Brian Holmes

  1. How To Clean Your Laptop

    This short guide provides a three-step process for cleaning your laptop. Special care is needed for cleaning the various surfaces of your laptop safely to minimize the chance of accidentally damaging your computer.

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  2. How To Clean Your AirPods Pro

    The AirPods Pro are such an amazing accessory for your Apple devices. They work so seamlessly between iPhone, iPad, iMac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, so you can take calls, enjoy music, listen to your favorite podcasts, (or even tune out your co-workers or the noisiest members of your household). 


    To keep your AirPods Pros looking and lasting their very best, it’s important to clean them regularly. And if you’re reading this article and thinking “Uh-oh, I’ve never cleaned my AirPods even once,” don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.


    First of all, your AirPods Pro are probably dirtier than you think. Most of us know that our phones pick up a lot of bacteria throughout the day as we put them down on counters, desks, restaurant tables, etc. Your AirPods Pro can also gather bacteria from your daily use. Whether it’s moving the charging case from your gym bag to your desk or your kitchen counters, the case comes into contact with a lot of different surfaces, many of which are crawling with germs or bacteria.


    Then, you have the actual AirPod buds themselves. The silicon tips are great for making a tight seal around your ear, so you have superior audio quality. However, those silicon tips aren’t that breathable. If you’ve worn your AirPods Pro during a spin class or an outdoor run on a hot day, you know how sweaty they can get. Plus they’re exposed to things like make-up, hair products, sunscreen, bug spray, moisturizers, and dirt and debris from the world around you. 


    Then, there’s the oil from your fingers as you tap the stem to change tracks or just picking up and holding the AirPods Pro case. If you have a nice premium leather case like the ones from Pad and Quill, that can go a very long way to protecting your AirP

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  3. How To Clean Your AirPods Max Headphones

    AirPods max case

    The AirPods Max are Apple’s newest entry into the world of wireless headphones following the very successful AirPods and AirPods Pro. They offer exceptional sound quality, noise cancelling technology for noisy environments, and, of course, the pair seamlessly to all your other Apple gadgets.


    The downside is that they also come at quite a high price. At $549, they are certainly not cheap so you’ll want to make sure you do everything you can to keep them in tip-top shape so they’ll last you as long as possible. Giving them a good regular cleaning can help you protect your investment, and yourself. 


    Keeping our things clean and sanitized was important even before the events of the past year, but in this day and age, it’s all the more vital to keeping you and your family healthy. Luckily, keeping your AirPods Max clean is quick and easy. 


    If you caught our previous post about keeping your iPhone clean, luckily the AirPods Max don’t have any unique display coatings or materials to worry about destroying. However, you still need to be careful as they are still somewhat delicate and quite expensive. 


    The biggest thing to watch out for is not to get any water into the earpieces themselves, as that could damage some of the delicate components inside. You’ll also want to be careful not to use harsh cleaning chemicals when cleaning them so you don’t damage the materials.


    You’ll want to clean the AirPods Max and the ear cushions separately and Apple offers some tips on how to do that on their website. 


    How to Clean Your AirPods Max


    • Don’t run your AirPods Max under water.
    • Use a soft, dry, lint-free cl
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  4. 3 Simple Steps On How To Clean Your iPhone

    3 Simple Steps On How to Clean Your iPhone

    iPhone Cleaning

    If there’s one thing we’ve all learned of the past year, it’s the value of a good cleaning. We’ve probably spent more time cleaning and disinfecting surfaces over the past year than we’ve spent in a good long while. And for good reason; the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating and is still quite prevalent in many parts of the world. Thankfully, keeping things clean and sanitary can help to keep us safe and healthy. 


    If you don’t already know, the dirtiest, most germ-infested thing you have with you all day every day is your phone. They are filthy. We spend the whole day touching them, setting them on a wide variety of surfaces, taking them into restrooms, so they come in contact with an incredible amount of germs every day. And unfortunately, at least until recently, most of us probably didn’t clean them on a regular basis.


    Thankfully, a lot of germs and bacteria, like those that cause COVID-19, can easily be killed with disinfecting sprays and wipes. The tricky part is that due to some of the materials Apple uses on the displays of the iPhone, simply grabbing a wipe to scrub down your phone might actually end up damaging the device. 


    The material in question that could be damaged is called the oleophobic coating. This strange-sounding substance is basically a fingerprint-resistant coating that covers the glass to make it much smoother to use and it helps it avoid picking up fingerprints. Yes, fingerprints do appear on your screen as you use it, but if you’ve ever used a phone without this coating, y

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  5. How To Save Battery & Preserve Battery Health On iPhone

    how to preserve iphone battery life

    Your iPhone battery is the most important part of your device. If that isn't working, then all the features and apps in the world won't do you any good. However, with a few easy steps, you can make sure that your battery holds a charge and stays charged for longer.

    The lithium-ion batteries inside new iPhones more reliable, longer-lasting, and safer than previous generations. That said, they aren't without their quirks and needs. Here are some great tips on how to extend the life of your iPhone battery and get the most out of it:

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