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 …

 


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

October 26, 2014

How many times have you had your remote control to your television go bad to end up throwing out the remote and buying one of those pesky universal remotes?

Before you throw that remote out there is the possibility that it can be reset and restored back to life. The process I am going to tell you about, I learned from the video below (from the Remote Barn); AND, it actually worked. A neighbor of mine had a TV remote control quit working to the point that when he pushed any button on the remote the television would go to channel “0”. After researching the problem on the internet, I found the following method that you can try to reset the remote. In my neighbors case it worked and I was made out to look like some type of genius.

STEP 1: Remove the batteries from the remote.

STEP 2 (IMPORTANT): Individually, for 3 seconds, push, hold and release each button , and I mean each and every button on the remote.

STEP 3: Replace the batteries in the remote.


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.


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

October 22, 2014

Typically when we sign up for online file storage we are often given option to download software that will allow you to sync files locally with the online account. The problem with that, as in my case, I have multiple online accounts with multiple providers and do not want to burden down my computer with numerous software installs from these different providers.

To remedy this issue and to give full control in the management of your files in the cloud, at multiple (popular) providers, check out Air Explorer.

Air Explorer

Air Explorer is a Windows based program that appears to be relatively new (at least to me) that has the ability to connect to multiple online cloud servers. Air Explorer currently supports OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Mega, Copy, Mediafire, Yandex, and WebDAV. When I tested Air Explorer it effortlessly connected to each of my online accounts and appeared to be quite fast.

Air Explorer Interface

What I like about the Air Explorer concept is that I can centrally and directly manage (move, copy, delete, share) my files and can even copy files from one provider to another provider. Air Explorer provides a dual paned interface that gives you the ability to easily perform the various file operations.

Features:

Optionally Air Explorer can encrypt your files when you upload them to the cloud

Sets up multiple accounts from the same server

You can synchronize folders between any cloud or your computer

Copy/Paste between cloud servers

Pause and continue uploads and downloads

Air Exlorer can share files

Centralize search of your files across all the clouds


A Really Nice Looking Android Music Player With 5 Band Equalizer

October 22, 2014

I don’t know what it is, but as long as I have been working with software (and now apps), if it looks good, I like it. The Dub Music Player + Equalizer is no exception. Instead of the flat look that developers are working toward, Dub Music Player + Equalizer has a simple, effective and real-like interface that sports an awesome looking vue meter. I am not into playlists and I like the idea with this player I can select a folder of music and it will play the contents of the folder.

Dub Music Player + Equalizer

Enjoy your music in a new way. 

Perfectly balanced Dub Music Player, will meet your need for a clean and high quality sound, with built-in 5 band equalizer, that has a predefined presets, which directly change the sound quality by genre:

√ Hip Hop
√ Rock
√ Dance
√ Pop
√ Latin
√ Metal
√ Classical
√ Flat
√ Normal

You can also save your custom preset. Bass Boost and Virtualizer effects will further amplify and enrich the sound on your Android devices.

Features:

√ Simple and effective interface, faithfully showing visualization of your music played.
√ Browse and play music by songs, artists, albums, playlists, folders and genres
√ 5 bands Equalizer
√ 9 predefined presets, with the ability to save custom presets
√ Bass boost and Virtualizer audio effect
√ Media volume control
√ Home screen widget
√ Lock screen widget
√ Supports headset / Bluetooth controls.


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