If you are an Amazon Shopper, as I am, you can get to the “Full Store Directory” at Amazon by clicking on the link below. I often use this directory to get me to the specific area I want to be…
Control What People See About You On Google Services – If you are a subscriber to any of Google’s services, it is important to know that you can control what people see about you at aboutme.google.com. While you are there, click on the privacy checkup where you can review and adjust what data Google uses to personalize your experience, and update what information you share with friends or make public.
Safely AND Quickly Hide Files and Folders – If you are looking for a way to hide a file or folder, then take a look at WinMend. I can tell you that I have used WinMend for the past several years and I have never lost a file. The WinMend site states it, like this; “While ensuring the absolute system safety, this application can quickly hide files and folders on local partitions and/or on removable devices. The hidden files/folders will be safely hidden whether the drive is accessed in another operating system on the same computer or reinstalled on another computer”. I have added WinMend to the downloads page, located under the FREE SOFTWARE swarm…
Using The Disk Cleanup Tool In Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 – Cnet has a nice tutorial (click here), on how to clean up the junk in Windows using the built-in cleanup tool. The tutorial covers each aspect of what the tool removes and cleans from your system such as the browser thumbnail cache, system files, system restore files, the hibernation cache, and the recycle bin.
A Tool To Reset And Repair Windows Update Related Components – The Windows Club posted this article, Reset Windows Update to default in Windows 10, that features using the Windows Update Component Tool (aka Reset Windows Update Agent) to reset and repair the components to the Windows Update service. The tool itself is available from Technet – click here
MORE Quick Links To Amazon Holiday Deals – As you probably have noticed I have an obsession with Amazon and the challenge of locating their best deals. As Christmas gift giving (and receiving) nears, I really go on the hunt to bookmark links to their holiday deals. Below is my latest collection to share with you.
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GEGeek NOW On Facebook – The motherload of all tech sites, GEGeek, is now featuring their GEGeek Tech Toolkit on Facebook. The toolkit, available through donation at the main GEGeek web site, is a complete collection of over 400 tech related FREE programs and suites (all available from a menu launch utility). If you are an information technology professional the GEGeek website and the GEGeek Toolkit should automatically become part of your mindset. Mike and Jason at GEGeek have gone to great lengths to review, collect, and maintain the information (and toolkit) that is available. Jason recently joined Mike to assist in maintaining the motherload. I personally thank both of them (and I encourage you to do the same). After you donate to acquire the toolkit, you are then entitled to the upgrades (which occur on a regular basis).
Online Games To Pass The Time Away – I regularly visit the USAToday web site to get my initial daily dose of news. Did you know that on the USAToday web site there is a link that will take to you a wide array of online games that they sponsor and maintain. Initially when you load the USAToday site, you will find a link a the top of the site for Crosswords. Click on that link and you will be taken to the Crossword puzzle page and on the page (at the top of the crosswords) you will find additional links for puzzle, arcade, strategy, brain, casino, and quiz type game challenges. Prior to playing any of the challenges or games, you will be required to set though a short in length advertisement…
WordWeb Upgraded To Support Windows 10 – WordWeb has been a mainstay on my computer for years. It is a very useful and comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links. I especially like the one click lookup where you hold the CTRL key and right mouse click on a word to get the definition. WordWeb can also be installed as a portable app. You will be prompted for that option after you run the install file. Also, if you like WordWeb and use Google Chrome, be sure to download their WordCaptureX browser extension… NOTE: WordWeb has been added to the What’s On My PC download page under the FREE Software swarm.
Fix Specific Windows 10 Problems and Issues With This Utility – The Windows Club has a developed a utility called FixWin 10 for Windows 10, that is a portable freeware application that allows you to fix and repair Windows 10 problems, issues and annoyances. This new release of FixWin has an updated UI for Windows 10 and includes a new section to fix Windows 10 common problems and issues specifically.
Digital Trends’ (brought to you by Drippler) Best Android Apps For Any Occasion – This list of Android Apps is a pretty good list in my opinion and is a good starting point if you are looking for good reputable android apps (for any occasion). The list was originally posted on Digital Trends and it made Drippler (the Android app that features new tips, apps, features, updates, accessories and more)….
Where To Look For Deals On Amazon – As the holiday shopping season approaches and we Countdown To Black Friday, many of us will be doing our shopping online. One of my favorite shopping sites is Amazon. For example, to look for bargains I will visit their Today’s Deals, their Outlet, or their Warehouse … I have found items, using these three options, to get really good deals. If you want to visit the Earth’s Biggest Selection to get a full directory listing at Amazon, CLICK HERE…
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[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Microsoft OneNote – Many of you may be familiar with Microsoft OneNote, which Microsoft describes as an “extension of your brain”.
The HOT NEWS this week is that OneNote is now FREE everywhere. This means that you can download, sync and use OneNote on all of your computing platforms. OneNote is now available on: PC, Mac, Windows tablets, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android and the Web. And they’re always in sync with each other.
OneNote, in comparison to many other note keeping applications, is very featured enriched. Personally, I am testing OneNote out on all of my devices to see where it will stand in my life of hoarding information… @What’s On My PC
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[ANDROID] Selectively Lock Android Apps In Multiple Ways With Lockdown Pro – Lockdown Pro, this awesome app offers basic as well as advanced app locking features for newbies and seasoned users alike, and looks great while at it. Featuring multiple PIN & pattern options, geo-fencing, stealth mode to conceal the app’s very presence, and several great-looking themes for the unlocking screen, this should be a must-have on every Android phone and tablet out there. And best of all, it’s completely free, without even any ads!… @Addictive Tips
[HOW TO] How To Transfer Evernote Notebooks To OneNote – Evernote2Onenote tool is a handy tool to automatically import all required Evernote Notebooks to your OneNote account. It doesn’t matter whether notebooks are synchronized or local, any notebook with all notes could be imported from Evernote to OneNote using this simple tool… @I Love Free Software
[WINDOWS] – Geek Uninstaller – Standard removal program leaves tons of leftovers on your PC. GeekUninstaller performs deep and fast scanning afterwards and removes all leftovers. Keep your PC clean! Use Force Removal for stubborn and broken programs… @Geek Uninstaller
[ALL IN ONE DESKTOP] HP Pavilion 23-g010 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop – Less than $500… @Amazon
[WINDOWS] 3 Calculators Better Than The One in Windows – After trying out several different calculators, I rounded up three programs that in my opinion, are a tad better than the default Windows calculator… @Instant Fundas
[FEATURED TECH SITE] – Android Awesomeness (featured at Bookmarks4Techs) – Android Awesomeness is all about Android and it’s apps. We strive to review at least one new, awesome app a day. What’s an awesome app you ask? An awesome app is a well designed, functional app, that follows the Android Design Guidelines. And also, it’s just a matter of taste… @Android Awesomeness
[HOW TO] Make the Most of Your Multiple Monitors in Windows – If you already have a computer that can handle multiple monitors, just plug in the power cord for your monitor and hook it up to the extra VGA or DVI port. Then it’s time to really get started… @lifehacker
[NEWS] Windows XP Migrations Should Take the Path of Least Resistance – I realize there are some companies that are actually migrating to Windows 8, but with the limited amount of time left, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with migrating to Windows 7, and Microsoft should state that… @WindowsITPro
[HOW TO] How to speed up your Android phone in 2 easy steps – Before we begin, this method will only work for phones running Android 4.0 and above. If you have an older device such as the Samsung Galaxy Ace and are running Android 2.3, then this guide unfortunately won’t apply. There are still ways of speeding up these older phones however, and we’ll have a guide for that real soon… @gadget helpline
[NEWS] This changes everything: Microsoft slips WinXP holdouts $100 to buy new Windows 8 PCs – In an attempt to lure people off its 13-year-old Windows XP operating system, Microsoft will pay $100 to XP users who upgrade to a new Windows 8 PC. The promotion, run via the Microsoft Store website, is open to users who ditch their Windows XP systems and buy new machines. The money-off offer applies to PCs costing $699 or more that are bought from Redmond’s online shop… @The Register
[WALLPAPER] – F-16 Fighting Falcon… @Good-Wallpapers
Learn a byte at a time with Geek Squeaks’ — featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it… I just plain love tech!
A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks‘:
Squeak #1: See what the developers (such as Agilebits, LastPass, mSeven and Siber Systems) are saying about the chances of others gaining access to your online password database. Myself, I am skeptical; however, after reading this article, I may consider one of these services to manage my passwords (see below);
Squeak #2: Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and now Kit Kat. All names for versions of the Android OS. Read more below about KitKat and how Google (Android) came up with this name in honor of the candy bar that developers munched on while they were creating it… (see below);
Squeak #3: One of my favorite file managers is QDir!… I currently use it as a portable app on my computer (and flash drives) to manage the files and folders on my computer. QDir has been around for awhile now and the developer continues to make it better (see below)…
Squeak #4: Everyday Amazon features a round of deals that often consist of tech and computer products. I encourage you check it out and take advantage of some of the offerings (see below)…
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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How safe are online password managers?
People who use online password managers have a lot riding on the application’s integrity. What are the chances of others gaining access to the stored passwords?… READ MORE
Prepare for a sweet new treat
We’re naming the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, KitKat. Look for specially branded KitKat bars in a store near you that give you a chance to win a Nexus 7 or Google Play credit… LEARN MORE
QDir – Makes Your Files and Folders Easy To Manage
Q-Dir i a good file manager with an amazing Quadro-View technique. You don’t have to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system… GET IT HERE
Watch For Some Great Tech Deals
One of my stops everyday is Amazon’s Gold Box deals. I have seen as much as 40% to 50% off on things; especially tech products… CHECK IT OUT HERE
Many users of Microsoft Office are unaware that an online gold mine exists that contains hundreds (and maybe even thousands) of templates for the following Microsoft Products:
What is really cool about this treasure trove of templates is that they are neatly organized (in the following categories) so that you can easily find a template to get the targeted job done. I personally have used templates from the Microsoft Gallery of Templates to help me get started on my own design; OR, as a learning tool on how to complete a specific Microsoft Office function…
You can click on any of the links below to be taken to that category of templates! Enjoy…
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Newsola visualizes the news in a treemap format, using Google News as its’ primary source. The news is available in 14 different languages, in the typical categories of World News, National News, Financial News, Tech News, Showbiz News and Entertainment News. Newsola is mobile friendly and can be set to auto refresh. The way the news is presented with Newsola is very similar to Newsmap.
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