Third-Party Lightning Accessories Damage Devices

Third-Party Lightning Accessories Damage Devices

We often think of third-party products as awesome additions to our Apple devices; most of the time, they are. However, some people claim that cheap, third-party lightning accessories damage devices. We agree with these reports and see a dramatically increasing number of damaged phones every week. Third-party lightning accessories have been silently damaging iPhones (and other iDevices) for quite […]

Review: about Apple’s new, cheaper iMac… it’s deplorable

New, Cheaper iMac

When I initially saw Apple introduce a new, cheaper iMac, I thought it would be a great thing for customers on a budget. Unfortunately, it is — without any reservations — the worst computer Apple has built in years. I’m honestly disappointed and a little disgusted by this money grab, as it helps no one but […]

iPhone 5 Power Button Replacement Program

iPhone 5 Power Button Replacement

Are you having trouble with the power button on your iPhone 5? We have great news for you: Apple may fix your phone for free with its new iPhone 5 power button replacement program. Don’t wait to long; the program expires September 21st, 2014. Check out this Apple support page for all of the official acknowledgements. […]

Disable Comcast Xfinity WiFi Hotspot: A How-to Guide


We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about a new service from Comcast that offers Wi-Fi to its customers nationwide. Unfortunately, there’s misinformation aplenty and very few helpful resources. Instead of adding to the chaos, we’re going to tell you what this service actually is and how to disable it. If you’re not a Comcast customer, […]

Security updates fix SSL goto fail bug for Mac and iOS

SSL Goto Fail Bug

It’s time to hit the software update button on your iPhone and Mac if you haven’t already. Last Friday, Apple released iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 to fix issues with the way their software interpreted SSL certificates. Today, Apple released security updates for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion. The SSL goto fail bug was a serious problem for […]

Fix iOS Software Problems via iCloud Restore – Guide

Fix iOS Software Problems via iCloud Restore

We’ve had a lot of requests from clients, friends, and family asking us for advice on software problems they’re seeing with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod running iOS 7. There are many ways for a problem to surface with the complex hardware and software in an iOS device. We’re glad that Apple gave us a […]

iPhone 5s Touch ID Home Button Unique to Each Device

Touch ID Home Button

Each individual Touch ID sensor will only work on one phone After being contacted by a third-party iPhone repair and modification company that was having an issue getting a replacement Touch ID sensor working on a new iPhone 5s, iMore did some testing. They discovered that each Touch ID sensor, though appearing identical on the […]

TUAW Reviews the Drobo 5D

Drobo 5D

Drobo 5D: Speedy, expandable Thunderbolt storage for professionals Data Robotics (now Drobo) was the first company to make expandable RAID storage easy, and with the current Drobo line of BeyondRAID devices they’ve now made the devices faster through the use of Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as the Drobo Accelerator Bay’s ability to […]