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 adding track names and cover art.

Like many others, my iTunes music collection largely halted a few years ago with the advent of Spotify. 


Fix iPhone iOS Mail Broken Push/Fetch Not Updating in Background

In the last few years, certainly spanning iOS 8 and iOS 9, you may have experienced a bug with the Mail app on iPhone not updating in the background. Here’s one solution that may fix it.

The way Apple Mail on iOS should work is simple – unlike other iPhone apps there is no ‘background app refresh’ option, you choose between ‘Push’, ‘Fetch’ and ‘Manual’. ‘Push’ is the most common with email accounts these days, forming a constant connection with your email provider to allow it to send emails straight to your phone.


Ten Reasons You Should Upgrade From iPhone 4S to iPhone 6S

If you are still hanging on to 2011’s iPhone 4S, you will probably have come to the realisation that it might be finally time to upgrade now that it doesn’t support iOS 10. But if you don’t want to spend big on the newly-released iPhone 7, maybe the cheaper iPhone 6S is for you.

1. Size

There’s no doubt the first thing you’ll notice when holding an iPhone 6S for the first time is that it feels huge compared to the iPhone 4S.


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, despite a joint venture with home security experts Yale being announced nearly 12 months ago, their first product together, the Linus Lock, has been postponed until 2017.


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 that IS POSSIBLE to take a TiVo to a new area, but with a heavy disclaimer. As one Twitter user commented:

“99.9% related to new network ID not matching the settings in the TiVO.