Today’s Featured Android Apps @ What’s On My PC

November 11, 2019


Today’s Android Apps: 

A functional and simple compass application (Compass Galaxy) without unnecessary permissions; Carl’s got to go home. His mother has been murdered (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas); AND, get live radar updates and check the local weather (Weather Maps and News – The Weather Channel) conditions on precise maps on the go.

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 11, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Windows’ Disk Cleanup tool will no longer empty your Downloads folder; the latest version of the Weather Channel app for Android and iOS now includes a Flu Insights feature; Google is rolling out a compact, more Pixel 4-like version of its AI helper to older Android phones; Can a Chromebook replace my main computer?; AND, a reliable leaker tweeted preliminary details about the Samsung Galaxy S11…

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Today’s Wallpaper @ What’s On My PC

Oahu’s North Shore

The North Shore on Oahu is a great place for photographers to capture vivid images of the Pacific in motion, as the beach’s legendary monster waves rise up before breaking on the beach. This long-exposure photograph, shot early in the morning, shows off the power and motion of the water as it rises to form a curled wave… Learn More @ Bing

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Today’s Software Downloads @ What’s On My PC

November 10, 2019


Today’s Software Downloads:

A secure and reliable (SmartFTP) client for FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, OneDrive, and SSH Terminal; a tool for converting video (Handbrake) from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs; AND, connect to the closest Earth Networks, NWS, and CWOP weather stations to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date weather information (Weather Watcher).

Weather Watcher

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 10, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

A major carrier is about to launch its’ 5G network nationwide; How to setup more than one Firestick or clone a firestick to an already existing firestick; Research shows a startling percent of reviews are fake; Latest Black Friday deals for Android phones under $300; Northrop Grumman and NASA engineers have pieced together the space agency’s prized next-generation telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope; AND, A “Google Search” word term that has skyrocketed

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Today’s Amazon Tech Deals @ What’s On My PC

November 9, 2019


Today’s Amazon Deals: 

Get room rocking bass and 360 degrees, lifelike sound in a compact size with the Bose Home Speaker 300 (w/Amazon Alexa built-in)… Current price reduction…


Great buy on this BESTEK 10-Outlet 4000 Joules Surge Protector Power Strip that is designed to protect PCs, phones/fax/modems, printers, stereos and other electronics. 2 built-in USB ports enhanced with fast-charging technologies supply a charge of up to 3 amps.

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Today’s Featured Android Apps @ What’s On My PC

November 9, 2019


Today’s Android Apps: 

A Facebook alternative (Swipe for Facebook) – lightweight, highly customizable, and battery friendly, with a strict “no tracking” policy to ensure your privacy is secured; Watch 100+ live TV channels (Pluto TV) and 1000’s of movies and TV shows on-demand, all streaming free; An art drawing game (Paint by Number) to color modern artworks with coloring by numbers…

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Today’s Software Downloads @ What’s On My PC

November 9, 2019


Today’s Software Downloads:

A free-floating form (SlickRun) to make access easy no matter what you are doing and where you are doing it; A new browser (Vivaldi) from a team lead by Jon S. von Tetzchner, the co-founder of Opera; AND, a FREE Chrome extension (Black Menu) that enables you to easily access all the most commonly used Google services…

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 9, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

5 FREE image tools to help you create engaging and professional infographics; Chromium based Microsoft Edge to ship by default on Windows 10 in future; T-Mobile promising FREE unlimited 5G data access to all first responders across the country, including firefighters, police, and and EMS workers;  A list of the best password managers available today; AND, Once you’re in bed, he aims a laser pointer at your Amazon Echo device, and tricks it into opening your garage door…

A laser pointer can trick your smart devices into opening your doors, starting your car

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Today’s Wallpaper @ What’s On My PC

November 8, 2019


Chapel On The Rock

Pace yourself—you’ll need to climb 268 stone steps to reach the entrance of Chapel St-Michel d’Aiguilhe (Chapel of St. Michael of the Needle). This historic church near Le Puy-en-Velay, France, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts visitors from around the world. It was constructed in 969 by a local bishop and dedicated to the Archangel Michael, the patron saint of mountaintops… Continue Reading @ Bing

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 8, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

A way to extend the life of any printer by following a few best practices; Is the Microsoft OneNote desktop app (2016) being resurrected?; Time to start thinking about whether you should consider T-Mobile’s 5G network; A LG Tablet (10.1″) that has come out of nowhere; Scientist invents a metal that refuses to sink in water; AND, Android Central’s top-ranking Chromebooks reviewed.

The Best Chromebooks

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Share Large Files Securely With Firefox Send

Whether you’re sending sensitive financial documents or a home video with friends, your files should be protected. That’s where Firefox Send comes in. With Firefox Send, you can:

  • Share large files online with an encrypted link that “self-destructs”
  • Set the number of times your file can be downloaded
  • Choose when you’d like your link to expire
  • And when you’re logged in, you can send up to 2.5GB

Source: Firefox Send


Zoho Notebook – A FREE Alternative to Microsoft OneNote, Evernote, and Google Keep

Some years back I can remember exploring a note-keeping application called Zoho Notebook, that was in its’ infancy. Recently I revisited Zoho Notebook and boy was I in for a surprise. This application rocks and I am now committing myself to moving all of my note-keeping data from other platforms where I have data stored (i.e. Microsoft OneNote, Evernote and Google Keep). The reason for my decision is that Zoho does what all of the other applications do, but better (in my opinion).  Zoho Notebook works on nearly all OS platforms and devices out there.

Below is a verbatim (best description) I could find on Zoho Notebook. You can judge for yourself.

  • Take notes, add files, create checklists, sketches, record audio, and capture moments. All your notes are instantly synced across your devices and to the cloud.
  • The simple, intimate joy of Notebook comes from using the app. We’ve been meticulous in our design, paying attention to every detail. Notebook is 100% free and ad-free.

TAKE NOTES

Notebook provides different ways to take notes and capture your thoughts.

– Write notes. Start with text, add images and sketches, checklists or audio, all in the same note.
– Add PDFs, word documents, spreadsheets, and more with the dedicated file note card.
– Create and mark checklists to get stuff done with the dedicated checklist note card.
– Record ideas, meetings, and lectures with the audio note card.
– Capture moments using the dedicated photo note card.
– Sketch ideas and take hand written notes using your finger with the sketch note card.

SMART CARDS

Content added to Notebook gets intelligently formatted into beautiful, distinct cards.

– Recipe Card automatically pulls the recipe photo and description, creates a checklist for ingredients, and provides step-by-step cooking instructions. See zoho.com/notebook for supported sites.
– Video Card automatically pulls video preview and, once opened, plays in a distraction-free space. Works for YouTube and Vimeo.
– Link Card pulls headline or page title, along with the main image, creating a beautiful note card.

ORGANIZE NOTES

– You can organize various notes into notebooks.
– Notes can be grouped together.
– You can reorder your notes within a notebook.
– Move or copy note cards between notebooks.

SYNC

– Synchronize all your notes and notebooks across devices and to the cloud.
– Take a note on one device, add to it from another.

CUSTOMIZE

– Change the color of your note cards.
– Choose a notebook cover or create your own.

SECURE NOTES

– Lock individual notebooks and notes

FIND NOTES

– Search your notes within a notebook or across notebooks.

SHARE

– Share your notes through email and other options.

Source: Zoho Notebook

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Today’s Tech News Briefs, Downloads, Deals, etc

November 7, 2019 @ What’s On My PC


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Chrome OS 78 is rolling out with some new notable features; A list of the most obese States in the country; Amazon Prime Veteran’s discount is golden, SIGN UP HERE;  How political parties could target you online; Malware that restricts access to personal files and then demands ransom for its redemption; How to Get Started in Microsoft’s New Office App Beta for iOS and Android; AND, Are you always losing your keys? Read this

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Today’s Downloads:

A password manager (Avira Password Manager) capable of creating, saving, managing, and syncing all your passwords and notes across all your devices; A browser (Google Chrome) that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier; AND, Portable app to burn (Etcher Portable) images to USB keys and SD Cards.

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Today’s Amazon Deals:

1-Yr Amazon Prime Membership for Vets/Active Military $79 at Amazon…

Save on this Master Lock 178D Locker Lock Set Your Own Combination Padlock…

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Today’s Wallpaper: Stepping Stones In Tollymore Forest Park

Stepping Stones In Tollymore Forest Park

Stepping stones in Tollymore Forest Park, Northern Ireland

If historic Tollymore Forest Park brings to mind knights and castles, it’s no surprise. The site in Northern Ireland was used as a filming location for the popular ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series. Encompassing 1,600 acres in County Down, the park is rich with lush greenery, but explorers will also find historic stone gates, bridges, and arches—some dating back to 1726… Continue Reading @ Bing

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Daily Deal: Save on the Sony X800G Series 4K Ultra HD TV’s (various sizes)

Depending on the screen size, I am seeing 30% to 45% savings…

Sony X800G Series 4K Ultra HD TV’s

  • 4K HDR, – HDR10 & hog for Advanced detail and clarity
  • Upscale to a more natural picture with 4K X-Reality Pro
  • Content appears with lifelike Motion with Motion flow XR technology
  • Scenes appear more realistic with dynamic contrast Enhancer
  • Compatible with Google Home and Alexa for an even smarter home
  • Slice of living design with built-in cable management

Source: Amazon – Sony X800G Series 4K Ultra HD TV’s


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FREE Security and Privacy Software for Google Chrome

Google Chrome is an excellent browser (PRO); but, at the same time, it is a data collection software apparatus that reveals a lot about you (CON) through your browsing history (and other means). Google Chrome is also key when it comes to owning a Chromebook where the operating system is Google Chrome. What I have found that people do not understand all of this and do not know you can go into the settings in Google Chrome to clean out the history, cookies, etc… that are the tidbits of information that reveals where you have been on the internet. Going through these steps to clear out this data can also be a pain, even for the seasoned user.

The solution that I use, on my Windows computer and my Chromebook, to protect my privacy (and recommend) is a Chrome browser extension called “History Eraser“. Once installed, you simply click on the eraser icon, on the toolbar, then click on “Run Eraser”. It doesn’t get any easier than that and I can guarantee you will see a performance boost, especially if you have not done any browser cleaning in a very long time or at all. I usually run this following each browser session.

There are other settings in “History Eraser” to look at, as well. For example, I placed a “checkmark” next to “Close All Tabs Before Cleaning” to reduce the memory load and to ensure the cleaning process is accurately performed. You will also see “Easy-Medium-Hard” buttons at the bottom of the window. My advice for folks at home is to leave it at the default settings and you will be good to go. The more advanced buttons are more technical in nature and may only get you into trouble.

If you look at the screenshot above you will see that “History Eraser” (by the default settings), cleans out many items and will do it safely. I have been using this software (browser extension) for a very long time and it has worked well for me.

Source: HotCleaner – History Eraser

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Today’s Tech News Briefs, Downloads, Deals, etc…

November 4, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Google “UPSIZES” the city landmark icons on Google Maps; Read how facial recognition technology could  cause a scenario where we achieve an almost-accidental surveillance state; Why did Google buy Fitbit? Here’s 5 reasons why; Top 10 pirated movies for this week; You can now do “Photoshop” on the iPad; AND, Scammers trying to fool Office 365 users into giving up their log in information.

Today’s Downloads:

A small utility (PingInfoView) that allows you to easily ping multiple hostnames and IP addresses, and watch the result in one table; A portable application (Farbar) designed to run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, & Windows 7/8/10 in normal or safe mode to diagnose malware issues; AND, Preserve your family history for generations to come with this FREE (My Family Tree) Windows software.

Today’s Amazon Deals:

A brightly backlit “wireless and rechargeable” keyboard with illuminated characters for easy typing by a prominent keyboard maker (Logitech)…

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Get this  (SimpliSafe) 9 Piece Wireless Home Security System w/HD Camera – Optional 24/7 Professional Monitoring (no contract) at a “get it now” price…

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Today’s Wallpaper: Bison at Yellowstone National Park

Bison at Yellowstone National Park

A national icon

If ever there was an animal that deserved some recognition, it’s the bison. Since 2012, National Bison Day has been observed on the first Saturday of November to acknowledge the animal’s cultural, historical, and economic significance—as well as its remarkable comeback. Bison were once plentiful in America. Tens of millions strong in the 1800s, they roamed in great herds, helping to diversify and maintain the prairie habitat… Continue Reading @ Bing

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Today’s Tech News Briefs, Downloads, Deals, etc… @ What’s On My PC

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Microsoft Edge is getting a new logo; How to pin a tab in Google Chrome; The best “phablets” (smartphones over 6.3″); Will my phone change for Daylight Saving Time automatically?; A new version of Monopoly for Android and iOS was announced last month, and now you can pre-register for it on the Play Store; Alarming and chilling takeaway that savvy social media users outside the U.S. are gaming President Donald Trump’s Twitter habits; AND, Two Great FREE Streaming Services Compared…

Today’s Downloads:

An Open Source utility (Simplenote) that allows you to sync your essential notes on all your devices automatically; A mildly customizable text to speech application (Balbooka) that is capable of utilizing all the installed computer voices on your PC; AND, A cutting-edge extension (LASER CAT) for the popular Firefox or Chrome web browser software.

Today’s Amazon Deals:

ON SALE NOW – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital) for $13

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [Blu-ray]

GREAT RATINGS and ON-SALE NOW – Heat Press Machine For T Shirts and HTV Vinyl Projects

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Today’s Tech News Briefs, Downloads, Deals, etc… November 2, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

Today’s Tech News Briefs: Check out “why” the popularity of Chromebooks have dramatically increased; Learn how a NEW Russian “Internet Sovereign Law” will ultimately provide a path to internet disconnect in Russia; A company in Wisconsin is recalling its’ ground beef because the beef may contain metal; Google confirmed Friday it had agreed to purchase the fitness tracker company Fitbit for $2.1 billion; Here are the winners out of 18 coolers as tested by c|net; Tubi TV adds NEW movie titles to its library for the month; AND, Microsoft plans to migrate the MSDN and TechNet databases to a new website called Microsoft Q&A.

Today’s Downloads: A simple yet beautiful Windows desktop clock; FREE and reliable P2P Bittorrent client; AND, Looking for a powerful and free alternative to Microsoft Office? This is it.

Today’s Amazon Deals:

High Customer Reviews on these LED, 800 Lumens, Dusk-to-Dawn A19 Frosted Light Bulbs

The ULTIMATE (reasonably priced) Reclining Gaming Computer Desk Chair with Adjustable Massage Lumbar Pillow and Footrest

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Fecal matter can be found on 1 out of every 6 smartphones…

I’m sorry for the catchy title, but it is a topic of importance… Today I had someone that wanted me to help them on their smartphone and as I was touching their phone (which was not very well-kempt), I started wondering; How many germs was I coming in contact with? Where has this phone been? Has the phone ever been cleaned? Do they use their smartphone when on the toilet?

Following this experience, I started looking for some information on this and came across a USAToday article from back in February that indicated “Your smartphone is 7 times dirtier than your toilet…” The article specifically pointed out that:

Fecal matter can be found on 1 out of every 6 smartphones, according to a 2011 study done by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

“Mobile phones have become veritable reservoirs of pathogens as they touch faces, ears, lips and hands of different users of different health conditions,” researchers observed in a 2009 study of bacteria removed from personal calling devices.

All of the bacteria picked up during your day-to-day activities ends up on your daily dialing devices, and odds are, you don’t clean them often or well enough.

“All cellphones are going to have bacteria on them because we hold them up to our face…

The bottom line here is; you can head off germs by washing your hands frequently and you need to clean and disinfect your phone daily. What I use is Lysol Handi-Pack Disinfecting Wipes that is safe to use on electronics including Smartphones, Tablets and Remote Controls (see full description below).

So, take my advice, keep your hands clean and your smartphones clean… The outward appearance of your smartphone can tell a lot about you…

Lysol Handi-Pack
Disinfecting Wipes

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes can be used as a convenient way to clean and disinfect your household surfaces. Each pre-moistened disposable wipe kills germs wherever you use it, even suitable to use on wood. No bottles, no sponges, no mess. Kills Salmonella Enterica (Salmonella), Influenza A Virus Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus on hard, non porous surfaces in 10 minutes. Kills 99.9% of Viruses and Bacteria. Removes more than 95% of allergens (Pet Dander, Dust Mite Debris and Pollen Particles). Lysol Disinfecting Wipes are also safe to use on electronics including Smartphones, Tablets and Remote Controls.


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Today’s Wallpaper: Percé Rock in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence

Percé Rock in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence

Percé Rock in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Québec, Canada

A major attraction in Québec’s Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park, Percé Rock is an oft-photographed limestone island that rises up from the surf like a ghostly ship. There are several local legends that feature the rock, all of them variations on a romantic tale of young lovers separated by distance and duty… Read More @ Bing

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Today’s Tech News Briefs, Downloads, Deals, etc… November 1, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

Today’s Tech News Briefs: A new edition to Pluto TV in time for Christmas is coming; Google is restoring a tab management tool they removed after people got p*ssed; Motorola may be setting the stage to update a popular clamshell phone to a NEW foldable-screen phone; Google is rolling out “incognito mode” in its’ Android mapping app; It is “Black Friday” already at Dell…

Today’s Downloads include: A FREE web browser from the founders of the original Opera Web Browser; AND, a software option to perform screen recordings.

Today’s Tech Deals include:

Save some big bucks on this Acer Chromebook

Good Consumer Ratings on this
Solar Powered Motion Sensor Light

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Today’s Downloads, News, Deals, etc… October 31, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

Today’s Downloads, News, Deals, etc… is a new experiment here at “What’s On My PC”… Not sure how long this experiment will last but will depend on if visitors like the format or not.

Ok, now that we have that out of the way, today’s findings are a browser guard you may want to consider installing; an open source super fast file copying program; 2019’s worse cybersecurity threats; Chromebooks are becoming more popular; a very unique all-in-one  lamp, bluetooth speaker and wireless charger; a Microsoft Excel tip; and, with Christmas around the corner, a small utility to make it snow on your computer’s desktop.

Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Chrome is a free extension designed to bring the protection of Malwarebytes direct to your browser. It is designed to provide you with a safe and fast browsing experience blocking malicious websites while filtering out unwanted content potentially giving you webpage load times up to 3x faster. [License: Freeware | Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 | Size: 14.7 MB ]

An Open Source file management utility designed for fast copying, moving, and transferring of files/folders.

2019’s worst cybersecurity threats and the fact that consumers and businesses alike need to take cybersecurity education more seriously.

In 2019 alone, we’ve seen nearly fifty Chrome devices hit the market and a ton more on the way in the coming months. Compare that to just over one hundred models in the span of seven years between 2011 and 2018. That’s some serious growth.

Coupon savings of $20 on this very unique Masdio by Ampulla Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker and Wireless Charger

Microsoft Excel – Make your worksheets look more compact and focused by hiding unwanted columns or rows. Hidden rows/columns still work in calculations, they can be referenced in formulas etc. It’s pretty straightforward.

If you have kids around, DesktopSnowOK will bring a big smile to their face as you work the magic. This utility is by the makers of SoftwareOK.com and is designed with one purpose in mind; to make it snow on your desktop with 5 to 2000 snowflakes.

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Today’s Wallpaper: Corvin Castle – A Vampires Castle?

Corvin Castle – A Vampire’s Castle?

Protect your neck

Happy Halloween, boos and ghouls! We hope our vampire isn’t too scary on this day designed for spooky delights. The fortress in our image is Romania’s Corvin Castle—not far from Transylvania, a real historical region in Romania. In Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula,’ the ghoulish Count Dracula lives in a remote Transylvanian castle, cementing the place in popular imagination as the home of vampires… Read More @ Bing

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Today’s Wallpaper: Prague’s Charles Bridge

Prague’s Charles Bridge

Superstition abounds on Prague’s Charles Bridge, dating back to its construction in 1357. Builders laid the original bridge stone on July 9 at exactly 5:31 AM, the year, date, and time represented by a precise set of numbers that formed a palindrome: 135797531 (or 1357 9, 7 5:31). The sequence, which reads the same backward and forward, is carved onto the stones of the Old Town Bridge Tower at the east end of the bridge and was believed to bring a kind of magical strength to the structure… Read More @ Bing

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Today’s Downloads, News, Deals, etc… October 30, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

A “sample” of today’s roundup includes the World Series stats, thus far; some Google news; how to go “incognito”; the best value 4K TV; an open-source disk cloning program; and, MORE…

We are going to game 7 of the World Series (Nationals and Astros). It has been an exciting series so far. If you have missed the previous games, here are the stats.

Google is putting one of the final nails in Adobe Flash’s coffin. The company announced it will stop indexing pages that use Flash, as well as standalone “.swf” animation files. That means about three percent of all websites (or eight percent of the top 1000) will become less discoverable by the end of the year, while almost everyone else has already migrated to more modern web technologies.

This year’s Halloween Google Doodle is a real hoot, especially if you like animals. Google’s annual tradition continues with another fun, festive, and interactive homepage doodle just in time for Oct. 31. But this year, Google got some guidance from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Here’s how to go “incognito” in Google Chrome…

Check out this very reasonably priced, portable and collapsible Nulaxy Adjustable Phone and Table Stand

Whether you’re concerned about home intruders or just need to spy on your dog, these cameras can stream a live video feed straight to your smartphone.

Head over to Newegg if you want to grab the cheapest and probably one of the best value-for-money 4K monitors (that doubles as TV) in the market today, with an incredible price of only $189.99.

HomeGuard is an advanced parental control and activity monitoring tool for family and child safety online and offline. Once installed HomeGuard will silently and automatically block all pornographic and inappropriate content online and record detailed website activity including time of visit and time spent on each website.

An Open Source partition, disk imaging and cloning program similar to True Image or Norton Ghost.

Free disc burning tool which can cater for all your CD and DVD creation needs

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Here is how to go “incognito” in Google Chrome…

When you typically browse the internet with Google Chrome (and other web browsers), the sites you visit are stored in the browser’s history. Also, the sites you visit will deposit and store browsing cookies that keep track of your visits and activity. Both typically serve good purposes; however, what if you do not want to be tracked? If that is the case, then go “incognito”.

Here’s how to go “incognito” in Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then New Incognito Window.
  3. A new window appears. In the top corner, check for the Incognito icon Incognito
  4. You will see a window similar to what is pictured below.

A misconception about “incognito” mode:

Even though your browsing history and cookies are not stored on the computer you are working from; websites you visit, your employer or school, or internet service provider can still track your activity via the computer’s IP addresses.

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Today’s Wallpaper: Straw Colored Fruit Bats

Straw Colored Fruit Bats

There are over 1,000 species of bats, but they all fit neatly into one of two categories: microbats or megabats. The straw-colored fruit bat, if you didn’t guess, is of the mega variety. They are the most widely distributed of all African fruit bats and have adapted to a variety of habitats. Because their habitat extends to such great distances, straw-colored fruit bats play a critical role as pollinators and dispersers of seeds. They’re highly social, too, living in large groups called colonies that can number from the thousands upward to a million. But don’t worry, they do not drink blood. For them, fruit is life… — Read More @ Bing

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Today’s Downloads, News, Deals, etc… October 29, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

A good round-up of news and downloads today… Starting with, Facebook’s announcement of their preventative health tool; to Apple’s warning to iPhone 5 users; to a computer cleanup tool that is new to me here at What’s On My PC; to bluetooth wireless earbuds with a very high customer review rating; PLUS, a lot more.

There is something here for everyone!

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Facebook’s Preventative Health tool will offer health resources and checkup reminders to its users.

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

Apple warns iPhone 5 owners to update devices before November 3. After that date, over-the-air updates won’t work.

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘The Lion King’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’. ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ completes the top three.

Coupon Savings TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds with 【Wireless Charging Case】 IPX8 Waterproof TWS Stereo Headphones in-Ear Built-in Mic Headset Premium Sound with Deep Bass for Sport… Very high customer review ratings…

Learn five best practices for storing and naming files and folders in Google Drive.

Amazon is turning up the heat once again in the world of groceries, and specifically grocery delivery, to make its service more enticing in face of competition from Walmart, as well as a host of delivery companies like Postmates. Today, the company announced that it would make Amazon Fresh — the fresh food delivery service it now offers in some 2,000 cities in the US and elsewhere — free to use for Prime members, removing the $14.99/month fee that it was charging for the service up to now.

Clean Space can remove unneeded files that waste space on your drive as well as protect your privacy by making the deleted files unrecoverable. A good choice to safely clean and shred your computer of junk files without spending hours trying to navigate a cluttered interface or going through tons of options and settings. Sometimes simpler is better. [License: Freemium | Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP | Size: 14.2 MB ]

Notepad replacement that is well designed for editing code

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Google Drawings – A FREE Web-Based Tool for Creating and Editing Images

There are many good “web-based” applications out there that do not get the credit they deserve. Google Drawings is one of those applications. I have tried many, many “web-based” applications for creating and editing images and I keep going back to Google Drawings.

Google Drawings is like the black sheep of the Google Docs family. It is there and no one sees it. What most people don’t know is that an image you create, with Google Drawings, can be embedded into Google Docs. Google Drawings has all of those hidden powers of a graphic editor, an image editor or a publisher. As a matter of fact, some of the tools, using the layers, remind me of MS-Publisher. I have used Google Docs to create images and backgrounds for blogging, cards, flowcharts, Facebook, etc…

The best way I found to learn how to use Google Drawings is to simply visit the site, start a new blank drawing and start exploring the various menus and start creating an abstract drawing or graphic. If you have some experience with graphic editors, a lot of what you see will make sense.

I am also finding that if you google templates for google drawings, you will find a boatload of templates for many purposes (or use Bing to do the same).

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Today’s Downloads, News, Deals, etc… October 28, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

Today’s roundup includes everything from new doorbells; tips on keeping your puppy safe; how Windows update is affecting the “Start Menu”; a FREE password manager; a $100 savings on a robot vacuum; and MORE…

There is something here for everyone!

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Searching for a new doorbell? Start here.

Most dogs love going for rides, but the fur and the claws and the slobber can do a number on your interior. Here are a few tips and products for keeping your car clean and your puppy safe.

In observance of National First Responders Day, T-Mobile announced a new discounted plan for first responders that takes 50% off family lines.

Halloween is right around the corner, and Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and other streaming services are happy to serve up some of the best scary movies around.

The latest iPhone models ship with a gesture-based navigation system, and President Donald Trump isn’t too thrilled about that.

Doxing, or collecting and spreading private information about a user online, is a form of cyber harassment, stalking, and even a potential threat to physical safety. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against it.

Samsung Electronics has hit upon a new technology through internal research which will make it possible for smartphones below the premium segments to sport RAMs higher than 10GB.

Doing more with less, Bose challenges the Sonos Move and almost prevails.

Coupon Deal – Save up to $100.00 on the LEFANT M520B Robotic Vacuum

The Start menu is at the heart of Windows 10, so any problems with it have serious repercussions. Included in Microsoft’s recent batch of bug-riddled updates, however, there have been two — KB4515384 and KB4524147 — which have broken the Start menu in various ways.

When two or more people have access to content in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, these four practices may help make collaboration proceed smoothly.

Free password manager to securely store all your account information, passwords, and also open/edit KeePass database files.

A free remote computer access tool.

FREE Software that scans the Windows Registry for Windows product keys and other serial numbers and licenses.

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Today’s Wallpaper: Fort Rock Valley Historical Homestead Museum

Fort Rock Valley
Historical Homestead Museum

The spooky scene here might look like a place you’d want to avoid, but it’s not likely to scare you—not too much anyway. It’s the Fort Rock Valley Historical Homestead Museum in central Oregon, a collection of abandoned homestead-era buildings from the area. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, people acquired federal lands around here for farms and ranches via the Homestead Acts. But most left within a few years due to the hot, dry summers and extremely cold winters. Today, the buildings are assembled as a ghost town and contain items from that period, including furniture, dishes, and tools. There’s also a nearby cemetery which, according to local lore, is haunted by the ghost of a rancher and author Reub Long riding his horse. — Read More @ Bing

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11 Uses for Your Old Smartphone | PCMag.com

Don’t throw that old smartphone away. There are many “afterlife” uses…


11 Uses for Your Old Smartphone

Most of us can probably eke out a few years with our smartphones, but the upgrade cycle means it’s always tempting to splurge on a shinier model. You can usually save a few bucks by trading your old phone in when you buy a new one, but there are times you might end up with an extra, aging smartphone hanging around. Instead of letting that phone collect dust, reuse it. If it connects to Wi-Fi, it can still be a handy addition to the household. Here are a few cool things you can do with your old smartphone… — Continue Reading @ PCMag.com

Check Your Internet Download/Upload Speed To Make Sure You Are Getting What You Are Paying For

Click on the link (or screenshot) below to check your internet speed at a site called Speedtest. I routinely check my internet download/upload speeds, at this website, to make sure I am getting what I am paying for. I typically will run this from my main desktop computer that is connected directly to the router/modem; but, you can run Speedtest from any computer or device (i.e. smartphone). When you get to the site and if you click on the “Apps” at the top menu, you will see the various platform options that you can run Speedtest, in addition to the web-based test.

Here at “What’s On My PC”, I have added Speedtest
to the Bookmarks4Techs collection…

Source: Speedtest by Ookla

Make It Snow On Your Computer Desktop… The Kids Will Love This!

If you have kids around, DesktopSnowOK will bring a big smile to their face as you work the magic. This utility is by the makers of SoftwareOK.com and is designed with one purpose in mind; to make it snow on your desktop with 5 to 2000 snowflakes. You can even control “how fast” it snows. If you get fed up with the snow, you can change the snow to other patterns such as leaves and baseballs.

Let it snow, let it snow on: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, 2008, 2016, Windows XP, Ultimate, Pro, Enterprise, Home, Business, Edition, 64-bit & 32-bit edition. Very small portable app…

Add a little winter magic feeling on your Desktop!


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