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My name is Rick Robinette and I have been maintaining the “What’s On My PC” blog since July 2008. My passion for blogging and computer information technology has not diminished. Please visit frequently and share the site with others…

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What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/16/2019

[UPDATE] Music Collection v3.1.3.0

Music Collection allows you to build a database of your audio files across drives, disks and elsewhere. The program can accept any music, recorded books, or other audio media that you own or intend to. Add, edit and search for any information in the database. Album info can be manually entered or pulled automatically from one of 3 Internet album search tools. After saving the albums, you can browse or filter by a variety of criteria. Includes a variety of views and print methods.

Utilizes the Microsoft Access Database (MDB) format.

Wise Care 365 5.3.3.530

Wise Care 365 provides the best solution to improve your PC’s performance. It not only promises a dead easy use but also brings the advantage of full-featured, practical and economical. With its help, your computer will never run slow again. It is consisted of five parts: PC Checkup, System Cleaner, System Tune-up, Privacy Protector and System Monitoring. PC Checkup can check the whole running condition of your PC, mark its health status with 10 as the full score and then show you quick-fix solutions. System Cleaner will help you scan and clean invalid registry entries, useless files, trash of browsers and windows components, etc. It also slim down system and manage big files. With System Tuneup, you can optimize the system and network, defragment disk and registry; manage startup & services and context menu. Privacy Protector will erase your browsing history such as the viewed pictures, watched movies/videos, accessed files and visited pages, prevent files or data from being recovered by recovery software, and generate all kinds of passwords for you. System monitoring is a new added feature to overview system processes and hardware information like temperature and memory usage, etc. Wise Care 365 also includes the function of restoring and scheduler. What’s more, you will find the speed up ball which can display the memory usage and CPU temperature. In addition, Avatars and free technical support are provided for registered users. Skins and help files are provided for all Wise users.

FreeFileSync 10.13

FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed.

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Good Deal on this Moto G7 Power with Alexa Push-to-Talk – Unlocked – 32 GB

Moto G7 Power with Alexa Push-to-Talk – Unlocked – 32 GB

  • Pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including Amazon Alexa , Amazon Music, Audible and Amazon Shopping
  • Amazon exclusive version with Alexa built-in: Double press the power button to just ask, and Alexa will respond. Alexa can play music, provide news updates, check the weather wherever you are and more
  • 6.2″ HD+ Max Vision display (1570 x 720) with 19:9 aspect ratio, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with option to add up to 512 GB of microSD expandable memory, Android 9.0, and US warranty
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU
  • 12MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, 8 MP front-facing camera with screen flash for low light selfies
  • 5,000 mAh non-removable battery with USB Type-C 15W TurboPower charger
  • Facial recognition and fingerprint sensor to instantly unlock your phone

Source: Amazon – Moto G7 Power with Alexa Push-to-Talk – Unlocked – 32 GB

Help Desk Geek – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

Help Desk Geek – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros… a blog full of help desk tips for IT Professionals and geeks. The main purpose of this site is to provide readers with daily computer tutorials, technology news, software reviews, and personal computing tips.


This website was added to the “Bookmarks4Techs Collection” (on 6/15/2019) based on the quality of content and frequency of posting. If you see that this site is no longer active, please contact me so that I can rectify the matter.

Quick Tip: How to use the “Windows Snap” feature with the keyboard…

Snap with the keyboard

Aero Snap Windows Side by Side

To snap a window with the keyboard:

  • Select the window you want to snap and press the Windows Logo Key  + Left Arrow to snap that window to the left of your screen or the Windows Logo Key  + Right Arrow to snap that window to the right.
  • If you want to move it to a corner after snapping it, then with the window selected, press the Windows Logo Key  + Up Arrow or the Windows Logo Key  + Down Arrow to get it into the desired corner.
  • After you move the window to a corner, the window is in its smallest possible state, which is a quarter of the screen. Then you can use the Windows Logo Key  + Arrow Keys to move it wherever you want.

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/15/2019

[UPDATE] FastStone Image Viewer v7.2

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer and converter that supports resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks, lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and more. It also includes a built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and several Camera RAWs.

The program includes metadata (EXIF) tools including the ability to pull up a map of where a given picture was taken by looking at GPS data.

[UPDATE] FastStone Photo Resizer v4.3

FastStone Photo Resizer is a batch image converter/resizer that enables users to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text and watermarks to many images at one go. Supports file renaming and a conversion preview is available before processing.

Any set of conversion settings can be saved for future use.

Tweaking.com  – Windows Repair 4.5.2

Tweaking.com Windows Repair is an all-in-one repair tool to help fix a large majority of known Windows problems including registry errors and file permissions as well as issues with Internet Explorer, Windows Update, Windows Firewall and more. Malware and installed programs can modify your default settings. With Tweaking.com – Windows Repair you can restore Windows original settings.

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What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/12/2019

Autoruns 13.95 for PC Windows

11196__Autoruns-icon.pngAutoruns is an app that shows you what apps are configured to run during your system bootup or login. It also shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These apps include ones in your Startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys.

BlueStacks App Player 4.100.0.1046 for PC Windows

6069__bluestack_icon.pngBlueStacks App Player is a great tool for allowing you to run your favorite mobile apps/games in full screen in your browser using a PC or Mac. BlueStacks App Player Key Features Fully customizable environment Support for multiple OS configurations Google Play integration Play games on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) Hyper-G Graphics for uncompromis…

[UPDATE] Desktop Info v1.16.0

Desktop Info displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update the display in real time. Uses very little memory and nearly zero CPU. Perfect for quick identification and walk-by monitoring of production or test server farms

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Quick Tip: Lock Down Your Android Smartphone For Peace of Mind

Nothing is more distressing than losing your phone or thinking it has been stolen. For peace of mind, as soon as you set up your new phone, take a moment and lock it down by configuring the lock screen. Most phones during the initial set up prompt you through a process to lock down your phone, either via a PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint and/or facial recognition. My phone, I have set up to use a combination of these, with the fingerprint recognition I feel is the most powerful. My phone also allowed me to pick a 6-digit PIN, which I feel really makes it tougher to overcome.

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If by chance you skipped over the process to secure your phone when you initially set it up or you desire to modify the current settings, you can do this by heading to the system settings. The system settings on most phones can be accessed via an app icon (labeled “system settings or settings”) or by pulling down from the top of the screen and tapping on a “cogged gear icon”. From the system settings, you are looking for the Security Menu. The menus and options may slightly vary from phone to phone but look for anything that is related to “security” and once there you should see various options to lock down your phone.

Just do it for peace of mind… These phones are computers in our pockets and contain a mother load of personal information.

 

 

Prime Day 2019: Everything You Need to Know | PCMag.com

The company (Amazon) has not yet confirmed when Prime Day 2019 will be held, but in the last two years, the discount extravaganza has expanded into a two-day opportunity to give your credit card a workout. Prime Day 2018 started on Monday, July 16 at noon PT / 3 p.m. ET and lasted 36 hours. The year before that, it began at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10, and ended at 3 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 12. So we can probably expect something similar for Prime Day 2019. This being Prime Day, you’ll need to be a Prime member to get the best bargains. If you’re not, it’s free to join for 30 days, after which it’s $119 per year.

Source: Prime Day 2019: Everything You Need to Know | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/11/2019

NoMachine v6.7.6

NoMachine is a useful tool when you need to remotely connect to any computer you want and access your important files within seconds.

FireAlpaca (64-bit) v2.1.20

FireAlcapa (64-bit) is a very useful free paint tool for Windows.

WinToUSB v4.9

WinToUSB is a tool that lets you run Windows on a USB hard disk or flash drive.

RogueKiller 13.2.2 Malware Protection for PC Windows

12568__roguekiller-icon.pngRogueKiller is an anti-malware application that has been written in C++. The application is able to detect and then remove generic malware and also some advanced threats like rootkits and worms. RogueKiller can find malware by using a number of different techniques such as heuristics and signature finding.

Mozilla Firefox 67.0.2 64-bit for PC Windows

6056__firefox_icon.pngMozilla Firefox is a fast, light and tidy open source web browser. At its public launch in 2004 Mozilla Firefox was the first browser to challenge Microsoft Internet Explorer’s dominance. Since then, Mozilla Firefox has consistently featured in the top 3 most popular browsers globally.

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Quick Tip: If You Use An Android Phone You Have A Google Account (i.e. Gmail)

When you purchase and set up an Android phone, you initially are prompted to establish a Google Account. Many home-based users who are just getting into the Android smartphone arena do not know that. By establishing a Google Account (with a username and password) you now have access to many of Google’s apps and services such as Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, etc… that can be accessed from any web-based device (i.e. computer and tablet). Anything that is Google related, you will be able to access with your username and password. There is a great benefit to this on the upside, but on the downside, you essentially have sold your soul to Google…

There are workarounds to this, but for most folks at home just want their phones to work and do not think about workarounds. Just want to point that out…

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CamScanner – Best Android Document Scanner For Your Smartphone

In my opinion, after testing many scanner apps, CamScanner is top dog. As a matter of fact, I liked the free version so much I purchased the app. At home, I do not own a printer/scanner combo as most people do. I use CamScanner on my phone as my scanner and have found I have used it more than when I did have a computer connected scanner. It is fast, will auto align, auto brighten, and gives multiple options to save the document to the cloud (such as Google Drive, Box, Gmail, etc…). I suggest giving it try…  CamScanner is available for Android and iPhone.

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What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/10/2019

Apowersoft ApowerRec 1.3.7.7 Screen Recorder for PC Windows

11571__apowerrec-icon.pngApowerREC is being hailed as the “ultimate screen recorder” for a range of devices. As its name suggests, the product’s primary objective is to record anything on your screen. This can range from desktop activities to the live streaming of videos and meetings.

Bandicut Video Cutter 3.1.5.511

11277__bandicut-icon-04-07-18.pngBandicut Video Cutter is a simple to use video editor that primarily excels in “cut and shut” video manipulation. Bandicut Video Cutter allows the user to quickly trim and join video parts whilst keeping the original quality. Be precise with your editing. Bandicut allows users to select the single frame from where you want to cut or join videos….

Glary Utilities 5.121.0.146 System Cleaner for PC Windows

11751__glary-utilities-icon.pngGlary Utilities is a free system cleaner and performance booster for your Windows PC. The easy-to-use and intuitive interface features one-click functionality and easy, automated options that give you the choice of either a 1-Click maintenance or a custom selection of operations. It includes over twenty system utilities that allow you to customize…

ACEPC AK1 Mini PC – Review Update

Purchased the ACEPC AK1 Mini PC back in February; and, as promised, here is a periodic update. I purchased this mini pc to connect to a 32 inch Insignia TV in my garage (my workspace, my cave). So far, so good! I use this PC on a daily basis and usually leave it on all day. At this point, I can recommend using this PC as a desktop computer; providing, you are not running memory intensive software that would tax the cpu and memory. I pretty much use this computer for all that I do (word processing, internet, videos, graphics editing, blogging, etc…) One thing I did, to save internal drive space, is I connected an SSD drive. This Mini PC has an option where you can install a drive (easily) inside the case. Software and files that I use are saved on that drive and use the main drive for pretty much the operating system. After 3 months of hard usage, this mini pc has not given me a minutes problem and with Windows-based PC’s these days, having less than a minutes problem is a miracle.

If interested, check out the ACEPC AK1 Mini PC, at Amazon, by clicking on any of the links below:

ACEPC AK1 Mini PC

  • 8GB RAM+120GB SSD –ACEPC AK1 built-in Intel Celeron J3455 processor at 1.50Ghz up to 2.3Ghz in Turbo mode and Intel HD Graphics, Pre-installed with Windows 10 (64-bit) and loaded with 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, set up is effortless.
  • Dual Display –Equipped with dual output display ports (2*HDMI port). 4K Ultra HD video playback, delight in producing stunning visuals.
  • Expand Storage Support– It’s expandable with the addition of up to 2 TB of 2.5 inch SSD or HDD fitted in the base expansion box.
  • Multifunctional Wireless Support — 5G+2.4G Dual Band WiFi, Ethernet Gigabit 1000MB/s LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, very convenient to connect other devices to the mini desktop computers.
  • Designed with 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x HDMI port, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port, 1 x Micro SD Card port, 1x Headphone Microphone Port.

Source: Amazon – ACEPC AK1 Mini PC

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/09/2019

Krita Portable v4.2.1

Krita Portable is a free sketching and painting app for Windows with plenty of powerful features.

Revo Uninstaller Portable 2.0.6 (software remover) Released

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A new version of Revo Uninstaller Portable has been released. Revo Uninstaller is an easy way to uninstall and remove unwanted software from your system. This release updates to the latest format, existing platform users will get a small, quick-install patch. It’s packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. It’s freeware for personal and business use.

VLC v3.0.7

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …

Quick Tip: How To Use “Tell Me” In Microsoft Office 2016 and Microsoft Office 365

I captured this tidbit “quick tip” directly from Microsoft. It is a tip on how to use “Tell Me” in the suite of Microsoft Office 2016 (i.e. Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and Microsoft Office 365. Many folks fail to use this readily available feature that will save you time and help you get answers to specific features you want to use.

Do things quickly with Tell MeYou‘ll notice a text box on the ribbon in Office 2016 and Office 365 apps that says Tell me what you want to do. This is a text field where you can enter words and phrases about what you want to do next and quickly get to features you want to use or actions you want to perform.

Shows the "tell me" search box on the ribbon in Word.

Source: Microsoft – Do things quickly with Tell Me

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/08/2019

TeamViewer Portable 14.3.4730 (pc control, screen sharing) Released

A new version of TeamViewer Portable has been released. TeamViewer is a remote PC support/control and screen-sharing tool. You can remote control a partner’s desktop to give online assistance, or you can show your screen to a customer without worrying about firewalls, IP addresses and NAT. It’s packaged as a portable app so you can work on the go and it’s in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. It’s released as freeware for personal use (business/office use requires a license).

CCleaner v5.58.7209

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool

WinScan2PDF 4.81

WinScan2PDF is a very small and portable program that allows you to scan documents and save them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.

Quick Tip: Did you know you can perform a search from your browser’s address bar?

I have found that many folks at home do not know that you can perform an internet search by typing what you are looking for in the browser’s address bar. For example, I use Google Chrome. I can perform a Google Search by going to the address bar (at the top) and typing in what I am looking for. This saves me from having to go to Google.com to perform a search. This also works in the browsers on your smartphones and tablets, as well.

Depending on your browser, the default search engine or provider can be changed in your browser’s settings.  Some people like Google, other’s like Bing (and so forth).

 

 

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/05/2019

Spotify 1.1.8.439 for PC Windows

12028__spotify-icon.pngWith Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more. There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to,

IrfanView Portable 4.53 (image viewer) Released

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IrfanView Portable 4.53 has been released. IrfanView Portable is a fast, compact and innovative graphic viewer for Windows supporting pictures, vector graphics, animated images, movies, icon files and much more. It’s packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. It is freeware for personal and educational use.

ExifTool for Windows 11.48

ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, DJI, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, GoPro, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/04/2019

TunnelBear 3.7.9.0 VPN for PC Windows

8570__tunnelbear_icon_converted%20(1).pnTunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the Internet privately and securely. TunnelBear is a well designed, fast VPN provider that provides a great quality service to everyone, including novice users.

Mozilla Firefox 68.0 Beta 7 64-bit for PC Windows

6056__firefox_icon.pngMozilla Firefox is a fast, light and tidy open source web browser. At its public launch in 2004 Mozilla Firefox was the first browser to challenge Microsoft Internet Explorer’s dominance. Since then, Mozilla Firefox has consistently featured in the top 3 most popular browsers globally.

XYplorer 20.10

XYplorer is a tabbed file manager for Windows. It features a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks. It’s fast and light, it’s innovative, and it’s portable.

Quick Tip: Learn About Browser Tabs

When you open your web browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, etc…) you initially open up to a page that is your designated home page. At the top of the browser window, you will see what is called a “Tab”. The “Tab” will look like a tab that you may have seen on a file folder that you place into a file cabinet. The “Tab” to a file folder in the file cabinet lets you know the contents of the file folder. The same principle applies with “Tabs” in a web browser. You can open another web page by adding another tab, in conjunction with others; therefore, you could have multiple “Tabs” open. You can switch between these tabs anytime, which is helpful and productive. What I have found with basic computer users they are unaware of browser tabs and often have a hard time grasping the concept. I usually can tell this when I go to help them and they have multiple tabs open. The “Tabs” are easy to close, by clicking on the “X”,  and should be closed when not in use,  in order to conserve computer memory.

Below is a screenshot of the browser tabs that I had open while I was composing this article… If you noticed at the last tab labeled “Facebook” there is a “+” sign. If you click on that plus sign in your browser at home, you can add another tab. Also, notice the “X” at each browser tab, that will close the selected tab, if you click on it. Also, some links you click on when web browsing will open additional tabs. Again, a good idea to close down tabs that you are not using.

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/03/2019

Privacy Eraser Free 4.51.0.2996

6875__privacy_eraser_free_icon_convertedPrivacy Eraser Free has been designed to help you achieve the most secure digital life that you can, by cleaning not only your Internet history and downloads, but also wiping your drives clean and deleting your data beyond recovery. Key Features include: Schedule scans. Multi-user support. Intuitive interface.

Grammarly for Chrome 14.915.2321 Messaging Tool for PC Windows

10101__grammarly-icon%20(1).pngGrammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web.

Avidemux Portable 2.7.2-2.7.3 (simple video editor) Released

A new version of Avidemux Portable has been released. Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It’s packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it’s open source and completely free.

Quick Tip: How To Power “OFF” Your Android Smartphone Or Tablet

One of the first questions I am often asked about Android OS Smartphones and Tablets is: How do you shutdown or power “off” the device (smartphone or tablet)?  

Many folks will often tap the power button thinking they are turning the device “off”, when in fact they are only putting the device in a standby mode only. To really power “off” the device you need to hold down the power button until you see an option to power the device down (varies slightly from device to device, but the process is very similar). Select the “power off” option and the device will shut completely down. To power the device back “on”, hold in on the power button until you see the screen light up (typically with the phone or tablet’s logo).

A good practice to follow is to turn the device completely “off” on occasions. I typically will power my smartphone (off) and back (on) at least once or twice a month. You will find this helps refresh the memory cache and the device will actually run a bit faster.

Is YouTube down? Google Cloud outage hits popular websites and services like YouTube, Gmail, Snapchat, others | CBS News

A widespread Google Cloud outage hit Sunday, rendering popular sites and apps like YouTube and Gmail unusable for many users for a few hours, CNET reports. Google’s Cloud Computing Engine and Cloud Networking services began experiencing issues as of 4 p.m. ET, according to the status page on company’s website.

Source: Is YouTube down? Google Cloud outage hits popular websites and services like YouTube, Gmail, Snapchat, others – CBS News

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/02/2019

CrystalDiskMark Portable 6.0.2 (disk benckmark tool) Released

A new version of CrystalDiskMark Portable has been released. CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark utility that measures performance for sequential and random reads/writes of various sizes for any storage device. It is useful for comparing the speed of both portable and local storage devices.

SyncBackSE 9.0.0.43

SyncBackSE can easily backup or synchronize your important files to another drive, directory, or network. Highly configurable, but extremely simple to use. Integrated with Windows Scheduler to automate backups.

1Password 4.7.4.90

5029__1password_icon.png1Password is a secure password manager* that goes beyond simple password storage. The extension integrates directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and it can easily generate strong passwords. The 1Password extension for Google’s Chrome browser is simple to use…

Quick Tip: How To Set Up Your Computer Work Environment

Work Environment

  • Avoid excessive reaching. Your keyboard, pointing device, files and telephone should be within easy reach.
  • Use a keyboard tray to properly position your keyboard and pointing device.
  • Use a copyholder positioned in line with your monitor and keyboard.
  • When writing at the computer, avoid excessive reaching over the keyboard or work materials. A sturdy in-line copyholder can double as a writing surface if appropriately positioned.
  • Position the monitor so that the viewed part of the screen allows you to keep your neck in a neutral or straight position. The monitor should be centered directly in front of you. The top of the computer screen should be slightly below the top of your head, so that you are looking at it with a slightly downward gaze.
  • Position your monitor to eliminate excessive glare or reflections from windows and lighting.
  • Customize your computer by using your software. The screen font, contrast, pointer size, speed, and color can all be adjusted to maximize your comfort and efficiency.

Source: University of Pittsburgh – Ergonomic Tips for Computer Users

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 06/01/2019

Hola 1.137.575 VPN Service – Chrome Extension for PC Windows

5023__hola_chrome_extension_chrome_extenThe Hola extension for Chrome is an ad-free VPN proxy service, which gives you a faster and more open Internet. With Hola installed you can access websites that are blocked or censored in your country. The Hola browser extension helps you become invisible whilst browsing the web and also provides you with access to restricted resources, Hola can…

Hide.me 3.0.1 VPN Service for PC Windows

11401__hideme-vpn-icon.pngHide.me VPN is a VPN service that allows you to stay anonymous and secure when using the internet. It hides your IP address and encrypts your connection, so your online activity and personal data remains private and safe at all times. With Hide.me VPN, you can access advanced security, absolute privacy, and experience the internet without limi…
ccPortable 5.57 (clean local PCs via CCleaner) Released

A new version of ccPortable has been released. ccPortable assists you with running CCleaner® in a portable way without needing to install it in Windows so you can clean local PCs on the go. It’s packaged as a portable app so you communicate on the go and it’s in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. It’s released as freeware for personal use.

Parents just as addicted to their smartphones as their kids | New York Post

More than one-third of teenagers and over one-quarter of parents wake up and check their mobile device for something other than the time at least once a night, according to a new report by Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based organization that examines the impact of technology and media on families. The organization surveyed 1,000 parents and their children.

Family of four on couch all looking at smartphones.

Source: Parents just as addicted to their smartphones as their kids

Make Sure You Check Out “ZAQS” News Aggregator

Good online news aggregator that I came across. Definitely worth bookmarking… Desktop and mobile platforms available. Can be customized.

ZAQS.org is a customizable news aggregator of online mainstream news websites. Our mission is to provide a fast loading website to find what’s going on in the world right now, with multiple persepectives and sources, without editorialization, and to be a good portal for the discovery of new and interesting news websites. They are located in the United States.

Source: ZAQS News Aggregator

Quick Tip: Lifesaver Keyboard Shortcut To Open A Closed Browser Tab

This is one keyboard shortcut to plug into your memory banks (your brain) when using your web browser. Let’s face it, in today’s world of computing, especially at home, we are nearly 100% of the time using our web browser. What this keyboard shortcut does, is open any browser tabs you may have closed (or accidentally closed). This keyboard shortcut works across most popular browser platforms and can be done multiple times to open tabs that you closed.

Ctrl + Shift + T

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 05/31/2019

SyncBackFree 9.0.0.41

Safeguard your precious data with this backup and synchronizing tool

Free YouTube Download 4.1.95.529 for PC Windows

10702__freeyoutubedownload-icon%20(1).pnFree YouTube Download is one of the most popular and well known YouTube downloader applications on the internet today. As the name would suggest, Free YouTube Download lets you download YouTube videos and convert and save them to your hard drive so you can watch them whenever you want.

My Family Tree 8.8.1.0

My Family Tree is a free genealogy application for Windows. It has been carefully designed to help you quickly create your family tree using a simple and intuitive interface. For those just starting out investigating their family history, it provides an easy way to visualize and share your family tree with photos, stories and basic facts about each person. More experienced genealogists will find full support for citations and evidence and options to transfer data using the GEDCOM file format.

Ultra Adware Killer 7.6.2.0

Ultra Adware Killer is a simple but powerful adware remover for Windows, which has the ability of detecting and removing adware for all the users in a system. This can save you lots of time logging in to other user accounts and performing the scan again.

Ultra Adware Killer removes browser toolbars, ad-ons, plugins, unwanted search providers and hijacked home pages, and also potentially unwanted programs (PUP’s). It also allows to optionally reset Chrome and Firefox’s preferences.

Quick Tip: How To Get Amazon Shipment Updates Via Text

Most folks these days shop Amazon and most folks carry a cell phone (or smartphone). Did you know when you buy from Amazon you can subscribe to receive text alerts on your cell phone (or smartphone) as to when your package is shipped; when your package is out for delivery; and when your package is delivered or encounters a problem?

To subscribe, simply visit the Shipment Updates via Text page and follow the instructions. You will need to log into your Amazon account to make this work.

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 05/29/2019

YouTubeByClick v2.2.103

YouTubeByClick is a video downloader that supports downloading videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook and +40 sites in HD, MP3, MP4, AVI and all other formats

µTorrent Portable 3.5.5.45231 (uTorrent is a bittorrent client) Released

A new version of µTorrent Portable has been released by PortableApps.com. µTorrent is the world’s most popular BitTorrent client. Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). It’s packaged as a portable app so you download on the go and it’s in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. It’s released as freeware for personal and business use.

MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition 11.04

MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition is a rich-featured partition magic, which is designed to optimize disk usage and to protect your data. It comes with so many powerful features with which you can completely control your hard disk and partition. With its user-friendly interface and straightforward guidance, you are able to resize partition, copy disk, scan lost partitions, and migrate OS to SSD easily and safely. Due to its outstanding performance, MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition has earned good reputation among global users.

Tweaking.com – Windows Repair 4.5.1

Tweaking.com Windows Repair is an all-in-one repair tool to help fix a large majority of known Windows problems including registry errors and file permissions as well as issues with Internet Explorer, Windows Update, Windows Firewall and more. Malware and installed programs can modify your default settings. With Tweaking.com – Windows Repair you can restore Windows original settings.

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