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 …

Outlook 2013

Fix Office Outlook 2013 slow and laggy

Michael How To Guides, Office 365

After upgrading to Outlook 2013 I noticed that the performance was incredibly slow when switching between Mail, Contacts and Calendar,  there would often be a several second delay before the screen changed. When searching for Contacts it could take 15 seconds to return the results. Now I’m not one to complain (too much) but if my local PC a quad …

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 …

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 …

Windows Surface RT Screenshot

Windows 8 RT Surface screen capture.

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

How to Screenshot on Windows Surface RT If you are looking at how to do a screenshot or screen capture on the Microsoft Surface Tablet then just use this combination of Keys Touch and hold the “Windows logo” on the face of the Surface. (Use your right hand) Whilst still pressing the logo click the “Volume Down” The screen will dim …

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 …