My current wallpaper

I wanted to start sharing more about my setup and what I use to get work done.

As a starter here is the wallpaper that I use across all my devices.

Taken in West Wales using my CANON 70D, currently on my iMac

Taken in West Wales using my CANON 70D, currently on my iMac

Taken in West Wales using my iPhone 6S, currently on my iPhone

Taken in West Wales using my iPhone 6S, currently on my iPhone

Taken at Puzzlewood, Gloucestershire using my CANON 70D, currently on my iPad

Taken at Puzzlewood, Gloucestershire using my CANON 70D, currently on my iPad

How I stopped spam Calendar invites

There are a few really good articles on how people are dealing with the recent influx of spam iCloud Calendar invites so I won't go over old ground but I did find another way that worked (so far!) for me.

Rather than creating a new 'spam' Calendar I decided to try a different approach.

What I did was to completely remove the iCloud Calendar from my local iOS devices and then re-enable them.

To do this

  • DO NOT Accept, Decline or Ignore the invite
  • Go to SETTINGS
  • Go to iCloud
  • Tap the switch next to Calendars, let it delete from your iPhone/iPad
  • Once it's deleted your local device go back into SETTINGS-->iCloud and then switch the Calendars back on

I really hope that Apple addresses this quickly as I'm seeing more and more reports each day of this.

How to get your PS4 ready for sale

If you follow me you will know I'm a big PlayStation fan and with the release of the PS4 Pro I've decided to sell my existing PS4 and go all in on the new model.

To make sure your data is safe you will need to clear down the hard drive and do a restore before selling. Here is what I did to clesr mine down.

  • Make sure you are running the latest operating system update
  • Deauthorise your PS4
  • Do a factory restore

It'll take a couple of hours to do a full restore but it's worth it.

Once you see the "plug in controller" screen you can turn off your console and pack it up.

My replacement iPhone 7

As you know I've been having issues with my launch day jet black iPhone 7. Apple deemed that the MIC was broken but I also had performance problems and the speaker sounded muffled.

Well after a few days of waiting Apple have replaced it via the in store genius route.

So far so good but I'll report back if I get any issues with the replacement.