Tech Crunch Interview with Matt Corddry

Michael Facebook, Social Media, TechTalk

Tech Crunch Interview with Matt Corddry I don’t often share this kind of motivational stuff but there are times when people just make sense and have the same kind of views as you do. Matt Corddry who is the director of Facebook hardware engineering, sums up my thoughts in a short Tech Crunch “Inside Jobs” interview. Here are a few of his quotes if you don’t have time …

LG Curved CES 2014

Michael CES 2014, TechTalk

The very first stand I came across this year was LG. This was surprising as last year in the main hall Samsung dominated everything (except Sony’s wrap around screen that was impressive.) LG had a very impressive passive 3D display which was just incredible to watch, unfortunately the images and video don’t translate very well. There was nothing dramatically new …

Surface RT Photo Settings Location

Remove Picture gallery from Windows RT

Michael How To Guides, Microsoft, Surface RT, TechTalk, Windows 8

How do I remove a picture photo gallery from Windows RT? One of the first things that struck me when I started using surface / Windows 8 was how “unified” and available all my information from all my Windows 8 devices was. This definitely has its benefits but one of the drawbacks was things like the Photo Library. It gathered ALL the …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …