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 …

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 …

Windows 8 RTM has landed

Michael TechTalk, Windows 8

16 August 2012 – Why do I start off with the date? Well today is the day that the highly anticipated Windows 8 RTM has been released to MSDN subscribers. From tomorrow Volume License users will also be able to download and install Windows 8. As an early adopter of almost all new tech the very first thing I did …

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) …

Open other users Mailbox in Outlook

Michael How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

How do I open another users mailbox from within Outlook? Before you start please make sure you have the appropriate permissions assigned. If you are not sure or need to know how to do this please refer to this article. http://www.opsactive.com/office-365-give-permission-on-a-mailbox/ In the left had side of your outlook pane, look for your username/email address, this is the very top level of your …