How Apple Broke Podcasts in iOS 14.5

In the wake of having my Tweet featured on MacRumors last week, I thought it would be good to fully document the changes in Apple’s Podcasts app in iOS 14.5 – especially given that several of the article’s comments seemed to misconstrue the issues many users are facing. UPDATE 12/05/2021: Users are reporting Apple have addressed … Read more

Switching Online Cloud Backup From CrashPlan to Backblaze

Having waited years for a native Mac app, thousands of CrashPlan Home users have finally jumped ship, forced out by software company Code42. It’s fair to say that us CrashPlan Home users have had it rough. Way back in 2014, I switched from my then backup service of choice Mozy, to CrashPlan by Code42. At … Read more

Remove Spigot Malware on Mac

Beware of adware and malware on the Mac. It can’t do much damage on OS X (macOS), but it’s incredibly annoyingly and trivial to remove. I first came across the Mac app TuneUp a few years ago. It was essentially an iTunes extension that helps you clean up your library by identifying unnamed songs and … Read more

Nest and Yale’s Smart Linus Lock Postponed Until 2017

Update: Over two years late, but the ‘Nest x Yale lock’ is finally here. The future of Nest, now back with Google rather than parent company Alphabet, however, is still as shaky as ever. Since Google’s acquisition of Nest, the home technology company has somewhat stalled, both in terms of releasing new products and developing existing ones. Now, … Read more

Problems Moving House With a Virgin Media TiVo Box

We relocated a few months ago and amongst the huge list of services and contracts to transfer to a new address is, of course, your TV, Phone and Internet provider. Unfortunately transferring to a new address with Virgin Media wasn’t all they promised. UPDATE 15/09/2016 Having spoken to several people about this issue, it seems … Read more