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 …

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 – Send as permission.

Michael How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

You may find it necessary to grant a user permission to send on behalf of another. 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 your Office 365 tenant admin. [note …

BT Openzone causing iPhones and iPads to not connect

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

If you are having problems when you are out with your phone / iPad not connecting, you need to check your WiFi Settings. The iPhone will always try use WiFi over Mobile data, so when you are accidentally connected to a Free Hotspot your phone is going to try use that but not be able to get anywhere. Not all …

iPhone and iPad iOS5.1.1 Update available

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

Another day another update, and today is no different. Apple have release iOS Update 5.1.1 Straight away you know its a Minor release based on the version X.X.1. This time it is a security update affecting the following products. [box title=”Products Affected” color=”#969696″] Apple TV, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X …

Extend your iPhone Battery Life close your apps

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

I get lots of people asking why their iPhone battery does not last long any more. The thing about the iPhone is it never actually closes an application so the longer its on the more you have “sleeping” in the background, unfortunately not all these apps actually sleep, some have a nasty habbit of sleep walking. Whilst it may be fine …