NetSpot is a Windows OS based (and Mac OS X based) Wi-Fi survey program that gives you the ability to build a Wi-Fi map to see where your dead zones may be. This is useful in placing hotspots (access points) correctly. NetSpot will gather all the needed information for radio signal leakages analyzing, noise sources discovering, access points effective location, etc.
A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks‘:
- A select collection of movie wallpapers from an awesome wallpaper site;
- CCleaner, the premier computer system optimization program, recently was updated;
- A workaround to pin apps to the Start Screen in Windows 8.1; AND,
- With Wi-Fi technology you can control, monitor and manage the thermostats in your home.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware… GET IT HERE
“As of now, there is no option or workaround to automatically pin all installed apps and desktop programs to Windows 8.1 Start screen. However, you can manually pin your favourite apps, apps that support live tiles, and desktop programs to the Start screen by following the below mentioned instructions”… READ MORE
Simply connect the Nest Learning Thermostat to your home Wi-Fi to control it from a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Change the temperature, view and adjust your schedule or settings, and see exactly how much energy you’re using… READ MORE
Back in January I featured the Kindle Fire HD tablet as the tech product of the week. This week is sort of a repeat on the Kindle Fire HD and the reason is simply this: I noticed that Amazon has dropped the price $30 on the 8.9” Wi-Fi model and $100 on the 8.9” 4G LTE model (with data plans). I am sure this is to keep Amazon competitive and my guess is that they have something else coming at us on the horizon. If you want to get on board with a tablet, the Kindle HD Fire with the price drop is an excellent opportunity.
Get the specs from the manufacturer – [ HERE ]
Customer Reviews: See what other people are saying about the Kindle Fire HD Tablet Computer – [ CLICK HERE ]
Well, we have another year under our belt and a new beginning before us! Happy New Year to all my readers (and supporters).
To Get This Wallpaper – [ CLICK HERE ]
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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Folks, if you are looking for a nice, dependable and easy to use online file storing (and sharing) service, I am highly recommending Microsoft’s SkyDrive. With SkyDrive you will get 7 GBs of space for FREE and can opt in to purchasing additional space if need be. This service continues to get better and better all the time and has become my main online file storage service. I encourage you to visit the link above to learn more about SkyDrive.
As this service continues to evolve, Microsoft recently made announcement that a SkyDrive app has been developed exclusively for Android 2.3 or later.
So, if you have an Android based phone or tablet AND you are a SkyDrive user, this app is a must-have app. I have been testing it on my Toshiba Thrive Tablet and it has performed flawlessly. I even have SkyDrive setup to access the files (and drives) on my main PC anywhere I have internet access (see recent article, Access Any File You Need From Your PC From Anywhere With The NEW SkyDrive). This option alone is like having my main PC tethered to my tablet.
With SkyDrive for Android, you can now easily access and share files on the go. You can also upload photos or videos from your phone to SkyDrive.
• Access all of your SkyDrive content including files shared with you.
• View recently used documents.
• Choose multiple photos or videos to upload from your phone.
• Share your files and photos – send a link in email or in another app.
• Open your SkyDrive files in other Android apps.
• Manage your files – delete, or create new folders.
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Have you every wondered where the Wi-Fi (wireless) signal is the strongest and the weakest in your home or business?
One way to perform a site survey for your location is to use the FREE software utility called Ekahau HeatMapper. This utility is designed to map and detect your wireless access points, find security problems, and determine the configuration settings for each access point (such as channels, SSIDs, technologies, MAC addresses, AP vendor, maximum data rate, etc.). The most optimal method for using Ekahu HeatMapper is to import a layout map of your location in order to get accurate results; however, a grid layout is built in.
- Shows Wi-Fi coverage on a map
- Locates all access points
- Detects security settings and finds open networks
- Designed for home and small office
- Free of charge, one-minute install
- Supports 802.11n, as well as a/b/g
- Over 100,000 users