Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 21, 2013

November 21, 2013

FCC SPEED TEST (ANDROID APP) accurately measures your mobile broadband performance…

FIVE WINDOWS 8 SHORTCUT KEYS that are essential to know…

A FREE ALL-IN-ONE SCREEN CAPTURE PROGRAM that provides a full-featured screen capture tool, an intuitive image editor, a color picker, a color palette, a pixel- ruler, a protractor, a crosshair and even a whiteboard…

A REALLY COOL SOUND AND SLEEP MACHINE for a better nights sleep…

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!


Monitor Your Mobile Network’s Performance With The Official FCC Speed Test Android App

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If you have any question or doubt in regards to performance of your mobile broadband connection; install FCC Speed Test. FCC Speed Test is an Android app that accurately measures your mobile broadband performance and displays an in-depth view of its factors (e.g. download and upload speed, latency, and packet loss).

Addictive Tips gets full credit for bringing this useful Android app to our attention.


In 2012, the Federal Communications Commission revealed their plans to provide mobile users with a way to more accurately find information about mobile broadband speeds offered by their carriers and crowd-sourcing the data across the US. The aim is to help the agency crowdsource data about wireless performance for their own record keeping. To expand the program, FCC has now released a new Android app simply dubbed FCC Speed Test… READ MORE

Important Windows 8 Shortcut Keys To Know About

Windows key+D = Takes you to the desktop

Windows key+R = Opens the Run box

Windows key+I = Opens Settings

Windows key+Q = Opens a Search screen

Windows key+X = Opens the Quick Access menu

PicPick – All-In-One Screen Capture Program

I have tried many screen capture programs and PicPick always comes out on top. If you are into graphic editing, blogging, desktop publishing, etc… PicPick is a must have installation.


Key Features

Full featured screen capture
Intuitive image editor
Color Picker
Color Palette
Pixel Ruler
Screen Magnifier
Screen Protractor


Ecotones SOUND+SLEEP Machine


For roughly the same amount you’d spend for a month’s supply of sleeping medication, SOUND+SLEEP provides high-quality, natural sound compositions to help you relax and treat your body to a night of deep, restorative sleep. Featuring upward-facing speakers for full-room, high-definition sound, SOUND+SLEEP delivers a rich audio experience and automatically adjusts to minimize the effect of background noises and other distractions… CHECK IT OUT HERE

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1: I have been looking for an online jigsaw puzzle app that emulates a real jigsaw puzzle, and I found it (see below);

Squeak #2: Anyone who does any desktop publishing, blogging, or graphic editing needs PicPick (see below);

Squeak #3: Read the scoop on renting porn movies from the cable company (read more below); AND

Squeak #4: Today’s featured gadget is a Leatherman tool. I actually collect these things and find them very useful (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!

Jigsaw Explorer – Best Online Jigsaw Puzzles

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This is the best jigsaw puzzle application that I have come across that allows you to rotate the pieces, determine the number of pieces to use and use your own pictures; right from your browser (no install required)… GET IT HERE

PicPick – All In One Design Tool


PicPick is an all-in-one program that provides a full-featured screen capture tool, an intuitive image editor, a color picker, a color palette, a pixel- ruler, a protractor, a crosshair and even a whiteboard.

This software is distributed as a freeware for personal use only… GET IT HERE

Cable Movie Blackmail

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Why you Shouldn’t rent cable porn movies… Cable companies tell you that they don’t list the movies you rent. But any company insider can know. Their movies have codes and so do movies you rent… READ MORE

If You’re Heading To College You Need One Of These

Leatherman 831102 Super Tool-300 Multitool


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An Extremely Versatile and Configurable Screen Capture Utility

June 22, 2012

I have tried just about every screen capture utility out there, but a new one landed on my plate that I can only describe as being in the category of awesome (especially for being free and portable). It is called LiveCapture.

I am not going to get into the details, because the screen shot below tells it all; and, besides part of the fun with a program such as this is exploring all of the program options. The only thing I don’t like about LiveCapture is that when you run it, a capture toolbar initially appears that really does not (in my opinion) do the program any justice (unless you like toolbars). The good, or at least for me, is that you can turn the toolbar “off”.  Where this program really shines is when you right click on the LiveCapture icon in the system tray (as the screenshot below reflects) to show what this gem can do.  Again, awesome




Today’s Technology News, Software, Apps, Wallpapers, Tech Products and MORE…

Tips for Maintaining Your Laptop

Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.262 Update Fixes Firefox Issues

Western Digital My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router


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Hands Down This Is the Best Screen Capture App Out There

November 11, 2011

Folks, I do a lot of graphic editing and desktop publishing on the amateur level and I would be lost if I did not have a good graphic editor and screen capture application. My “go to” software for screen captures and graphic editing,  is no other than PicPick Tools. If you do not have PicPick Tools on your computer, then you are missing out on a real jewel of a computer program that is super easy to figure out, is FREE for home use, AND is portable. Don’t let the simplicity of this application fool you. It can do everything you need it do to get that graphic editing job done.

PicPick Tools

I have written about PicPick Tools before, but it is one of those apps that just continues to improve and one of those apps (that in my opinion) should be in the Freeware Hall of Fame.

So what is all my rave about:

PicPick is user friendly and full of features for creating your image, suitable for software developers, graphic designers and home user.

Screen Capture

  • Auto-scroll, dual monitors and sound effect are supported
  • Various output to File, Printer, Office programs, External program
  • Sharing to FTP, Web, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter are supported as well
  • Full Screen
  • Active Window
  • Window Control
  • Scrolling Window
  • Region, Fixed Region
  • FreeHand
  • Repeat Last Capture

Image Editor

  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Windows 7 Ribbon style
  • Standard drawing, shapes, arrows, lines, text, and etc.
  • Blur, sharpen, hue, contrast, brightness, pixelate, rotate, flip, frame effect and etc.

Color Picker and Color Palette

  • various color code type (RGB, HTML, C++, Delphi)
  • Photoshop style RGB/HSV conversion is supported.
  • Pick and Save your favorite color!

Screen Pixel Ruler

  • horizontal and vertical orientation
  • various units (Pixels, Inches, Centimeters)
  • DPI setting (72, 96, 120, 300)
  • colorful gradient skins
  • You don’t have to install any other screen ruler softwares.

Screen Magnifier

  • Zoom 2x to 10x option
  • Stay on top, smooth display, and sizeable window

Screen Protractor

  • Have you seen any screen protractor functions?

Screen Crosshair

  • For aligning objects in graphics or design applications
  • For calculating relative coordinates on screen


  • For giving a presentation or just drawing something on screen


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GEEK SQUEAKS’ (#60) – Mini Computer, Full Featured Screen Capture Utility, Remove Malware, Occupy Wallstreet and Digitally Sign PDF Docs

November 1, 2011

A High-Powered Mini PC



PicPick Tools

PicPick Tools

An all-in-one program that provides full-featured screen capture tool, intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair and even whiteboard. It has not only everything what you need, but it loads fast, sits quietly in the system tray until needed.


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Friday Madness

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A FREE Web Based Screen Recorder

August 10, 2011

Screencast-O-Matic Recently my brother asked me if I could download  some online video news footage of his son (my nephew) in a featured sporting event? They wanted to archive the video so that his son (my nephew) would have something in the future to show his kids.  Exhausting all of the tricks that I knew for grabbing the download stream of the video, I had to start thinking outside the box, which is something new for me, and focused on not downloading the video, but on a method to capture (or record the video). I knew from experience I could install software to perform this task; however, I did not want to install any software and began to wonder if there were any online web based services out there where I could perform this task. This is when and how I discovered the online web based screen recorder service called Screencast-O-Matic .

Using my web browser and a microphone connected to the computer I used Screencast-O-Matic to record (and capture) the video and audio of the news clip. The end result turned out better than I ever anticipated.

Screencast-O-Matic is a web based screen recorder that can be used in an instance such as I described, but is primarily designed to record your actions on the computer for purposes of “how to” instruction.

There is nothing to install when using Screencast-O-Matic.  Visit the website, click on Start Recording.  The first occasion of using Screencast-O-Matic you will be prompted to download a Java Plugin.

Following the download, the adjustable Screencast-O-Matic capture window, with various controls, will appear on the screen.  The capture window will remain on the window over top of any application you bring up.


There is a FREE and PRO version of Screencast-O-Matic .  The FREE version enables you to:

  • Record for a max of 15 minutes
  • FREE Hosting (15 minutes per upload)
  • Upload to YouTube HD
  • Export to MP4, AVI, FLV movie
  • Record web camera

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[GEEK SQUEAKS'] – Screen Capture Tool, Wallpapers, Tour the World, and Angry Birds

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full-featured screen capture tool,
intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler,
protractor, crosshair and even whiteboard.

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