How to generate a pair of RSA encryption keys for use in iOS (or elsewhere) using OpenSSL!

It took me too long to piece this information together, so I’m posting it here for posterity, and hopefully the Googles.  There are 1000 ways to skin a cat with OpenSSL, however these are at least proven to work within an iOS application via the Xcode libraries. First, make sure you have a version of OpenSSL […]

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Apple Watching

When you consider activities that contribute the most to battery drain on your smartphone (or any computing device, really), there are certain activities that rise to the top.  These include: Playing a highish-end game (anything 3d, or intense 2d… think Vain Glory, or Asphalt 8) Using GPS, the cellular radio(s) for talking or largish network […]

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Nest having problems staying connected to your Apple Airport Extreme? Try this.

I recently got a new Apple Airport Extreme wireless router.  It performs great, but for some reason my (1st generation) Nest thermostat starting having trouble staying connected to my network.  If you google ‘Nest connection problem’, you get a rabbit-hole of forums and complaints that include various hacky anecdotal fixes.  Well let me add one […]

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Annoying iOS 8 bugs

Here are some things that bug me about iOS 8: Spotlight crashes.  Ever drag the screen down so you can start searching for an app, or an email, etc.?  iOS Spotlight is a tremendously useful feature.  If you have pages and pages of apps, you can’t live without it.  But often, you are forced to, […]

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