Google launches Handwriting

Michael Apple iPhone, Google, HTC, iPad, Mobile, Samsung, TechTalk

Google have made their handwriting service available to UK users, if you open up Google on your iPad/ Android Tablet of smart phone chances are you will now also see the “Try Handwriting” feature that our friends over the pond have had since July… You can view more on the official Google Handwrite page – http://www.google.co.uk/insidesearch/features/search/handwritinginput/mobile.html To get started you …

Windows 8 RTM has landed

Michael TechTalk, Windows 8

16 August 2012 – Why do I start off with the date? Well today is the day that the highly anticipated Windows 8 RTM has been released to MSDN subscribers. From tomorrow Volume License users will also be able to download and install Windows 8. As an early adopter of almost all new tech the very first thing I did …

Yahoo has 450,000 Usernames and Passwords stolen

Michael Cloud, Security, TechTalk, Yahoo

  Yahoo has admitted that around 450,000 plain text user names and passwords were stolen by attackers identifying themselves as ‘D333Ds’ Yahoo’s statement – ‘We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network, previously Associated Content, containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo! and other company usernames and passwords was compromised yesterday, July 11,’  This reminds me of a conversation I had yesterday with …

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 …

IOS 6 No Google Maps but what Else is new

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, Google, iPad, Mobile, TechTalk

After what was a rather painful start to installing IOS 6 SDK Beta I have managed to have a quick look at some of the major changes. The first thing I check on the home screen is the “Weather” Luckily its still 23 degrees! In reality its about 10 degrees and pouring with rain but the weather on the phone …

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 …