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


Try Google Play Music and YouTube Red FREE for 4 Months | Android Authority

November 23, 2016

New customers of Google Play Music and YouTube Red can snag a deal that will let them fully access and try these services for a period of four months…

Source: Deal: Try Google Play Music and YouTube Red free for four months


Microsoft’s Solitaire Collection for Android and iOS

November 23, 2016

Microsoft introduced the computer version of Solitaire back in 1990, with the intention “to soothe people intimidated by the operating system,” and at a time where many users were still unfamiliar with graphical user interfaces, it proved useful in familiarizing them with the use of a mouse, such as the drag-and-drop technique required for moving cards” [Source: Wikipedia]…

I encourage you to click the link below to learn about Microsoft’s NEW Solitaire (collection) app for the Android and iOS platforms…

Source: Microsoft brings Solitaire Collection to Android and iOS – TechSpot


Harmony | Free Desktop Music Player

November 23, 2016

Harmony is a free desktop music player for Windows to stream music from Spotify, SoundCloud, Play Music, Last.fm, Deezer, and Hyper Machine.

 

Source: Desktop Music Player To Stream Music From SoundCloud, Play Music, etc


20 tips and tricks that make Windows 10 more tolerable | PCWorld

November 23, 2016

I am all in when it comes to making Windows 10 work better.

These tips and tricks will make the parts of Win10 that you actually use work better…

Source: 20 tips and tricks that make Windows 10 more tolerable | PCWorld


Wise Care 365 Pro Review and 12-month license Unlimited Giveaway

November 22, 2016

Nice PC Optimizer with FREE offer to download the full version license, which is good for a year! Found this at The Windows Club (see source link below).

Wise Care 365 Pro for Windows comes with five tools – disk cleaner, registry cleaner, PC optimizer,& privacy protector. Download full version FREE!

Source: Wise Care 365 Pro Review and 12-month license Unlimited Giveaway


The Portable Freeware Collection – Snipaste

November 22, 2016

Nice (portable 32bit / 64 bit) screen capture utility.

Source: The Portable Freeware Collection – Snipaste


Free Alarm Clock for Windows

November 22, 2016

Free Alarm Clock is a free, full-featured and user-friendly computer alarm clock for Windows.

Source: Free Alarm Clock for Windows


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


This Media Player Is Awesome (and Inexpensive)

November 22, 2016

Download media (videos, music, picture,etc) from the internet, save it to your USB drive/memory card/HDD then play it through your HD TV easily with the YKS HDMI Digital Media Player. There are several other brands of these players out there, but this one is the least expensive of the bunch. I purchased one of these and have been very happy with the quality and performance. This player is a 1080P Full-HD Ultra Portable Multi-function Media Player that is capable of playing numerous video and image formats.

YKS HDMI Digital Media Player

YKS HDMI Digital Media Player

 

 


A Tool To Download Genuine Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 ISO Disk Images

November 22, 2016

The Windows Downloader ISO Tool is the easy way to download genuine Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, as well as Office 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016 disk images (ISO), directly from the Microsoft’s Server. This tool is a must have if you are the person who is called upon to help others that is a definite timesaver.

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool


Check Out The Web Version Of Google Play Newsstand

November 17, 2016

Google Play Newsstand, typically known as a mobile app (on Android and iOS platforms), is now available on the web (click here). Google Play Newsstand is a personalized news reader that provides a single destination for browsing the topics, news sources, and magazines you care about.

Google Play Newsstand

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Get The Android Auto Experience On Your Smartphone

November 8, 2016

Two years ago Android Auto was launched and was available only in certain model cars. Soon, through the Google Play Store, you will be able to get Android Auto for your Smartphone (Android 5.0 and later) as an app. Android Auto provides a “driver friendly interface to access the key stuff you need on the road ― directions, music, communications ― without the distraction of things that aren’t essential while driving”.  You can read more about this HERE and when it will become available.

Android Auto


FastStone Image Viewer Now At V6.0

October 29, 2016

Typically, most folks use the image viewers/editors that is built into Windows, that can be, in my opinion, quite confusing. The viewer that is on all of my PC’s is FastStone Image Viewer.  Been using it for years… Available as a full install or portable app!

FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, retouching and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touches one of the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, PSD, EPS, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) and popular digital camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF, ARW, SR2, RW2 and DNG).


Cricket Wireless $50 Rate Plan Now Includes 8 GB of High Speed Data Access

October 29, 2016

I can attest to the Cricket Wireless service (which is affiliated with AT&T) as being a great alternative (low cost) service. This past week Cricket Wireless sweetened the pot even more by announcing that their $50 rate plan now includes 8 GB of High Speed Data. If you are an existing customer of the $50 rate plan, as I am, you can take advantage of the new feature by visiting your nearest Cricket Wireless branded store or cricketwireless.com, through your MyCricket app, or by calling Cricket Customer Care…  READ MORE.  I was able to bump up to 8 GB from 5 GB by visiting their website and simply changing my existing 5 GB plan to the new 8 GB plan. 

Also, I encourage you to read article I posted about Cricket Wireless and the LG Stylo 2 Smartphone… CLICK HERE.  Cricket Wireless is able to keep the costs down by throttling down data speeds; which, from my findings has no noticeable impact on web browing, watching videos, etc… The service uses AT&T towers which means you have service just about everywhere. I have been very impressed with the service…

Cricket Wireless Monthly Rate Plans