Today’s Geek Squeaks – August 10, 2013

August 10, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

  • I am always on the hunt for a method to secure the files and folders on my flash drive; and, today I may have found the solution with Wise Folder Hider;
  • Removing viruses and malware from a computer can be a daunting task. Something that you may want to keep available in your tech toolbox is the AVG Rescue CD (which is totally FREE);
  • You need to learn how to back up your computer or at least your personal files and folders. Check out the article below, from AllThatsNEW, that will lead you in the right direction of choosing a backup software option; AND,
  • If you are a Nexus 7 user, then check out the numerous accessories that are available.

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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!


Hide Files and Folders On Your Flash Drive

Wise Folder Hider

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Wise Folder Hider enables you to easily hide any folders, file or removable drive. The hidden files and folders will be invisible and inaccessible, even if the drive is accessed from a different operating system. The only way to unhide the items is by running Folder Hider and entering the correct password… GET IT HERE


AVG Rescue CD (USB Flash Drive Edition)

@ Download Crew

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The AVG Rescue CD is a portable environment that comes with a range of tools to help you clean up a virus-infected PC, fix hard drive problems, and get an unbootable system working again… GET IT HERE


8 Things to Look for in Backup Software

@ AllsThatsNew

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Choosing the right backup software requires striking a delicate balance between what your company needs now –  and what it will need in the future. In order to do this, you’ll need to find a solution that offers customizable management and reporting features… READ MORE


Accessorize Your Nexus 7

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If you are looking for Nexus 7 accessories, then this may be up your alley… SEE MORE


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Take Me Back In Time To Visit An Archived Version of The Internet

April 30, 2013

I actually developed an interest in computers that pre-dates the internet, as we know it (with the graphical user interface, html web pages, etc…). I can remember way back when, being in attendance at a local school where a representative from a large telecommunications company was speaking about computers and that something innovative was on the horizon that would change our lives, as we know it.  What he was talking about at the time was the building of the internet. No one in attendance, including myself, could really grasp at what he was talking about and just how important it would become.

It was some years later, as a result of computers and the internet, my life changed for me personally. Suddenly being labeled as a computer geek, I was thrust into a new career field (as an IT Manager) where I became part of that innovation of what we call internet. Our entire lives has been changed by the internet and the connectivity it has brought; AND, without it we would be at a great loss.

I started thinking about all of this; and, knowing the digital world being as it is, was there was a way to go back in time to revisit the internet in days past? You know, sort of reminisce…  It was after this thought that I remembered hearing about the Wayback Machine.

The Wayback Machine is “a service that allows people to visit archived versions of Web sites. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web. Imagine surfing circa 1999 and looking at all the Y2K hype, or revisiting an older version of your favorite Web site. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine can make all of this possible”.

You are not going to find every site ever created out there, but the Wayback Machine is a great learning and research tool and is just plain interesting to see what the internet landscape looked like in years gone by. For example here is part of a page I pulled from Microsoft’s web site in December 1997:

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You can also upload your own digital artifacts to the Wayback Machine, as well…

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Turning Your Regular TV into a Smart TV

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SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter

SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter

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Wallpaper of the Week (#116) – A Galaxy On Your Desktop

April 6, 2013

I have always found that wallpapers that have a blue tint or color are good at showing off the icons better than other colors. Just my opinion…  To demo my opinion, here is a blue starry (galaxy) background that will enhance the appearance of the your desktop and at the same time make those icons really stand out.

To Get This Wallpaper – [ CLICK HERE ]

A Galaxy On Your Desktop

Windows 7 (and 8) Users: If you are using Windows 7 (or 8), did you know you can create a desktop background slideshow to show off your pictures and wallpaper images?  To learn how to use this feature [CLICK HERE].

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Visit Bookmarks4Techs.com

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Remove Mixi Dj Claro Search – mixidj.claro-search.com
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20 GB of SkyDrive Storage

Free Sotware to convert PDF to word:
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Position Your Notebook Screen
At An Ergonomically Correct Height

3M Vertical Notebook Riser

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Wallpaper of the Week (#115) – B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

March 30, 2013

This week’s wallpaper is a detailed image of the B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber that was recently flown over South Korea to participate in annual military exercises amid spiking tensions with North Korea.

The B-2′s low-observable, or “stealth”, characteristics enable the undetected penetration of sophisticated anti-aircraft defenses and to attack even heavily defended targets. – [source: wikipedia]

To Get This Wallpaper – [ CLICK HERE ]

B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

Windows 7 (and 8) Users: If you are using Windows 7 (or 8), did you know you can create a desktop background slideshow to show off your pictures and wallpaper images?  To learn how to use this feature [CLICK HERE].

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How to Build a Gaming Computer

AVASoft Antivirus Professional
(Malware removal)

Logitech’s G Series PC Gaming Peripherals

IOGEAR USB 2.0 Hub and 45-in-1 Card Reader

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A Friday Freebie: Internet Tool For Finding EVERYTHING Related To Digital Photography

March 15, 2013

As a result of yesterday’s post, where I made an announcement about the NEW Bookmarks4Techs, a reader of the blog introduced me to a similar site that exclusively deals with digital photography, called PhotoStartSheet. As a matter of fact, due to digital photography being tech related, I added this site to the Bookmarks4Techs collection.

PhotoStartSheet

PhotoStartSheet

A big THANK YOU, to the reader identified as Delenn for sharing this GREAT find with us. PhotoStartSheet is a compilation of links to anything and everything having to do with digital photography.

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Win 7 Smart Defender Pro (Malware Removal)

Samsung Unveils Much Awaited Flagship Model Galaxy S4

Gmail Power User.pdf

13X Or Greater Optical Zoom Cameras

13X Or Greater Optical Zoom Cameras

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Wallpaper of the Week (#111) – Water Footprints

March 2, 2013

I found this to be a very cool wallpaper called Water Footprints where the footprints have been made with droplets of water…

To Get This Wallpaper – [ CLICK HERE ]

Water Footprints

Windows 7 (and 8) Users: If you are using Windows 7 (or 8), did you know you can create a desktop background slideshow to show off your pictures and wallpaper images?  To learn how to use this feature [CLICK HERE].

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How to See Invisible Movements in Video

Malware Removal Guide for Windows

Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – March 2, 2013

Today’s FREE Android App of the Day

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Most Descriptive Listing of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

February 26, 2013

What most people do not know about Windows; and, especially Windows 8, is that nearly every type of function in Windows can be controlled directly from their keyboard via keyboard shortcuts.

For example, in Windows 8 the classic Start Menu is missing. As a result of no Start Menu, people are at a loss when it comes to shutting down their computer at the Windows 8 desktop level. This is where having knowledge of keyboard shortcuts can come in handy. In this scenario, simply hitting the Alt + F4 keys in combination will ultimately lead you to the Windows Shutdown dialog box where you can select the shutdown option.

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The reason I inserted the statement “ultimately lead you to” in the previous sentence is that each time you hit Alt + F4, and you have any programs open, that keyboard combination will individually shut down each open program until you reach the desktop level.

Another favorite of mine for shutting down my computer in Windows 8 is simply hit the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys in combination. That will take you to the screen where you can lock the computer, sign out, change your password, launch the task manager and where a small power button (bottom right of the screen) is located to power off the computer.  This keyboard combination will work from the Windows 8 Start Screen level and the desktop level.

Today I went on the hunt for a listing of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts and found many; however, the most visual descriptive listing I found was at a site called, ShortcutWorld.

ShortcutWorld

At  ShortcutWorld you can find every Windows 8 keyboard shortcut you can think of in the following categories:

  1. Getting around Windows 8 Start Screen and Desktop
  2. Windows 8 Charme Shortcuts
  3. Switch between Apps and Windows
  4. Power User Commands Shortcuts
  5. Managing Windows 8 Desktop Windows
  6. Windows 8 Taskbar
  7. Navigating Desktop
  8. Windows Explorer
  9. The Rest

Also, ShortcutWorld has put together a very nice PDF download of all of the Windows 8 shortcuts [HERE]

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Lenovo N5902 Enhanced Multimedia Remote with Backlit Keyboard

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