Featured Tech Site – Scotties Tech.Info

November 23, 2014

Something NEW that I am going to try is to feature a tech site on a regular basis here on the blog. If you visit my sister site, Bookmarks4techs, you will find over 800 tech sites listed. I intend to pluck a site from the list to promote Bookmarks4Techs.com and to promote the featured site.

To start this off, I happened across a site this morning, called Scotties Tech.Info that I added to the listing at Bookmarks4Techs. I checked the about page on the site and Scottie is an Electrical and Computer Engineer that describes himself as a “jack of all trades”; which, is something I can relate to. His site is very nicely done and features a ton of “how to’s and fixes”.  Below you will find a listing of some of his most recent postings…  

Scotties Tech.Info

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 4:49:09 EST
This is one of those Windows tricks that you probably didn’t even know existed. Usually, the Explorer icon is visible on the Taskbar. That’s great for opening Explorer and navigating to whatever folder you need. But what if you want to maintain a list of commonly-used folders without clogging up your desktop with a bunch […]

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:20:34 EST
At some point, you’ll probably run into a problem that doesn’t seem to have an easy solution: one of your default User folders in Windows 7 (My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, My Videos, Downloads, and Desktop) will suddenly disappear. Try as you might, you won’t be able to restore these user folders, because they […]

Sun, 2 Nov 2014 8:04:10 EST
Let’s say you get a new phone or tablet, and both are running Android. You’d like to copy everything from your old device to your new one. How do you do it? Well, certainly there are more hardcore methods of migrating all your data. Most of these methods require “rooting” your device, and are probably […]

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:46:01 EDT
Let’s say you need to capture all or part of your puter’s screen. You’d like to grab a quick image of your browser window, or maybe you want to capture a frame from a video playing on your puter. Maybe you want to save an image from a web page, but they’ve disabled the right-click […]

Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:49:59 EDT
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting Windows 9, you’re in for a long wait. But Windows 10 will be coming next year! You see, the official explanation is apparently that, “7 8 9″ – 7 ate 9 – so Microsoft will be going straight to Windows 10. Isn’t that cute? No, because Windows 8 still sucks. […]

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Check Out What’s NEW at What’s On My PC

November 4, 2014

I am constantly trying out new ways to help drive traffic to the blog so that when a you land here you will leave with something that will encourage you to return. One of the most underused sections of the blog are the tabs at the top. I recently have added two NEW tabs that may be of interest.

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By clicking on these tabs (with the exception of Home and About Me) you will be taken to a wealth of tech related information, software, news, products, etc…

To explain each tab:

Bookmarks4Techs – This is another site that I maintain. Bookmarks4Techs.com is one of, if not, the largest listing of tech sites on the internet. If you have an interest in the world of computers and information technology, I think you will find this site to be a very valuable resource. I work hard to keep the site up to date; and, as a result you will frequently see changes in the listing. There are also some good RSS tech news feeds on the site, as well.

GEGeek – This site, in my opinion, ranks up there with being one of the most awesome tech resource sites out there. The site owner has a vast background in information technology and computers and has managed, over the years (with an obvious passion), to compile what you see on the site. Also, just to point out, make sure you check out the GEGeek Tech Toolkit while you are there. The toolkit is regularly updated and can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the top of the site.

Downloads – I put this together using an online cloud based service called NetVibes that compiles (daily) a large RSS listing of FREE software and download sites that are very reputable.

Tech News –  Again, using NetVibes I was able to compile a large listing of tech news feeds.

Tech Toys (NEW) – Many of the tech products I feature here on the blog I often use Amazon as a research point. Amazon does not necessarily always have the best pricing point, but it does have (in my opinion) one of the best customer review and ratings section. As a result of my passion for technology products I have put together, for the reader’s of this blog, an Amazon Affiliates Store (called What’s On My PC @ Amazon) that specifically features technology related products that can serve as a launching point for any tech products you may be looking for and wanting to learn more about. Simply visit the store and type into the search box whatever it is you are looking for.

Archives (NEW) – This is a new tab that I have put up that I consider the motherload. One of the problems with a blogging platform is many people will click on an article that was posted, but do not realize there are other articles, as well. If you click on the Archives tab you will land on a page that will literally list every blog article I have ever posted (which is nearing 2000 articles).

About – This page is my bio and yes I really do look like that picture…

Rick Robinette, What's On My PC

 


Be Sure To Visit Bookmarks4Techs

August 23, 2014

When I started blogging I started bookmarking tech sites that I visited. After a period of time I had quite a collection and thought, this may be beneficial to others (who have the desire to learn about computers and information technology). Bookmarks4Techs has become a hobby of sorts.

As of this posting, the collection has grown to approximately 814 sites (and continues to grow). If you are interested, please visit Bookmarks4Techs.com. Don’t let the name fool you, that this site is for those with technical expertise; there is something there for everyone. If you do not see your favorite tech site, please let me know and I will consider adding it.

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A TTS (Text To Speech) Program With Functionality Of ASR (Automatic Speed Recognition Integrated)

August 11, 2014

[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] A TTS (Text To Speech) Program With Functionality Of ASR (Automatic Speed Recognition Integrated) – One of my hobbies in life is this blog. To assist me with getting a good read on what I publish, I use a TTS (Text To Speech) program that allows me to hear my written words. Typically when we write it is all visual; however, when something is read back to you it changes the whole perspective of things.

The program that I use for this purpose is a FREE (portable app) standalone program called DSpeech.

DSpeech gives you the ability to copy and paste text into the DSpeech reader and have it read back to you using different voices. You can also save the audio output to a variety of different audio file formats (such as WAV, .MP3, AAC, WMA or OGG).

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DSpeech is a TTS (Text To Speech) program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced based upon the vocal answers of the user. It is specifically designed to quickly and directly provide the functions and improved practical usefulness that are requested by this kind of program. In the meantime, the invasiveness and resource consumption is minimal.

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[HOW TO] How To Access All OneDrive Files Offline In Windows 8.1 -Here is a short tutorial that explains how to to access OneDrive files offline in Windows 8.1… READ MORE @ I Love Free Software

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[TECH NEWS] Moving On: Microsoft Confirms No More Major Updates for Windows 8 – Microsoft tried to address consumer complaints in Windows 8 with Windows 8.1, and then again with its first major update for Windows 8.1. However, Windows 8/8.1 isn’t grabbing market share the way Microsoft hoped it would, even with Windows XP taken behind the shed.

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That reality must have finally hit Microsoft like a ton of bricks, and now the firm is changing gears — rather than release another major update to Windows 8.1, it’s going to add any upcoming changes to its monthly update schedule, better known as Patch Tuesday… READ MORE @ MaximumPC


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