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Review: RAVPower Quick Charge Wireless Charger RP-PC014

Android phones have had wireless charging for a while and Apple finally decided to release an iPhone with this capability. With the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, Apple now supports wireless charging, and with the recent release of iOS 11.2, it now supports charging at 7.5 Watts. There are [...]

By |2017-12-08T14:23:05+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Improve iOS 10 Battery Life

Apple has had iOS 10 available for a while now, and after it first launched there has been many complaints about iOS 10 battery life.  Apple just launched iOS 10.3 and after updating I was still experiencing horrible battery life with my iPhone 6S Plus. Your experience might be slightly different, but hopefully some suggestions [...]

By |2017-03-29T10:38:00+00:00March 29th, 2017|Categories: Mobile, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: OLALA ID101N 64GB iDisk iPhone USB3.0 Flash Drive External Storage

As we all know, the iPhone has limited storage when you purchase one. You have a few storage options, but sometimes your storage can fill up in a hurry. If you're a commuter or traveler, there might be a time when you'll want to save of pictures of videos offline for viewing without using your [...]

By |2017-01-09T11:26:19+00:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Attack Allows OS X Malware To Piggyback On Your Webcam

Security researcher Patrick Wardle of Synack has discovered a new potential use of malware that targets the use of the Mac OS X webcam. This new attack allows OS X malware to record video and audio whenever a victim legitimately turns on their webcam, without drawing attention to itself. As you can see in the [...]

Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware Player on Windows

Earlier today, I posted an article to show you how to Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox on Windows. Some of the process is similar, but I'll walk you through installing MacOS Sierra on Windows using VMware Workstation 12 Player in this article. To use VirtualBox instead of VMware, see how to Install MacOS Sierra [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:32+00:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips, Technology|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox on Windows

Last month, Apple released their final version of MacOS Sierra. If you have decent hardware with enough CPU, RAM, and storage space, you could create a MacOS Sierra virtual machine using VirtualBox on a Windows host. Thanks to TechReviews, you can download a VMDK image file to create your virtual machine. To use VMware Workstation [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:33+00:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips, Technology|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Apple Users Targeted with iCloud Phishing Scam

IT security researcher Mehrdad has noticed an increase in Apple users reporting that they couldn't access their iCloud accounts. One of his clients said he received an email from Apple which claimed his iCloud account has been blocked and asking them to click on a link in the email. From the screenshot below, you can [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:34+00:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Phishing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Secure Your Mac

If you're a Mac user, you'll want to make sure you're using your computer as securely as possible. The common notion is that the MacOS is secure out-of-the-box, but the truth is that every Operating System is vulnerable to attacks and hackers. Last week, Apple released security updates for MacOS. The MacOS is fairly secure, [...]

By |2017-01-16T15:43:45+00:00September 5th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Security, Server Hardening|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Common Mac OS X Problems and Solutions

I've written a few tech tip articles for Mac OS X, but hopefully you'll find this list of common Mac OS X problems and solutions helpful. GMail Bug In Default Mail App If you use the default Mac Mail app, you might have run into some issues when setting it up for your GMail account [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:54:07+00:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: Mac, OS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mac Troubleshooting: Reset NVRAM and SMC

A Mac is like any other computer, sometimes things just go wrong without a good reason. Besides some basic troubleshooting steps, here are a couple of things you can try if you're having issues related to each. Reset NVRAM NVRAM is non-volatile random-access memory which stores information such as Speaker volume, Screen resolution, Startup disk [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:54:11+00:00August 24th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments