Today’s Geek Squeaks – August 7, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

  • A must-have Android App that someday will help you locate your Android phone or tablet, in the event it is stolen or misplaced;
  • Need a Start Menu for Windows 8? Check out Classic Shell. One of the best out there (and for FREE);
  • 3D printers are doing some pretty scary things. You need to read the article below from MIT; AND,
  • Flash Drives are changing, as we know it and becoming more powerful (and useful).


Plan on seeing  a lot more of Geek Squeaks’, featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!

An Official Android App (by the Android Team) To Allow You To Easily Find And Manage Your Devices


This service will be available later this month on devices running Android 2.2 or above; to use it, you also will need to be signed into your Google Account. There will also be an Android app to allow you to easily find and manage your devices. Stay tuned!… READ MORE

Best (FREE) Start Menu For Windows 8

@Classic Shell


Classic Shell™ is a collection of usability enhancements for Windows. The main features are:

  • Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer


MIT Researchers: Printable Keys
Make Mechanical Locks Insecure



Along with fellow student and researcher David Lawrence, Mr. Van Albert showed off a software tool that used scans from a flatbed scanner of a highly advanced “secure” key design to create a 3D model of the key and then duplicate it via online printing services Shapeways (nylon; $5 USD) and i.Materialise (titanium: $150 USD)… READ MORE

SanDisk Connect 32GB Wireless Flash Drive


  • Wirelessly store, share, stream movies, photos, music, and documents across your smartphones, tablets and computers
  • Simultaneously connect & access data stored on up to 8 devices via Wi-Fi
  • No internet connection, cables or router required, works on all Wi-Fi enabled devices
  • Up to 4 hours of video streaming on a single charge
  • Access with free app, compatible with iOS 5.0 or later, Android 2.3 or later and Kindle devices


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