A Sampling Of Some Of The Most Popular Articles At What’s On My PC — and MORE GREAT GEEK SQUEAK STUFF (#2016-03)

January 18, 2016

A Sampling Of Some Of The Most Popular Articles At What’s On My PC – Each week on the blog I try to provide an array of topics through the Geek Squeaks’ theme. This week I was brain dead and for the life of me nothing was jumping out to get my juices going. In an effort to give myself a jump start, I decided to list some of the most popular articles at What’s On My PC. This not only got my juices going; but, it made me come to the realization that I need to re-think how I am titling my blog articles and still keep within the parameters of my Geek Squeaks’ way of life where I post multiple topics (with one main topic as the attention grabber). As a result, I am going to implement this change to see where it takes me. To get started with this week’s post, I changed the title format; and to get my juices going, I have listed a sampling some of the most popular articles at What’s On My PC. Always remember, you can perform a search to find various topics, software, etc… In the 8 years that I have been blogging, there is a good chance that if you are looking for something, I have covered it in some form or another.

Symptoms of a Failing Computer Power Supply – I discuss some of the symptoms you may experience that could indicate that your power supply is failing. This article was published back in 2010, which seems like yesterday, and much of what is reflected is still applicable today.

Shutdown, Sleep, Restart or Logoff Your Computer Using the Keyboard – Here I did a post about the built in keyboard shortcuts that you can use to shutdown, sleep, restart or logoff your Windows computer. This article is applicable to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users. I still get a ton of hits on this one.

Locating Your Software License Keys – Did you know that if you do a complete reinstall of the software on your PC, you will need the product license keys (or serial/registration information) for the software that you had paid for? If you did not know this, then this article will guide you on the various software options that are available that will help you out.

An Easy Way to Get the Serial Number and Disk Drive Information of Your Computer – If you follow the command prompt steps that I have reflected in this article you can get the serial number and disk drive information of your computer.

Get the last FREE version of FastStone Capture – If you do not know what FastStone Capture is, then you are missing out on some good software. This screen capture program, at one point was freeware; however, you now (current version) have to pay for the software (shareware). This is one shareware program that I recommend buying. If you do not wish to buy it, you can still grab the last FREE version.

What does the “G” represent in 3G and 4G? – There is a high probability that you own a cell phone. If so, you have probably questioned, “What is all of this 3G and 4G talk about?”. This article will help you out with this.


A Package Of More Than 180 Portable Freeware Utilities (for Windows) – If you are the techie type, you probably have heard of the NirSoft utilities. Did you know that these utilities can be downloaded as a package and conveniently launched using what is called the NirLauncher. The NirLauncher package includes variety of tools that you may need for your daily computer use, including utilities to recover lost passwords, to monitor your network, to view and extract cookies, cache, and other information stored by your Web browser, to search files in your system, and more… This is a “must have” for the tech toolbox.


An OS That Will Turn A PC Into An Android PC – I came across a new open source OS (operating system) that can be installed on a compatible PC or run from a flash drive called Remix OS that will turn a PC into an Android based PC. What this means is that you can run the same apps through the Remix OS that you do on your Android based phones and tablets. I will be keeping an eye on this…

Video – How To Install The Remix OS


Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – If you do not own a wireless bluetooth speaker, you do not know what you are missing. Today, I came across an Amazon deal for people like me who is rough on things. It is the Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, that is shockproof and waterproof. At the time of this posting, the pricing was unbelievable ($39) with great customer reviews.

 Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker


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Nice Deal On Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

July 13, 2015

Another deal I came across at Amazon features the Urge Basics Cuatro Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Bass+ Technology – (Includes Carrying Case and Charging Cable; Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets and Mp3 Players with Bluetooth Capability, Black)…

I don’t know how long this deal (at $20) will last, but is worth a look see…

Urge Basics Bluetooth Speaker


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FEATURED TECH TOY – A Bluetooth Speaker That Drops Sound In All Directions

December 18, 2014

There are bluetooth speakers, then there are bluetooth speakers. If you are going to spend the money to make the most out of your listening to music, via bluetooth technology, go all out with the Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. The customer reviews on this particular speaker, that comes in a variety of color combinations, says it all (portable, durable, long battery life – up to 15 hrs, option of external power,standard 3.5mm input, 360 degree sound ).


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Play Music All Day and All Night With The Anker A7908 Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker

October 13, 2014

This little 3 inch bluetooth speaker packs a punch and has an uptime (between charges) of 15 to 20 hours. The unit also doubles as a speaker phone with a 2-foot range microphone so you can answer or make calls mid-song. Currently has a great customer rating (see here) and is currently at a reduced price point.

Anker® A7908 Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker with 20 Hour Rechargeable Battery and Full, High-Def Sound (Black)

Anker® A7908 Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker

  • Experience your tunes in high definition and surprising fullness realized through a 4W / 2in driver and bass port – outclassing other similar-sized portable speakers.
  • Unrivalled 15 to 20-hour playtime powered by a built-in rechargeable 2100mAh Li-ion battery.
  • Automatically connect to the last-connected device when turned on enables one-step music streaming. Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices (2.1 and over). 3.5mm audio port for non-Bluetooth devices.
  • Outstanding connection range of up to 33 feet. Built-in microphone with a 2-feet pickup range allows the speaker to double as a speaker phone.
  • Package contents: Anker® Portable Bluetooth Speaker, micro USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable, travel pouch, instruction manual. 18-month warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Today’s Geek Squeaks – October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 –(Add Multi-Tab Functionality To Windows Explorer): I am big on using the built in file manager in Windows; however, it is lacking when compared to some of the third party file managers that are available. Today, I found a really cool application (or extension) called Clover that adds multi-tab functionality to Windows Explorer (for Windows 7 and XP) and File Explorer (for Windows 8). The really cool part about Clover is that it looks like the Chrome browser (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #2 – (More News On The Nexus 5): Either Google made a boo boo and posted the Nexus 5 (at $349) on the Nexus site by mistake or they are using a marketing tactic to promote the Nexus 5; either way, it showed up on the site one minute, then disappeared the next (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #3 – (An App For To Check Your Heart Rate): Carol over at Carol’s Vault has a really neat app posted that literally could be a lifesaver (SEE BELOW); and,

Squeak #4 – (A Small Speaker That Puts Out A Surprising Amount of Sound): The iHome iHM60GY 3.5mm Aux Portable Speaker is one awesome speaker for its’ size. If you don’t believe me check out the customer reviews and (SEE MORE BELOW)…


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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Clover 3

Wings for your Windows Explorer!


Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. After install Clover, you will be able to open multiple folders within the same window, and you can also add folder bookmarks… GET IT HERE

Nexus 5 16GB Appears on Google Play Store Priced at $349

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Following the leaked official snapshots of the Nexus 5, Google has announced a starting price for the flagship smartphone via its Play Store just weeks before the anticipated, but still only rumoured, October 31st launch date… READ MORE

Instant Heart Rate – Mobile Apps

@ Carol’s Vault


Instant Heart Rate is the most accurate Heart Rate Monitor app for any smartphone and it does not need any external hardware… READ MORE

iHome iHM60GY 3.5mm Aux Portable Speaker


Speaker works with any 3.5 mm headphone jack, perfect for laptops, phones, portable game devices, MP3 players, etc

Size defying sound – Vacuum bass design provides surprising volume and bass response in a small space-saving speaker that fits in your hand

Built-in rechargeable battery – Long-lasting rechargeable internal lithium ion battery

Collapsible speaker can be used singly or get two for simulated stereo – Twist speaker to expand

Use two for simulated stereo or a single speaker for mono

Audio plugs for connecting to audio source so you can charge speaker while listening

Speaker works with any 3.5 mm headphone jack, perfect for laptops, cell phones, portable game devices, MP3 players, etc


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