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

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 –

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.

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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Google gives you a portal to check your activity

July 26, 2016

And who says Google doesn’t profile us… Nice find!

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Want to know what you’ve searched for?  Videos you’ve viewed?  Go over and sign in to My Activity at Google.

If your privacy settings are turned on to monitor your privacy, you’ll see this –

No ActivityWhile you’re messing with Google, uninstall Google Earth and download Google Earth Pro for free.  Use your email address and the code “GEPFREE”.

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Wise Folder Hider @ File Forum

July 26, 2016

Wise Folder Hider 3.37 – This software app has been around for awhile that works in hiding files and folders on your PC.

Geek Uninstaller

July 10, 2016

Geek Uninstaller is a great uninstaller for Windows. I encourage to visit TTCShelbyville to learn more about this FREE utility…

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Want to uninstall programs or Windows Apps and make sure the ‘remains’ of the program/app is removed also?

Geek Uninstaller is a portable program that can be download from .

Once you download Geek Uninstaller, unzip the file and double click on the program.


The program list will appear.

programs list

Right click provides the following options –

  • Uninstall (also removes from registry)
  • Force Removal (in the event the program cannot be removed
  • Remove Entry (only removes from your installed programs list)
  • Registry Entry (See what registry entries the program has)
  • Installation Folder (What folders is the program in)
  • Program Website
  • Google for the program

Right click

The view option changes the view to the Windows Applications installed.

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Maybe We Shouldn’t Allow Everyone To Have Access To Technology

July 9, 2016

If you are an IT Professional you may be able to relate to the fact that maybe we shouldn’t allow everyone to have access to technology. For example, when I was doing IT,  I had a user that broke one of my cardinal rules of eating at her computer workstation. It eventually caught up with her one day when her printer began to malfunction and ceased operating. Upon responding and troubleshooting the problem I found that a fat well fed mouse, not a computer mouse, had taken up residence (built a nest) inside her printer.

I can remember another occasion where a user’s eyesight had gotten really bad and she requested that I purchase her a screen magnifier. Being the “make everyone happy” type of IT person, I complied, purchased and installed the magnifier. Since her office was near a window I warned her to position the magnifier away from the window and the sun when not in use. The user failed to heed my advice and one day when I visited her workstation she pointed to a burnt hole in her desk chair. 

You can’t make this stuff up… To see some really horrifying situations, I encourage you to read the article (at Mashable) titled 18 photos that will make your IT person want to cry.  If you have a story to tell, fire away in the comments section.

 18 photos that will make your IT person want to cry

(my favorite)


Shift + Esc To Launch The Google Chrome Task Manager

May 30, 2016

You may have not known (if you are a Google Chrome Browser fan); there is a task manager built into Chrome, much like the task manager in Windows. The Chrome task manager is quite useful to determine what processes (i.e. tabs, extensions, plugins, etc.) are consuming the most memory and CPU cycles. This can be quite helpful when you suspect that there is an errant application or process running that is causing Chrome to misbehave.

After you launch Chrome, you can get to the task manager by hitting the “Shift + Esc” keys (in combo) on your keyboard. You can also get to the task manager by clicking on the Chrome menu hamburger at the top right corner of the browser; then go to “More Tools”, then click on “Task Manager”.

TIPS: You can also right mouse click within the Task Manager Window to toggle on/off other options that may be helpful when performing your troubleshooting; AND, if you look closely (bottom left corner of the task manager) you will see a hot link to “Stats for nerds”. If you google Chrome Task Manager you will find tons of information on how to use this tool to solve specific browser issues.

Chrome Task Manager

When You Can’t Get Malwarebytes Installed Due To An Infection

May 23, 2016

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware; I can’t say enough about this software. Did you know that the cyber criminals who live on the underbelly of the internet have engineered malware infections to block the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware so that you can’t eradicate the infection?

There is a solution to this issue and it is Malwarebytes Chameleon. What Chameleon does is get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed and running when blocked by malicious programs.

Malwarebytes Chameleon

  • Download Chameleon from the link above. Unzip the contents to a folder in a convenient location.
  • Follow the instructions in the included CHM Help File or, if the help file will not open, simply try to run the files by double-clicking on them one by one until one of them remains open, then follow the onscreen instructions

NEW Android Updates For Evernote That You Will Like

May 5, 2016

A new Android update for Evernote features a redesigned Evernote camera that makes capturing, managing and archiving scanned documents smoother and better than ever before.

When you take a picture of a document in automatic mode, Evernote’s in-app camera detects the document’s size and type and calibrates to take the best snap possible. Evernote then processes the image, crops it, and adjusts the contrast for a clear and crisp digital rendering. You don’t need to do anything else—just point the camera and let the app do all the work.

Evernote Logo

But wait, there is more! CLICK HERE to visit the Evernote blog to learn more about  the new document scanning feature and the other neat updates.

Get Windows 7 Classic Games On Windows 10

May 5, 2016

If you are using Windows 10 and suffering from depression, as a result of missing your Windows 7 Classic Games, there is a solution. Go to and download the ZIP archive that contains those classic games that you so much miss (such as Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Minesweeper, FreeCell, Hearts, Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans, Purble Place, Internet Spades, Internet Checkers, and Internet Backgammon)…  Unzip the archive, run the setup and voila’ your depression will soon be gone!  Enjoy…

Windows 7 Games for Windows 10 anniversary update