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Tech Tip: Google Talk Desktop App In Windows 8.1

If you've been using the Windows 8.1 Preview and are a Google Talk user, you might have realized that the Google Talk desktop app doesn't connect with Windows 8.1 Preview. It'll constantly try to reconnect, then you'll get a message "Connection to the Google Talk service was blocked". While there are other ways you can [...]

By | July 22nd, 2013|Apps, Tech Tips|

Tech Tip: Windows 8.1 0xC1900101 Errors

Windows 8.1 Preview has been available for almost a month now. You can upgrade by downloading an update from Microsoft's website, then going through the Windows Store, or you can download an ISO file, burn it to a disc and install the old-fashioned way. I've successfully upgraded a tablet and an ultrabook, but I recently [...]

By | July 22nd, 2013|OS, Tech Tips|

Microsoft Patch Tuesday July 2013

It is that time of the month again, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, where they release a group of security patches and bugfixes through Windows Update. Make sure you have your updates set to automatic, or be sure to manually check for them after these roll out. For the IT admin, its that time of month to [...]

By | July 9th, 2013|OS, Security|

Microsoft Pushes Out First Updates For Windows 8.1 Preview

If you're already running the Windows 8.1 Preview or Windows RT 8.1 Preview, then be sure to check for updates under the Updates & Recovery section of the PC Settings. If you have Automatic Updates turned on, then these updates will install themselves, and probably prompt you to reboot. These updates include a number of [...]

By | July 3rd, 2013|OS|
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