m assuming that you want to understand more about WPSC in order to use it optimally.

My goal is to provide information that I have gathered over years of using WPSC in a production environment, serving up millions of page views per month and mostly surviving any incoming traffic onslaught that happened, including the Apple live blogs. Overall, things went well, but I’ll share a few bumps on the road, hoping that you can avoid them as your inevitable success will lead you to new levels of traffic. Read full post →WP Super Cache Settings: Understand & Proper Setup

iphone 5s review 007Despite it sounding scary, there will be times when you’ll need to reset your iPhone. This guide should demystify the whole process, but before we proceed, it’s important to know that there are two different types of reset operations that you can perform: Read full post →How To Reset The iPhone (Hard, Soft and For All iOS Versions)

youtube music streaming serviceYouTube is nearly ten years old, and over this decade, it has evolved, a lot. The vast majority of popular artists first share their new creations on the video platform through their network’s account – this was unthinkable not so long ago.  There is also a wealth of home-grown bands and other artists who share their music freely on the service. Some of them are ad-supported, some don’t use advertisement at all.

Because going to YouTube is not always the most convenient way to listen to music (flying out, going camping…), I am sure that some of you wish to convert these music videos to .mp3 format, thus saving memory (vs. a video) on your phone or computer. Well, there are fortunately multiple ways to do that, and all of them are a piece of cake. Read full post →How To Convert YouTube To MP3

It’s not news that the Chrome support for high DPI (hiDPI) has been a work in progress for some time, and within the past year or so, the proliferation of high DPI displays on laptops has made the need for good high dpi support even more important. I have messed with a few beta features before, and some of them ended up making Chrome completely unusable.

I mostly tolerated the lack of high DPI on 13.3” laptop screens, but now that I work with a 32” 4K desktop display, I can no longer use Chrome without true high DPI support. Unfortunately, the old tricks won’t work anymore, but fret not there is a solution that does. Read full post →Chrome High DPI: How To Enable It In Windows 8, 8.1 (v34+)

android vs apple 640x324As the HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5 hit the market, some of you may see a good opportunity to switch from iOS to Android. Interestingly, when we talk to prospect switchers, the question that we get the most is how to go from  iPhone to Android without losing the iPhone’s contacts? Fortunately, we have some step-by-step solutions for you. Read full post →How To Transfer Contacts From iPhone To Android (5 Ways)

os mavericks usb hero running old mac osI had to clean my old Macbook Pro 15 and Macbook Pro 15 Retina laptops before I got rid of them, so I wanted to be able to install a new, clean, version of Mac OS X Mavericks and ensure that none of my apps and data is left on the computer. I don’t have a CD with Mac OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 (nor an optical drive for that matter). Since Mac OS X v10.9.2 is a free update, getting a copy is pretty easy, but Mac OS X does not have an easy mechanism that lets one build a USB bootable version for a clean install. Here’s a way to do just that in a few steps Read full post →How To Install Mac OS X Mavericks From USB

Chromebooks do not have any built-in capability to access local content (LAN) in its native mode because there is no access to the chromeOS filesystem to mount a network shared resource. I wish there was a “browse network” feature in the ChromeOS file management tool to access shared folders on the LAN.

The two current available options to manage content are:

1- Cloud storage, Google Drive (and other providers) but 5GB would be not enough and not mentioning the upload (to gDrive) AND download (to Chromebook), that is a lot of overhead.

2- Transfer the data to a USB storage and copy it back to the chromebook. It is still faster than the previous option, but still a lot of back and forth between the shared resources and the Chromebook.

I wanted to find other ways to access directly my local content, to stream videos, to play audio files or to read training materials, .PDF file, stored locally. The option I explored and came up with, is to simply use the web protocol the ChromeOS supports natively, HTTP. The solution is to install a web service on a computer within the same network as the Chromebook. Here are few screenshots of the end result.

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eye vision council screensLong days in front of a computer takes a toll on the body. Sure, it’s not the same level of physicality as a 10-hour shift at the mines, but slumping in front of a computer screen day in and day out hurts your posture, your fitness level, and especially your eyes. The Vision Council, a non-profit group based in Alexandria, VA, released a health report today detailing the best way to protect your eyes from modern workplace hazards. If you’re not iMac-ing like that spiffy guy in the plaid shorts and sweet glasses up top, you’re putting your eyes at risk. Read full post →How to prevent screens from frying your eyes