Create USB installation media for Windows 8.1

This video is for users that have purchased Windows 8.1 from the 123myIT.com Store or Microsoft and would like to create a USB installation media drive.

Apple Frustrations Versioning

This video Apple Frustrations Versioning, is a look at one issue with Apple’s versioning and how it can be problematic when it forces you to upgrade your operating system before you can use certain apps in this case iMovie.

Hi All,
I get a few 123myIT users ask which Operating System I think is better OS X or Windows. Its true I like both, however I do prefer Windows over OS X. And this is mainly because of Apples versioning and the frustrations that can occur when using Apple products. When I say versioning I am talking about OS X, iTunes and iOS versions which I am sure you are all have some experience with at one time or another.
To give you an example where I think Apple’s versioning has gone completely mad and where it can be extremely frustrating for Apple users, recently I wanted to start trying to create one of the 123myIT videos by using Apples iMovie. You can find it on the Apple website here.

iMovie byr Apple

The iMovie software currently retails for $6.49, great! So I logged onto Apple’s App Store and went to buy the software and was greeted by a message which suggested that I need to upgrade my operating System OS X Mavericks to OS X Yosemite before I can install iMovie. This really seems crazy to me because the MacBook Air which I just purchased at the start of this year 2014 with OS X Mavericks install is now out of date.
This coupled with the fact that Mavericks Operating System is only one year old anyway ???
I understand the need to keep software up to date and add functionality and fix bugs and security flaws. But to upgrade the Operating System before you can install an Application seems a bit crazy to me.
Surely they can keep some backward compatibility in mind when it comes to creating their new you beaut software?

After all this I decided to stay keep using what I know and use the free Microsoft Movie Maker. Maybe when I get some more space for recording I will revisit the Apple software but until then I will stick with what I know.

Create a bootable Windows 8.1 USB on a Mac running OSX Yosemite

This video will show you how to Create a bootable Windows 8.1 USB on a Mac running OSX Yosemite.

Hi All
Allot of 123myIT users have decided to take the plunge and upgrade their Mac OS X to Yosemite and I thought it might be a good idea to do a short video on how to create a bootable Windows 8.1 USB on a Mac running OSX Yosemite.
This video is mainly for people that want to be able to create a USB installer disk drive, so that they can install Windows on any computer whether it be a Mac or another brand. This method can also be used at a later date to reinstall Windows on the same Mac that you create the USB drive on.
So in the example in the video I created the USB on a early 2014 MacBook Air. In this process it also downloaded the Windows support software for this Mac hardware. This means it will run the boot camp installer after Windows gets installed. See the picture below.

Boot Camp Installer

So the If you want to check out the list of Windows support software or boot camp drives for your Mac a great place to start is the 123myIT boot camp drivers page here.

Bootable Windows 8.1 USB on a Mac running OSX Yosemite

In the photo above you can see a picture or the Yosemite desktop as the Windows files are being copied to the USB drive.
If you want more info on Apple Boot Camp you can find the official link here.
If you want to find out more about OS X Yosemite you can go to the official Apple page here.
Want to buy Windows 8.1? Check out the 123myIT.com Store page here.

Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite

This video will show you how to Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite. For this guide you will need the Windows 8.1 iSO file and an 8GB or larger USB drive.

Hi All
So the long awaited video of how to Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite is finally here. I have tried to add in as much important tips as I could without making the video too long and I hope it helps those of you that run into some issues with the install.
The main issues people seem to get are:
* Windows iso file permission error. For some reason users get this issue with the Windows iso file is placed on the desktop. Its like Yosemite has permissions that doesn’t allow files on the desktop to be mounted for some reason. Copying the file to the users documents directory should fix this issue.

* GPT partition error. I have already setup a video with some tips on how to solve this GPT partitioning error. So click the link to the video if you are having issues with that. Hopefully those tips will get it working for you.

* Touchpad & Volume buttons don’t work. To solve this issue you will need to download the Windows support software or Boot Camp drivers. To do that click here for a link to download the this software for your model of Mac.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to ask also if you need a copy of Windows 8.1 you can buy it through the 123myIT store or download the Preview copy from the 123myIT downloads page.

Yosemite OS X

Want to know more about Yosemite? Direct link to Apple here.

Windows 10 Technical Preview English Chinese Brazilian Portuguese

This video is an update on Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10 Technical Preview, which is available for download in the following languages. English, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.
You can download the Windows 10 Preview on the 123myit.com website under downloads, see the link below.
Downloads

If you want know more info on the Windows 10 Technical Preview see the official Microsoft webpage here.

You will be able to find out the expiry date on the your version of Windows 10 by going to the Start menu and in the Run box type Winver This will tell you what the expiry date is plus the version of any Windows OS that you are using.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Unboxing & Firstlook

This video will show you a first look and unboxing of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus mobile phone.

Hi All,
Recently I through it might be a good idea to purchase the iPhone 6 Plus to do a review and unboxing for everyone. Normally I am not such an Apple fan boy, however the part that sold me on the iPhone 6 plus was a few things.
* Greater battery life
* 5.5 inch LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
* 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi

Which is pretty awesome. How comfortable the phone is in your hand when talking on the phone remains to be seen.
Also it make you wonder if Apple plan to kill off the iPad mini with the size of this phone? If is the price difference between the iPad and iPhone will keep it safe.

Link: http://www.apple.com/iphone-6/

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Well of course the iPhone 6 plus is thinner over all, however the camera on the back of the phone does stick out. As for the phone size I do worry about my pocket getting smaller, I carry my phone in my left side pocket and one of the great things about the iPhone 4S was it fits well in small pockets.
The also has been allot said about the iPhone 6 Plus bending, when using the phone I did not notice any type of movement in the chassis of the phone. So if you are a normal user of the phone I wouldn’t worry about this.

How to change the Sim & SD cards in a Samsung Galaxy S5

This video will show you how to change the Sim & SD cards from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy. Recently I moved my data from an iPhone 4S to a Samsung Galaxy S5. Once this was done the next step would be to change the sim card over as well. This will give the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, mobile cell network access.