Check Out The Beta Version Of YouTube Go on Google Play

February 12, 2017

Thought this may be of interest to you Android users…  It is called YouTube Go (currently in beta) that allows you to preview and download YouTube videos to your device. The goal is to save you on your data usage.  The app allows you to select either a standard or basic download (which both are less than 720p).

✔️️ Find a world of videos: 🎵 songs, 🎥 movies, 📺 TV shows, 😂 comedy, 👜 fashion, 🍲 cooking, 🛠️ how-to’s and many, many more!
✔️️ Download and watch your favorite videos
✔️️ Instantly share videos – no data used to transfer
✔️️ Search for any video and discover new videos
✔️️ Only 8.5MB app size

Beta test of the new YouTube Go app – try it now!

Source: YouTube Go – Android Apps on Google Play


Geek Squeak (#110) – NEW Taskbar Organizer for Windows 7 is Coming

April 7, 2011

Typically I test any software that I write about; however, I decided to make an exception in this case due that I am excited about the development of a NEW application (called Bins).

Bins

Bins is a Windows 7 taskbar organizer, currently in beta development, that will enable you to combine related programs into a group (called a Bin). I love application launchers, but what I am seeing here is that Bins will be handling applications on the Windows 7 taskbar in a very unique and different way.

Bins was created from the concept that your programs should be quicker and easier to get to. After having created many application launchers over the years including the Dell Dock for Dell in 2007, it seemed the Windows 7 taskbar was a great step in the right direction, but lacked the powertools needed to get the job done for serious computer users. By allowing you to group programs, and allowing you to access them immediately with a simple mouseover, we think we’ve created a tool that will drastically improve how you work with your computer.

Bins is being developed by the same author of ObjectDock, the DellDock and the critically acclaimed Fences. Currently Bins is in the beta stage of developmnet and is  “invite only”.  To be considered for the beta testing of Bins, you have submit your email and leave a message. I am still patiently waiting for my invite.

Features

Group your taskbar icons

Combine related programs on your Windows 7 taskbar into “Bins”.
Reduce clutter, and get at your programs quickly.

Super easy

Create a Bin by dragging one taskbar icon on top of another, and dropping into the popup that appears. Ungroup shortcuts by dragging the icon back to the taskbar. No need to open a settings screen; Bins is simple and intuitive.

Instantly accessible

Once combined into a Bin, your shortcuts will appear instantly when you mouse over the group’s icon, for launching or for window-management. Move your mouse away and your Bin will tuck back into the taskbar.

Pin files and folders to your taskbar

Want a favorite folder or document more easily on hand? Bins allows you to pin any file or folder to your taskbar natively.

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An Overview of the Latest updates to Google Chrome

May 23, 2009

I have been testing the “beta” versions of Google’s web browser, Chrome, since its’ inception, approximately 8 months ago. Chrome is definitely a “watch and see” browser that just may end up being a top contender. The developers really seem to be listening to the requests of users by embedding additional requested features into the browser, with the main emphasis (at this point) being on speed (page loads). I can personally attest that I do notice a difference in Chrome’s startup and browser page loads, compared to the other browsers; AND, often find myself using it as a “go to” browser when I want to do nothing but surf the net. The one feature that users are screaming for (and it is coming) is browser “add-ons” or “extensions” similar to those in Firefox. Chrome is a browser that is specifically being crafted as the launching point for the cloud computing and cloud OS platforms.  I currently use Chrome on my PC with Firefox (my current favorite) and Internet Explorer.  Chrome is what I use as my default browser on my Acer Aspire One netbook.

You can preview the latest updates to Google Chrome by watching the short (less than 2 minutes video) or by visiting the Google Chrome Blog [ HERE ] .

Features recently included in the most recent “stable channel” release are:

Improved New Tab Page: The most requested feature from users was the ability to remove thumbnails from the New Tab page. Now you can finally hide that embarrassing gossip blog from the Most Visited section.

Full Screen Mode: If you’ve ever given a presentation or watched a large video using Google Chrome, you might have wished you could use every last pixel on your screen for the content. Now you can hide the title bar and the rest of the browser window by hitting F11 or selecting the option in the Tools menu.

Form Autofill: Filling out your information in forms over and over again can be tedious. Form autofill helps by showing information you’ve previously entered into the same form fields automatically. If at any point you want to clear out your information, that’s easy to do from the Tools menu.

Increased Stability: Google Chrome is more stable than ever–we have fixed over 300 bugs that caused crashes since launch.

Increased Speed: Making the web faster continues to be our main area of focus. Thanks to a new version of WebKit and an update to our JavaScript engine, V8, interactive web pages will run even faster. We’ve also made sure that JavaScript keeps running fast even when you have lots of tabs open. Try opening a bunch of web applications and then running your favorite benchmark. You can read more about V8 in our JavaScript scalability post on the Chromium blog.

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Windows 7, the next Windows Version…

November 1, 2008

Windows 7 is the next version of Microsoft Windows (successor to Windows Vista). Windows 7 is already under development and was unveiled at a Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, on October 28th. If you want to know what is going on during the development process, I suggest you visit the Windows 7 Team Blog and another site (not managed by Microsoft) called “Windows 7 News“. “Windows 7 News” is already loaded with news, rumors, screenshots and videos of the operating system. Both of these links and logos are posted on the sidebar of the blog for future reference so that we can follow the development process together.

Update – 11/01/2008

You can view actual video footage of Windows 7 in action at the PDC conference by visiting TechCrose.  Thanks to the author of the TechCrose blog for sharing this information.


HOW MANY VERSIONS OF WINDOWS?

Upon hearing about Windows 7, I started to question, “How many Windows operating system releases have there been; and when was the first release? I did some research and came up with the following timeline of releases. What is interesting about this is that computers did not really become a “mainstay” home appliance until the release of Windows XP and broadband became prevalent. How many of these releases have you actually experienced?

Windows 1.0 – 1985
Windows 1.02 – 1986
Windows 1.03 – 1986
Windows 1.04 – 1987
Windows 2.0 – 1987
Windows 2.11 – 1989
Windows 3.0 – 1990
Windows 3.1 – 1992
Windows (for Workgroups) 3.11 – 1992
Windows NT3.1 – 1993
Windows 3.2 – 1993 (Chinese Version)
 Windows NT 3.5 – 1994
Windows NT 3.51 – 1995
Windows 95 – 1995
Windows 95 (SP1) – 1995
Windows 95B – 1996
Windows NT 4.0 – 1996
Windows 95 (OSR2) – 1996
Windows 95 (OSR2.1) – 1997
Windows 95 (OSR2.5) – 1997
Windows 98 – 1998
Windows 98 (Second Edition) – 1999
Windows ME – 2000
Windows 2000 – 2000
Windows XP (Starter Edition) – 2001
Windows XP (Home Edition) – 2001
Windows XP (Home Edition N) – 2001
Windows XP (Professional) – 2001
Windows XP (Professional N) – 2001
Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition) – 2001
Windows XP (Media Center Edition) – 2002
Windows XP (Tablet PC Edition) – 2002
Windows XP (Media Center Edition 2003) – 2002
Windows XP (Media Center Edition 2004) – 2003
Windows XP (Tablet PC Edition) – 2004
Windows XP (Media Center Edition 2005) – 2004
Windows Vista – 2006
Windows Vista Starter – 2006
Windows Vista Home Basic – 2006
Windows Vista Home Premium – 2006
Windows Vista Business – 2006
Windows Vista Enterprise – 2006
Windows Vista Ultimate – 2006
Windows Vista (SP1 – All Editions) – 2008
Windows Vista (SP2 ) – 2008 (in development)
Windows 7 – 2008 (in development)

 

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