How To: Enable PHP 7 OPcache on Ubuntu 16.04

When looking for how to enable OPcache on Ubuntu 16.04 and PHP 7.0, I found several guides for legacy platforms such as Ubuntu 14.04 and PHP 5.5 Many sites, particularly those built on CMS frameworks such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, use a complex code and consume many processes. Several website speed enhancement plugins are available, heavily… Read more »


iOS 10 / 10.0.1 Direct Download Links

If you’d like to download the iOS 10 firmware files and perform a clean install (via iTunes) on your iDevice(s) then hit up the necessary links below: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi) 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Cellular) 9.7-inch iPad Pro (WiFi) 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Cellular) iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi) iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)… Read more »


How to: Toggle Apple Watch between Miles and Kilometres

Kilometres (or kilometers depending on which version of English you use!) aren’t the distance measurement of choice for many citizens of this fair world. As a Brit I’m used to miles. Sure, it’s a throwback to days gone by, and despite the simplicity of the metric system, we just aren’t ready to let go of… Read more »


Apple Watch bashing – the new cool amongst Apple tech writers?

Apple Cake

The Apple Watch turned one last week. In the run up to its first birthday I noticed a build up of technology blog sites understandably using this opportunity to re-cap on the original launch, to speculate about a second generation device and reflect on the first year of ownership. Initially, most sites seemed to re-visit posts… Read more »


How to: Fix Ubuntu repository error when running apt-get update

Ubuntu 14 LTS terminal error

I look after several Ubuntu servers. A couple of them recently threw up an error whilst I was running routine repository updates. In my specific situation, after running apt-get update I received the following message on my terminal: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files… Read more »


How to: Add a iCloud Drive shortcut to the OS X dock

Retro OS X dock

When iCloud Drive first came out I was frustrated by Apple stopping me from creating a shortcut to the path on my OS X dock. I dropped a tweet out knowing I’ve some developers amongst my Twitter followers and sure enough a solution prevailed. I want to create a shortcut to iCloud Drive on my… Read more »


How to: Fix iOS not updating applications

iOS Updates

  There are occasions where our (mostly) perfect portable Apple iDevices (yes, I’m still using that term!) don’t quite work as we, or Apple, intended. One such instance is where a device gets it’s App Store credentials in a pickle. I’m guessing you’ve landed here as a result of searching Google (other search engines are… Read more »


Taking the site in a new direction

  It’s time to take last place on the net in a new direction. Sam and I haven’t been posting to the site over the last few years. This has been for a number of reasons: Our day jobs changed significantly Family growth (I had a second child) Neither of us have been using jailbroken… Read more »