Friday, March 4, 2016

Class Summary 3-3-2016

How To Download Your Data From Facebook. Allows you to make a backup of all your pictures and posts and conversations. This article spells it out for you. Simply put it is Settings > General > Download...

Windows Defender Can Now Scan for Malware on Startup. People ask me what I recommend for anti-virus software. I use Windows Defender and I use the maintenance programs I have talked about. If you have Comcast you get a free copy of Norton, Centurylink give syou McAfee. Both are good, but may cause an older computer to slow down. I would not suggest adding any other antivirus like the ones some of the retail stores try to sell you on. AVG, Avast, and Avira are good free ones you can download as well. LIke I said, I use Defender.

New Life For Old Hardware As a Chromebox – Free! And it works great! This article will tell you how. Bring an old laptop to life again with this great OS from Google.

How To Fix Caps Lock Annoyances. Ever pressed the Caps Lock key instead of Shift and found yourself typing in all caps? Many times for me. This little trick that I have been using for a long time adds a tone when you press it and a different tone for turn it on from turning it off. Very easy to setup.

Fake Email Generator. How often have we been required to enter an email address before getting into a site or maybe to download a white paper or an ebook? Then we start getting all kinds of unwanted emails. This site allows you to create a fake email address that really works. Use your fake address when you sign up for something. You can check back and read the emails you are getting at the fake address and if you decide you really want them, change the address to your real one.

Send up to 2gb free with Got a large file to send to someone? Use WeTransfer. It is free for up to 2gb of data. You send the file to WeTransfer and then send the link to that file to your recipient. They get to download it from WeTransfer.

White Paper on Maintenance tells you the maintenance programs I use to keep my PC clean and running fast.

Kodi is an open source application that allows you to view TV live on your computer or on your TV using an Amazon Fire Stick Jailbroken. You can find them on eBay and on Amazon. They are actual Amazon Fire Sticks with additional software added by a third party. Not sure if they are really legal, but you can freely get in the theater movies, live TV, sports events, and more.

Prishresizer is what I use to resize picture to save space and to make uploads of them to websites like Facebook quicker. Is what I use to test my Internet speeds. You should be getting what you pay for. Here is a test of my home system:

Ping is how long it takes for a signal to leave my computer, go to the server, and return. Download is the speed I am downloading at in million bits per second. Upload is the speed at which I am sending up to the server. I am paying for 15 Mbps so this reading is pretty good. If you are getting much less than you are paying for, complain.

Photoshop Express is a great free way to do easy touch-ups Fix photos fast—crop, straighten, rotate, flip, adjust color, and remove red eye and pet eye. Adjust hue, brightness, white balance, and more with easy slider controls. Enhance in fun artistic ways with Looks like Vibrant, Superpunch, and Glow. Add a finishing touch with borders and frames.

Print Screen and where does it go. When you press the Print Screen key on your keyboard it does not print what is on the screen. That was a couple of three decades ago under DOS. Now it takes a picture of the screen and places it in the Windows clipboard. You can then open another program and paste the image into it. The data remains in the clipboard until you press Print Screen again or simply copy something, then it is replaced with the new data. The clipboard is emptied when you turn your computer off.

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