THE ROUND-UP FOR THE WEEK:
HOW SECURE IS MY PASSWORD? is a web based utility that will assist (and educate) you on creating secure passwords. Most home based folks have a tendency to maintain easy to guess passwords and often use the same password on numerous sites. I do not foresee this changing until other “more secure” options appear (more info below)…
HOT ARTICLE THIS WEEK AT WHAT’S ON MY PC was “LIMITED TIME ONLY – Rack Up Free Gigabytes Of Online Storage Space”. If you want some online storage, be sure to check this out (more info below)…
PROTECT (AND LOCK) INSTALLED ANDROID APPS on your smartphone or tablet with the FREE utility called App Lock (more info below)…
TOP TEN: MAKING WINDOWS 8.1 WORK LIKE WINDOWS 7 is featured on this week’s random tech site selection (more info below)…
AxCrypt – Password Protect Files With Strong Encryption is a FREE file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files. I use this to encrypt files I store online (more info below)…
THIS WEEK’S WALLPAPER is of a white dove with a blue background. I figured I may as well include a wallpaper each week in the round-up… (more info below)…
I GAVE UP THE INKJET PRINTER AND WENT WITH A LASER PRINTER (Brother HL-2270DW). As a result I gave up scanning capability and color printing. I now scan with my smartphone and pipe the scan job to the printer. I don’t miss the color, due if I want photos printed, I use either a local kiosk or use one of the online service. So far I love this printer; and, not forgetting to mention it is going to save me money when I have to replace the toner cartridge. One of the low end cartridges gives me the ability to print 1200 page and for a few bucks more I can get the better cartridge for 2600 pages. This printer prints from the cloud, prints duplex, and is fast (more info below)…
Geek Squeaks’ for the Week is a weekly round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it; from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!
How Secure Is My Password?
Go to “How Secure Is My Password” and test out some passwords to your ability to create secure passwords… GET IT HERE
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By Following The Directions Below
To celebrate the launch of COPY, they are offering 5 GB of additional space for every person that is referred to their service. The person who takes advantage of the referral also gets a 5 GB bonus on top of the 15 GB (for a total of 20 GB). From what I am reading, there is no limit to the number of referrals and you must install one of their apps (desktop or mobile) to take advantage of this opportunity in order to be credited for the 5 GB bonus… GET YOUR GIGABYTES HERE
App Lock (Smart App Protector)
The Best App Lock downloaded more than 10 Million Times
Smart App Protector (App Lock) is an App Locker or App Protector that will protect your installed applications using a password or pattern!(Facebook, WhatsApp, Line, Twitter, Snapchat, Skype, Gallery, Camera, Gmail and any app you choose)
✔ Protects(Locks) installed Apps using password(PIN or Words), pattern, or gesture
✔ Detects and Takes a picture of the Intruder(after failed attempts to unlock)
✔ Support Fake Forced Close pop-up(instead of lock screen)
✔ Set individual passwords for each app(multiple passwords)
✔ Support a variable size pattern(1×1 ~ 18×18)
• Lock screen timeout and Lock screen rotation
• Lock incoming calls and outgoing calls
• Wi-Fi whitelist to deactivate lock at whitelisted locations
• Set Lock Time to only activate lock at certain time
• Lock 3G data
• Remote Lock by SMS keyword
This Week’s Random Tech Site Pick (with sample article)
Top Ten: Making Windows 8.1 Work Like Windows 7 – Windows 8.1 was Microsoft’s rushed attempt to fix the problems in the original Windows 8 release, and although the update helped, it unfortunately just didn’t go far enough. Fortunately, there are several ways you can tweak your Windows 8.1 system to provide a better and more Windows 7–like experience… READ MORE
Password Protect Files With Strong Encryption
Over 2,960,729 registrations
AxCrypt is used to share and work with stored documents, and e-mail attachments, in a secure manner.
If your documents reside on a document sharing service, intranet or file server AxCrypt is especially well suited and will usually seamlessly integrate, and make sharing and storing sensitive data as easy as not protecting it.
To send secure e-mail, agree on a pass phrase and ensure that all parties have AxCrypt, then send your encrypted files as regular attachments. With the pass phrase cache and the double-click edit feature even many turns over e-mail is as easy as without encryption.
Wallpaper of the Week
Brother HL-2270DW Compact Laser Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex
The Brother HL-2270DW is a compact, monochrome laser printer includes built-in wireless and Ethernet network interfaces for small office or home office printer sharing. Offering a fast print speed and automatic duplex capability, you can print professional-looking two-sided documents and booklets with ease. In addition, its stylish, space-saving design fits virtually anywhere and complements any environment. Affordable to own and operate, the HL-2270DW uses a high-yield replacement toner cartridge± to help reduce your operating costs. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… GET IT HERE