This week we are featuring 7 different ‘squeaks’: A really nice Windows 8 App that you need to grab; Rumors about an update to Windows 8.1; A tech site that will hit your tech sweet spot; FREE software to remove malware; A video on how to make a phone or tablet stand; A wallpaper for the geek types out there; and, an Acer Ultrabook that is a real powerhouse.
|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!|
#1 – A REALLY NICE WINDOWS 8 APP that gives you the ability to quickly search and download Youtube videos (coverts to MP4) and/or audio (converts to MP3). I tested out this app (called Download YouTube) and found it to do what it claims. I was able to quickly search for YouTube music videos that I was interested in, download them, and convert the audio in the video to MP3. Definitely one of the few Windows 8 Apps that I have on my PC…
Go to the Windows Store on your PC and search for Download YouTube or find out more HERE
#2 – BASED ON A SERIES OF LEAKS there is possibly (already) going to be an update to Windows 8.1… You got to be kidding??? Microsoft, I do believe, is listening to their user base. Most people, like you at home, were thrown a doctored curveball when you got that new computer and it started up to a bunch of blocks. Anyhow, PCWorld has a nice article, Windows 8.1 Update 1: Everything we know so far that will help to bring you up to speed. I think the forthcoming changes, if rumored to be true, will get Microsoft back on track for desktop and notebook computer users…
With the next update to Windows 8.1, Microsoft really wants mouse-and-keyboard users to feel comfortable with modern apps.
We now have a good sense of what to expect in Windows 8.1 Update 1, thanks to a series of leaks from Win8China and reliable Russian blogger WZor, along with reporting by Paul Thurrott and ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, two writers with a strong track record for breaking early Windows news.
How to find out if someone has been snooping in your Gmail – Your Gmail account probably contains some sensitive information—emails from your friends and family members, information about accounts for other services, candid pictures, you name it. What if someone else has been poking around in there? Fortunately, Google gives you the tools necessary to find out… READ MORE
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One of the strategies often used, when a computer is infected by malware, is to “try” and get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed; HOWEVER, many times the malware itself will prevent the install. This is where Malwarebytes Chameleon comes into play. Malwarebytes Chameleon technologies gets Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed and running when blocked by malicious programs.
#5 – A VIDEO ON HOW TO EASILY MAKE A TABLET OR SMARTPHONE STAND that can be folded up (and actually could be carried with you if made out of an old credit card):
#6 – THE WALLPAPER OF THE WEEK is very techie in nature in that it is a pic of the inside of a hard drive. This wallpaper is featured at hdwallpapers and can be downloaded to match the resolution of your screen. I definitely added this on to my collection…
#7 – THE TECH PRODUCT OF THE WEEK features the Acer Aspire S7-392-9890 13.3-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook. This is an example of the direction that ultrabooks are heading with powerful processors, solid state drives, long battery life; all in a thin architecture.
Acer’s thinnest touch Ultrabook™, The Acer Aspire® S7 is razor-slim at 0.51″ and a featherlight at 2.87 lbs. The cover is made from Gorilla® Glass 2 so it’s thin and light, as well as scratch resistant, easy to clean, extremely strong and beautiful to the eye. From the look to the feeling, every aspect of the Aspire S7 is designed with cutting-edge technology for a better touch experience.