Today at What’s On My PC – Google is retiring “cloud print” in 2020

November 22, 2019


Today’s Thoughts From Rick (Google is retiring “cloud print” in 2020): 

Do you use Google’s “Cloud Print” service that allows you to print a document to your printer from anywhere on the internet from any device?  I do; AND, get this, Google is dumping the widely used service at the end of 2020. Google announced that Cloud Print has been in beta since 2010 and it will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2020. They are recommending that users migrate to other options. Maybe it is time for “Cloud Print” to go away; but, Google has a running history of dumping services they create and this announcement just added to my “do not trust Google list”.


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Qualcomm (QCOM) President Cristiano Amon claimed that the successor to the present-time 4G LTE wireless connectivity (known as “5G”) is about to be up and running in all major areas by 2020; T-Mobile said Thursday that hackers gained access to the personal information of some prepaid wireless customers, including their names, phone numbers, and account information; AND, Microsoft is touting Application Guard as a defense against Office 365 macro viruses; but, will it truly prevent viruses in Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents?


Today’s Software Pick:

TreeSize Free – Tells you where precious disk space has gone. Use the treemap to keep an eye on your disk space. Besides German and English, TreeSize Free can be installed in Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.

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Today’s Android Pick:

EAS (Easy App Switcher) – A “What’s On My PC” top choice. This app allows you to switch to last, recent and favorite apps easily.

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Today’s “How To” Pick:

How Do I Reformat and Reinstall Windows?
by Leo A. Notenboom

Reformatting a machine and reinstalling everything to start over is typically a five-step process.

  1. Back Up

    Take an image of the existing machine, if possible. This saves all current content in case you want it later.

  2. Reformat the hard disk

    While “reformatting” refers to a specific operation, in this situation, it refers to any technique used to erase or overwrite everything on the hard disk.

  3. Reinstall Windows from scratch

    This typically means booting from a Windows setup disk and letting the setup program do its thing.

  4. Reinstall applications

    Windows on its own isn’t enough; you’ll want to reinstall additional software. We won’t cover that step here, since it varies dramatically depending on what applications you use.

  5. Recover your data

    You can do this either from the backup image we started with in Step 1, or from other sources, depending on how you organize your data.


Today’s Amazon Deal (don’t know how long this deal will last):

Get the Amazon Fire HD 10 (10.1″ 1080p full HD display, 32 GB) at $50 off the regular price. These are great tablets for the price…

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USB condoms are being promoted as protection against hackers…

There are two different types but neither are necessary to protect your smartphone. Our global roaming boss suggests alternatives to protect against dangerous public USB sockets.

Security researchers have discovered that it’s possible to hack into a smartphone via hacked USB power socket, especially in public places like airports and hotels. The USB cable connection can not only carry power but also a virus…. Continue Reading @ Office Watch

After reading the article at “Office Watch” I went to Amazon to see if USB Condoms are available. Guess what?  They are…

USB Defender | Data Blocker | Blocks Unwanted Data Transfers | Protects Smartphone & Tablets From Public Charging Stations | Hack Proof, 100% Guaranteed

 

Today at What’s On My PC – “Following The News”

November 21, 2019


Today’s Thoughts From Rick (Following The News): 

As I have gotten older I have become more focused on politics and the news. I observed the same thing occur with my Parents and Grandparents. Today, unlike their generation, we can get the news from a buffet of news sources from around the world. One thing I highly recommend to people is to get the news from multiple sources and do not focus on any single news source. In my case, I use two software tools to do this and both are FREE. The first tool is an RSS reader, which is web-based, called Feedreader. This application has been around for a long time, has no limits on the number of feeds you add, and is very simplistic in nature. The second tool is an app for your smartphone, called Smartnews, that can be acquired from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Both of these tools allow you to quickly pull in news, as well as many other topics, from multiple sources.


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

A FREE tool that can help you escape from the bloated TV bundles; An unknown user had found a setting in the beta of Samsung’s One UI 2.0 that lets users choose between 60Hz, 120Hz (refresh rates), or automatically switch between the two; AND, Google Assistant can now help you buy movie tickets in Chrome…


Today’s Software Pick:

Opera Web Browser Portable – A free web browser that is a fast, safe and secure web browser. Opera lets you quickly pick up browsing where you left off, across all of your devices. Just sign in to your Opera account to sync browsing data – bookmarks, open tabs, passwords and typed history. [License: Freeware | Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 | Size: 57.4 MB ]


Today’s Android Pick:

Fast Finder – An app that is designed to find about anything on your phone, as well as, on the internet.

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Today’s “How To” Pick:

How to install/uninstall add-ons in Google Docs – Each add-on also has its very own product page so if you happen to have a link to it, you can get the add-on from there. Installing a Google Docs add-on is simple; you click the ‘Free’ button if the add-on is free, or you buy it. Once you do that, it will install. The add-on will need certain permissions to work, and it will ask you to sign in with your Google account.


Today’s Amazon Deal (don’t know how long this deal will last):

Amazon has the HP DeskJet 2622 All-in-One Printer (with Wireless Printing) on sale for $20 with free shipping on $25+ or with Prime.


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Today at What’s On My PC – RVing In Fringe Cell Reception Areas

November 20, 2019


Today’s Thoughts From Rick (RVing In Fringe Cell Reception Areas):

I just got back from camping in my RV where cell phone reception is (was) near non-existent. If you notice, I used the term “was”. Approximately 1 1/2 years ago I purchased a 3G/4G cell phone booster from Amazon (SolidRF SOHO4G Cell Phone Signal Booster). This particular booster has worked well for me by boosting that near “non-existent” signal to the point that I can easily make phone calls, browse the internet, and stream data (i.e. online TV, Youtube, etc…). Without getting into great detail, if you are in an area where there is a weak signal, these boosters will work. In my case, the signal was so weak, I could not make any calls (no bars); however, occasionally I would briefly get intermittent weak signals. Just make sure you do your homework and make sure the booster you buy is compatible with your cell phone service provider. SolidRF is a good choice, as well as weBoost.

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

How hackers hijacked Android phone cameras without anyone knowing; Many cord cutters are choosing antennas to watch OTA TV for free; AND, The AI-powered feature that currently tries to complete phrases and sentences for you in Gmail, is also coming to G Suite’s Google Docs soon.


Today’s Software Pick(s):

PicPick – A full-featured screen capture tool, Intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more.

TeamViewer – Remotely access, manage, and support computers, mobile devices, network machines, and more — from anywhere, anytime.


Today’s Android Pick(s):

Nova Launcher – A powerful, customizable, and versatile home screen replacement. Nova brings advanced features to enhance your home screens, but still remains a great, user-friendly choice for everyone. Whether you want to completely overhaul your home screens or are looking for a cleaner, faster home launcher, Nova is the answer.

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Today’s “How To” Pick:

How To Turn On Tab Freeze To Reduce Chrome Memory Usage – If you are one of those users who keep open dozens of tabs in Chrome, you will be happy to know that there is a new feature introduced in Chrome to reduce memory usage when have you have multiple inactive tabs.

The new tab freezing feature in Chrome, when enabled, automatically freezes open tabs (open webpages) that are inactive for 5 minutes.

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Today’s Amazon Deal(s):

Lenovo 100E Chromebook 2ND Gen Laptop

OneSpace Basics TV Stand with Steel Frame and Tempered Glass (Silver/ Black)


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Today at What’s On My PC – Using A Dedicated Gmail Account for Note-Keeping

November 18, 2019


Today’s Thoughts From Rick (Using A Dedicated Gmail Account for Note-Keeping):

The past several days I have been exploring the various note keeping applications and thought I had settled on Microsoft OneNote; then, the light bulb went off. Back in August, I had posted an article I had composed titled, “Quick Tip: How To Turn A Gmail Account Into A Powerful Note-Taking And Note-Keeping App“. Folks, what I posted in that article about using a separate Gmail account (from your normal email account) as a note-keeping and note-taking app really does work. The key is to use this separate account for note and document storage only; not for email. The most important thing in doing this is to use the tagging feature in Gmail to categorize your notes. You can let your imagination fly by using all the powerful features associated with Gmail (especially the search function). In the end, I created a cross-platform note-keeping and note-taking app that works hand in hand with all the Google services, with 15GB of storage; ALL, for FREE.  I even prettied up my creation with a theme (that is already built into the Gmail platform). The real beauty is that I can send anything to this Gmail note-keeping account from my phone, my browser and from my main email.

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Using 5G VR Technologies, a connected ambulance could allow doctors to diagnose patients remotely and speed up treatment; People are complacent when it comes to data breaches despite high profile data breaches in 2019 where 33 percent of respondents have been a victim of fraud or identity theft; AND, here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to  Windows 10 version 2003 (20H1), May 2020 Update…


Today’s Software Pick(s):

NirLauncher – a package of more than 200 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed for NirSoft Web site during the last few years.

Speccy – a FREE software app that answers the question, what’s inside your computer?


Today’s Android Pick(s):

HiPER Scientific Calculator – a popular calculator with more than 16 million downloads and 100,000 five-star ratings. The calculator has up to 100 digits of significand and 9 digits of exponent. It detects repeating decimals and numbers can be also entered as fractions or converted to fractions.

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Today’s “How To” Pick:

How Can My ISP Tell I’m Using BitTorrent? – Many people have reported getting notices from their internet service providers after downloading files using torrents. How does your ISP know? It’s all in how BitTorrent works. BitTorrent is a lot less anonymous than it might seem at a glance.

Blue Network of Connected Lines


Today’s Amazon Deal(s):

Save nearly 1/2 on these Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling Extra Bass Headphones

 

Take advantage of the 5% coupon saving on the Pet Gear Travel Lite Ramp with supertraX Surface for Maximum Traction

Pet Gear Travel Lite Ramp with supertraX Surface for Maximum Traction, 4 Models to Choose from, 42-71 in. Long, Supports 150-200 lbs, Find The Best Fit for Your Pet


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Today at What’s On My PC – November 17, 2019

Today’s Thoughts From Rick:

Yesterday’s post I mentioned I was working with Microsoft OneNote and setting it up as my primary note-keeping application. So far, everything is working as expected; however, one hiccup I did run into was using the app on my Android phone. I loaded one of the OneNote widgets (which gave me a shortcut to directly open a new note) and every time I would tap on the widget to create that new note, I would get the following type of error “please make sure your notebook is synced and default section is set”… I went to the virtual part of my brain, called “Google”, searched for this problem, and the solution is this. In the OneNote app on your phone, do this; -1. Press and hold the section you want to set as default; THEN, 2. Click on Menu (3 vertical dots on top right)> Set as default. This fixed the problem immediately. OneNote is a great (FREE) application; but, Microsoft still has some polishing to do. Do I recommend it? AND, the answer is YES. OneNote is a cross-platform application and if you use the latest version of Windows 10, it is already installed.

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Ford vs. Ferrari is a new release film, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, that expands beyond the racetrack to look at the swerves and curves of sporting politics and economics; Police are warning people against using public USB stations due to a hacking scam known as “juice jacking” to rip people off; AND, 17 new and notable Android apps from the last three weeks including Disney+, Spotify Kids, and Stadia (10/26/19 – 11/16/19)…


Today’s Software Pick(s):

Rainmeter is a software application for Windows that has been around for years. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view text from documents, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. Balabolka supports text file formats: AZW, AZW3, CHM, DjVu, DOC, DOCX, EML, EPUB, FB2, FB3, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODP, ODS, ODT, PDB, PRC, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TCR, WPD, XLS, XLSX.

Balabolka


Today’s Android Pick(s):

Classic Words Solo (an excellent Scrabble substitute) is the number one word game to play against your smartphone or tablet (solitaire mode). This is a good app to improve your Scrabble skills.

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Today’s “How To” Pick:

How to open the Registry Editor on Windows 10 – The registry lets you change core settings on Windows 10 that are not available from its GUI. Here’s how you can open the Registry Editor on Windows 10 to make these changes.


Today’s Amazon Deal(s):

GoGreen Power GG-24712 16/2 12′ Household Extension Cord – White (last check this was at $2.95 – Great Buy).

NOMA LED Christmas Lights | 70-Count C6 Classic Clear White Bulbs – another great deal. LED bulbs will last a lifetime.

Today at What’s On My PC – November 16, 2019

Today’s Thoughts From Rick:

How many of you use notetaking or note-keeping software applications? I do and I have worked the circuit with these various applications. Right now, I am back to using Microsoft OneNote, after have not used it for years. I never really took to OneNote due I thought it was sort of slow and slow is not in my makeup. My brother recently swayed me to take a look at it again after telling me how he actively uses it in his workplace. I was actively exploring Google Keep, Zoho Notebook, Simplenote, and Standard Notes. My take so far, after about 24 hours of setting up various notebooks, etc… and installing the app on my other devices, I am going in my head, “hmmm… OneNote has progressed to a point that this may just be the chosen one”.

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

The Cortana app on iOS and Android, including Cortana inside the Microsoft Launcher, is being phased out early next year in certain markets; the most popular videos on YouTube and likely of all time, regardless of platform — and they are almost all music videos; AND, 14 temporarily free and 24 on-sale apps and games for the weekend


Today’s Software Pick(s):

Windows Repair – a tool designed help fix a vast majority of known Windows problems including; registry errors, file permissions, issues with Internet Explorer, Windows Updates, Windows Firewall and more. Malware and poorly installed programs can modify your default settings resulting in your machine working poorly – or worse.

CopyQ – an advanced clipboard manager with searchable and editable history with support for image formats, command line control and more.


Today’s Android Pick(s):

Get this while it is temporarily FREE…

App Shortcuts – Easy App Swipe (TUFFS Pro) – an app swapper that allows you to add Shortcuts of favorite apps, favorite contacts, and android system shortcuts to the notification area.

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Today’s “How To” Pick:

How to “Navigate to Home or Work in 1 Tap with Google Maps” – Even if you’re totally familiar with all the routes you can take to go home or work, you’ll still want to use Google Maps to find the fastest route in current traffic conditions. If you’re on Android, there’s an extremely fast way to do this.


Today’s Amazon Deal(s):

Apply this code 8EDG9GMB at checkout and get this 10000 mah 5V 3A USB C Portable Cell Phone Charger at nearly half off the regular price. I do not know how long this coupon code will last.

Today at What’s On My PC – November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019


Today’s Thoughts From Rick: If you are a regular visitor here at “What’s On My PC” you are probably scratching your head and wondering, “What is this guy doing?”. I have been blogging about computer technology since 2008 and the nice thing about maintaining your very own site is that you can do whatever you want. Today I decided to try something different and who knows, I may continue with this format. Blogging is not easy and getting traffic to a site is much more difficult these days than when I started blogging. Anyhow, I welcome any comments or suggestions you may have. The format I have in place, starting today, is a format that will cover a broad range of tech-related material; such as my thoughts, the news, software downloads, android apps, how tos, tech deals, etc… I truly have a passion for these topics and posting information about what I find is an immense learning experience for me; AND hopefully, it is some benefit to you. There is something here for everyone…

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Here is a very good read on why you “should not” use the password manager that is built into your browser; here are the very best tools that will make converting written documents to audio files (text to speech) as easy as possible; what all you need to know about the upcoming deals for “Cyber Monday” at Amazon; The Daily Show, Trevor Noah breaks down the troubling ways in which Fox is already writing off the entire impeachment process; AND, how Google angered IT Admins by performing a “silent experiment” with Google Chrome that caused some heartache.


Today’s Software Picks:

TinyTask – a minimalist PC automation app you can use to record and repeat actions. As the name implies, it’s unbelievably small (only 36KB!), ultra compact, and 100% portable.

DSynchronize – synchronize multiple folders on CD-DVD (with packet writing software).

Sage 50 Pro – Accounting software for small business.

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Today’s Android Picks:

AccuWeather – Live local weather forecast & alerts…

Bricks Ball Crusher – a classic and exciting brick game. Just play this game to relax your brain and get fun. The game is funny and challenging.

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Today’s “How To” Pick:

Microsoft Excel – How to Insert or delete rows, and columns

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Today’s Amazon Deal(s):

Save up to 30% on the Tineco A10 Hero and PureOne S12 Stick Vac

Save big on Panasonic cameras and lenses

Over 20,000 Customer reviews on this NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router (R6700) – AC1750 Wireless Speed (up to 1750 Mbps) | Up to 1500 sq ft Coverage & 25 Devices | 4 x 1G Ethernet and 1 x 3.0 USB ports | Armor Security

 

Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 14, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Here’s how and where to watch (stream) the impeachment hearings; Microsoft has resurrected PowerToys for Windows 10; Ten network scanning tools reviewed by Addictive Tips; Google Maps and Translate will be connected to translate foreign place names; AND, having been superseded by WPA2 and WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access generations 2 and 3), Microsoft is completely dropping support for WEP from Windows 10…

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 12, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

A rollout of Google Photo’s re-designed single-view overflow menu and metadata (EXIF) panel; an upcoming Google badging system that will shame sites that are slow loading; the best Network Mapping Tools; how to create HTML newsletter from RSS feed of any website for free; AND, Facebook is rolling out a Shortcut Bar Setting feature on iOS (coming to Android in the weeks ahead) that gives you control over what you see at the bottom of its mobile app…

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 11, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Windows’ Disk Cleanup tool will no longer empty your Downloads folder; the latest version of the Weather Channel app for Android and iOS now includes a Flu Insights feature; Google is rolling out a compact, more Pixel 4-like version of its AI helper to older Android phones; Can a Chromebook replace my main computer?; AND, a reliable leaker tweeted preliminary details about the Samsung Galaxy S11…

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 10, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

A major carrier is about to launch its’ 5G network nationwide; How to setup more than one Firestick or clone a firestick to an already existing firestick; Research shows a startling percent of reviews are fake; Latest Black Friday deals for Android phones under $300; Northrop Grumman and NASA engineers have pieced together the space agency’s prized next-generation telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope; AND, A “Google Search” word term that has skyrocketed

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 9, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

5 FREE image tools to help you create engaging and professional infographics; Chromium based Microsoft Edge to ship by default on Windows 10 in future; T-Mobile promising FREE unlimited 5G data access to all first responders across the country, including firefighters, police, and and EMS workers;  A list of the best password managers available today; AND, Once you’re in bed, he aims a laser pointer at your Amazon Echo device, and tricks it into opening your garage door…

A laser pointer can trick your smart devices into opening your doors, starting your car

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 8, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

A way to extend the life of any printer by following a few best practices; Is the Microsoft OneNote desktop app (2016) being resurrected?; Time to start thinking about whether you should consider T-Mobile’s 5G network; A LG Tablet (10.1″) that has come out of nowhere; Scientist invents a metal that refuses to sink in water; AND, Android Central’s top-ranking Chromebooks reviewed.

The Best Chromebooks

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Chrome OS 78 is rolling out with some new notable features; A list of the most obese States in the country; Amazon Prime Veteran’s discount is golden, SIGN UP HERE;  How political parties could target you online; Malware that restricts access to personal files and then demands ransom for its redemption; How to Get Started in Microsoft’s New Office App Beta for iOS and Android; AND, Are you always losing your keys? Read this

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Today’s Downloads:

A password manager (Avira Password Manager) capable of creating, saving, managing, and syncing all your passwords and notes across all your devices; A browser (Google Chrome) that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier; AND, Portable app to burn (Etcher Portable) images to USB keys and SD Cards.

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Today’s Amazon Deals:

1-Yr Amazon Prime Membership for Vets/Active Military $79 at Amazon…

Save on this Master Lock 178D Locker Lock Set Your Own Combination Padlock…

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Today’s Tech News Briefs, Downloads, Deals, etc…

November 4, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Google “UPSIZES” the city landmark icons on Google Maps; Read how facial recognition technology could  cause a scenario where we achieve an almost-accidental surveillance state; Why did Google buy Fitbit? Here’s 5 reasons why; Top 10 pirated movies for this week; You can now do “Photoshop” on the iPad; AND, Scammers trying to fool Office 365 users into giving up their log in information.

Today’s Downloads:

A small utility (PingInfoView) that allows you to easily ping multiple hostnames and IP addresses, and watch the result in one table; A portable application (Farbar) designed to run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, & Windows 7/8/10 in normal or safe mode to diagnose malware issues; AND, Preserve your family history for generations to come with this FREE (My Family Tree) Windows software.

Today’s Amazon Deals:

A brightly backlit “wireless and rechargeable” keyboard with illuminated characters for easy typing by a prominent keyboard maker (Logitech)…

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Get this  (SimpliSafe) 9 Piece Wireless Home Security System w/HD Camera – Optional 24/7 Professional Monitoring (no contract) at a “get it now” price…

simplisafe home security system 24/7 monitoring home protection wireless alarm system


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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Microsoft Edge is getting a new logo; How to pin a tab in Google Chrome; The best “phablets” (smartphones over 6.3″); Will my phone change for Daylight Saving Time automatically?; A new version of Monopoly for Android and iOS was announced last month, and now you can pre-register for it on the Play Store; Alarming and chilling takeaway that savvy social media users outside the U.S. are gaming President Donald Trump’s Twitter habits; AND, Two Great FREE Streaming Services Compared…

Today’s Downloads:

An Open Source utility (Simplenote) that allows you to sync your essential notes on all your devices automatically; A mildly customizable text to speech application (Balbooka) that is capable of utilizing all the installed computer voices on your PC; AND, A cutting-edge extension (LASER CAT) for the popular Firefox or Chrome web browser software.

Today’s Amazon Deals:

ON SALE NOW – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital) for $13

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [Blu-ray]

GREAT RATINGS and ON-SALE NOW – Heat Press Machine For T Shirts and HTV Vinyl Projects

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Today’s Tech News Briefs, Downloads, Deals, etc… November 2, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

Today’s Tech News Briefs: Check out “why” the popularity of Chromebooks have dramatically increased; Learn how a NEW Russian “Internet Sovereign Law” will ultimately provide a path to internet disconnect in Russia; A company in Wisconsin is recalling its’ ground beef because the beef may contain metal; Google confirmed Friday it had agreed to purchase the fitness tracker company Fitbit for $2.1 billion; Here are the winners out of 18 coolers as tested by c|net; Tubi TV adds NEW movie titles to its library for the month; AND, Microsoft plans to migrate the MSDN and TechNet databases to a new website called Microsoft Q&A.

Today’s Downloads: A simple yet beautiful Windows desktop clock; FREE and reliable P2P Bittorrent client; AND, Looking for a powerful and free alternative to Microsoft Office? This is it.

Today’s Amazon Deals:

High Customer Reviews on these LED, 800 Lumens, Dusk-to-Dawn A19 Frosted Light Bulbs

The ULTIMATE (reasonably priced) Reclining Gaming Computer Desk Chair with Adjustable Massage Lumbar Pillow and Footrest

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Fecal matter can be found on 1 out of every 6 smartphones…

I’m sorry for the catchy title, but it is a topic of importance… Today I had someone that wanted me to help them on their smartphone and as I was touching their phone (which was not very well-kempt), I started wondering; How many germs was I coming in contact with? Where has this phone been? Has the phone ever been cleaned? Do they use their smartphone when on the toilet?

Following this experience, I started looking for some information on this and came across a USAToday article from back in February that indicated “Your smartphone is 7 times dirtier than your toilet…” The article specifically pointed out that:

Fecal matter can be found on 1 out of every 6 smartphones, according to a 2011 study done by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

“Mobile phones have become veritable reservoirs of pathogens as they touch faces, ears, lips and hands of different users of different health conditions,” researchers observed in a 2009 study of bacteria removed from personal calling devices.

All of the bacteria picked up during your day-to-day activities ends up on your daily dialing devices, and odds are, you don’t clean them often or well enough.

“All cellphones are going to have bacteria on them because we hold them up to our face…

The bottom line here is; you can head off germs by washing your hands frequently and you need to clean and disinfect your phone daily. What I use is Lysol Handi-Pack Disinfecting Wipes that is safe to use on electronics including Smartphones, Tablets and Remote Controls (see full description below).

So, take my advice, keep your hands clean and your smartphones clean… The outward appearance of your smartphone can tell a lot about you…

Lysol Handi-Pack
Disinfecting Wipes

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes can be used as a convenient way to clean and disinfect your household surfaces. Each pre-moistened disposable wipe kills germs wherever you use it, even suitable to use on wood. No bottles, no sponges, no mess. Kills Salmonella Enterica (Salmonella), Influenza A Virus Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus on hard, non porous surfaces in 10 minutes. Kills 99.9% of Viruses and Bacteria. Removes more than 95% of allergens (Pet Dander, Dust Mite Debris and Pollen Particles). Lysol Disinfecting Wipes are also safe to use on electronics including Smartphones, Tablets and Remote Controls.


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Today’s Tech News Briefs, Downloads, Deals, etc… November 1, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

Today’s Tech News Briefs: A new edition to Pluto TV in time for Christmas is coming; Google is restoring a tab management tool they removed after people got p*ssed; Motorola may be setting the stage to update a popular clamshell phone to a NEW foldable-screen phone; Google is rolling out “incognito mode” in its’ Android mapping app; It is “Black Friday” already at Dell…

Today’s Downloads include: A FREE web browser from the founders of the original Opera Web Browser; AND, a software option to perform screen recordings.

Today’s Tech Deals include:

Save some big bucks on this Acer Chromebook

Good Consumer Ratings on this
Solar Powered Motion Sensor Light

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Today’s Downloads, News, Deals, etc… October 30, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

A “sample” of today’s roundup includes the World Series stats, thus far; some Google news; how to go “incognito”; the best value 4K TV; an open-source disk cloning program; and, MORE…

We are going to game 7 of the World Series (Nationals and Astros). It has been an exciting series so far. If you have missed the previous games, here are the stats.

Google is putting one of the final nails in Adobe Flash’s coffin. The company announced it will stop indexing pages that use Flash, as well as standalone “.swf” animation files. That means about three percent of all websites (or eight percent of the top 1000) will become less discoverable by the end of the year, while almost everyone else has already migrated to more modern web technologies.

This year’s Halloween Google Doodle is a real hoot, especially if you like animals. Google’s annual tradition continues with another fun, festive, and interactive homepage doodle just in time for Oct. 31. But this year, Google got some guidance from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Here’s how to go “incognito” in Google Chrome…

Check out this very reasonably priced, portable and collapsible Nulaxy Adjustable Phone and Table Stand

Whether you’re concerned about home intruders or just need to spy on your dog, these cameras can stream a live video feed straight to your smartphone.

Head over to Newegg if you want to grab the cheapest and probably one of the best value-for-money 4K monitors (that doubles as TV) in the market today, with an incredible price of only $189.99.

HomeGuard is an advanced parental control and activity monitoring tool for family and child safety online and offline. Once installed HomeGuard will silently and automatically block all pornographic and inappropriate content online and record detailed website activity including time of visit and time spent on each website.

An Open Source partition, disk imaging and cloning program similar to True Image or Norton Ghost.

Free disc burning tool which can cater for all your CD and DVD creation needs

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Today’s Downloads, News, Deals, etc… October 29, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

A good round-up of news and downloads today… Starting with, Facebook’s announcement of their preventative health tool; to Apple’s warning to iPhone 5 users; to a computer cleanup tool that is new to me here at What’s On My PC; to bluetooth wireless earbuds with a very high customer review rating; PLUS, a lot more.

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Facebook’s Preventative Health tool will offer health resources and checkup reminders to its users.

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

Apple warns iPhone 5 owners to update devices before November 3. After that date, over-the-air updates won’t work.

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘The Lion King’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’. ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ completes the top three.

Coupon Savings TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds with 【Wireless Charging Case】 IPX8 Waterproof TWS Stereo Headphones in-Ear Built-in Mic Headset Premium Sound with Deep Bass for Sport… Very high customer review ratings…

Learn five best practices for storing and naming files and folders in Google Drive.

Amazon is turning up the heat once again in the world of groceries, and specifically grocery delivery, to make its service more enticing in face of competition from Walmart, as well as a host of delivery companies like Postmates. Today, the company announced that it would make Amazon Fresh — the fresh food delivery service it now offers in some 2,000 cities in the US and elsewhere — free to use for Prime members, removing the $14.99/month fee that it was charging for the service up to now.

Clean Space can remove unneeded files that waste space on your drive as well as protect your privacy by making the deleted files unrecoverable. A good choice to safely clean and shred your computer of junk files without spending hours trying to navigate a cluttered interface or going through tons of options and settings. Sometimes simpler is better. [License: Freemium | Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP | Size: 14.2 MB ]

Notepad replacement that is well designed for editing code

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Today’s Downloads, News, Deals, etc… October 28, 2019 @ What’s On My PC

Today’s roundup includes everything from new doorbells; tips on keeping your puppy safe; how Windows update is affecting the “Start Menu”; a FREE password manager; a $100 savings on a robot vacuum; and MORE…

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Searching for a new doorbell? Start here.

Most dogs love going for rides, but the fur and the claws and the slobber can do a number on your interior. Here are a few tips and products for keeping your car clean and your puppy safe.

In observance of National First Responders Day, T-Mobile announced a new discounted plan for first responders that takes 50% off family lines.

Halloween is right around the corner, and Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and other streaming services are happy to serve up some of the best scary movies around.

The latest iPhone models ship with a gesture-based navigation system, and President Donald Trump isn’t too thrilled about that.

Doxing, or collecting and spreading private information about a user online, is a form of cyber harassment, stalking, and even a potential threat to physical safety. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against it.

Samsung Electronics has hit upon a new technology through internal research which will make it possible for smartphones below the premium segments to sport RAMs higher than 10GB.

Doing more with less, Bose challenges the Sonos Move and almost prevails.

Coupon Deal – Save up to $100.00 on the LEFANT M520B Robotic Vacuum

The Start menu is at the heart of Windows 10, so any problems with it have serious repercussions. Included in Microsoft’s recent batch of bug-riddled updates, however, there have been two — KB4515384 and KB4524147 — which have broken the Start menu in various ways.

When two or more people have access to content in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, these four practices may help make collaboration proceed smoothly.

Free password manager to securely store all your account information, passwords, and also open/edit KeePass database files.

A free remote computer access tool.

FREE Software that scans the Windows Registry for Windows product keys and other serial numbers and licenses.

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Today’s Downloads, News, etc… that include Pixlr X, Black Menu for Google, Q-Dir and News About A Major Data Breach

Today is a good day to start you out on a good (FREE) online photo and graphic editor called Pixlr X. The previous version of Pixlr required “Flash” and it appears Pixlr X is coded in WebGL. I have tried them all and what I do like about Pixlr X is that it is FREE and is relatively easy to use. I often use Pixlr when drafting posts here on the blog where images are involved.

There are many applications you will see me post over and over, that are that good and are updated frequently (to make them better). Black Menu for Google is an example of that. Black Menu for Google is a Browser extension that takes all the best apps and services of Google and combines them into one single, convenient experience that’s always just a click away. This extension, I have installed on all my PC’s makes it easy to go to all the Google services that I use without having to go to each site individually.

Q-Dir is another app you will see me push to you. I cannot say enough about how good this quad directory explorer is. I typically, instead of using the quad panel, drop it down to a dual-panel view. I just realized recently that you can also use tabs in this directory manager, as well. I use this directory manager instead of the file explorer built into Windows.

I am beginning to believe, really believe, that our online presence is a real risk… The personal data of nearly 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users was exposed earlier this month when an unsecured database was discovered online. The database, which could be accessed by anyone without the need for a username or password, included information such as email addresses, member IDs and payment status. People accessing the database were also able to see which Adobe products were used by individuals, the country they live in, and whether they are Adobe employees. See also: Adobe issues patches to fix scores of bugs in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, plus other software US sanctions force Adobe to… [Continue Reading]

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Downloads, News, Etc… Blue Messenger, TheSage, Earth Alerts and Facebook News

Most everyone does Facebook… Here is a web browser extension called Blue Messenger that gives you the smartphone version of Facebook in your browser. With built-in alerts, you will never miss a FB message or post again, with this extension. Appears Blue Messenger is available for Chrome, Opera and Firefox (with Edge coming soon).

If you are a writer or someone that struggles with words and their definitions, I highly recommend TheSage (a comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus). I know you can look up words on Google, but TheSage is even better in that it is right at your fingertips when working from your computer. There is a FREE version of TheSage and a version you can buy (with more features). I usually download the portable version of this software.

Last on the list today is Earth Alerts. This software application gives you the ability to monitor global activity occurring, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and tropical cyclones (typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms, tropical depressions and other disturbances). Like we need more disasters in our life…

Facebook sure has been in the news a lot lately and now I am seeing where they are rolling out their own curated “News” tab that will highlight news it believes is relevant to individual users — read more @ engadget


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Tech News: US nuclear weapons command finally ditches 8-inch floppies | Naked Security

Imagine a computer system based on the 1970’s-era IBM Series/1 and 8-inch floppy drives and most people would assume you’re describing a museum piece kept alive by enthusiasts.

And yet, such a computer system ranks as one of the most important in the world – so critical in fact that nobody has wanted to change or upgrade it since it was built nearly half a century ago.

It sits in bunkers across the US, part of the command centres that run the country’s nuclear missile deterrent on behalf of the Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS).

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. But what matters is that SACCS finally spies a hardware upgrade as part of a $400 billion, 10-year programme to modernise the US’s military nuclear technology.

Continue Reading @ Naked Security

Google’s working on a new feature to speed up Chrome…

BGR reporting… As discovered by Ghacks, Google recently added a new feature to Chrome Canary that’s designed to further reduce the resource load from background tabs that are not currently in use. Chrome Canary, for those unaware, is a special version of Google Chrome that gives you access to features that are currently being tested by Google. It’s surprisingly stable and no experimental features are enabled automatically, so you don’t have to worry about any early features coming along and crashing your browser. In order to test new features, you have to enable them manually. Chrome Canary is a free download for anyone and everyone, and you can get it right here. With that out of the way, let’s check out this great new feature that Ghacks found.

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Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 | CISA

Technical Details

All software products have a lifecycle. “End of support” refers to the date when the software vendor will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. [2] For more information on end of support for Microsoft products see the Microsoft End of Support FAQ. Systems running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will continue to work at their current capacity even after support ends on January 14, 2020. However, using unsupported software may increase the likelihood of malware and other security threats. Mission and business functions supported by systems running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 could experience negative consequences resulting from unpatched vulnerabilities and software bugs. These negative consequences could include the loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data, system resources, and business assets.

Mitigations

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and organizations to: Upgrade to a newer operating system. Identify affected devices to determine breadth of the problem and assess risk of not upgrading.  Establish and execute a plan to systematically migrate

Source: Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 | CISA


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Google Maps Just Introduced a Controversial New Feature That Drivers Will Probably Love (But Police Will Utterly Hate) | Inc.com

I often drive the interstate in my area. This benefit being introduced by Google Maps will be of benefit when it comes to hazards and slowdowns. Speed Traps is not of my concern, due I typically set the cruise to stay within the means of the speed limit. I have found, as vehicles become more technologically advanced and safer, driver’s are taking more risks, such as exceeding the speed limit by at much as 15 to 20 mph….


This week, however, Google announced the next best thing: Starting immediately, drivers will be able to report hazards, slowdowns and speed traps right on Google Maps.

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Microsoft Cautions Against Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update | Digital Trends

For folks at home… This does not apply and only applies to “Microsoft’s enterprise-based customers”.


Before going on a red alert, this issue pertains to Microsoft’s enterprise-based customers. Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection is a paid service for detecting, investigating, and responding to “advanced threats.” It’s built into Windows 10 but unrelated to the Windows Security platform found in Windows 10 Home and Pro.

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Windows Defender’s Tamper Protection Rolling Out To Windows 10 (v1903)

From what I am reading the “tamper protection” feature was actually launched last December (for business customers) and is now being rolled out to Windows 10 computer user’s at home that are running Windows 10 v1903.

At the time of this posting, I checked my Windows Defender software on my PC and have not seen anything thus far to indicate “tamper protection” has rolled out to my PC.

Tamper Protection, as the name suggests, protects certain security features from tampering. One of the barriers that Tamper Protection puts in place around security features blocks manipulations of setting changes that are made outside of the official Settings application. Attackers may attempt to disable real-time protections or certain security features and Tamper Protection was designed to prevent these changes from being made successfully. — Source: gHacks

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Shhh… Pre-Release NirSoft Tech Tools (password included)

The NirSoft website offers a broad array of tech utilities that has had a following in the tech community for years. Buried in their site is a page that features “pre-release” Nir-Soft Tools that I found to be interesting.

These tools, as a result of being in current development (most likely in alpha stage), do not have their own icons, no screenshots, no help files, and no translations; however, there is a short description of each tool. The introduction to these tools on their ‘pre-release” site specifically states, “If you choose to download and try to use them, do it with extreme caution, and of course it’s at your own risk !!”. That is all I needed to see. Like the curiosity of my cat, “Emma Faith Clementine”, I had to take these utilities for a ride (download and run). Each utility is in the zip file. format and require a password to unzip the file (shhh… the password is: SoftNirPre987@ ).

The tools that I ran worked “for me” with no issues. My favorite on the list, that I decided to keep in my tech toolbox, was BrowserDownloadsView. This tool was forensic in nature in that it displays the list of the latest files downloaded in Chrome and Firefox.

So if you are like most computer techs with that cat curiosity (and nine lives), you may want to explore these utilities (with caution, of course)…

Source: Pre-release NirSoft Tools


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5G experts: Consumers moving away from hardwired internet; 20 billion mobile devices online in the next year (by Complete Colorado)

With 5G Technology on the horizon, the next 10 years we are going to see a truly wireless world where there will be a jump in technology innovations like never seen before… — Rick @ What’s On My PC


While municipalities across Colorado and the nation are lining up to compete against the private sector in internet services, those involved in the race to get 5G launched say fiber optic broadband will be left behind once full roll-out of the latest in wireless technology is complete. “5G is going to be a game-changer,” said Nick Ludlum, Senior Vice President and Chief Communication Officer for CTIA, which is a trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the United States. “From driverless cars to advancements in health care to (augmented reality/virtual reality) and smart cities. The innovations of the future will be built on 5G.”

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The “TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog” Has A Pulse

One thing I miss in blogging is the support that you would get from other bloggers. I have been blogging since 2008 and the support pattern you would expect to get no longer exists. Many “very good” blogging resources stopped blogging because of that; plus, the fact that Google changed their search engine algorithms over the years where the traffic bloggers were getting noticeably decreased. Posting material that people will read and developing a following is not an easy task. For myself, I look at maintaining my site as a daily mental exercise and hobby (in something I have a passion for). I personally have learned a great deal from blogging and about information technology.

One blog that has stuck in there (and supported my blog) is the “TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog“, even though it had gone silent for awhile. This blog is managed by the “Tennessee College of Applied Technology“.  Their postings you will find are computer technical issues that I am assuming that they come across or discuss in a classroom setting, then post them to the blog for us to digest (so that we can learn, as well). I have always enjoyed their blog and included them in the “Bookmarks4Techs” collection that I recently revamped.

Anyhow, glad to see their blog ramping up. Below is some of their most recent postings:


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Facebook and Politics: Don’t Be A Lemming (believe nothing, verify everything, don’t spread false information)

“Believe Nothing, Verify Everything, Don’t Spread It”… People are like lemmings and will believe and follow anything… The social networks, in conjunction with foreign adversaries (enemies), have used these platforms to incite people by posting “false” sensitive topics in regards to 2nd amendment rights, abortion, social security, religion, race, party affiliation, etc.. that has caused the current divisive thinking in the United States. In other words, Facebook is and was used as a propaganda platform by foreign enemies. If you see these sorts of postings, avoid spreading them because the enemy wants you to spread these things so that there is chaos, hate, and divisiveness.

Much of what you read during the last election cycle on Facebook was posted through Russian infiltration and to this day it is still occurring. Dirty Politicians had done the same, as well, and now Facebook has given the official green light for them (the dirty politicians) to do so again (see source link at the end of this post).

Don’t be a lemming, “Believe Nothing, Verify Everything” via reputable sources. What you see on Facebook or any of the social network platforms should be checked and verified. For God’s Sake, don’t spread it if you can’t verify it. Don’t let it get under your skin; and, one way to do that is by blocking the sources entirely. If you must post your political thoughts, set up a Facebook group or another page for that purpose only.

Why Facebook can’t stop politicians from lying |The Verge

As of this week, though, that policy comes with an asterisk. As Judd Legum reported this week in his newsletter, Popular Information, Facebook is now exempting political figures from this policy. If a political candidate or party wants to run a Facebook ad announcing that their rival is a lizard person, they now have an open lane to do so.

Facebook’s new rules let politicians lie in their ads. It’s bad, but asking Facebook to regulate political speech is worse…

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How to use Windows 10’s Cloud Download Recovery Feature? | Windows101Tricks

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.

Cloud Download

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Find The Best Prices And Places To Buy With The Redesigned Google Shopping

The redesigned Google Shopping experience is now available in the U.S. across mobile and desktop. With information from thousands of stores in one place, you can discover and compare millions of products, and find the best prices and places to buy online or from a store nearby. The new homepage is personalized so you see useful product suggestions, as well as sections that help you reorder common items or continue your shopping research. And when you’re ready to buy, you can choose to purchase online, at a nearby store, or directly from retailers on Google.
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Frndly TV, a New $5.99/Month Live TV Streaming Service is Now Officially Available for Cord Cutters | Cord Cutters News

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.

Source: Frndly TV, a New $5.99/Month Live TV Streaming Service is Now Officially Available for Cord Cutters – Cord Cutters News

172 malicious apps with 335M+ installs found on Google Play | The Next Web

I have a motto here at “What’s On My PC”… The motto is, when it comes to the world of computing, “Trust Nothing, Verify Everything”…

This article at “The Next Web” is an eye opener. I strongly urge when downloading apps from the online stores that you closely look at what the app wants to access on your device,, the reviews, if ad-supported, where developed, etc… In other words, do a bit of research.

Google desperately needs to curb the spread of Android malware. In September alone, researchers uncovered a total of 172 infected apps on the Play Store. The worst part? These apps had racked up over 335 million installs by the time they were detected by security experts.

Continue Reading @ The Next Web

Windows 10 Version 1903 Now in Broad Deployment, Available to Everyone | Bleeping Computer

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 version 1903 has now been added to the broad deployment channel and will be available to everyone via Windows Update. While the release of Windows 1903 has not been nearly as bad as version 1809, it has been a rough couple of months for some people since it was released in May. With numerous bugs causing audio problems, high CPU usage, Visual Basic app problems, bluetooth issues, and more, Microsoft has finally determined that Windows 10 version 1903 is ready for broad release to everyone.

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The “Dark Theme” Option Is Coming To Gmail (for Android and iOS) – Here is how to activate it…

Per a GSuite blog update, it may take a while (up to 15 days) before you see it on your device(s).

Below is how to enable dark mode in Android and iOS.

How to enable dark theme in Gmail on Android: 

  • To enable dark theme on Android 10:
    • In your Android Display system setting, set your device to Dark theme—Gmail will automatically respect the system default setting.
    • On Pixel, when Battery Saver is enabled, Gmail will default to Dark theme automatically.
    • Or, in Gmail go to Settings > Theme and select “Dark”.

How to enable Dark theme in Gmail on iOS: 

  • For iOS 11 or 12, enable Dark theme by going to Settings > Dark Theme.
  • To enable dark theme on iOS 13, you can:
    • Set your device to dark theme in iOS Settings, and Gmail, by default, will automatically respect the system default setting.
    • Or, in Gmail go to Settings > Theme and select “Dark”.

Source: G Suite Updates Blog: Dark theme is coming to Gmail for Android and iOS


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Yahoo is Offering to Pay Up to $358.80 if You Had a Yahoo Email Between 2013 & 2016 to Settle a Class Action Lawsuit | Cord Cutters News

Yahoo is Offering to Pay Up to $358.80 if You Had a Yahoo Email Between 2013 & 2016 to Settle a Class Action Lawsuit by Luke Bouma on September 20, 2019 in All News, News Did you have a yahoo email account between 2013 and 2016? You could be eligible for up to $358.80 thanks to a new settlement from a class-action lawsuit targeting Yahoo. The catch is you must make your claim online or by mail by July 20th, 2020 at YahooDatabreachSettlement.com. If you don’t want the money back, you can ask for two years of credit monitoring services. In total Yahoo expects to payout $117,500,000 to those affected by this data breach.

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