A Step-by-Step Guide by Android Central on “How to properly clean and disinfect your mouse”

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As a general rule, you should clean your mouse once a week. Computer peripherals like keyboards and mice are often teeming with bacteria, but they’re easy to disinfect with products like rubbing alcohol. While you have to take special care when cleaning your phone, you can use Clorox or Lysol disinfectant wipes on your mouse. Here’s how to thoroughly clean and disinfect your mouse.

Learn How >> Android Central

Best App To Remote Into A Windows PC From A Chromebook

Splashtop Personal (see links below) is the best app I have found that allows me to remote control into a Windows computer on my home network from my Chromebook. Splashtop Personal is FREE and will only work within the same LAN (local area network), such as what most of us have in our homes. One thing to point out… The steps below will also work from your Android phone or tablet.

Splashtop Downloads Diagram

  1. If you own a Chromebook that supports running Android apps, download (and install) from the Google Play Store the Android App called Splashtop Personal – Remote Desktop. Open Splashtop and setup an account (requires that you enter an email and create password). You will be sent an authentication email to validate the account.
  2. On the Windows PC that you wish to control, download (and install) the  Splashtop Personal App for the version of Windows you are running. You will be required to enter the email and password again in order to make the connection.
  3. Once the above steps are completed, open the app on the Chromebook and you should see the Windows computer where the software was installed. Make the connection and you will see the Windows computer screen on your Chromebook. On the right bottom side of the screen you will see a darkened control module that will slide out (when clicked on) that will reveal a  bottom button menu and/or a top button menu. From these menus you can manage and control the connection and various options. One thing to point out… To open the “Windows Menu” and to show the “Taskbar” on the remote computer, open the top button menu and double click on the “Windows Start Menu” icon.

I have found “Splashtop” to be the best out there. When I am using “Splashtop”, I feel like I am on my Windows Computer when I remote in from my Chromebook… “Splashtop” also offers commercial versions of their remote software and apps that allow you to access a computer when outside of your home or business.


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Dark Sky Weather Service Has Joined Apple

Dark Sky is my favorite weather service on the internet. Today they announced they have joined Apple. This may be a good thing; but, the bad thing is for Android and Wear OS App users, the app will no longer be available for download. Service to existing users and subscribers will continue until July 1, 2020, at which point the app will be shut down. Subscribers who are still active at that time will receive a refund.

Source: Dark Sky Blog

Get Microsoft Edge for Android

I recently posted, “How To Get The NEW Microsoft Edge NOW…” for your computer; but, did you know you can also get the “NEW Microsoft Edge for Android“?  Well, you can; and, based on the customer review ratings to this point, it is going to be a winner.

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ntroducing the new Microsoft Edge . It’s time to expect more. More privacy. More control. More productivity. More value. Browse anywhere with one continuous experience from your phone to your computer and other signed-in devices. Microsoft Edge gives you the tools to protect your privacy online with features like tracking prevention, AdBlock Plus, and InPrivate mode. Organize the web in a way that cuts through the clutter, making it easier to find, view, and manage your content on-the-go. With world class compatibility, performance, and new features, the new Microsoft Edge is the only browser you’ll ever need.

Source: Microsoft Edge – Apps on Google Play

Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video >> Engadget

Add Roku to the list of companies offering free premium TV trials to keep people entertained while they stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s launching a Home Together initiative that provides extended 30-day trials of familiar networks and services. Epix, Showtime, Hallmark and A&E Crime Cental are among the more conventional services on tap. FitFusion, Gaiam and Grokker can help you stay in shape while the gym is closed, while specialty stations like Acorn TV and Smithsonian are also available.

Source: Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video | Engadget

Best online photo printing services to use during self-isolation >> Android Central

There’s an abundance of services that print photos, canvases, mugs, and even directly onto glass frames, making it really easy to put your best photos on display. There’s perhaps too much choice, actually, meaning it can be hard to know where to start.

Follow the source link below to “Android Central” to get started…

Source: Best online photo printing services to use during self-isolation | Android Central

A Really Cool, FREE, Small, Fast and Handy Audio Player

If you are like me, I don’t like software with glut. Today I want to lead you to a small audio player, called 1by1, that does not depend on playlists and is crafted to play folder contents on your computer. 1by1 has been around for quite awhile and I am now seeing they also have an android app as well that is currently carrying a 4.6 review rating in the Google Play Store. The “1by1” file I downloaded (for Windows) was a self-extracting “exe” file and was flagged by Windows 10. It is safe to bypass that alert and extract the files to a folder.

1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks – with no need to fuddle with playlists or media databases. Play your folder contents one by one, enjoy the built in powerful audio enhancing, reorganize tracks temporarily. And with Resume play never lose your last play position.

Source: 1by1


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Joplin – A FREE Open Source Note Taking and To Do Application

Here at What’s On My PC my passion has always been software and apps. I especially love participating in open source software that is in development. Recently I installed on my Windows PC a note taking and to do application called Joplin. Joplin is an open source (FREE) program that will run on Windows (full install or portable app), macOS, Linux, Android and Apple. I have tried the whole gamut of note taking applications and what I am liking about Joplin is that you do not sync your notes to an online note taking service that has control of your data; instead you can sync your notes to either to your Dropbox account, Microsoft OneDrive account, NextCloud self-hosting private cloud, WebDav compatible file services, or to your local drive. There is also a browser extension available for Chromium based browsers and Firefox. When syncing, data transfers are encrypted (End To End Encryption); therefore, no data can be read while in transit. The only catch with the encryption feature is that you manually have to activate it from the device or computer that serves as your main computer and allow the device to perform a complete synchronization.

If you give Joplin a try, keep in mind there is a slight learning curve to get it setup, but once you do, I don’t think you will regret it. I truly like the idea that I have control of my data with this application and that it is techie in nature.

My setup of Joplin is as follows:

On my Windows computer(s) I installed the portable version along with the Chromium based browser extension. On my smartphone and Chromebook, I installed the Android version. On each device I had to configure the synchronization to OneDrive.

Below is the feature list of Joplin:

  • Desktop, mobile and terminal applications.
  • Web Clipper for Firefox and Chrome.
  • End To End Encryption (E2EE)
  • Note history (revisions)
  • Synchronization with various services, including Nextcloud, Dropbox, WebDAV and OneDrive.
  • Import Enex files (Evernote export format) and Markdown files.
  • Export JEX files (Joplin Export format) and raw files.
  • Support notes, to-dos, tags and notebooks.
  • Goto Anything feature.
  • Sort notes by multiple criteria – title, updated time, etc.
  • Support for alarms (notifications) in mobile and desktop applications.
  • Offline first, so the entire data is always available on the device even without an internet connection.
  • Markdown notes, which are rendered with images and formatting in the desktop and mobile applications. Support for extra features such as math notation and checkboxes.
  • File attachment support – images are displayed, and other files are linked and can be opened in the relevant application.
  • Search functionality.
  • Geo-location support.
  • Supports multiple languages
  • External editor support – open notes in your favorite external editor with one click in Joplin.

Keep in mind, Joplin is in development, but is turning into a very nice note taking application. I will take Joplin for a spin and see where I land with it.

Source: Joplin


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Coronavirus Spreads To Samsung Phone Factory In South Korea – Android Headlines

According to Reuters, a Samsung employee at the phone factory in Gumi (southeastern South Korea) has coronavirus. As a result, all those having come into contact with the individual are undergoing quarantine until testing. As for the floor where the employee works, Samsung originally said it would be shut down until February 25th. An updated report now says that Samsung has reopened its Gumi complex. “As of 1pm KT [Korea Time], the Gumi Complex has started normal operations and we expect no impact on production,” Samsung said in a ZDNet statement.

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2 Best Ways to Check and Recover Clipboard History on Android – Guiding Tech

One of the easiest ways to view and recover clipboard history on an Android device is by using the keyboard. Interestingly, many keyboard apps now have a clipboard manager that can be used to access previously-copied texts. We’ve listed some of the best Android keyboards with clipboard history support, but in this article, we’ll show you how to recover clipboard history using Gboard, Google’s official keyboard app.

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