GNC #685 ISP’s to Police You

I have a metric ton of tech to get through tonight all of it Tech Gold, the big news is the consortium to take your Internet Service away is you use P2P and download copyright materials. All backed by the administration. Wait till you here about new extradition considerations. I am quite incredulous over some of the news today. Important do not forget about the Space Shuttle launch if weather permits they launch today.

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Show Links:
Last Shuttle Countdown.
White House Celebrates 6 Strikes Agreement.
RIAA and MPAA Use Mob tactics on ISP’s
ISP’s Sell Out.
Get your Checkbook Out.
Mitnick Demos Phone Hack.
What Plus means for Others.
Amazon Music Competitive?
News of the World Shutdown.
Are you Connected?
Copyright reaches Insanity Level.
Round 10 Righthaven takes shot below belt.
Senate Bill 978 has YouTubers sweating the load.
Never delete Nothing.
Drop Box refines TOS.
Solar for all my Ohana.
Cable Resists Slingbox.
James Web Space Telescope DOA?
SB Nation versus Engadget?
Gmail Inbox Style.
Gmail inbox Sorting.
Google+ Businesses Stay Away for now..
Google+ Brands.
July 13th Apple Stores go Black.
FCC and Net Neutrality.
PTSN RIP by 2018?
Synthetic Organ Transplant.
25% Accidents caused by Gadgets.
Social Media Background Check.
Saturn’s Storms.
Flying Car is here.
Verizon and iPhone 4.
Skype 5.2 for Mac.
Facebook Video calling with Skype.
Photos from Facebook to Google+
YouTube gets update.
Don’t take picture of US Airways Employee.
LTE in Canada.
Citrix in Android.
iPhone 4 SLR Lenses Mount.
Anonymous wants revenge.
Lion Boot Drive.
App Store Injunction Declined.
Verizon to text you when that want more money.
Google Docs add Videos.
BitCoin Trademark Attempt.

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Gmail Finally Fixed

You have probably heard about the plight of a small fraction of Gmail users who recently lost all of their saved email.  Who know that when Google rolled out Gmail and said “never delete another email” that they meant that because they would do it for you?!  It only affected about 150,000 users, but 1 is too many when it comes to this sort of experience.

Well, today there is good news.  According to Google they had to retrieve the missing information from offline tape backups, but all accounts should be restored.  The problem cropped up on Sunday, so it’s been four days of nail-biting for that small (less than 1%) amount of users.  Today Google posted the following to their App Status Dashboard:

The problem with Google Mail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

Gmail should be back to normal for the vast majority of people affected by this issue. If you are still experiencing an issue, please contact us at gmail-maintenance@google.com. Thanks again for bearing with us.

 

Based on a quick search I did of some social media sites I have to think that all accounts may really be back online.  At least, I found no recent complaints.  This does make you wonder some about the cloud, though.  After all, that’s where all of our data seems to be headed and we keep being told how wonderful and secure and redundant it will be.  I think I will continue to keep a local copy though…

GNC-2011-02-07 #645 Back from Chicago!

Fresh back from the Windy City! The snow and cold weather was ok for a couple of days, but I prefer 80 and cool trade winds. Lots of great tech to cover tonight.. I have some great opportunity to someone that would like to underwrite the show for a couple of episodes, drop me a line if your interested. I should be in Hawaii over the next couple of weeks so it will be great to get back into a regular rhythm for the show production.

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Fishing Net to pick up Space Junk?

Show Notes:
Older IT workers hurt the worst.
Privatization of the Shuttle?
Girl Friend Revenge.
EFF says FCC Net Neutrality Bad news!
Righthaven suing without using DMCA provisions.
Judge bans flyer handouts?
Terrorist Watch List Abuse.
Doug Kaye back from Egypt.
Hoarding Light Bulbs?
Can Anyone Listen?
Confession Application.
Comet Close Encounter.
Private Space Innovators.
Navy Stealth Plane makes Maiden Flight.
Mars Massive Hole in the Ground.
Calling ET Dilemma.
T-Mobile Free Phones on Valentines Day.
Honeycomb Tablet Website Live.
Gmail Priority Inbox comes to Mobile.
Firefox Road Map.
Huffington Post goes for 315 Million?
Darth Vader Wins!
Roku USB Port Open.
Sprint Kyocera dual Screen Mobile.
Samsung Upgraded Powershots!
Twitter Wins Super Bowl Traffic
Salt and Pepper Switch.
Doctor Ear buds.
New Blood Pressure Cuff.
Water Resist your iPhone.
Facebook Killing Marriages.
Pirating breakdown.
Greece Arresting File Sharing Site Owners.
Domain Protection Advice.
Revenge with Snow Blower.
Android 3.0 Video Editor.
Software by Download Only?
Last.FM no longer free.
FCC and Universal Service Fund.
More Denial of Service Attacks.
FBI and NASDAQ hack attacks.
XOOM no Wifi without Activation.
Reverse class action Lawsuits.
WiFi Stats.
AT&T iPhone Carrot.
UPS batteries disposal/re-cycle.
Sandy Bridge Chips shipping again.
Sun in 3d.
67% want Interactive TV.
Cord Cutters Percentages.
Google Exec Free in Egypt.
Astronaut to Fly Mission.
UFO in Israel?
UFO in Utah?

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GNC-2010-11-08 #625 Back in the Saddle

Feels good to be back in the full swing of the show. I am having a great trip here in Albuquerque and really enjoying myself, will be doing an Ohana meet up this coming Friday. If you want to come out to dinner and your in the local area drop me an email so I can pass location and time.

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Evernote for Android 2.0
IOS 4.2 IiPad Update.
Ads Ads and More Ads.
Washington Post iPad App.
Blip.TV hits 100 Million Video Views Monthly.
RockMelt Social Browser.
US Gov’t Naughty List.
Toshiba SSD for Macbook Air now Available.
Pilots told to Avoid Scanner.
Bundling Software in Danger?
Google Blocks Facebook!
Windows Phone 7 Launch and 2000 Apps.
7 Facebook Unfriending rules.
Google TV Gateway Fancast.com Blocked.
Nokia Shakes up Symbian Foundation.
Free Airborne Wifi On Google.
Hacker hits UK Navy.
Verizon to Broadcast Video on LTE?
Very Dangerous IE Bug!
IE Hack Kit For Sale.
TSA ban Toner and Ink.
Creative Commons big win in Belgium.
Patent Office gets more Screwed.
Ready for Mini Big Bangs.
Hey Best Buy Get Squared away on Roku.
Can you Fly?
48 Million iPads?
Bloglines Saved.
Limewire back from the Dead.
Boxee needs Cash.
Burglary Suspect Idiot.
Cassini Flying in Safe Mode.
Shuttle Pushes for Nov 30th Launch.
Laptops as Ovens.
Avidemux Editor.
Time Warner Look Back.
Zune Insider #93.

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GNC-2010-11-01 #623 On the Road Again

I have a fantastic show for you tonight one that you will not want to miss. Lots going on in the Privacy front that you need to get up to speed. Big thank you to all of the Insiders you all are making a difference and it is appreciated. Will have a double insider for you this week. Have had a pretty fast adaption back to the new time zone, guess my body never caught up while I was at home.

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NYC 4G Speed!
Hearing Aid for Time Traveler.
Second Run
Qwest to Ease Network Congestion on wireless networks.

Show Links:
Stunning Time Lapse Video.
Saturn giving up some Secrets.
Watch for Venus.
Google Sues US Government.
Netflix available for Windows Phone 7.
Hadron Collider doomsday watch site.
Windows XP Business Adoption thru 2014.
Update to iPad coming Soon.
Sony Bluray Player and Google TV.
NYC gets 4G!
Gmail on Twitter.
Hate Facebook?
Cablevision pays off Fox.
Google TV and Karaoke?
Other P2P Sites dramatic Increase in Usage.
Facebook puts developers in Time Out Box.
Texting under the Covers.
Anti-Cyberbullying 101
Assume the Position (I did).
Xbox 1 Billion Viewer Hours per Month!
T-Mobile new Data Plans.
Roku kills Playon!
Robot to the Moon?
Twitter Ads in Stream.
Devs running from OpenOffice.
North Korea and battle against Technology.
Where you late for work in the UK?
FOIA becoming Political?
Blogger in Canada sued for Linking.
EFF Suing Government.
You cannot Patent Genes.
ACTA and Secondary Liability.
NYC 311 Calls Data Mining.
Geocities available for download.
2600 available on Kindle.
iPad helps disabled child.
Insta Table.

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Tango to FaceTime, “Move Over”

There’s a new cross-platform video calling app that just became available called Tango. There are versions for both the iPhone as well as Android. Tango does what Apple’s FaceTime does, except it also does it cross-platform as well as via 3G. Apple’s integrated video calling app FaceTime works only with iPhone 4’s and via WiFi data network connectivity.

I called a friend that has an iPhone 4 with my Sprint HTC Evo via Tango. Both of us were in moving vehicles in different parts of the country, and both of us were on 3G networks – my friend obviously on AT&T with his iPhone 4 in the Miami, Florida area, and me being on Sprint 3G on I-81 in Virginia. Tango took advantage of the forward-facing cameras both in my friend’s iPhone 4 as well as in my HTC Evo.

Overall the experience was quite impressive. If you have either an iPhone or Android phone, download the free Tango app and give it a try.

One really strange quirk with Android phones is that there can be two phone books – the “phone” phone book and the Gmail phone book. Tango relies exclusively on the “phone” Android phone book, so keep that in mind when looking for and/or setting up contacts to work with Tango.

GNC-2010-10-01 #615 All Sorts of Fired Up!

Had a live viewer ask why I do not watch the chat room during the show their really is two words, “Task Saturation” as much as I would love to hang and chat it is real hard to cover all of the content, and monitor the chat at the same time. Key is if you have comments on the content, email and the hotline are the best feedback mechanisms. Let your voice be heard. Wow this show had one zinger after the other and Bryan entertains us at the end of the show.

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They are out there!
Facebook open to Discovery.
$10,000 Student Blogger Scholarship!
Homemade Spacecraft!
Segway Videos
Government Monitoring?

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Boxee Press Photos
OTT Tsunami.
TechCrunch by AOL
CNET Slams Apple TV!
New Earth?
Net Neutrality Bill RIP?
Apple TV Hack Possible!
NASA Gets new Marching Orders!
Google Maps Antarctica Style.
Battles over Magnets?
Aliens on our own Planet!
How Ink is Made.
Gmail Conversation View Options.
Windows Life Essentials.
Closed Captioning for all Net Video coming?
Cisco Consumer Video.
Pirate Bay Emails Revealed.
Pirate Bay Appeal in Progress.
Firefox 4 Sneak Peak.
Lessons of Xmarks.
Time Warner lives in Fantasy Land.
Android Apps calling home to Mommy!
Electrons and advances in flow science!
Facebook High Resolution Images allowed.
East Coast getting wet!
Distribution killing App developers!
Great Story by Dave read whole thing!
Google TV in 5 more Days!
Windows Live Spaces RIP.
Google URL Shortner Why?

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GNC-2010-08-26 #605 Hotel Broadband SUCKS!

Hotels in Large part do not care about their guest and over the past couple of years bandwidth has continued to decline at every place I stay it is quite discouraging. Start complaining loudly where ever you stay and hopefully we can reverse the trend. Headed for Honolulu on Saturday ready for a few days at home.

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v-moda upgrade.
Why isn’t IPv6 backwards-compatible with IPv4.
IPvX: Better than IPv6?
Boxee TV Update.
Fake YouTube Sites.

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FCC Gets Authority Yanked.
Movie prices on the Rise.
Netflix on iPhone and iPod Touch.
iTunes getting Social.
1 Million Gmail Calls.
Uploading Sync via Wi-Fi.
1-4 USB Devices contains Malware.
Cannon EOS 60d.
Apple Movie Rentals .99 cents?
H.264 License.
Planets on the Move.
Cell Phone bills drop 50%?
Artificial Cornea Replacement.
IE9 Quick look.
Garmin Recall.
Video Half Million Asteroids.
Legal Threat on TechDirt.
BMI continues being Greedy.
Classic Music Initiative.
Scanning Cars with Radar.
Mili iPhone4 Charger.
Moon Rover.
Human Rocket.
GPS Tracking.
Groupon
Monthly Wireless Cards.
Google RealTime Search.
Investment Advice.

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GNC-2010-08-20 #603 Do you want to be a Star!

Moving forward, I have decided to add as many as 5 shows to the line up here at Geek News Central, host will have to agree to a two year commitment and have to carry their own weight and bring new fresh content to the site. This show remains same format, new shows to GNC will be unique and live under the GNC banner head. I have a very important survey for you to fill out. Link is directly below this paragraph. I want to find out what it would take to make you be a insider.

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What do you think of UFO’s a YouTube Explanation.
Image of the Day.
Girdles for Men?
HTML5 Video Webinar
No fed Charges in Laptop Spying.

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KIA Electric Car.
Cannon G12 HD?
HP 2.3 Billion in Earnings.
Google TV Hints.
Liquid Pencil Issues.
Cannon Photo Printer.
Intel Buys McAfee?
PS3 Jailbreak.
Is that a Radio in your Arm?
3 Apps for Gmail.
Tablets in Schools.
Bad Spelling on Immigration Documents.
Gmail on iPad update.
Is Apple testing iTV?
Sputnik at 50.
Fleet Drivers and Technology.
Video Streaming for iPad.
EFF on Facebook Places.
Magazine + iPad = 2 for 1
Is the Web really dead?
Class of 2014.
ISP Top User 2.7TB
Gulf Oil Spill Update.
ISP Minimum Speed Disclosure.
Creating a new online Identity.
Wikileaks Legal Challenges.
Stumbleupon this!
Google where are the Google TV Apps?
Adobe Flash and Google TV.
PogoPlug goes Wireless.
Adobe Bug.
Universe will never stop Expanding.
Whats on the Other side?
RFID snooping bunk or real?
40 Windows App Vulnerabilities.
Recording Phone calls OK?
Blackberry + Email + Off work = Overtime?

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3 Of The Best Apps For Gmail

A lot of us use Gmail.  It’s the email of choice these days (yes, I know that Hotmail is still the leader in user total).  But some of you may not know that there are actually a lot of add-ons available for Gmail – both from third-parties and from Google themselves via their Labs feature.  If you haven’t checked out Labs the click on that beaker icon at the top of your Gmail screen.  Here are three apps from third-parties.

Boomerang

Boomerang allows you to schedule your email – both sending and receiving.  It’s a free download and there’s also a version for Outlook in case you’re stuck in that world.

It’s compatible with both Firefox (PC and Mac) and Chrome (PC and Mac).  It allows you schedule when you receive email by providing a “Receive Later” button in Gmail.  You choose a time when you want to deal with said message  and that that prescribes time the message will be moved back to your Inbox.  That’s nice, but more importantly, it provides a “Send Later” button for email that you compose.  This can be really handy, especially if you have something like a mailing lsit for announcements.  It allows you to get the message drafted and ready to go, but sends it when it will be relevant.

FollowUpThen

FollowUpThen is a free service that doesn’t even require a sign-up.  It allows you to add a follow-up date or time in in the CC or BCC field of an email such as 1day@followupthen.com or 2hours@followupthen.com oer Aug20@followupthen.com and it will then send a reminder if there has been no follow up.  If you included the address in the CC field then the reminder will go to both you and the email recipient.  If you used the BCC field then the reminder will go only to you and the recipient will never know.  They will only send one reminder so you don’t need to worry about being overwhelmed.  However some recipients may not be very receptive to have their email address given out to a third-party.

Backupify

Some of you may already be familiar with Backupify.  It actually does a lot more than backup just Gmail.  It also backs up Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google Docs, Picasa, Photobucket, Delicious, Hotmail, Friendfeed, Basecamp, Zoho, Blogger and WordPress.  There’s also a business version that handles a little bit more.  It’s easy to set up and once you’re done then backups are automatic.  Every Friday I get an email telling me it has done a backup and the services it did.  If you tried it early on after it’s launch in 2009 then you may have experienced some problems with Gmail, which initially recognized it as an attack and prompted users to change their Gmail password.  But, that problem has been ironed out and it seems to be rock-steady now.  I have not had to do a restore yet, but I’ve read over the process and it seems straight-forward.  This may be the best, and most versatile of the three apps I just mentioned.  And, as a bonus, it handles so much more than just Gmail.