Mike ThomasIT Trainer and Business Solutions Developer
Helping to Make Your Tech Work for You
Welcome to my Blog
My name is Mike Thomas. I live in Manchester, UK and I work in and have a passion for tech. I have 30+ years experience of working in IT Training, designing and delivering training to businesses and individuals. My areas of focus include Microsoft Office and Power BI. I also have a wealth of experience with Apple Mac and iOS.
In addition to training, I design and develop MS Office based automated solution (using VBA – the automation/programming language built into all the Office apps)
I built this website in order to share my knowledge with you
iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and iPhones…when it comes to my tech kit, I’ve had both feet firmly in the Apple camp since 2006. So why, in November 2018, did I choose to spend just over £2,000 on a top-of-the-range Microsoft Surface?
In April 2009 I discovered iFooty. During the 7 years of it’s life (it relied on a 3rd party service and was discontinued in April 2016) it provided me with the latest soccer news and up to the minute scores. But what did I replace it with once it had gone?
In Screenflow, she dragged the playhead across the video to check it only to find that there was no audio, there was no waveform in the track on the timeline and there was no picture! Disaster! How did we fix it?
Over the years, I’ve tried a number of Bluetooth solutions in my car. The current solution which works really well is a Bluetooth FM Transmitter.
A few weeks ago I accidentally deleted all my bookmarks in Chrome. Because I sync my bookmarks across devices, they also disappeared from my iPhone, iPad, personal Windows laptop and work Windows laptop. In this post I explain how I restored them on my iMac.
A while ago I made a decision to enable Do Not Disturb mode on my iPhone as a default. The problem with this scenario of course is that there are people that I want to talk to when Do Not Disturb is enabled. In this post I explain how I solved the problem.
OneDrive is a Cloud storage solution from Microsoft. In this post I cover how to get access to it on Windows, Mac and iOS and talk about some of the functionality such as syncing, sharing and co-authoring documents.
Last week I fired up my Windows 7 VMWare Fusion virtual machine and found that there was no audio. In this blog post I explain why that was a problem and how I fixed it
An average website or blog owner will probably never need to fiddle with the WordPress database. However, when it comes to troubleshooting, having a basic understanding of it and being able to access it quickly and easily can save you time (and money)
I recently received an email: Hi Mike, I have an iMac but my invoice and stock database is in Access so I continue to use my Windows laptop to access this. I also have Excel spreadsheets and I use Numbers so I end up having two documents to update. Can you recommend an app I can buy for me to be able to use the Access database on my iMac and also the Excel spreadsheets.