WordWeb FREE English Dictionary And Thesaurus Recently Updated

September 21, 2014

WordWeb is a dictionary (and Thesaurus) where you can lookup any word virtually from any program. I have been using it for years. I know you can google words to get their definitions, but it is nice to have a dictionary available, even when you are not online.

WordWeb can be installed as a portable app too (just click on the “advanced options” during the install process). WordWeb recently received some suttle updates (such as new words and spelling suggestions).

WordWeb

Another really cool feature built into WordWeb is the ability to use Wikipedia, Wiktionary and WordWeb online. If you do not have WordWeb, I suggest you get it [HERE]


Download All Of Your Google Account Data (currently supporting 19 products)

September 20, 2014

Go to Google Takeout… Sign into your account, if not signed in already. Next step create and archive by selecting what data sources you want to download data from (currently 19 different sources).

Google Takeout

Depending on the size and amount of data you have stored online with Google, the archiving process can take hours (and even days). The archives are typically broken down into 2GB segments. You will be notified in your Gmail when your data archive is available for download.

This is a good way to determine what data you are storing out there; plus, in the event you opt to change services this data will be available to help smooth the transition.


A Mouse Designed Specifically For Web Scrolling

September 20, 2014

I just purchased the Logitech M325 Mouse, to use with my nettop computer, and must say I am quite impressed with how smooth this mouse scrolls web pages. Typically with a mouse you get that click-click-click feel when scrolling webpages. With the Logitech M325 the mouse wheel operates as smooth as silk when scrolling pages.

Logitech M325

The Logitech M325 is mainly designed for use with notebook computers; however, it is a reasonably priced mouse that I would not be afraid to use as the mouse for my desktop. One feature I like with this mouse is that you can tilt the mouse wheel left or right to go backwards or forward when navigating web pages. Also, has very good ratings


Manage The Volume On Your Computer With The Wheel On Your Mouse

September 18, 2014

When I need to raise or lower the sound on my computer, I simply move my mouse pointer to the taskbar (at the bottom) of the screen and rotate the mouse wheel forward to raise the volume and rotate the mouse wheel backward to lower the volume (to the point that it can be muted). To do this I use the utility, by Nirsoft, called Volumouse. This little utility (which is less that 100KB) has been around for quite awhile and works on all modern Windows platforms.

Volumouse

To make Volumouse operate in the manner which I described above, simply launch Volumouse and under the column labelled “Use the wheel when“, select “Mouse cursor is over the taskbar“…  Click “OK“, then “Apply” and that is all there is to it.

 

 


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 – According to PCWorld “SanDisk’s new SD card has an insane 512GB of storage”

September 15, 2014

This SD card has a capacity that is more that the hard drive in my computer…

Get a load of this! Sandisk recently announced the world’s first SD card with a capacity of 512 gigabytes—half a terabyteof storage. That’s right, you’ll soon be able to buy an SD card with more capacity than many PC hard drives, as long as you don’t mind paying an insane premium for the privilege.

And you thought it was cool carting around a 16GB SD card with a basic Ubuntu install on it… READ MORE @ PCWorld

SanDisk 512GB


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


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