Tag Archive: Strength

Apple Watch goes from strength to strength, while Samsung falls

The Apple Watch continues to go from strength to strength, while Samsung’s own wearable devices are eclipsed by new arrivals, according to new figures released by International Data Corporation (IDC). What the figures show is that Apple Watch shipments increased from 3.6 million units in the year’s second quarter to 3.9 million in the third. […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Poor kid’s smartphone strength test ends in tears

No matter how robust you believe your smartphone case to be, battering it with a hammer just for the sake of it is never a good idea. One young boy learned this the hard way when he smashed his smartphone to bits…Read more ›

Apple Runs an iPhone 5S Fitness Advertisement, “Strength”

Apple has started running a new iPhone 5S commercial, titled “Strength”, which focuses on using the phone as a fitness aid. A video for the advertisement is embedded below for easy viewing. The TV advertisement follows people using the iPhone to track fitness goals, participate in physical activity, and serve as a form of digital … Read More

The Tao WellShell Measures Your Isometric Fitness Strength, With Your iPhone’s Help [Kickstarter]

The Tao WellShell is probably unlike any iOS-connected fitness device you’ve ever encountered. It doesn’t simply track steps, or heart rate, or weight, or any of the other standard metrics tracked in dozens of other connected fitness devices. Instead, this…Read more ›

Sort All Your Passwords By Strength In Mac App, 1Password [OS X Tips]


Excellent Mac app 1Password is a cross-platform password management app that makes it easy to have unique strong passwords for every site you visit, as well as keeping all your private bits of data secure and available to only you. While you’d think that a single app that holds all your sensitive data would be a point of weakness, agilebits has proven its app to be super secure, even against hackers  [Read More…]

Use Your Mac To Check The Signal Strength Of Any Bluetooth Device [OS X Tips]

Bluetooth Strength

If you use Bluetooth as much as I do, you’ll know that there are times when it works flawlessly and times when it does not. Many of the issues around sound quality of a Bluetooth speaker or the performance of a Bluetooth keyboard have to do with the strength of the signal going between your Mac and the Bluetooth gadget.

Here’s a simple way to check the signal strength  [Read More…]

Monitor a Bluetooth Device’s Connection Strength in Mac OS X

Bluetooth Connection Monitor in OS X

Those who use external Bluetooth devices with a Mac, whether it’s a keyboard, mouse, headset, or anything else, are probably aware that connection strength between the device and the computer is going to directly impact how usable the device is. The next obvious question then is, how do you check the strength of such a connection? Regular readers may recall a previous tip that allows  [Read More…]

Use Field Test Mode to See True iPhone Signal Strength as Numbers Instead of Bars

iPhone cell signal bars are shown as numbers rather than bars with Field Test mode

Field Test Mode is a hidden feature on the iPhone which allows you to see technical details of the device, the most useful of which is the true signal strength displayed as a number rather than the traditional signal bars.

Entering Field Test Mode on iPhone

This will work on any iPhone model except the original:

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Test Password Strength & Generate Strong Passwords in Mac OS X

Test Password Strength & Generate Secure Passwords in Mac OS X

Mac OS X includes a great built-in utility that helps you test existing password strength, and also generate new strong passwords. If you’re wondering if your password is secure this is a great safe way to test the quality of it, and it’s also a safe way to create new strong passwords that you know will be considered secure.

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[Review] Bars – More Accurate Signal Strength Indicator

Do you feel like the iPhones signal indicator is too liberal on its readings? Does the signal strength seem a little too high for the cellular performance youre getting? A new free jailbreak tweak dubbedBarsby iOS developerphoenix3200promises more accurate signal strength indicator readings by allowing fractions of the bars to appear to indicate more precise and conservative readings. As you can see pretty clearly from the images above, not the entire fourth bar is being  [Read More…]