And why it’s a lot easier than it looks!

Image: Author.

If I were to hand you a Rubik’s Cube right now, do you think you would be able to solve it? A lot of people would say “no” before making that hilarious joke about peeling the stickers off that I definitely haven’t heard before.

But what if I told you that the Rubik’s Cube is actually quite straight-forward to solve? While it will take hours and hours to get to the point where you can solve it in 30 seconds, the process of solving the cube itself really isn’t that difficult with the right resources. …


Was this an intentional, or unintentional oversight?

Image: Apple Newsroom.

Last night, Apple announced their brand new range of iPhones in their third all-digital keynote of the year. We saw the announcement of Apple Silicon and all of the new operating system updates in June, followed by the new Apple Watch and iPad models last month; while yesterday’s keynote introduced the new iPhone 12 models and the new HomePod Mini. However, there was one big mistake with the iPhone models that Apple may have overlooked.

Yesterday’s announcement revealed exactly what the online leaks had predicted — four new iPhone models that were all of different sizes. These models are now…


Are simple games the key to gaming success?

Photo by Author

If you have been on the internet at all in the last three months, then you have undoubtedly heard of Among Us and Fall Guys — two games that have taken over the gaming world in a very short amount of time. The success of these games has got me thinking — are simple games the way forward in the gaming industry? This article is going to take a look at how Among Us and Fall Guys have become so successful, and what we can learn from these two very popular games.

What Are These Games?

Before we discuss how these games got into…


The results were fascinating!

Photo by Prateek Katyal on Unsplash

We have all seen blog posts and YouTube videos that show people deleting all of their social media apps from their phones and seeing how it changes their day-to-day lives. I wanted to see how much it would affect my life but figured I would tweak the challenge to make it my own.

Instead of deleting all of my social media apps; which, let’s be honest, isn’t a good idea if you are a writer, I opted to simply turn off the notifications instead. I didn’t set them to ‘deliver quietly’, I turned them completely off. One month, zero notifications…


They earn real money from virtual goods they never made

Photo by Fredrick Tendong on Unsplash

When you think of PC gaming, it is incredibly likely that Valve’s Steam program is the first to pop into your head. What Valve has created is a huge network of gamers that are eager to play the latest games with friends from all around the world.

But, Steam has manipulated us all. We are all greeted with one of the biggest money-making web-pages on the planet, the Steam Community Market, the home of cosmetic items that suck the money out of hardcore gamers’ bank accounts.

What Steam has created is nothing short of genius; and this article is going…


Were you born in the 1990s? You might be sitting on a fortune!

Photo by Kreeson Naraidoo on Unsplash

When you think back to your childhood, what was the one thing that people in your school seemed to obsess about the most? For me, Minecraft was the most popular topic to talk about when I was 10; but for those born in the 1990s, the word you likely heard every day of your early childhood was ‘Pokémon’.

Pokémon has been around for over 20 years now, and is more popular than ever with the recent release of Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch becoming the third best-selling Pokémon game in the franchise. …


And how many students in the UK left school with worse grades than they deserved.

Choosing the right path through education is one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to your career. At 5-years old, you start primary school, which is the beginning of a 13-year experience that will essentially help you decide which route you would like to take in life. Along the way, you have to sit in many exam halls to prove how good you are at a certain subject, and to impress those in your future industry.

Exams are one of the biggest stresses in a teenager’s life, as the results will decide whether or not…


A look at how young people use social media, and how it’s taking over our lives.

Social media has become a huge part of our day-to-day lives. Whether you choose to use it for business, catching up with family, friends and celebrities, education, news or anything in-between; the last ten years have seen social platforms grow into something that we never could have imagined.

As an 18-year old student from the United Kingdom, I was curious about how social media has changed since I started secondary school (‘middle school’ for my American readers) in 2013. …


No more spamming the backspace key!

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash

Keyboard shortcuts are an incredibly powerful tool for writing, designing, and anything else that you can do with a computer. My workflow in Photoshop is purely shortcuts based, with my muscle memory taking over whenever I need to use the brush tool or magic wand tool. It is possible to write and format an entire Medium article without having to take your hand off the keyboard to use your mouse — this illustrates just how many keyboard shortcuts there are!

This article is going to take a look at some keyboard shortcuts that you may not know, and tell you…


Some much needed changes are finally being implemented into iOS 14!

Every year, Apple release the latest version of iOS, one of the most popular operating systems in the world. Apple have a history of being somewhat stubborn at listening to their customer’s feedback — but this year, things are different.

iOS 14 is an update that contains features that have been requested by iPhone users for years. We are finally receiving updates to the user interface after update upon update with very little change to the core design, and we have been given features that will make our iPhone more efficient, and more user-friendly.

Photo by Przemyslaw Marczynski on Unsplash

What’s new in iOS 14?

The main changes that have been…

Joe McCormick

Joe McCormick is a 19 year old Formula One enthusiast and aspiring journalist; writing articles about F1, technology and business on Medium and DriveTribe.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store