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Quick Tip: How To Print Google Calendar Descriptions

Recently I posted an article, “Quick Tip: Using Google Calendar As A Journal To Keep Track of Events In the Past” where you can use Google Calendar as a journal to document events by using the “description” feature in Google Calendar. The “description” feature allows you to write paragraph’s of text (with formatting options) to describe the event or what occurred on that day.

After posting that article, I decided I needed a way to periodically print out my journal or the event descriptions and found that it is quite easy. You do not need to be using Google Calendar as a journal, but writing descriptions (or details) about events on your calendar in the past will serve you in the future as a reference.

To print out a range of descriptions that you have added to your calendar, follow the steps below:

  • Open Google Calendar on your computer.
  • At top right click on the down arrow that shows you the various calendar views. Typically, on mine, I keep it on “month”, but your calendar may be set to something different.
  • Once you click on the “down arrow”, click on “Schedule”.

  • Once you are in the “Schedule” view, click on the “cog or gear” icon and select print.

  • At the “Print Preview” dialog screen, select your date range.
  • Place a “check mark” in the “print descriptions” box.
  • Click on “Print”

  • At the “Print” dialog screen, select the destination of where you want the printed result to end up. Many times I select, “Save to Google Drive” or “Save to PDF”.
  • Depending on your selection, click on “Save” or “Print” and voila’ that is it. You should now have a printed result with the descriptions you had added for past events.

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What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/15/2019

BingSnap 2.0

BingSnap automatically changes your desktop background to the Bing image of the day. Every day, get the Bing image of the day delivered to your desktop with full image information. BingSnap is highly customizable. Choose which region you want your daily image to be obtained from, if extra information is shown and choose which tray icon is more to your taste.

Additionally, you can select a folder on where to store all downloaded images, for later reuse if you wish so. It even stores the images without changing the desktop background.

BCArchive 2.07.1.4

Free program designed to compress a group of files/folders to a single encrypted file.

YUMI Portable 2.0.6.7 (multiboot USB creator) Released

A new version of YUMI Portable has been released. YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator) can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. 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.

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/13/2019

calibre Portable 3.45.2 (ebook manager, viewer, converter) Released

A new version of calibre Portable has been released by PortableApps.com. calibre is an ebook manager, converter, and viewer with support for a variety of formats and devices. It’s in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it’s open source and completely free.

Opera for Windows 62.0.3331.66

Opera Web browser offers the best internet browsing experience available. Discover what over 20 million people have already experienced by downloading Opera’s fast and safe internet browsers. Features include Speed Dial, Search Shortcuts, and Trash Can.

YouTubeByClick v2.2.105

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.

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/12/2019

cmder 1.3.11

Get more – much more – from the command prompt

[UPDATE] TeamViewer v14.4.2669

TeamViewer is a screen sharing, remote control and collaboration tool connecting devices for troubleshooting, presentations or installations. Supports standard chat, high-quality voice and video, file transfer, whiteboard, session recording, remote printing, screen sharing and more. The program can work with paranoid firewalls, functions as a VPN between clients, will display quality based on connection speed and includes browser access.

Clients are also available for Mac, Linux, iOS, ChromeOS/Android and more with support for 30 world languages.

Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: TeamViewer Portable.

ocenaudio for Windows 3.7.0

ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.

This software is based on Ocen Framework, a powerful library developed to simplify and standardize the development of audio manipulation and analysis applications across multiple platforms.

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Quick Tip: Using Google Calendar As A Journal To Keep Track of Events In the Past

Typically, when using Google Calendar, we use the calendar to keep track of events that occur in the future and once those events pass, we no longer think about them. I started thinking, why not use Google Calendar to keep track of the events that occurred in the past and be able to add a detailed description of what occurred and/or what actions were taken. With Google Calendar this is absolutely possible and is a good way to document and describe what occurred during a past calendar event. As a matter of fact, I have even started (since I am now retired) using this idea and feature to create a journal using Google Calendar, to document my day.

Here is how this works (very simple)… Open Google Calendar and initiate adding an event to your calendar and you should see the following type of window. In that window, click on “More Options”.

After clicking on “More options”, you should see a window as depicted below where you can add various details for the event. At the very bottom, is where you can add a description with various types of formatting to get creative. Also, note I only added two lines of text. You are not limited to that and can type paragraphs if you want. When done, click on “Save” and that is it. You have now added a description to the event and can go back and edit the description at any time. You can even add attachments and links. As I mentioned, I now schedule an event and will go back to my calendar entry following the event to document what occurred.

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The PC market grows unexpectedly, thanks to tariff fears and the Windows 7 transition | PCWorld

The PC market grew by almost 5 percent in the second quarter, helped by Microsoft’s Windows 7 transition and a greater supply of Intel chips.

Overall, 64.858 million PCs were sold worldwide, IDC said, a 4.7 percent increase. A year ago, HP topped the list of worldwide vendors. For the second quarter, however, a whopping 18.2-percent increase in year-over-year sales propelled China’s Lenovo to the top of the list.

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What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/11/2019

HomeGuard Professional 7.7.1

HomeGuard is an advanced parental control and activity monitoring tool for family and child safety online and offline. Once installed HomeGuard will silently and automatically block all pornographic and inappropriate content online and record detailed website activity including time of visit and time spent on each website.

The Professional version has support for remote monitoring and control.

GPG Plugin Portable 2.2.17 (GnuPG encrypt and sign utility) Released

A new version of GPG Plugin Portable has been released. GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard allowing you to encrypt and sign your data and communications. It is an add-on used by other portable apps like Thunderbird Portable and SeaMonkey Portable. 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.

[UPDATE] RouterPassView v1.85

RouterPassView works to recover lost passwords from a router configuration backup file. May not work with all models/backups.

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: when is it and what are the best deals to look out for? | The Telegraph

When is Amazon Prime Day 2019? As predicted, the American retail giant will launch Prime Day 2019 on July 15 and the event will last 48 hours. Becoming more inaccurately named by the year, Amazon have actually added an extra 12 hours of shopping to this year’s Prime ‘Day’. Instead, and for the first time, you’ll be able to hunt for new TVs, video games, laptops, Echos, Kindles, and more over two full days. Last year, Prime Day ran for 36 hours from Monday July 16 to Tuesday July 17. In 2017, the sales extravaganza ran for 30 hours from Monday July 19.

Source: Amazon Prime Day 2019: when is it and what are the best deals to look out for?

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Shouter – An Android App That Will Announce Text Messages, Notifications, Missed Calls, the Time, etc…

Shouter Pro is by far one of my most favorite Android apps where your phone will talk to you and make announcements of:

1) Notification reading. (jellybean(4.3) and above)
2) Caller name announcement while the phone is ringing.
3) Missed calls announcement if you get a missed call.
4) Text messages reading.
5) Time announcement at user defined intervals.
6) Battery status announcement
7) Device charging states announcement
8) Voice reminders

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Once installed, I suggest you install the widget where you can easily toggle Shouter on and off. This app is especially helpful when you are driving. There is a free and pro version…

Source: Google Play Store – Shouter Pro

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/10/2019

TweakPower (64-bit Portable) v1.053

TweakPower is a tool that can clean up and optimize a Windows PC to improve performance. This version is portable and for 64-bit Windows ONLY!

HDCleaner (64-bit portable) v1.254

HDCleaner (64-bit portable) offers a comprehensive toolkit for system maintenance under Windows.

Lucas Chess Portable 11.16 (chess trainer and player) Released

A new version of Lucas Chess Portable has been released. Lucas Chess is a chess game with a chess trainer built in designed to help you beat increasingly difficult opponents with a limited number of hints. 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.

Revo Uninstaller Portable 2.1.0 (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.

Quick Tip: Use Quotes When Performing A Google Search

Typically, when we perform a “Google Search” we type in what we are looking for; but, did you know if you want to get more specific you can surround the text with quotes. By placing quotes around the text it prompts the search engine to search for anything that has the phrase or text you entered. If you do not place quotes around the text the search engine will search for content that contains the text, but not in the order of the phrase or text you entered. Give it a try, both ways, to see what I mean.

More “Quick Tips” Here

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/09/2019

PicPick Portable 5.0.4 (screen capture, editor, color picker) Released

A new version of PicPick Portable has been released. PicPick is an all-in-one program, primarily system tray-based, 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. It’s packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. PickPick Portable is freeware for personal use only.

XYplorer 20.20.0100

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.

FrostWire for Windows 6.8.0 Build 281

FrostWire allows any individual to share his/her content to millions of people right from his/her computer without any cost thanks to the BitTorrent P2P network.

FrostWire, a BitTorrent client (formerly a Gnutella client), is a collaborative effort from hundreds of Open Source and freelance developers from around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market. FrostWire has evolved to replace LimeWire’s BitTorrent core for that of Vuze, the Azureus BitTorrent Engine, and ultimately to remove the LimeWire’s Gnutella core to become a 100% BitTorrent client that is simple to use.

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Today’s Deal: Electrohome USB Charging Alarm Clock Radio with Time Projection

Always wake up on the right side of the bed with the USB Charging Alarm Clock Radio by Electrohome. This device’s built-in USB port means you’ll never be looking for the charger of your smartphone, tablet or mp3 player. This and a collection of other awesome features, including time projection automatic time set, long lasting battery backup, programmable dual alarm, and digital phase locked loop radio tuner, make this one reliable clock radio you can depend on.

Electrohome USB Charging Alarm Clock Radio with Time Projection

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What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/08/2019

WinMerge Portable 2.16.2 Released

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A new version of WinMerge Portable has been released. WinMerge Portable is a popular differencing tool, useful for comparing files or directories. It’s packaged in PortableApps.com Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the PortableApps.com Platform. Best of all, it’s open source and completely free.

Emsisoft Emergency Kit v2019.6.0.9501

The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without installation to scan for malware and clean infected computers.

[UPDATE] UninstallView v1.31

UninstallView collects information about all programs installed on your system and displays the details of the installed programs in one table. You can use it to get installed programs information for your local system, for remote computer on your network and for external hard-drive plugged to your computer. It also allows you to easily uninstall a software on your local computer and remote computer (including quiet uninstall if the installer supports it).

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Can’t Beat This OPOLAR Portable Travel Mini Fan (with 3-13 Hours Battery Life)

I personally can attest to the value of this mini-fan that works on the principle of more airflow and less noise. I use this fan when camping in my RV and cannot get over the air flow generated for a fan this size; and the good part, in my opinion, the ability to recharge the battery. Currently at Amazon with over 2100 reviews with 73% of those reviews at rating 5.

OPOLAR Portable Travel Mini Fan

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What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/07/2019

Blank And Secure (64-bit) v5.25

Blank And Secure is a file destroying tool that overwrites files before it deletes them, making it impossible to recover them from the hard drive.

Balabolka Portable 2.15.0.705 (text-to-speech on demand) Released

A new version of Balabolka Portable has been released. Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program that uses the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) voices installed on the system to read text aloud or save it to an audio file. It’s packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. Balabolka Portable is freeware for business and personal use.

FCorp – My List 2019.7

Free portable list processor that includes tools for building, merging and comparing lists.

What is the differences between 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G?

Computer and smartphone users at home are beginning to get curious about the new 5G cellular technology. To help you understand what the differences are between the different generations of cellular transmission technologies, I extracted the below information from a PCMag article (see source link below).

The G in this 5G means it’s a generation of wireless technology. While most generations have technically been defined by their data transmission speeds, each has also been marked by a break in encoding methods, or “air interfaces,” that make it incompatible with the previous generation.

1G was analog cellular. 2G technologies, such as CDMA, GSM, and TDMA, were the first generation of digital cellular technologies. 3G technologies, such as EVDO, HSPA, and UMTS, brought speeds from 200kbps to a few megabits per second. 4G technologies, such as WiMAX and LTE, were the next incompatible leap forward, and they are now scaling up to hundreds of megabits and even gigabit-level speeds.

5G brings three new aspects to the table: greater speed (to move more data), lower latency (to be more responsive), and the ability to connect a lot more devices at once (for sensors and smart devices).

Source: PCMag – What Is 5G?

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/06/2019

LibreOffice (64-bit) v6.2.5

LibreOffice (64-bit) is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.

[UPDATE] ChromeCookiesView v1.55

ChromeCookiesView is an alternative to the standard internal cookies viewer of Google Chrome Web browser. It displays the list of all cookies stored by Google Chrome Web browser and allows you to easily delete unwanted cookies. It also allows you export the cookies into text/csv/html/xml file.

BlueStacks for Windows 4.100.20.1001

BlueStacks lets you play Android apps fast and full-screen on your PC. Push your favorite apps from your Android phone to your PC using BlueStacks Cloud Connect. Run 10 pre-loaded apps “out of the box.” Install up to 26 more of your favorite apps.

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Quick Tip: Conceal Your Browsing Habits By Going Incognito In Google Chrome

As you know, browsing with Google Chrome or any browser for that matter, your privacy is compromised to the degree that your browsing habits, etc… leave tracks as to where you have been. This is typically done via cookies (that identifies the user when you visit specific sites) and via your browsing history. This is all fine and dandy to a certain point, but there may be occasions where you do not want this information stored and want to protect your identity.

The solution to this problem, on those certain occasions, is to go “incognito”. If you look up in the dictionary, “incognito” is defined as “having one’s true identity concealed”. Nearly all browsers give you the ability to go into “incognito” mode, but for the sake of this article, I am going to tell you how to get into “incognito” mode using Google Chrome. It is very, very easy…

Simply click the vertical three-dot icon on the top-right of the browser and select “New incognito window.” On mobile, tap the three-dot icon on the bottom-right (iOS) or top-right (Android) and select “New incognito tab.” That is it, simple as that… In Google Chrome, when in incognito mode you will see a darkened browser background and you will obviously see “You’ve gone incognito”. You can also get into “incognito” mode by hitting “Ctrl+Shift+N” in combo, on your keyboard.

Now, something I do want to point out. This does give you some privacy protection to a certain point, but do not think this is keeping you from being seen at work. Incognito mode only is concealing your behavior. On work networks, the network administrator, if necessary can track unusual activity via a workstations or devices IP address.

 

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/05/2019

[UPDATE] Desktop Info v1.17.0

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. Everything is customisable including language.

[UPDATE] NewFileTime v3.61

NewFileTime is a small but effective tool that provides you easy access to correct or manipulate any of the timestamps for any file and folder.

This is useful for other tools that rely upon timestamps (archiving and automation programs) or removing indicators that a file was modified recently (for security).

Password Safe Portable 3.49.1 (secure password manager) Released

A new version of Password Safe Portable has been released. Password Safe Portable is a password manager that lets you carry your logins and passwords to websites and more with you in a secure, encrypted file. 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.

My Review of the Actiontec ScreenBeam Mini 2

The Actiontec ScreenBeam Mini 2 is a wireless stick that plugs into an HDMI connection (or port) on your television. It is powered via a USB connection, either by your TV or by the included power block. This device, I rate as “excellent” in giving you the ability to wirelessly mirror what you see on your Android phone onto a TV or projector.

Actiontec ScreenBeam Mini 2

The key to using this device is that your Android phone must have mirroring capability (Miracast), which most of the modern day Android phones possess. In other words, when you get this setup (which is very easy – plug and play) you will be able to see what is on your phone on your TV or projector. This allows you to use your phones data connection to view pics, play games, read the news and stream video, such as YouTube, Hulu, Pluto, etc… I do recommend that you make sure you have an unlimited data connection through your cell service before using this device, which most people do these days. The real feature with Screenbeam is that you do not need a wi-fi connection or router for this to work; instead, Screenbeam wirelessly communicates directly with your smartphone.

Why did I purchase Screenbeam? I have an RV, way out in no man’s land, where I have managed to pull in a high-end 3G data signal using a booster. I use Screenbeam connected to the TV in my RV to stream video from my smartphone. It has literally opened up a whole new world in watching TV during the evenings when I am camping. Anything that I can pull down on my smartphone I can watch on the big screen. Screenbeam, so far, for me, has worked flawlessly.

Cost? The Screenbeam Mini 2 will run you around $40. To me, this an inexpensive device that works very well and would serve you for all sorts of purposes; such as using your phone to project a report or video in a conference meeting scenario or for home entertainment (gaming and movies). The selling point to me was that I can do a direct wireless connection where I do not need a wireless router like you do with the Google Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire Stick; pLus, this thing is very portable.

Where can I get the Screenbeam Mini 2?  My recommendation is to purchase it through Amazon (see link below); that way, easy to return if you do not like it, plus you can see the reviews. I can tell you that the Screenbeam Mini 2 is a great device that I am glad (and excited) to have purchased.

CLICK HERE to VIEW and PURCHASE THE SCREENBEAM MINI 2

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/04/2019

[UPDATE] DesktopOK v6.37

DesktopOK contains a host of beneficial Windows interface tweaks. The program can save the current icon view by resolution and make it easy to swap between views, showing all saved view formats in a list. Other tools include basic screenshots, the ability to force-close programs, color tool, volume and more:

  • Interface tools include reducing clutter with a minimize-to-tray by right clicking on a window close button, mouse hiding and ability to hide desktop icons after a period of inactivity (click on the desktop to make them re-appear). You can even modify default icon spacing.
  • Window management tools include scrolling any window that your mouse hovers over (not just what’s in focus) and alt+drag (for moving windows without having to hold your cursor over the top bar).

FBackup v8.1.195

FBackup is a free backup software for both personal and commercial use.

DSynchronize Portable 2.44.15 (directory synchronization) Released

A new version of DSynchronize Portable has been released. DSynchronize is a stand-alone utility that let you periodically synchronize two or more folders on Hard Disk, Floppy Disk, LAN, USB Key, CD-DVD (with packet writing software) and FTP server. 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.

Quick Tip: How To Hide Facebook Posts From People You Do Not Want To Unfriend

If you have that specific friend that you are tired of seeing their rampant political postings (or any type of posting for that matter) that goes against your views; yet, you do not want to offend them too much by unfriending them, there are several quick options in Facebook to fix this.

Here is how to do this:

The next time you see a post from this friend, look in the upper right corner of the post and click on the three dots (also called an ellipsis). A dropdown box will appear where you will see the following options:

Hide Posts – see fewer posts like this. (Facebook will attempt to block any further postings such as what you are seeing; BUT, you will still see other postings from this friend).

Snooze XXX for 30 Days – Temporarily stop seeing posts. (This option gives you a break from the friend and you will not see any postings from the friend for 30 days).

Hide All From XXX – Stop seeing posts from this person. (This option is the nuclear option. You will stop seeing the friends posts; BUT, they will still remain a Facebook friend and they will not know any different).

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Google just took a strange step towards replacing Android with something better | BGR

Android might be one of the two most important mobile operating systems right now, and the biggest one by market share, but it certainly won’t be around forever. That’s why Google is already working on a universal OS that would one day replace Android without users having to worry about it. Fuchsia, as it’s called for the time being, will run seamlessly on a variety of devices, regardless of screen size. It’ll deliver faster updates and better privacy features, according to some reports, and it’ll support Android apps as well as native Fuchsia apps.

Source: Google just took a strange step towards replacing Android with something better – BGR

What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/02/2019

Scribus Portable 1.4.8 (desktop publishing) Released

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PortableApps.com and the Scribus Team are proud to announce the release of Scribus Portable 1.4.8. Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to your desktop with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design. Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as color separations, CMYK and Spot Color support, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. Ghostscript Portable, which Scribus uses for postscript and PDF handling, is also available. 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.

NirLauncher 1.22.15

NirLauncher is a package of more than 200 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed for NirSoft Web site during the last few years.

Q-Dir Portable 7.65.1 (quad pane file manager) Released

A new version of Q-Dir Portable has been released by PortableApps.com. Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that is capable of displaying 4 Explorer panes simultaneously. It supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview, and more. 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.

LG Stylo 5 has launched on Cricket Wireless | Phandroid

These are decent phones for the money. I had a couple of these (older model version) and just handed them down to family members. No other phone, at this cost point, has a stylus and does everything most people need. I have not seen these hit Amazon yet, but get this. You can get a case for the LG Stylo 5 at Amazon – click here – to see!

When it comes to smartphones that come with a stylus, you might probably think of the Samsung Galaxy Note series of handsets. If you’d rather not spend so much money on a high-end flagship like the Note 9, then you might be interested in checking out the recently-announced LG Stylo 5.

Source: LG Stylo 5 has launched on Cricket Wireless

Quick Tip: The Chrome OS Launcher Is A Powerful Universal Search Tool

For you Chromebook user’s out there, here is a powerful Chrome OS tip that is many times overlooked.

When you tap the “Search Key” (on your keyboard) or hit the circle icon in the lower left corner of the screen (on the app launcher), you are given the power to search for anything. All you need to do is start typing and whatever it is you are searching for will appear. You can search for and find websites, get answers to specific questions, open apps, find files on your Chromebook, etc… For example, in the screenshot below, I clicked on the circle icon and started typing “What’s On My PC” and immediately search results started to populate.

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What’s On My PC – Software Selections for 07/01/2019

Autoruns 13.96

Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. A “show non-Microsoft only” option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system. You’ll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically.

Process Explorer 16.26

Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows. The top always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that it is in. The unique capabilities make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

FastStone Image Viewer Portable 7.3 (image viewer, browser, converter) Released

A new version of FastStone Image Viewer Portable has been released by PortableApps.com. FastStone Image Viewer Portable is an image viewer, browser, converter, and editor. 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 educational use.

Digital Clock Overlay For Google Chrome

Came across a small digital clock browser extension for Google Chrome that may be of interest to you. Once you download and install the extension, you will see a small digital clock appear in the top right corner of loaded webpages. You can customize the color, transparency, font, time format, and the location where you want the clock to appear. For example, I changed the color to black digits on a white background and moved the clock further down from its’ default location. This is a very handy clock to see what time it is. You can read about and get “Overlay Clock” from the Google Chrome Store at the source link reflected below.

Screenshot of the “Settings Menu”

Screenshot of where the “Overlay Clock” Appears

Source:  Google Chrome Store – Overlay Clock

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