Did you know you can “Voice Type” in Google Docs?

October 1, 2017

Google Docs is a very powerful word processor that is available (for FREE) to anyone who has a Google (Gmail) Account. One feature in Google Docs that you may be interested in trying is the “Voice Type” feature where you can type and edit by speaking. This feature not only works in Google Docs, but also works in the Google Slides speaker notes. Voice Type only works when opening Google Docs through the Google Chrome web browser and you will need a working microphone connected to your computer. The newer notebook PC’s have mic’s built in.

To try Voice Type, follow the instructions below:

  1. Turn on your microphone.
  2. Open a document in Google Docs.
  3. Click on “Tools”; then “Voice Typing” (a microphone box will appear)
  4. When you are ready to dictate or speak, click on the microphone icon.
  5. Speak clearly using a normal volume and speed.
  6. When done, click on the microphone icon.
  7. After you start voice typing, you can use commands to edit and format your document. For example, “Select paragraph,” “italics,” or “Go to the end of the line.” (Note: There are numerous commands you can use to edit and format a document.  To get a listing of these commands, “CLICK HERE“).

SOURCE: Google Docs


Have Some Fun… Check Out These Awesome Online Games

June 14, 2017

Check out these FREE awesome online games at FRVR.com


Geek Squeak #17-019: Pocket Extension for Chrome – The best way to save articles, videos and more

June 6, 2017

I love the Pocket web service to save web pages (and links) instead of using my Chrome browser’s bookmarking feature. By using Pocket, all of the sites I put into (or bookmark to) pocket automatically sync to my phone, tablet and computer and can be viewed at any time, even without an internet connection.

To get started using Pocket, go to getpocket.com, sign up for an account (for FREE). To make the best of Pocket you can then save your finds’ from your email, browser or via the 500+ apps that is integrated with Pocket.

In my case, when using my computer and the Google Chrome Browser, I installed the “Save To Pocket” browser extension for Google Chrome (source link below). The extension is loaded with many features that allows you to capture and save content that is of interest to you… Once you get the hang of using Pocket, whether it be on your computer or smartphone, you will wonder how you did without it.

Extension Features:

  •  One-click saving of any page with the toolbar button or keyboard shortcut
  •  Right-click menu item to save any link, no need to load the page first
  •  Quickly add tags
  •  See related recommendations when you save to Pocket
  •  See trending stories and topics when you open a new tab
  •  Syncs across all devices – iPhone, iPad, Android and more
  •  Completely free, upgrade anytime to Premium for a more powerful Pocket experience

SOURCE: Google Chrome Store – Save To Pocket


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How can I download a video posted on Facebook?

May 22, 2017

This is a question I recently searched for using Google. What I found is that there is no easy way on Facebook to download a video that has been posted by another party; however, I did find savefrom.net that will download a Facebook video providing you have the URL for the video.

To get the URL, simply right mouse click on the video, click on “show video URL”, then click on the “URL” (to highlight it), then hit “Ctrll+C” to copy the URL to the clipboard (or you can right mouse click and select “copy” which will copy the URL to the clipboard). After you have copied the URL to the clipboard, go to savefrom.net and enter the URL in the input field at the top of the main page. This action should present a download button where you can initiate the download (which will either be in MP4-HD or MP4-SD file formats).

With safefrom.net you can also download audio, video, and other types of files from various websites and social networks such as youtube.com, vk.com, vimeo.com, and others.

Source: savefrom.net


GEEK SQUEAKS’ OF THE WEEK
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Keeping You Safe With Google Play Protect – One of the biggest security risks you’re likely to face is simply losing your phone. To help in these times of need, we’re launching Find My Device as part of Google Play Protect. With Find My Device you can locate, ring, lock and erase your Android devices—phones, tablets, and even watches… READ MORE


How To Unlock A Locked Account in Windows 10 – This tutorial explains how to unlock a locked account in Windows 10. A user account is locked when total number of invalid login attempts are reached. In that case, that particular user account is locked for 30 minutes (default lockout limit) or it can be more if you have manually set account lockout time… READ MORE

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Note-taking made easier for everyone—redesigning OneNote – As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “We will focus on designing and building products that our customers love and that are accessible to everyone and built for each of us.” In this update, we focused on making OneNote more usable for those with disabilities—such as vision and mobility impairments… READ MORE

Screenshot of OneNote’s new design showing the navigation all on the left hand side. The columns are labeled from left to right: Notebooks, Sections, Pages.


Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 6.044 – a free anti-malware app that deletes adware, PUP’s (Potentially Unwanted Programs), toolbars, and browser hijackers… READ MORE


How to add a second clock to the Windows taskbar – All modern versions of Windows allow you to add up to two additional clocks. To do so… READ MORE


How To Remove A Photo From Your Device But Not Google Drive – If you bought a device that doesn’t have a lot of storage space, this is a great way to make sure you don’t run out of space on it… READ MORE


Stop users copying PDF text with PDF Anti-Copy – PDF Anti-Copy is a free tool which protects PDF content by preventing users selecting or copying its text… READ MORE

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Calculator.net Has A Calculator For Every Purpose

January 27, 2017

If you need a calculator, Calculator.net has one for every purpose. Click on the source link below…

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Source: Sitemap for Calculator.net


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…

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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


TTSReader | FREE Online Text To Speech Reader

January 11, 2017

Happened across this online text to speech reader that may come in handy to read back your documents. Makes a big difference when you hear your written words read back to you.

Free online Text To Speech Reader. Accurate with natural voices, multilingual. Real time. Source link below.  Watch demo video…

Source: TTSReader | Text To Speech Reader. Online. Accurate. Free.