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. …

How to change Windows 8 key to complete activation

Michael How To Guides, Microsoft, TechTalk, Windows 8

After installing Windows 8 you may be wanting to customize it a bit. Unlike previous versions of Windows where you had a grace period for activation and had access to all features, Windows 8 limits certain things until activation has been completed. Of course you will still need to activate within the grace period but I think they are trying to get you to …

How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle

Michael Google, How To Guides, TechTalk

If you are stuck trying to solve today’s six puzzles in the Google Doodle for Alan Turing then here is a quick simple guide for you. Solution 1: 01011 Change both orange circles from 0 to 1, press the play button. Solution 2: 00011  Make the only available orange circle blank. Solution 3: 00011 Click the orange circle twice! no more. the orange button should have four …

Office 365 – Give permission on a mailbox

Michael Cloud, How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

You may find it necessary to grant a user /admin the ability to open and view the contents of another users mailbox. Here are a few quick steps to guide you through this process. Connect to your Exchange Online Powershell and enter the following [note color=”#CCD6DB”]$Cred = Get-Credential [/note] Enter your credentials and then enter the following two lines to complete the connection to …

iPhone and iPad iOS5.1.1 Update available

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

Another day another update, and today is no different. Apple have release iOS Update 5.1.1 Straight away you know its a Minor release based on the version X.X.1. This time it is a security update affecting the following products. [box title=”Products Affected” color=”#969696″] Apple TV, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X …

Shrewsoft VPN cannot connect on WiFi

Michael How To Guides, Networking, TechTalk

We have seen instances of VPN connections not connecting on WiFi after changing to Windows 7 64bit. Part of the problem comes in because of Cisco’s  lack of Windows 7 VPN client like they did for the 32 bit versions. As a consequence a lot of IT departments, are recommending ShrewSoft VPN client as an alternative. ShrewSoft have a client that you …