What’s On My PC – Most Recent Articles (10/21/2014 – 10/31/2014)

October 31, 2014

Get The NEW Chrome Bookmark Manager Extension (by Google)

Send And Receive SMS Text Messages From Google Chrome On Your Computer

Brother Creative Center – FREE Online Desktop Publishing Suite

Popular Clean Master For Android Now Available For Windows

Try This Process Of Resetting A TV Remote Control When It Stops Working

Featured Tech Toy – Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball

Add PDFescape To Your Arsenal Of Online Apps

Air Explorer – A Windows Based Software Application To Manage Your Online File Storage

A Really Nice Looking Android Music Player With 5 Band Equalizer

My What’s On My PC @ Amazon Store


Get The NEW Chrome Bookmark Manager Extension (by Google)

October 31, 2014

You can make the Google Chrome Bookmarks and the Bookmarks manager more powerful by incorporating the intelligence of Google Search with a NEW modern user interface (called Bookmark Manager). This extension is a “must have” extension… You will especially like the “auto folders” feature that will automatically categorize your bookmarks for you. I never cared much for bookmark managers built into browsers, but this one has me thinking differently.

Google Chrome Bookmark Manager

Here is what you get with this extension:

One-click save: When you bookmark, you can now save an image and note to make your bookmarks more helpful. Also, Google will suggest a folder if it seems like it could be a fit.

Improved search: Quickly find that elusive page with search powered by Google, which looks not only at the bookmark title and snippet, but also the bookmarked page’s content.

Collect bookmarks by topic: Your bookmarks will automatically be organized by topic, like “Tokyo” and “Photography.” If you’d rather, you can still organize them into folders yourself.

Familiar bookmarks, new look: Your existing bookmarks will automatically get updated with images and descriptions, wherever possible.

Share: Have a folder of favorite bookmarks? You can make it public and share the link with whomever you’d like to access it. Everything else will remain private.

Access your bookmarks anywhere: Bookmarked an article on your phone to finish reading on your laptop? Chrome will continue to sync your bookmarks across all of your devices, just like it does today.

 


Send And Receive SMS Text Messages From Google Chrome On Your Computer

October 29, 2014

Wish you could answer your phone text from your computer?  Well, you can with the Google Chrome browser extension, called MightyText. You must first install the MightyText Android App, on your phone, from the Google Play store which will enable the permission to sync your text messages from your phone to the browser extension. After you have completed that installation on your phone, install the MightyText Chrome browser extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Mighty Text - Google Chrome Browser Extension

I’ve been using MightyText for over a week now and I must say I am liking what I am seeing and experiencing. I like the idea that when I am on my computer and I receive a text on my phone I will also get the text on my computer where I can reply to the sender. Since you are using your computer’s keyboard, typing out your text messages is much faster. You can also have your contacts synced with your phone so that you can pull up a contact and start sending text messages (and even generate phone calls) directly from your browser window.

Other features include syncing photos/videos from your phone, creating draft text messages, a built in scheduler and a visual status of your phone’s battery (and an alert when the battery is low).


Brother Creative Center – FREE Online Desktop Publishing Suite

October 28, 2014

I recently decided to go with a laser printer from Brother (Model: HL- 2270DW) to meet my printing needs and to save money on what I was spending for inkjet printer cartridges. While checking out their web site I came across an online desktop publishing suite, that they maintain, called Brother Creative Center that is completely FREE.

Their are two project sections to the Brother Creative Center: Business Center and Home Center. Both have numerous templates to get you started and both have the ability to save whatever projects you are working on. Really nice setup on something that you don’t hear much about…

Brother Creative Center - Business

Brother Creative Center - Home

Project Categories in the Business Center:  Brochures, Business Cards, Posters, Mailers, Calendars

Project Categories in the Home Center: Cards & Invitations, Activities, Educational, Party Kits, Calendars, Scrapbook Pages, Games


Popular Clean Master For Android Now Available For Windows

October 27, 2014

The cleaning utility that I use on my Android devices (smartphones and tablets) is Clean Master. I have come to rely on it to clean, optimize and protect my devices and have found it to be very reliable and fast.

Clean Master is by a company called cheetahMobile that has Android offerings such as Clean Master, CM Security, CM Browser and Battery Doctor. I endorse each of these apps and have them all installed on my Android devices.

This past week I stumbled onto Clean Master for PC and installed it to give it a try.

Clean Master

The PC version of Clean Master will scan for junk in your web cache, system cache, known software locations, registry, video and multimedia locations, social media locations and online gaming locations. The first scan that I performed Clean Master identified over 3 GB of junk; with subsequent scans identifying less that 500 MB of junk.

Under the settings you will find options to give you reminders to perform a scan based on a time period or when the junk on your PC accumulates to a specific point. You can also set Clean Master up to perform a scan each time you boot your PC.

Just like their Android offering of Clean Master, I am quite impressed; however, there is one thing I am seeing that is missing that I think is important. I think there should be a backup option available, especially when performing registry scans. Other than that, Clean Master for PC is going to be a winner; and, just like the Android version you will see the PC version only get better.

Clean Master for PC is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 …

 


Featured Tech Toy – Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball

October 25, 2014

If you have never used a trackball before you do not know what you are missing. Probably the best way to describe a trackball is that it is a stationary mouse (no mouse to move around) with a ball that you use your thumb to navigate (or roll the ball) to perform your onscreen point and click operations.

Compared with a mouse, a trackball has no limits on effective travel; at times, a mouse can reach an edge of its working area while the operator still wishes to move the screen pointer farther. With a trackball, the operator just continues rolling, whereas a mouse would have to be lifted and re-positioned. Some trackballs, such as Logitech’s optical-pickoff types, have notably low friction, as well as being dense (glass), so they can be spun to make them coast. The trackball’s buttons may be situated to that of a mouse or to a unique style that suits the user… source: Wikipedia

Looking at the trackball options out there, the best-of-the-best, in my opinion and based on customer reviews in the Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball. If we look at this at What’s On My PC @ Amazon (at the time of this writing), there were over 4105 reviews submitted giving the Logitech M570 a near 5 star rating. I personally am looking at this trackball to prevent injury to my wrist and to use it as a media center device. Another plus to the trackball, is if you have limited desk space, the trackball is the way to go because you do not move it, and it only takes up the space where you position it (plus, no mouse pad is required).

Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball

Logitech Wireless Trackball M570

Features

  • Trackball comfort: Sculpted shape supports your hand and stays in one place?move the cursor without moving your arm
  • Logitech Unifying receiver: Connect up to six compatible wireless devices with one tiny receiver that stays in your laptop
  • Long battery life: Go for up to 18 months without changing the included AA battery* (* Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions. )
  • Smooth cursor control anywhere: Precision laser tracking on your desk, couch, bed or almost any other surface
  • For Windows or Mac OS: Control your laptop, desktop computer or home theater PC wirelessly from up to 30 ft. away** (** Actual wireless range will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. )
  • Compact footprint: perfect for tight workspaces and busy desks.
  • Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless
  • Logitech Unifying technology: Easily connect up to six compatible wireless devices?keyboards, number pads or mice?without the hassle of multiple receivers filling up your USB ports.
  • Trackball comfort, Time-tested shape
  • Wireless freedom: Control laptop, desktop computer or home theater PC from up to 30 feet (10 meters) away.

Add PDFescape To Your Arsenal Of Online Apps

October 25, 2014

PDFescape is a full featured online PDF editor and form filler that gives you the ability to Annotate PDF Documents, Create New PDF Forms, Edit PDF Files, Fill Out PDF Forms, Password Protect PDF Content, Share PDF Documents, Save & Print PDF Files and View PDF Files Online.

PDFescape

There are two features that jump out at me that I really like.  One is the ability to upload a form and fill it out (or modify the form for others to fill out); AND, two, you can upload a multiple page PDF file and move (or delete) pages.


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