How To Disable Live Photos On iPhone 6s or 6s Plus Tech / Tips & Tricks

Congratulations on your new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus! You’ve probably figured out all the tricks and have been taking tons of new photos with the iPhone’s new 12-megapixel camera. You’ve probably even taken a few Live Photos. What are Live Photos? Live Photos capture the moments right before and right after you take […]


How to update to iOS 9 Tech / Tips & Tricks

iOS 9 is available today! Here’s how to install it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: 1. Back up your iOS device! Always backup your device to iCloud or iTunes (or both) before performing a software update. Better safe than sorry! 2. On your iOS device, tap Settings > General > Software Update. Note: […]


How Do I Take Decent Christmas Tree Photos? Apps / Life / Photography / Tech / Tips & Tricks

O, tannenbaum, o tannenbaum, how washed-out are thy highlights. But they don’t have to be. You’ll want to remember your Christmas in photos. And what’s more visually iconic of your Christmas than your Christmas tree? A Christmas tree — whether it’s a confection of tinsel and lights and lush greenery, or spindly bare branches with lots […]

What Is USB 3.0?

What Is USB 3.0? Griffin Gear / Products / Tech / Tips & Tricks

  There’s a new USB in town. It’s bigger and faster, and most importantly, it has a different kind of connector. But, confusingly, the new connector has the same name as the old connector. The new USB is called SuperSpeed USB 3.0. And the new connector, like the old one, is called a Micro-B. But, rejoice […]

C is for Cookie...

C is for Cookie… Tech / Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

If you’ve visited our site (or any site that sells internationally), you may have noticed a message that popped up on screen that says something like “This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.” There they are again. Cookies. Cookies on your desktop […]

The Best Way To Backup Your Data

The Best Way To Backup Your Data Tech / Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

Backup your data. These are words we hate hearing – especially when they’re coming from our computer-savvy friend we called in a panic because our hard drive crashed and they ask if we’ve been doing so (we haven’t). Why do we have such a problem with keeping our data safe? Is it too expensive? Is it extra responsibility? Heck, […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 7

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 7 Life / Photography / Stuff We Love / Tech / Tips & Tricks

  Through The Glass, Sharply For many of us infected with the shutter bug, a substantial part of the joy of taking pictures lies in diddling with the hardware. And the chiefest hardware joy when diddling with cameras is in the lenses, or, as they are affectionately known by picture-takers everywhere, The Glass. Changing lenses […]


The Ultimate iPhone 5s Launch Survival Guide Stuff We Love / Tips & Tricks

Hey, we get it. You don’t just want the iPhone 5s. You want the first iPhone 5s, which means you’re going to be camping out tonight. We know that we are, some of us for the first time. Our Certifications expert Michael O’Connor is a veteran of more than a dozen device launches, so we thought […]

How to Revive a Dead Apple Wireless Keyboard Using a Gum Wrapper

How to Revive a Dead Apple Wireless Keyboard Using a Gum Wrapper Tips & Tricks

Problem: Your Apple aluminum Bluetooth keyboard won’t power up. You tried changing the batteries; you made sure the batteries are pointing the right direction (there’s a little diagram on the underside of the keyboard just nigh the battery hole), but it still won’t power up. Dead. Bummer. But wait. There’s a fix. Open the battery […]


Make sure your charger is the real deal. Tips & Tricks

Apple recently announced their USB Power Adapter Takeback Program, to deal with customer safety issues related to counterfeit products in the marketplace. Here’s how you can avoid purchasing counterfeit products. Check the Box. For example, Griffin Technology is one of the original members of Apple’s Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad (or MFi) program. When you see the MFi logo […]