GEEK SQUEAKS – The World’s Favorite PC Optimization Tool To Be Available In The Cloud

February 22, 2014

I am sure you have heard of CCleaner. CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure.

I just happened across a site called Agomo, that is currently in early beta stages, that will give you the ability to run CCleaner from any computer you have connected to the internet. In other words, Agomo is making CCleaner a cloud based application.

agomo

As I mentioned, Agomo is in beta and is not currently available to the general public; however, you can sign up for a chance to be a beta tester.

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MORE GEEK SQUEAKS
FROM AROUND NET

[NEWS] – Microsoft tries to jumpstart cheap Windows devices with license price cut – Report cites 70% price reduction on Windows 8.1 to OEMs building sub-$250 tablets and notebooks; another signal that Microsoft faces unprecedented competition… @ComputerWorld

[SOFTWARE] – John’s Background Switcher 4.8 – John’s Background Switcher is a handy tool that will regularly change your desktop wallpaper to something more interesting… @DownloadCrew

[HOW TO] – How to Zoom the Entire Screen on Your Smartphone or Tablet – Smartphones and tablets are great but sometimes the contents of the screen are just too small for old eyes like mine. The display of browsers and some apps can be enlarged with a two-finger spread but this gesture doesn’t work on everything. However, many devices have a setting that will allow you to zoom the whole screen, no matter what the contents. Here is how it works… @gizmo’s

[HOW TO] – Reopen closed tabs in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera browsers – If you’ve accidentally closed your browser tab or maybe changed your mind and want to reopen a tab which you had closed earlier, you can easily do so. Most browsers allow you to reopen the last closed tab or tabs via their user interface. This feature is available with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and many others to… @The Windows Club

[HOW TO] – How to Get The Most Out of Your Computer Mouse – You probably gave no more than a casual glance at the settings under the “Mouse Properties” applet in Control Panel on a Windows 7/8 computer. Possibly you opened it to adjust the mouse’s pointer speed or sensitivity of your laptop’s touchpad, which is typically the only adjustment a user makes for the mouse. But let us dig a little deeper and see what this tool has in store for the user… @Instant Fundas

[APP] – Issuu -  Experience millions of the world’s best magazines and catalogs, all for free, in Issuu’s beautifully crafted app for Android. Discover a world of meaningful content, created by over 1.5 million publishers around the globe. Turn millions of digital pages with the swipe of a finger… @Google Play

[HARDWARE]WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 with Auto and Cloud Backup – My Passport Ultra portable hard drive features WD SmartWare Pro backup software that lets you back up to the drive itself or use Dropbox to back up to the cloud. Move files quickly with the blazing speed of USB 3.0 connectivity. Keep your data private with password protection and hardware encryption… @Amazon

[WALLPAPER] – Resting Jaguar… @Desktop Nexus

Resting Jaguar

[YOUTUBE] – X-Men Origins: Wolverine Cat

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Cat

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How To Skip The Windows 8.1 Start Screen When Logging In

January 21, 2014

If you have upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, there is now an option built-in that will allow you, when you log into the computer, to bypass the Start Screen and go directly to the Desktop.

I have been using Windows 8 since its’ inception and I am finding the Start Screen to be more of an aggravation than anything. Microsoft heard the complaints and provided this option in the Windows 8 upgrade (to 8.1).

Here are the steps to take to tell your computer to automatically go to the Desktop, when you log in…

  1. From the Windows Desktop, right mouse click the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen and choose properties on the pop-up menu.
  2. Click the Navigation Tab
  3. In the Start Screen section, select the checkbox labelled “When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start”.
  4. Click Apply then OK

Taskbar and Navigation Properties

This does not disable the Windows Start Screen whatsoever. The easiest way to toggle between the Desktop and Start Screen is to hit the Windows key located on the left side of the keyboard between the Crtl key and the Alt key. You can also take the mouse pointer to the bottom left corner of the screen and click on the Windows logo when it appears.


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What’s On My PC – Geek Squeaks’ for the Week

January 12, 2014

THE ROUND-UP FOR THE WEEK:

GMAIL USERS — Starting this week, when you’re composing a new email, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients, even if you haven’t exchanged email addresses yet. If you do not like the idea of anyone and everyone contacting you here is HOW TO OPT OUT OF THIS NEW FEATURE TO CONTROL WHO CAN EMAIL YOU…

A PASSWORD GENERATOR that will generate passwords that you just may be able remember…

WINDOWS 8.2 RUMORED to be right around the corner. Codename Threshold…

If you are like me, I really do not bother with the Metro screen on Windows 8 and really wish I could turn it “off” altogether (which you can’t); however, here is HOW TO STAY IN DESKTOP MODE IN WINDOWS 8

We all love Evernote on our PC’s, Phones and Tablets; however, YOU NEED TO GIVE SIMPLENOTE A TRY.  I currently have this installed on all of my Android devices and can access the web based version from my PC…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM TECH SITE PICK features a teacher who teaches K-8 technology covering everything from mouse skills to Photoshop, teaching students to teaching teachers, creating curriculum to implementing it, basing lessons on guidelines from IB to Common Core. You would think I was still a student, due this is by far one of my favorite sites…

THIS WEEK’S TECH PRODUCT PICK is cans of compressed air that you can use to clean your tech devices such as computers, printers, tablets, notebooks, etc…

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GMAIL: How To Control Who Can Email You

Starting this week, when you’re composing a new email, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients, even if you haven’t exchanged email addresses yet. If you are concerned about privacy, here is how to control who can email you…

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How to control who can contact you You’re in control of whether people can reach you with a new setting in Gmail on the desktop. To learn more, check out the Help Center.

Control who can email you

You can control who can email you this way by changing your settings in Gmail.

  1. Open Gmail on a computer.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Email via Google+ section (stay in the “General” tab).
  5. Click the drop-down menu and choose Anyone on Google+, Extended circles,Circles or No one.
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Pafwert

@ DownloadCrew

Pafwert is a password generator with a difference. Instead of just churning out random junk like “dml&$s2j” or “lBH6-aa5″, it uses some intelligence to produce secure passwords which you just might be able to remember.

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Launch the program, click Suggest, and you’ll be presented with twelve possible passwords… GET IT HERE


Windows Threshold (8.2): what we know so far

@ PCPro

Microsoft is already planning the next major round of updates to Windows 8 – the follow up to Windows 8.1, codenamed “Threshold”

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The next major round of updates to Windows 8 is called “Threshold”, according to Windows watcher Mary Jo Foley, who reports that the codename was mentioned in an internal email from Microsoft’s head of OS Terry Myerson.

Despite that nickname, many have already simply started referring to it as Windows 8.2… READ MORE


How to Stay in Desktop Mode on Your Windows 8 PC

By Techlicious / K.T. Bradford @techlicious

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Windows 8 has two environments: the full screen, touch-centric Windows Store App interface (also called Metro) and the Desktop interface, which looks and acts like Windows 7. If you install programs you used on previous versions of Windows (XP, Vista or 7), they will open in the Desktop environment. If you prefer this mode to Metro, it’s possible to work only or mainly in the Desktop. With Windows 8.1, you can skip seeing the Start screen altogether… READ MORE


Simplenote

(Android)

The award-winning Simplenote is now available for Android. Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes stay in sync with all of your devices for free.

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The best way to learn about Simplenote is to try it. Once you’re up and running, visit simplenote.com to download it on other devices and start accessing your notes everywhere.

GET IT HERE


This Week’s Random Tech Site Pick (with sample article)

Ask A Tech Teacher

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Top Ten Websites of 2013 – Every week, I post a website that my classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with me about; others not so much. Here, I’ll share with you which sites readers thought were the most helpful in their efforts to weave tech into the classroom experience. Between these ten, they had over 120,000 visitors during the year. See if you agree… READ MORE


3M Dust Remover – Compressed Gas Duster

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  • 3M Dust Remover
  • Compressed Gas Duster
  • Removes Dust & Lint in Home and Office
  • Great for Silk Plants, Automobiles, Woodworking
  • Great for Audio/Video, Household Items, Printers

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (My Streaming Radio Favorite): Can’t explain it, but got up this morning (at 5 AM) and started the day off with some classic rock. My favorite online music service, which is a search engine of sorts, is RadioTuna. You can even download their desktop player app or embed their radio widget into your site (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #2 – (Arranging and Pinning Tabs In Google Chrome): Decided today to find you a short tutorial on how to arrange and pin tabs in Google Chrome. Many folks are unaware of this feature which can be quite handy. For example, the RadioTuna site that I mentioned in Squeak #1, I simply pinned the site so that I could listen to my music and would not accidentally close the site’s tab (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #3 – (A Computer Cleanup Option): TCAT Shelbyville has a quick tutorial on how to take advantage of a recent Microsoft update that could give you between 2 to 6GB’s of additional free space (SEE BELOW); and,

Squeak #4 – (A Neat Way To Dock A Bare SATA Drive ): An external dock that provides a convenient and direct connection from a SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) HDD/SSD to your PC or Notebook (SEE BELOW)…

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Online Radio Made Easy

@ RadioTuna

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Radio Tuna is the first real-time search engine for online radio, and we’re the only radio search engine that profiles stations based on the music they play, rather than what they say they play. We’ve found that it’s the only way to get consistently good results… GET IT HERE


How To Pin and Arrange Tabs In Google Chrome

@ Google

You can easily rearrange the tabs at the top of your browser window.

To reorder your tabs, click a tab and drag it to different position along the top of the browser window.

Rearrange tabs

To move a tab into a new window, click and drag the tab down past the address bar. You’ll see a thumbnail of the tab you’re moving. Similarly, to move the tab to a different window, click and drag the tab from its original window to the top of the destination window. The tab should pop in automatically.

Drag tabs

If you don’t want a particular tab to be moving around, you can pin the tab to the left of your browser window. Right-click the tab and select Pin tab. You can tell that a tab is pinned if it’s smaller in size and displays just the site’s icon.

Besides the tips listed above, you can take advantage of many keyboard shortcuts available for windows and tabs in Google Chrome.

Above Information Courtesy of Google


Clean your computer and recover disk space

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Want to clean your computer?  While there are utilities such as CCleaner, you may be able to reclaim disk space by using the latest Microsoft update… LEARN HOW HERE


Uspeed USB 3.0 & eSATA to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD

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The perfect solution for easy docking and undocking of your single bare or internal HDD/SDD SATA drives. Connect to your 2.5/3.5 inch SATA drive at SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer rates or eSATA transfer rates (The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected)… CHECK IT OUT HERE


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (How To Restore, Refresh or Reset Your Windows 8 PC) – Get “how to” instructions, straight from the horses mouth, to restore, refresh or reset Windows 8. Hopefully, this never becomes an option, but there are those rare occasion where knowing how to do this may be your best option (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #2 – (Why fixing computers for FREE is not a good idea?) – TechRepublic posted an article citing ten reasons you should not fix computers for free. What timing? I have been working my way out of assisting people for FREE with their computers. The reasons that they reflect are right on. Trust me, I know (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #3 – (Remember The Old Windows Media Player): Check out Media Player Classic Home Cinema. It looks identical to the old Windows Media Player from years gone by; however, this replica supports all common video, audio and image file formats available as well as video playback (SEE BELOW); AND,

Squeak #4 – (Dual Monitor Stand): If you have a multi-monitor setup, you should consider looking for a stand to mount those monitors. There are numerous configurations to choose from. Featured today is the most economical stand I could find for a dual monitor setup (SEE BELOW)…

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How to restore, refresh, or reset your PC

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Applies to Windows 8 and Windows RT – If you’re having problems with your PC, you can try to restore, refresh, or reset it. Restoring your PC is a way to undo recent system changes you’ve made. Refreshing your PC reinstalls Windows and keeps your personal files, settings, and the apps that came with your PC and apps that you installed from Windows Store. Resetting your PC reinstalls Windows but deletes your files, settings, and apps—except for the apps that came with your PC… SEE HOW HERE


Ten reasons not to fix computers for free

@ TechRepublic

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Don’t get the wrong idea. There are some people that I truly don’t mind helping. I would never refuse to help my wife with a computer problem, nor would I cut off my mother. Unfortunately though, the majority of those that I have helped have abused the situation. As such, this article is a list of ten reasons why I don’t recommend fixing PCs for free… READ MORE


Media Player Classic Home Cinema

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Media Player Classic Home Cinema is a lightweight, open source media player that supports all common video, audio and image file formats available as well as video playback… GET IT HERE


Dual Freestanding Monitor Stand

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Support 2 screens in a horizontal position. The two arms are easily adjustable. Arms will swing into a comfortable position. Pole Height is 19.5″ Weight capacity: 13lbs Each. Up To 24″ wide-screen monitors Meets VESA 75*75 or 100*100mm. With a weighted metal base… CHECK IT OUT HERE


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – September 26, 2013

September 26, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (The Rave About The NEW Kindle Fire HDX) – The past 24 hours of tech news has been raving about the NEW Kindle Fire HDX tablet and how it has become a main competitor to the iPad and the Google Nexus (check it out below);

Squeak #2 – (Learn To Build A PC In 2 Minutes) – This title alone, from PCWorld, has me wanting to go out and build the PC they are suggesting. The article lists everything you need and how to go about it, in 2 minutes (see below);

Squeak #3 – (NAPS2 – Not Another PDF Scanner 2): There are quite a few PDF scanners out there, but this one has to be the best. This program allows you to scan your documents to an electronic file format (such as PDF and various graphic formats). Dig deep enough on the site and you will find it is also available as a portable app. I have it now on my flash drive (get it below); AND,

Squeak #4 – (Check Out Origami): Hint – This squeak is in relation to Squeak #1 (see below).

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The NEW Kindle Fire HDX

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  • Exclusive 7″ HDX display (1920×1200), high pixel density (323 PPI), and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD
  • The fastest processor on a 7″ tablet—powerful 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM for fast, fluid multi-tasking, gaming, and video
  • Introducing the “Mayday” button—revolutionary, on-device tech support. Connect for free to an Amazon expert 24×7, 365 days a year
  • Stay productive on the go with ultra-fast web browsing, built-in OfficeSuite, and updated e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more
  • Immersive entertainment experience—see trivia and character backgrounds with X-Ray for Movies and TV, follow along with lyrics with new X-Ray for Music, fling videos to your TV with Second Screen, and more

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT


Learn to build a PC in under two minutes

@ PCWorld

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Building a computer is a great way to get a custom configuration, save some money and have fun. In a how-to video, we’ll show you how to build one in less than two minutes… READ MORE


NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2)

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NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. Scan your documents from WIA- and TWAIN-compatible scanners, organize the pages as you like, and save them as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and other file formats. Requires .NET Framework 4.0 or higher… GET IT HERE


CHECK OUT ORIGAMI

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