New Video! – You Are in Control of the Media – When a new technology seeks to replace an old technology, it’s not something that happens overnight. In fact, some technologies never really become obsolete because they get rolled into new technologies in ways that keep their use relevant. So what happens when the old merges with the new, and how do we process the changes along the way?

You can watch the entire live TLDR episode here:

Why Doesn’t My Pop-Up Blocker Work?

[ ?posts_id=244868&dest=11690] – Unwanted pop-ups are annoying and hard to get rid of. Kyleboose has a problem with pop-ups: "Hi Chris, I’m having problems with pop-ups in both Firefox and Internet Explorer. I just installed a new security system which has a pop-up blocker but I still get them. Do you have any recommendations or any software that could help?"

Although pop-up blockers are nice to have, they’re really not needed, since both Firefox and Internet Explorer have built-in pop-up protection. In addition, your security suite has a pop-up blocker. So, there’s a good chance that your pop-up problem isn’t related to your browser but to your operating system. In other words: you may have a spyware problem.

Chris suggestions running the security suite’s anti-virus and spyware tools.

If you don’t have any anti-virus installed, we suggest trying either Nod32 or AVG Anti-virus. Chris also has some anti virus software suggestions you should check out.

Once your anti-virus software is finished running, your next step is to run some anti-spyware software. Both Spybot S&D and Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware come highly recommended from the chat room.

Do you have any suggestions for stopping stubborn pop-ups?

Offer Help Remote Assistance

[ ?posts_id=3296707&dest=62063] – Helping people is easy, but not so much when you aren’t in the same room as the other person. However, if you’re using software such as GoToAssist Express, the headaches will disappear! This allows you, as a tech support specialist, to connect to another person’s computer in a matter of moments, allowing you to quickly diagnose and repair their problems. It doesn’t matter if they are on a Mac or Windows machine – GoToAssist Express will work! –
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Bulletin Board Software

[ ?posts_id=250012&dest=11690] – Forum software is piece of software that is installed on a web server which allows a community to interact in an organized and categorized format. Unlike blogs, forums tend to be more structured and can contain the views of multiple users rather than the maintainer of the blog. A user on the chat room wants some recommendations for forum software.

Headzoo recommends GetVanilla, which provides a clean and simple forum interface:

In Vanilla you can quickly and easily see which discussions you haven’t read, and how many new comments are in each discussion. You can run advanced searches through discussion topics, comments, and users. You can change the way Vanilla operates using per-user preferences. Finally, you have a very customizable account profile where you can provide pictures of yourself and add as much information about yourself as you like.

phpBB is a popular bulletin board system recommended by many users:

Since its creation in 2000, phpBB has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.

Ponzi doesn’t really like forums as they’re not as social as a blogging network. Instead, she likes the idea of a social networking website like ThisNext:

ThisNext is a shopcasting network where you can discover, recommend and share things you love. Everything on ThisNext is recommended by real people like you.

What forum software do you use? Do you use forums at all or do you prefer blogs and social networks?

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Malata 10″ capacitive Android Tablet

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Filmed by Charbax of at Computex 2010 in Taipei Taiwan. This tablet has a nice design, it’s compact and light for a 10″ capacitive Android tablet. It comes with a HDMI output for 1080p video output, USB host ports, is based on the ARM Cortex A9 based Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Zagg Your Way to Extra Power for USB Devices

[ ?posts_id=3689517&dest=62063] – – – – When you zig, they Zagg. The people at Zagg asked me if I wanted to take a look at the Sparq.Their claim is that it is the world’s most powerful battery backup and charger. They aren’t kidding, folks. This thing packs 2000mA hours inside of it! – –

iPhone Case Stand

[ ?posts_id=3665506&dest=62063] – – – I can’t stand my iPhone – literally! It won’t stand up on its own. It’s impossible to watch any type of videos on the phone unless I hold it at a particular angle. Who wants to do that all of the time? Don’t even get me started on the fact that the sound is directed outwards instead of towards my ear. Why can’t I just have some type of case for the iPhone that will protect it, AND turn into a stand… AND direct the sound where it needs to go? –