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Solar power for your mobile devices

Solar panel technology has come a long way. So I decided to see how much free energy I could collect from a portable solar panel and an external battery.

Thoughts on adding Apple Watch features to your iOS app

With the release of the Apple Watch, developers have been scrambling to add support to their apps. But there are considerations that need to be top of mind.

Test your website for Google’s new mobile-friendly algorithm

Google recently announced that starting April 21, 2015, they will be expanding the rankings in search results to favor websites that are "mobile-friendly".

Track opens and click activity from Outlook 2013 emails

Here's how to create a rich HTML email that can have opens and click-throughs tracked, and which can be sent directly from Microsoft Outlook 2013.

Create a favicon using PNG images

Using the free ImageMagick utility, you can create multi-resolution favicon.ico files with PNG images. Here's how.

Tech predictions for 2015

Various Fynydd staff make tech predictions for 2015. Will Apple tech dominate? What's Microsoft's next move? Will I finally get FiOS (hint: no)?

Can you remember your passwords? That's bad.

Let's talk about the first line of defense in protecting your identity online so that you don't become an explicit target or collateral damage: passwords.

How to make bootable OS X Yosemite USB flash drives and other media

How do you erase your Mac hard drive and install OS X Yosemite without a startup disk or using recovery mode? You need a bootable OS X Yosemite installer. Here's how to make one.

How to charge and care for your mobile device battery

Lithium-ion batteries, like the ones used in notebooks, tablets, and phones, don't require power cycling in order to retain their maximum capacity for storing energy and long life.

Working with hidden files in OS X

If you've ever had to edit a hidden system file in OS X, like the *hosts* file (for adding custom domain names to your local machine), it's easy to find and open these files from any application.