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 …

Apple Activation Server unavailable in IOS 6 (IOS 8)

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, How To Guides, Mobile, TechTalk

A lot of people will be getting the Apple Activation Server error message again today when they upgrade to IOS 6.0- IOS7 – AND TODAY IOS 8 [quote]Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable. Try connecting your phone to iTunes to activate it, or try again in a couple of minutes.[/quote] in order to …

Latest Gadget News September 13, 2012

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Latest Microsoft News Xbox co-creator says game consoles won’t die anytime soon Seamus Blackley says that he’s tired of “histrionic” predictions suggesting the death of game consoles is upon us. Originally posted at News – Tech Culture Microsoft preps its Office 2013 upgrade program Redmond is said to be getting ready to launch its latest Office upgrade offer this fall. …

Apple Release iPhone 5 – Live Updates from theLaunch

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, Mobile, TechTalk

Stay tuned as we release up to date live info straight from the Apple September 2012 media event Start time – 18h00 GMT (for us European folks) [info]This page will automatically refresh every 30 seconds whilst the Apple event is happening – The latest update will be at the top. After the first refresh the adds will also disappear, click one …

Apple prematurely release iPhone 5 and iTunes info

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, TechTalk

Apple just quickly retracted two pages from the website that were accidentally added!  A quick search though will show you the following two pages for a new iPhone 5 and brand new iTunes About 2 results found for ‘2012/09’ http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/09/12Apple-Introduces-iPhone-5.html http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/09/12Apple-Unveils-New-iTunes.html [info] STAY TUNED AFTER 18h00 GMT for live info from the Media Event releasing the iPhone 5 [/info]

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 …

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 …