Today’s Geek Squeaks – October 31, 2013

October 31, 2013

Featuring: The Google Nexus 5 has been released just in time for halloween; My experience with the Barnes & Noble Nook HD 7 inch tablet; A FREE interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview; and, not cheap headphones by Bose…

Geek Squeaks’ features a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!


Google Nexus 5 Release


I have been following the reports and rumors of the Nexus 5 for the past month and Google finally released it today! The Nexus 5 is an unlocked 5” smartphone, powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, that has an intelligently simple design; plus, it comes in black and white…

Superior camera capabilities to capture every moment
HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible image, and the advanced new lens captures more light for brighter night and clearer action shots.

A 5″ HD screen with vibrant, lifelike colors
View everything you love in greater detail, from photography to gaming and more.

A truly customizable experience with Android 4.4, KitKat
This latest version is fast, powerful and easy to use. Plus, your Nexus 5 will get all Android updates first.

Ultra-fast Wi-Fi and a Snapdragon 800� processor
Navigate the web, switch between apps and race through games at blazing speeds.

Instant access to Google Play
Choose from more than 1 million apps and games for your entertainment, plus all the music you love. You can even create custom radio stations with Google Music All Access for Nexus 5.


Nook HD 7” Tablet


I was recently given a Nook HD 7” tablet. Being familiar with the tablets I was thinking this would be a low end tablet. Folks, let me tell you, after thoroughly exploring this tablet I was very impressed…  If you don’t mind not having a front or rear camera, this little tablet rocks (and is inexpensive to boot).

The best in reading – now with the best Android apps, games, movies, music & more

  • New! Over 700,000 Android apps & games on GooglePlay™
  • New! YouTube™, Google Maps™ & Gmail™
  • New! Use Chrome™ for super-fast web browsing
  • Millions of books & magazines to choose from
  • Thousands of popular movies & TV shows
  • Stunning high resolution 7″ display


Sweet Home 3D – A FREE Interior Design Application


Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.

This program is aimed at people who want to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home. Numerous visual guides help you draw the plan of your home and layout furniture. You may draw the walls of your rooms upon the image of an existing plan, and then, drag and drop furniture onto the plan from a catalog organized by categories. Each change in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, to show you a realistic rendering of your layout… GET IT HERE

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones


  • Optimized for iPhone, iPad and iPod models
  • Advanced noise reduction rivaling any full-sized headphone
  • Aware mode for hearing what’s around you while enjoying your music
  • Impressive audio performance from exclusive Bose technologies
  • Long-lasting comfort plus stability from proprietary StayHear®+ tips


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – August 29, 2013

August 29, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1: Bing Powered OCR (optical character resolution) is a new feature in SkyDrive that gives you the ability to extract text from photos. This is useful in the event you snap a photo of a document and you need to capture the text from that document for printing and/or saving to another format.  Very cool stuff (see below);

Squeak #2: Today I am featuring a portable app that I highly recommend.  It is called WinScanPDF; which gives you the ability to scan documents and convert them to the Adobe PDF format.  Very handy (see below);

Squeak #3: 404 Tech Support has pointed out something bad about the trial antivirus software that is installed on new computers. We are actually setting ourselves up for a fall once the trial expired. The article also explains, “how to” return the computer to the default state of using the antivirus software that is already installed (Microsoft Defender); AND,

Squeak #4: Here of late I have featured several bluetooth speakers. Today this one is from BOSE and it is awesome (good customer reviews)…


Plan on seeing  a lot more of Geek Squeaks’, featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!

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NEW – Bing Powered OCR


Make your SkyDrive photos smarter by using OCR (optical character recognition) to extract the text from photos in your camera roll when you view them on… READ MORE

Scan Documents And Save Them On Your Computer



Are you one of those who only occasionally has to send a signed document to someone by e-mail? So you don’t need a PDF printer driver or some other complex program. With WinScan2PDF it is no longer necessary! Simply save the scanned documents into PDF and save them to a file on your computer. The program is very simple to use… GET IT HERE

Antivirus trials on Windows 8 decreases its security

@ 404 Tech Support


Unfortunately, it seems PC manufacturers are compromising this native improvement in Windows 8 through bloatware. I have seen several clients computers recently that came with Windows 8. However, primarily HP notebooks, come with a Norton 360 antivirus 30-day trial installed on them. When the trial expires, the Norton AntiVirus stops updating its definitions. The longer this goes on, the more users are put at risk… READ MORE

The Most Compact Mobile Speaker From Bose
Easily Goes Where You Go


  • Advanced audio performance delivers a full-range listening experience
  • The most compact speaker from Bose easily goes where you go
  • Wirelessly connects to your Bluetooth device
  • Rechargeable battery plays up to 7 hours


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A PC Tech’s Quick Reference Web Site

December 28, 2012

Just when I think I have found most of the golden nuggets on the internet, I come across another. While performing an update to the Bookmarks4Techs listing, a visitor to the site contacted me and suggested that I add the tech site GEGeek – PC Tech Quick Reference to the listing.


What I expected to find was a tech blog, but what I came across is a Geek’s paradise for anyone who is into computers; and especially,  computer repair & troubleshooting. While you are there, pay special attention to the GEGeek Tech Toolkit.  This toolkit should be called a Tech Tool Shop…  It is a 1.0 gig download and contains everything, as a tech, you would ever need.

An excerpt about the author of GEGeek:

This site is the culmination of years of CAREFULLY selecting a handful of links to assist me on my current job, personal consulting work and of course my own PCs. Not every site has all useful links ⁄ articles, but there were always one or two gems to be found on every site I visited. Keeping them readily available and manageable became quite a chore, so i created this site just to help me organize them and provide a quick reference . The “How To” is assumed knowledge, I just provide the quick reference.



Listing of All Articles Ever Posted at What’s On My PC

Studies Proved Laptop Radiation and Other Forms of Low Level Radiation Pose Risk to Users

Beware Of Professional Website Designers

Microsoft Security Essentials Review


Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II





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