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 …

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 …

Apple quietly change from UDID to two new Identifiers and start tracking you

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, iPad, Mobile, TechTalk

In IOS 6 Apple have quietly changed from the old UDID to two new identifiers. Before I go into any detail its important to understand what the old and new acronyms are or you may as well be reciting the alphabet in a random order. Old Identifier UDID – Unique Device Identifier New Identifiers IDFA – Identifier For Advertising IDFV …

Youtube hits number 1 in Apple Store

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, Mobile, TechTalk

Google’s YouTube App has just hit number one in the Apple store. Apple removed the app in IOS 6 because people watch YouTube via a web browser not an app. Google responded by releasing their own app which has just hit number one in the app store. What is amazing is that not only is it now number 1, but …

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 …

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 …