Spring Time Theme for Windows 10

It is my favorite time of the year, spring time! Enjoy my spring time theme with a clever sound scheme too!

Daisies

Click on the link, download the Spring Time.themepack and then double click it to bring pretty flowers, an insect or two with some sounds of spring to your computer. Fun!

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Microsoft Band 2.0 | Smarter Watch

My niece was pacing back and forth in her living room the other day, trying to get out of 3rd place on her FitBit stats. I found that amusing and fascinating.

My current watch tells me to have breakfast by 9:00am and lunch by 2:00pm. It helps me grill country style pork ribs or asparagus spears. It has a timer, and a light.

Clearly, I needed a smarter watch, stat!

What do I need to wear on my wrist daily… nightly… cloudly… My smarter watch has myRoundPro provided by Taylormade.

Sure, it will count my steps, heart-rate and calories burned too. Nevertheless, the golf feature is what sold me!

Microsoft Band 2.0 is stated to be announced on October 6th.

Daydreaming…

2015 Top 10 Tech Tips for Resolution

We computed your Top 10:

1. Check your backup procedure: Backup solutions are not a “set it and forget it” process. Definitely need to verify the process is still working and that the destinations drive(s) are functioning.

2. Check your anti-virus software program: Make sure it is up to date, that it is scanning regularly. (Microsoft Security Essentials is available to small businesses on up to 10 PCs for free)

3. Tidy the desktop: Clear off old icons, files, and folders.

4. Organize: Keep your computer software all in one place and easily accessible.

5. Insurance: Inventory all your computing hardware.

6. Establish one location: Use one notebook, one folder, whatever it may be, for all your User ID’s, login passwords, email passwords, router settings and anything to do with computing.

7. Change passwords: Time for a better password then yesterday. Help keep the bad guys out of your account by using both your password and your phone. Always sign up for 2-Step verification.

8. Replace power strips: Use a power surge protector. Power strips are great for plugging in lamps, speakers, pencil sharpeners, but not your monitors, routers, backup drives, computers, etc.

9. Replace worn devices: All computing devices fail.

10. Maintenance your computers: Every 3-6 months – clean out temp files, patch it, updated it, stop unwanted startup programs, check the antivirus and backup process.

These 2015 Top 10 tech tips for resolution have been brought to you by tech3Support. Happy shiny new tech year. Best of luck with your other resolutions too.

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How To Stream Media | PC to HDTV over WiFi

I found this article via PCWORLD on how to stream from PC to HDTV. Having Chromecast is pretty awesome, but has it’s limitations. With the free Android app BubbleUPnP, you can turn Chromecast into a DLNA renderer.

(DLNA uses Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for media management, discovery and control. UPnP defines the type of device that DLNA supports (“server”, “renderer”, “controller”) and the mechanisms for accessing media over a network)

I installed BubbleUPnP on my Nexus and then selected Chrome Cloud as the renderer.

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Then you just set up Windows Media Player to stream your stuff. Simply open WMP, select Stream > Turn on media streaming. Once it is turned on, click OK.

media streaming

Use the BubbleUPnP app to locate your photos, music, videos and play on! (You may need to select Chromecast via your TV input options before using)

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Superman with a GoPro