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.

The OS X Yosemite Beta is Open to the Public Today

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Apple recently opened up their beta testing program to the public, but until now it’s only been good for getting small updates a few days earlier than everyone else. Today that’s about to change, as Apple’s opening up the beta of OS X Yosemite to everyone that signed up to get early access to beta Read more…

How to Remove Duplicate iCloud Contacts with Scrubly

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There are a lot of things in this world that are great to have duplicates of. You’ll never hear anybody complain about having duplicate cakes, cars, or cases of beer, but what you definitely don’t want duplicates of is your contacts. Duplicate contacts eat up space in your address book and make it difficult to Read more…

100% Fruit Content: Apple’s Plan to Serve Up Their Own Content Delivery Network

100% Fruit Content: Apple's Plan to Serve Up Their Own Content Delivery Network
With the announcement that iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 will take a bigger step into the cloud than ever before, the question of where that content will live has come up. Currently Apple uses companies like Akamai to serve their content around the world to the growing list of new markets getting Apple products, Read more…

Why Apple’s Partnership with IBM is a Big Deal

Why Apple’s Partnership with IBM is a Big Deal
Yesterday Apple and IBM announced plans to partner with one another to “transform enterprise mobility” and while this is a very nebulous statement, the implications for Apple’s future are pretty huge. The partnership with IBM looks to be the start of something big for both companies. Most people think of IBM as the people that Read more…

5 Ways to Reclaim Disk Space in OS X

5 Ways to Reclaim Disk Space in OS X
Even though MacBook and Mac Pros have been getting larger and larger internal drives, those of us with SSD drives are still fighting the storage wars, trying to keep the clutter off of drives that while extremely fast, aren’t always the largest when it comes to capacity. The longer you have your Mac the more Read more…

The 6 Best Fitness Apps to Get You Moving This Summer

The 6 Best Fitness Apps to Get You Moving This Summer
Summer is flying by and if you’re like most people summer is the time for not only relaxation and vacation, but for rejuvenation, too. That means running, swimming, and working out to get back in shape after those colder months where you barely poke your head outside before shutting the door again. Check out the Read more…

10 Tips for Using Terminal Like a Pro

10 Tips for Using Terminal Like a Pro
Terminal is one of the most powerful tools your Mac has to offer. There was a time that everything was done via the command prompt, but with the advent of the graphical user interface Terminal has been given a backseat to regular system operation. This doesn’t mean Terminal is any less powerful today than when Read more…

How Apple Plans to Make a Smarter Siri

How Apple Plans to Make a Smarter Siri
Siri is an amazing piece of software that connects us to our technology like nothing before. The idea that you can just ask a question to your phone is not only amazing, but it seems to be the way the tech world is heading by allowing for common speech to do complex functions. With iOS Read more…

How to Prepare an iPhone for Sale

How to Prepare an iPhone for Sale
One of the best uses for an old iPhone is to sell it, but with most of our lives stored on these mobile devices, giving them to someone you don’t know can be a little scary. Simply removing your apps and email accounts isn’t enough to make sure you’re good to sell. There could still Read more…

Should Apple Be Scared of What Came Out of Google I/O?

Should Apple Be Scared of What Came Out of Google I/O?
With WWDC 2014 in the books, Google took some time to shine this week and kicked off their annual GoogleI/O conference with a (very) long keynote address that was at times slightly rambling, but at its core, released some pretty amazing stuff. If you didn’t have time to watch the 3 hour(!!) keynote yesterday, or Read more…