Daily Deal: Save 63% on a Patriot Stellar Series 64GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive for Android Tablets and Smartphones

daily-deal2USB flash drives make it fast and easy to save files from your computer onto removable media, but have you ever tried plugging one into your tablet or smartphone? In most cases, the connectors won’t mate up.

Today’s deal features a super-fast Patriot 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive that is actually designed to work with your Android tablet or phone. Thanks to its micro-USB connector, plugging this drive into your mobile device is as easy as plugging something into a wall outlet.

A standard sized USB connector is also included which makes it easy to remove the drive from your mobile device and plug it right into your computer!

Here’s the deal: Today only, you can pick up this awesome 64GB USB drive at a whopping 63% off!

Click here to check out deal for yourself on Amazon.

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CamScanner turns your smartphone into a document scanner

camscannerHave you ever seen something in a newspaper or magazine that you wanted to scan but you were away from home and didn’t have a scanner handy?

Or perhaps a friend showed you a document that you would have liked to have had a copy of, but there was no scanner available at the time?

With a wonderful free app called CamScanner, you can capture high quality scans of documents using your smartphone – no computer or stand-alone scanner required! [Continue Reading]

Q&A: How do I turn off Auto Correct in Internet Explorer?

ieQuestion from George T.: Hi there Rick. Love your site! Hopefully you can help me with a problem. I recently installed Internet Explorer 10 and the Auto Correct feature is driving me nuts. Can I turn it off?

Rick‘s answer: You’re not alone George. Virtually every comment I have heard about I.E.’s Auto Correct feature is a complaint, and I’m not a big fan of it either. Luckily, it can easily be turned off. Here’s how: [Continue Reading]

An easy way to avoid installing unwanted add-on software when installing free programs

unchecky-logoAs regular readers of this blog already know, I’m a huge fan of free software. And thanks to the Internet there are thousands of great free programs available for instant download right onto our computers.

But truth be told, much of that “free” software isn’t actually free. While it’s true that we can download tons of free programs without having to lay out any cash, we often end up paying in other ways. [Continue Reading]

Is your Samsung 840 EVO SSD running slower than it should? Here’s how to speed it up.

samsung-840-evo-series-250gb-ssdA while back I purchased a 120Gb Samsung 840 EVO solid state drive (SSD) for my desktop PC, and I love it.

At first this drive was lightning fast, but before long I noticed that it had slowed down to the point where it was really no faster than a traditional spinning hard drive.

I double-checked all the settings and made sure there was plenty of free work space available on the drive, and nothing seemed to be amiss. Frustrated, I did a Google search to see if anyone else was having problems with their Samsung SSDs, and sure enough, they were. [Continue Reading]

Bitdefender’s free Adware Removal Tool offers extra protection against malware

bitdefender-art-logoRunning a good full-time anti-malware program such as Avast is a must for keeping your PC safe from malware in today’s world, but even the best of these programs will miss a threat on occasion.

That’s why it’s so important to make regular use of on-demand malware scanners as well. [Continue Reading]

4 great ways to send someone an Amazon Gift Card

amazon-gift-cardBy now you’ve probably seen Amazon gift cards for sale at grocery stores, department stores and other local retailers. And chances are you have actually bought one of them to give away as a gift. (And yes, they really do make great gifts!)

But what if you wish to give an Amazon gift card to someone that lives somewhere far away? Well, it’s actually very easy to send them virtually anywhere with just a few clicks of your mouse. Here are four fast and easy options: [Continue Reading]

How to automatically add the same text before or after every post in WordPress

wordpress-logoHave you ever visited a blog and noticed that every post has the same block of text before and/or after the post content? For example, some bloggers include a message asking the reader to subscribe to an email newsletter or share the post they are reading on social media sites.

If you have a block of text that you’d like to display before and/or after the content of each blog post, all you have to do is edit your WordPress theme’s functions.php file and add one or both of the following code snippets at the bottom. Be sure to back up the original functions.php file first just in case something goes wrong.

And now, for my semi-standard disclaimer: Using this tip requires editing your WordPress theme’s functions.php file, a procedure that can render your blog improperly formatted, or even completely unusable if not done correctly. Therefore, you agree not to hold me, your humble tech blogger, responsible if all the oxygen in the air turns into catsup, your chickens start laying turtle eggs or your WordPress blog stops loading and displaying correctly.

If you agree with everything I said in the previous paragraph, then make a backup of your theme’s functions.php file and follow the instructions below: [Continue Reading]