A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks‘:
Squeak #1 – (A FREE Start Menu For Windows 8.1): I keep reading that Windows 8.1 will have a Start Menu; however, I also read that it is not the real Start Menu, as we know it. To help you with this, I encourage you to take a look at Classic Shell. The developers recently updated Classic Shell to make it fully compatible with Windows 8.1 (SEE BELOW);
Squeak #2 – (The 5 Links You Should Not Click): ABC has a nice write-up, that you should read to educate (and remind), on what to look for (and not do) to prevent a malware or ransomware attack to your computer… (SEE BELOW);
Squeak #3 – (Desktop Publishing In The Cloud): As cloud computing continues to move forward, I am seeing more and more complex applications being made available. LucidPress’ online desktop publisher is no exception (SEE BELOW); and,
Squeak #4 – (Easily add 9 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports to your PC ): In need of additional USB ports? Always go with a powered USB hub. Today I came across a 9-port hub that has built in surge protection and built in ports to charge your devices (SEE BELOW)…
Geek Squeaks’, featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it; from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!
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Classic Shell Start Menu Updated (Version 4.0)
Classic Start Menu can replicate the start menus found in older versions of Windows from 95 to Windows 7. You have 3 styles to pick from – Classic, Two Columns, and Windows 7… GET IT HERE
The 5 Deadly Clicks: The Links You Should Never Touch
Here’s a scary scenario. You’re innocently surfing the Web, maybe on an unfamiliar site, not paying close attention. Suddenly your computer screen fills with illegal pornographic images of minors. You try to navigate away, but a warning screen branded by the National Security Administration’s Internet Surveillance Program pops up with the message: “Your computer has been locked due to suspicion of illegal content downloading and distribution.”
You are then offered a sort of Hobson’s choice: Pay a fine immediately, or face prosecution for downloading child pornography… READ MORE
LucidPress – Online Print and Digital Publishing Software
Lucidpress is a design and layout app that enables anyone to create beautiful print and digital documents. Sign up free Try the demo Lucidpress in 60 seconds Perfect for print Create stunning documents in less time than ever before… GET IT HERE
Anker® USB 3.0 9-Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Charging Port with 12V 5A Power Adapter
Easily add 9 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports to your PC and enjoy data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps for faster sync times.
Additional charging port (2.1A) offers enough current to charge either a smartphone or a tablet at high speed. USB 3.0 ports supply 0.9A each.
Lightweight, “power-bar” design effectively saves space. Blue LED indicates normal operation.
Designed with a built-in surge protector to keep your devices safe. Supports hot swapping. No installation of drivers required for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 or Mac OS X 10.2 and above.