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Michigan.TV Online Buzz

We are busy developing Michigan.TV community, please take a look and leave us your comment. We are using a clean version of our template to be more appealing to our visitors. Services includes unlimited upload of photos, videos, musics, blogs and more. Check us out at http://www.michigan.tv website.

A new instant messaging Goober in beta.

I'm reading this article from Techcrunch and would like to share with you.

--- Goober is an instant messenger developed by a team of Germans now officially based in Delaware that’s going up against the big guys (Skype, MSN, ICQ, etc.) with a desktop client that overflows with features - some useful, some more superfluous.
The cross-protocol Goober client (available for Windows and soon Mac and Linux as well) can be used to instant message with both peers on the Goober network and those using ICQ, MSN, or Jabber. Its built-in VoIP capabilities can also be used to place calls, although video chat is still under development. We’re told that the company is intent on keeping its client software up-to-date on all platforms, including Java for the mobile, so that users enjoy the same experience regardless of device.
continue reading at Techcrunch

How housing rescue bill can help you?

I hope this is not too late for other home owners. I would like to share this news I've read today from Money.CNN.com website regarding housing rescue bill. I think this housing rescue is a year or two years late. Read more to find out.

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The legislation - likely to be enacted soon - devotes $300 billion to helping troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure. See if you qualify.

The Senate on Saturday passed a $300 billion housing rescue bill aimed at helping troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure and supporting mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

President Bush is likely to sign the bill into law within days. After the law kicks in on Oct. 1, thousands of at-risk borrowers will be able to refinance their unaffordable old mortgages into new low-cost fixed-rate loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 400,000 borrowers with $68 billion in loans may benefit from the program - but the bill allows for as many as 1 million …

How housing rescue bill can help you?

I hope this is not too late for other home owners. I would like to share this news I've read today from Money.CNN.com website regarding housing rescue bill. I think this housing rescue is a year or two years late. Read more to find out.

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The legislation - likely to be enacted soon - devotes $300 billion to helping troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure. See if you qualify.

The Senate on Saturday passed a $300 billion housing rescue bill aimed at helping troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure and supporting mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

President Bush is likely to sign the bill into law within days. After the law kicks in on Oct. 1, thousands of at-risk borrowers will be able to refinance their unaffordable old mortgages into new low-cost fixed-rate loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 400,000 borrowers with $68 billion in loans may benefit from the program - but the bill allows for as many as 1 million …

iPhone 3G jailbreak using Windows.

Yes it is Windows operating system not Mac to run the new iPhone 3G jailbreak courtesy by WinPwn 2.0

WinPwn 2.0 - Support for both 1.1.4 and 2.0
- Custom Image Support
- Custom Payload Support
- 3g iPhone support

BugsSome users have had problems with installing Cydia on Windows XP. This will be fixed in tomorrows release
2.0 How to: - 1) First create a custom IPSW using the IPSW Builder.
- 2) Click "Ipwner" and browse for the custom IPSW that you just created. This will pwn itunes and allow you to flash Custom IPSW files via DFU mode
- 3) Once you have pwned Itunes, put your phone into DFU mode. If you don't know how to do this click Here.
- 4) Once you are in DFU mode Itunes will pop up and then you can hold shift and click restore and browse to your custom IPSW file.

For details, visit WinPwn.com website and don't forget to read the disclaimer of using this tool.

iPhone 3G jailbreak using Windows.

Yes it is Windows operating system not Mac to run the new iPhone 3G jailbreak courtesy by WinPwn 2.0

WinPwn 2.0 - Support for both 1.1.4 and 2.0
- Custom Image Support
- Custom Payload Support
- 3g iPhone support

BugsSome users have had problems with installing Cydia on Windows XP. This will be fixed in tomorrows release
2.0 How to: - 1) First create a custom IPSW using the IPSW Builder.
- 2) Click "Ipwner" and browse for the custom IPSW that you just created. This will pwn itunes and allow you to flash Custom IPSW files via DFU mode
- 3) Once you have pwned Itunes, put your phone into DFU mode. If you don't know how to do this click Here.
- 4) Once you are in DFU mode Itunes will pop up and then you can hold shift and click restore and browse to your custom IPSW file.

For details, visit WinPwn.com website and don't forget to read the disclaimer of using this tool.

How to Prepare Meeting Minutes

This is great, I'm doing minutes of our meeting ... yacks! Well it's another information to share with you.

I did not reinvent the wheel, I used the Internet to netstumble finding information available and here's what I found out (courtesy of eHow.com).

Thing's you'll need, pen and paper:

Step1 Distribute a sign in sheet so you have a record of who attended. The sign in sheet should ask the people to print their names so you have the correct spelling and it’s a good idea to include contact information in case there are questions about what may have been said during the meeting.
Step2 Prepare an agenda prior to meeting and use that document to take your notes.
Step3 If, in the course of the meeting there are action or follow up items, place an X next to those items on the paper.
Step4 You don’t need to write down every comment or remark. Note only the key points that are being made and who said them.
Step5 At the close of meeting summarize, to the group, the key points you…

How to Prepare Meeting Minutes

This is great, I'm doing minutes of our meeting ... yacks! Well it's another information to share with you.

I did not reinvent the wheel, I used the Internet to netstumble finding information available and here's what I found out (courtesy of eHow.com).

Thing's you'll need, pen and paper:

Step1 Distribute a sign in sheet so you have a record of who attended. The sign in sheet should ask the people to print their names so you have the correct spelling and it’s a good idea to include contact information in case there are questions about what may have been said during the meeting.
Step2 Prepare an agenda prior to meeting and use that document to take your notes.
Step3 If, in the course of the meeting there are action or follow up items, place an X next to those items on the paper.
Step4 You don’t need to write down every comment or remark. Note only the key points that are being made and who said them.
Step5 At the close of meeting summarize, to the group, the key points you…

Configure your iPhone using IMAP to access Exchange Server 2003

This is a step by step procedure to configure your iPhone to access your Exchange Server 2003 through IMAP protocol.

In your iPhone, click on SettingsClick on Mail, Contacts, CalendarsClick on Add AccountClick on OtherEnter your Name, Address e.g. yourname@king.net, Password, Description ex. IMAP Email SampleSave your configurationGo back to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select the IMAP Email Sample. This will show the IMAP Account Information e.g. your Name, Address and Description.Incoming Mail Server, update your Host Name ex. mail.king.net, Username ex. kingnet/yourname; kingnet is your network domain name and your PasswordOutgoing Mail Server, SMTP is cwmx.com. Please note if you can't send out email. Please call AT&T Customer Service to let them know that you're having issue sending out using IMAP through cwmx.com SMTP Server.Save and ExitNow check your mail and you should see new messages start downloading.Useful links to secure IMAP:http://www.tacteam.net/isaserver…

Configure your iPhone using IMAP to access Exchange Server 2003

This is a step by step procedure to configure your iPhone to access your Exchange Server 2003 through IMAP protocol.

In your iPhone, click on SettingsClick on Mail, Contacts, CalendarsClick on Add AccountClick on OtherEnter your Name, Address e.g. yourname@king.net, Password, Description ex. IMAP Email SampleSave your configurationGo back to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select the IMAP Email Sample. This will show the IMAP Account Information e.g. your Name, Address and Description.Incoming Mail Server, update your Host Name ex. mail.king.net, Username ex. kingnet/yourname; kingnet is your network domain name and your PasswordOutgoing Mail Server, SMTP is cwmx.com. Please note if you can't send out email. Please call AT&T Customer Service to let them know that you're having issue sending out using IMAP through cwmx.com SMTP Server.Save and ExitNow check your mail and you should see new messages start downloading.Useful links to secure IMAP:http://www.tacteam.net/isaserver…

.ME opens its doors on July 17

The .ME Registry is about to open domain name registrations on a first-come, first-served basis, and if initial indicators are accurate, the .ME domain names will move quickly. Open Registration officially begins July 17.

The .ME Registry concluded its Land Rush Period June 26. The 20-day time span was the first opportunity for the public to apply for .ME domain names. More than 80 different accredited registrars from 24 countries are offering the catchy domain extension. To date, through Sunrise and Land Rush, the .ME Registry has received more than 30,000 .ME applications.
"In the Land Rush already, applicants from around the world will be receiving some excellent domain names such as Click-On.ME, ChatWith.ME and Optimize.ME - illustrating just a few of the catchy names being awarded," said Predrag Lesic, the registry's executive director. "This extension really does lend itself to creative and attractive names whether for business or personal use."
"This …

GeoNation.com to promote Geopreneurs.TV domain names.

Objectives:
- Geopreneurs.TV to promote cities and countries .TV domain names.
- Introduce the New Media in .TV extension

Requirements to Join GeoNation:
01. For .TV domain extension only.
02. The .TV domain name must be a city or country, at least with 300,000 population.
03. Must have a NING community or developed website. For example http://www.michigan.tv/ and http://www.jersey.tv/
04. Use Footer the "Geopreneurs.TV Communities" with all the members URL addresses.

Cost to Join? FREE

Keep in touch, visit our Group http://www.king.net/search/label/geopreneurs

For inquiry, please send email to EMIL @ KING.NET

Checklist - Where's Your Online Business Headed?

I would like to share this article that I got from SCORE.org website looking for business documents as I need one for my online business. I hope this help you build your business.

Setting realistic short-term marketing goals with help you clarify your long-range objectives. The list of questions will help you define the future of your online business.

I. What are your Internet marketing goals for the next year and the next three to five years in these areas?

- Dollar Sales
- Unit Sales
- Profits
- Market share
- Markets to enter
- Customer-base expansion

II. What are your six biggest marketing challenges, in order of urgency? (e.g., consumer trends, technology challenges, customer to mix, competition, staffing, margins, media, etc.)

1. ______________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________________________

5. ___…

Batman - The Dark Knight

I watched (yes I am human not a bot) the advance screening of Batman The Dark Knight last night and it was amazing .... non-stop action, the story is well scripted, the gadgets are excellent!How long it was ... ? 2 hours and 30+ minutes of excitement ...Official showing here in North America is today July 18, 2008.Watch it and enjoy, tips don't drink too much soda for you to stay.

Here's the preview Batman - The Dark Knight Trailer HD

Batman - The Dark Knight

I watched (yes I am human not a bot) the advance screening of Batman The Dark Knight last night and it was amazing .... non-stop action, the story is well scripted, the gadgets are excellent!How long it was ... ? 2 hours and 30+ minutes of excitement ...Official showing here in North America is today July 18, 2008.Watch it and enjoy, tips don't drink too much soda for you to stay.

Here's the preview Batman - The Dark Knight Trailer HD

Gadgets Tips: Wind Up Phone Charger

If you're planning to go camping or spend time on the road without your regular phone charge (electricity), now you have other option using Wind Up Phone charger. This is similar to the wind up flash light if you have it.

How to use it?
Turn this vigorously for a few minutes and the Wind Up Mobile Phone Charger creates enough energy to power your mobile for 25-30 minutes. It also has an inbuilt extra flashlight - so should you misplace anything you can find it again easily.
Gadgetshop is selling for £5.99 at this time. Go get one for yourself if you need it. It won't break your wallet.


Gadgets Tips: Wind Up Phone Charger

If you're planning to go camping or spend time on the road without your regular phone charge (electricity), now you have other option using Wind Up Phone charger. This is similar to the wind up flash light if you have it.

How to use it?
Turn this vigorously for a few minutes and the Wind Up Mobile Phone Charger creates enough energy to power your mobile for 25-30 minutes. It also has an inbuilt extra flashlight - so should you misplace anything you can find it again easily.
Gadgetshop is selling for £5.99 at this time. Go get one for yourself if you need it. It won't break your wallet.


What Video site you use to upload?

Since we launched the new design and new services for Michigan.TV last week, I received some questions related to uploading their video and what do I recommend for them to use. Hands up, I told them to use Michigan.TV for uploading unlimited video, music and photo. Not to be bias, YouTube is great for mass audience for your video but if you want quality HD-like internet video go check out Vimeo.com. Vimeo offer you the best HD video on the web.

Check out the HD Channel.


valentimes, two weeks in a hidden metropoly from changku a.k.a. oscar lobo on Vimeo.

Android Demo

The Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies, is developing Android: the first complete, open, and free mobile platform.




Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz discuss the availability of the SDK, that it will be open source in the future, and demo applications on the Android platform.

Michigan.TV new design, new tools to provide unlimited services.

We redesign Michigan.TV to meet our community objectives. What are these objectives, how it will affect our services and remain FREE to use for everyone.

Here's our objectives:

1. make it a friendly user environment, easy for our visitors and members to post blogs, upload photos and videos, sharing comments to blogs, and best of all unlimited service no worries about limits.
2. you can customize your personal page (mypage) using our existing templates or upload your own standard CSS outline.
3. with your "mypage" you have the option to paste your affiliate banner or ad campaign to make money. This is why our community is unique, you use our FREE service to make money. For details, visit http://www.michigan.tv/ community for details.
4. outsource our platform so we can concentrate addressing our members need and marketing to grow our community. Of course, we need your help to promote Michigan.TV to your family and friends.
5. FREE service for unlimited blogs, upload photo and v…

The Billion-Dollar Domain Babies

The latest ICANN plan to allow the global populace to assemble an entire domain name like www.yourname.yourname as their free-choice is a revolutionary and timely decision. This now open doors to cyber-brands like my.ibm, hotel.toronto, it.jobs, play.poker, fly.usa or go.telus and applicants will submit a non-refundable fee of $100-500K USD for each name idea and the businesses are already jumping to get started.

A new study estimates that this new registration process would create $33 Billion in fees in the first three years. The prime beneficiaries will be ICANN, which operates as a not-for-profit organization, but they still would have to deliver a highly structured, high speed service and meet global needs Other big recipients will be the worldwide domain registrars and highly specialized experts and lawyers while the cascading revenues will go to IT and web support organizations. The public at large will become the real beneficiaries as a billion new users will come online, millio…

DNS at Risk From Multivendor Cache Poisoning

It's not often that multiple vendors are involved in a single security patch.

Then again few technologies are as widely used or as critical as Domain Name System, or DNS (define), the core Internet protocol that translates domain names into IP addresses.
Security researchers today sounded the alarm, warning DNS server users to update to new patched versions from their vendors to protect against a critical security issue.
continue reading: InternetNews Who's Really at Risk From the DNS Flaw? With DNS so vital to the operation of the Internet, security threats to it need to be taken seriously. But when it comes to the recent disclosure of a multivendor DNS cache poisoning issue, who really is at risk? And will the Internet collapse if the issue isn't fixed?
Experts say that while the new DNS cache poisoning issue is very serious, DNS has been threatened before -- and the core structure of the Internet name servers remains ready for such challenges. continue reading: InternetNews

SMART Goal Setting

I would like to share this information to everyone when you set your goals. Create your SMART goals following this method.

S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Timely

The following definitions taken from Goal-Setting-Guide.com website.
Specific, focus our efforts and clearly define what we are going to do. Specific is the Whay, Why, and How of the SMART model.

WHAT are you going to do? Use action words such as direct, organize, coordinate, lead, develop, plan, build, etc.
WHY, is this important to do at this time? What do you want to ultimately accomplish?
HOW are you going to do it?

Ensure the goals your set is very specific, clear and easy.

Measurable, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it. In the broadsense, the whole goal statement is a measure for the project; if the goal is accomplished, the is a success.

Choose a goal with measurable progress, so you can see the change occur. How will you see when you reach your goal? Be specific! "I want to read …

SMART Goal Setting

I would like to share this information to everyone when you set your goals. Create your SMART goals following this method.

S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Timely

The following definitions taken from Goal-Setting-Guide.com website.
Specific, focus our efforts and clearly define what we are going to do. Specific is the Whay, Why, and How of the SMART model.

WHAT are you going to do? Use action words such as direct, organize, coordinate, lead, develop, plan, build, etc.
WHY, is this important to do at this time? What do you want to ultimately accomplish?
HOW are you going to do it?

Ensure the goals your set is very specific, clear and easy.

Measurable, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it. In the broadsense, the whole goal statement is a measure for the project; if the goal is accomplished, the is a success.

Choose a goal with measurable progress, so you can see the change occur. How will you see when you reach your goal? Be specific! "I want to read …

Current iPhone Owner - Learn about the 2.0 software update.

Just like myself, I'm excited for iPhone 2.0 software update. So what do we expect for Software version 2.0? Check this out.

Enterprise support?

For Exchange server at work, here's one positive add-on for you. With iPhone Software version 2.0 you can now pull your email from your company Exchange Server via ActiveSync connection. As of writing this article, the ActiveSync is available in Exchange Server version 2003 and 2007.

iPhone users now can access the enterprise resources using Cisco IPSec VPN and wireless network services with WPA2 and 802.1X authentication. The WPA2 is the enhance protocal version for WIFI security a program administer by WIFI Alliance. The WPA2 implements the mandatory element of 802.11i.

Other additional features really matter to business users:
Better email management, mass support of email move and delete. You can organize the groups of messages by moving them to a folders.

Contact search is now available. The software now include a search field to find …

Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) resending old messages.

Have you had any problem with your Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) that keep on resending your old messages? This is not consistent, in IT we call it an "intermittent" issue.

I was able to discussed this blackberry issue with Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry technical support today and she gave me suggestion to resolve the problem.

How to fix this problem:
1) First check your mailbox Inbox folder number of messages. This must be reduce to 900 messages or less. You can move your old messages to a new folder. The 900 messages limit mark is highly recommended for Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) user. This is tested to resolve this problem 9 out 10 according to RIM tech support.
2) Next action is to re-initiate your Blackberry phone by deleting your email information within blackberry website (not your e-mail server). This is to get an updated service book from Blackberry website.
3) Once it is re-establish, you will receive a welcome email from blackberry.
4) This proces…

The Pirate Bay Wants to Encrypt the Entire Internet

The team behind the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay has started to work on a new encryption technology that could potentially protect all Internet traffic from prying eyes. The project, which is still in its initial stages, goes by the name “Transparent end-to-end encryption for the Internets,” or IPETEE for short. It tackles encryption not on the application level, but on the network level, the aim being that all data exchanged on your PC would be encrypted, regardless of its nature — be it a web browser streaming video files or an instant messaging client. As Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij (a.k.a. Tiamo) told me, “Even applications that don’t supporting encryption will be encrypted where possible.”

Source: neeteevee.com

World biggest companies

Wal-Mart Store still hold the top spot of world largest companies. They previously rank no.1 last year and keeping that spot for a while now.
Retaining its spot as the largest company in the world, the retail giant spent the last year making strides toward becoming friendlier to its workers and the environment. Long derided for the limited health-care packages offered to its employees, the company focused on expanding its options. As of January, 93.7% of Wal-Mart’s U.S. employees had some form of health care, up from 90.4% last year.
continue reading: CNNMoney

Gadget Tips: How to setup Blackberry Internet Service (BIS)

This is a simple task for you to accomplish.

Now you have a blackberry mobile phone what's next? You need to have a Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) or Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES). The Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES) is for organization that needs a extra control of their e-mail system using blackberry service. I will not provide details of BES for this article.

I will only discuss the Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) for individual use. This HOW TO guide is applicable to Verizon, Cingular/AT&T or T-Mobile as your phone service provider.

Before you begin to setup your blackberry phone, you need to have a Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) added to your phone service. Yes, this is additional fee to your existing bill. As of this date, the BIS fee approximately from $39.95 to $49.95 or less per month depending which phone company you are in.

Example:
I'm using Cingular as the blackberry internet service provider, it will be the same for Verizon or T-Mobile.

This infor…

Cityware.com building local community one city at a time.

Cityware.com is building local community one city at a time. To socialize with your local community or find out what business within your neighborhood, all you have to do is type the URL Address nameofyourcity.cityware.com and start using the FREE service. If you can't find your local community Cityware.com will build one for your local community.

Here are some examples of local community that you can join:
http://Orlando.cityware.com
http://LosAngeles.cityware.com
http://SanFrancisco.cityware.com
http://Boston.cityware.com
http://LasVegas.cityware.com
http://WashingtonDC.cityware.com
http://Baltimore.Cityware.com
http://Dallas.cityware.com
http://NYC.cityware.com

and to see the complete listing, please visit http://local.cityware.com website.

Centralize login, never create a new account when you visit another city. You can only use one account to jump from one city to city. For example; your home city is NYC, you can login and join to another city with the same username and password. The cit…

How to Export and Import mailboxes to PST files in Exchange 2007 SP1

I'm searching a tool replacement of exmerge for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and I stumbled to this article. I thought it would be useful to spread out this article. Post back if you have any question. Enjoy.

There might be times when an Exchange Administrator will need to export the contents of individual mailboxes to offline files in order to present specific users with a format that is easily portable and ready to consume using Outlook clients. To fulfill this need Exchange 2007 SP1 will have a new set of features to export and import mailboxes to and from PST files. As I know you will ask - yes, those PST files can be bigger than 2 GB, which was a limitation of Exmerge tool used for this purpose in previous versions of Exchange.

Export/Import to PST Requirements
In order to export or import mailboxes to PST files the following requirements must be met:

Export/Import to PST must be run from a 32 bit client machine with Exchange Management Tools installed (Version Exchange 2007 SP1 or…

How to Export and Import mailboxes to PST files in Exchange 2007 SP1

I'm searching a tool replacement of exmerge for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and I stumbled to this article. I thought it would be useful to spread out this article. Post back if you have any question. Enjoy.

There might be times when an Exchange Administrator will need to export the contents of individual mailboxes to offline files in order to present specific users with a format that is easily portable and ready to consume using Outlook clients. To fulfill this need Exchange 2007 SP1 will have a new set of features to export and import mailboxes to and from PST files. As I know you will ask - yes, those PST files can be bigger than 2 GB, which was a limitation of Exmerge tool used for this purpose in previous versions of Exchange.

Export/Import to PST Requirements
In order to export or import mailboxes to PST files the following requirements must be met:

Export/Import to PST must be run from a 32 bit client machine with Exchange Management Tools installed (Version Exchange 2007 SP1 or…