Apple Activation Server unavailable in IOS 6 (IOS 8)

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, How To Guides, Mobile, TechTalk

A lot of people will be getting the Apple Activation Server error message again today when they upgrade to IOS 6.0- IOS7 – AND TODAY IOS 8 [quote]Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable. Try connecting your phone to iTunes to activate it, or try again in a couple of minutes.[/quote] in order to …

Apple discontinue PING

Michael Apple, TechTalk

I have just opened iTunes and done the 10.7 update and the first thing that I noticed on the right of the screen was that PING, Apples music social network was being discontinued. So as of September 30th if you were an avid PING fan you will be left to use the other several hunder options available to you. We …

Apple Release iPhone 5 – Live Updates from theLaunch

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, Mobile, TechTalk

Stay tuned as we release up to date live info straight from the Apple September 2012 media event Start time – 18h00 GMT (for us European folks) [info]This page will automatically refresh every 30 seconds whilst the Apple event is happening – The latest update will be at the top. After the first refresh the adds will also disappear, click one …

Apple prematurely release iPhone 5 and iTunes info

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, TechTalk

Apple just quickly retracted two pages from the website that were accidentally added!  A quick search though will show you the following two pages for a new iPhone 5 and brand new iTunes About 2 results found for ‘2012/09’ http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/09/12Apple-Introduces-iPhone-5.html http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/09/12Apple-Unveils-New-iTunes.html [info] STAY TUNED AFTER 18h00 GMT for live info from the Media Event releasing the iPhone 5 [/info]

YouTube start streaming Movies

Michael Social Media, TechTalk

I was just uploading a video to youtube and saw they are now offering Movie Rentals online. As a frequent visitor of Blockbusters, Sky Movies and occasional Netflix user this completely blindsided me. I have heard ZERO chatter, nothing on Twitter and certainly  nothing on G+. They appear to have a wide variety of titles available and even a few I …

Amazon Cloud Drive vs Google Drive vs Dropbox vs SkyDrive vs iCloud

Michael Amazon Cloud, Apple, Cloud, Google, TechTalk

Wow only a year or so ago Clouds were just that, today however we seem to encountering a thunderstorm of Cloud options. As they have come out I have been trialing each one. I cannot remember if I signed up to Microsoft’s LIVE Skydrive as it was formerly know or Dropbox first but those two kind of set the benchmark. …

Amazon Cloud Player comes to the UK

Michael Amazon Cloud, Cloud, TechTalk

Amazon has brought its cloud based service to the UK. Amazon are still adding features and lowering prices, and agfter you see the prices you will probably agree, they are going to have to! An important thing to note though, is that the Cloud player and Cloud Drive are two separate services. Music that was uploaded to your  Cloud Player or Cloud …

TechRadar site compromised

Michael Security, TechTalk

This should come as no surprise as everyone is vulnerable now days. But TechRadar has announced that all registrations, commenting and log-ins have been disabled whilst they investigate a security compromise. if you have an account over there please keep your eyes open for further news. Of course you don’t need to go rushing off changing your password everywhere because you don’t use the …

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Microsoft Office 365 connection problem

Michael How To Guides, Mobile, Office 365, Samsung, TechTalk

Recently we have been seeing issues with the Samsung Galaxy S3 connecting to Office 365 and in certain cases, On premise Exchange 2010. Problem: Samsung Galaxy S3 cannot connect to Mail using WiFi but can connect using 3G: The first time you set-up the email, it seems to work  fine but minutes later all communications cease. In some cases all HTTPS (secure) …