March 25, 2017
Found this over at TechSpot; an article about an app that allows you to convert your physical movies (i.e. DVDs) to digital for $2 each…
Walmart’ streaming movie service, Vudu, is expanding its disc-to-digital program with an update to its mobile app that will allow users to scan the film’s barcode for converting into digital movies you can watch anywhere.
Source: Walmart’s Vudu app converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each – TechSpot
March 24, 2017
This FREE partition tool gives you more flexibility (and more options) in comparison to the partition tool that is baked into Windows. For example, an option jumping out at me, that is not a windows option, is that there is a tool for wiping a partition securely, allowing you to delete the data from it (to the point that the data cannot be recovered by any data recovery solution). Other numerous options are reflected in the screenshot below…
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 10.2.1: Quickly create, delete, resize and even copy a partition using this drive tool
Source: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 10.2.1 – Downloadcrew
March 23, 2017
A Senate vote on Thursday overturned a previous Federal Communications Commission rule that required your internet service provider to get your permission before selling your browsing history and “other data”. That “other data” potentially could be your Social Security number, geolocation, and health information.
According to what I am reading in the PCMag article (see source link below), this still would have to pass through the House (which most likely it will) and then onto President Trump for his signature (which he most likely will sign). Maybe, I am missing something here; but, I don’t see how compromising our privacy, by selling our personal information, is making America great again…
The original rule required ISPs to get consent before they sell (your) sensitive consumer data. Republican Senators and FCC members say it’s unnecessary and harmful to ISPs.
Source: GOP Senators Hand Control of Your Data to ISPs | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
March 22, 2017
SOON, you will be able to share your real-time location from Google Maps on both Android and iOS. The people you share this with will be able to track your location on Android, iPhone, and on the web (from any computer). This may be useful in tracking the kids; letting others know where you are on that long vacation; tracking that lover of yours’ (LOL), etc… You can read more about this on the Google Maps Blog by clicking on the source link below.
Whenever you want to let someone know where you are, just open the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are. Tap “Share location” and then select who to share with and how long to share—and you’re done! You can share your real-time location with your Google contacts, or even share with friends and family by sending a link on your favorite messenger apps. When you’re sharing your location, the people you’ve chosen to share with will see you on their map. And you’ll see an icon above the compass on your own map reminding you that you’re actively sharing your location. You can change your mind and stop sharing at any time—it’s entirely up to you.
Source: Share your trips and real-time location from Google Maps
March 22, 2017
Here are some really cool backgrounds (with sound effects) that you can pull up in your web browser. Simply click on the links below. Once you land on the site, you will find additional background selections at the top right, as well. Enjoy!
Virtual Washing Machine Background
Running Water Background
Lava Lamp Background
Nature Sounds Background
Source: Online Clock Background Wallpapers – Online Alarm Clocks
March 21, 2017
On your mobile phone you should soon start seeing when performing a Google search (google.com), shortcuts peppered on the home screen for quick access to in-depth experiences associated with sports, eat & drink, entertainment and weather.
Google Search is taking the next step forward: providing in-depth, tappable search experiences within the Google app, keeping you in the know about the things that matter to you.
Source: New shortcuts in Search help keep you in the know
March 18, 2017
If you are interested in performing your own PC build, this simulator may be of help to you. The PC Building Simulator is currently in pre-alpha stage of development (which is in the super early stage of development prior to actual public release). You can watch the video to see a demo of this in action or can actually download it (and learn more) from the source link below.
Practice your dream build with PC Building Simulator! Available for Windows, macOS, Linux
Source: PC Building Simulator by McINTYRE