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 Code 42.

It’s fair to say 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 the time I gave CrashPlan a glowing review, save for one issue – the lack a native Mac app – something that was promised would be shortly arriving.


Last Night’s TV Review: Mum

The humble BAFTA award-winning comedy returns for a well deserved second series on BBC2.

To describe Mum as a gentle comedy probably undersells it, but seems apt for a show that does exactly the same to itself. With title character Cathy (Lesley Manville) having already dealt with the mayhem of her somewhat idiotic family while grieving for her recently passed husband, this second outing starts with another big, albeit less traumatic, milestone in her life – her 60th birthday.


iPhone 6s Apple Store Battery Replacement Process

How to get new a battery with iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues

Not to be confused with the recent iPhone battery issues that have made headlines, owners of specific iPhone 6s models who have experienced unexpected battery loss or shutdown issues can get a new battery for free.

First off, this is just for iPhone 6s owners, whose model numbers match devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015.


GOTB – Year in Review 2017

So, another year has passed. It’s fair to say the traffic for this site has continued on a fantastic upwards trajectory, and while not all of my goals from the 2016 Review have been met, it’s certainly been a very positive year.


  • 2017 saw 18,748 unique visitors to the site overall (up from 8,365 in 2016).
  • January 2017 was the highest month on record with 2,486 views.
  • Nearly 75% of the views were from the UK and USA, with Canada third.


Will Apple HomePod Survive Its Delayed Launch?

2017 has been the year that saw the boom of smart speakers in homes all around the world, but there’s one notable exception that won’t be seen this side of Christmas. So now Apple’s HomePod has been officially delayed, has it missed its chance to make an impact?

The smart speaker revolution has been a rapid one. It’s only two years since the launch of the very first Echo, a product that changed the whole marketplace, not least because its maker Amazon was previously seen as very much an outsider to the big players of Apple and Google.