Here is a very cool way to find and listen to live radio worldwide… It is called Radio Garden. Visit the site, rotate the globe in your browser to locate radio stations.
Source: Radio Garden
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:
Source: Firefox Send
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.
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.
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.
– 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.
– Synchronize all your notes and notebooks across devices and to the cloud.
– Take a note on one device, add to it from another.
– Change the color of your note cards.
– Choose a notebook cover or create your own.
– Lock individual notebooks and notes
– Search your notes within a notebook or across notebooks.
– Share your notes through email and other options.
Source: Zoho Notebook
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.
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“What’s On My PC“
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
Nimbus Notes is similar to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote; however, in my opinion I like it better for quickly capturing information for blogging. With the free option of Nimbus Notes you are limited to 100 notes (a month), 100Mb uploads (a month), 10Mb attachment size, and 50Mb note size; all of which seem minute and may not work for you if you are saving a ton of data. What sold me is the Nimbus Screen Capture and Nimbus Note Capture browser extensions (available for different browser platforms) that allow me to send my captured information to my Nimbus Notes. There are also mobile apps available as well. Anyhow, I thought I would throw this out there and let you take a look at it.
Transform information chaos from multiple sources into an organized workplace. Empower yourself or your team to get things done faster with fewer iterations and fewer meetings.
Recently I began looking into various online streaming TV services that are legal and FREE. So far, I had found Pluto TV and XUMO; and thought that was the end to this until I came across STIRR.
STIRR appears to have launched in January 2019 and in a nutshell, I found it to be similar to both XUMO and Pluto TV where you have a broad range of channels to watch. STIRR, from what I could gather is ramping up and just recently added more channel and category options. Like Pluto TV and XUMO, STIRR has an app available you can install on your smartphone so you can watch TV on the go.
News, sports, entertainment, and more are there for the taking; but, the content is typically older content or content that you normally would not find with the paid services. With that being said, I give these services credit for selecting sources that are worthy of watching and following.
When I go camping in my RV I typically use my smartphone’s data plan to stream content (without wifi) to the TV in my RV using a device called “Screenbeam Mini 2“. You can read my recent review on the Screenbeam Mini 2 HERE. It is an awesome device that can be purchased HERE…
For that real TV experience, I use two totally FREE online TV services that I want to share with you. One of the services I am sure you may have heard of, but the second was something that was totally new to me. No, you won’t find all the top channels you typically watch, but the content from both of these services will keep you entertained: both cover a wide range of topics (channels): both are optimized for streaming: and, both are available as mobile apps. I am also seeing where both of the services are actually being bundled and included with some of the newer TV’s.
Ok, now for the grand finale and time to reveal both of these services. I hope you enjoy them…
Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 100+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV is a top free app and available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices.
XUMO is your destination for free LIVE and on-demand streaming entertainment. With over 160 different channels to choose from, you won’t get bored. Tune in for newly launched music channels, breaking news, epic fails, stand up comedy, sports, news coverage, and more. Select channels as “Favorite” for an experience tailored to you. Share the latest from the guys at Funny or Die, gather ’round for this week’s Movie of the Week from our collection of FREE Movies, catch-up on full length seasons of TV shows like Roseanne, Hell’s Kitchen, Unsolved Mysteries, and more, or witness history being made during LIVE tournaments from the 2019 PGA TOUR Season. Stay up to date, but most of all, stay entertained with XUMO.
In 2020, Windows 10 is getting a new feature that will allow users where they can download their operating systems from the cloud and increase the speed of a recovery process. This new cloud recovery or cloud reinstall feature is going to be very useful for Windows 10 users and will make the life of the user with the high-speed internet connection super simple.
Frndly TV, the family friendly, live and on-demand streaming service, officially launched today. Frndly had a soft launch a few weeks ago but today they are officially launching as a new live TV streaming service. Subscriptions to Frndly TV, starting at $5.99, offer live and on-demand content, a linear TV guide, unlimited DVR storage, and more.
Here at “What’s On My PC”, I was on the hunt for an online countdown timer that I could use when I am exercising. I found many online and ended up liking one included in an online clock utility called “vClock”.
vClock is a mix of clock utilities; consisting of an alarm clock, countdown timer, stopwatch and world clock. What I liked about vClock is that there is a night mode; it is customizable (colors, fonts, configurable time/date elements, full screen option); and, the interface is not saturated with a lot of ads.
While we are talking about clocks,
check out this techie clock at Amazon…
If you use Microsoft’s OneDrive, did you know there is a personal vault (protected area) in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files? I totally forgot about the newly added “personal vault” and happened across it while browsing my OneDrive files. It was at this point I needed to know the basics in setting up my “personal vault”.
Here is what you need to do:
Personal Vault is a special folder in your OneDrive that’s protected by an extra layer of security. You’ll need to set it up separately on each device where you want to use it.
If you don’t see the message or you dismissed it, browse to your OneDrive and select the Personal Vault folder.
If you’re using text or email, you’ll need to find the text or email message and type in the code that you were sent.
Click the source link below to learn more about uploading files to your personal vault; moving files to your personal vault; and/or, unlocking or locking your personal vault…
A Free Online Calculator, Quick and Easy, and Full Screen!
This is a great online web alternative to Photoshop or Gimp… If you own a Chromebook, Photopea may be the image editor you are looking for.
Photopea is an advanced image editor, which can work with both raster and vector graphics. You can use it for simple tasks, such as resizing images, as well as complex tasks, such as designing webpages, creating illustrations, processing photographs and more.
Open and edit PSD, XCF, Sketch (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch) or any other image files. Inspect PSD and Sketch files. Convert Sketch to PSD. Apply photo effects and filters. A perfect alternative to Photoshop or Gimp.
Source: Photopea | Online Photo Editor
FRVR Klondike Solitaire is the BEST online solitaire that you will find that you can play directly in your web browser (on your computer, tablet or smartphone).
A true to the original remake of the classical Klondike Solitaire game everyone knows and loves. The game features vibrant graphics, smooth animations, a jumping card ending, and works great on any Computer, Tablet or Phone — well pretty much anywhere. Even better, there is no need to install anything, the game works right in your browser!
Free online tools for every situation, work with text (reverse, convert to uppercase or lowercase), images (invert, resize, crop), lists (sort in alphabetical order, random sort), numbers (generate sequences, sort) and more.
Source: PineTools – Free online tools
I recently received notice from Amazon offering a $15 credit toward my Prime Account if I installed their photo app on my phone. After reading the article reflected below, I am seriously considering it.
This is a great article about the various cloud-based photo storage sites. The author, in this case, opted to go with Amazon Photos (through Amazon Prime) which gives you unlimited storage; plus, all photos are uploaded at their original resolution and size.
I’ve talked about how important it is to maintain your most important pictures in cloud-based photo albums that you can access from anywhere, including your smartphone. These are the photos that reflect back on your life’s big moments… not necessarily the best few pics from your recent family vacation.
(Your smartphone’s local photo app and your index finger can handle that.)
If you sit down for a few minutes and think about which groups of pictures you’ll always want available at a moment’s notice, you’ll probably come up a short list of categories.
I decided to create this group of cloud photo albums that I can also share with my wife:
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I currently have this installed on my smartphone (Android) and just noticed Haystack TV is on the web, as well. Haystack TV basically will autorun through current online videos on topics of your interest. Haystack TV is your personal headline news channel.
Haystack TV is the perfect app for news junkies. Watch breaking, world and local news in a headline news channel personalized for you. Haystack TV will learn about your interests in order to surface the news that matters to you! Watch it on your phone, tablet or TV.
Recently, I have been intensely exploring FREE online TV and Movie options that don’t cost one penny. I am sure you have heard of Roku, the very reputable online TV and Movie Service that is often included in many of today’s Smart TVs. As a matter of fact, one of my very first devices to connect to a TV to receive online content was a Roku and I can tell you that was many years back when the first Roku came out.
During my exploration for FREE online services I came across that Roku recently opened a FREE side to their service, called “The Roku Channel” and let me tell you, it is worth taking a looking at. Simply click on the source link at the end of this post to get started. There is no obligation to buy anything. Once signed up you will have access to some online TV content and movies that they have selected. For example, there is ABC News, Weather Nation, USAToday, TMZ; to name only a few… To further enhance your FREE Roku Channel, get the Roku Mobile App and you can watch your channels and movies on the go. Continue reading “Quick Tip: How To Watch FREE Channels and Movies On Roku”
Free online video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter. No download or account required.
Convenience – No software to download. Just select your file, pick a format to convert to and away you go.
Speed – Aim to complete all our conversions in under 10 minutes.
Formats – Support 1200+ file formats, more than any other converter.
Experience – Have been successfully converting files since 2006 with millions of happy customers.
Support – Got a file you can’t convert? Just email Zamar and they will ask their dedicated engineers to take a look for you.
Unlike a lot of other screen recording tools that require a download, the screen recorder works directly in your browser. All you have to do to record is to launch the site and press the record button.
If you use an RSS reader, and like reading comics, then this is the site for you! A very wide selection of popular comic feeds to choose from that can be plugged into any RSS Reader where you can get your daily dose of humor and perspectives on life.
Source: Comics RSS
If you enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles, you need to check out “Jigsaw Explorer” (that runs in your web browser). What I found is that once you load a puzzle, select the number of pieces you want; then, go to full screen (to eliminate the ads loading). You can also upload your own images and what I discovered by doing that is that you can rotate the pieces by using the wheel on your mouse. To lift and move a piece, simply click on the piece using your mouse. You can even create puzzles and send/share them with others. Really nice online jigsaw app. Great app for Chromebooks, as well.
Jigsaw Explorer – Premium online jigsaw puzzles.
If you love playing chess, here is an online 3D chess game (called SparkChess), where you can play against the computer.
Play, learn and have fun with the most advanced free online chess game. Improve your skills with various AI opponents or challenge your friends in multiplayer!
BeFunky is a FREE online graphic designer, photo editor and collage maker that continues to improve. The good here is that you can use this without installing software on your computer and end up with a really great creation. I have used all the elements (designer, photo editor, collage maker) in BeFunky and will tell you that you will not be disappointed. I suggest you spend some time with BeFunky and learn about each of the elements and make it your “go to” online editor.
BeFunky Photo Editor lets you apply photo effects, edit photos and create photo collages with collage maker. Online Photo editing and creating collages has never been easier.
The tax deadline is approaching; and, if you have procrastinated and have not filed your taxes yet, you may want to take a look at Bob Rankin’s rundown of the options available online to file your taxes, often for free (with such services as Turbotax, TaxAct, H&R Block, and FreeTaxUSA)
Be sure to read more on this at
Free Tax Filing Options for 2019 – It’s tax time, but the good news is: about 70% of U.S. taxpayers can get free tax preparation and e-filing this year. The bad news is: you have to pick your online tax service very carefully. Here’s what you need to know…
Source: Free Tax Filing Options for 2019
If you are into Wikipedia, you may want to take a look at Wikiwand. Very nice, interesting and modernized interface that makes reading Wikipedia articles a more pleasant experience to read. Wikiwand is available on many platforms (web and mobile). I currently have bookmarked their Start-News page in my web browser that enables me to jump to their web interface.
Wikiwand is the world’s leading Wikipedia reader for web and mobile.
Here is a site that may be helpful (to add to your tech toolbox) that is specifically designed to print a test page (when troubleshooting a printer).
Print a test page online. This is a page for testing printers by the use of A4 Printer test pages. Simple and one-click printer testing
Play a classic singleplayer card game Solitaire (Klondike) online for free. Simple gameplay, excellent graphics and unlimited undos!
Anyone that uses any of the online web-based Google Products, such as Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides most likely have overlooked Google’s version of their drawing and graphics editor (called Google Drawings). I currently use Google Drawings to typically make graphic postings on my blog and other social media sites such as Facebook. To give you some good insight into Google Drawings I came across the tutorial below to help you get started. Some points I do want to make is that Google Drawings is very easy to learn and use; that you can do some pretty neat graphics related tasks such as creating logos, signs, backgrounds, etc.; and, it integrates well with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
Source: Google Drawings
Just experienced a situation where someone sent me a Microsoft Publisher file as an email attachment. Guess what, most people, including myself, do not have Publisher installed and when using my Chromebook there is no conversion option available. To remedy this issue, I went to a website called “Convert Publisher to PDF” and within minutes, after uploading the publisher file and downloading the converted pdf file, I could see the contents of the file. Also appears you can save the converted file to Google Drive, Box, and OneDrive.
Pub to PDF converter online without email. Access files from Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive. Convert Publisher to PDF. 100% free. No software installation.
(start.me) is, by far, my favorite homepage browser app. It is the first thing I see when I load my browser on my computer.
I am big into customization and “start.me” has numerous options available to make your homepage shine the way you want it to (with various widgets, page backgrounds, etc…) Not only that, it is a modern-day bookmark manager with browser extensions, that gives you the power to save your bookmarks on the fly. Also, there is a mobile app available that you can load on your phone so that you can take your bookmarks with you.
If interested, the source link below will help get you started; plus, take a minute to watch the video.
We spend a lot of time on the Internet. We browse the web to discover. Or we search for something specific, like a delicious recipe or a motivational article. start.me’s bookmark manager lets you easily save and organize all of your favorite webpages on a customizable dashboard. Using start.me, you’ll spend less time digging for links and more time browsing them.
Source: What is start.me? – start.me
I love this calculator for its’ simplicity and that it is right at hand, as a browser extension. You can also access this calculator via the source link below and to learn more on how to install the calculator as a browser extension.
A simple calculator for basic arithmetic. This is a free tool available as an offline-enabled web/mobile application, Chrome extension, Firefox Add-on, and Microsoft Edge Extension.
Source: Basic Arithmetic Calculator
A pie chart is a circular statistical graphic which is used to represent composition. It illustrates the numerical proportion of constituents. Pie charts are used in business, media, sales, marketing, and other sectors.
I am currently looking at Google Play Music and Spotify as an online music service subscription… So which one is the best?
Spotify is one of the most popular music services on the market today, but is it more deserving of your money than Google Play Music? Depending on your musical habits, the answer may be easier than you think.
This is a cool website where you can mix ambient sounds together to wash away distraction and help you focus or relax
Source: A Soft Murmur
Nice web site, with animation, that will show you how to tie specific knots…
This website provides clear animations showing how to tie the knots most frequently needed in fishing, boating, climbing, scouting, surgery, search and rescue, splicing, household activities, decorative knot tying, and rope care.
I really like this online radio service (called myTuner) and especially like when you find and select a station it will pop out into its’ own small window (which allows you to listen while you surf). This app is available for many platforms and in my case; works on my Chromebook, Windows computers, and my Android devices as a dedicated app (smartphones and tablets).
Listen to your favorite radio stations and more than 50000 online radio stations for free on mytuner-radio.com. Easy to use internet radio.
You will love this virtual note board app, called “Note Board” that will help you remember tasks, write sticky notes, save web content, post pictures, etc… “Note Board” allows you to save content you come across with the Chrome or Firefox browser extensions; AND, is available as an Android or iOS app.
Organize notes: move your sticky notes to the board you want and drag the bottom right corner to resize.
Multiple boards: organize notes in boards, use textures to change the look of the board, move notes between boards.
Publish boards: when board’s visibility is set to public, it is viewable by anyone, but nobody will be able to change the contents of the board except yourself. Visit the gallery to see examples.
Share boards: share boards with friends and let them have writing access rights or read-only.
Save web content: if you install the Chrome or Firefox extension right click the website you are viewing to store a note, a selection of text, an image, a link or the URL of the page.
Source: Note Board App
From what I can see, this logo maker is totally FREE!
Simply go to the homepage of Hatchful and then start creating your logo by clicking on the “Get Started” button from the top right corner. Next, it will ask you to choose a business to show you the relevant templates.
A FREE online image editor that you may want to take a look at (especially, if you are a Chromebook user)…
Open and edit PSD, XCF, Sketch (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch) or any other image files. Inspect PSD and Sketch files. Convert Sketch to PSD. Apply photo effects and filters. A perfect alternative to Photoshop or Gimp.
Source: Photopea | Online Image Editor
All round “best” online PDF service you will find. PDFConvertFree is an easy-to-use online tool that gives you multiple options to manage PDF docmuents. It comes with excellent features that everyone may use.
For exam;le you can use it to Merge PDF, Split PDF, Convert PDF to Image/Word/Excel/PPTX/TXT/EPUB/SVG. You can create PDF from Word/Image/EPUB/Latex. You can also compress PDF, rotate PDF, grayscale PDF and protect PDF.
PDFConvertFree is 100% Free. No Sign Up. No Email Address. No Ads.
You can discover more about PDFConvertFree by following the source link below.
Interesting way to email files directly to your Google Drive, Egnyte, Dropbox or OneDrive account by using an online service called “Email It In”… Follow the link below to learn more.
Baseball fans and Google Chrome Browser fans, check out the browser extension, “MLB Baseball Tracker” at the Chrome Web Store. I am an Orioles fan and this a great extension to keep track of your favorite MLB baseball team with real-time score and play information. Hover your mouse pointer over the toolbar icon to get current team and game status.
Take a look at the online logo maker called DesignEvo. Great way to make logos for letterhead, your company, blog, etc…; featuring over 4000 templates. Very easy to use…
Below is a sample logo I made for the blog in a matter of minutes… https://www.designevo.com/
When bad weather is heading my way, my “go to” radar image map is the MSN full screen radar map (see source link below). I like that it not only shows the weather in motion and is zoomable; but, the main selling point with me is that there are no ads. I typically use this map to plug into other apps that I use, as well.
Source: Maps – MSN Weather
There are numerous online graphic design editors out there. It is just the matter of finding them. This is where the site “I Love Free Software” comes into play in finding the gems. They recently posted and reviewed “5 Online Postcard Maker Websites” for you to try and my favorite on their list is Crello. With Crello you can create a whole lot more than just postcards with their free templates to make stunning visuals. For example, they have a template for Facebook posts that I use to make my posts look original.
Here are 5 free online postcard maker websites. With these websites, you can make beautiful postcards in a matter of minutes and print or download them for free.
The United States Postal Service has a service available to you that allows you to digitally preview your mail and manage your packages that are scheduled to arrive soon! Informed Delivery allows you to view greyscale (scanned) images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces and track packages in one convenient location.
For example, I used “Informed Delivery” to see what was is in my mailbox before I go to my mailbox. Sort of scary in a way; but, is a good way to make sure you have received important mail.
To see if “Informed Delivery” is available in your area – CLICK HERE – and then enter your zip code. You will also be required to setup an account with the USPS…
Source: Informed Delivery
Elastic, minimal, mobile-first and read-only Reddit web-app client. If you are a follower of Reddit, then you know how “not user friendly” their web page is. This web-app client, called Reeddit, solves the ugliness by cleaning up the interface to only show you the most important information from the posts and comments. Basically, in a nutshell, it is a “read-only” application that does not allow voting, points or commenting. In my case, when it comes to Reddit, I am not into that anyway; however, Reddit is one of those popular sites where you are liable to see, read and learn anything. From what I researched, Reedit is an open-sourced application (on GitHub).
If you do not know what Reddit is: Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members. [source: Wikipedia]
PicMonkey, a popular online photo editor, will no longer rely on Adobe’s dying browser plug-in. An overhaul is in the works to dump the Flash Technology and to also turn the photo editing tool into a design tool, as well. You can signup to get on the list for the beta version HERE …