Right Clique Weekly 2016-12-27T13:06:33+00:00

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Reverse image search!

TinEye. Most everyone knows that if you need to find some clipart or a photo to dress up a presentation you are working on, that you can use Google Images. There are also many good image services such as PhotoDune where you can get professional images for a dollar or two. What you may not know is that there is a service[...]
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What are the best things to do in our city?

Living Social. Groupon and Living Social are two "deal" sites that have been around for awhile. Both have lost their luster - you can Google reviews of them and find lots of dissatisfied customers. I was working out with my trainer and friend Pat Wilson this morning and he mentioned using Living Social, which prompted me to take another look at it.[...]
Microsoft's New Website Guesses Your Age From a Photo!

Microsoft's New Website Guesses Your Age From a Photo!

How-Old.net A few weeks ago a Microsoft developed website was launched to guess your age.  Yep, just like the barker at a carnival, but this one uses technology and a photo. Just go to http://how-old.net and upload a photo of your face.  It then displays your age based on facial recognition technology and logic rules. The two Microsoft engineers who developed the site[...]
Use Technology to Find Beer and Wine You Will Love!

Use Technology to Find Beer and Wine You Will Love!

Next Glass A new, free smartphone app called Next Glass uses technology to find beer and wine that you will absolutely love.  3 steps: First, their lab has analyzed thousands of compounds in every drink they tested, taking subjective words like "hoppy," "sweet" and "oaky" out of the decision process, and instead using quantifiable numbers. Second, you rate several beers and wines that[...]
Major Changes to Smart Phones Coming Later This Year!

Major Changes to Smart Phones Coming Later This Year!

Project Ara For the last two years Google has been quietly developing new technologies to create modular smart phones. We're all familiar with modular software in our phones. Whatever your interests or needs "there's an app for that." This is the same idea except that it applies to the pieces-parts of a cell phone. Ara looks like a basic rectangular frame (they call[...]
How to Make Your Computer Read Documents to You!

How to Make Your Computer Read Documents to You!

It really can speak to you.                 Since the beginning of the computer age, people have been trying to make their computers talk to them. These days, that functionality is built right into your computer - both PC and Mac. It's free and I'm going to show you how to activate it. Turns out there are over a dozen ways to do that.[...]
Want to Generate More Business From Your Website?

Want to Generate More Business From Your Website?

Or how about not losing it to your competitors?   Starting April 21, 2015 Google expanded its use of mobile-friendliness as a search engine ranking signal. This change affects mobile searches in all languages worldwide and makes a significant impact in search results. Even without this push by Google, having a mobile-friendly website should already be a priority for businesses due to the[...]
An Amazing To-Do List Manager

An Amazing To-Do List Manager

Remember the Milk Managing tasks is generally not a fun way to spend your time. Most people I know deal with this in one of two ways.  Some write their to-do lists on sticky notes, whiteboards, or on random scraps of paper. Those who manage tasks electronically tend to most often use Outlook.  That's been me for years and years - until now. There's[...]
Quickly Find a Movie in a Haystack

Quickly Find a Movie in a Haystack

While we're talking about information-finding time savers like Briefi.ng, let's also cover movies. Suppose tonight you want to relax and watch a flick at home. You're in the mood for a recent action thriller adventure - a hidden gem that was well-reviewed, popular with the public, and recommended by friends. You're subscribed to several streaming services: Netflix, Amazon, xfinity, HBO Go,[...]
Morning Spoonful of Knowledge

Morning Spoonful of Knowledge

These days anyone who wants to keep up with the biggest news stories every day doesn't have far to look.  CNN is on TV 24x7. Local news papers are still hanging in there. News feeds, magazines, podcasts... The last thing we need is another way of reading the news - or is it? "Briefing" turns a handful of top stories into[...]
Free Online Credit Scores, Monitoring and ID Theft Protection

Free Online Credit Scores, Monitoring and ID Theft Protection

Credit Sesame Last November I wrote about a free service called Credit Karma that provides you with your credit score and helps to protect you from ID theft. I've been paying $500 a year for several years for the same thing from LifeLock. So yesterday I cancelled LifeLock and decided to only use Credit Karma. See? Even I benefit financially from my[...]
Keeping Unwanted Programs Off of Your Computer

Keeping Unwanted Programs Off of Your Computer

Unchecky When you install most software these days there are several check boxes in the process. Check or uncheck even one of them incorrectly and you've authorized the installation program to additionally load other things into your computer - browser toolbars, weather programs, a new browser - or you've OK-ed it to change your default search engine or even your browser's[...]
Have You Selected Your Password Manager Yet?

Have You Selected Your Password Manager Yet?

Roboform If you've been reading Right Clique Weekly for a while then you know your sensitive information will be hacked. It's not a question of whether it will happen - only when. I know that's a gloomy and scary statement, but it's true. Why? Human nature. Do you ever use the same password for more than one website? (I know you're smiling).[...]
Want MUCH More Business From Your Website?

Want MUCH More Business From Your Website?

Then Understand the Difference Between Responsive and Mobile Most everyone understands that people are using smart phones and tablets more than ever, and that's why it is so important that your website is readable and usable on small screens - right? If not, here are a few statistics that may surprise you: There are over 1.2 billion people accessing the web from their[...]
Windows 10 Upgrade Will be Free!

Windows 10 Upgrade Will be Free!

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to current users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1! That's great news. There are a few caveats --- the computer or device that you are upgrading will have to be able to run Windows 10, meaning sufficient RAM, hard disk space, device drivers, etc). You will have up[...]
A New Free App That is as Exciting as it is Dangerous!

A New Free App That is as Exciting as it is Dangerous!

KeyMe - Danger, Will Robinson! Most of you won't remember the 1960's television series Lost in Space. The Robot, acting as a surrogate guardian, says this famous catch-phrase to young Will Robinson when the boy is unaware of an impending threat. There's a new App in town called KeyMe. It's billed as a secure way to copy, share and personalize your keys[...]
Find and Remove Duplicate Files in Windows!

Find and Remove Duplicate Files in Windows!

Everyone has duplicate files on their Windows computers. After years of use, it's almost impossible to avoid. Some of those dupes, however, might be very large files that needlessly waste disk space and might cause you to replace your computer sooner than necessary. dupeGuru is a great application for this. It's completely free and comes in three flavors: dupeGuru, dupeGuru Music[...]
Top Free Anti-Virus Programs!

Top Free Anti-Virus Programs!

I'm often asked what I think about using free anti-virus software on home computers.  I'm for it as long as you use something good.  Some of the ones that you pay for are not so good anyway. If you choose the right one, you won't give up anything compared to the paid ones. Notice that I specifically said "home" computers.  I[...]
Great Way to Manage Documents on Smart Phones and Tablets

Great Way to Manage Documents on Smart Phones and Tablets

I can't tell you how many times I've receive an Excel or Word email attachment on my iPhone, clicked on it, and remembered that reading or changing it is pretty much futile. The apps for Apple and Android devices that let you work with Word, Excel and PowerPoint files have all been lacking and problematic. In the last few months Microsoft[...]
Forced Into Windows 8?  Here's How to Tame and Even Enjoy It!

Forced Into Windows 8? Here's How to Tame and Even Enjoy It!

If you've had to buy a new computer lately then you already discovered that you can no longer get it with Windows 7. You can, however, choose from either Windows 8 or Windows 8. Grrrrr. The bad news is the learning curve since the interface is quite different. The familiar and efficient Start Button is gone. That's why most businesses have[...]