international space station google prank

Michael Fun Stuff

Today I logged into the Google analytics homepage to check the real time analytics of a site and was surprised to see, 41 visitors from the “International Space Station – Control Room” located just south of what appears to be Australia. Google seem to have gone all out this year on their April fools jokes. First With Youtube Stopping submissions to review …

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 …

Setup Outlook or Hotmail email on Nexus

Michael Android, How To Guides, Mobile, Nexus, TechTalk

Struggling to set-up Hotmail or Outlook on your Nexus? The other day I tried to set-up my Outlook / Hotmail email on the Nexus tablet and found that this is probably not as straight forward as it should be. This may well be intentional but that’s a whole new topic. For now I am just going to run through the settings with you so …

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 …

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 …