Geek Squeak #17-019: Pocket Extension for Chrome – The best way to save articles, videos and more

I love the Pocket web service to save web pages (and links) instead of using my Chrome browser’s bookmarking feature. By using Pocket, all of the sites I put into (or bookmark to) pocket automatically sync to my phone, tablet and computer and can be viewed at any time, even without an internet connection.

To get started using Pocket, go to getpocket.com, sign up for an account (for FREE). To make the best of Pocket you can then save your finds’ from your email, browser or via the 500+ apps that is integrated with Pocket.

In my case, when using my computer and the Google Chrome Browser, I installed the “Save To Pocket” browser extension for Google Chrome (source link below). The extension is loaded with many features that allows you to capture and save content that is of interest to you… Once you get the hang of using Pocket, whether it be on your computer or smartphone, you will wonder how you did without it.

Extension Features:

  •  One-click saving of any page with the toolbar button or keyboard shortcut
  •  Right-click menu item to save any link, no need to load the page first
  •  Quickly add tags
  •  See related recommendations when you save to Pocket
  •  See trending stories and topics when you open a new tab
  •  Syncs across all devices – iPhone, iPad, Android and more
  •  Completely free, upgrade anytime to Premium for a more powerful Pocket experience

SOURCE: Google Chrome Store – Save To Pocket


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Save Webpages To Google

Google recently came out with a Google Chrome Extension called Google Save that gives you another way to bookmark webpages and images (similar to Pocket). I have been playing around with Google Save for approximately a month now and I am already seeing some improvements.  After you install the extension you will see a star type icon. If you want to save a webpage for later viewing simply click the star.  You can also use tags to categorize and organize the pages you save. To get to your saved pages, simply go to google.com/save …

All My Faves Is A Simple Alternative To Traditional Internet Navigation

Most of us have a set routine when it comes to navigating the internet and do not venture far from that routine. When we do venture, we go to the search engines for answers. As a result, we miss out on a lot of what is out there due to the ranking structure of the search engines and the cumbersome nature of the internet. Today I want to share with you what I call the “ultimate home page”, which is actually called All My Faves.

All My Faves

All My Faves is a categorized virtual directory and visual platform that consists of the best (and latest) web sites on the internet. The developer’s of All My Faves has done all the work for you to help you save time and to help keep you safe (all sites are scrutinized and reviewed). I often visit the site and make it adventure in finding something new. You will not go wrong with All My Faves…

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Get The NEW Chrome Bookmark Manager Extension (by Google)

You can make the Google Chrome Bookmarks and the Bookmarks manager more powerful by incorporating the intelligence of Google Search with a NEW modern user interface (called Bookmark Manager). This extension is a “must have” extension… You will especially like the “auto folders” feature that will automatically categorize your bookmarks for you. I never cared much for bookmark managers built into browsers, but this one has me thinking differently.

Google Chrome Bookmark Manager

Here is what you get with this extension:

One-click save: When you bookmark, you can now save an image and note to make your bookmarks more helpful. Also, Google will suggest a folder if it seems like it could be a fit.

Improved search: Quickly find that elusive page with search powered by Google, which looks not only at the bookmark title and snippet, but also the bookmarked page’s content.

Collect bookmarks by topic: Your bookmarks will automatically be organized by topic, like “Tokyo” and “Photography.” If you’d rather, you can still organize them into folders yourself.

Familiar bookmarks, new look: Your existing bookmarks will automatically get updated with images and descriptions, wherever possible.

Share: Have a folder of favorite bookmarks? You can make it public and share the link with whomever you’d like to access it. Everything else will remain private.

Access your bookmarks anywhere: Bookmarked an article on your phone to finish reading on your laptop? Chrome will continue to sync your bookmarks across all of your devices, just like it does today.

 

Be Sure To Visit Bookmarks4Techs

When I started blogging I started bookmarking tech sites that I visited. After a period of time I had quite a collection and thought, this may be beneficial to others (who have the desire to learn about computers and information technology). Bookmarks4Techs has become a hobby of sorts.

As of this posting, the collection has grown to approximately 814 sites (and continues to grow). If you are interested, please visit Bookmarks4Techs.com. Don’t let the name fool you, that this site is for those with technical expertise; there is something there for everyone. If you do not see your favorite tech site, please let me know and I will consider adding it.

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Today’s Geek Squeaks – December 3, 2013

KEEP YOUR SYSTEM UNDER CONTROL with System Explorer…

ALL MY FAVES will take you where you want to go online with just one click by offering a visual-based approach to Web navigation and site discovery.…

WHEN WILL AMAZON DRONE DELIVERIES BE AVAILABLE? That is only one question that is being asked in reference to this Jetsons generation idea…

GREAT DEAL on a combo pack of micro SD cards (for your smartphones, tablets, and digital cameras)

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System Explorer

What System Explorer does is provide you with detailed information about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections, Opened Files and MORE…

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Main Features

  • Detailed information about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files.
  • Easy check of suspicious files via File Database or the VirusTotal service.
  • Easy monitoring of processes activities and System changes.
  • Usage graphs of important System resources.
  • Tray Hint with detailed System and Battery status.
  • WMI Browser and System Additional Info
  • Multilanguage Support
  • System Explorer is REAL freeware!
  • Installer and Portable App versions are available

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The Ultimate Homepage

I am not one for collecting a ton of bookmarks. I pretty much have my routine list of bookmarks that seldom change. One of the bookmarks on my list is to AllMyFaves… I especially like it in that it also comes up nicely on my smartphone and tablet and it pretty much covers all bases of the top sites on the internet.

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‘What if an Amazon delivery drone crashes into me?’ and 6 other key questions

@ NBC News – Technology

You may have read where the CEO at Amazon has a vision, of not too far in the future, where you can order a product from Amazon and have it delivered to your doorstep via a drone; but, “What if an Amazon delivery drone crashes into you??? (and 6 other key questions)…

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Will spotting Amazon’s fleet of “Prime Air” drones soon be “as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today”? That’s what Amazon is saying, after CEO Jeff Bezos explained Sunday that the company would, in the future, deliver packages by quadcopter. However, that future may be a bit further out than the revolutionary retailer can say.. READ MORE


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A Home For ALL Of Your Favorite Websites, Links, Recipes, Images, Podcasts, Videos And MORE!

Ever hear of QuickLinkr? I never heard of QuickLinkr, until NOW…

QuickLinkr is a cloud based bookmarking service that gives you the ability to keep all of your bookmarks in one place, that is available from any device, any where, any time! QuickLinkr is currently in beta!

QuickLinkr

What separates QuickLinkr from many of the other bookmarking services is that once you add an URL (web site), QuickLinkr will capture and create a mini version of the bookmarked page (larger than a thumbnail) which creates a tiled type interface that is quite visually appealing.

I suggest you create an account with QuickLinkr so that you can customize your own Quickboard where you can create folders, make folders private or public, use a background image, view your bookmarked sites directly from QuickLinkr, etc… There are no ads, no social logins and no forced registration with QuickLinkr. A browser bookmarklet is also available that allows you to capture the URL of a site and send it directly to your QuickLinkr Quickboard.

To see a demo QuickLinkr in action, [CLICK HERE] .

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Eliminate On Screen Information Overload With The NEW CinemaDrape

I had the developer(s) of CinemaDrape contact me to let me know that a NEW version of CinemaDrape has been released. It is a new major release, with many important improvements and changes.

If you do not know what CinemaDrape is, let me explain:

CinemaDrape helps you focus on your current task on screen, by instantly blanking or dimming the other less important areas in a web page or in the background windows.

For example, let’s say you are working on an important document, that is requiring your complete attention and focus. With CinemaDrape you can block out the external areas on the screen, leaving only your document visible, for your full attention. In other words, it blocks out the external screen noise.

I personally use this application to block out the background areas on the screen when I am watching the TV on my computer or a movie. It really makes a difference, and actually makes it easier on the eyes, especially when watching a movie.

CinemaDrape is available as a full install program or as a portable app. I personally like the portable app, where you download and run.

Also, to get you going using this program, after you get it up and running:

Just remember to use the CTRL + F11 keys to toggle CinemaDrape on an off. When you have CinemaDrape active, click the right mouse button, long tap, or press Escape to open the main CinemaDrape menu (see below). The menu, tells it all…  Great job to the developer(s) of CinemaDrape.

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A George Carlin “Minithon”

The Customizable Sounds Sleep Generator –
Helps you drift asleep easily

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NEW – Symbaloo for Android

I am going to venture to say, that the most used application on my computer is Symbaloo.

Symbaloo

Symbaloo is a speed dial type of web application that gives you the ability to create a personalized “one click” portal to your online favorites. I would be lost without it…

Symbaloo is a personal startpage that allows you to easily navigate the web and compile your favorite sites all in to one visual interface.

Today it has come to my attention that Symbaloo is now available as an Android app [ CLICK HERE ] .

Symbaloo for Android

Just like its’ desktop computer counterpart, the mobile version of Symbaloo provides you with a customized speed dial interface to your favorite websites from your Android OS based smartphone or tablet. The cool part about symbaloo is that once you set up an account, your Symbaloo favorites is accessible from all your web enabled devices.

Features and Advantages:

Never have to type in an address manually

With one click you go anywhere on the web

Add a new website with one click to your Symbaloo

Never lose your favorite websites again

Free and without advertisingFeatures:

Your Symbaloo favorites automatically sync between your Smartphone,
PC, and tablet.

Instantly add new websites to your Symbaloo

Integrated RSS reader for all of your favorite news sources

Search the web directly from within the app

Listen to your favorite radiostations from within the app.

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Bookmarks4Techs.com Continues To Evolve

Most of you are probably not aware that I maintain a second tech site, called Bookmarks4Techs, that has grown into a tech info site that is great for anyone from the seasoned tech specialist to the home based computer user. I have been primarily using the site as a testing ground; however, I have now reached a point where I have a method to my madness (as they say). In essence, I am sanding out the rough edges.

Bookmarks4Techs.com

What this site is evolving into is an enormous launching point for technology news, tech products, software, android apps, wallpapers, tech sites, etc… I use various resources on the internet (with credit always given) to quickly get this information to you. It is like a big grab bag of tech information and links that is conveniently available in one place. It is like looking for Easter Eggs.

When you first arrive to the site, make sure you scroll down and checkout the sidebars. The sidebars are loaded with RSS feeds that are constantly updated with information from some of the most popular tech blogs and sites on the internet.

I invite you to drop by frequently, due that I often get into a rapid posting mode where I’ll make 2-3-4 posts at a time. You can also subscribe to the site via a RSS feed [ HERE ] OR via Email [ HERE ] to keep up with the pace.

If you are a blogger or tech website owner, and you add Bookmarks4Techs to your blogroll, I will routinely feature (in rotation) your tech site at Bookmarks4Techs (as a Featured Tech Site – click here for example) and will post your site on the Bookmarks4Techs Links page (in big letters).  This will help the site grow in popularity and at the same time give your site exposure.

What Bookmarks4Techs has to offer is this:

Bookmarks4Techs Links – Features over 500 links to various tech and software sites on the internet. This (idea) page is actually the page that ignited the development of the rest of the site. If you are into tech, then no need to bookmark tech sites; I’ve done the work for you…

Bookmark This Collection
– If you like software, then this is your page. This page features software that I personally use (or have used) and highly recommend.  The best part is that it is all FREE!.

Bookmarks4Techs StoreFront –  To maintain operation of the site I serve as an Amazon Affiliate. This page features computer and technology related links to products at Amazon.com. If you are a customer of Amazon, launch to the Amazon site from any link at Bookmarks4Techs. When you do, It throws a few pennies in my cup to keep the site going.  Also, on the sites’ left sidebar you will find a listing of tech product categories broken down for your convenience.

Today’s Technology News – Using various resources on the internet, I started posting the latest tech news. This page was actually done as a personal convenience (to keep me on top of things); however, I think you will find it quite newsworthy for you, as well.

Featured Software – This is the one I like and enjoy.  Again, using various reputable resources, I pull down updates and the latest in software (mostly all FREE).

Android Apps – If you own an Android device (such as a smartphone or tablet), then this is for you.  This is relatively new and I ask for patience as I find resources for this; however, I do have a good run going on this now (especially the Amazon Daily Free “Paid” App).

Featured Wallpapers – If you like wallpaper backgrounds, make sure you hit this frequently.

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Today’s Technology News – 4/7/2012

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[Geek Squeaks’] – Notekeeping, Google Maps Easter Eggs, Cloud Computing Defined, Speed Up Boot Time, and an Unlocked Blackberry

Geek Squeaks'

Evernote
Cloud Based Notekeeping

Mrintech
3 Must Watch Google Maps “Get Directions” Easter Eggs

Malware Removal Instructions
What Is Cloud Computing? Defining the Cloud

Lifehacker
Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer’s Boot Time

GEEK TOY @ Amazon
BlackBerry 8520 Unlocked Phone

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Computers & Accessories Index

Over 500 Bookmarked Tech Sites

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Bookmarks to the Best on the Internet Already Created for YOU!

Over a period of time we collect numerous bookmarks to our favorite sites to the point it becomes unmanageable, unforgettable and actually very inefficient.

Recently I featured a blog post about a web service called Kadaza.

Kadaza

Kadaza is a visual directory only showing the absolute best and most popular websites in many different categories.

Following that post I have been using the living daylights out of Kadaza.  Why? In today’s internet world we should only be bookmarking sites that are specific to our current specific interests and needs. Otherwise, collecting and managing bookmarks to commonly known sites in my opinion is mundane. Kadaza takes care of the mundane part.

Following the Kadaza post, I found a nice segment to their site that lists all of the Kadaza categories in alphabetical order. In each category only the best, most popular and reliable sites on a specific topic are listed. For example, you can click on “S” for “Shopping” or “E” for “Electronic Stores”, etc…

If you are looking for the ultimate bookmarking list, then this one is it.

You can get to the Kadaza bookmarked categories [HERE].

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A Neat Google Chrome Extension Called Neat Bookmarks

If you use Google Chrome and you are looking for another option to get to your browser bookmarks, then give Neat Bookmarks a try.

After you install Neat Bookmarks a small blue button with a star will be displayed on the browser toolbar. Click on the button and your bookmarks will readily displayed in a tree like structure. Neat Bookmarks features a bookmark search and will remember the scroll position and the last folder you had opened. Those features alone, along with the simplicity of this extension, was what convinced me.

 

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Improve Your Browsing Experience with Speedtile

Most of the popular web browsers out there today give us the ability to setup a homepage that will tile our favorites sites into an interface (of web page thumbnails) that is commonly called a speed dial. Typically, this interface can be setup, depending on the browser, as a browser option, addon or extension. The beauty of this interface is that once your homepage loads you can quickly go to your most frequently visited sites by visually selecting one of the thumbnails. The speed dial interfaces are completely customizable and defintiely will make your internet browsing experience more efficient.

Typically, once you set up your speed dial, the data is stored on your computer; BUT, what if you want the same interface (you created) on another computer (for example at work)? The closest solution that I found, to make this happen with minimal fuss, is with an online service called Speedtile. With Speedtile you can access your speed dial anywhere there is internet access.

Speedtile

Speedtile requires you to setup up an account (which is FREE) where a login is required to get to your very own online speed dial interface. It is very simple to create your individual tiles by adding your favorite sites (or URL’s). Once you enter the web address of the site, a mini version of the site will magically appear (called a tile). You can even add categories.

Speedtile

See the What’s On My PC blogroll on Speedtile

With Speedtile you can share your bookmarks with others. For example, and this is very cool; I took all the sites on my blogroll and created a public Speedtile site. If you would like to see what a speed dial looks like, consisting of links from the What’s on My PC blogroll, then [ CLICK HERE ].

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Bookmarks4Techs – An Ongoing Experiment

If you haven’t visited Bookmarks4Techs lately, then you are missing out on a growing list of tech sites. As of the date of this posting, the site is currently listing 464 bookmarked links to computer and information technology sites across the internet. You can literally spend hours hitting these sites. Also posted are RSS feeds to some of my favorite blogs and sites. This will continue to grow, as well.

Another featured experiment is that I am tyring is randomly selecting articles, from the 464 bookmarked sites, on a daily basis and posting links to those articles under Random Tech News. I am hoping that I can get people to drop by to read the latest news from the random selection and to encourage site owners to place Bookmarks4Techs on their blogroll.

Bookmarks4Techs, I set up to encourage people to learn about information technology and computers.  If you want to learn what is going on out there, the bookmarked sites is a good place to start.

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Bookmark Your Favorite Sites with Skloog

If you liked Symbaloo and Kadaza, then you will also like Skloog.

SkloogSkloog is an online bookmarking service where you setup an account (for FREE) that allows you to create and store your favorite bookmarks online. Skloog is currently in beta. The “cool factor” to Skloog is that it uses the speed dial interface that we are seeing more and more of, not only in our browsers, but online as well.

Skloog

The plus to storing your favorites in the cloud (online) is that you you can access your favorite bookmarked sites from any location where there is internet access. Using the speed dial interface with tabbed categories makes surfing the internet a breeze.

In comparison to some of the other services I have tested similar to this, Skloog may end up winning the shootout.  Skloog acts more like a bookmark manager, is attractive, is fast and is loaded with features that brings it all together to make bookmarking fun (and efficient).

Some features I dug up about Skloog:

Add a bookmark and shortcut simultaneously

Add a bookmark through email

Delete and Edit Bookmarks

Bookmark from your toolbar

Organize your bookmarks with tags and categories

Email a bookmark

Email multiple bookmarks to a friend

Import/Export bookmarks

Search bookmarks

Sort bookmarks

Create a Skloog email address

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A Visual Directory of the Best Sites on the Internet

How would you like to have a visual directory of what is considered the best of the internet at your fingertips? You can with a Kadaza.

Kadaza

Kadaza appears to be a relatively new service that claims to show  the absolute best and most popular websites in many different and numerous categories. Kadaza is very easy to use and requires no account or login.  Everything is already setup and ready to go in a very appealing speed dial type interface.

Kadaza

All sites on Kadaza are human selected with great care and organized in the best possible way, making it easy to use, intuitive, and helpful for everyone. We use a strict site selection process where sites on Kadaza should represent original, unique and informational content that contributes something unique to a specific Kadaza category. In short, we only select the best and most popular sites in each category. But we also introduce new and exciting sites.

From my testing of Kadaza I am finding the more I use it, the more engaging and enticing it becomes. There are customization features available such as creating a background and customizing your own tiles.

Sample Background Image

Kadaza

Your customization settings are stored as a cookie on your computer. One of the cool features of Kadaza is that when you clean your cookies, the settings automatically will restore themselves. So, even of you delete your cookies, you won’t loose your preferences at the Kadaza homepage.

Overall, Kadaza is a keeper and would definitely fit in as your main homepage in your browser. I do like the fact you do not have to sign up for anything which ultimately makes Kadaza a privacy pleaser.

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Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#72)

Welcome everyone to this round of Geek Squeaks’. If you do not know what Geek Squeaks’ are, then you do not know what you are missing. Each week, What’s On My PC selects recent articles from the blogs (and web sites) that are currently on the What’s On My PC blogroll. This is my way of saying “Thank You” to a great bunch of bloggers that I am associated with.

Geek Squeaks'

Bookmarks4Techs
Site Update #21

Canadian Tech Blogger
Apple Adds Try Before You Buy App Section

thePC Security
SherWeb SharePoint Server Review – Value for Money

Right On Technology
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Torch Announced,
BlackBerry 6 OS Packed in

Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts
Luxand Blink – Free Facial Recognition Login Application
Now In 64 Bit Version

Plato On-Line
Craiglist Accused Again: Online Sex Trafficking

Faster PC! Clean! Clean!
How to Remove Wireshark Antivirus

Carol’s Vault
WolframAlpha – the best answers engine

AKS-Feel The Change
Airytec Switch Off-Shutdown or
Restart Your PC remotely from any Computer and Mobile Phone

RGdot
neoSearch: A New Way To Search A PC

Laptop Reviews Central
HP Mini 5103 netbook unveiled

Paul’s Home Computing
Blog ATM Skimmer Crime: Moving From Bank ATMs To Gas Pumps

Technogran’s Tittle Tattle
Freeview HD PVR. The race is on!

TuneUp Blog about Windows
Increase Your Laptop’s Battery Life with
TuneUp Utilities 2010’s Turbo Mode

Lifehacker
Radbox Saves Videos for Watching Later

Rarst.net
WriteMonkey – portable darkroom text editor

Tech-for Everyone
How To Clear Your Cache 2

AskBillFirst
The curse of popularity: Hackers love Apple’s iPad, iPhone, too

Free PC Security
Malicious Sites August 10

Mister Reiner
Do you actually understand computer security
or just the analogies?

GadgetsHolic
iMeshi Food Cases For iPhone 4

Chicago Mac/PC Support
Web-Accessibility for People with Disabilities (via iCons in Medicine)

Online Storage Reviews
44 Blogs Discussing the Best Online Storage Services

Laptop Reviews
Toshiba M645

I Love Free Software
How to Schedule Shutdown, Hibernate, Restart, and Standby on PC

Netbook Freeware
CheckDrive: Best Free App To Scan and
Fix Netbook Hard Drive Errors

Worthy Tips
Fix Windows 7 User Account Security Issues with Accounts Tuner

404 Tech Support
Google and Verizon Push Policy For Open Internet

I Want Ice Water
Strange and Beautiful Roads

Technolar
Block all Facebook Applications at a time

TTC Shelbyville
Tennessee Ranked Number 22 in Internet Speed

Snakebytez
Find Out Whether your Mobile phone is Original or Not

My Technology Guide
Install Google Chrome For All Users Using Google Chrome Standalone Enterprise Edition

Awesome Wallpapers
Misc. Wallpaper Set 22

What’s On My PC
A Grab Bag Selection of GREAT Online Computer Games

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Largest Repository of Tech Sites on the Internet

Most of the readers and visitors to the blog have seen me posting site updates to my sister web site, Bookmarks4Techs.com. Bookmarks4Techs is the largest repository of listed tech sites currently available on the internet. If you have the desire to learn about computers and information technology, then Bookmarks4Techs is your place to start!

The site is very NEW and is an experiment of sorts in a couple of different areas.

I have been posting ads on the site, using Adsense and the Amazon Affiliate program.  What I am finding so far is that I need to stay away from saturating the site with ads, so I have reduced that somewhat so that page loads are faster.  I’m not going to get rich from it anyway.

Link Exchanges

Another change I am currently working toward is providing RSS feeds to my favorite blogs and sites in the sidebars so that the reader can review, in one place, what is going on with many of the other blogs and sites. If you are interested in a link exchange, I will post your RSS Feed in the sidebar of the blog and will increase the font size of your site name on the bookmarks list. I will continue to post the RSS feeds (for link exchanges) until the sidebars are full.

When you first pull up the site you will see recent site updates. To get to the bookmarks, click on the bookmarks tab at the top of the page.

I am hoping to get this site to the popular status level. Again, if interested in a link exchange, visit Bookmarks4Techs  [ HERE ]. To all my reader, bookmark this site and drop by often.

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Bookmarks4Techs – Site Update #15


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Bookmarked Sites:  431 Total
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New Site Added:

door2windows

This website is designed and developed with an objective to provide a platform where everything related to Microsoft Windows such as softwares, trouble shooting, tips & tricks, forum, etc. can be found in one place.

Recent Article: How To Display Anything
(Your Name or Any Message) In The Taskbar Clock

Featured FREE Software:

MouseExtender

MouseExtender is a cosy utility with shortcuts to programs, folders and system functions (Control panel, Restart and Shutdown). This program allows you to improve your productivity. It is extremely simple and fully customizable.

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Welcome to my virtual classroom. I’ve been a tech teacher for 15 years, but modern technology offers more to get my ideas across to students than at any time in my career. Drop in to my class wikis, classroom blog, our internet start pages. I’ll answer your questions about how to teach tech, what to teach when, where the best virtual sites are. Need more–let’s chat about issues of importance in tech ed.

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Bookmarks4Techs: Site Update #13

Be sure to visit my NEW sister site; Bookmarks4Techs. The site features frequent updates that include links to FREE software, new tech sites, featured sites, and even an option to get really good deals on tech products (or anything) directly through Amazon.com. The goal of the site is to grab every tech site out there and have the sites posted at Bookmarks4Techs.  If you are a student of information technology, here is your starting point. Spread the word, post it on your blogroll, email your friends, facebook it, twitter it; any exposure is very much appreciated.  

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Bookmarked Sites:  429 Total


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ControlPad

ControlPad turns the numeric keypad on your keyboard to a Windows command execution system. You may configure any numeric code to: Execute any program, open any document, open any web address or send any series of keystrokes to the operating system.

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My Technology Guide

My Technology Guide is a website dedicated at providing information, tips and tricks, help, free (tech) support, etc. The main aim behind developing My Technology Guide is to help our reader with simple solutions to everyday (tech) problems related to Windows, Linux, Mac, Computer Security, etc but not limited to them only. You will find here lots of tutorials, software reviews and also not to forget the occasional free genuine license giveaways of popular softwares and more.

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Bookmarks4Techs: Site Update #6

If you have been following the blog, you may have noticed (and read) about Bookmarks4Techs.

Bookmarks4Techs is a new geek web project that I am currently playing around with. It is sort of in the experimental and tweaking mode; therefore you will see frequent changes occurring. In addition to 422 total bookmarked geek sites, I am now posting announcements when a new site is added to the collection, featured FREE software (that I use and endorse), featured sites (that I use and endorse) and some Geek Gear that I think is worth mentioning. You will also see in the sidebars of the site RSS feeds to some of my favorite techie type sites.

I plan to post the Bookmarks4Techs updates here on the blog on a regular basis. Any favorable (or unfavorable) comments or suggestions are welcome, in regards to these future updates.

Bookmarked Sites:  422 Total

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New Site Added:

Roger’s Information Security Blog

It started out as a place to be able to post links and news so I could find them again. I began adding my own commentary, and its proven surprisingly popular. Thanks for stopping by.  The search is in the upper right-hand side if you don’t see what you are looking for.

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TTC Shelbyville

The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville created blogs for all of the different classes at this higher education institution as part of an online learning center found on our homepage.  Through the cooperation of WordPress (They support educational institutions!) we created this blog to communicate with students. This Technical Blog is for the Computer Information Technology class and whoever wants to read it.

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New Web Site – Bookmarks4Techs.com

During my two years of blogging I have had the opportunity to visit, review and bookmark over 400 tech sites and blogs. As a matter of fact, it is a passion of mine to visit and collect tech sites. I have found it is a great way to learn about computers and information technology.

Recently I decided to post these bookmarks, on a separate sister site to What’s On My PC; AND, decided to call the site Bookmarks4Techs.com . The site is currently in the development stages and will continue to evolve as I continue to tweak the site. The site features RSS Feeds from some of my favorite tech sites; plus some quick links to tech bargains at Amazon. I fully intend to add to the collection as the site continues to grow. I am always open to any tech sites that are not included.

If you are a tech site (or blog) and you add Bookmarks4Techs.com to your blogroll, let me know, and I will increase the font size to the name of your site (or blog) on Bookmarks4Techs so that it stand’s out.

Bookmarks4Techs

Site Description:

Bookmarks4Techs is the largest repository of listed tech sites currently available on the internet. If you have the desire to learn about computers and information technology, then Bookmarks4Techs is your place to start! To help support the site, I ask that any tech site listed below, to please consider adding Bookmarks4Techs to your blogroll. If added to your blogroll, I will increase the font size of your listing to make it stand out from the rest of the crowd. Thank You and Enjoy!

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A Very Nice Bookmarks Browser for Google Chrome

If you use Google Chrome, then you know that using the built in bookmark manager is not easiest component to find and use. I am sure as Chrome continues to evolve and improve, this will all change, but what is a person to do in the mean time?

Recently I found a really nice Google Chrome Extension called Bookmarks Browser that makes getting to and exploring your bookmarks an enjoyable experience. After you install the extension, you will notice a star on the browser toolbar. Simply click the star and all of your bookmarks will appear in a very nice (clean and easy to follow) interface.

Bookmark Browser

This extension is new and I am sure the developer will continue to make improvements. One improvement I would like to see is the ability to actually manage those bookmarks (add, move, etc…) in the interface that is provided. Otherwise, this is a great extension (add-on) to go for. If you are a Google Chrome user, you can get the Bookmarks Browser extension [HERE] .

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Use Your Google Account to Sync Your Chrome Bookmarks

If you currently have a Google account and you use the Google Chrome browser, did you know you can activate an option in Chrome that will, in essence, store (and backup) your bookmarks online? As a matter of fact, those stored bookmarks will show up in Google Docs, making your bookmarks available anywhere that you have internet access. I typically get to Google Docs though my Gmail account. When I open Gmail you will see “Documents” at the top left corner of the screen, just above the GMail logo. The “cool factor” to this feature in Google Chrome is that once you activate the bookmark sync option on each computer that you have Chrome installed, your bookmarks are automatically kept up to date on each computer. Of course you have to activate (turn on) the sync option in Chrome on each computer that you have Chrome installed.

For example, I use Google Chrome on (3)-three different computers (that I own). I have the bookmark sync feature turned “on”, in Google Chrome, at each of those computers. As a result, my bookmarks are automatically (and instantly) kept up to date (the same) on each computer (when any bookmarks are added, deleted or changed). In cases where I am using another computer (like my work computer) and I need to get to my bookmarks, I log into my GMail account and go to Google Docs to get to my bookmarks.

So how do you activate this feature in Google Chrome:

To enable bookmark sync, follow these steps on each computer that you’ll be using to access your bookmarks:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Tools menu tools menu.
  3. Select Synchronize my bookmarks.
  4. Sign in to your Google Account in the dialog that appears. (Don’t have an account? Learn how to create one)
  5. If you’ve already enabled the sync feature on another computer, you’ll see a prompt asking you to confirm that your different sets of bookmarks should be merged together. Click Merge and sync to finish the syncing process.
  6. Click OK.

You can enable sync on as many computers as you’d like.

Video on How To Activate Bookmark Sync in Google Chrome

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Transmute – The Ultimate Bookmark Converter

If you are like me, you may be using more than one web browser OR you may be in the process of changing to another browser. The problem most users experience in these cases is moving their bookmarks (or web site favorites) from one browser platform to another; OR trying to keep their bookmarks synced between the different browser platforms. It has been my experience through assisting other users that there is a “high value” placed on their bookmarks (or favorites). I often hear the statements, “please try and save my favorites or don’t lose my favorites”. Most techie types know the various processes to convert and transfer bookmark formats from one browser format to another; however, it can be a daunting task for the everyday computer user.

There is an easy solution to all of this called “Transmute”. Transmute is software that will easily do all of the work for you when you desire to transfer your bookmarks from one browser platform to another.

Transmute

“Transmute will convert, synchronize, sort, organize and remove duplicates from your bookmarks and more”.

I currently use Transmute to synchronize my bookmarks between Internet Explorer, Opera USB, Chrome, and Firefox. I also look at Transmute as a backup strategy for my bookmarks, as well. There is a “FREE” version of Transmute and a “PAID” version. The “FREE” version supports the major browser platforms and is all most users will need. The “PAID” version takes it one step further and provides support to work with two of the leading “online” bookmarking services (Delicious and Google Bookmarks).

Transmute is available as a full install program or as a portable app that can be run from your flash drive. (NOTE: This is another good tool for the techie toolbox).

Transmute

Publisher’s Description

Extensive Browser Support

Transmute supports all of the major web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Apple Safari, Chromium, Flock and Konqueror!

Easy to Use

A streamlined interface makes Transmute very accessible.

Automatic Backups

By default Transmute will timestamp and back up your bookmark collections before changes are made, providing extra safety.

Cross-Platform

Transmute supports Windows using the Microsoft .NET Framework. However, Transmute will also run on Windows, Linux and Mac via use of the Mono Framework!

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New Additions – Web Site Favorites

The one thing I am really enjoying with this blog is the additional blogs and sites I am finding. Today I have added the following blogs and sites to the “What’s On My PC – Favorites”, which is located on the right side of the blog. If you are interested in freeware, open source software and technology in general, I encourage you to use the favorites list as your launching point.

Techsnack.net

iCalvyn.com – IT Engineer’s Blog

Unlock for Us

Technix Update

Jatex’s Weblog

Shivaranjan.com

Lockergnome

Crazeegeekchick

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