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Text Message Forwarding in iOS 8.1

Jan 18, 2015

Apple has recently added the ability to send text messages (SMS) and answer phone calls from devices other than your iPhone. Previously, iMessages would sync between your Apple devices, which proved a great convenience to many. For example, when I'm not by my phone, I could still get the message on my computer. On the other hand, regular text messages, most commonly used when communicating with those with a non-Apple phone, didn't sync up until recently. Continue reading...

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

Sep 30, 2014

About two weeks ago, Apple hosted a special event where the iPhone 6 was announced. They confirmed many rumors of a secondary, larger phone model by simultaneously releasing the iPhone 6 Plus. The former has a screen size of 4.7 inches, and the latter of 5.5 inches, in contrast to the 4.0" iPhone 5s. There are a couple other differences between the two 6 models, but are they worth the $100 premium? Continue reading...

RAM Optimizer for Mac: Memory Diag

Aug 27, 2014

Is your Mac performing more slowly than it usually does? Do you notice that restarting your computer restores its original speed? You're likely facing an issue involving your computer's random access memory. You could get used to restarting your computer all the time, but fear not, there's a better way. With the free app Memory Diag from Rocky Sand Studio, you can easily manage your RAM and keep its usage from getting out of hand. Continue reading...

Easy Ringtones with GarageBand

Aug 17, 2014

The iPhone now has a decent selection of pre-installed ringtones, but many want to go farther with the personalization of their phone. Of course, you can buy a very wide variety of ringtones under the Tones section of the iTunes Store. Many of them are shortened versions of music tracks, however. My issue with this system: there's no reason that you must spend an extra dollar to get a ringtone of a song you already own. Some apps allow you to create a ringtone from your music, but few are both free and easy to use. However, if you have a relatively new Mac, you already have a powerful yet fairly simple way to make a ringtone: GarageBand. Continue reading...

What Happened to Optical Media?

Jul 2, 2014

Optical media, referring to CDs, DVDs, and BDs, have played a vital role in computing over the years. After the floppy disk became obsolete, CD drives became mainstream in computers. It came to a point where most software was distributed on CDs. Then came the DVD, which quickly replaced the CD in many ways and had its drives implemented in most computers. The third generation of optical media, the Blu-Ray disc, might not be as well-used. Use of all three generations is declining overall. How can the technology world survive without optical media? To answer this question, let's look at the different optical media types. Continue reading...

Portability of Portable Hard Drives

Apr 29, 2014

External hard drives can be used for a number of reasons: expanding your computer's storage, easily transferring large content from one place to another, and backing up your computer's files, just to name a few. There are now many sorts of hard drives to choose from on the market. Among these are portable hard drive options. A true portable hard drive is not only easy to transport, as the name implies, but it also has one key feature: it does not need an external power source. Continue reading...

iPhone 5c, Apple’s “Newest” Phone?

Apr 22, 2014

With the simultaneous release of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, Apple has expanded their iPhone product line to accommodate two phones. The iPhone 5s was Apple's traditional yearly upgrade to the iPhone, where it added many features to the previous generation, the iPhone 5. Apple designed the iPhone 5c, on the other hand, as a "cheaper, but still brand new" budget phone. It does, in fact, cost $100 less than the iPhone 5s. There's more behind Apple's latest money-making gimmick, though... Continue reading...

Pages 5.0: A Different Program

Apr 15, 2014

You've upgraded to Apple's most recent OS X Mavericks. You will probably go ahead and upgrade Apple's suite of apps, including Pages. But wait a second, is it upgrading or downgrading? The new Pages 5.0 and Pages 4.3 are two completely different programs. Pages 5's code was completely rewritten, in order for Apple to set the ground for new things to come with the program. Continue reading...

iPhone 5 Camera vs. Point and Shoot

Apr 14, 2013

Lately, there have been many arguments about whether the iPhone 5 camera is actually better quality than a true point-and-shoot camera. If you already own an iPhone 5, buying a true camera could be considered a waste of money. That is, if the iPhone camera is truly of high quality. Has Apple improved the camera enough? Here's a visual test: iPhone 5 camera vs. the Nikon Coolpix S550, an example of a point-and-shoot. Continue reading...

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About BradzTech

Hello, I'm BradzTech! I'm a technology enthusiast and Apple fan. I enjoy experimenting with my iMac and iPhone and using my knowledge of computers to help others with their computer problems, Mac and PC users alike! I created this website to spread my knowledge of technology over the Internet. I currently do this by periodically writing on my blog.