Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 6

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 6 Photography / Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

2 HDR or Not 2 HDR? You’ve seen them: photos with colors so rich they look like they’ve been dipped in butter. Landscape shots that must have been taken on an alien planet, because the colors in them can’t possibly exist on this one. Objects in these photos sometimes appear to have glowing halos. Such […]

How to keep your iPhone safe from prying eyes.

How to keep your iPhone safe from prying eyes. Tips & Tricks

Our Techsupportizens have just posted a new Tip of the Week over on YouTube.  It’s the simple step we should all take to lock down our iPhones when not in use. How To Protect Your iPhone from Prying Eyes Surprising, actually, how few people have their phones locked.  What about you?    

Twenty and MagSafe

Tech Tip Tuesday: Using Twenty with your MacBook Pro Music / Tips & Tricks

Twenty, Griffin’s AirPlay-awesomizing amp, works so well with AirPort Express that it’s easy to forget that it will also work just as well with any optical audio source. When I got my hands on a Twenty, I wanted to set it up at my desk.  I work in the Customer Support room, though, so there’s […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 5

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 5 Photography / Tips & Tricks

Session 5: A Sense of Place(ment) To recap our checklist for taking better iPhone photos: Take lots of pictures. Critique your pictures. Turn off your flash. Compose your shots such that one thing matters. Okay, that’s it. You’re done. But, wait. We promised a couple of tips about ways to control the focus of attention […]

Keeping your iPhone 5 charged while streaming on the go

Keeping your iPhone 5 charged while streaming on the go Griffin Gear / Tips & Tricks

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be traveling someplace or another in the next few weeks, and your iPhone will be your copilot.  Streaming audio from Pandora, Soundcloud, and  Spotify playlists (like this one, for example) always have something new to hear, which can really take the edge off of those “Are we there yet” […]

3 Free Ways to Extend Your iPhone 5 Battery Life

3 Free Ways to Extend Your iPhone 5 Battery Life In The News / Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

Like many, I’ve found that while the iPhone 5’s performance and screen are amazing, its battery life felt like it was somewhat less than my trusty iPhone 4.  Scanning the blogs and fora proved to be little help.  Lots of complaining, some generalized grousing about “LTE is a power hog” but little real data. So […]

What You Need To Know About Lithium Batteries

What You Need To Know About Lithium Batteries Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

Electric batteries have come a long way since some unknown Parthian first stuck some iron and copper cylinders into a jar of grape juice (or maybe it was lemon juice… or vinegar?). The things that power our iPhones today, 2,000 years later, work on the same basic principle, though they bear little resemblance to a clay […]