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 …

My hotspot has disappeared on iPhone

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

Recently I did an IOS update and my Hotspot function disappeared. As always I only noticed this once I went to activate it. If your Hotspot option disappears try resetting the network settings under “Settings”, “General”, “Reset”, “Reset Network Settings” This should then give you back the option to turn on your Personal Mobile Hotspot under “Settings”, “General”, “Mobile Data”, “Personal Hotspot”   As always …

Setup Outlook or Hotmail email on Nexus

Michael Android, How To Guides, Mobile, Nexus, TechTalk

Struggling to set-up Hotmail or Outlook on your Nexus? The other day I tried to set-up my Outlook / Hotmail email on the Nexus tablet and found that this is probably not as straight forward as it should be. This may well be intentional but that’s a whole new topic. For now I am just going to run through the settings with you so …

Nexus 7 – Waiting for Sync your email will appear soon

Michael Android, How To Guides, Mobile, Nexus, TechTalk

Waiting for sync Your email will appear soon. If you have managed to set-up and authenticate your email on the Nexus 7 you will get a screen that just says Waiting to sync. This seems to be happening after the Android 4.2 update and appears to be linked to a new setting “Auto-sync data which is not enabled by default. On your …

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 …