Never Download a Driver-Updating Utility; They%u2019re Worse Than Useless. Here is a Saturday project that you should NOT do. Go to the beach. Read a book. Pet the dog. Just please don't fall for the Driver updater utility sales pitch. This is another scare tactic sales tool that "scans" your system, and tells you your "ancient" drivers need to be updated. First, if your peripherals and computer are working fine, you don't need to update the drivers. Most drivers are automatically updated in Windows update, (which you have set to automatic, right?). Always be suspicious of so called utilities that scan your system, find "problems", and then want you to pay to fix them. Run away. Run fast. Keep your wallet closed. Okay, your Saturday project is done. That was easy. Relax.
Want your Gmail messages to self-destruct? There%u2019s a Chrome extension for that%u2026 | 9to5Google. DMail is a Chrome addon that puts a tether on all your GMail. At any time in the future you can pull the GMail back and delete it. Poof. It is gone. Don't want to leave a mail trail? Send GMail with DMail, and you can revoke it at any time. While the unsend function now allows a sender to pull back an email in 30 seconds, it is usually the case that you regret sending an email much later. It is interesting to contemplate ediscovery in a world in which you can never know if you are getting all the email. Since the DMail is encrypted and can only be read by you and the recipient, it would be ideal for the new real estate regulations which take effect in October. However, will the ability to revoke the email run afoul of Federal regulations? What if your company has been served with an evidence preservation letter or order? Can the DMail be traced? Stay tuned.
No, you can't game the Google system. The best way to get on Page One is to post quality content early and often. Interact with your clients and customers. Read and recognize the quality content of others. No easy way to freedom. Create your own memes. My #Parrot Sunday meme is a good example. I just started posting about parrots every Sunday. After a few months, I noticed that my Parrot Sunday posts made Page One a lot. It takes energy, discipline, and content. Don't let anyone try to sell you a shortcut.
Amazon.com: Docking Station, HooToo USB 3.0 Docking Station Dual Video Outputs for Win 8.1, 8, 7, xp HDMI DVI VGA to 2048x1152/1920x1200 Gigabit Ethernet Audio 2 USB 3.0 Ports 4 USB 2.0 Ports 12v/2a Power Adapter: Computers & Accessories. A reader recently asked how I connect a big screen monitor to my Sony Tap 11 tablet. The answer is a docking station. The HooToo that I use plugs in to the USB 3.0 port on the Sony tablet. Then, you can connect 2 USB 3.0 peripherals adn 4 USB 2.0 peripherals, and it has an HDMI port for the monitor, and an Ethernet port for Internet. It even has a smartphone charging port. Normally $169, it is a steal at $59.99.
Google Voice transcription I have all my phone calls routed to my Google Voice number, and I have been using the transcription service for a couple of years. Google converts my voice messages to text and sends them to me via email and text message. However, trying to figure out what the correspondent said has been an adventure. I have actually spent more time figuring out the messages that it would take to listen to them. Now, however, Google is promising that the transcription will be much improved. I never could understand why Google Search is so good at interpreting my voice commands; but, so bad at the reverse. We shall see. In the meantime, if you leave me a voice message, speak slowly, enunciate, and don't slur your words. That is, if you want me to call or text you back.
Smarty Ring | MACHO. While I have no problem with SWMBO's Ringly, I have no love for this device for men. The Smarty Ring vibrates and blinks whenever a notification comes in. That means, in my case, it will be annoying me 10 to 15 times a minute all day long. So, it tells me a text, call, or email is coming in. Will it show me the message? Of course not, the screen is too tiny. So, pray tell, what good is it if I have to take the phone out of my pocket anyway? As a digital timepiece it may be okay; but, a SmartWatch does that. Yes, there is a limit to the wearable devices the FutureLawyer will buy and wear. And, Smarty Rings are not on the list. Of course, the applications for wedding rings may be the next big thing. They could vibrate every time SWMBO wants a chore done, or a purchase made. Not.
Drugs, Guns & Fire: Drones Making News - Geeks are Sexy Technology NewsGeeks are Sexy Technology News. Need medical supplies delivered in an emergency? Send in the drones. Need fire fighting equipment sent into a raging forest fire to firefighters? Send in the drones. Need to get a bird's eye view of a dangerous situation in order to deal with the problem? Send in the drones. Of course, your life saving drones might have to compete with the idiot who attached a weapon to a hobby drone and sent it to a populated area. Or, the criminal who uses a drone to find out where the police are. Or, to run surveillance for a criminal enterprise. As with all new technology, the issue isn't whether it can be used for good or evil purposes. It is how to regulate it and still gain the benefits it provides. Don't look up. Someone may be watching you.
Robben Island Prison Tour - Google Cultural Institute. This video tour of Robben Island Prison shows where Nelson Mandela spent 18 or his 27 years of imprisonment. Try to imagine what it was like for him to contemplate spending the rest of his life in a tiny cell on an island from which there is no escape. Now, tell me again about your day.
6 LED 7mm Lens Android Endoscope Waterproof Inspection Borescope Tube Camera 1M/3.5M Length Sale-Banggood.com. Okay, now stop thinking what you are thinking. This endoscope, while waterproof, is not a way to avoid a visit to the hospital. It is designed to examine and photograph the inside of a lot of things, none of which qualify for the insult: "Take your Android Endoscope, and shove it". Now that we are on the same page, this is actually a pretty useful little camera. It gets into places where other cameras cannot go. Okay, now stop it. I am serious.