android/talk/smartphone
Smart Phone, Technology

How To: Do You Want Your Android Phone To Talk To You?

Actually an Android smart phone doesn’t speak by default.

But there is an app that will read and speak what’s inside your phone,
if you select it to do so. And it is, Shouter.
Shouter is amazing. Shouter Pro has so much to offer in an Android app.

I especially enjoy the part where you can have a Shouter Widget on your screen.
The widget sits right there on your screen for easy disabling and enabling.
In other words, turn shouter on or off.

I put together some screenshots from my phone to help serve as a guide in case you would like to use them a reverence resource. (Check them out below)

It’s totally possible to take 30 minute’s out of the evening and tinker around with Shouter.
Have shouter tell you the time.
Shouter can set/read any reminders you have.
It can tell you if the battery is low.
And perhaps the best section, shouter can read the notifications from apps.
Like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and many more .

With shouter you can set your own text for reading SMS message’s.
Shouter will read custom text from incoming calls.

And in certain notification sounds set by the phone shouter works well right along side.

Shouter is safe from any un-wanted content (malware, spying, etc.) -but- if you would want to consider if shouter has a bit of a privacy issue, one could say shouter log’s all the incoming notifications. However, you can remove the logs and disable logging. Please keep in my logging is on by default, (default – set to on automatically).

By using the link to Shouter over at Google Play (here) you can learn more about the app,
and or install shouter. Provided your phone is connected to a computer.
You can also just install Shouter from Google Play Store that’s on the phone.
Installing it from there is the best way.

I believe its possible one could get annoyed with shouter after a long day.

One thing for sure, shouter is very useful when you’re driving home from work and the peeps are trying to reach you even though you just happen to be the safest driver on the road and don’t use the smart phone while driving. Hearing the content of the notification without thinking about picking up the phone you can relax and take the time to prepare one’s thought’s before engaging into a follow-up.

I’ve been using Shouter for almost two years now, and have never had any extreme issue’s with the app crashing. Once there was a bug. After an update shouter didn’t reconnect to the selected apps I had set. So I had to uncheck them all and redo. Then shouter updated from the Google Play Store to fix the bug. The current version in release is very stable and I suggest using the software. If you’re a work horse then shouter just might be the smart phone app you need for better office productivity.

There’s only one way to find out if shouter is for you.
Give it a try, if you don’t like having the phone talk to you, then just un-install it.

I rate Shouter with 5 Stars – Think Twitter and POTUS – Shouter is good for Working in the field, while in the Office, sitting at home, in the gym , and if you’re away just soaking up the ray’s. You might want to turn shouter off if you’re on the beach.


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Shouter Master Control / Enable Shouter to control all your shouts.
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By taping on each section is where you can set the many options shouter gives you. At the silent hours option you can choose the hours you want shouter to be silent. The notification section allows you to pick which apps you want shouter to read. Call, Message, and Time allows you to create a custom text, thus reading the custom text setting notifications. 
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Reading Apps
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Here’s where you select the apps you want shouter to read and shout, so your phone talks to you. Being able to hear my phone tell me what’s happening in real time is like a normal commodity now. If it suddenly disappeared I would be left wondering what happened.
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Custom text for incoming message’s.
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Enable Shouter to read message’s
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Enable Shouter to read incoming phone calls.
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The Shouter Widget
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Shouter Logging

Here we can find the logging shouter can do and does by default. So if you don’t want shouter to log your apps notifications you’re gonna want to go to that section and disable logging. I have shouter saying, “please acknowledge. incoming data. displaying. The rest shouter handles.


If you have any questions I would be glad to answer them, provided I’m able to do so.
Please allow for a timely response.

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Wintrol 5 Windows Control Panel Utility +
computers, Freeware, Technologies, Technology, Windows

Wintrol 5 Windows Control Panel Utility +

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Wintrol is a free computer software program, designed to utilize Windows Operating Systems Control Panel applets. With wintrol, the stress of dealing with the complexities of windows control panel is minimized.

Wintrol can provide access to Windows control panel applets, services, and tools.
Located at the tools section in Wintrol, there are 6 buttons that are set up to allow you to add your own portable apps. Wintrol provides access to a series Windows 10 tweaks (unfortunately disabled at this time).

Wintrol is able to grab the basic system information about your computer.

With Wintrol you can check the current drive wintrol is running on for errors.
Eject the portable drive wintrol may be running on.

Wintrol can run the System File Checker (SFC.exe) The SFC checks for system files that have changed or modified by 3rd party apps. The sfc.exe will attempt to fix them, place log on the desktop, and restart your computer.

And Wintrol can create a system restore point.

Wintrol was made to be portable, access to Windows control panel can be done from any user administrator account.

Wintrol5WindowsControlPanelUtility+
Wintrol 5.1.0 Build 200 (Windows Control Panel Utility +)

To learn more about wintrol, use this link to get there – http://thinkr8.com/wintrol-5

Learning more about Wintrol over at its main page is worth the look.
Once you get on over there, please leave a comment about your experience with Wintrol.

I’m looking forward to some feed back and in hopes to improve the Wintrol program.

Thank you.

EVERYDAYLIGHT NEWS, Home

Window Blinds For Windows 10

Skin your Windows® desktop interface with WindowBlinds™

Key Features

Apply custom skins to your desktop
Add backgrounds, textures and colors to skins
Choose your own skin fonts
Design your own skins with SkinStudio

http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/

turtlebeach/santcruzN270
computers, Hardware, Technology

How To: Remember the Santa Cruz N270 Surround Sound 6.1 Speaker System?

Remember this card? Turtle beach’s Santa Cruz Surround Sound Computer Hardware Card N270. 6.1 Speaker/Sub Woofer.

SantaCruz/Surround Sound
How To: Remember the Santa Cruz N270 Surround Sound 6.1 Speaker System?

Making a search for the drivers on the web doesn’t reveal any satisfying results as I had anticipated. Over at turtlebeach.com the software for the N270 has been discontinued.

When you still have the Santa Cruz disc, you can relax you have the drivers.
Extend caution when you land on a website offering the software, but then you have to provide credit card information -don’t do it- these type of site can be considered phishing sites. I’d close that site quickly. That being said, I’ve made available the software for free if you need to grab the drivers. … for the drivers: The Santa Cruz N270 was made for Windows XP Only. I do have the card in slot PCI4 on a M478 socket MOBO Pen4 Dell Optiplex GX260.

turtlebeach/santacruzN270
Santa Cruz Surround Sound Computer Hardware Card N270

When using Windows 7 the compatibility option for XP uses the card, but at a limited capacity for the equalizer. I haven’t run any test with Windows 10, so I’m unable to provide any information about that at this time.

Here are the drivers (software) if you would like to download the software.

Download

turtlebeach/santcruzN270
How To: Remember the Santa Cruz N270 Surround Sound 6.1 Speaker System?

The file is in the .iso format so you will need to mount the .iso in order to access the software. Or you can use your favorite zip program to open the .iso file.


 

headspace/meditation
Apps, Technology

What Is Headspace?

Headspace is an app that teaches you how to meditate.

 

Learn to meditate with their free Basics pack, a 10-day beginner’s course that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. It’ll give you a solid foundation to build your practice on.

It’s hard to talk about Headspace without talking about Andy Puddicombe. So let’s start there. In his early twenties, Andy cut his Sports Science degree short.

For over 10 years, his meditation training took him across the world …

Andy returned to the UK with the huge-yet-simple goal of teaching meditation and mindfulness to as many people as possible.

Headspace has one mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. And with millions of users in more than 190 countries, …

You can try Headspace for yourself and learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with our free Basics pack. If you enjoy it, then it’s time to SUBSCRIBE.

When I downloaded the app this morning and began my test I choose the meditation for dealing with anxiety. Can I say it helped, well its too early to tell. One meditation test isn’t enough. You’ll have to decide for yourself.

Here’s a list of links for further research:

Learn more about Headspace and Andy P. HERE.

Headspace on the WEB.
Headspace at FACEBOOK.
Headspace at TWITTER.
Headspace iPhone app HERE.
Headspace app for Android HERE.

headspace/meditation
What Is Headspace?

 

gadgets/windows
Technology, Windows

How To: Remember Windows Desktop Gadgets?

Remember the desktop gadgets for Windows operating systems?
They’re still available online if you would like to have them back on your computer.
For the purpose of this article I have installed and tested Desktop Gadgets Reviver version 2. I’ve been running the test for about 2 months now and have found no issue’s with the gadgets. There hasn’t been any unwanted activity (network) with the gadgets or the installer.

Windows users who are missing the desktop gadgets feature in Windows 8/8.1/10 can now download a free software called Desktop Gadgets Reviver.

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Desktop Gadgets Reviver version 2

Once Desktop Gadgets pack is installed, it will automatically open Gadgets window that we’re familiar with.

You can drag one gadget at a time from this window onto the desktop area to add it to your desktop. The beauty of this gadgets pack is that you can download close to 1000 gadgets by clicking on get more gadgets online link. See image:

gadgets/windows
How To: Remember Windows Desktop Gadgets?

During my google search for Windows desktop gadgets I came across a website called addgadgets.com. At that site I was impressed with the look of their free gadgets, so I downloaded a few of them.

The most popular, most sought-after and highest-rated gadgets are here at addgadgets.
All of their gadgets are 100% free for use.

Out of all the gadgets on their website I like the network meter the most.
This gadget let’s you keep in touch with your smartphones hotspot data.
In my case I have 10 gigabytes of hotspot data allowed every month.
By inserting that information into the network meter gadget I can keep track of the data consumption I’m using on my desktop computer in real-time.

gadgets/windows/desktop
addgadgets.com Network Meter

If you’re like me and don’t have home Internet (for some reason) and you use your phones hotspot data on your desktop computer then this gadget will help you.

I trust it completely and have not noticed any unwanted activity by using it.

By doing a Google search for desktop gadgets revived you can learn a lot about getting the Windows desktop gadgets back onto your system.


If you would like to discuss about addgadgets.com please leave a comment or join the conversation over at www.facebook.com/amersipheresoftwaretechnologies


If you can, please support my endeavours to acquire home Internet. Donations can be made at my PayPal account www.paypal.me/thinkr8/25 – you can donate any amount you like, thank you. … you need to have a paypal account to donate …


 

dns/server
Technology

Now We Can Have A More Private DNS – Cloudflare has launched the internet’s fastest, privacy-first DNS service, 1.1.1.1

With a cell phone hotspot to computer desktop I already connected and dis-connected from this new DNS service, everything worked as it should have, except rainmeter weather. The web parser.dll was confused. I know this a vague description. I haven’t compiled all my data yet. I just wanted to get this out to you if you happen to follow Cloudflare’s directions on their website. That information can be found by scrolling down the web page. Use the link below to head on over there.

Cloudflare has launched the internet’s fastest, privacy-first DNS service, 1.1.1.1

Source: via Twitter.com/_nunesgh



Just released today (04.02.18) we now have a new/old perspective about
cloudflare’s new DNS service.

See How To Geek FYI: Here.


I noticed a welcomed increase when running Google Chrome on a Windows 10 desktop,
the speed increased by 1-2 seconds.

computer/software
Software Reviews, Technology

How To Build Windows Software Without Any Coding Knowledge

Actually as you explore this program I’m going to tell you about, you will realize you will have to learn how to use and write computer code. But, this program has enough in it to help you along that road of learning how to build Windows software and coding.

I began using this program back in 2009. The one and only software program I built with it is, Wintrol 5.1.

Wintrol 5 Windows Control Panel Utility +
Wintrol 5 Windows Control Panel Utility +

I’m not here to tell you what Wintrol does, if you want to know about Wintrol you can visit the Wintrol page and download it from here.

I really do love this Windows software program builder.
Neosoftware really has something on the competition.

The NeoBook Rapid Application Builder version 5.8.7 isn’t free, it will set you back $149.00 (USD), there’s a free trial version if you just want to try it first.

With NeoBook Rapid Application Builder, “even inexperienced users can quickly combine combine text, pictures, sound, video, Flash animation, HTML content, Internet links, databases, special effects and other elements to create interactive, professional software programs.”

neobook/software
NeoBook Rapid Application Builder version 5.8.7

“Completed NeoBook projects can be compiled into a compact, self-contained Windows application (exe) or screen saver (scr) for easy distribution. No players, special drivers, licenses or additional software are required to view compiled applications. NeoBook created applications look and act just like real Windows programs, so no one need know that you didn’t toil for years learning Java or C++.”

The System Requirements for NeoBook are as follows:

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32/64-bit). A hard disk with 20 MB free space. Mouse or other Windows-supported pointing device. Windows-supported sound card (optional)

Apps created with NeoBook will run under:
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32/64-bit).

“NeoBook works with a series of plug-ins, the plug-ins are specially designed components that can be installed along with NeoBook to provide additional functions not found in the basic program. Properly designed plug-ins are extremely fast and their use virtually transparent. Once installed, plug-in functions appear in NeoBook’s Select an Action list along with the program’s native commands.”

Alexander of France is quoted saying, “I studied Neobook at school when I was 15 and then I bought it. Now I am 19 and I work every day on it and I earn money with Neobook. According to me, Neobook is more than a software, it is a DREAM, it is the best developing software over the world!”

All that talk from technology website’s and all the “How To Learn Computer Code”, how to’s out there have nothing on this program. NeoBook is where you want to start learning how to build computer software.

Check it out here if you want to know more or grab a copy to download.