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The iPhone 6 Battle

Apple won’t always immediately agree to replace your old iPhone battery. Sometimes you have to battle a genius or two to get what you need.

My wife uses an iPhone 6. She has had it for a few years now, and has kept it in reasonably good condition. Phone batteries degrade over time, and over the last few months the phone would only last a very short time before suddenly shutting down. Eventually it stopped working all together and would not even turn on. So we took it to the Apple store expecting to get a new battery. Continue reading »

Posted in Apple, iOS, iPhone, Mobile Phone

Google Drive Update

Google Drive Fail Whale

Yes, I know this is not the original fail whale

Google gets today’s Fail Whale prize for distributing an updated version of Google Drive to iOS devices that are incompatible with the update. Nice work Google! Continue reading »

Posted in Apple, Bug, Google, iOS

It’s Ok to Swipe Away iOS Apps

iOS App SwitchingGo on, you know you want to! A recent rash of articles have said that there is generally no need to swipe away iOS apps. In fact, it tends to be better not to. However, with the way some people are talking, it sounds like you could cause a nuclear disaster if you can’t resist the urge to swipe those apps.

Despite all the recent hoo-ha, there are some good reasons to swipe away iOS apps. Here are a few Continue reading »

Posted in Apple, iOS, iPad, iPhone

iOS Rotation Weirdness

There is a lot to like about iOS 10. On my iPhone 5, folders and apps launch and close snappily and there are some great new features such as widgets on the search and home screen.

iOS Rotation

However, when you do things too quickly iOS can get a bit mixed up. This is a screen shot of what happened when I double-clicked the home button (app-switching) and tilted my phone at the same time (causing rotation).


iOS Rotation Bug

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Google Mobile

If Google want to beat Apple in the mobile device game, they need to keep building an ecosystem of Google Mobile Apps and Services that also work on iOS. Continue reading »

Posted in Android, Apple, Google, iOS, iPhone

Check out these cool wooden covers for Apple products from Cover-Up’s #WOODBACK collection. They look stunning – and free economy shipping to Australia too!

Cover-Up Wooden MacBook Pro Cover

Posted in Accessories, Apple, iPad, iPhone, MacBook

What Old Phones Did You Have?

Old Phones

I just spent way too long looking up all the old mobile phones I used to have. It was kind of fun. I have not had a lot of phones, but here is my list Continue reading »

Posted in iPhone, Mobile Phone

AirPods adAirPods Ad

Apple have released a new AirPods ad. The ad features dancer Lil Buck and music by Marian Hill. Continue reading »

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iOS App Reopens When Closed

iOS App

Have you ever closed an iOS app and found it automatically reopened itself? Perhaps you thought you imagined it? No, it really happens, it is a bug, and this is how you can reproduce it Continue reading »

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iOS 10 Bug Will Drain Your Battery

iOS 10 Bug

If your iOS device has its display on when you don’t expect it, perhaps you have run into this bug. This iOS 10 bug causes the display to unexpectedly stay on (i.e. not fade to black). Continue reading »

Posted in Apple, Bug, iOS