The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought


This is not one of those “Turn off every useful feature of iOS” posts that grinds my gears. My goal is to deliver practical steps to truly solve your iOS battery woes.

I love stuff like this. In order for our devices to serve us for as long as possible, we have to optimize them for doing so. Good, paratactical, reasonable, and actionable suggestions.

“So here’s the test: write down your usage and standby time, press the sleep/wake button (or lock button, as some call it) to put the device to sleep, and set the device down for five minutes. When you come back, take note of the change in time. If your device is sleeping properly, then the Standby time should have increased by five minutes and your Usage time by


Take control of your DSLR and shoot like a pro … in manual mode!

Luxi is here to help.

It turns your phone into an incident light meter to measure the light that’s falling on your subject and let you know what settings to use for a perfect shot.

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Thinking about getting one. Seems like a really good solution, but I figure the main caveat is indeed the fact that you have to take the case off to use it, like everybody is saying.


Julia Manchick’s amazingly beautiful workspace.

Finding an affordable, stylish desk that was long enough for two was a challenge. When I finally found one, Yuriy said he could build it himself. He was right… I love the way our desk turned out and Yuriy scored major manly points.

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Picked up DKCR:3D yesterday, and so far pretty impressed with how great it plays and looks!



Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut, Ben Nevis, Scotland.

Photographed by Marcus Peabody