Ghost – Not for the faint hearted blogger

Michael Cloud, TechTalk

I have just finished setting up my first Ghost site and all I can say is, “That’s not what I expected”. Ghost is the new blogging platform that took off like wildfire on KickStarter and after a few short months in in general backer release. (If you backed them you get an early release). And whilst it’s not quite WordPress …

Definition of System

Michael Social Media, TechTalk

I came across this definition of a System today, so beautifully explained I needed to post it. It can also be too easy to think that only Computers are systems, we need to remember that our processes as groups can as easily be a “System”. System – A group of components that are connected in some way that perform some …

Outlook 2013

Fix Office Outlook 2013 slow and laggy

Michael How To Guides, Office 365

After upgrading to Outlook 2013 I noticed that the performance was incredibly slow when switching between Mail, Contacts and Calendar,  there would often be a several second delay before the screen changed. When searching for Contacts it could take 15 seconds to return the results. Now I’m not one to complain (too much) but if my local PC a quad …

Unable to connect to gt-i9300 Failed to retrieve device information

Michael How To Guides, Mobile, Samsung, TechTalk

Recently we have been seeing the following error message when connecting a Samsung Galaxy S 3 via USB to Kies. Unable to connect to gt-i9300 Failed to retrieve device information Surprisingly it seems to happen after updating to the latest version of Kies (Version 2.5.0.12094_28_8) and using a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Ice Cream Sandwich. How do I fix – “Unable To Connect …