Replace the Facebook App and Improve Android and iOS Performance

A bloated Facebook app manifests itself differently on the two major smartphone operating systems.  This article will talk about the symptoms and suggest a few good remedies. iOS and Facebook Circa late 2016, my Apple iPhone 6s Plus was beginning to run short of memory.  Granted, it only had 16 GB and probably should have been purchased with at least double.  Looking at the largest consumers of memory, Facebook was always at the top of the applications. There are a few tricks to get some memory back including trying to download a 5 GB movie and tricking iOS into freeing … Read more

How to Transfer Contacts from an Apple iPhone to Android

After using almost every model of Apple iPhone, I took the plunge.  Jumped to the dark side.  I migrated to Android.  One of my tasks was to transfer the contacts from my Apple iPhone 6s Plus to a Samsung galaxy S7 Edge.  It was a little painful for me so here’s an article on how to transfer contacts from an Apple iPhone to an Android phone. Now you might say to yourself – why didn’t he ask the guy to do it?  The guy should be able to transfer contacts. Fair question.  I didn’t buy my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge … Read more

Arkon Mega Grip Cradle and Mounts Still One of My Favorites

The Arkon Mega Grip cradle has been around for many years.  It remains one of my favorites and in fact, this is one of the mounts that I use regularly for my Apple iPhone 6s Plus. There’s a lot top like about this holder.  Unlike most expandable cradles, this opens with a button on the side.  It’s one of the few cradles that can be operated with one hand.  Press the button and the arms on both sides snap open.  The cradle is well made and can be easily closed around the device by simply pressing the sides against the … Read more

Mounts to Turn a Smartphone into a Home Security Camera

Like anyone who has been alive over the past ten years, I own several smartphones.  I recently upgraded my phone to an Apple iPhone 6s Plus.  I checked the going rates for the Apple iPhone 5s at was disappointed at the prices being offered so didn’t bother to sell it.  While investigating cloud services, I stumbled upon a few ways to turn a smartphone into a home security camera. There are two things to work on if turning your smartphone into a home security camera. First, there’s the software part.  There are several good apps and services that will turn your … Read more

Using Google Photos to Free Memory on an Apple iPhone

An Apple iPhone 6s Plus sure is expensive, isn’t it?  I paid $750 for mine from AT&T.  That’s for the base model with 16GB of storage.  I just couldn’t bring myself to spend more than $750 which would have gotten me more storage.  After all, it’s a phone.  Well, I ran out of memory.  Thankfully I discovered the Google Photos app. Google’s Photo Service is all over the place.  You can access your photos from your phone, tablet, desktop.  Anywhere that has internet connectivity and a device.  The app has many features which the native photo storage iOS app on an … Read more

iBolt MFI Approved Powered Car Mounts for Apple iPhone

Today, we’re going to look at an entire line of mounts from a company called iBolt.  They are one of the few companies I am aware of that bundle in an MFI (Made for iPhone) approved cable with their mounts.  Most iBolt MFI mounts have a cable management built in.  The cable management helps to keeps the cable in place versus dangling freely around your gear shift or arm. The mount that is pictured is my Apple iPhone 6s Plus mounted with the iBOLT xProDock Car Dock / Mount / Holder for iPhone 6 / 6+ / 6s / 6s+ – … Read more