Today’s Geek Squeaks – September 14, 2013

September 14, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (NEW Evernote Web Clipper): I have tried every note taking and note keeping application out there and I am convinced that Evernote is the best. Recently, the developers of Evernote released the NEW Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Google Chrome that features a completely re-done interface (see below);

Squeak #2 – (Outlook.com Finally Supports IMAP): IMAP is a mail protocol that allows email clients to access messages stored on a remote mail server. The beauty of IMAP is that everything stays in sync no matter which device you use. For example, any change you make on your inbox on one device appears on the other devices. Adding the IMAP protocol, by Microsoft, to their new web based mail is a big step. See below “how to” take advantage of IMAP with Outlook.com – -formerly Hotmail (see below);

Squeak #3 – (Win +X Menu Editor):  If you hit the Win key plus the X key on your keyboard in Windows 8 a menu will appear (in the bottom left corner of the screen). You can also get to that same menu by going to the bottom left corner of the screen and when the Start Screen thumbnail appears, right mouse click. This menu is pretty handy; however, there are no built in ways to edit or manage the menu – - UNTIL NOW (see below); AND,

Squeak #4 – (Nice Looking Card Reader):  In to computer builds? Then don’t forget to add a card reader to the build list (see below)…

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The All New Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Chrome

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The first thing you’ll notice is the Web Clipper’s new look. When you click on the elephant icon, the Clipper panel slides in from the right, exposing all the features from top to bottom. Some sections, like tags and notebooks, pop out to let you conveniently choose what you need…READ MORE


Here’s how to use Outlook.com’s
long-overdue IMAP support

@ PCWorld

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Outlook.com’s IMAP and OAuth support are just the latest features in Microsoft’s rapid-fire blitz to claim the webmail crown from arch-rival Google. Over the past several months, the service has added Skype integration, a vastly improved Calendar app, alias sign-ins, and two-factor authentication in a bid to compete with Gmail… READ MORE


Win+X Menu Editor for Windows 8

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A simple and useful way to edit Win+X menu without system files modification. It keeps your system integrity untouched… GET IT HERE


NZXT Aperture M Internal 5.25-Inch Mesh Card Reader
with 2x USB 3.0

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Unique design that blends well with any chassis that has a front mesh panel. Media hub supports: CF, MD, SM, XD, SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, M2, and MicroSD. Ante up your ports with dual USB 3.0

Supports: CF, MD, SM, XD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, M2, Micro SD

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Upgrade Your Hotmail To Outlook.com

July 31, 2012

If you are a Microsoft Office user, I am sure you have heard of Microsoft Outlook.  Well today I learned that Microsoft has launched a preview of their new webmail service called Outlook.com.  As a matter of fact if you have a Hotmail account you can get started using Outlook.com today.

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If you’re a Hotmail customer and want to upgrade to the Outlook.com preview, just click “Upgrade” in the options menu of Hotmail. Your email address, password, contacts, old email, and rules will remain unchanged, and you can send/receive email from your @hotmail.com or @msn.com or @live.com address. You’ll experience it all in the new Outlook.com preview user interface. You can also add an @Outlook.com email address to your account if you want.

Outlook.com integrates with your other Microsoft services, such as contacts, calendar and the SkyDrive cloud storage service. You can also view Microsoft Office documents from Outlook using the cloud based versions of those applications (called Office Web Apps).

To learn more about Outlook.com, go to the Outlook Blog [HERE] .

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Has your Hotmail Account been Compromised or Hijacked?

February 10, 2011

I have been noticing a rash number of people, using Microsoft’s Live Hotmail service, where their accounts are being compromised. What I mean by that, is that their account has been hijacked (accessed) and is automatically generating (sending) spam email to everyone in the account owners address book.

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For example, several parties that I know personally (this week) had their account hijacked, and unbeknownst to them, everyone in their address book started receiving emails that contained nothing but a link to an unknown web site.  Many of these sites, if clicked on, are not reputable sites and may contain a malicious payload that could infect your computer.

If you have a Hotmail Account and you are a victim of the tactic, as I have described, there are several things you can do:

Immediately change your password in the Hotmail options. The “options” section is very tricky to find due it is partially  camouflaged with an advertisement. On the top right side of your Hotmail account you will see the link to “options” and most likely a vertical advertisement banner. To close the advertisement banner, go to the bottom of the advertisement and you will see an “X” to close it.  Once that has been accomplished, you will see a small arrow next to the options link. Click on the arrow and you will see “more options”.  Click on “more options”.  You should now see numerous account options, with one being the option to change your password. While changing the password, I suggest you place a check next to the option where Hotmail will prompt you to change your password every 72 days. Make sure you use a strong password.  What is a strong password?  Go to this site [ HERE ] , type in the password you intend to use and the site will tell you how long (in terms of time) it would take someone, with a computer, to crack the password.  The longer the time, the better.  For example I tested a password that would take 11 years to crack.

Also, under your Hotmail options, visually check the “automated vacation replies” and “personal email signatures”.  If you see anything suspicious, delete the suspicious content and click “save”.

If your account is of big importance, and you have been hijacked, I suggest deleting your Hotmail account. Prior to doing that I would move (export) my address book to a file (.csv) that you will save to your computer.  The link to “export” your address book is under the Hotmail “options”.  Next,  go to wherever you plan to set up your new email account. Once it is setup, import your contacts from the file you saved on your computer, into the new account.  After you are satisfied, go back to your Hotmail account, delete all of your contacts, then delete your Hotmail account in its’ entirety.

To close a Hotmail account, go into options, click on “Account details (password, aliases, time zone)”, and at the bottom of the page you will see “Close Your Account” under “Other Options”.

If you want to know if I use Hotmail? I do use it, but only as a low priority email service. I am very concerned by the number of people I am seeing on their support site where accounts are being hijacked left and right.  Folks, the solution to this is one important thing, especially if you are using a web mail service.  Change those passwords, change them often and make them difficult.

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Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#63)

June 9, 2010

If you have a passion for computers and information technology, then the place to be is at the sites listed below. Each week What’s On My PC features links to recent postings, called “Geek Squeaks’” that are authored by the members of the What’s On My PC blolgroll. Truly a blessing to be associated with this group!

Geek Squeaks'

Scoroncocolo Tech Pages
How To Lock Down Facebook Privacy Settings

Tech-for Everyone
Software License Giveaway: Genie Timeline Professional

Paul’s Home Computing Blog
In The News – VISA Launches A Highly-Secure Card In Europe

TuneUp Blog about Windows
Styling Windows XP (Part 2): How to Change the Visual Style

Canadian Tech Blogger
Norton Launches Norton DNS

I Love Free Software
PDF Hammer – Free Online PDF Editor

Worthy Tips
Extend Recycle Bin power with RecycleBinEx

Netbook Freeware
Best 10 Free System Optimization and Diagnostic Tool for Netbooks

404 Tech Support
New 0-Day Attack Targets Adobe Reader, Acrobat, and Flash

TTC Shelbyville
Use the Task Manager to Analyze Your Computer

Free PC Security
Malicious Sites June 8

AKS-Feel The Change
Handy Backup Server – reliable backup solution for enterprise network (Review)

Carol’s Vault
Free Fashionable WordPress Theme | Themesbell

411-Spyware.com
How to Remove AV Security Suite

Plato On-Line
Your Brain On-line

Rarst.net
Mini-ITX PC (Antec ISK 300-150, ZOTAC GF9300-G-E)

Lifehacker
Dual Monitor Tools Manages
Your Multiple Monitors with Open-Source Tools

Bill Mullins’ Web Blog – Tech Thoughts
Download Dmailer Backup –
A Free Handy Dandy, Easy Backup Utility

Crazy World of G
LastPass

Right On Technology
AT&T Stops Unlimited Data Plans, Introduces Tiered Rates

thePC Security
New MSN Hotmail Account Security Features by Microsoft

What’s On My PC
Over 33,500 High Quality Clipart Images

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What to do if your Windows Live Hotmail Account has been stolen…

March 23, 2009

Hotmail Account StolenIf you are someone that depends on the Windows Live Hotmail service for email, how would you like to wake up and find that you were unable to login into your account; then later discover that everyone in your address book received an email that you were in urgent need of help and that you needed money? A friend of mine recently experienced this type of situation. What had happened was that his Hotmail account had been hijacked and stolen. The hijacker accessed the account, changed the password and then sent out the following email to everyone in the address book in an attempt to steal money through deception.

Email Subject: YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED

Hello. please I need your help. I am caught up on an International conference  and am on my way back. I lost all my personal effects, and I am stranded and  so confused at the moment I need a sum of about $1000 to put me through the  embassy and sort out the travel agencies. I will refund the money to you  sooner than you expect. Please I need you to keep this confidential!!! Let me  know if you can be of assistance so I can give you the name of the agent and  details to send the money to through Western Union Money Transfer. Sorry for  any inconveniences i would have call you but i lost my cell phone as well… I  will really appreciate this. I will fill you in on this as soon as I can Thank you  very much

Most people will let this type of incident pass and will simply subscribe to another account. My advice is to be persistent and report this matter to Microsoft Live Hotmail immediately and attempt to get your account name back (especially if your email name is your real name).

If you experience this type of situation where your Windows Live Hotmail account has been hijacked or stolen you will soon find that there is no customer support telephone hotline for Hotmail.

Hotmail Account Stolen[ click graphic for all options ]

  1. Make sure you have an another email account to communicate with Microsoft (remember, your hotmail account has been hijacked and you can no longer access it).
  2. If you suspect that someone has used or stolen your Windows Live Hotmail ID – CLICK HERE FOR WINDOWS LIVE HOTMAIL SUPPORT
  3. Complete and submit the form on the Windows Live Validation Page which is a form designed to validate ownership of an account.  You will be asked questions that you would only know about.

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Learn how to send and receive Hotmail from Your Gmail account at “the How-To Geek”

March 15, 2009

With Windows Live Hotmail recently enabling POP3 support (see this article), the web site (blog) “the How-To Geek” has provided step-by-step illustration on how to use your Gmail account to send and receive Hotmail [ CLICK HERE ] .

Addendum:  As a followup to this posting, if you are an “inbox.com” susbscriber, I would also like to note that the Windows Live Hotmail POP3 settings can be introduced into your “inbox.com” email account settings.  Inbox.com is an excellent web email client resource, with multiple features (e.g. 5GB email, online file storage, organizer, photo management, notes). Inbox.com has a setting where you can pull down your email from multiple POP3 accounts.  I personally use inbox.com to harbor (backup) my multiple email accounts.

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How to Send and Receive Hotmail from Your Gmail Account


Have you ever wanted to read your Hotmail from inside your Gmail account? Today we’ll show you how to both send and receive using your @hotmail.com, @msn.com or @live.com email addresses… but from within Gmail instead.

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A new way to get Windows Live Hotmail

March 14, 2009

Windows Live HotmailPOP3 technology has now rolled out to Hotmail customers WORLDWIDE! This will enable you to  use your email client, on your PC or mobile phone, to pull down your Hotmail.  Of course you must have an account with Windows Live Hotmail to take advantage of this new feature.

When you set up Hotmail in the e-mail program on your PC or mobile device, you may be asked for the following information:

POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25 or 587)
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes

What is POP3? It is a protocol that allows almost any e-mail software program that you’ve installed on your mobile phone or PC* to get messages from your e-mail inbox on the web and deliver them in the designated program.

Although you always could access Hotmail on your web-enabled mobile phone by going to mobile.live.com, now that Hotmail has POP3, you can get to it more conveniently using the e-mail software on your PC or mobile device* such as a Windows Mobile phone, iPhone, or BlackBerry.

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