Dr. Bill.TV #258 – Video – “The Lot’s o’ Nothin’ but Frivolity Edition”

A Google official was arrested in Brazil for not caving to anti-free speech move by government. GSotW: RegEditX – globally edit the registry! Dr. Bill talks about his SSD and memory upgrades as well as an addition of a 500 gig data drive for his laptop!

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RegEditX 3.0 – Tweaks for the Windows Registry Editor (REGEDIT)


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Dr. Bill.TV #258 – Audio – “The Lot’s o’ Nothin’ but Frivolity Edition”

A Google official was arrested in Brazil for not caving to anti-free speech move by government. GSotW: RegEditX – globally edit the registry! Dr. Bill talks about his SSD and memory upgrades as well as an addition of a 500 gig data drive for his laptop!

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Geek Software of the Week: RegEditX!

RegEditX

You really need this utility if you do any major work with Windows! This is especially useful if you want to do global replacements in the Registry!

“RegEditX makes your registry editing more productive than ever. RegEditX extends the standard Windows Registry Editor (REGEDIT), so you don’t have to learn new ways of accomplishing tasks you already know how to perform. Just keep using the same familiar Registry Editor — more efficiently.

Once you’ve tried RegEditX, you won’t want to edit the registry any other way.”

RegEditX 3.0 – Tweaks for the Windows Registry Editor (REGEDIT)

“Why RegEditX?

RegEditX makes your registry editing more productive than ever. RegEditX extends the standard Windows Registry Editor (REGEDIT), so you don’t have to learn new ways of accomplishing tasks you already know how to perform. Just keep using the same familiar Registry Editor — more efficiently.

Once you’ve tried RegEditX, you won’t want to edit the registry any other way.

Extensions Overview

The new toolbar contains buttons to launch the innovative RegEditX Crawler for lightning fast searches and bookmarks.

The new combo box under the menu bar tracks the registry keys which you have viewed or edited. Continue using REGEDIT as you did before — expand keys in the tree or edit them in the list — and these keys automatically appear in the combo box. Then navigate back to them by selecting them from the combo box.

The new combo box also lets you Cut, Copy, and Paste keys to and from the Windows clipboard. Many online documents contain references to keys such as HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\DCSoft\RegEditX. Simply copy this text to the clipboard and paste it into the combo box to instantly navigate to it.

The list columns are ‘automagically’ resized to optimally show key values – no more mouse gyrations to resize columns as you navigate to different keys.

A RegEditX pull-down menu is added to manage RegEditX.

Run RegEditX from any command-line (or open the Start menu and select Run) simply by typing ‘RegEditX ‘.

Works with XP / Vista / Win 7.”

Freedom of Speech Challenge: Brazil Arrests Google Official for Not Censoring YouTube

I told you this was coming. We have to stand for freedoms, even if it is unpopular!

Google’s President of Brazil Operations arrested for failing to remove YouTube videos

“Google’s President of Brazil Operations Fabio Coelho was arrested today in São Paulo, the Brazilian website G1 reports, quoting a press release from the country’s Federal Police.

While this is a shocking piece of news, this isn’t exactly a surprise. As we reported yesterday, a local judge from Mato Grosso do Sul had ordered the arrest after Google allegedly failed to remove YouTube videos attacking a mayoral candidate. Brazilians are going to the polls next October to choose mayors, deputy mayors and city councillors.

According to the Police, Coelho won’t remain under arrest, and will be released once he signs a document in which he commits to obey a subpoena. It’s worth noting that the same judge also ordered a 24-hour YouTube suspension in his State. Brazilian company Embratel informed that it would abide by the decision, although the block’s date and modalities remain to be confirmed.

As we pointed out yesterday, lawsuits have been a recurring problem for Google in Brazil, as judges repeatedly try to hold it responsible for content posted on its platforms, such as YouTube and social network Orkut.

As our managing editor Brad McCarty noted, ‘Brazil has led the charge when it comes to removal requests for content provided by Google. The company had previously reported that it had a total of 669 removal requests from Brazil,’ he explained.

No later than yesterday, a São Paulo judge summoned Google to remove controversial trailer ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ from YouTube in Brazil.

We have reached out to Google and will update this post with any comment we receive from the company.”

Dr. Bill.TV #257 – Video – “The Roku, VUDU, and Ninjas, Oh My Edition!”

A Geek Tip for Audacity! The Apple event, an AI game character, ‘Clumsy Ninja’, The GameMaster’s ‘How to Be A Ninja’ video! GSotW: The PC Decrapifier! Roku cool stuff coming soon, A demo of our Private Roku Channel, an IE9 Security Fix, VUDU on Roku!

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Dr. Bill.TV #257 – Audio – “The Roku, VUDU, and Ninjas, Oh My Edition!”

A Geek Tip for Audacity! The Apple event, an AI game character, ‘Clumsy Ninja’, The GameMaster’s ‘How to Be A Ninja’ video! GSotW: The PC Decrapifier! Roku cool stuff coming soon, A demo of our Private Roku Channel, an IE9 Security Fix, VUDU on Roku!

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VUDU is now on Roku!

The VUDU application is now available on your Roku box! I have used VUDU on my Bluray Player as a “smart app” and watched streamed movies through VUDU, now I can do the same thing via my Roku box! The cool thing is that there is no subscription fee, unless, and until, you rent a movie for a day or two, and it is reasonable. Also, in a special offer, if you sign up for the new VUDU app on Roku, you get a $5.99 credit toward a movie! Cool!

Just log into your Roku account on the web, then click on this link:

https://owner.roku.com/add/J2FRF7

IE 9 Security Hole Fix

Even as they trumpet how much better, and safer Internet Explorer 9 is, they issue a security fix for a bad security hole. Now do you know why I use Google Chrome exclusively?

Microsoft issues a rebootless ‘Fix’ to the Internet Explorer security weakness

“Yesterday we brought you the news that Microsoft was preparing a one-click solution for Internet Explorer, protecting users from a security flaw that was discovered.

The company adamantly states that few users were in fact harmed, but does acknowledge the potential for further infections. Microsoft has now planned a security update for this Friday that will be ‘cumulative.’

Right now, however, if you want to get yourself protected, Microsoft has you covered:

[T]oday we have released a Fix it that is available to address that issue. This is an easy, one-click solution that will help protect your computer right away. It will not affect your ability to browse the web, and it does not require a reboot of your computer.

If you use Internet Explorer, hit that link. If not, why are you reading this post?

As an aside, fear over Internet Explorer security recently led to Germany advising against its use. Microsoft needs to get this issue behind is so that it can get back to the brand progress it has made since Internet Explorer 9.”

Cool Stuff is Coming From Roku!

As you know, I LOVE my Roku, and we even have a new Roku Private Channel for all our shows! So, I am looking forward to these new options and ventures from Roku!

Roku Streaming Stick coming in October for $99, while mobile app adds AirPlay-esque streaming

Roku’s Streaming Stick was one of the most interesting home theater products at CES 2012, packing an entire streaming-video box into what looks like an oversized USB dongle.

There hasn’t been much news about the device since then, but Roku finally announced today that the Streaming Stick will be released in October for $99. That’s the same price as its flagship Roku 2 XS and, in fact, Roku says the Streaming Stick is largely a Roku 2 XS in a smaller enclosure.

The Streaming Stick is launching with 15 ‘Roku Ready’ TVs, including models from Hitachi, Apex, and Insignia. Those are far from top-tier manufacturers in the TV market, and the lack of compatible TVs will be the biggest challenge for the Streaming Stick. While the Streaming Stick doesn’t necessarily require a Roku Ready TV, it does require an MHL port, which only a handful of TVs currently support.

There are some differences between the Streaming Stick and the Roku 2 XS. The Streaming Stick actually has double the internal memory of the Roku 2 XS for storing channels, coming in at 512MB. The included remote for the Streaming Stick also works using Wi-Fi Direct, instead of Bluetooth, which Roku claims significantly increases battery life and works better with the Streaming Stick’s placement behind a TV. Also to deal with that backside placement, the Streaming Stick also supports dual-band Wi-Fi, rather than the single-band antenna included on the company’s latest boxes.

In addition to the Streaming Stick, Roku also announced today that Vudu is coming to all Roku 2, Roku HD, and Roku LT boxes. That’s one of the last major streaming-media apps that Roku did not support, giving owners another top-tier streaming-movie store besides Amazon Instant. For those keeping score at home, Roku still doesn’t have a YouTube channel, which continues to be puzzling considering how many other Smart TV devices the service is on.

Rounding out Roku’s announcements is a significant update for the company’s mobile app. The major new feature is called ‘Play on Roku,’ which lets you stream music and photos stored on your phone or tablet straight to your Roku. It’s Roku’s answer to the Apple TV’s AirPlay, except it works with both Android and iOS devices.

It worked quite well in the private demo I saw yesterday, with cover art and artist information displaying on the TV for music, as well as the ability to cue up songs underneath slideshows. It’s not as flexible as AirPlay since it doesn’t work with third-party apps, but it adds functionality a lot of Roku fans were looking for. (On a side note, ‘Play on Roku’ is a curious name for the feature, given the company’s rocky relationship with the PlayOn media-streaming software.)

In all, it’s an impressive trio of announcements that should help keep Roku’s boxes in tight competition with the ever-improving Apple TV.”

Geek Software of the Week: PC Decrapifier

PC DecrapifierThis week’s GSotW is AWESOME! Can you say, “Life-saver?” Dewd! PCs these days come with all kinds of what we old time computer geeks call “crapware”… bloated, evil, sometimes even malicious malware that vendors pay PC OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to imnclude on thier systems before they roll out of the plant. They slow down the new fast PCs like they were running through muck! But, with this great free tool (for which there is a purchased commercial version that is reasonably priced as well) for can clean your new (or old) PC an make it “lean and mean!”

The PC Decrapifier

“Is your PC running slow? Even brand new PCs often come with LOTS of pre-installed software that can cause that new machine to come to a crawl. Not to mention all of the annoying pop-ups! Others may have a PC that’s a couple years old and we’re the ones that installed a bunch of junk! It happens to the best of us. We try a bunch of programs over time and forget to remove them.

The PC Decrapifier is here to help! It’s a free tool for you to use that helps remove programs, unnecessary startup items and icons that can slow down your PC. It takes you step by step, giving you recommendations on what to remove, many of which can be removed unattended.

Simply download the file and run the executable. There is no installer. There’s no uninstaller. It’s all self-contained.

The PC Decrapifier is a program designed to remove or uninstall a specific list of unwanted software in an unattended fashion.

It can be used to clean off most of the annoying software that is typically shipped with new PCs.”

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