About Brian Meyer

Brian is a technology nut who loves all things Apple. Along with tech blogging he owns and operates a website dedicated to Craft Beer knowledge and information: Craft Beer Academy. With a love of sharing information and finding the newest tech out there, he is a great source for interesting news and instruction.

Will Beats Music Ever Be Absorbed Into iTunes?

Will Beats Music Ever Be Absorbed Into iTunes?
With the purchase of Beats, Apple also took on the moderately popular Beats Music service. While the service has remained mostly untouched since the purchase was completed in August, small changes are creeping in that could give Beats Music a huge advantage to competitors like Spotify. The biggest of these changes is the ability to Read more…

How to Add and Remove Buttons in the iOS 8 Sharing Panel

How to Add and Remove Buttons in the iOS 8 Sharing Panel
With the release of iOS 8 Apple has started allowing unprecedented access to their mobile operating system thanks to features like keyboards and extensions. Extensions are Apple’s way of letting 3rd party apps play nicely with one another; something it has never allowed before. Now, you can use Pinterest to share your favorite website, or Read more…

What is Shellshock and How to Protect Against It

What is Shellshock and How to Protect Against It
Don’t look now but there’s another massive vulnerability on the loose and this time it’s your Mac that’s under fire. Shellshock, the newly-discovered vulnerability affects Mac and Linux machines by allowing an attacker to inject code directly into your machine. This vulnerability is one of the worst found yet, as it has the chance to Read more…

Why iOS 8 Failed to Impress

Why iOS 8 Failed to Impress
iOS 8 has been with us for just under 1o days now, giving everyone enough time to install it and get our feet wet. While Apple calls this their biggest update to iOS since the app store, the truth is that the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile OS is lackluster at best. iOS 8 seems Read more…

The Top 5 Annoyances With iOS 8 and How to Fix Them

The Top 5 Annoyances With iOS 8 and How to Fix Them
iOS 8 has been out for a few days now, and by all accounts it’s one of the best OS upgrades yet. With more interoperability between apps and devices than ever before, it’s a huge leap for Apple and seems to be all in all a really good thing. Just like anything else though, you Read more…

The Best and the Worst of iOS 8

The Best and the Worst of iOS 8
In case you’ve been hiding in a Faraday cage without Internet access for the past 24 hours or more, you probably already know that iOS 8 has been released into the wild for all of us to download in all of its glory. Even though it’s somewhat of an overstatement that this update is what Read more…

Will Emerging Markets Get Their Own iPhone?

Will Emerging Markets Get Their Own iPhone?
It’s common to walk down almost any street in a country like the United States and see more than one iPhone. Whether it’s used for simple phone calls or checking Twitter, the iPhone is the definition of pervasive technology in developed countries. While this is true for nations like the United States and many European Read more…

How to Upgrade iCloud Storage to the New, Cheaper Plans

How to Upgrade iCloud Storage to the New, Cheaper Plans
  In preparation for iOS 8 Apple has updated their iCloud storage plans and while they’re still more expensive than Dropbox and Google Drive, the new pricing and storage is far better than anything offered by Apple ever before. Check out the steps below to get signed up for the new iCloud storage plans and Read more…

Why Did Apple Sneak a U2 Album Onto Your iPhone?

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Sure, there were some pretty big announcements at Apple’s big event on Tuesday, and we’re all excited about getting our hands on a bigger iPhone and the Apple Watch, but there was still “One More Thing” that came after the band U2 played to close out the show that doesn’t feel quite right. Tim Cook Read more…

How to Change Folder Icons in OS X

How to Change Folder Icons in OS X
Folders in OS X generally all look the same, and while that’s great for knowing what’s a folder and what’s an application, it doesn’t really make it easy to distinguish one folder from another. Folders like those for Dropbox, Google Drive, and your Home and Library all have icons that are different from all the Read more…