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.

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?

u2 album
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…

3 Ways Your iPhone Can Make Your Home More Secure

3 Ways Your iPhone Can Make Your Home More Secure
When’s the last time you left your house without your iPhone? Chances are you’d leave your wallet at home before you’d go to work or out for the night without the device that just about holds your entire life inside of it. As crime rates increase and the need to keep a watchful eye on Read more…

How Safe is iCloud?

How Safe is iCloud?
With the recent celebrity photo scandal, the safety and security of our data in the cloud has come into question. Before going any further, it’s worth noting that Apple still hasn’t confirmed that the breach came from iCloud itself, but it is looking like iCloud and Photo Stream are the culprit, and that the accounts Read more…

7 Tips for Better Mac Security

7 Tips for Better Mac Security
It’s tough to disagree with the fact that Macs are amazingly secure machines. They are affected by only a small fraction of the number that infect PCs, and are far more difficult to add keyloggers and other spy software onto. This doesn’t mean that your Mac is perfectly secure however. Without a password, it’s still Read more…