Even though it is technically possible to record content from a Virgin V6 or Sky Q to a DVD recorder, it is illegal if you deliberately try to bypass the Digital Rights Management or Copy Protection measures employed by content companies to protect their content. What do you do if you really need a copy of a programme you have recorded to your set top box?
After 2 years of research and development, I am pleased to announce that we are launching callGenie, the “Skype for the Elderly” solution that plugs into a television. Continue reading “callGenie – “Skype for the Elderly””
In this post I explain the importance of computer backups and disaster recovery planning in preventing loss of data on a computer or server. In addition, I will describe affordable backup solutions for individual PCs and Macs as well as small business networks.
Recently I have been asked by a number of my customers to revive their trusty Mac computers and return them to full health after a malware attack or some type of hardware failure. Continue reading “Preventative Maintenance for Apple Mac”
My mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and is being maintained in her home with the help of carers who visit her twice a day and family members who visit her on a less frequent basis. More and more she is having trouble operating her television and is struggling to figure out how to fix things when they don’t work the way she expects them to. In this post I describe how I use a Logitech Harmony Hub to remotely control my mother’s television. Continue reading “Using a Logitech Harmony Hub to remotely control an old person’s television”
I’ve been looking for a solution which would enable me to watch live and recorded Freeview HD channels using either a 4th or 5th generation Apple TV. Continue reading “How to watch & record Freeview HD channels on Apple TV”
I’m often asked how you can watch BT Sport on an Apple TV using the BT Sport app on your iPhone or iPad. This post will describe the steps you need to take to achieve this. Continue reading “Watching BT Sport on an Apple TV using AirPlay”
I’ve finally succumbed and installed my first Philips Hue smart light bulbs. The timing was right as I’ve just redecorated our family room and the lighting in that room has always been a bit uninspiring. Continue reading “Philips Hue Lighting, Apple HomeKit and iOS11”
When I heard that Logitech was bringing out a HomeKit-compatible version of its Logitech Pop Smart Button I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Continue reading “Review of the Logitech Pop Smart Button”
This post describes how to use Homebridge and Home Assistant to extend Apple HomeKit to enable it to support complex automations using motion sensors and switches. These automations create powerful solutions to address security and safety problems in the home. Continue reading “Using Smart Lighting and Motion Sensors to improve safety and security”