You Need To Read This If You Are A Tax Preparer

August 8, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords.

This sophisticated scam yet again displays cybercriminals’ tax savvy and underscores the need for tax professionals to take strong security measures to protect their clients and protect their business. This is the time of year when many software providers issue software upgrades and when tax professionals are working to meet the Oct. 15 deadline for extension filers… READ MORE


SOURCE: Internal Revenue Service – Security Summit Alert: Tax Pros Warned of New Scam to Steal Their Passwords


Kaspersky System Checker – A Portable Free Tool To Scan Your PC For A Range Of Problems

August 7, 2017

If you are experiencing issues with your PC, Kapersky System Checker may help you resolve the issue.  It is not designed to fix anything; but, is designed to give you a lead on what the problem could be… I look at this as another tool in the tech toolbox that may help you troubleshoot a range of problems such as:  malware, missing updates, poorly configured Windows or application settings, a shortage of hard drive space, and more.  Simply download and run. No install is necessary.


SOURCE: DownloadCrew – Kapersky System Checker 1.2.0.290


7 Free Online Baby Names Generator Websites @ ilovefreesoftware

August 6, 2017

Noticed on one of my favorite websites, ilovefreesoftware, that they have an article posted up titled, “Free Online Baby Names Generator Websites”.

Names generators are excellent resources not only for your baby; but, for helping with the naming of a cat, dog, turtle, hamster, etc… — LOL.  My cat’s name, “Emma Faith Clementine Pumpernickel Boo Boo Robinette”, was not a product of one of these names generator’s, but any of the seven below may have been helpful at the time.  I encourage you to visit the site, “ILoveFreeSoftware” where they post daily, a comparative mix and analysis of FREE software products, websites, etc…

 name baby

Best Little Baby

Baby Name Wizard

Baby Name Genie

Mum’s Net

Baby Center

Names Generator

Alex Davey


SOURCE: ilovefreesoftware – Free Online Baby Names Generator Websites


$10 Coupon Saving On The TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender/Repeater/Access Point

August 5, 2017

Noticed on Amazon that you can save $10 on the TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender/Repeater/Access Point. If this deal is still active you should see a check box next to the “coupon” button that will allow you take advantage of the $10 discount at checkout. Good customer reviews on this device…

Typically, devices like the  TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender / Repeater / Access Point, are used to improve the WiFi coverage in your home (especially if you have dead spots).

TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender / Repeater / Access Point


SOURCE: Amazon – TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Repeater, Access Point 


Fast Finder – Android App To Search For and Find Files, Apps, Contacts, Songs and Videos In Milliseconds

August 5, 2017

I want to share a small Android App with you, that I came across, called Fast Finder. Once installed on your Android Device (smartphone or tablet) you simply invoke a search by tapping on the Fast Finder icon. A search dialog box will quickly appear where you can type in whatever it is you are looking for (i.e. files, apps, contacts, songs and videos). I am finding, as I use it more and more, that it is extremely useful in finding (and launching) apps and when searching for contacts. Super, Super fast! Definitely a keeper on my phone…

   Fast Finder- screenshot


SOURCE: Google Play – Fast Finder


Apply Coupon Code To Get Discount Pricing On The UNITEK 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charging Station

August 4, 2017

At the time/date of this posting you could get the UNITEK 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charging station $8 off with coupon code P9I7T46I at final checkout = $30 …

Charging Station for Multiple Devices: Charges up to 6 USB powered devices simultaneously, especially support 5 iPads at once. Rapid charging with BC1.2 technology, provides up to 5V2.4A of power per port. Hold your iPad, iPhone, samsung, tablets and other devices all in one place and keep your device nice organized.  Removable Dividers…


SOURCE: Amazon – UNITEK 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charging station


Google Chrome Browser Extension – Avira Safe Shopping

August 3, 2017

I first saw Avira Safe Shopping Chrome Browser extension at Major Geeks and decided to give it a spin. The Avira Safe Shopping browser extension is an extension developed by Avira, whom you may recognize as one of the leading makers of Avira Antivirus or predominantly now known as Avira Free Security Suite. I was skeptical at first after installing this extension, but once I discovered what it can do, it is a keeper in my book.

Once installed you will see a red shopping cart icon with a check mark in the cart. If you visit any site, you can click on the icon to determine if the site is safe, how many trackers were blocked and how many ads were blocked. If you perform a Google Search this extension will place a green check mark next to the sites Avira deem safe.  Also, discovered this worked with Bing, as well.

Where the real power in this extension is when you are shopping for something. For example, I am an avid Amazon shopper and if I bring up a product in Amazon, the Avira Safe Shopper will display a bar at the top of the browser displaying a comparative best deal and other offers (at other sites).

After briefly exploring the Avira Safe Shopper Chrome browser extension, I am going to keep this extension active to see what kind of mileage I get out of it. Give it a try, you have nothing to lose and may actually help you save some money.


SOURCE: Major Geeks – Avira Safe Shopping for Chrome