GEEK SQUEAKS’ #54 = Great Gift Idea, Virtual Desktops, Keyboard Shortcuts, HTC Explorer, and Upcoming Tech News

September 30, 2011

Great Gift Idea at A Reasonable Cost
Kindle Wi-Fi, 6 inch E-Ink Display

30% lighter, less than 6 ounces
18% smaller body, same 6″ screen size – Fits in your pocket
Most advanced E Ink display, reads like paper
Built in Wi-Fi – Get books in 60 seconds
Massive book selection, over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less
New – Borrow Kindle books from your public library

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Dexpot 1.5

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With Dexpot you may have separate virtual desktops for different applications. One desktop might feature applications for graphic design, for example, and another might feature your business applications.

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Ask A Tech Teacher
Tech Tip #89: Use Keyboard Shortcuts With Students

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AKS Geek Live
HTC unveils HTC Explorer

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404 Tech Support
Upcoming Tech Events Will Keep Everybody Hopping

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Free Online TV Channel Gathering Service

September 29, 2011

Online TV still has a ways to go, and trying to find online TV channels and sites can be a real challenge. I have been on the hunt for various sources of online TV to watch on my tablet PC. One, of the many sources I have across is TvTube .

TvTube TvTube is a free online TV channel gathering service that offers a selection of the best TV channels from around the world. Start watching now and enjoy worldwide TV through a Web experience. No registration or download required.

TvTube boasts that it hosts links to the largest collection of free internet television on the web with over 2000 channels from more than 60 countries.  So, if you dig around the TvTube site, which is nicely categorized, I am sure you will find something that will catch your attention.

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Kindle Fire – Amazon’s $199 Android Tablet PC

September 28, 2011

When Amazon made the announcement that they were entering the tablet PC race with the Android based Kindle Fire, for $199, I was skeptical; however, after seeing the potential that this 7” tablet offers, Amazon may be onto something that could be a game changer. You can take a look at the Kindle Fire [CLICK HERE] and even pre-order one now [CLICK HERE]. The price is right, but will this tablet do everything you need it to do?

Kindle Fire

According to Amazon, the Kindle Fire will serve as a conduit to:

18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books

Amazon Appstore – thousands of popular apps and games

Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk

Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content

Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle

Fast, powerful dual-core processor

Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows

Amazon Kindle–Official Presentation

Display
7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.

Size (in inches)
7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).

Weight
14.6 ounces (413 grams).

System Requirements
None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.

On-device Storage
8GB internal. That’s enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.

Cloud Storage
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Battery Life
Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.

Charge Time
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.

Wi-Fi Connectivity
Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

USB Port
USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)

Audio
3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.

Content Formats Supported
Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

Documentation
Quick Start Guide(included in box); Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device)

Warranty and Service
1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the Box
Kindle Fire tablet, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.

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[GEEK SQUEAKS'] – Super HP Monitor, Restore Icons, FREE PC Protection, Awesome Wallpapers, and Questionable Password Strength

September 28, 2011

HP 2311x 23-Inch LED Monitor
My Main Monitor – Full HD 1920 X 1080 resolution

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DesktopOK 2.69
Save and restore the positions of icons.

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Big Geek Daddy
Free PC Protection

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Awesome Wallpapers
Nature Wallpaper Set 49

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AskBillFirst
Maybe My Password Isn’t As Strong As I Thought It Was

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[DID YOU KNOW?] You Can Check A Suspicious Website for Malware In Your Browser

September 27, 2011

If you open up your web browser and type the following in the address bar;

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=

AND, after the “equals sign” type the web address of any site, that site will be checked against Google’s updated lists of suspected phishing and malware pages. It is a handy and quick way to help verify your suspicions of a potentially bad site.

This is all part of Google’s Safe Browsing Service.  The goal of this service is to:

  • Warn users before clicking on links that appear in your site when they lead to malware-infected pages.
  • Prevent users from posting links to known phishing pages from your site.
  • Check a list of pages againest Google’s lists of suspected phishing and malware pages.

For example if you wanted to get a report on What’s On My PC, you would type the following in your browser’s address bar and hit enter.

 http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=whatsonmypc.wordpress.com

You will then get the following diagnostic report from Google:

Safe Browsing

Diagnostic page for whatsonmypc.wordpress.com

What is the current listing status for whatsonmypc.wordpress.com?

This site is not currently listed as suspicious.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 3 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2011-09-09, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days.This site was hosted on 3 network(s) including AS13768 (PEER1), AS16805 (LAYER3), AS22576 (LAYER3).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, whatsonmypc.wordpress.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

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If You Love Icons…

September 26, 2011

If you love icons, then you need to add We Love Icons to your collection. An icon is typically used to serve as a quick, intuitive visual representation to identify a software program or web site. We usually click on icons on our desktop or menus to launch programs or to get to a web site. Icons can also be used for presentations, blogging, desktop publishing, etc…

Approximately a year ago I featured an article, An Icon Search Engine That Helps You Find FREE Icons. Recently, I did some follow-up to determine if there was anything new out there and this is how I came across We Love Icons.

We Love Icons

The sole purpose of We Love Icons is to provide you with ONE place to go to find links to the BEST freeware desktop icons on earth. Not only does the site feature icons, it also features a How To section which is a collection of articles and apps to help you work with and learn about icons.

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Wallpaper of the Week (#36)

September 24, 2011

Here is a high definition wallpaper of waves battering a rocky beach with a stone archway to the sea in the background. The only way to truly appreciate the beauty of this wallpaper is to give it a try.

To get this wallpaper, [CLICK HERE] .

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Browse for wallpapers from previous weeks, [CLICK HERE]

Windows 7 Users: If you are using Windows 7, did you know you can create a desktop background slideshow to show off your pictures and wallpaper images?  To learn how to use this feature [ CLICK HERE ].

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