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.

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…

Will the Smartphone Kill Switch Mean Fewer Stolen iPhones?

Will the Smartphone Kill Switch Mean Fewer Stolen iPhones?
A newly signed bill in California is taking the act of smartphone theft seriously. In this bill is the requirement that any smartphone sold in the state must have antitheft technology installed into it. Originally introduced in February of this year, SB-692 requires smartphones to have a “kill switch” that can be either hardware or Read more…

How to Fix the Most Common iPhone Issues

How to Fix the Most Common iPhone Issues
While most mobile contracts are up every two years, allowing you to get a new phone at a steep discount from full retail, it’s pretty common for the iPhone to hang around a little longer than these two years thanks to the array of apps and quality of the internals. While battery life can diminish Read more…

3 Reasons Why the iWatch Will Never Happen

3 Reasons Why the iWatch Will Never Happen
To say there’ve been a few rumors about Apple’s first foray into wearable tech would be the biggest understatement since someone said the iPhone was useful. With everyone hoping and wishing for an iWatch, there’s been nothing from Apple on the topic except for a few possible patent applications and some talks with Nike about Read more…

6 Ways to Change Up iOS7’s Appearance

6 Ways to Change Up iOS7’s Appearance
The move to iOS 7 brought with it some pretty wild changes in how our iPhone, iPads, and iPod Touches looked. So wild in fact that it was the single largest update to iOS since the inclusion of the App Store. While most have accepted these changes in appearance as-is, many people have issue with Read more…

What Will the iPhone 6 Really Be?

What Will the iPhone 6 Really Be?
It’s hard to visit a tech or Apple-centric website lately without hearing all about what that person or site thinks the next iPhone will be. While each site purports to know from a secret source exactly what the iPhone 6 will be, unless you work for Apple, it’s all really just a guess. There are, Read more…

How to Fix Constant Password Popups in OS X Mail

How to Fix Constant Password Popups in OS X Mail
Side Note: I wrote this thanks to some research I had to do recently because my Mail app was constantly throwing these errors. After research I found the issue was indeed my SMTP server not being entered correctly. How it became incorrect I’ll never know, but hopefully if you’re having issues with this, my issues Read more…

Jacked! What to Do if Your iPhone Gets Stolen

Jacked! What to Do if Your iPhone Gets Stolen
Picture this: You’re at the coffee shop and you need a quick refill on your drink. You head to the counter, fill up, and head back to your seat. No more than 30 seconds passed but when you get back your phone is gone. You search your pockets, look on the floor to see if Read more…