TECH DEAL – SanDisk Ultra II 240GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD)

September 1, 2014

I don’t know if this is a Labor Day special or not, but Amazon has the SanDisk Ultra II 240 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive at 38% off the regular price.

SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD)

SanDisk Ultra II

The SanDisk Ultra II SSD is an easy and affordable way to upgrade and boost your PC’s performance by up to 28 times (1). With this performance boost, you can enjoy no-wait boot up, shorter application load times, and quicker data transfer to make multi-tasking easy when it comes to work, entertainment, or both. In addition to cooler, quieter computing, the SanDisk Ultra II SSD adds up to 15% battery life to laptops and notebooks (2). From a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, the SanDisk Ultra II SSD can extend the life of your computer.



DSynchronize – A Stand-Alone Utility That Lets You Periodically Synchronize Two Or More Folders On Your Hard Disk

August 30, 2014

With DSynchronize you should never again have an excuse for not backing up your files. This small utility rocks and is what I use to backup my main folders (such as Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc…) to my external drives. There is no installation.  Download, unzip and run. Simply select your source (the files/folders you want to back up) and select the destination (where you want to back the source files/folders to).

The only negative I see with DSynchronize, is that there is no help file; however, if you go with the “checked” settings (that I use), under General Options and Deleted Files, in the graphic below, you will be good to go. Once you have everything setup, click on “Synchronize”.

ALSO, to further help you, if you watch the YouTube video below, you will get a really good understanding on how DSynchronize works. This is really good software, is FREE, easy to understand and it just plain works. You can even set up DSynchronize to perform a realtime sync. Great job to the developer on this.

NOTE:  To download DSynchronize, visit [HERE], and scroll down the page and you will see it.

 

Dsynchronize

 


Tidy Up The Old PC With “Should I Remove It?”

August 29, 2014

I know from assisting home based computer users, they are reluctant to remove any software (good or bad) from their computer; fearing that the worst will happen. I came across a program, called “Should I Remove It?”  that may be what the doctor ordered.

Oftentimes, computer users will install software, never to use it again and/or they install something that they wished they never would have installed in the first place. Deciding what is safe to remove and what is not is where “Should I Remove It?” will be helpful.

Should I Remove It?

Should I Remove It?” is 100% FREE, and does not bundle any additional software, that means no adware, spyware, malware or other types of shareware or free-ware.

If you visit the “Should I Remove It?” download page [here], I encourage you to scroll down and read the numerous reviews to give you the sense that this software is recognized as being safe and helpful in removing the crap from your PC.


DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS – Some Really Good, FREE, and Tasty Software

August 29, 2014

Icecream Apps One of my passions is software and when I come across something that is professional in stature and FREE, I really get excited.

Software developers are a completely different breed of people that are dedicated to a building process that can literally require years of devotion to get it just right or to keep up with changes. I do not think people really give enough credit to these folks. This past week I stumbled across a freeware developer called Icecream Apps that has produced a treasure trove of very usable high quality Windows based software.

Looking for something to post on the blog, I initially stumbled across one of Ice Cream Apps products; however, as I researched further I found that Ice Cream Apps has produced a whole array of products (see below). I encourage you to take a look at their products (again, all FREE); and if you do, I think you will find their level of production is comparable to and maybe even better than their commercial counterparts.

As a side note; The one product they produce (Media Converter) is something I was really looking for to convert media files. This converter also has built in to it a YouTube downloader that will give you the ability to batch download YouTube videos and music and convert them to various video and audio formats.

To make this easy, I have captured each product they produce (with a short description). Enjoy your Ice Cream!!!

 

Ice Cream Apps


NEW FEATURE – Android CM Security Now Includes An App Lock, Phone Finder and Family Locator

August 28, 2014

I am often asked what security app do I use on my Android devices (tablet and smartphone)?

Answer: I highly recommend CM Security (by Cheetah Mobile).

Two of my biggest fears, with that computer in my pocket (called a smartphone), is data security and losing my phone. With CM Security and their recently added components, I am much more at ease of knowing that in the event my phone is compromised and/or turns up missing (or stolen) I have options to either protect the information that I have on the phone and options that will help me locate the phone (or have someone return it).

CM Security

Typically with CM Security you received a CPU cleaner, a ram booster and their highly rated antivirus protection. Recently they developed and have included in their security package an app lock (to lock down individual apps from prying eyes), an anti-theft phone finder (to remotely locate your phone, lock it down, take a pic, etc…) and locate family (a great way to locate and track the kids).

If you see any product from Cheetah Mobile, especially when it is FREE, grab it! Other products they develop, that are very popular, are Clean Master Phone Boost and Battery Doctor.

 


TECH DEAL – Amazon Price Drop AMD FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Processor

August 27, 2014

Nice processor for all you system builders out there…

AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core

AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core

AMD FX 8-Core Processor, Unlocked, Black Edition. AMD’s next-generation architecture takes 8-core processing to a new level. Get up to 24% better frame rates in some of the most demanding games, at stunning resolutions. Get faster audio encoding so you can enjoy your music sooner. Go up to 5.0 GHz with aggressive cooling solutions from AMD. What Is In The Box: CPU, Heat Sink and Fan(E3), Thermal Paste is already applied on the Heat Sink, FX Bezel Sticker, Certificate of Authenticity, Installation Instruction and a 3 Year Warranty and Instruction Manual


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