Google TV, bringing the internet to your television

So, although it hasn’t started off with a bang, Google TV is available and as I tester I must say that I love it!

  • What is Google TV?

It is a box that intercepts your tv signal, internet, and combines the two before going to your television.  (Unless you purchase the Sony Tv with Google TV already integrated).

  • What do I need to have?

1. You will need an HD Ready TV (has HDMI inputs on back). — Unless you are purchasing the Sony TV with Google TV.

2. Purchase either the Logitech Revue OR the Sony BlueRay Player with Google TV.

  • Is it easy to set up?

Yes, with minimal cables, and easy step-by-step setup you can have it all set up in 15 minutes.

  • How are the internet capabilities?

Google TV comes with the Google Chrome browser pre-installed.  Unlike plugging a computer into your tv, where the resolutions don’t match up and everything is really small and hard to maneuver, this makes your television a perfect computer monitor.  You can be checking email and watching the news at the same time!

  • Are their other Apps installed?

The Google TV comes with Netflix, Pandora, and many other useful applications.  Coming in early 2011 the entire Android marketplace will be available and you will be able to download any of the Android applications you can currently download to any Android phone.

  • Can you search easily?

This is the best feature of Google TV, it integrates Google’s search technologies into your TV Guide and Internet.  So for example, if I search (by pressing the magnifying glass on keyboard) “lost”, it will show any upcoming tv shows as well as internet resources (webpages, YouTube videos, blogs, etc.) *see below.  And from the search you can press record and DVR your show, no more searching days in advance for that game/movie you want to record.

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Skype Fake Malware Alert

Some users of Skype, regardless of operating system, have been receiving a chat message through Skype claiming you have a malware infection (see below).

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ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected malware on your computer !

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0

Microsoft Windows 2000

Microsoft Windows XP

Microsoft Windows Win98

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
Unexpected shutdowns

Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair
utility immediately

Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.

www.alertscan.net/?q=update
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If you receive something like this through a Skype chat message, do not be alarmed. Instead, ignore it and block the sender. This is chat spam aimed at scaring users into purchasing an alleged antivirus product.

The purported remote virus scan performed by the site behind the URL is also a fake: it is a harmless movie, not a real scan. The “results” of this fake scan are also false.

That said, if you receive a chat message from an unknown user and/or an internet link that you’re not sure of, please err on the side of caution and do not click on such links.

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Google Chrome Internet Browser

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So as I have been using Google Chrome for the last two years and figured that more people would of tried it by now, but to my surprise I find that most clients are still using Internet Explorer (even 7.0).  Google Chrome is another internet browser (program to help you browse the web).

Google Chrome is a browser distributed by Google Inc. that is very lightweight and loads in seconds.  It is a very simple browser without many bells and whistles, which makes it quite speedy.  Also, you can search directly from the address bar (see below).

I would recommended everyone download it (PC or MAC version available), try it, and keep it if you like it.

Upon downloading and opening, you can import your bookmarks and favorites so that you still have all the links that you have gathered over the years.

It is secure, fast, and customizable and I am still surprised how many clients are still using Internet Explorer or Firefox.

To download Google Chrome, CLICK HERE

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I removed a malware infection, but still can’t connect to the internet

So I have had several people follow my steps on how to remove Malware, click here for instructions, and email me that they removed all infections and the computer seemed to be working well again, but they were unable to connect to the Internet.

If this is the case, and you receive a “page not found” error (see below) it is likely due to the Malware making changes to your Internet connection settings.

These Malware infections will make changes to your “proxy settings” (proxy settings mean you use an intermediary computer before you connect to the internet) so that they can dictate what websites you can visit (usually they only allow pornography or the website to purchase their scam software).

So if you have removed some infections and now you cannot connect to the Internet, follow the steps below:

1.  Open Internet Explorer

2. Click “Tools” then “Internet Options”

3. On the top you will have seven tabs, select “Connections”

4. Select “LAN Settings”

5. This is where the proxy settings were before you removed the infections.  You will see an image like below, you will want to uncheck every box EXCEPTAutomatically detect settings”.

6. Once you have selected “Automatically detect settings”, press “OK” and then “OK” again.

Now you should have full connectivity back.  You should be able to browse the Internet now.

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