GEEK SQUEAKS OF THE WEEK – Featuring the FREE Version of Microsoft OneNote

March 22, 2014

[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Microsoft OneNote – Many of you may be familiar with Microsoft OneNote, which Microsoft describes as an “extension of your brain”.

Microsoft OneNote

The HOT NEWS this week is that OneNote is now FREE everywhere. This means that you can download, sync and use OneNote on all of your computing platforms. OneNote is now available on: PC, Mac, Windows tablets, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android and the Web. And they’re always in sync with each other.

OneNote, in comparison to many other note keeping applications, is very featured enriched. Personally, I am testing OneNote out on all of my devices to see where it will stand in my life of hoarding information… @What’s On My PC

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[ANDROID] Selectively Lock Android Apps In Multiple Ways With Lockdown ProLockdown Pro, this awesome app offers basic as well as advanced app locking features for newbies and seasoned users alike, and looks great while at it. Featuring multiple PIN & pattern options, geo-fencing, stealth mode to conceal the app’s very presence, and several great-looking themes for the unlocking screen, this should be a must-have on every Android phone and tablet out there. And best of all, it’s completely free, without even any ads!… @Addictive Tips

[GOLD BOX DEALS] New deals. Every day. Shop Deal of the Day and more daily deals and limited-time sales. I hit this everyday looking for that tech bargain (or any other bargain in general)… @Amazon

[HOW TO] How To Transfer Evernote Notebooks To OneNote – Evernote2Onenote tool is a handy tool to automatically import all required Evernote Notebooks to your OneNote account. It doesn’t matter whether notebooks are synchronized or local, any notebook with all notes could be imported from Evernote to OneNote using this simple tool… @I Love Free Software

[WINDOWS] – Geek Uninstaller – Standard removal program leaves tons of leftovers on your PC. GeekUninstaller performs deep and fast scanning afterwards and removes all leftovers. Keep your PC clean! Use Force Removal for stubborn and broken programs… @Geek Uninstaller

[ALL IN ONE DESKTOP] HP Pavilion 23-g010 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop – Less than $500… @Amazon

HP Pavilion 23-g010 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop

[WINDOWS] 3 Calculators Better Than The One in Windows – After trying out several different calculators, I rounded up three programs that in my opinion, are a tad better than the default Windows calculator… @Instant Fundas

[FEATURED TECH SITE] – Android Awesomeness (featured at Bookmarks4Techs) - Android Awesomeness is all about Android and it’s apps. We strive to review at least one new, awesome app a day. What’s an awesome app you ask? An awesome app is a well designed, functional app, that follows the Android Design Guidelines. And also, it’s just a matter of taste… @Android Awesomeness

[HOW TO] Make the Most of Your Multiple Monitors in Windows – If you already have a computer that can handle multiple monitors, just plug in the power cord for your monitor and hook it up to the extra VGA or DVI port. Then it’s time to really get started… @lifehacker

[NEWS] Windows XP Migrations Should Take the Path of Least Resistance – I realize there are some companies that are actually migrating to Windows 8, but with the limited amount of time left, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with migrating to Windows 7, and Microsoft should state that… @WindowsITPro

[HOW TO] How to speed up your Android phone in 2 easy steps – Before we begin, this method will only work for phones running Android 4.0 and above. If you have an older device such as the Samsung Galaxy Ace and are running Android 2.3, then this guide unfortunately won’t apply. There are still ways of speeding up these older phones however, and we’ll have a guide for that real soon… @gadget helpline

[NEWS] This changes everything: Microsoft slips WinXP holdouts $100 to buy new Windows 8 PCs – In an attempt to lure people off its 13-year-old Windows XP operating system, Microsoft will pay $100 to XP users who upgrade to a new Windows 8 PC. The promotion, run via the Microsoft Store website, is open to users who ditch their Windows XP systems and buy new machines. The money-off offer applies to PCs costing $699 or more that are bought from Redmond’s online shop… @The Register

[WALLPAPER] – F-16 Fighting Falcon… @Good-Wallpapers

F-16 Fighting Falcon


Learn a byte at a time with Geek Squeaks’ — featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it… I just plain love tech!

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GEEK SQUEAKS – Run Bluestacks App Player On Your PC To Test Android Apps

February 12, 2014

Want to create an Android environment on your PC to run your favorite Android apps?  You can, with Bluestacks App Player.

 Bluestacks App Player

I have been using this to test the Android Apps I come across prior to installing on my Android Devices (tablets and smartphones) or recommending them here on the blog.

The Bluestacks App Player installs just like any other Windows software. Once installed you can connect the Google Play Store or the Amazon App Store, as you would with any other Android device. I have found it to run very smoothly. You have option to run the player in a window or full screen.

It is also available for the Mac OSX platform, as well.

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FROM AROUND THE NET

Process Explorer now includes VirusTotal integration – Last week, version 16 of Process Explorer was released and 16.01 was released yesterday. Its newest feature is VirusTotal integration. You use Process Explorer to examine the processes currently running on a Windows computer and now you can right-click on any process to upload it to VirusTotal to have it scanned by 40+ different antivirus scanners… @404 Tech Support

How to Block or Unfollow Someone on Twitter – We are all sick of random bots and Bieber-wannabes spamming our Twitter feeds with gibberish or self-promoting posts. Thankfully, you can enjoy your Twitter timeline without being subject to these unwanted tweets. Here’s how to block people on Twitter… @Yahoo Tech

Why the Bad Guys Want Your Email – “For the most part, compromised webmail accounts are used to send spam (some of which may contain links to malware),” writes Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer at the SANS Institute@ Yahoo Tech

FREE Ringtone Maker (Free Download) – Free Ringtone Maker is an extremely simple and handy Windows software for making your own free ringtones… @musetips

LAST CHANCE – Kindle Fire HD Tablet ($124) – From what I understand this is a Valentine’s Day promotion that will end soon. Great tablet at a great bargain… @Amazon

Torrent Etiquette and Safety Tips for Beginners – A torrent is defined as a file that is constantly moving across a large network. If you are getting started with torrents then there are a few things that you have to know about peer to peer sharing. Not only is there a code of ethics that you should follow to make sure everyone is as happy as you are, but there are also a few important safety regulations to follow to make sure that nothing bad happens to you… @Computer How To Guide

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – December 10, 2013

December 10, 2013

SELLING OR SCRAPPING YOUR PC? If so, you need to securely wipe the hard drive with Darik’s Boot and Nuke…

LISTEN TO THE NEWS ON YOUR SMARTPHONE with an Android app that was selected as one of the top apps for 2013. I currently have this on my phone and I love it.  Especially, when on a commute…

TODAY’S RANDOM TECH SITE PICK is a tech blog focused on helping users find simple solutions to their everyday problems. It is bookmarked as one of my favorites…

JUST CALL MY iPHONE MY BINKY! This is what an author at PCMag referred to his iPhone after trying out the Nexus 5. I love my Nexus 5 and who knows, it just may become my binky : )

THE SANDISK CONNECT WIRELESS FLASH DRIVE looks like a regular flash drive, but this is a total upgrade. Simply turn it on and connect wirelessly from your mobile device or computer–no Internet connection required.…

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Darik’s Boot and Nuke

(Windows OS)

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Darik’s Boot and Nuke is a bootable tool – in ISO format – which securely wipes the hard drive of your choice. It’s ideal if you’re about to sell or scrap a PC and want to be sure no-one can recover your personal data… GET IT HERE (FOR FREE)


Umano: News Read To You

(Android OS)

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Listen to our ever growing catalog of articles from the world’s best publishers and bloggers narrated by professional voice-actors. Whether commuting, working out at the gym, or cooking at home, let Umano accompany you and enrich your day.

Time: “Umano: One of 50 Best Android Apps of 2013″

Forbes: “Umano. Can you think of a better way to pass the time on a commute?”

Key features:

★ Your daily headline news and thousands of articles narrated by REAL people
★ Enjoy a wide selection of articles from Technology to Lifestyle
★ Simple and intuitive design. Ideal for using while on-the-go.
★ Build your own playlist or let Umano create one for you based on your interest or time available.
★ Download capabilities for offline listening.
★ See what your friends are listening to and share articles with friends via Email, Twitter or Facebook. Friends can listen, even if they don’t have Umano!
★ Slick car mode designed for a perfect in-car experience
★ And many more…

GET IT HERE


Today’s Random Tech Site Pick (with sample article)

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(as listed @ Bookmarks4Tech.com)

Easily Convert Local & Cloud Drive Videos & Audio Files Online – It’s fairly hard to keep track of all the web based media converters that are now at our disposal, that lets us perform a wide array of audio and video conversion without downloading some resource-hungry desktop program. While many of these online tools are meant only for a specific type of files, there are some options available that support a wide range of formats, eliminating the need to use multiple tools for the purpose. Online Video Converter is one such robust web app that can convert audio and video files between almost all major formats… READ MORE


It’s Not You, It’s Me:
Breaking Up With the Nexus 5 After 24 Hours

@ PCMag.com

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I’ve been a happy iPhone user since the 3G was released in 2008 and no alternatives have since been able to lure me away. However, when the forces of logic and lust collide, they compel me to take action. That was the case last month when Google released the Nexus 5…. READ MORE


SanDisk Connect 32GB Wireless Flash Drive

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The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive lets you store and access your music, videos, photos, and documents wirelessly on multiple devices. Its 150-foot range means you can share photos on your friend’s Kindle Fire device across the room or stream a movie to your sister’s laptop in the next plane row. The drive provides up to four hours of continuous streaming on a single charge1. To recharge, simply plug the drive into your computer’s USB port… GET IT HERE


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013


THE BEST 100 ANDROID APPS FOR
2013 carefully reviewed and selected by PCMag.com…

BURN DISCS QUICKLY, easily, with maximum quality and minimum hassle with Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE…

WHAT IS YOUR POSTION on removable storage and removable batteries in smartphones???

A NEXUS 5 SMARTPHONE CASE that I highly recommend…

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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The 100 Best Android Apps of 2013

@ PCMag.com

PCMag always comes up with the best lists of tech related items. This list is no exception. If you are into Android, this is a must see list that has been rebuilt from scratch.

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While 100 apps is a far more manageable slice of the one million plus apps in the Google Play store, it’s still a challenge to keep up to date. That’s the nature of a platform as enormous and dynamic as Android. Our plan is to update the list frequently to keep it from becoming an ossified mess filled with broken and unhip apps… CHECK IT OUT HERE


Recently Updated — Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE

Don’t let the name Ashampoo think you are dealing with a hair product. Ashampoo actually makes numerous software packages with great reputation. Their burning studio product is a great product if you are looking for a FREE disc burning application.

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What’s new:
  • Multi-disc file backup and restore on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • Create compressed backup archives with powerful password protection
  • Split archives automatically across multiple CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs
  • Restore archive contents to their original locations
  • Integrated Audio CD ripper – store your audio tracks as WMA or WAV files
  • New option for setting the number of copies you want to burn (available for all disc formats)
  • Discs can now be verified immediately without being ejected first (if the drive supports this feature)
  • Numerous other small improvements that make the program easier to use and more effective

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    A Post about Removable Storage,
    Removable Batteries and Smartphones

    @ AnandTech

Have you noticed lately where many of the new mobile devices being released have the batteries built into the device. There is a reason for this…

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The key phrase however is “all else being equal”. This is where the tradeoff comes in. On the battery front, the tradeoff is very similar to what we saw happen in notebooks… READ MORE


Very Nice Nexus 5 Smartphone Case

I just ordered a couple of the Cruzerlite Spi-Force Case for Nexus 5 and I must say, I am impressed. I really feel that this case will go a long ways in protecting my Nexus 5 and I really like the built-in kick stand.

Cruzerlite Spi-Force Case for Nexus 5

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  • Keep your Google Nexus 5 safe and protected in style.
  • Slip onto your Google Nexus 5 to add color.
  • TPU is more cut and tear resistant than rubber. It is abrasion resistant, and has a high degree of transparency. This skin is more stiff than silicone skins, but remains flexible.
  • Applicaton and removal are easy.
  • Shock absorbent, shatterproof, and anti-scratch material

CHECK IT OUT HERE


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 3, 2013

November 3, 2013

Summary: A must-have (FREE) YouTube video downloader (and converter); The 100 Best Android Apps of 2013, as compiled by PCMag.com; A great collection of Thanksgiving wallpapapers; and, A deal everyday through Black Friday!!!

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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UPDATED – Freemake Video Downloader

Download any video from thousands websites!

By far, my favorite YouTube video downloader (and converter) at an excellent price (FREE)!

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Download any video from thousands websites! From YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Veoh, Dailymotion and 10,000+ sites. Download MP3 from YouTube, convert any online video to AVI, MKV, MP3, iPhone, iPod, PSP, Android… GET IT HERE


The 100 Best Android Apps of 2013

@ PCMag.com

Any owner of an Android smartphone or tablet will appreciate this list of the 100 best Android apps of 2013. I am a big Android fan and the selections that PCMag.com made here is right on!

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As of this past summer, the official Android app store crossed the twin thresholds of a million apps and 50 billion downloads. Navigating this bustling metropolis of applications has always been difficult, which is why we’ve created this handy list to help guide you toward the best apps out there… READ MORE


Collection of Thanksgiving Wallpapers

@ Desktop Nexus

It is November and time to be thinking about Thanksgiving… A good way to get you into the mood (as I do) is set the background on your PC to a Thanksgiving scene. To help you get started, click on the link below to find a nice collection of Thanksgiving wallpapers that you can select from.

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GET YOUR THANKSGIVING WALLPAPER HERE


Make Sure You Bookmark Countdown To Black Friday

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Looking for Black Friday deals??? If so, Amazon is kicking off the deals a little early and will be counting down to Black Friday Deals Week with deals every day… CHECK IT OUT HERE


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Discover Breaking News As Soon As It Breaks

April 15, 2013

Another sad day in the United States. Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S. – Source (AP)

I started thinking is there a service out there that can provide us with breaking news as it happens and push it out there to our computers, smartphones and tablets? Sadly, in today’s world, getting the news as fast as you can is important toward maintaining one’s safety.

The service I came across that pushes the biggest breaking stories as they happen, 24 hours a day, is called just that, Breaking News.

Breaking News App

Breaking News is part of the of the NBC News Digital Network; however, the service is a fully independent, agnostic news organization that brings you the biggest stories as they happen, 24 hours a day, from more than a 160 news and eyewitness sources across the globe. Breaking News also is available as an app that will work off of the Android, Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Samsung Smart TV platforms.

Going back to this tragic event, my heart goes out to anyone that was a victim of this senseless act and I pray that the people of this country, who feel there is division, show the world that we are truly one nation under God that can come together in time of need.

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Create An Archive Index Of Your WordPress.com Blog Posts

January 2, 2013

Recently I added an archive page to Bookmarks4Techs which is a listing of links (with titles) to every article I ever posted at What’s On My PC. When I came up with the idea I had to find a way to generate the list (which, at the time, was approximately 1450 articles) without expending a lot of work. I had some ideas up my sleeve; however, it goes back to an adage that I have; “If you can think of it, someone else has done it!”.

If you are using WordPress.com as your blogging platform, you will find that WordPress already has some shortcoding available that will allow to generate archive listings, in various types of formats. To generate the list that I needed, it was as simple as starting up the blogging editor in my account and inserting the shortcode [ archives ] in the editor, then clicking on Preview and voila’ there was a list of every article I ever posted in the order that they were posted. I simply then copied and pasted the listing into the Bookmarks4Techs archive page.

NOTE: In the example I used above, there are no spaces, between the brackets and the word archives. I had to place spaces between the brackets and the word archives to prevent WordPress from automatically generating the list of all my articles.

You can also insert additional archive shortcodes that will allow you to customize your lists.  See the examples provided below.  You can get more instruction and information on using these shortcodes [here] :

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