Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 10, 2013


Summary Listing of Today’s Geek Squeaks’:

- A better sound control utility for Windows
- Know what files to backup prior to reinstalling Windows
- How to increase battery life on the Nexus 5 (KitKat)
- Eliminate smartphone and tablet cord clutter

Geek Squeaks’ features a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!

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SimpleSndVol

SimpleSndVol is a simple application that sits in your system tray near the clock and provides some useful and fast ways to control your sound volume and balance.

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This is my go to sound volume control on my PC. More features than the standard Windows sound volume control

  • Easy access to sound balance with one click.
  • Global hotkeys to change or mute volume.
  • Change sound volume with mouse wheel/scroll. Hover tray icon and scroll up or down. Very useful.
  • Middle click on tray icon will mute the sound.
  • Several nice icon sets for tray.

GET IT HERE


Files to Backup before Reinstalling Windows

@ Dom’s Tech & Computer Blog

If you are thinking about reinstalling windows or you are in a position where you have to reinstall Windows, take a step back and think about what personal data (the important stuff) that needs to be backed up. To help you along, Dom’s Tech & Computer Blog has compiled a listing of files you need to backup prior to reinstalling Windows.

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Many situations may require the re-installation of Windows on your PC. This may lead to loss of vital personal files unless you backup your files or if these files happen to be saved on some other remote drive.

Because of this, it is important to know exactly what files to to backup just before you reinstall Windows on your desktop or laptop computer… READ MORE


Five settings that increase battery life
on Android 4.4 KitKat

@ c|net

As the smartphone and tablet continues to become more enriched in features; it is these features that can cause a drain on your battery. c|net has a nice article up to help you identify what and where these battery draining culprits are and how to disable them (featuring the Nexus 5 and KitKat). The tips provided here in this article will definitely give you some more battery life.

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If you’re looking to get more juice out of your phone’s battery, or are one of the many people with a Nexus 5 plagued by a possible battery issue, change these settings… READ MORE


Bamboo Multi Device Charging Station

There’s room to store a laptop, tablet and up to three other mobile devices like smartphones, cell phones or portable gaming devices.

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The bottom of the charging station has a magnetic base that flips open to reveal a hidden storage area for organizing the wires that would otherwise clutter your desk space. The built in elastic straps keep everything tidy and in its right place… CHECK IT OUT HERE


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2 Responses to Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 10, 2013

  1. gegeek says:

    Rick,
    Check out
    http://ttcshelbyville.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/best-it-professional-sites-on-the-web/
    Your site and mine were listed as Best IT Professional sites.
    Congrats Rick to you and me.I guess ;)
    Nice to see our hard work appreciated.
    GEGeek

    • Ramblinrick says:

      GEGeek,

      Yes… Steve Mallard at TCAT Shelbyville, Lead IT Instructor, runs a nice program there. I have communicated with him over the years. Really a great guy who prepares his students for the world of IT. Your site will go over big time with them…

      Rick

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