Few days ago, my friend asked me to check iPad as it does not charge and does not work well. And today I got time to check.

Initially, I found that it does charge, it was discharged and displayed picture with battery. And as result it just take as lot of time to charge as it charges very slowly as there is pretty much no software control over charge current, duration etc. Honestly Apple can do better to put some text on that screen that explains what’s going on.

After it did charge it starts but showing famous Connect to iTunes picture. Ok, iTunes time. iTunes told me that I have to either Update it or Restore. Initially I did

5 years ago, I bought iPad Air 2 for my wife. It worked just fine but about 2 years ago I started to get complains from her about battery. She is using iPad only to read books and she was saying that iPad can discharge battery in just few hours. Reading books is not something that should discharge batter that rapidly. So, I started investigation.

That time iPad has iOS 11 and I did install few tools that show battery degradation and battery was at perfect condition. I did check if battery charge is measured correctly and iPad switched itself off at about 0%. I did calibrate battery and many other things and asked my wife to check it. She

I have to admit that I’m quite technical person, I know how to hardware and software works together, I can find solutions for different technical problems. But I don’t really enjoy doing so for devices that should just work.

In my view huge success of Apple in mobile world based on following pillars: design, hardware, software and Store. Let’s see each of them in details.


As you probably aware, most products are designed by engineers. They are quite practical people. They don’t need bells and whistles. I should work and do its job. Design will be absent or extremely basic. At the same time in many areas design is quite important. Nobody would like to drive car that looks

I have iPhone and many people asking me why iPhone doesn’t have ability to insert SD card to extend storage. And I decided to explain it here. But before I would like to put disclaimer: I’m not Apple fun. I use only iPhones from their products. For Steve Jobs is good manager and not an icon and so on.  

From technical side it is totally not a problem. Apple can do it without any problem and it is not expensive. But why they didn’t do it then? Well I have to admit what Apple does differently is to look at product not as list of features but as whole experience. And from that experience external SD card doesn’t look

This is interesting story about problem I was able to solve and how correlation does not always imply causation.

Ok, sometime ago my wife dropped her iPhone and broke screen. Initially I thought to repair it via 3rd party service but at the end I went to Apple and for $120 they did replace screen. And as story unfold you will see that it was totally worth it.

Few days later after Apple fixed screen (and it took only one hour) my wife started to complain that phone is started to freeze for few seconds. And after few days it became quite bad. So, I did backup phone and my wife went to Apple and they simply replace phone to

Today I decided to install iCloud for Windows. Recently I write article about backing up Apple devices to iCloud without photos and I thought that perhaps iCloud app allows to manage it better or save some time. Anyway, I downloaded it and started installer just to see that my Windows 10 is too new for iCloud for Windows and it requires older version. That was weird and decided to investigate it.

After some investigation I found that it is possible to install with some tricks, but application actually does not work on Windows 10 October 2018. And that’s exactly version I have. Something is wrong here.

What is great about Microsoft Windows that they spend enormous amount time on compatibility.

Right now, I’m paying $3 per 200 GB for Apple’s iCloud (next one $10 per 2TB of data). But I also have Microsoft Office subscription that cost me $10 per month (or $8.3 if I’m paying yearly) and I got 6 times 1TB of data and 6 times Microsoft Office. As result even without Office it looks like much better deal. All Apple devices in my family have about 1TB of data combined so to backup them into iCloud will cost me $10 per month. But I already paying for Office and paying another $10 sounds like waste.

Currently backup only photos and videos as most important data and everything else is pretty much not and I don’t like it.

When you see this message on your iPhone you should be prepared for worst. In fact, if you see time below that message then you still have hope but when you enter pin code you should do it extremely careful. And now in details about this problem.

iPhone allow you to enter password 10 times. When you enter it incorrectly you got following:
    6 incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 1 minute
    7 incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 5 minutes
    8 incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 15 minutes
    9 incorrect guesses: iPhone is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes
    10 incorrect guesses: