Latest Gadget News September 9, 2012

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Latest Microsoft News The Apple effect on your next ‘PC’ Because of the rise of the iPad, don’t be surprised if your next PC is (also) a tablet.Originally posted at News – Apple Microsoft ‘to comply’ with EU in browser choice antitrust probe The software giant has given the EU assurances that it will comply immediately with regulators’ demands, despite …

Latest Gadget News September 7, 2012

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Latest Microsoft News Microsoft looks to hire 1,000 new employees in China The company currently employees 4,500 people in the country. The new employees will handle research and development; sales; and marketing. Microsoft tells Google searchers to ‘Bing it on’ Redmond’s latest push to improve Bing’s search share involves a new ad campaign and contest. Digest powered by RSS Digest

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 …

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 …

Windows 8 Metro apps cannot connect

Michael How To Guides, Microsoft, Networking, TechTalk, Windows 8

I recently noticed I was having a problem with Windows 8 Metro apps. Some of them worked and some just refused to connect to the internet for updates. All I kept getting was an error – “There was a problem. Please try again.” This is because I have two network cards in my machine, one ethernet and one wireless. The …

TechRadar site compromised

Michael Security, TechTalk

This should come as no surprise as everyone is vulnerable now days. But TechRadar has announced that all registrations, commenting and log-ins have been disabled whilst they investigate a security compromise. if you have an account over there please keep your eyes open for further news. Of course you don’t need to go rushing off changing your password everywhere because you don’t use the …

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 …