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Thoughts About 2018 iPhone Naming

Apple have recently announced three new iPhone models. They are similar in many ways, and all three benefit from performance increases, thanks to the...

Upgrading from MacBook Air 2011 to MacBook Pro 2013

MacBook Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Air (Mid 2011)
Choosing Another Mac Towards the end of 2018, I started to find that my trusty MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) wasn't quite powerful enough any...

Using iDrive 2 TB Cloud Backup for Five Weeks

iDrive Backup Progress on Linux
Around 12th April, I started the process of switching from CrashPlan to iDrive, because CrashPlan are withdrawing their unlimited home backup service for home...

Switching from CrashPlan to iDrive

Goodbye CrashPlan I've been receiving emails from CrashPlan regularly, telling me that their cloud backup service is no longer being offered for home users. That...

Six Recommended Tech Podcasts: Apple, iOS, Mac, Development and More

Six Tech Podcasts
For over two years, I've been listening to quite a few different tech podcasts, mainly Apple-related ones. This list contains the ones I still...

Problems Buying a Used MacBook Pro from CEX

MacBook Pro Late 2013
Online Purchase I ordered a used MacBook Pro from the CEX website, on 21 December 2018. (I've written separately about what lead me to choose a...