Google “Likes”+1, World Backup Day, Data Recovery, Android, and Facebook users get E-Mail and Movie Streaming? – HT019

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim, Christian and Andrew get together for this edition of the Home Tech Podcast.

After some listener feedback, and an update on the Stuxnet Virus from Mark Russinovich’s blog, the guys talk about Google’s upcoming “+1” service – when signed into your Google account, you will be able to “Use +1 to give something your public stamp of approval, so friends, contacts, and others can find the best stuff when they search.”  Results will show in your personal Google Profile.

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With the 31st of March being World Backup Day, the guys quickly run through Business Insiders’ 10 Best Backup Solutions

In line with World Backup Day, the guys discuss Andrew’s recent successful data recovery, using Photorec to recover photos from a corrupted hard disk.

From Christian’s Corner, this weeks Deal of the Week is the HP S2231 22” Widescreen HD LCD Monitor from TigerDirect.com and Christian’s Speed Tip of the Week has us turning off the write-cache buffer flushing on our hard disks to eek that little extra performance from our systems.

Talking about Facebook from two angles, the guys discuss the @facebook.com email addresses that everyone can now have attached to their Facebook account, and the new deal that Facebook and Warner Bros have, to allow US Facebook users to watch movies in HD via their Facebook account, paying with Facebook Credits.

Jim talks about OtherInbox, a free online service to help to Organize, Prioritize and Summarize your web-based e-mail from GMail, Yahoo!Mail and AOL.

To close, Andrew shares his experiences in trying to move away from Windows 7 to Ubuntu Netbook Edition on an aging laptop and the guys talk about Google’s taking back control of the Android Operating System.

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