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Michael Grothaus – KnowYourMobile

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Michael Grothaus

Senior Contributor

Michael Grothaus is a seasoned American novelist and journalist with a rich background in technology, creativity, and digital subcultures. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1977, Grothaus embarked on his journey at Columbia College in Chicago, where he studied film and journalism. His early career saw him engaging with the film industry through Screen magazine and an internship with 20th Century Fox at the Cannes Film Festival. This unique blend of experiences laid the foundation for his later work.

Diversifying his skill set, Grothaus also contributed to the Art Institute of Chicago, where he wrote and directed a children’s film. His quest for knowledge led him to London, where he earned an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction from the University of London. Post-graduation, Grothaus plunged back into journalism, showcasing his expertise in tech and digital culture.

Grothaus’ writings have graced the pages of esteemed publications like Fast Company, The Irish Times, Litro Magazine, Vice, The Guardian, and Engadget. He’s particularly known for his in-depth coverage of internet subcultures, technology’s intersection with society, and the enigmatic online organization Cicada 3301. His nuanced understanding of the digital world, combined with a knack for storytelling, makes him an invaluable guide in the ever-evolving landscape of mobile technology.

At KnowYourMobile, Michael Grothaus brings this wealth of experience to help readers navigate the complex world of mobile phones. His insights help demystify technology, making it accessible and relatable to all, ensuring you make informed decisions in the dynamic realm of mobile devices​


Latest Posts By Michael Grothaus

  • 2024 iPad: New iPad Pro & iPad Air To Launch In May

    2024 iPad: New iPad Pro & iPad Air To Launch In May

    New 2024 iPad Pros and iPad Airs may finally launch next month. If you’re a fan of Apple tablet computers—the iPad—then you’ll be happy to know that new models will finally arrive next month. At least that’s according to a report from Bloomberg. The release is a long time coming for iPad fans; 2023 didn’t…


  • Apple Robot? The Company Is Working On Them

    Apple Robot? The Company Is Working On Them

    Apple’s next big thing could be an Apple robot. Here’s what we know. In news we didn’t expect to hear, Apple is reportedly working on its own robots. No, it’s not a joke. Let’s just cut to the nitty-gritty: the report comes from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman who has strong sources related to the company. In…


  • iOS 17.5 Will Let Users Download Apps From Websites

    iOS 17.5 Will Let Users Download Apps From Websites

    iOS 17.5 is bringing a major new feature: the ability to install apps from websites. Today Apple released the first beta of iOS 17.5 to developers. iOS 17.5 is likely to be one of the last major releases of iOS 17 considering Apple is gearing up to preview iOS 18 at its Worldwide Developers Conference…


  • iOS 18 Might Get An Apple Vision Pro-Inspired Redesign

    iOS 18 Might Get An Apple Vision Pro-Inspired Redesign

    There are lots of iOS 18 rumors out there. But the latest one says it will look like visionOS. iOS 18 is shaping up to be on of the biggest iPhone operating system updates in years. iOS 18 will be previewed at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. But the good thing is that there…


  • iPhone 12 vs iPhone XS: Which Is Actually Better?

    iPhone 12 vs iPhone XS: Which Is Actually Better?


  • Apple Maps To Get New Features In iOS 18

    Apple Maps To Get New Features In iOS 18

    Apple Maps may be gaining new custom routes and topographical maps in iOS 18. iOS 18 has long been rumored to focus on artificial intelligence, but several rumors also suggest plenty of other types of features may soon come to the iPhone’s operating system, including a few new features in Apple Maps. Specifically, Apple Maps…


  • Apple Announces WWDC24: iOS 18 & More Expected

    Apple Announces WWDC24: iOS 18 & More Expected

    Apple’s annual developer’s conference, WWDC24, is expected to focus on iOS 18 and AI. Apple has officially announced the dates for its next Worldwide Developers Conference, otherwise known as WWDC. The company today said WWDC 24 will take place from June 10 to June 14, 2024. Apple is expected to show off all of its…


  • Google Pixel Phone Sizes: A Simple Comparison Chart (ALL MODELS)

    Google Pixel Phone Sizes: A Simple Comparison Chart (ALL MODELS)

    What’s the biggest Pixel phone? How have the sizes of Pixel phones changed over the years? What’s the biggest Pixel phone you can buy right now? All of these questions and more will be answered in full below… Google Pixel Phone Sizes By Model – Newest First Here is a more in-depth breakdown of Google Pixel…


  • iOS 18 AI May Use Google, OpenAI & Baidu

    iOS 18 AI May Use Google, OpenAI & Baidu

    Apple is reportedly in talks with Google, OpenAI, and Baidu to power iOS 18 AI features. As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference approaches in June, more details are coming out about some of the features that may be included in iOS 18. One of the most notable new iOS 18 features is reportedly improved home screen…


  • iPhone Home Screen To Get Revamp In iOS 18

    iPhone Home Screen To Get Revamp In iOS 18

    With the release of iOS 18, the iPhone’s homes screen is set to get an update. It has long been rumors that iOS 18 will be one of the biggest updates to the iPhone’s operating system in years. A large part of that upgrade is expected to have to do with artificial intelligence features Apple…


  • 2024 iPad Pro May Gain A Matte Display Option

    2024 iPad Pro May Gain A Matte Display Option

    The new display type would mark a significant point in the iPad Pro’s history. It’s not just the upcoming iPhone 16 series that could see display improvements. A new report says the upcoming 2024 iPad Pro line may gain a first-of-its-kind display option for Apple’s tablet lineup: a matte display. The report comes from the…


  • The iPhone 16 Display May Be Larger Than Ever

    The iPhone 16 Display May Be Larger Than Ever

    Apple reportedly plans to use a new bezel technology to make the iPhone 16 display appear even larger. If you’ve been dreaming of an even larger display in the iPhone, you’re likely going to be happy with the iPhone 16 series, which is expected to launch this fall. A new report from Sisa Journal says…


  • Cinematic Mode on iPhone Explained: What It Is & How It Works

    Cinematic Mode on iPhone Explained: What It Is & How It Works

    The iPhone 13 Pro’s new feature lets you shoot movies like Hollywood pros. Apple’s new iPhone 13 series has officially been unveiled. The new iPhone 13 series comes in a wealth of color options and new storage options. They also feature the faster A15 chipset (but sorry, still no under-screen Touch ID) and the Pro…


  • Apple Is Set To Release Two New AirPods In 2024

    Apple Is Set To Release Two New AirPods In 2024

    If you’re a fan of AirPods: get ready. Apple is expected to introduce two new models this year. For those hoping for more than a new iPhone this fall, you’re in luck. A new report out from Bloomberg says Apple is gearing up to launch not one but two new models of AirPods this fall.…


  • Walmart Now Sells The M1 MacBook Air For Just $699

    Walmart Now Sells The M1 MacBook Air For Just $699

    This is the first time in the company’s history that Walmart has directly sold a Mac computer. Earlier this month Apple introduced the M3 MacBook Air. The new M3 MacBook Airs come in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes and feature the blazingly fast M3 chipset. The company also decided to keep the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air…


  • Apple Vision Pro May Soon Launch In These Countries

    Apple Vision Pro May Soon Launch In These Countries

    Here are the countries that the Apple Vision Pro could come to next… There’s been a lot of Apple Vision Pro news in the past day. Apple’s spatial computing headset launched early last month. Initial interest was off the charts, but it seems the $3,499 price point, as expected, limited the appeal of the new…


  • Apple Will Allow Users To Download iPhone Apps From Websites

    Apple Will Allow Users To Download iPhone Apps From Websites

    Another major change is coming for EU iPhone users: the ability to download apps from websites. Earlier this month Apple released iOS 17.4. The relatively minor update had one big feature – for EU users: the ability for them to download apps from alternative app stores outside of Apple’s official App Store. But now Apple has…


  • The AirPods Pro May Soon Gain A Hearing Aid Mode

    The AirPods Pro May Soon Gain A Hearing Aid Mode

    Apple may be getting ready to add a new hearing aid mode to the AirPods Pro in iOS 18. If you’ve got the latest AirPods Pro, your Apple earbuds may be gaining a new feature when iOS 18 ships later this year: some kind of hearing aid mode. That’s according to a report from Bloomberg.…


  • Apple Reveals It’s Bringing Another Exclusive Feature To EU Users In The Future

    Apple Reveals It’s Bringing Another Exclusive Feature To EU Users In The Future

    In addition to alternative app stores, EU users will eventually be able to set default navigation apps. Earlier this week, Apple released an update to the iPhone’s operating system, iOS. The new update is version number iOS 17.4 and for most users, it’s a relatively minor update. However, for users in the EU, it’s one…


  • Apple is reportedly working on a 20-inch foldable MacBook

    Apple is reportedly working on a 20-inch foldable MacBook

    Apple’s first foldable might not be an iPhone or iPad, but a foldable MacBook with a 20-inch screen. Apple may have just released the new M3 MacBook Air, but the company is already well into the development stage of a future MacBook like none that’s existed yet. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a strong…


  • Apple Releases iOS 17.4 for iPhone with Alternative App Stores & More

    Apple Releases iOS 17.4 for iPhone with Alternative App Stores & More

    The company has released iOS 17.4, which adds several new features including alternative app stores. Apple has released iOS 17.4 for iPhone and with it comes one of the biggest changes to iOS ever: the ability to install third-party app stores on your iPhone. However, this new feature isn’t available for all users. Beyond third-party…


  • M3 MacBook Air: Specs, Price, Release Date & More!

    M3 MacBook Air: Specs, Price, Release Date & More!

    Apple has unveiled its new line of M3 MacBook Airs in both 13-inch and 15-inch models. Here’s what you need to know! Apple surprised everyone today by releasing updated MacBook Airs with M3 chips. While it’s been known for a while Apple would release M3 MacBook Airs, few thought it would happen before the end…


  • New Apple Products Coming In March 2024: iPad, MacBook & More!

    New Apple Products Coming In March 2024: iPad, MacBook & More!

    New iPads, MacBooks, and more are among the Apple products set to launch soon. If you’ve been waiting to buy an iPad or MacBook, you may want to get your wallet ready. That’s because Apple is getting ready to announce a slew of new products this month – March 2024. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple will…


  • Does Apple Vision Pro Have Speakers?

    Does Apple Vision Pro Have Speakers?

    Are speakers or headphones included with the Apple Vision Pro? What you NEED to know. The Apple Vision Pro comes packed with technology, including two main cameras, six tracking cameras, four eye tracking cameras, a TrueDepth camera, and more. But what about its audio setup? Does the Apple Vision Pro come with built-in speakers or…


  • Apple Vision Pro 2: Release Date, Price, Specs

    Apple Vision Pro 2: Release Date, Price, Specs

    When can we expect the Apple Vision Pro 2 and what will it look like? The Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s first entirely new product in nearly a decade. It’s a spatial computer that you wear on your face. The operating system of the Apple Vision Pro is visionOS and it projects apps and windows…


  • Does Apple Vision Pro Have 5G?

    Does Apple Vision Pro Have 5G?

    Wondering if the Apple Vision Pro supports a cellular connection like 5G? Here’s what you need to know. You’re thinking about buying an Apple Vision Pro but first, you have some questions. The most common ones are: But there’s one other big question people have about the Apple Vision Pro. Does the Apple Vision Pro…


  • What Is Apple Vision Pro Return Policy?

    What Is Apple Vision Pro Return Policy?

    So you want to return your Apple Vision Pro. Here’s what you need to know about the Apple Vision Pro return policy. As of today, the Apple Vision Pro has been on sale for a little more than two weeks. During that time the Apple Vision Pro has received rave reviews for its advanced features…


  • Does Apple Vision Pro Have Games?

    Does Apple Vision Pro Have Games?

    Apple’s first spatial computer does a lot – but does the Apple Vision Pro have games? Until now most AR/VR headsets have been primarily gaming machines. People use them to play virtual reality or augmented reality games.  But the Apple Vision Pro is different than most existing mixed reality headsets – something Apple wants people to…


  • Does Apple Vision Pro Work With Xbox And PS5?

    Does Apple Vision Pro Work With Xbox And PS5?

    Want to use your Xbox or Playstation with the Apple Vision Pro? Here’s what you NEED to know… One of the best things about the Apple Vision Pro is its use as an entertainment device – specifically when watching Hollywood blockbusters made for the big screen.  The Apple Vision Pro lets you expand the virtual…


  • iOS 18: What You Need To Know [Leaks, Updates & More]

    iOS 18: What You Need To Know [Leaks, Updates & More]

    Apple is expected to release iOS 18 in 2024. Rumors say it could be the most significant upgrade to iOS in years… Apple is expected to release iOS 18 in 2024. That release timeframe is no surprise as Apple has always historically updated iOS every year. However, while iOS 16 and iOS 17 were relatively…


  • Can Apple Vision Pro Replace TV?

    Can Apple Vision Pro Replace TV?

    People love Apple’s headset for watching movies, but can Apple Vision Pro Replace TV? The Apple Vision Pro can’t yet replace a laptop and you can’t be used with your PC either. But many people also want to know if they can use Apple’s headset to replace the TV in their living room. The answer…


  • Can Apple Vision Pro Be Used With Glasses?

    Can Apple Vision Pro Be Used With Glasses?

    If you require glasses, there are several things to know before buying the Apple Vision Pro headset.  We’ve answered whether you need an iPhone to use the Apple Vision Pro, whether the Apple Vision Pro works with Android, and whether the Apple Vision Pro can replace your laptop – but what about if the Apple…


  • Can Apple Vision Pro Replace A Laptop?

    Can Apple Vision Pro Replace A Laptop?

    Apple’s first spatial computer is here! But can Apple Vision Pro replace a laptop? Okay, you want to get an Apple Vision Pro but you, perhaps, want to go further. Let’s say you aren’t interested in just using the Apple Vision Pro to watch movies and do some work with on just some occasions. What…


  • Can Apple Vision Pro Be Used With PC?

    Can Apple Vision Pro Be Used With PC?

    The Apple Vision Pro is a spatial computer for the 21st century. But can Apple Vision Pro be used with PC? The Apple Vision Pro is out! It is undoubtedly the year’s biggest, most high-profile tech launch. But far from just being another flagship phone, the Apple Vision Pro is its own device–Apple’s first spatial…


  • Does Apple Vision Pro Work With Android?

    Does Apple Vision Pro Work With Android?

    Apple’s spatial computer is here! But does Apple Vision Pro work with Android? The first spatial computer from Apple has arrived! The Apple Vision Pro is now available for purchase from Apple. Apple has high hopes for the Apple Vision Pro. It sees the device of kicking off another technological revolution, just like the iPhone…


  • Does Apple Vision Pro Require An iPhone?

    Does Apple Vision Pro Require An iPhone?

    The Apple Vision Pro is now available. But does Apple Vision Pro require an iPhone to use? Apple has vinally released its first spatial computer, the Apple Vision Pro. The $3,499 device lets you operatin in the world of 3D computing, which let’s you keep digital elements such as apps, movies, and games floating in…


  • What Is eSIM? What You Need To Know…

    What Is eSIM? What You Need To Know…

    Here’s a complete overview of what eSIM is, how it works, and why it is replacing the traditional SIM card… For almost as long as there have been mobile phones, including iPhones, there have been SIM cards. SIM cards are those tiny pieces of plastic with a golden chip printed on them that we insert…


  • iPhone AirDrop Explained: How To Use It Properly (2023 Guide)

    iPhone AirDrop Explained: How To Use It Properly (2023 Guide)

    In this guide, we explain EXACTLY what iPhone AirDrop is, how to use it, and how to transfer files safely and securely in a few simple steps… AirDrop is one of the coolest features you get from being in Apple’s ecosystem. At its most basic, it allows you to send files between your devices–or to…


  • Which iPhones Have Touch ID? Here’s The COMPLETE List [2024 Guide]

    Which iPhones Have Touch ID? Here’s The COMPLETE List [2024 Guide]

    Ever wonder which iPhones have Touch ID? Not to worry! We have the full list! When Apple first introduced the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s it was revolutionary for its time. It was among the first biometric readers on smartphones that actually worked. It’s more than fair to say Touch ID awakened…


  • Which iPhones Have Wireless Charging? The COMPLETE List [2024 Guide]

    Which iPhones Have Wireless Charging? The COMPLETE List [2024 Guide]

    Not all iPhones offer wireless charging. But most of them sold in the last few years do. Here’s the FULL list. Since the advent of smartphones, the main way you charged one was via a cable plugged into an outlet. But as smartphones, and technology in general, has advanced, wireless charging is becoming more of…


  • Which iPhones Have A Headphone Jack? [2024 Guide]

    Which iPhones Have A Headphone Jack? [2024 Guide]

    The headphone jack was a default port on the iPhone since the original and for years after. But no it’s nowhere to be seen. Here’s which iPhones have a headphone jack as of 2024. One of the most common uses of the smartphone is as a music player. Matter of fact, when the iPhone was…


  • Apple Watch Ultra Compatibility: Which iPhones Can It Be Paired With? [2024 Guide]

    Apple Watch Ultra Compatibility: Which iPhones Can It Be Paired With? [2024 Guide]

    A guide to help users determine whether their existing iPhone or iPad is compatible with the Apple Watch Ultra and Apple Watch Ultra 2, and how to pair the devices together. Thinking of getting an Apple Watch Ultra? Read our review of the Apple Watch Ultra here if you are still on the fence, then…


  • Which iPhones No Longer Get iOS Updates? [2024 Edition]

    Which iPhones No Longer Get iOS Updates? [2024 Edition]

    Many of Apple’s iPhones still run the latest software. However, older models may no longer get iOS updates. Here’s which iPhones no longer get iOS updates. Apple releases a major update to iOS, the iPhone’s operating system, every year. Major iOS updates can add significant features to existing iPhones–making you feel like your old hardware…


  • What is ANT Radio Service (And Do I Need It)?

    What is ANT Radio Service (And Do I Need It)?

    It’s not about music FM or AM radio at all! Here’s what your need to know about ANT Radio Service. The ANT Radio Service is a system component found on many Android devices, and despite its name, it has no direct relation to traditional AM or FM radio services. Instead, it serves a different purpose:…


  • Which iPhones Have Face ID? Here’s The COMPLETE List [2024 Guide]

    Which iPhones Have Face ID? Here’s The COMPLETE List [2024 Guide]

    Wondering which iPhones have Face ID? Wonder no further! We break down everything you need to know about the most advanced biometric security system in a smartphone on the planet. It used to be that unlocking your phone required a passcode. Then the passcode was surpassed by fingerprint sensors embedded into smartphones. But back in…


  • Which iPhones Have Dual SIM? [2024 Guide]

    Which iPhones Have Dual SIM? [2024 Guide]

    There are many advantages to a dual-SIM phone, especially if you’re a business person or traveler. Here’s which iPhones have dual sim. If you’ve browsed any smartphone’s tech specs in the last few years you’re likely to see that many phones now support “dual-SIMs.” Some Android phones have offered dual-SIM support for years, while iPhones…


  • Why Does Apple Keep Charging Me? A Complete Guide + What To Do About It

    Why Does Apple Keep Charging Me? A Complete Guide + What To Do About It

    Does your credit card keep getting charged by Apple? Here’s how to deal with unwanted charges from Apple, check why you’re getting them, and stop them from happening. Why does Apple keep charging me? It’s something a lot of people wonder when they see a charge come through from Apple on their credit or debit…


  • The Best iPhone Apps For Business [2023 Guide]

    The Best iPhone Apps For Business [2023 Guide]

    Smartphones are becoming versatile tools that help businesses manage more of their processes from thanks to all the apps available. Here are the best iPhone apps for business. It’s almost inconceivable that any business can run today without the help of computers. Even businesses that might seem like they are computer-free, say, surf schools, for…


  • The Best iPhone Apps For Apple Watch [2023 Guide]

    The Best iPhone Apps For Apple Watch [2023 Guide]

    The Apple Watch comes packed with a ton of amazing apps. But you can greatly expand the functionality of it be downloading these apps for Apple Watch as well. The Apple Watch is one of the best devices Apple makes. It’s also a boon for anyone who is into fitness and health tracking. However, the…


  • The Best iPhone Apps For Fishing [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Apps For Fishing [2023 Edition]

    Looking for iPhone fishing apps? Look no further! There are plenty of iPhone apps for fishing. These are our favorites. You can get an iPhone app for everything these days. Even fishing… You know who doesn’t love fishing? Innocent little fish. Thankfully, they can’t read. For the mammals out there who can, and are crazy…


  • The Best iPhone Astrophotography Apps [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Astrophotography Apps [2023 Edition]

    The best apps out there can help you get the most out of your stargazing and photography. Here are the best iPhone astrophotography apps. Astrophotography is one of the most specialized areas of photography there is. As the name suggests, astrophotography involves photographing the sky and all its celestial bodies. Given that most celestial bodies…


  • The Best iPhone Apps For Counting Steps [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Apps For Counting Steps [2023 Edition]

    Reach those all-important 10,000 steps a day with the help of your iPhone. Here are the best step-tracking apps out there for counting steps on iPhone. When we think of exercise, many of us probably think of activities such as running, weight lifting, swimming, and yoga. However, those activities aren’t the only ones that count…


  • How To Organize iPhone Apps – The 3 BEST Ways

    How To Organize iPhone Apps – The 3 BEST Ways

    Have a messy iPhone home screen? Here’s how to clean up the app clutter: organize iPhone apps using these tips! The iPhone is arguable the best smartphone out there. That has a lot to do with its industrial design and hardware. However, the iPhone is the leader in the smartphone wars thanks to two other…


  • The Best iPhone Apps For Adding Text To Photos [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Apps For Adding Text To Photos [2023 Edition]

    Do you want to add text to your photos? You’re in luck! Here’s are some great apps for adding text to photos! It used to be that the only people who ever wanted to add text to photos were advertisers or graphic designers. But thanks to the massive explosion of popularity of memes in recent…


  • The Best iPhone Wallpaper Apps [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Wallpaper Apps [2023 Edition]

    Looking for the best wallpapers for your iPhone? Look no further! These are the apps you need to customize the look of your iPhone wallpaper. Wallpaper used to be the horribly tacky wall covering people covered their rooms in. But with the advent of the personal computer, the term “wallpaper” was commandeered to refer to…


  • Apple’s macOS Systems In Order: From 1984 To Present Day…

    Apple’s macOS Systems In Order: From 1984 To Present Day…

    Here’s the full list of the macOS operating systems in order – including Mac OS, Mac OS X, and macOS! The Mac operating system has a long and varied history. It’s been known by many names and can be grouped into three main eras, which you can read about here. But even the era groupings can…


  • The Best iPhone Apps For Chromecast Streaming [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Apps For Chromecast Streaming [2023 Edition]

    You’ll need the appropriate apps if you want to get video, pictures, or the entire screen itself from your iPhone to your Chromecast device. Here are the best iPhone apps for Chromecast streaming. Both Apple and Google have competing technologies that allow users to stream content from their phones to their televisions. Apple’s is called…


  • The Best iPhone Video Streaming Apps [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Video Streaming Apps [2023 Edition]

    While there is no shortage of streaming services, some are better than others for content. Here are the best iPhone video streaming apps! Who ever thought the smartphone would be a popular place to watch films and TV shows? But that’s just what the smartphone has become in the era of streaming video we’re living…


  • The Best iPhone Apps To Customize iPhone Home Screen [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Apps To Customize iPhone Home Screen [2023 Edition]

    With the right apps, you can use widgets to radically alter the appearance of your iOS home screen. Here’s how to customize iPhone home screen. The breakout feature of iOS 14, released in 2020, was, without a doubt, home screen widgets. We’ve told you how to use iOS 14’s widgets on your iPhone before. They…


  • The Best iPhone Apps For Free Music [2023 Edition]

    The Best iPhone Apps For Free Music [2023 Edition]

    A list of all the best iPhone apps for streaming free music on your smartphone! Pandora, SoundCloud and more! Remember CDs? MP3 downloads? Digital singles? All that is old school now. Digital music in the third decade of the 21st century is all about streaming. And if you’ve got an iPhone, your streaming options are…


  • The Best Language Translator Apps For iPhone [2023 Edition]

    The Best Language Translator Apps For iPhone [2023 Edition]

    Apple may have its own translation app now, but there are plenty of good third-party language translator app alternatives. Here’s the apps we reccomend! Real-time artificial translation used to be the stuff of science fiction. Matter of fact, many of us probably got our first introduction to the technology seeing the characters in Star Trek…


  • How To Find A Lost Apple TV Remote Using Your iPhone

    How To Find A Lost Apple TV Remote Using Your iPhone

    If you’ve lost your Apple TV Siri Remote, you can find it using your iPhone. Here’s how to find your loast Apple TV remote… The Apple TV set top box is one of Apple’s best products (despite its name often being confused with the similairly named Apple TV Plus streaming service). If you’re used to…


  • How Long Does Apple Support Apple Watch? Here’s The Data…

    How Long Does Apple Support Apple Watch? Here’s The Data…

    How long does Apple support Apple Watch? It’s important to know for a variety of reasons. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple Watch’s lifespan and updates… Understanding the lifespan and update cycle of your Apple Watch is crucial for optimizing its use and ensuring security. Let’s delve into the specifics of how long…


  • How to Reset an Apple Watch: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Reset an Apple Watch: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Here’s a quick and simple guide covering how to reset an Apple Watch, including methods for a soft reset, a hard reset, and the nuclear option: a factory reset. Let’s dig in… Resetting your Apple Watch can be a useful solution for various issues, ranging from minor glitches to more significant software problems. Depending on…


  • Apple Watch Ultra 2 Review Round-Up: The Best Apple Watch Yet?

    Apple Watch Ultra 2 Review Round-Up: The Best Apple Watch Yet?

    Apple Watch Ultra 2 is here, and let’s look at the device reviews from major outlets. Here’s our Apple Watch Ultra 2 review round-up! The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is the successor to the ultra-successful Apple Watch Ultra.  As with true Apple fashion, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 has no visual changes – it looks…


  • How To Favorite A Song In Apple Music: All The NEW Methods

    How To Favorite A Song In Apple Music: All The NEW Methods

    Apple Music has changed the way you mark songs as favoites. Here’s the new way to favorite a song in Apple Music. Apple has ditched the old way of favotriting songs in Apple Music that users have used for years. Under the old way, you marked a song as “Loved” if you wanted to favorite…


  • iPhone 11 Wireless Charging Tips and Tricks

    iPhone 11 Wireless Charging Tips and Tricks

    Does the iPhone 11 have wireless charging? Yes! Here’s 5 super-simple tips and tricks for getting the most out of your iPhone 11’s wireless charging capabilities… Wondering about iPhone 11 Wireless charging? You’re not alone. Wireless charging is on of the biggest selling points on smartphones in recent years, and the iPhone is no exception.…


  • iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Are They Now Too Old To Consider?

    iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Are They Now Too Old To Consider?

    The iPhone 11 is obviously a better phone that the iPhone 8, it is newer and packs in better features and specs. But are either of these phones worth buying in 2023? Let’s dig in and find out… In the fast-paced world of smartphones, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 8 are like old friends –…


  • iPhone 11 Colors: What’s The Best & Most Popular Choice?

    iPhone 11 Colors: What’s The Best & Most Popular Choice?

    Apple’s iPhone 11 comes in a range of color options – six in total! But what is the best iPhone 11 color? And which iPhone 11 colors are most popular? Let’s find out…  The iPhone 11 is Available In Six Colors  But one is a lot more special than the others. I’m talking, of course,…


  • How To Make iPhone Folders For Your Apps

    How To Make iPhone Folders For Your Apps

    Apple lets you organize your iPhone apps into folders on your home screen. Here’s how to make iPhone folders for your apps. The iPhone’s home screen hasn’t changed that much since the first iPhone was introduced in 2007. An iPhone homescreen shows you rows of apps, and, more recently, home screen widgets if you want.…


  • How To Automatically Delete iPhone 2FA Text Codes

    How To Automatically Delete iPhone 2FA Text Codes

    The iPhone allows you to choose to have any 2FA codes that were texted to you to be automatically deleted after use. Here’s how to set that up. It used to be that the best security you could have was a stong password. But data leaks made obtaining passwords easy. That’s why banks, social media…


  • How To Shuffle Specific Photos On Your iPhone Lock Screen

    How To Shuffle Specific Photos On Your iPhone Lock Screen

    You can set your iPhone lock screen to shuffle specific background images, so your iPhone always has a new look. Here’s how to shuffle specific photos on your iPhone lock screen. When Apple released iOS 17 in September 2023, it was packed with new features – many of which users had been clamoruing for for years…


  • How To Create Custom Art For Your Apple iPhone Music Playlists

    How To Create Custom Art For Your Apple iPhone Music Playlists

    You can create custom playlist artwork for your Apple Music playlists! Here’s how to do it… Apple Music is probably the best subscription service Apple offers (and there are many: Apple News+, Apple TV+, iCloud+, and more…). A large reason Apple Msuic is so good is because the company constantly updates the Music app –…


  • How To Turn Off RCS Messaging on Samsung Devices

    How To Turn Off RCS Messaging on Samsung Devices

    Rich Communication Services (RCS) offers a richer messaging experience, with features like read receipts, multimedia sharing, and more. However, there might be instances where you’d want to turn it off on your Samsung device. This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step. It’s quick, easy, and simple to revert should you decide to start…


  • How to Force Factory Reset Your Android Device: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Force Factory Reset Your Android Device: A Step-by-Step Guide

    So, you’re facing issues with your Android phone. Maybe it’s sluggish. Or perhaps you’re selling it. Whatever the reason, a factory reset is often the go-to solution. But how do you force a factory reset on an Android device? Let’s dive in. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re grappling with some challenges on your…


  • How To Reset Android Phone: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

    How To Reset Android Phone: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

    This guide will show you the quickest and simplest way to reset your Android phone. Just follow the steps and you’ll be done in no time… Ever stared at a frozen Android screen and thought, “Now what?” Or maybe you’re locked out, password forgotten, and you’re this close to tearing your hair out. Or hey,…


  • How To Delete Apple ID Account (2023 Guide)

    How To Delete Apple ID Account (2023 Guide)

    Apple makes it easy for you to control your data – including deleting your Apple ID. Here’s how to delete Apple ID and what to be aware of… If you run Apple devices and content from inside Apple’s ecosystem, Apple ID is basically your key to the kingdom. However, there are some occasions where you might…


  • How To Get An Apple ID Without An Apple Device

    How To Get An Apple ID Without An Apple Device

    Can you create an Apple ID without owning an Apple product? Yes, you can – here’s a guide that shows you exactly how to do it… Wondering how to get an Apple ID? An Apple ID is one of the first things you’ll need if you want to live inside Apple’s ecosystem. As a matter of…


  • How To Add Your Apple Account Card To iPhone Wallet App

    How To Add Your Apple Account Card To iPhone Wallet App

    With iOS 15.5, Apple now allows you to store your Apple Account Card In Wallet. The iPhone’s operating system is constantly updated by Apple throughout the year in what are known as point updates by some. For example, whereas iOS 15.0 is the major release of the new operating system, iOS 15.1 is a more…


  • iPhone 15 Pro Max Review Round-Up: Apple’s Best iPhone Ever Gets Its Most Powerful Camera Ever

    iPhone 15 Pro Max Review Round-Up: Apple’s Best iPhone Ever Gets Its Most Powerful Camera Ever

    Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max is an absolute beast of an iPhone, packing in not only the iPhone’s most powerful chipset ever, but its best camera by a long shot. Here’s what the reviews saying about it. The iPhone 15 series is among the hottest smartphones of 2023. The lineup this year consists of four…


  • iPhone 15 Pro Review Round-Up: Apple’s Pro Model Goes USB-C & Titanium…

    iPhone 15 Pro Review Round-Up: Apple’s Pro Model Goes USB-C & Titanium…

    Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro has gotten some major upgrades including a new titanium frame, a USB-C port, and camera improvements. But what are the reviews saying about it? The iPhone 15 series is now available. When it comes to this year’s iPhone 15 series lineup, there are four models to choose from: the iPhone 15,…


  • iPhone 15 Pro: How To Hide The Status Bar’s Silent Mode Bell Icon

    iPhone 15 Pro: How To Hide The Status Bar’s Silent Mode Bell Icon

    Users are finding an annoying new silent mode bell icon in their iPhone 15 Pro’s status bar. But you can get rid of it. Here’s how… The new iPhone 15 Pro series is phenomenal. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max both feature the Action Button – a physical button that allows you…


  • How To Create & Use iPhone Stickers: A Quick Guide

    How To Create & Use iPhone Stickers: A Quick Guide

    You can create fun digital stickers on your iPhone that you can use across a number of iPhone apps. Here’s how to create and use iPhone stickers! In iOS 17 and later, Apple has packed in a number of cool sticker features in the iPhone’s operating system, iOS 17. iOS 17 is the operating system…


  • iPhone 15 Pro Action Button: A Beginner’s Guide

    iPhone 15 Pro Action Button: A Beginner’s Guide

    The Action Button replaces the mute switch on the iPhone 15 Pro series. It’s much more versatile, too.  If you’ve got one of the new iPhone 15 models, lucky you. No matter if it is the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, or iPhone 15 Pro Max, the iPhone 15 series is the…


  • How To Delete iPhone Apps: A Complete Guide [2023]

    How To Delete iPhone Apps: A Complete Guide [2023]

    Want to delete iPhone apps but don’t know how? It’s actually really simple and you have four possible methods for it which we detail in this quick n’ easy guide… Apps are what make the iPhone great, but many times we download an app and only use it once. If that’s the case there’s little…


  • How To Use The iPhone 15 To Find Your Friends Using Precision Finding

    How To Use The iPhone 15 To Find Your Friends Using Precision Finding

    Ever wish your iPhone could lead you right to a friend in a crowded area? Now the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro can. Here’s how to use the new Precision Finding feature. The new iPhone 15 series is packed with new technology including the A17 chipset and crazy good cameras. All the new features…


  • How To Show iPhone Widgets On A Mac: The EASY Way

    How To Show iPhone Widgets On A Mac: The EASY Way

    On iOS 17 and later and macOS Sonoma and later you can view your iPhone widgets on a Mac. Here’s how… One of the most popular features on the iPhone are iPhone home screen widgets. The feature allows you to place iOS app widgets right on your home screen. The Mac’s macOS operating system has…


  • How To Share Your Contact Details With iPhone NameDrop

    How To Share Your Contact Details With iPhone NameDrop

    iOS 17 introduced a new feature to the iPhone called NameDrop. iPhone NameDrop allows you to quickly and easily share your contact information with another iPhone user. Here’s how to use iPhone NameDrop. Sharing your contact details with another iPhone user just became easier than ever. On iPhones running iOS 17 and later, users can…


  • Quick iPhone Photo Crop: This Is The Fastest Way To Crop A Photo On iPhone

    Quick iPhone Photo Crop: This Is The Fastest Way To Crop A Photo On iPhone

    On iOS 17 and later you can now perform a photo crop in seconds. In this post, we detail the fastest ever way to crop a photo on iPhone. If you’re first getting started in photo editing, one of the beginner steps you learn how to do is crop a photo. Cropping is such an…


  • How To Create An iPhone Contact Poster: Quick Guide

    How To Create An iPhone Contact Poster: Quick Guide

    In iOS 17 and later, iPhone users can create a Contact Poster that will show on other people’s iPhones whenever they call. Here’s how to create an iPhone contact poster. If you want to express yourself more you’ll want to consider up setting up a Contact Poster on your iPhone. The Contact Poster is a…


  • How To Use & Manage Downloaded Offline Maps In Apple Maps

    How To Use & Manage Downloaded Offline Maps In Apple Maps

    iPhone users can now download offline Apple Maps. Here’s how to use and manage offline maps in Apple Maps. The new iPhone 15 series of Apple’s smartphones ships with the iOS 17 operating system, which itself is packed with new features. Among those is the ability to finally download Apple Maps for offline viewing when…


  • How To Download Offline Maps In Apple Maps On iPhone

    How To Download Offline Maps In Apple Maps On iPhone

    iPhones running iOS 17 and later now support offline maps – in other words, you can now download Apple Maps for viewing when you don’t have an internet connection. Here’s how. With iOS 17 and later iPhone users have a cool long-awaited feature in Apple Maps: offline maps. Offline maps are a very popular feature of…


  • watchOS 10: Features, Supported Devices, Release Date & More! (The Ultimate Guide)

    watchOS 10: Features, Supported Devices, Release Date & More! (The Ultimate Guide)

    Apple has shown off the upcoming watchOS 10 for Apple Watch. Here are the best new features and supported devices. Feeling stuck with your current Apple Watch software? You’re not alone. Many users like you have eagerly awaited something groundbreaking to elevate their Apple Watch experience. You’ve probably updated your iPhone to iOS 17 enjoyed…


  • iPhone 15 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro Max: What’s The Difference? 

    iPhone 15 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro Max: What’s The Difference? 

    Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are official. But how are Apple’s 2023 flagship phones different? Let’s examine the specs and updates and find out… So, you’re torn between the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, huh? Don’t sweat it; you’re not alone. These two titans are so closely…


  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S22: The Ultimate Comparison

    Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S22: The Ultimate Comparison

    How does the Samsung Galaxy S22 compare to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra? Is the Ultra model really worth all that extra cash? Let’s compare their specs and features and find out once and for all… Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Feature/Specification Samsung Galaxy S22 Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Design and Build…


  • How Long Do Chromebooks Last? A Complete Guide [2023]

    How Long Do Chromebooks Last? A Complete Guide [2023]

    Google’s Chromebooks are increasingly a popular option among laptop users. But do Chromebooks last as long as MacBooks and other laptops? How long do Chromebooks last? Good question! Google debuted the Chromebook in 2011. The Chromebook is so named because it runs Google’s ChromeOS, which is the operating system based on the Chrome browser and…


  • How To Use iPhone Wi-Fi Calling (2023 Guide)

    How To Use iPhone Wi-Fi Calling (2023 Guide)

    Make phone calls even without cellular coverage, thanks to WiFi calling on iPhone – it’s simple to set up and only takes a couple of seconds! Here’s how to use iPhone Wi-Fi calling. Wi-Fi calling is probably a term you’ve heard thrown around for a while now–and you’ve most likely been wondering if your iPhone supports…


  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Battery: S23, S23 Plus & Ultra Compared

    Samsung Galaxy S23 Battery: S23, S23 Plus & Ultra Compared

    What’s the battery life like across Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series? Let’s compare the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra to find out… When it comes to smartphones, one of the most critical factors for users is undoubtedly the battery life. Samsung has always been fairly good with delivering decent battery performance in its…


  • How To Turn On iPhone Personal Hotspot – Set-Up Guide & Tips

    How To Turn On iPhone Personal Hotspot – Set-Up Guide & Tips

    A quick and simple guide on how to set up your iPhone’s personal hotspot and pair it with another mobile device like an iPad. All of Apple’s iPhones come with Personal Hotspot functionality, whereby you can share your iPhone mobile data connection with other devices – like your iPad or MacBook. If you travel a…


  • How To Turn On iPhone Dark Mode & iPad Dark Mode (2023 Guide)

    How To Turn On iPhone Dark Mode & iPad Dark Mode (2023 Guide)

    Yep, the iPhone has Dark Mode. And this is how you turn iPhone Dark Mode on – it’s super-simple! Also, here’s why you should use it. What Is Dark Mode On The iPhone & iPad? Simply put, Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad turns all the white or bright elements of the iPhone’s user interface into…


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