PCWorld posted this interesting article about the top three selling computers over the holidays? Guess what they were… CHROMEBOOKS!
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Having experienced some of the Lenovo offerings that are out there these days, I especially have an eye for their Lenovo Flex touchscreen line of laptops.
What is cool about the Lenovo Flex 2 is that it can adapt and transform into whatever you are doing; making it a truly multi-functional device. It can go from being a laptop to a tablet (on a stand).
When you’re relying heavily on the keyboard — drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example — keep your Flex 2 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you’re focusing on touch applications, web chatting, or enjoying a film or video, flip the screen 300 degrees to enter stand mode.
Once I get something like this in my sights I usually head to Amazon, not only for a price comparison; but, mostly to see what other people are saying about the product.
After looking at the Lenovo Flex flavors they were showing (see here), I ended up looking at the Lenovo Flex 2 15D 15.6 inch model that carries the AMD A8-6410 Quad-Core 2.0 GHz Processor. I know many folks would go for one with the intel processor, but if you want to save green backs, then go with AMD. I have had AMD processors in my main desktop computer(s) for years. I am currently on my third one, with my main desktop computer, for which I am typing this article, is now over 7 years old.
|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366×768|
|Processor||2 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A8|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||1000 GB mechanical
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||4 hours|
A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks‘:
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!
Type a word or phrase into the search box in your Google Drive to find a specific file, folder, or Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation. If your search locates something that’s in your Trash, a notification will appear at the top of your search results with a link you can click to view the items found in your Trash… READ MORE
Sumo Paint is a full featured photo editing / painting application, which works right in your favorite web browser! The application can be used in Windows, Macintosh or Linux operating systems. The only requirement is the Flash Player (which usually comes preinstalled in any OS)… GET IT HERE
…if you type in the proper search phrases or words, it can show detailed information right there, without needing to click a link or go to a separate site… READ MORE
The Samsung Chromebook is a new computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box… READ MORE
Logitech is the best when it comes to the computer keyboard and mouse. One of their keyboard innovations that is quite impressive (in customer reviews) and is couch friendly is the Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad.
The reason I call this a couch friendly keyboard is because you can connect your laptop (and some tablets) to your TV and control the laptop from the comfort of your couch. The K400 has a range of approximately 33 feet (10 meters) and the best part is that it has a touchpad built right into the keyboard to control the functions of the mouse.
Long-range wireless control
Built-in large touchpad with intuitive Windows 8 gesture support
12-month battery life**
One of the newest concepts out there for managing passwords is the concept where you only have to remember ONE permanent “keyword”. Based on that “keyword” a password is generated (and remembered) for whatever login you require. When you need to get the password, you simply return to the password managing site, enter the keyword, what you need the password for, and the password will magically appear. How these password managers (or generators) work is that a secure hash algorithm is used to generate the password which makes reverse-engineering of your keyword virtually impossible. The problem with some of these types of password managers is that: 1 – they are all mostly online and 2 – many of them will only accept website names; thus, restricting their usage.
Today I want to share with you an online service called Password Live that uses the same concept, as previously mentioned. Where Password Live is unique is that it will accept whatever you throw at it; PLUS, there is a downloadable desktop version available. On top of that, in comparison to other similar applications of this type, Password Live has taken into account that some logins will not allow you to use special characters or numbers and some sites restrict the length of the passwords; therefore, with Password Live you can manipulate the password types and password lengths. In the end, with Password Live you end up with a very strong password.
I know this all sound confusing, and it is, but it works… Here is an example of how Password Live works (to try and explain the concept):
In conjunction to using this program, I use a password manager, called S10 Password Vault, to store my passwords, as an added measure of security and backup.
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