Category Archives: Apple

Calibrating your monitor for the best viewing experience

Proper monitor calibration will ensure that your colors and black levels are true, and will ensure that your monitor is producing the best results for editing and viewing images and videos. Plus, it’ll be easier on your eyes! You could of course have us come out and perform a professional in-home calibration, but why not do it yourself and save the money? A quick at-home calibration is relatively speedy, hassle-free, and will greatly improve image quality. Here’s Ctrl Alt Repair's guide on calibrating your monitor to help make sure colors are represented accurately at all times. We can’t guarantee you will produce results as good as a professional calibration, but even these basic calibration procedures will help outshine your monitor’s factory presets.

Before you begin

You’re going to want to do several things before you begin the calibration process.
  • Turn on your monitor at least...

Apple’s software SVP says quitting apps in the background does not help improve battery life

Somehow, it has become a part of mainstream culture for iPhone and iPad users to quit all their apps in multitasking as some kind of regular tech maintenance ritual to improve battery life or speed up the hardware. An understanding of how iOS multitasking works however, shows that this is completely unnecessary to close every app in the multitasking view frequently. red cloud A reader decided to ask Tim Cook for an official stance on whether he quits all his apps and if it’s necessary. Although Cook didn’t answer, Apple iOS chief Craig Federighi did with an unambiguous answer ‘no and no’ … In the email shared with 9to5Mac, Federighi jumps in to answer Caleb’s question. The message headers have been verified for legitimacy. This is the arguably the strongest opposition from Apple executives on record in...

10 Things you should know about iCloud Photo Library

iCloud Photo Library was one of the major new features showcased at the WWDC Keynote last year, and was rolled out along with iOS 8.1. It allows you to sync all your photos and videos to iCloud, so that you can access them from any device.

1. What is iCloud Photo Library?

iCloud Photo Library allows you to keep all your photos and videos in iCloud, so you can access them from any device. It also gives you an option to keep optimized and lightweight versions of your entire library, thus allowing you to save space on your device. The original resolution of your entire library is stored in iCloud Photo Library. It is also important to note here that the Camera Roll and My Photo Stream album will replaced with an All Photos album when you enable...

12 Things you should know about iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive was one of the major new features introduced by Apple in iOS 8, which allows you to store all your documents in iCloud, so that you can access it them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or even PC. Now what does that mean for you?

1. What is iCloud Drive?

iCloud Drive allows you to store all your documents such as presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, etc.. in iCloud, so you can access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or even PC. You can call it a competitor to cloud based services like Dropbox and Microsoft's OneDrive, but in case of iCloud Drive, as you might have guessed, it is tightly integrated with iOS and Mac platform. Prior to iCloud Drive or iOS 8, you could only access and edit files using an...

Jailbreaking 101: Schools in Session

For millions of happy users all over the world, the iPhone is fantastic just as it is. It's beautiful, elegant, easy to use and there are thousands of apps and oodles of content for them to choose on the App Store. And then there are the people who aren't so happy. People who want to break free of the restrictions they believe Apple has forced upon us all - from the default apps that come with iOS to the fact its underlying structure can't be customized by individual programmers, third party developers and even users themselves. These unhappy people are the jailbreakers. And Apple has been playing a cat-and-mouse game with them ever since the iPhone launched in January 2007. It's easy to understand the jailbreakers' frustration. On the Mac you can pretty much do whatever...