Friday, December 19, 2014

Netflix in Linux Mint 17-how to enable it in Terminal

Pipelight is a plugin that lets you view Silverlight videos in a browser in Linux Mint 17. Here's how you can install it. Pipelight will let you watch Netflix and other services on your Linux system.


1. Open a terminal window.
2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight
sudo pipelight-plugin --update
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

(when you get to the white page of the Microsoft EULA agreement tab to OK
and then tab to YES-that disables the white page and you can go on-many folks are stuck there and don't know what to do and shut down Terminal and have to start over)

now open synaptic package manager
type in NETFLIX in the search box
install the two dependencies there-it says python etc etc...
with Linux there is dependencies of all sorts that have to be met to enable all these items....
also Netflix Desktop when it pops up
mark all for installation and hit apply

you will see Netflix desktop in your Sound Video link
it still will need some Wine dependencies met so go ahead and download them
let Wine update the whole Gecko install
it will ultimately install everything and open up Netflix Firefox....enable Silverlight and hit in
the upper left hand corner "allow and remember"

you will be off and watching Netflix on your Linux Mint Awesomeness...................

A Fix from Microsoft for failed update on Dec 10- KB3004394

If you have not installed it yet DON'T...

MS has issued a patch to remove this update from Windows 7 computers...it is causing issues with future updating and also AMD video card issues etc etc
please go to this link and download the one appropriate for your system and run it

GET IT HERE

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Trakt Users ..... latest info....please read

Here is a bleep from our friends at TVADDONS regarding the Trakt service to keep your viewed shows/ movies updated online:

You  can set your profile as private by going to http://trakt.tv/settings/account and checking the "Protect my data" setting. However read on and always "watch your back"


With over a quarter million users Trakt is one of the most popular communities for movie and TV fans.
The service allows users to keep track of the videos they watch throughout the week, either manually or automatically via media players such as VLC, XBMC and Popcorn Time.
Trakt processes and stores downloading habits so its users can keep track of what they’re watching. By default it also allows others to see this information as well, and that’s where things start to become problematic.
Trakt appears to be relatively popular among pirates. A quick glance at the most popular movies shows that most are still playing in theater. These could technically all be manual entries, but the “currently watching” lists shows that this isn’t the case.
For example, at the time of writing there were several Trakt users watching the latest box-office hit “Interstellar” via XBMC and Infuse. Also, the overview of the movie “Lucy” shown below lists several Popcorn Time users checking in a pirated copy of the film. 


Of course people have to decide for themselves if they want to display their piracy habits to the rest of the world, but they shouldn’t complain if a movie studio comes knocking on their door.
We’ve just spent a few minutes looking through the profiles of several Popcorn Time users, who all display their browsing habits in public. Needless to say, this offers unique opportunities for copyright trolls.
Copyright holders only have to write down a few usernames and ask the court for a subpoena to expose their personal info.
Trakt is very clear about the fact that it helps private parties to enforce and comply with the law, and will have no other option than to hand over the requested information if they’re faced with a subpoena.
“We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas)…” Trakt’s privacy policy reads.
So without too much hassle rightsholders can get their hands on pirates’ IP-addresses, email addresses, payment information, a database of files watched and at what times, etcetera.
And then there’s the added risk of running into scammers.
Many “pirating” Trakt users have profile images and usernames that can easily lead to a person’s identity. It took us less than a minute to dig up an email address of a Popcorn Time user, info that scammers could exploit to falsely threaten legal action while posing as a copyright holder.
That’s trouble waiting to happen.
Most pirating Trakt users are probably not aware of the risks above, but in any case it might be wise for the privacy minded to avoid the service.
Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

How to install all missing drivers on your computer....the easy way

Get this free program HERE

Run it-let it find missing drivers-download and install them...
The free version is slow for downloading but that's ok....
No Spyware or junk preloaded in this one.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Want to reinstall or update XBMC (Now Kodi) entertainment center and not lose all your favorites? Here's how.....

Computer>
Users>
Your Name>
App Data>  ( make sure you have hidden files and folders to show)
XBMC (or Kodi) >
userdata>

Copy that folder and then paste it into the new install/update after you are done installing and
get to the folder the same way...
hit
"copy and replace"
and you are off and running with your favorites in their places again!


I recommend doing a fresh install of XBMC/KODI and doing the Hub Fusion install of all the
plugins right off the bat via the Fusion server....

then you have a great head start to wonderful viewing!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How to disable junkware installing when updating JAVA

This setting is buried in the Java Control Panel. To access it, press your Windows Key once to bring up the Start menu or Start screen and type Java. Click the “Configure Java” shortcut.
open-java-control-panel-from-start-menu-or-start-screen
Click over to the Advanced tab and scroll down to the very bottom — yes, they hid this option at the very bottom of the Advanced list. Check the “Suppress sponsor offers when installing or updating Java” option and click OK.
The option here will basically just set the same registry value you can set yourself below.
suppress-sponsor-offers-when-installing-or-updating-java
We’re not sure exactly when this option was added, but it appears to have been sometime in July or August 2014. If you don’t see the option here, you have an outdated version of Java — update it now! (And be sure to uncheck the junkware while installing the update.)

The Registry Hack

You can also use a quick registry hack to change this setting. We have a .reg file you can use to enable it with a few clicks. This will prevent Java from trying to install the Ask Toolbar the first time you install it. You could run this .reg file on your family’s computers and they won’t get bit by the Ask Toolbar if they ever try to install Java.
Download the Disable_Java_Junkware.zip file, double-click it to open it, and double-click the Disable_Java_Junkware.reg file to add the values to your registry. (You can right-click a .reg file and click Edit to check what it will do; feel free to check the downloaded .reg file before running it.)



Courtesy HTGregistry-hack-to-prevent-java-from-installing-ask-toolbar

Friday, September 12, 2014

Viber now available for your desktop!

Get it HERE

This is for Windows...IOS and Android available from HERE

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

MS Update problems week of August 17th

Right on schedule, Microsoft rolled-out an onslaught of patches for its "Patch Tuesday" last week, and despite the fact that it wasn't the true "Update 2" for Windows 8.1 many of us were hoping for, updates are generally worth snatching up. Since the patch rollout, it's been discovered that four individual updates are causing random BSoD issues for its users, with KB2982791, a kernel-mode related driver, being the biggest culprit. Because of the bug's severity, Microsoft is recommending that anyone who updated go and uninstall a couple of the specific updates, or rollback using Windows Restore. You can uninstall these updates in much the same way you uninstall any app; the difference is that once you're in the "Programs and Features" section, you'll need to click on "View installed updates" on the left. While it's mostly recommended that you uninstall 2982791, you may wish to uninstall the others as well, just in case.

Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2982791)
will cause this issue on it's own.
and
Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719)
will also cause this even if KB2982791 is not installed.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Using large amounts of data and don't know why? this could be the culprit.....

most of you out there are using FB and of course all those cute videos etc...
make sure you check the settings on all your data accessories and set them accordingly....

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Fox News plugin fix for XBMC=WORKS

Get zip file HERE

INSTALL ADD ON LIKE ALWAYS
UNINTSALL THE OLD FOX NEWS PLUGIN FIRST THO

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rovnix Removal Tool that really zaps this pesty virus





Kaspersky Labs, the highly respected security company, offers a free utility which runs from within Windows — any version — and removes both variants of the Rovnix trojan virus easily and quick. The name: TDSSKiller. It’s a powerful utility which removes not just Rovnix variants but a wide variety of rootkits, bootkits and other malicious software. You can get TDSSKiller here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Keep your web browsers safe these days in the web world...here's the kicker.....

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. Encrypt the web: Install HTTPS Everywhere today.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heartbleed.....check to see if your URL's are compromised with this security flaw....

Click HERE and then copy and paste your URL for your website you use for banking, email, or anything else important to see if it has been affected and/or fixed due to this major security flaw this week....

Recommend changing passwords on important accounts this weekend due to this...

LASTPASS is a wonderful password keeper with encryption.....get it installed in Firefox (plugin) and start using it...

Keep safe in the web world...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Duck the tracking on the internet.....here's how with Duck Duck Go!

Get the App HERE for your Android Phone for sure....then go ahead and change your internet browser's search engine to Duck Duck Go and enjoy tracking free browsing....!!!



DuckDuckGo Search & Stories offers you a better way to search and a new take on Stories.
• Search anonymously.
• Find instantly.
• Stay informed.Search anonymously. We believe in better search and real privacy at the same time. That's why:
• We don't track you: http://donttrack.us/
• We don't filter bubble you: http://dontbubble.us/
• We don't collect or share your personal information.
• When you search DuckDuckGo, you are anonymous.
Find instantly. Our app has tons of instant answers, which means you have to work less to get what you really want.
• Get answers from hundreds of sources.
• Auto-complete to answers instead of just searches.
• Search directly on thousands of other sites with !bang commands.
Stay informed. We only feature the most shared stories from hand-crafted sources:
• Just #1 stories like most emailed or upvoted
• No repeat topics per day (even across sources)
• Readability view with search suggestions that tie Search & Stories together.
We love feedback. You can always reach us at https://duckduckgo.com/feedback, or via email at android@duckduckgo.com. We listen!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Convert your favorite photo into an icon...here's how!
























ICONVERT is a website where you can do this for free...

Here's the LINK

Then to change the original icon in Windows right click on the icon>properties>change icon>
browse for the icon you just created...it must be an .ico file type for Windows....

click apply and Ok and you've done it....again!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

DISKPART- How to use it to format your disks



OPEN CMD PROMPT-RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR
THEN TYPE IN "DISKPART"
THEN "LIST DISK"

AND FROM THERE FOLLOW THIS PHOTO ABOVE TO FORMAT YOUR DISK...IT IF IS A USB STICK IT WORKS THE SAME WAY AND WILL POP UP AND SAY "FORMAT" IN ANOTHER WINDOW AND YOU JUST DO A "FAT" PARTITION USUALLY ON A SMALL USB SIZE DISK...

THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Google Chrome is not updating-Administrator has disabled update problem...here's the fix!

Hit START (lower left corner button on toolbar)
"search programs and files"
Type in regedit

You will see then the Registry Editor
Go to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\
Double-click at the UpdateDefault or DefaultUpdate
And change 0 to 1
Exit Registry Editor and Go to your browser!

Awesome....fixed and you are on  your way to Google happiness again....!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

FIX: Quicken restorepdfdriver.bat not working Windows 7 64-bit

Here is the hack to make this work on Windows 7 64 bit OS after fiddling around with it for a couple of hours:

I was working on Quicken 2006 but works for other Quicken versions also.



Download and install the latest CUTEPDF from FileHippo.com   HERE

right click on the download and install as administrator the .pdf driver and also the second install when it pops up for the other driver that it has to have to work which is the Ghost converter...viola!  cutepdf printer is installed.

then RIGHT CLICK on the cutepdf printer icon in "Devices and Printers"

rename it Quicken PDF Printer

Make sure the default printer though is still your printer you use for everything.

Also set the default printer to your own printer in the Quicken program (upper left>file>printer)

this "tricks" the quicken program into thinking the cutepdf is the quicken pdf printer....

it works flawlessly....

So forget all the info on restorepdfdriver.bat info that Quicken puts out...it doesn't work....

this fix does.....happy printing in the Web World!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Remove Metadata from Office Documents for your safety

To prevent Office from saving metadata along with your documents, click the File menu, click Options, and select the Trust Center category. Click the Trust Center Settings button and select Privacy Options. Enable the “Remove personal information from file properties on save” option. If it appears grayed out, click the Document Inspector button below, run the Document Inspector, and remove all the document’s personal information. You should then be able to click the checkbox.
Remember, you’ll have to change this option this for each document separately.


This information can be useful, and some of it is even crucial for collaboration or for corporations to keep track of who worked on a document. But when it’s time to publish the document, you’ll probably want to remove this metadata.

Monday, January 20, 2014

When Firefox becomes a memory hog- fix it

1. Open your Firefox browser and type “about:memory” in the URL bar.
2. In the page that show up, you should see a “Minimize Memory Usage” button. If you hover your mouse over it, you will see a description of what it does. Basically, it will trigger a global garbage collection and flush the various cache.
firefox-minimize-memory-usage-button
When it is done cleaning up the memory usage, it will show a message “Memory minimization completed”.
firefox-minimize-memory-usage-completed
That’s it.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Issues using XBMC and Creative Sound Blaster--distortions etc. Windows XP

The only thing that will fix the sound is to reduce the Hardware acceleration provided by direct X for the card as bellow :
- Open control panel
- Open "Sounds and Audio Devices" - New window pops up
- Select "Audio" tab
- From "Sound Playback" drop down list select the audio card that has the problem (if more than one)
- Click on advanced - New window pops up
- Select "Performance" tab
- Reduce the "Hardware acceleration" slider one click at a time and try XBMC for distortion free playback