Apple TV app vs. Apple TV+ app vs. Apple TV device

Apple’s original TV and film programming empire continues to expand through the introduction of native apps for smart TVs and other devices. My new Sony TV has the Apple TV app and fully supports AirPlay of content from the iPhone and iPad Pro, whereas the Sky Q box has just received an update to include… Continue reading Apple TV app vs. Apple TV+ app vs. Apple TV device

‘Allo, ‘Allo – this is Nighthawk calling.. again!

Not happy with the response from Sony’s TV division about their update schedule for Android TV on the Sony Bravia KD-55XH90/P, and given that the government’s advice is to continue working from home, I started looking around for a new router to replace my Ubiquiti Amplifi Wi-Fi 5 system. Now, don’t get me wrong, this… Continue reading ‘Allo, ‘Allo – this is Nighthawk calling.. again!

Sony Bravia 55″ TV KD-55XH90/P Review

Well, I am very much enjoying the benefits of my new TV. I opted for a 55″  Sony Bravia KD-55XH90/P model over my previous choice, as it has full array dimming and had a better overall rating from customers. It was also on sale during the Black Friday period. It replaces the 60″ LG 60UF770V… Continue reading Sony Bravia 55″ TV KD-55XH90/P Review

That new PC feel.. in the cloud: The NVIDIA GeForce Now RTX3080 Service

Finding a good gaming PC these days is difficult. The main problem is getting hold of the graphics processing unit (the GPU) due to (a) the current worldwide chip shortage and (b) people buying them in bulk for cryptocurrency mining. I’m much more of a casual gamer, so I don’t need a fully-fledged desktop PC… Continue reading That new PC feel.. in the cloud: The NVIDIA GeForce Now RTX3080 Service

Just barking to get away..

Even during a pandemic, one should ideally get away from their own environment once in a while to take a break from things. For me, this means getting away from the neighbours’ dog that wants to tell the world about everything that happens around it whenever it’s in the house. When it’s outside the house,… Continue reading Just barking to get away..

I decided that Sky’s Glass is Half Full, decided to go in a different direction..

I was due to have a 65″ Sky Glass TV delivered and set-up this Saturday, but on Monday decided that having gone through all the latest available information from the Sky Community forums, YouTube and other bits and bobs, Sky Glass is just too new and too finicky to take on at this time, despite… Continue reading I decided that Sky’s Glass is Half Full, decided to go in a different direction..

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good

New SuperHub 4.0 router installed (and configured in Modem mode, allowing my Amplifi network to do most of the Wi-Fi and ethernet grunt work), and I’ve got to say that the end result is pretty, pretty, pretty good. Except that Virgin Media makes you send back the old equipment. They won’t pick it up from… Continue reading Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good

1.21 Gigawatts? Virgin Media Volt Speed Boost Shenanigans

If, like me, you have accounts with EE, O2 and Virgin Media – occasionally, just occasionally, two companies like to get it together (so to speak). With O2 and Virgin Media joining forces, my Virgin Media broadband is – apparently – going from M500 (500Mbs) to Volt Gig1 (1Gbs) free of charge. The strange thing… Continue reading 1.21 Gigawatts? Virgin Media Volt Speed Boost Shenanigans

Hi-diddle-dee-dee, no more satellite for me.. (Sky Glass)

Update: Back on again, but with an additional 10 inches. Ooer missus. I have caved in and decided to give Sky Glass a go. There are many different reasons for doing so, but mainly: My 2015 60″ LG television isn’t fully supported by LG anymore – it’ll get a small firmware update or two each… Continue reading Hi-diddle-dee-dee, no more satellite for me.. (Sky Glass)

Nippier than a ferret down the trousers.. (14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro)

.. is all I can say about the new M1 Pro 14″ MacBook Pro. The MagSafe connector that last made its appearance back in 2015 is now back for good (I hope). Sometimes regression can be a good thing, and I think there was enough vocal outrage of Apple moving to non-MagSafe USB-C charging (which… Continue reading Nippier than a ferret down the trousers.. (14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro)