This Gmail Phishing Attack Is Even Fooling The Tech-Savvy 

January 19, 2017

This Gmail Phishing attack (see source link below) has been making tech news and is very important that you are made aware. It has been known by Google since March of 2016. This deceptive sneaky attack is currently only targeting Gmail accounts. The cybercriminals trick you into giving away your Google or Gmail Login Credentials. It is even fooling those who are tech-savvy and very familiar with phishing schemes.

Once an account has been compromised, the attackers immediately access it and start targeting the victim’s contacts.

 

Gmail phishing attack: cybercriminals use cleverly designed URLs and they immediately access the hacked accounts

Source: Phished Gmail Accounts Immediately Accessed by Hackers | SecurityWeek.Com


Addictive Tips | Turn Your PC Into A Chromecast Receiver

January 14, 2017

If you are a “Teacher” and familiar with “Chromecast”, this article may be for you… Make sure you visit the source link below to learn “how to” turn your PC into a Chromecast receiver by simply installing a Google Chrome App.

Chromecast is a very affordable way to turn a normal TV into a smart TV. The $30 device lets you get more use out of a monitor and a television set without needing a cable set-top box. Just imagine…

Source: How To Turn Your PC Into A Chromecast Receiver


Lifewire | A Slacker Radio Review

January 13, 2017

Looking to relax this weekend? If so, give Slacker Radio a try. Full review at source link reflected below…

slacker-radio

Slacker Radio is an online music service that you can use to listen to hundreds of compiled radio stations, or even create your own customized ones. With support for social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, you can also share your radio stations with friends and find out what they are listening to. Even though Slacker is essentially a subscription service, it offers a free basic account so that you can test drive its features before committing financially. To find out more, read this full Slacker Radio review to discover how it measures up to other Internet radio services like Pandora, Spotify, and others.

Source: Slacker Radio Review


Handy Graphic That Illustrates All The Known Gmail Search Operators

January 10, 2017

Gmail is no exception when it comes to the plethora of search operators that it supports to assist you with finding that elusive email that literally can be buried in thousands and thousands of emails. Below you will find a handy graphic that I want to share with you that illustrates all the known search operators. I received this graphic in my government work email account and thought I would share it with you here on the blog.

A search operator (sometimes referred to as a search parameter) is a character or string of characters used in a search engine query to narrow the focus of the search. [source: Whatis.com].

To apply one of the search operators, you simply enter the search operator parameter (or command) in the Gmail search box for whatever it is you need to track or narrow down. For example, let’s say I wanted to find all unread emails in my account. I would simply enter in the search box, is:unread from the list below and like magic, all unread emails will instantly appear.

 

 


NEW – Tech News Page (updated daily)

January 4, 2017

Yesterday I revamped the Downloads page and today I revamped the Tech News page. The page consists of news feeds from numerous reputable commercial information technology sites that many of us are familiar with. These feeds update on a daily basis. If you hover your mouse pointer over a news story, a floating description of the story will appear. Beware, the feed list is very, very long… I personally plan to use this page to conveniently perform a “fast read” of the tech news that is currently out there…

 

 


A “FastKey” Launcher For Android

January 3, 2017

Thought I would throw this out there for you Android users.  It is called “FastKey” and it is a launcher for your phone or tablet. I installed this and was super impressed on how fast it was; however, I wish it had an option where I could solely use it as an app (and not so much as a default launcher).  Anyhow, this launcher keeps a keyboard on your screen and when you need to find something, such as an app, contact, etc…, this launcher is right on top of it.

Source: Google Play Store (FastKey Launcher)


Are these people nuts?

December 7, 2016

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Folks, the tech industry is talking about upcoming “improvements” to Windows 10. Which of course is an indicator of the evolution of our devices.. and what the big brains at the billion dollar companies think we want..

* Windows 10: Ten missing and highly anticipated features due in 2017

A look at the most significant changes due to hit Microsoft’s evolving OS in the coming year.Read more..

Okay.. I don’t want ANY of that. Do you? (Are you ‘eagerly anticipating’?) Would you even call these ‘improvements’?

The only one I think worthy of mention is for a browser I’ll never use.

I’m going to replace my desktop with a phone..? I guess marijuana is legal in the State of Washington? Cuz they gotta be high.

… It’s like they spend so much time in their labs, they have a complete disconnect with human psychology.. The numbers telling…

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Where do you land on this computer literacy chart?

December 7, 2016

I always hear how smart or literate our kids are when it comes to computers. This is true to a certain degree, but what I have found is that they have no fear when it comes to computers; not so much that they are any more literate about computers than any other generation. I have found that most folks are pretty much on the same level when it comes to computer literacy.

Lifehacker has posted an article (and chart) that will validate what I am talking about. Take a look at the chart and it may make you feel a little better, in comparison to others, when it comes to computer literacy skills.

Source: This Chart Shows How Computer Literate Most People Are


Check Out Top 100 Tech Products Of 2016: The Full List | ComputerShopper.com

November 29, 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: Check out our directory of all 100 winners at the Computer Shopper (source link below)…

Source: Top 100 Tech Products Of 2016: The Full List – ComputerShopper.com


Remove Adware, PUPs, Toolbars, and Crapware With This Tool | The Windows Club

November 26, 2016

Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Tool is a portable tool that removes all traces of Adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs, Toolbars, Crapware from Windows PC.  This tool is a portable app (just download and run).  Read more about how to use this tool (see source link below).

Source: Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Tool removes Adware and PUPs


NEW Promising Battery Technology

November 23, 2016

Read more (see source link below) about a promising new battery technology that would allow you to charge your smartphone in only a few seconds; would last a week between charges; and can be recharged more that 30,000 times without degrading.

Source: New battery technology could charge your smartphone in just a few seconds – Android Authority


TCAT Shelbyville: Goodbye CMD prompt – and update your PowerShell help

November 22, 2016

This is a “Need To Know” article:

Powershell is becoming the new default command line.  It’s more powerfull and computers and operating systems always change. Before you get started, you may want to update it.  Right click yo…

Source: Goodbye CMD prompt – and update your PowerShell help


FastStone Image Viewer – The Only Image Utility You Will Ever Need

August 28, 2016

If you are wanting something that is better than the viewer built into the Windows operating system, I encourage you to take a look at the FREE FastStone Image Viewer. This software utility is specifically developed to manage and manipulate images.  I have been using it for years and there has been no turning back. Recently, FastStone Image Viewer received an upgrade that gives you the ability to run two image viewers at the same time; drag and drop images between them; and, compare images from different folders side by side. This is only one of the many features of FastStone Image Viewer. Can’t say enough about this software…

FastStone Image Viewer

 


The top 100 Android apps

August 17, 2016

PC Magazine has always done great with these “Best of the Best” lists… Thanks to Tech Paul for sharing this….

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Folks, PC Magazine has published its “Best of” review for Android apps. Click the link, then choose a category (I suspect many of you will check out the “Games” category.. )

* The 100 Best Android Apps

Whether you’ve got a brand-new Galaxy Note 7 or an older Android phone or tablet you just want to spruce up, these are the apps that matter.Read more..

Today’s quote:Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~ Harvey Fierstein

… that’s a nice one. But, it’s the nail that sticks up which gets hammered down… So I would (try to) choose my battles wisely.

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Download the Windows 10 Anniversary tool here

August 4, 2016

Thanks to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Shelbyville for sharing this… I need to alert my friends of this anniversary update so that they are not standing back scratching their heads and mumbling under their breath…

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Want the Anniversary update to Windows 10?  Updates not showing it ready?  Follow the link below and click the Download Button.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history

Make sure you go back and clean the Windows.old folder.  Use the disk cleanup tool under This-PC.   Simply right click your HDD, and select properties.   Then click disk cleanup.  Double check for previous versions of Windows.

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