Posted on August 29th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The August issue of PC Magazine reviewed the 100 best Android apps of 2015. Besides the usual suspects, we saw some we’d never heard of. Such as…
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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Duplicate File Finder,” for Windows XP on up, from Ashisoft.com, is a free tool for removing duplicates. Unlike many free programs of this type, it doesn’t download spyware and free offers of junk. We asked it to scan our “One Drive” folder (Microsoft’s storage service). It found 716 duplicates, wasting half a gigabyte of disk space. Like all other programs of this type, eliminating duplicates is a bit tedious. For safety, it requires you to check a box next to each duplicate. If you accidentally mark both copies for deletion, it prompts you to unmark one of them. If you don’t have time to review the duplicates, click “save results” and go over them later. The program sends dupes to […]
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Posted on August 30th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Google the phrase “Chrome Web Store” to find lots of apps that will run right on your desktop. Here are a few nice freebies:
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Posted on July 24th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A reader told us he had a photo he wanted to use as his Windows desktop “wallpaper,” which is the picture that acts as background on your computer screen, but it was way too big.
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Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Nikon is offering $17,000 worth of equipment to the creator of the best video.
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Posted on October 9th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We heard from a reader who is donating his computer to the Salvation Army but wants to remove his personal stuff first. He didn’t mean deleting in the usual way, because that can be recovered. Skilled recovery experts can even resurrect data from a computer that’s been reformatted.
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Posted on July 31st, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Redbox just rented its three billionth movie from one of those red kiosks you see in grocery stores. To say thanks, it’s offering a free movie or game Get the promotional code Thursday, August 1. on the Redbox Facebook page. It’s valid in any Redbox location.
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Posted on April 15th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Vizio TV is offering a 70-inch TV to the person who submits the best video or photo with an essay on why they are their mom’s biggest fan. The deadline is April 30. To enter, go to Vizio.com/mom.
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Posted on March 31st, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Daily Arm Workout,” “Daily Ab Workout” and “Daily Leg Workout” give you five to ten minute work-out sessions. The instructor doesn’t see what you’re doing, but you see her and that’s enough. Joy likes them and is still trying to talk Bob into them.
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Posted on March 22nd, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We’re still waiting for the official Microsoft version of Office for iPad and Android tablets. Meanwhile, there’s a free app that lets you use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It’s called “OnLive Desktop” from desktop.onlive.com.
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