Today at What’s On My PC – November 17, 2019

Today’s Thoughts From Rick:

Yesterday’s post I mentioned I was working with Microsoft OneNote and setting it up as my primary note-keeping application. So far, everything is working as expected; however, one hiccup I did run into was using the app on my Android phone. I loaded one of the OneNote widgets (which gave me a shortcut to directly open a new note) and every time I would tap on the widget to create that new note, I would get the following type of error “please make sure your notebook is synced and default section is set”… I went to the virtual part of my brain, called “Google”, searched for this problem, and the solution is this. In the OneNote app on your phone, do this; -1. Press and hold the section you want to set as default; THEN, 2. Click on Menu (3 vertical dots on top right)> Set as default. This fixed the problem immediately. OneNote is a great (FREE) application; but, Microsoft still has some polishing to do. Do I recommend it? AND, the answer is YES. OneNote is a cross-platform application and if you use the latest version of Windows 10, it is already installed.

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Today’s Tech News Briefs:

Ford vs. Ferrari is a new release film, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, that expands beyond the racetrack to look at the swerves and curves of sporting politics and economics; Police are warning people against using public USB stations due to a hacking scam known as “juice jacking” to rip people off; AND, 17 new and notable Android apps from the last three weeks including Disney+, Spotify Kids, and Stadia (10/26/19 – 11/16/19)…

Today’s Software Pick(s):

Rainmeter is a software application for Windows that has been around for years. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view text from documents, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. Balabolka supports text file formats: AZW, AZW3, CHM, DjVu, DOC, DOCX, EML, EPUB, FB2, FB3, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODP, ODS, ODT, PDB, PRC, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TCR, WPD, XLS, XLSX.


Today’s Android Pick(s):

Classic Words Solo (an excellent Scrabble substitute) is the number one word game to play against your smartphone or tablet (solitaire mode). This is a good app to improve your Scrabble skills.

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Today’s “How To” Pick:

How to open the Registry Editor on Windows 10 – The registry lets you change core settings on Windows 10 that are not available from its GUI. Here’s how you can open the Registry Editor on Windows 10 to make these changes.

Today’s Amazon Deal(s):

GoGreen Power GG-24712 16/2 12′ Household Extension Cord – White (last check this was at $2.95 – Great Buy).

NOMA LED Christmas Lights | 70-Count C6 Classic Clear White Bulbs – another great deal. LED bulbs will last a lifetime.

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