nuePanel – A Direct Dial Control Panel Alternative

November 29, 2016

Here is a tech toolbox (portable app) program called NuePanel that gives you direct dial access to more than 150 Windows applets and tools.

Be aware, because this is a new program, and contains many calls to system tools, it’s highly likely it’ll be flagged as malicious by some antivirus tools.

Source: nuePanel is a comprehensive Control Panel alternative for Windows – nuetools


Having Issues With Google Chrome?

October 19, 2016

If you are experiencing issues with Google Chrome, such as frequent crashes, unexpected ads, unusual start pages or a toolbar mysteriously appears; then, you may want to download the Chrome Cleanup Tool. Simply download to your desktop (or a folder) AND run… This tool is made by Google to help track down issues with the Google Chrome browser. One important point to make here is that this tool will give you an option to set your browser settings to the default (original) settings; so, be aware of that. Otherwise, this is worth a shot if your are in a dilemma…

Chrome Cleanup Tool

Chrome Cleanup Tool 


Portable Windows Security And Vulnerability Scanner

July 14, 2016

Quick post on a tool that is not only a security and vulnerability tool, but could also be used as a forensic and IT audit tool. It is called lastAudit. Take a look at it and let us know what you think. This is an audit tool that I haven’t seen before…

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Features:

  • Free
  • Portable executable
  • Detects and lists: wrong security configuration, vulnerabilities, weak permissions, saved passwords, browser history and cookies, Outlook address book entries
  • Reveals sensitive information from: documents, source files, credential files, email files
  •  Performs WiFI audit: host localization, hotspot history, lists open hotspots
  • Performs LAN port scanning
  • Lists network resources, shares and files
  • Lists Active Directory OUs, users, servers, shares and services
  • Generates HTML reports

An Overview Of The AnVir Task Manager

June 8, 2016

I recently featured the AnVir Task Manager here on the blog and can’t say enough about its’ usefulness. If you are a tech or someone who assists other’s with their Windows based computers I highly recommend you download the portable version of this application. To explain everything that this program can do (and monitor) I have posted below a link to a tutorial video.  This program has many, many features and will even serve as a level of protection for your computer to protect you from malware and viruses. Anvir Task Manager goes over and above any task managers that I know of. 

CLICK HERE to see an extensive Overview Video 

AnVir Task Manager

 


New Version of DNS Jumper (V2.0)

June 29, 2015

Typically, changing your DNS on your computer requires configuration changes, that are actually pretty easy to do; however, most people will not attempt those changes for fear of causing problems with their PCs. Another factor to all of this is knowing what DNS servers to use and which ones are safe (which would require some research on your part).

Recently I posted an article about a utility called DNS Jumper that is engineered to change your DNS setting for you and if you are not satisfied with those changes you simply revert back to the defaults. When it comes to changing your DNS, all the work has been done for you with this utility.

Today I noticed that a new version of DNS Jumper is out there that is deserving of attention. This little utility (which is portable) has evolved into a very attractive and powerful tool where you can manually select a free DNS Service or you can let DNS Jumper find the fastest DNS service for you.

DNS Jumper 2.0

DNS Jumper 2.0

DNS – or domain name system – is the protocol on the internet that turns human-comprehensible website names such as sordum.org into addresses understandable by machines.(machine-readable “IP addresses”) , In some cases, you can increase the browsing speed or improve your security by replacing the DNS provided by your provider , DNS Jumper is a tool which makes it easy for you.

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A Must Have Android App

April 24, 2015

Probably one of the most underused functions on computers, by the everyday computer user, is the copy and paste function. I am sure this is probably true when it comes to using our smartphones. As a matter of fact, I randomly asked some of the my friends if they knew how to copy and paste text on their Android phones??? As usual when I ask these geeky type of questions they sort of look at me with that deer in the headlight look and wonder what planet I am from. Every single person I asked this question did not know that was even possible on their phones.

Copying and pasting text from one app to another on our phones is a function you need to learn and if you want to get a good start on this I suggest that you take a look at Easy Copy.

Easy Copy - 1-Tap Copy Paste - screenshot

Easy Copy is an Android app that is better than the standard built-in copy paste function in that it has the following features that makes using the copy paste function a more powerful function. After you tap on copy, a pop-up menu will be displayed and allows to:

  • locate in Google Maps
  • call the number
  • translate with Google Translate
  • create an event
  • modify the text you copied (very useful in Hangouts when you only want to copy part of a message!)
  • send by text
  • share (when not already developed in the given application)

I found that when the menu appears to perform these function, you can drag the order of the menu around to fit your personal needs. For example, on top of my menu list is the “share” function, due I use that function the most.

This app appears to be relatively new app in the Google Play store, so expect some bugaboos; however, my geek senses is telling me that this app will improve and become very, very popular…

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A 5 Stars Windows Repair Utility

April 23, 2015

First statement I need to make here is that the Tweaking.com – Windows Repair utility, featured in this article, is for those who are computer techs and the geeks in the family. Second statement I need to make is that I cannot say enough about how good this utility is.

Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

Tweaking.com – Windows Repair has helped me personally make repairs to computers where the Windows operating system has become corrupted; whether it be from end user error, a malware infection or Windows just stopped playing nice. It has served me (just recently) in repairing a Windows Update issue (where Windows stopped playing nice), a Windows Service issue (caused by a Windows Update) and in repairing a winsock/dns issue that surfaced after removal of a malware infection from a PC. I always have an updated (portable) version of this utility available.

Word of advice – Follow the steps as exactly outlined with this utility and as always use the internet to research any clues you are seeing that may be the cause of the issue. This will ensure that you can pinpoint what option to select when attempting a repair. If not sure, run the utility in its’ entirety, but be patient as it goes to work.

Tweaking.com – Windows Repair is an all-in-one repair tool to help fix a large majority of known Windows problems including:

 Unhide Non System Files
 Repair problems with .lnk (Shortcuts)
 File Association
 WMI
 Windows Firewall
 Internet Explorer
 Windows Installer (MSI)
 Hosts File
 Policies Set By Infections
 Icons
 Winsock & DNS Cache
 Proxy Settings
 Windows Updates
 CD/DVD Missing/Not Working
 Reset Registry and File Permissions
 Register System Files
 Remove Temp Files
 and more… 

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Control Your Mouse Via The Keyboard With NeatMouse

January 1, 2015

NeatMouseIf you ever wondered (or wished at times) you could control your mouse pointer via your keyboard; well, you can with NeatMouse.

I recently installed a wireless mouse and was sporadically running into a problem where it would lose its’ connection to my PC. I eventually resolved the issue; but, during the times I was without a mouse I would fire up the portable version of NeatMouse in order to navigate the computer. Did you ever try to navigate around your computer without your mouse?  It can be done, but it is not easy.

What I like about NeatMouse is that it uses the numpad keys on your keyboard and is setup in such a way that it actually will come natural to you.

NeatMouse key bindings

 

Another thing I like about NeatMouse is that it also is available as a portable app. If you are one of the techie types, NeatMouse is one of those utilities you may want to consider adding to your tech toolbox. It is also available as a full Windows software install. During the installation you will be given option to do the full install or to install as a portable app.

Features of NeatMouse are:

  1. NeatMouse can be activated by one of the following keys: Num Lock, Scroll Lock, Caps Lock, or by the custom hotkey.
  2. Select one of the Ctrl, Alt or Shift buttons for alternate speed modifiers. When this button is pressed, mouse pointer moves with alternate speed.
  3. Select one of the Ctrl, Alt or Shift for no-emulation mode. When this button is pressed and you press a keyboard button bound to the mouse action, this button performs its primary task as if there is no mouse emulation.
  4. Specify regular and alternate mouse speed.
  5. Bind keys for moving mouse left, right, up, down, and diagonally.
  6. Bind keys for left mouse button click, right mouse button click, middle mouse button click.
  7. Bind keys for scrolling up and down.
  8. Manage custom user settings: if you use portable version of NeatMouse, you can create different settings for your laptop and workstation.

By default, the mouse control keys for NeatMouse located on the keyboard numpad. The default key bindings can be altered.

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Android Version of CPU-Z (popular system information tool)

November 5, 2014

I am sure many of the techie types out there have heard of CPU-Z, a system information tool that gathers information on the main devices and components of your computer (such as CPU, Motherboard, Memory, etc…). These types of tools are not only useful for identifying components, but are useful as troubleshooting tools as well.

Today, I noticed on Google Play (the Android Store) that there is an Android version of CPU-Z that is just as good as the PC version in identifying cpu, clock speeds, sensors, battery levels, screen resolution, and much more (for your smartphone or tablet)…

CPU-Z

Android version of the popular CPU identification tool for PC/Windows., CPU-Z is a free application that reports information about your device.

– SoC (System On Chip) name, architecture, clock speed for each core ;

– System information : device brand & model, screen resolution, RAM, storage.;

– Battery information : level, status, temperature ;

– Sensors.

Requirements :

– Android 2.2 and above (version 1.03 and +)


Eject or Close The Default CD/DVD Drive On Your PC With This FREE Utility

October 2, 2014

It is the small software utilities in the world of Windows that often go unrecognized that are often the most used. Daanav Eject CD is a prime example. There are quite a few CD/DVD eject software utilities out there, but what I like about Daanav Eject CD is that it does not start with Windows. Many of the others, which many are outdated, are installed and running when Windows starts (which I do not need another application running during startup). This utility does two things and two things only. It opens and closes your default cd/dvd drive tray.

Daanav Eject CD / DVD Drive Control Software

Daanav Eject CD / DVD Drive Control Software is Compatible with Windows 8 and other versions of Microsoft Windows.


FREE Software To Quickly Retrieve The Serial Presence Detect (SPD) From Your RAM Modules

September 30, 2014

I recently came across PassMark RAMMon (FREE for personal use) to help me positively identify the RAM Modules in a PC and thought I would pass this onto my readers.

Passmark RAMMon

PassMark RAMMon generates an extensive snapshot of the manufacturer, the clockspeed and other data of their DDR2, DDR3, XMP and EPP memory devices and even some older memory types. It uses SysInfo DLL SDK to gather the SPD attributes from RAM devices. 

What is SPD?

Serial Presence Detect (SPD) is the standard set forth by JEDEC for a host system to retrieve attributes of memory modules. The SPD standard is intended for use on any memory module, independent of memory technology or module form factor.

RAMMon displays the values stored on RAM module such as the memory capacity, the manufactuer, serial number, model part number, the CAS latencies supported and the module voltage.

Also, depending on your RAM type, other specific SPD data can be retreived as well. Such as the module thickness, module width, maximum operating temperature and more.


GEEK SQUEAKS – Keep Track Of Important Dates On Your Android

March 3, 2014

I recently added a new site to Bookmarks4Techs, named Android Awesomeness; and, in doing so I noticed that they had an Android App posted, called Days that will be of great assistance to me (and you).

As I continue to age and ferment like wine, I have a tendency to forget things. I don’t know if it is the fermenting process or it is just me learning to mellow out more; however, my forgetfulness needed tended to. This is where Days will help me out.

Days

Days— is a beautiful countdown app using the popular card-based UI introduced by Google. It is designed to be an efficient as well as elegant tool for your Android device.

Days— provides all essential functionalities needed to remind you of your important dates, and gives you choices over colors if you want to keep things organized. Since this app is built based on open-source libraries, it is definitely free with no ads.

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – September 19, 2013

September 19, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (Online File Converter): Converting from one file format to another can be a challenge, but CloudConvert has you covered. CloudConvert supports 140 file formats and can send the converted file to your email, dropbox or google drive account (see below);

Squeak #2 – (Utility To Read Browser History): NirSoft has a nice little utility available that gives you the ability to read the browsing history from 4 different type of browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari). Great utility to have around to keep an eye on the kids (see below);

Squeak #3 – (How To Be Virus Free):  Dom over at Dom’s Computer & Tech Blog points out that he rarely has had to remove malware (or viruses) from his own personal computer. I really encourage you to invest a few minutes to check out what he has to say (see below); AND,

Squeak #4 – (Expand Your Home Network): Did you know it is possible to use the electrical wiring in your home to expand your home network? (see how below)…

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Convert Anything To Anything

CloudConvert

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CloudConvert supports the conversion between more than 100 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats. You can specify advanced options for every conversion type. Check the supported formats for more details… CHECK IT OUT HERE


BrowsingHistoryView

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BrowsingHistoryView is a utility that reads the history data of 4 different Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari) and displays the browsing history of all these Web browsers in one table… GET IT HERE


Never Get a Virus Again

@ Dom’s Tech & Computer Blog

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…I rarely, if ever, have to remove viruses from any of my personal computers. I think that their are some distinct reasons for this. In this post, I am going to give you some of my personal tips so you never get a virus again READ MORE


Expand Your Home Network With A Powerline Adapter

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TRENDnet Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter Kit — uses an electrical outlet to create a secure high speed network. Connect the first adapter to your network and plug the second adapter into an outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access… CHECK IT OUT HERE


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1: A huge tip on how to find important emails faster (from one of my favorite sites);

Squeak #2: In Windows XP, Vista and 7, you could invoke the Advanced Boot Options menu by pressing F8 (especially to get to Safe Mode). Did you know this is no longer possible in Windows 8; however, there is a way to bring the F8 control option back to life?

Squeak #3: A neat (portable) utility that will let you know the  Startup Time, Shutdown Time, Duration, Shutdown Reason, Shutdown Type, Shutdown Process, and Shutdown Code of a computer; AND,

Squeak #4: An inexpensive, full-size mouse, with full-size features.

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Find important emails faster

@ Tech-for Everyone

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When viewing your emails in Outlook, or the other email clients (Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, etc.), simply (use the cursor to) “highlight” (turn blue) the unhelpful text the author put there, and type something helpful in its place… LEARN MORE HERE


How to enable the F8 key to start Safe Mode in Windows 8

@ Bleeping Computer

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Windows 8 introduced a new boot loader that decreased the time that it takes Windows 8 to start. Unfortunately, in order to do this Microsoft needed to remove the ability to access the Advanced Boot Options screen when you press the F8 key when Windows starts. This meant that there was no easy and quick way to access Safe Mode anymore by simply pressing the F8 key… LEARN HOW TO HERE


Determine The Dates/Times
That The Computer Was Turned On

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TurnedOnTimesView is a new tool that analyses the event log of Windows operating system, and detects the time ranges that your computer was turned on… GET IT HERE


A Full-Size Laser Mouse That Does More

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Do more, more easily with your mouse. With soft rubber grips and a contoured shape, this full size mouse provides all-day comfort, while Back/Forward buttons, side-to-side scrolling plus zoom and programmable buttons empower you to click, scroll and zoom with the flick of a finger… GET IT HERE


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Windows Repair (All In One) – A GREAT Utility For The Tech Toolbox

April 19, 2013

imageWhen it comes to computers we can find ourselves getting into all sorts of situations where it is very difficult to assess and fix the problem.  For example, a couple of friends of mine recently ran into a situation where the windows updates service was broken on a computer they were working on and they had to resort to researching the matter on the internet in order to get a fix. The fix in this situation was not a fix that everyday computer user would want to attempt, due to edits to the registry being required.

I applaud my friends for finding the fix and making the fix work. As a result of this specific situation I started to explore around for an easier solution; and, just by chance happened across a utility called Windows Repair (All In One) , that not only will fix the Windows Update service, but a whole host of Windows OS based problems.

Windows Repair (All In One)

What I want you to keep in mind with this utility is that this utility is geared toward someone that has knowledge of the Windows operating system; however, if your back is against the wall and you know you are in deep doo doo, then what the heck, give the Windows Repair (All In One) a try.

Tweaking.com – Windows Repair can do the following:

Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Register System Files
Repair WMI
Repair Windows Firewall
Repair Internet Explorer
Repair MDAC & MS Jet
Repair Hosts File
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Repair Icons
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Remove Temp Files
Repair Proxy Settings
Unhide Non System Files
Repair Windows Updates
Repair CD/DVD Missing/Not Working
and more…

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