Differences? M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max

Summary of differences between M1 and the new M1 Pro and M1 Max.

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Posted in Apple, M1, M1 Max, M1 Pro, Processor

Apple Event

What will be announced at the upcoming Apple Event? All bets are on the next version of Apple’s own M1 silicon along with the 16 inch MacBook Pro. If the image is anything to go by this is going to be all about the jump to Light Speed!

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Posted in Apple, Just For Fun, MacBook

iOS 15 Shaded App Bug

I noticed this weird bug in iOS 15 after updating some apps, some of the apps remained shaded in the folder view.

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Posted in Apple, Bug, iOS, Mobile Phone

The WordPress Preview Dilemma

How many clicks should it take to preview your page or post in WordPress?

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Some usernames are so easy to guess, even a computer can do it. Guard your WordPress website by avoiding these obvious usernames.

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Posted in Web, WordPress

Simple Amazfit Watchface Builder

Fabio Barbon has created a great utility called Simple Amazfit Watchface Builder (SAWFB). SAWFB is an easy way to create new watch faces for your Amazfit Pace or Stratos smartwatch. To get started just register and and login. You will find the [New Watchface] button on the home page. You can specify analog or digital or both, choose from a selection of background colours and watch hands, or upload your own designs and fonts.

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Posted in Amazfit, Android, Just For Fun, Smartwatch, Stratos

An Exercise in Colour

Checkerboard Patterns

This page creates 320×320 png images of checkerboard pixels alternating the given two RGB colours.


Checkerboard images are free to download and use for any purpose. Code runs client-side in your browser.

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Posted in Coding, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Just For Fun

iOS 12.1.4 Group Facetime Fix

Group FaceTime Bug

Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 to fix the group FaceTime privacy bug. I highly recommend updating to 12.1.4.

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Posted in Apple, Bug, iOS

In light of the recent Apple-rule-breaking from Facebook and Google, who do you think would win in a war between Apple and (Facebook + Google)?

Who would win in a war between Apple and (Facebook + Google)?

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Old iPhone


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