Get All Your Mail In One App With MailWise (Android)

September 16, 2014

I have multiple email accounts through multiple email providers (i.e. Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo) which serve specific purposes (to prevent drowning in email). To manage my accounts from my Android devices (smartphone and tablet) I use an email client called MailWise.

I recently started using MailWise; and, in comparison to some of the other Android email clients I have used, I am finding that load time is fast and managing my multiple accounts (from one app instead of many) is easy to do.

The best thing I like is that it just plain looks good on my smartphone. My email, from these multiple accounts are displayed chronologically in a quick and accessible format. The excessive formatting that you find in standard email is sorted out by MailWise, getting you to the heart of the email.

Another factor with MailWise is that none of your data is stored in the cloud anywhere. All email data that transpires is stored locally on your device.

Mail Wise

Key Benefits:

  • Get all your mail in one app with the best conversation view on the market.
  • Safe & Secure – a pure client side email app – all data is stored locally on your device. Your data can’t leak from our server – we don’t have a server.
  • Manage multiple email accounts from different providers conveniently in one email client app.
  • Optimize your Inbox – a smart way to make email fun again.
  • The best Exchange mail app & easiest way to access and manage your ActiveSync Exchange & Outlook Email account on your mobile.
  •  Completely Free!
  • Please allow up to 24 hours after installation for the app to become faster as it merges your inbox into conversations locally

GEEK SQUEAK – Android Authority Posts List of “35 of the best free Android Apps”

September 15, 2014

I am big into the Android apps and not afraid to take them for a spin (on my smartphone or tablet). Android Authority recently drafted a nice review on “35 of the best free Android Apps“. After reading the article, I must say my taste for Android Apps must be right on. Out of the 35 apps they had listed, I already had 23 of those apps installed on my devices and the other 12 that I do not have installed, I can tell you, are highly rated apps.

If you are an Android smartphone or tablet user, this list is a “must see”…

35 of the best free android apps


ANDROID – A FREE Smartphone And Tablet GPS Navigation App That Requires No Internet Connection

September 2, 2014

When you use your smartphone or tablet as a GPS Navigator, the mapping component often needs to handshake with the internet in order to perform the map updates. This is all fine and good if you are in areas where the updates can occur. An alternative solution that will make your phone and/or tablet a true GPS device is to download the app called MapFactor: GPS Navigator.

MapFactor: GPS Navigation

MapFactor Navigator is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Android phones and tablets using OpenStreetMaps data. Maps are installed on the SD card so there is no need for an Internet connection when traveling. Map and app updates are FREE every month.  If you live in the U.S., you will have option to download map data for sub-regions and individual states.


NEW FEATURE – Android CM Security Now Includes An App Lock, Phone Finder and Family Locator

August 28, 2014

I am often asked what security app do I use on my Android devices (tablet and smartphone)?

Answer: I highly recommend CM Security (by Cheetah Mobile).

Two of my biggest fears, with that computer in my pocket (called a smartphone), is data security and losing my phone. With CM Security and their recently added components, I am much more at ease of knowing that in the event my phone is compromised and/or turns up missing (or stolen) I have options to either protect the information that I have on the phone and options that will help me locate the phone (or have someone return it).

CM Security

Typically with CM Security you received a CPU cleaner, a ram booster and their highly rated antivirus protection. Recently they developed and have included in their security package an app lock (to lock down individual apps from prying eyes), an anti-theft phone finder (to remotely locate your phone, lock it down, take a pic, etc…) and locate family (a great way to locate and track the kids).

If you see any product from Cheetah Mobile, especially when it is FREE, grab it! Other products they develop, that are very popular, are Clean Master Phone Boost and Battery Doctor.

 


Geek Squeak – Android Authority Reporting Pushbullet Updated With Cross-Device Copy/Paste

August 20, 2014

Pushbullet is an app that gives you the ability to move files, pictures, links, and more between your devices (and computers). If you have multiple computers and devices (such as smartphones and tablets), then Pushbullet is a must have app that works across those platforms. Android Authority has an article posted reporting that Pushbullet Updated With Cross-Device Copy/Paste. This goes to show that this app continues to get better and better and serves a real purpose.

The service continues to evolve with improved notifications and more support for cross-device data sharing. Today’s app update is unique in that it takes the service’s functionality past simple notifications – users can now copy/paste across different computing units… @Android Authority

Pushbullet


A TTS (Text To Speech) Program With Functionality Of ASR (Automatic Speed Recognition Integrated)

August 11, 2014

[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] A TTS (Text To Speech) Program With Functionality Of ASR (Automatic Speed Recognition Integrated) – One of my hobbies in life is this blog. To assist me with getting a good read on what I publish, I use a TTS (Text To Speech) program that allows me to hear my written words. Typically when we write it is all visual; however, when something is read back to you it changes the whole perspective of things.

The program that I use for this purpose is a FREE (portable app) standalone program called DSpeech.

DSpeech gives you the ability to copy and paste text into the DSpeech reader and have it read back to you using different voices. You can also save the audio output to a variety of different audio file formats (such as WAV, .MP3, AAC, WMA or OGG).

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DSpeech is a TTS (Text To Speech) program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced based upon the vocal answers of the user. It is specifically designed to quickly and directly provide the functions and improved practical usefulness that are requested by this kind of program. In the meantime, the invasiveness and resource consumption is minimal.

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FREE Backup Software That Provides Basic And Advanced Features (such as disk imaging)

July 23, 2014

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[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] FREE Backup Software That Provides Basic And Advanced Features (such as disk imaging)

I have been involved in computers in some form or another for over 25 years. My strength has always been in the area of software and learning what I needed to know to keep the flow of the workplace healthy. I will tell you right off the bat, I am not an expert; however, give me a little time and I will find the answer. Since my retirement, my desire to keep up with the trends has not diminished; AND, if anything it has become even more focused. I have learned to become a master of computer information.

My focus is no longer in a workplace setting, but is more in the direction of what can I contribute to help folks at home. Today, I want to push you in a direction of making sure you are backing up your data (documents, pictures, music, etc…) and even backing up your entire hard drive.

One of the first things you need to do is get yourself a good external drive that will become an extension of your computer and can be easily removed (and stored away) if need be (depending on how important is your data to you). I currently use several external drives, with one of those drives being a portable hard drive (see examples here). I use this portable hard drive to store a backup image of my entire hard drive that will capture every bit of data on the drive at the time of the backup. I then remove the drive and store it off site. I know there are numerous cloud computing backup options out there where you can move your personal (and private) files to the cloud. Even with this option being available, I still (highly) recommend the process of backing up your data and external drive (at your house). This all may sound like a pain, but really it is not; especially when I introduce you to AOMEI Backupper Standard.

AMOEI Backupper Standard is a FREE backup software solution that I can personally attest does work (especially the disk imaging component). AMOEI gives you the ability to perform a system backup, a disk backup, a customized files/folders backup and a partition backup.

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Please do not let these terms scare you off. AMOEI will walk you through the process of performing these tasks. On a personal level, as mentioned, I use the disk imaging component of AMOEI to make an exact copy of my hard drive in my computer.

In closing, to give an example of how AMOEI, saved my butt…  I recently noticed and determined that my hard drive in my computer, after 7 years, was working its’ way toward failure. Using AMOEI, I routinely performed disk imaging backups and had those images stored on an external drive. When it was time to install the new drive, I created a boot CD (or DVD) using the AMOEI software. Using the AMOEI software, I created boot CD (which is easy to do). After installing the new hard drive, which was larger in size and contained no data, I booted from the CD.  Within the boot CD is a built in version of the AMOEI software that allowed me to pull the image from the external drive and restore my data (an exact copy of my old hard drive) to the new drive (a new Seagate Hybrid Drive with SSD). I always keep my fingers crossed when performing tasks such as this, but AMOEI performed flawlessly.

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