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 …

Latest Gadget News September 6, 2012

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Latest Microsoft News Bypass the Windows 8 Start screen with RetroUI New software lets you ignore the Win 8 Start screen so that all you ever see is the traditional desktop.Originally posted at Windows 8 Full developer kit for Windows Phone 8 due ‘later this year’ Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 SDK is now expected around the time Windows Phone 8 …

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Latest Microsoft News Analyst sees sharp decline in Intel, Microsoft influence Microsoft and Intel influence is waning in the age of the iPad. And market researcher iSuppli says their share of the “new computer market” will continue to shrink. Intel 4th gen Core chips to slash power consumption Chip giant will talk about a new series of mainstream chips next …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Microsoft Office 365 connection problem

Michael How To Guides, Mobile, Office 365, Samsung, TechTalk

Recently we have been seeing issues with the Samsung Galaxy S3 connecting to Office 365 and in certain cases, On premise Exchange 2010. Problem: Samsung Galaxy S3 cannot connect to Mail using WiFi but can connect using 3G: The first time you set-up the email, it seems to work  fine but minutes later all communications cease. In some cases all HTTPS (secure) …

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 …