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iPhone Slow? An Old Battery Might Be To Blame

Dec 22, 2017 - 14 Comments
Old iPhone battery may result in slow iPhone performance

Your battery might be making your older iPhone slow. This is because, apparently, iOS system software sometimes slows down older iPhones when the internal battery has degraded to the point where it can no longer sufficiently power the device at the expected performance level.

iOS 11 Feels Slow? 11 Tips to Speed Up iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Oct 6, 2017 - 53 Comments
Speed up iOS 11 if it feels slow

There are mixed reports that updating to iOS 11 has slowed down some iPhone and iPad hardware, or that performance of tasks like opening and interacting with apps is slower after installing iOS 11. If your iPhone or iPad feels slow after installing iOS 11, then you might want to try a few of the … Read More

How to Disable Automatic GPU Switching on MacBook Pro

Jan 8, 2017 - 10 Comments
Disable automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro

For those MacBook Pro owners with higher end models that include dual video cards (integrated and discrete GPU), you’re likely aware that Mac OS and certain apps will switch between the two graphics cards as is determined necessary. The idea behind this is for apps to use the integrated GPU when attempting to conserve power … Read More

macOS Sierra Slow? Here’s Why & How to Speed Sierra Up

Oct 4, 2016 - 78 Comments
Speed up slow macOS Sierra

Some Mac users who have updated to macOS Sierra have felt their computer is running slower than it should be. If you have noticed a performance hit after upgrading to macOS Sierra, there is likely a good reason for it, and it’s even more likely to have a simple solution. Read on to learn why … Read More

iOS 10 Slow on iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Speed It Up

Sep 13, 2016 - 34 Comments
Speed up iOS 10 if it runs slow

Is your iPhone or iPad slow after updating to iOS 10? Why is iOS 10 running so slow? Maybe even the iPhone feels hot and animations are laggy, why? Some users may have these questions after they have updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 10, as some feel that iOS 10 runs slower than … Read More

Boost Game Performance on Retina Macs with a Simple Trick

Apr 16, 2016 - 11 Comments
Improve Mac game performance

Mac users with Retina displays may have noticed that gaming performance is sometimes reduced on these machines. The reason is quite simple; if you’re running the game at native resolution, then the Mac has to drive the game at full resolution of the display at 2880 x 1440 or greater. A common solution to this … Read More

How to Disable Transparency Effects in Mac OS X Interface

Jan 2, 2016 - 11 Comments
Reduce Transparency in OS X to turn off translucent interface effects on Mac

Transparent effects have had a prominent place in the user interface of Mac OS X ever since the Mac got a face lift with recent versions of MacOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Many users like the transparency found throughout the window title bars and sidebars, but some users may not like the … Read More

Speed Up Photos App in OS X with Reduce Motion

Dec 14, 2015 - 8 Comments
Reduce Motion in Photos app for Mac OS X

The Mac Photos app uses various motion animations in the interface that are similar to those which appear in the iOS world, with plenty of zooming, panning, and other eye candy for doing simple tasks like opening a picture. Those eye candy effects may look nice to some users (and nauseating to others who are … Read More

iOS 9.2 Runs Faster on Some iPhone Models with Speed Boost & Less UI Lag

Dec 9, 2015 - 35 Comments
iOS 9.2 runs faster on some devices

For users who have been experienced performance degradation after updating an iPhone or iPad to iOS 9 from iOS 8.4.1 or older, you may be pleased to discover improved performance on some devices with the iOS 9.2 update.

Fix iOS 9 Slow Performance & Lag with Three Easy Tips

Sep 18, 2015 - 194 Comments
iOS 9 feels slow? Speed it up with these tips

A notable number of users who have installed iOS 9 on their iPhones, iPad, and iPod touch have discovered that iOS 9 has caused performance to suffer, with annoying lag, choppiness in interactions, delayed response from the user interface, and just general performance degradation. That lag can be notable enough to make the device feel … Read More

Tame High WindowServer CPU Use on a Mac with OS X Yosemite

Apr 6, 2015 - 32 Comments
WindowServer, why do you eat so much CPU? I bought you a new Mac, what else do you want? Please WindowServer, be nice.

The Mac received a many changes with OS X Yosemite along with a notable visual redesign, but some of those changes and various transparent effects may be taking a toll on some users Mac performance with errant WindowServer behavior. This is typically demonstrated with the WindowServer process spiking into heavy CPU use for seemingly no … Read More

How to Monitor FPS (Frames Per Second) Live in Mac OS X with Quartz Debug

Apr 2, 2015 - 14 Comments
Enable the FrameMeter FPS monitor in OS X Quartz Debug tool

Whether testing performance of an application, OS X animations, or just out of general curiosity, you can measure the refresh rate in Frames Per Second of onscreen actions and animations on the Mac by using a free developer tool from Apple called Quartz Debug. Part of the Graphics Tools package of Xcode, Quartz Debug can … Read More

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