Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – October 1, 2012

How to make money online with YouTube: a comprehensive guide – Are you interested in setting up a new residual income stream? While striking it rich with YouTube is very unlikely, it’s extremely feasible to make an extra $50-$100 every month or two. Here’s how I do just that!

Convert DVDs to a mobile format with these five tools – DVD ripping software allows you to extract a movie from a DVD and convert it to a format that you can watch on a mobile device.

Netflix makes ‘Just for Kids’ iPad friendly – Video rental service rolls out first-mobile application of popular site feature.

Bad Piggies Reviewed – Bad Piggies, Rovio’s buzzworthy follow-up to Angry Birds, will probably not appeal to the same casual gaming crowd that’s addicted to catapulting birds, but it’s a very good game in other ways. It’s slower, more thoughtful, more skill-based.

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Google Adds Movie Trailers to Search Results – Google updated its search engine to allow users to watch movie trailers directly from their search results.

Windows 7 ups lead over XP as top OS – The current flavor of Windows continues to outpace XP after winning the top spot last month, according to the latest stats from Net Applications.

Exert your control with GodMode folders in Windows 7 – Greg Shultz explores the GodMode folders found in Windows 7 and presents a text file and a script that will create the folders for you automatically.

Adobe Flash: I’m not dead yet! – We can wish Adobe Flash were dead all we want, but there’s still no universal replacement for it. And, there won’t be one anytime soon.

10 things you should do when building a new PC – Building a custom system lets you tailor the components to meet your needs, while holding down the costs. Here are a few things to consider before you get started.

What do hard drive-related words like SATA, IDE, and RAID actually mean? – Technical terms can get overwhelming, especially when they include too many TLAs (three-letter acronyms). Even people who use these terms sometimes need to step back and remember what they’re talking about. So here are some of the most common labels for the technologies used to store data inside your computer:

iPad Kit for Musicians – If you’re a musician, composer, or even a student of music, and you own an iPad, there are certain apps and accessories that will make the device all the more relevant to you. Sure, Apple’s own GarageBand app is one such indispensable piece of software, but there are plenty of others, from stellar headphones that won’t short-change your audible experience to MIDI controllers and docks.

Security:

Invited to change your Twitter profile’s header image? Beware, it could be drug spam – Inventive spammers are up to their old tricks again, desperate to do whatever it takes to get you to click on a link to their websites.

Passwords reused by 6 of 10 consumers – Passwords remain a brittle security blanket when wielded by many consumers, a new survey has found. Despite routine web breaches, six out of ten continue to reuse the same few passwords over and over.

PlaceRaider app lets phone camera spy on people – They call it “visual malware” dubbed PlaceRaider that uses the phone’s camera and other sensors to create three-dimensional models of indoor environments that bad guys could download, study and use to steal “virtual objects” such as financial documents, information on computer monitors, and personal information.

Phone location data privacy issue hits federal court Tuesday – The U.S. government will be taking a second crack Tuesday at overturning a lower court ruling that’s preventing police from obtaining cell phone location records from two wireless carriers without a search warrant.

How millions of DSL modems were hacked in Brazil, to pay for Rio prostitutes – Brazilian hackers remotely took over 4.5 million home routers, and compromised their DNS settings in their plot to make a fortune. And what did they spend the money on? Well, in some cases, Rio prostitutes.

Company News:

Apple’s Tim Cook Apologizes for Maps App – Apple on Friday issued an apology for the performance of its new Maps app, with CEO Tim Cook admitting that Cupertino “fell short” of its commitment to make world-class products.

Intel trying to lessen its dependency on PCs – With Intel unveiling a tablet processor this week, analysts say the chip maker may be on track to becoming less dependent on the struggling PC market.

Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice aim for Office 2013, cloud support in ’13, ’14 – Apache OpenOffice is expecting to release its 3.5 version in the first quarter of 2013 with improved Microsoft Office 2007/2010/2013 interoperability and later a 4.0 with next gen features. Meanwhile, tablet and cloud versions of LibreOffice are also underway.

Apple warranty ads should be examined, says EU justice chief – Apple’s warranty flap continues to stir in Europe, as the bloc’s justice chief warns that the limited protection offered to Apple customers should be investigated.

Webopedia Daily:

Google Play – Google Play is Google’s renamed and rebranded Android Market online store for purchasing and downloading apps, music, books, movies and similar content for use on Android-powered smartphones, tablets, Google TV and similar devices. Google launched Google Play in March 2012 as a single brand for all of its Android content, with Google Play replacing the Android Market, Google Play Music replacing Google Music, Google Play Books replacing Google eBookstore and Google Play Movies replacing the Android movie storefront. Google Play also ties heavily with the company’s cloud capabilities, as all of the Google Play content is capable of being shared across Android devices as well as computers and laptops. Google Play content can be accessed from any of these devices when a user logs into his or her Google account.

Off Topic (Sort of):

Before Maps: Apple’s Most Notable Apologies – Apple says “sorry” more than you might think. And sometimes, it’s all your fault.

The CD player turns 30 – Hard to believe the first CD player came out in 1982. Dive into the interesting history.

4 Tips for Promoting a Local Business – Our small business marketing expert offers ideas to help promote a local business, build a brand, create an irresistible offer, create Web content, and a whole lot more.

Eventorbot wants to make open-source 3D printing less expensive – 3D printing is downright fascinating, but for most of us, it’s still just an expensive hobby. Fortunately, there are people out there like Duy Dang who hope to make it more affordable.

If the head of Homeland Security refuses to use email, is she a Luddite? – On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona, admitted she never, ever uses email. Should we be shocked?

Today’s Quote:

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”

–      Booker T. Washington

Today’s Free Downloads:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition – With Macrium Reflect Free Edition you’ll be able to easily make an accurate and reliable image of your HDD or individual partitions. Using this image you can restore the entire disk, partition or individual files and folders in the event of a partial or complete system loss.

NEWT – An invaluable freeware administrator tool, N.E.W.T. scans all remote networked machines on single or all domains and attempts to retrieve a wealth of detailed information.

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