Is Wireless Charging that Great?

With the purchase of my new iPhone, I now had a phone that was capable of wireless charging. Yes yes, I know that Android has had wireless charging for years. I honestly didn’t think it was that great of a feature. How hard is it to just plug in your phone? I decided to get a wireless charger to see how it worked. After some research, I decided to go with the Seneo Wireless Charger. It has good reviews, supports fast charging for the iPhone and is Qi Certified.

Overall I have been happy with the simplicity of just sitting your phone down and it charging. The Seneo charger allows the phone to sit at an angle so you are able to see notifications etc. It also will work with most cases. Just be aware that if you have a large bulky case or a pop socket, you may have trouble getting it to charge.

A wireless charger is a great affordable gift for friends or family. Just make sure their phone supports QI charging. 

Will iPhone X cases work for the Xs?

With the preorder of my new iPhone Xs, I was faced with this question, “Will iPhone X cases work for the Xs?”. After some research, it appeared all cases for the iPhone X would work for the Xs. Unfortunately, after ordering the Torras case, I discovered this is not true.

The iPhone Xs has a larger camera lens and some iPhone X cases will not fit. Luckily the Torras reached out and offered to send me the iPhone Xs version of the case at no extra charge. Great customer service!

I would recommend ordering iPhone cases that is designed to fit the Xs to ensure the camera lens is not covered. The Spigen Liquid Crystal is a good option if you want a minimal case.

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iPhone Upgrade Program Worth It?

TL;DR Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program is actually a good deal if you plan to upgrade to the latest iPhone every year.

Apple’s events are always exciting to see what new devices and features they release. After using the iPhone 7 the past 2 years it was time to upgrade to the new iPhone. I usually preorder my phones on Verizon’s site but it so happens that this year, Verizon’s site was being overloaded. After trying multiple times I decided to try Apple’s site to buy the new iPhone. Apple’s site worked great and had integration with all the major carriers. I was able to get the iPhone Xs 256gb in space grey. Before finishing the pre-order, I was presented with three options. The iPhone Upgrade ProgramVerizon Device Payment Program, or One-time payment. After some quick math at 3am, the thought of getting a new phone each year, and AppleCare+, I decided to go with the iPhone Upgrade Program.  Compare the Upgrade Options Read More

Digital Ocean New Droplets 2018

Digital Ocean just came out with new droplets and prices for 2018. For $5 a month, you can get a server with 1GB of ram and 25GB of solid state drive which is great for most web apps such as blogs or even weather extensions. Currently, this blog is hosted on Digital Ocean.

If you have any droplets, I would recommend resizing them to take advantage of the new prices. It’s a quick process but does require you to shutdown the server. I was able to resize several of my $5 and $10 droplets to the new plans and essentially double my servers speed. Read More