Apple’s “Vintage and Obsolete Products” Repair Policy

The following copy is taken directly from Apple’s website: Owners of iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac products may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer manufactured—or longer where required by law. Apple has discontinued support for certain technologically obsolete and vintage products. I’m […]

Apple (alt)ernatives – Western Digital TV Over Apple TV

Thinking about purchasing Apple TV? Think again. While it’s nice to have Apple TV (somewhat) integrate with your Apple products, you’re still locked in the “Apple” world. Here are just some of the limitations: Incompatible movie formats Low-functionality interface Movies rented on Apple TV must be watched on Apple TV Search box only searches the […]

MagSafe Power Adapter Protection

The MagSafe power adapter has had a lot of problems with cable strain over the years, especially near the transformer end. Luckily, there’s an easy cable-wrapping tip that will increase the lifespan of the adapter. Before wrapping the cable around the two plastic prongs, give the cable a little bit of slack. See the photo below. For additional […]

iPhone AssistiveTouch

My iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake button started to fail, and I missed the window for the Replacement Program. Luckily for me, the iPhone has a feature called AssistiveTouch. AssistiveTouch helps you use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you have trouble touching the screen or pressing the buttons (especially a button that has stopped working). Using AssistiveTouch […]

Use an Old MagSafe Adapter on Your New Mac

Want to use your old MagSafe adapter on your New Mac? All you need is an adapter! MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter It’s a small adapter, so a MagCozy might also come in handy.