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 […]Read more "How to generate a pair of RSA encryption keys for use in iOS (or elsewhere) using OpenSSL!"
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 […]Read more "Apple Watching"
I noticed a few days ago that both Siri and keyboard dictation stopped working for me. However, they both would still work in my car (over bluetooth). This initially led me to believe that maybe my iPhone 6+’s microphone was starting to fail. I launched Voice Memos, and recorded a new memo, and that worked fine. Plus, […]Read more "Did Siri or dictation stop working for you on your iOS device? Try this."
Greetings, primal human. I have been sent from the future to warn you of things to come, yet bring glad tidings and reassurances that things will get better. If the 2015 MacBook could talk, it would probably say those exact words. This machine is from the future. The not-so-distant future, mind you, but the future […]Read more "The heir of the Air: A review of the 2015 MacBook"
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 […]Read more "Nest having problems staying connected to your Apple Airport Extreme? Try this."
Achtung! Warning! Caveat emptor! This isn’t a bug, so much as an ill-advised feature. I’m sure kids will have fun with it, but if you are even somewhat of a responsible adult, this ‘feature’ may get you in trouble. I personally think its fun, but there is a legitimate gripe to be made in terms of exposing thoughts […]Read more "The only legitimate iOS 8 privacy concern: iMessage group naming"
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, […]Read more "Annoying iOS 8 bugs"