Website Developer | Laravel Enthusiast

My Blog is about Web Development and anything else I find interesting.


Michael Brooks Profile Image

Barclays has fixed Windows 10 - Creators Update app issues


Posted in Technology/Gadgets on Jun 01, 2017

Today, Barclays fixed some major issues which it had with Windows 10 mobile devices running on the creators update. First issue it ran into when this update was released was a message saying "Sorry, Barclays Mobile Banking is not supported on jailbroken devices".


Michael Brooks Profile Image

Xbox One Elite Controller Review


Posted in Technology/Gadgets on May 21, 2017

This controller is a beast and I doubt I have yet to use this controller to it's full potential. It has so many knobs and triggers that you feel a bit lost when using it for the first time.


Michael Brooks Profile Image

Windows 10 Creative Update Event Overview


Posted in Technology/Gadgets on Oct 29, 2016

Thursday night I sat watching the Windows 10 event, and I have to say, they blew everyone away...


Michael Brooks Profile Image

Goodbye Microsoft Band 2, hello Fitbit Surge


Posted in Technology/Gadgets, Health and Fitness on Oct 19, 2016

6 months ago, I had been given a Microsoft band 2 as a loving birthday present. I thought it was a great device which had so many great features, but unfortunately the wear and tear of the device eventually let it down.


Michael Brooks Profile Image

The power of AI and bots


Posted in Technology/Gadgets on Aug 31, 2016

<p>I have started seeing the sudden increase in AI and bots and I am so excited to see where this is heading. First we had Microsoft introduce Tay the Twitter AI which unfortunately saw it's demise when it got turned into a racist drug dealer. Tay displayed just how powerful their AI could be even if it turned against the rules set to keep it at bay.</p> <p>Next, we saw Microsoft give a centralised API for Microsoft apps which is a pretty neat. Then Facebook decided we need to chat to robots in order to find what we need and when we want it. This is another API which businesses can tap into and again, i...</p>


Michael Brooks Profile Image

Why did I pick a Windows Phone?


Posted in Technology/Gadgets on Jun 10, 2014

In my office, I'm the only one who fully supports Windows Phone as an operating system. My fellow colleagues disagree with me and would rather have either an android phone or iPhone. I would like to make a quick post on why I chose Windows over Android and Apple and why I think Windows phones are the winners.