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…
Geek Squeaks’ for the Week is a weekly round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it; from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!
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…
Control who can email you
You can control who can email you this way by changing your settings in Gmail.
- Open Gmail on a computer.
- Click the gear in the top right.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down to the Email via Google+ section (stay in the “General” tab).
- Click the drop-down menu and choose Anyone on Google+, Extended circles,Circles or No one.
- Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
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.
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
Microsoft is already planning the next major round of updates to Windows 8 – the follow up to Windows 8.1, codenamed “Threshold”
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
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
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.
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.
This Week’s Random Tech Site Pick (with sample article)
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
- 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