Geek Squeaks (#2015-29) FEATURING — How To Trigger The Windows 10 Upgrade — and MORE GREAT STUFF

How To Trigger The Windows 10 Upgrade – I am not out there in the wild, like I used to, when it comes to providing computer assistance (and troubleshooting); however, I still have a good feel for information technology from doing the blog, exposure at work and working with close family. I am getting some feedback that there are many folks out there that have not received their Windows 10 upgrade. You keep waiting and nothing is happening. I know at least 5 people in my circle where this is occurring. As a result, I went on the hunt and found that these people are not alone and that there is a viable easy solution. SuperSite for Windows recently posted, “Where is my Windows 10 update?” (by Fred Langa) that will walk you through the process of jumpstarting your Windows 10 upgrade.  If you follow the steps, your Windows10 upgrade will be exactly the same as if you’d used the Windows Update method. As a word of advice, when you go this route, expect a longer install time and don’t panic if it is taking awhile (like several hours).

WOW – A New Chromecast – Chromecast is a Google device that uses Google Cast Technology to play audio and video content on your TV or home audio system (by directly streaming it via Wi-Fi from the internet or a local network). Google has just released their next generation of Chromecast.  For $35, which is very reasonable in my opinion, this is a tech toy worth taking a look at. Check it out HERE


A Multi-Boot Linux DVD for PC Repair – If you are a PC Tech you may want to take a look at MediCat DVD. This is a Linux based boot disc (developed for Windows PC Repair) that has been put together by a PC Technician that runs his own PC Repair business. I haven’t tried this out yet; however, for you PC Techs out there, this may be worth taking a look at and may be helpful in making your job easier.


Android Basics On How To Use The Share Menu – I just had a conversation with a friend about the Android smartphones and tablets and how people are truly not using these devices to their fullest capabilities. For example, I approached someone that I know that uses their phone constantly (primarily for texting and Facebook) and asked them, “Do you know how to use the share menu feature on your phone?”. They had not a clue as to what I was talking about. Folks, if you are an Android smartphone or tablet user, the share menu option is a very powerful component of Android that you need to learn about. Once you learn how to use it, you will be going WOW. To learn how to use the feature, I encourage you to read “Android Basics: How to Use the Share Menu” and watch the video …

Camera With Good Reviews Featuring Built-in Wi-Fi technology – The Canon PowerShot S120 (12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 1080p Full-HD Video Wi-Fi Enabled) is a digital camera that allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY… At the time of this posting, this camera was reviewed 185 times and is carrying a near five star rating.

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon S120


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The Best Choice For Your Mobile Android Office

If you are an Android device owner (smartphone or tablet) and you are a Microsoft Office user it is important to have the ability to create, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint files, while on the go.

The android app that I settled with, that is FREE, is the acclaimed Kingsoft Office for Android. I have tested nearly every android app out there that is capable of creating, viewing and editing Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files, and Kingsoft Office is, in my opinion, the best choice and the most accurate.

Kingsoft Office for Android

Kingsoft Office for Android is the only Android mobile Office with full-features FREE. It is currently the No.1 FREE Business App in the Google Play Market. Over 12 million people worldwide are using this mobile office app to edit, share, and collaborate on the go. It is widely used in various popular mobile phones like Samsung and HTC. For Samsung Galaxy Note, we have a special installer, learn more.

Two of my favorite features are the ability to read Adobe PDF files and the ability to upload and download files on, Google Drive and Dropbox, directly from the file manager built into the app.

Feature List:

  • Desktop Widget
  • Writer for Android
  • Spreadsheets for Android
  • Presentation for Android
  • File manager
  • Input file formats: Support 23 kinds of files, including DOC/DOCX/TXT /XLS/XLSX/PPT/PPTX/PDF
  • Output file formats: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 97 to 2010 formats: .doc, .docx, .txt, .xls, .xlsx, .pptx and .pdf.
  • Share documents via Email
    and Cloud Storage.
  • Easily open, view and send
    Email attachments.
  • Upload and download files
    on, Google Drive and Dropbox.
  • The interface is simple and easy to navigate.
  • The thumbnail wall helps you to find the recently opened files quickly.
  • The Desktop Widget provides convenient document previewing and editing functions.



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Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#29)

Each week you have a lot to gain by visiting the sites and reading the articles that are compiled from the What’s On My PC… blogroll for Geek Squeaks’ of the Week.  The blog authors go to great strides to post articles on a regular basis, with the intent of helping others.


Tech-for Everyone
General Advice For Purchasing A Digital Camera*
CWSandbox – automated online malware analysis

Piyada’s World
Chick Video Joiner – A video joiner with converting ability

Check who is using your wireless network
with Zamzom wireless network tool

TTC Shelbyville
Windows 7 $30

How To Find Hard Drive Information Via Command Line(CLI)

Roundup of 15 Top & Useful Posts: Part 2

2 Free Tools to Write Protect USB Flash Drives from Registry

Computer Too Slow
Fixing a webcam

Use Tape to Mark Frequently Moved Cables [Clever Uses]

Sugarloaf Tech
Upgrade your Windows Installer version

Free PC Security
Portable Tools – WinPatrolToGo & CCleaner

AKS-Feel The Change
Boost Your Search For MP3 Music

Carol’s Vault
SlideFinder – find the PowerPoint presentations that you need
How to Remove SaveArmor

Image Thickbox Work Around for

The Spyware Biz Blog
Are your kids aware of privacy problems with social sites

Plato On-Line
Is Fox News Really a News Outlet?

Evilfantasy’s Blog
5 Worthy Gmail Notifiers

Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts
Personal Privacy – A Dangerous Concept!

Right On Technology
Twitter Valued at $1 Billion

Freeware Pharmacy

What’s On My PC…
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Using your digital camera as a mobile scanner…

Here is something that is pretty cool…  You can use your digital camera as a scanner with software called “Snapter Ice”… By taking a photo of a document and using the Snapter Ice software you can adjust and convert the output to various formats.  I tested the software by taking a digital photo of a document, which contained a picture and various fonts.  Using the Snapter Ice software I was able to make adjustments (i.e. skew adjustments) to the imperfections and ended up with a decently scanned PDF document.  There is a 14 day trial with the software; however, after the 14 days, the software remains fully functional, with the exception that a light watermark image is stamped on the work you produce with the software.  I usually focus on free and open source software; however, due to the nature of this software still being useable after its’ trial, I opted to post it…  May help someone in a pinch…

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Use your digital camera as a mobile scanner to scan documents, business cards, whiteboards, and books.

Snapter makes camera photos look like scanned documents!

One-click instant PDF.

Snapter rotates, crops, stretches, sharpens, improves color, and creates a PDF for you. While you may be able to do some of these tasks manually using Photoshop, why waste life’s precious time?

Magic is in the algorithm.

There are things you can’t do even if you are a Photoshop pro! For example, you can’t produce sharp flat-looking page images from curved book pages. Snapter’s deceptively simple-looking interface hides advanced algorithms that can correct page curvature and perspective in a snap!

Easily create PDFs without expensive Adobe Acrobat software. Snapter supports JPG, TIFF and other popular formats . Use Snapter instead and save yourself $$$.

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What digital camera should you buy?

I came across an article today, “General Advice for Purchasing a Digital Camera” (by TechPaul – Tech-for Everyone) that caught my attention.  I love digital cameras; however, I am an amateur photographer at heart.   I have owned quite a few cameras over the years and I have found that they keep getting better and cheaper. 

Digital camera purchases for Christmas is one of the hottest items out there. So, what digital camera should you buy?  I really can not tell you the exact one to purchase, but if you follow the the (2)-two steps outlined below, it will get you started in the right direction.

  1. Get the basics down…  I encourage you to review “TechPaul’s” advice [click here] on purchasing a digital camera to get some of the terminology down. Once you have a good idea about optical vs. digital zoom, image stabilization, megapixels, LCD viewfinder, etc. proceed to step 2.  TechPaul provides an excellent description of the key elements you need to know in a way that is understandable.  Thank you TechPaul…
  2. Start shopping…  Digital cameras are hot sellers, have come a long way in a short span of time, and are available everywhere.  The problem is that there are so many of them that it creates a dilemma.  Usually when I shop for a digital camera, it is either a camera that has caught my eye OR I’m just starting out, not knowing what I really am looking for.  Either way, the solution that I keep going back to is “Steve’s Digicam’s”. Steve’s Digicam’s web site is touted as “The consumer’s best source of digital camera information and news”. The reviews and information which is provided is phenomenal.  Since Christmas is coming, and a camera may be on your wishlist, I suggest you visit the site and click on “Holiday Wishlist”, which will walk you through the process of finding a camera that they have reviewed and rated. It is also an awesome site to teach you about digital photography.


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