GEEK SQUEAK – Is your Windows 8 OS optimized for SSD?

September 5, 2014

If you have installed, a SSD to Windows 8 or 8.1, and you are not sure the OS is optimized for an SSD, go to TCAT Shelbyville’s Technical Blog to learn the secret on how you can tell…

TCAT Shelbyville


Geek Squeak – Computer How To Guide Shows You Where To Play Online Slots For Fun

August 25, 2014

Computer How To Guide (one of my favorite sites) posted an article “Play Online Slots for Fun at WebSlotCasino.com” that caught my attention. I am not necessarily into gambling or slot machines; but, what fascinated me is the graphical user interface that has been built into these online virtual slot machines.

WebSlotCasino.com

Webslotcasino.com is one of the most popular online sites that offers users a free portal to play slot machines. Users can simply play the slots for fun and it’s free of charge. If you’re tired of playing the same old social media games such as Zynga, Angry Birds, or Candy Crush, online slot machines offer a unique change of pace. It also offers users an opportunity to play games on a normal computer if they’re also bored with console gaming systems. Free slots offer the fun of playing, without costing users any money and without risking any money either… READ MORE @ Computer How To Guide


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


Geek Squeak – Paul Thurrott’s Supersite For Windows Reporting OneNote for Android Updated with Handwriting Support

August 20, 2014

I am a big fan of Android and Microsoft’s OneNote. I just read at Paul Thurrotts’s Supersite For Windows that Microsoft has updated the Android version of OneNote to include Handwriting Support.

Microsoft today released a new version of its OneNote mobile app for Android handsets and tablets. The new version supports handwritten ink notes, a new tablet-optimized experience and other improvements… @Paul’s Thurrott’s Supersite For Windows

 

Microsoft OneNote


Geek Squeak – How To Make The Windows 8 Task Manager Become A Desktop Widget

August 20, 2014

This geek squeak is a quickie, but is pretty neat.  If you have Windows 8, right click on the Windows 8 taskbar at the bottom of your screen, and click on Task Manager.  When Task Manager loads, click on the Performance tab. On the left side of the Performance Tab you will see graphical user interface for the CPU, Memory, Disk, Ethernet, etc… Left double click on on any of those and voila you will get a sized down widget version of the performance tab in a  floating window that can be moved around and is handy when it comes to troubleshooting problems.

To return back to the full size version of the Task Manager, just left double click anywhere inside the floating window.


A FREE Online Website Status Monitoring Service

August 19, 2014

Several days ago I went to go to a popular site and could not get the page to load. I later found out that there was an outage.

Following that experience, I started thinking it would be nice that a person could go to a centralized location to determine what sites are working and what sites are not. This is when CurrentlyDown dropped into my lap.

CurrentlyDown

CurrentlyDown lets you check the current status of a website and explore its outage history. It can be very helpful when you want to find out whether a website is down for everyone or just for you. In addition you can see availability history for any date, see when a website was down and how long. CurrentlyDown also posts screenshots and the cause(s) of an outage whenever possible.

 


Geek Squeak: A Quick Way To Shutdown Windows 8

August 18, 2014

Navigating Windows 8 can be a challenge to the point that even locating where to shutdown the computer is like looking for an Easter egg.

An easy way to Shutdown Windows 8 is to go to the desktop and use the Alt + F4 hotkey combination. When you press these keys in combination, a “Shut Down Windows” dialog box will launch where you can select shutdown (or any of the other power options). After making your selection, click “OK”…

 

 


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