Switching from iPhone to Android? Read This First.

If You’re Making the Switch iPhone to Android, You Need to Prepare Based on my interest in the Google Pixel and the excellent reviews of the new phone, I recently tried out the Google Pixel phone, with its Android system. What I found is that the switch from iPhone...

Save Your iPhone Battery in Winter

Cold iPhone battery? Protect your lithium ion battery for longer. I live in Chicago and we spend large swaths of the year wrapped in cold temperatures. As someone who regularly commutes to work meetings on foot I often find myself on my iPhone out in the freezing temps. Doing...

How to Fix iOS 10 from Draining Your iPhone Battery

Is  your iPhone battery dying more quickly than normal? Check your iOS version. In the weeks after I updated to iOS 10 I started to think I needed a new smartphone. My iPhone battery was a goner after just a few short hours of moderate use. I blamed it on an Apple conspiracy...

Google Pixel Phone Review Roundup

A month ago or so I wrote about my intrigue with the new Google Pixel phone. Since then plenty of techies have had a chance to take the phone for a test drive and I evaluated a collection of those reviews to see if I want to give the Google Pixel phone a chance. Here’s what...

New Google Pixel Phone Receives Top Score

DxOMark rates Google Pixel phone as the top smartphone camera ever Just weeks after Apple announce the iPhone 7, including its upgrades to the iPhone camera, Google is out with a product sure to make mobile photographers stop in their tracks (at least it made me stop still). The...

iOS 10 Lock Screen Hacks

Apple Removed the Slide-to-Unlock Feature in iOS 10 When I downloaded iOS 10 last week the first thing I noticed was that the slide-to-unlock feature no longer worked. This caused me to completely freeze for nearly a minute — I stared at my phone and repeated the task wondering...

Should I Upgrade to the New iPhone 7?

Say Hello to the New iPhone 7 In case you were hiding under a rock last week: the new iPhone 7 arrived on the scene. And if you weren’t hiding under a rock you probably heard the headphone jack no longer exists — you will now need to use headphones that connect via the...

Best Apps for New Parents

Last week we looked at the Top 5 Must Have Gadgets for Parents. We believe in embracing technology to make this #parentlife easier. In that spirit, we also wanted to share our top picks for iOS apps to help out the sleep deprived and worry-filled parent crowd. Our picks for the...

Listen App (iOS) Review: Easy-to-Use Music Player

I reviewed a number of MacPaw products this summer (see my posts on CleanMyMac 3 and Gemini 2), and while I was poking around the MacPaw suite of products, one item kept jumping out at me: Listen. Lately, I’m looking for apps that go beyond the built-in suite of podcast,...

What is Google Fi?

Network and Wi-Fi Collaboration Via Google My husband and I work diligently to streamline our monthly expenses, cutting unnecessary subscriptions and shopping for local deals regularly. We’ve done a pretty great job at reducing costs, but our cell phone bill always eluded...