Ghost – Not for the faint hearted blogger

Michael Cloud, TechTalk

I have just finished setting up my first Ghost site and all I can say is, “That’s not what I expected”. Ghost is the new blogging platform that took off like wildfire on KickStarter and after a few short months in in general backer release. (If you backed them you get an early release). And whilst it’s not quite WordPress …

Definition of System

Michael Social Media, TechTalk

I came across this definition of a System today, so beautifully explained I needed to post it. It can also be too easy to think that only Computers are systems, we need to remember that our processes as groups can as easily be a “System”. System – A group of components that are connected in some way that perform some …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Youtube hits number 1 in Apple Store

Michael Apple, Apple iPhone, Mobile, TechTalk

Google’s YouTube App has just hit number one in the Apple store. Apple removed the app in IOS 6 because people watch YouTube via a web browser not an app. Google responded by releasing their own app which has just hit number one in the app store. What is amazing is that not only is it now number 1, but …