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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  SwampGeek Android TV & Fire TV apps - December 2017 (kguske)
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SwampGeek Android TV & Fire TV apps - December 2017
by: kguske
2017-12-19 20:02:37

Android TV apps continue to evolve and expand, even as old favorites like Kodi decline.  Here are the SwampGeek recommended Android TV & Fire TV apps for December 2017.        

Click the image to view screenshots of the December 2017 Android TV Apps

Although popular Kodi plugins have disappeared, others have evolved and been renamed in order to continue providing links to content.

New Android apps, also supported by Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, offer good alternatives to the ever popular Kodi, including:

  • Terrarium TV - probably the best alternative, but must be downloaded from backup sources as the GitHub download has been removed
  • Stremio - available in the Play Store
  • Pluto TV (untested)
  • Cloud TV (untested)
  • TubiTV (untested)
  • YouTube
  • (commercial) Amazon Prime Instant Video (not available in the Play Store for Android phones, tables and TV boxes for newer Android versions)
  • (commercial) Netflix
  • (commercial) WatchESPN (requires cable subscription account login)

Many other apps can enhance your Android TV for Amazon Fire devices...

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SwampGeek Guide to Windows Safe Browsing, Security, Privacy
by: kguske
2017-04-07 22:52:53

With increase of online usage, the number and sophistication of attacks against personal computers are on the rise. The How-To Geek offers some excellent advice on "Basic Computer Security: How to Protect Yourself from Viruses, Hackers, and Thieves." This primarily focuses on real-time and reactive detection and blocking.  It also suggests being aware of scams, avoiding malicious links in email (assuming you know they're malicious), and how to protect your information when using the Internet and email.

But it leaves out other important ways to protect yourself and your computer, including recovery / backups and preventive (vs. reactive) blocking of malicious software (aka malware).  These can be especially important in the age of ransomware, encryption, spoofing, phishing, pharming, and the old stand-bys from the 1980s: adware, keyloggers, spyware, trojan horses, viruses and worms. 

Here are the SwampGeek recommendations to protect yourself against malware, invasion of privacy, drive failures and more using powerful, free software:

 

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