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5AA Segment For 3rd July

On todays segment we discussed " Google"
Here are the key points:
  • We all use Google for search but remember it is an advertising company
  • Your search is designed for you , dependent on your viewing habits from Google 
  • The ads that appear are based on your viewing and searching on Google
  • Google Chrome the internet browser is fast challenging as the most used internet browser and is a lot more user friendly to tech challenged people.
  • When in Google and your not sure what to type , ask a question “ How do I “ “Who is “
  • Use quotation marks in Google to refine your search “”
  • A Gmail account ( Google’s email solution ) can be your default email account and receive and send emails from your current email address
  • If you don’t have office software on your computer don’t worry , Google has a full office suite built in , they have a word processer , spreadsheet etc ( it’s free)
  • If you have never used Google maps to find an address you are missing out
  • Google own You Tube 
  • Google have operating systems on phones , tablets and computers ( Android ) just like Microsoft and Apple 

Power FM Spot For 13th June 


On This Week In Technology

1997 , In Japan the Tamapittchi, a cellular phone with a Tamagotchi built into it, is released in Japan. We all remember the tamagotchi don't we?

Discussion Point

You don't have to use Internet Explorer to browse the internet , try Google Chrome , Firefox

Google Chrome is safer to use the internet with as it has Adobe Flash built in and pre scans webpages for vulnerabilities , such as virus / malware infection.

Firefox are known for the add ons to enhance your web browsing experience.

App Of The Week

Dream It , capture and record your dreams 


Windows Or Mac You Should Be Using Google Chrome

The new version of Google Chrome Version 17 which is the best version they have released yet.

It will pre render pages as you type in the url so that the site appears to come up quicker than before.

It is also more secure as it will scan . exe files ( executable) to see whether it is malicious .

With a Google account you can also log in and then your bookmarks will be automatically synched across computers that you use Google Chrome on.

This should be your Internet Browser of choice currently with Firefox the next choice and if on Windows , Internet Explorer



How To Clear Your Internet Browser History

 So you want to clear your internet browsing history.

There are a few different ways dependant on browser and or operating system.

First lets look at Windows
Go to Control panel.
Open Internet Options.
Make sure the General tab is selected
You will then see Browsing history
Click on Delete
You will then see this image
You will now see the options available to you , including " Temporary Internet Files"
Press delete when you have selected your options
In Chrome go to the options tab , (look for the spanner)
Click on " Under the hood "
You will see 'Clear browsing data" at the top of the page
In Firefox
Go to preferences , privacy
Then click on "clear your recent history"
You will then be given an option to delete your history
Finally the registry solution and here is the warning.
Before you make any changes to the registry , BACK IT UP
Incorrect changes to the registry can result in a non booting PC
To get to the Registry Click on "Start" and then "Run."
Input "regedit.exe" into the "Run" text box and hit "Enter" to open the registry editor.
Navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs.
Click on each URL that you wish to delete and hit the "Delete" key to remove it.
Close the Registry Editor when you are done by clicking on the "X" (close) button located in the top right corner of the Registry Editor window.



10 Steps For Virus Malware Prevention 

How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired because you have become infected with spy ware and viruses?
Spyware , virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIORAL rules.
Remember if you get infected it is your fault not your computer's.
The first point to remember is that running antivirus software will not prevent you getting a virus.
Antivirus software is there in the hope that once you have a virus on your computer it will be able to remove it.
Here are 10 points to follow that should mean an infection free computer
Update your operating system regularly.
Turn on Automatic Updates on Windows and apply all critical updates immediately.
Check optional updates on a regular basis.
Update your software , PDF readers , Office , Flash 
Adobe are responsible for  numerous infections unless patched
Don’t open email attachments unless you know that the person sending it to you ,really sent it.
Viruses will more often than not come from someone you know.
Email attachments are the number one way that viruses , trojan horses and spyware can get onto your computer.
Make sure HTML in e-mail is turned off as just by previewing these e-mails you can be infected.
Don’t click links in e-mails.
You could be taken to a phising site or this may lead you to install malicious software.
You should copy and paste the link into your browser or type the link into your browser.
HTML e-mail can hide the actual destination of that link so this is another reason to turn off HTML in your email.
You should only download files from places you know are absolutely safe.
The use of file sharing software often means you will download spy ware and Trojans without knowing.
If you download files you should quarantine them in a folder and then scan them a few days later with an updated antivirus software.
Have a firewall.
Your broadband router is the best firewall
You should also make sure that in Windows XP , Vista and Windows 7 the firewall is turned on.
There is no need to buy a firewall solution
You should browse the Internet with the latest editions of browsers Firefox ,Internet Explorer 8 (IE9) or Google Chrome
Switch to a web based e mail program such as G Mail which will scan your emails before they arrive on your computer
Have an antivirus solution , the FREE one I recommend is the Microsoft Security Essentials program and the PAID one I recommend  is NOD32 
These are programs which run quietly in the background without taking over your computer , I do not recommend anything from Symantec , McAfee , Kaspersky as they are overkill and can and do result in slowdown of your computer.
Remember if you get infected it really is your fault.