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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday - November 3, 2014


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    Next show is January 5th


  1. TopClassActions.com (TCA) - a source of class action lawsuit news in the world. TCA connects consumers to class action settlements and publishes breaking news on new class action lawsuits, product liability lawsuits and mass tort updates as they’re filed.
  2. Humin.com [is an "app" (application or software program) for your smartphone] - quoting the NY Times, "Humin is an intelligent replacement for your iPhone’s dialer and contacts program. The app sorts your contact list according to a variety of factors, including how frequently you connect with people, how well you know them and your location.
  3. TheTileApp.com - when you attach Tile to an item (like your keys - "works in a 100-ft radius"), you're really tethering them both to your phone. So when your stuff gets lost, it has a buddy that knows what to do.
  4. FiftyThree.com - Mix (share) and Paper are design applications made popular with the iPad; won design award app of the year in 2012 from Apple.
  5. GarageJournal.com - a resource with useful articles about garages & related items, how things work, etc..., and access to their discussion "forums".
  6. EverydayHealth.com - a health and medical resource with lots to share and easy to navigate.
  7. WhatifSports.com - is a sports simulation site featuring online simulation games and predictions for MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA sports and more. Also visit "Spotrac".
  8. RouterIPaddress.com - searchable resource; router IP database with 3,335 router details and default settings from 532 different router brands
  9. GoFundMe.com - a personal online fundraising Website for individuals, businesses and organizations.
  10. iphoneFAQ.org - a resource dedicated to providing information about the Apple iPhone. news, usage tips, tutorials, technical specifications, general information and more..
  11. *****macrium.com - another backup software program; also has ghosting feature (duplicating "drives" - especially hard drives - check out their FREE version of their "Macrium Reflect" software.
  12. ****Classic Shell ---> This is a Windows 8 "free utility" to make it look more like Windows-7 or Windows XP. I have used it a few times on Windows 8 systems; and, it has worked well for me. Good luck!

  13. Peter Greene's Selection of Most Popular Applications (Apps) - Software

  14. Microsoft "Office" - remember Visicalc? WordStar? WordPerfect? Lotus 1-2-3? Multiplan? Also now: "Google Docs"
  15. Adobe's "Photoshop" - they are also known for their "Creative Suite". Related - remember Corel Draw? Saw money and use "Google's Picasa".
  16. "Google's Gmail". Also: Yahoo Mail, AOL, Outlook by Microsoft, Windows Live Mail (by Microsoft), Apple Mail.
  17. "Google Maps" or just using your smartphone for a GPS [Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system]. Remember MapQuest?
  18. Google's "YouTube". Along with "Twitter", "Pinterest" and "Facebook" you are a social butterfly. Remember "MySpace"?.
  19. "eBay" - connects buyer's and seller's from all over the world.
  20. "Speedtest.net" by Ookla; just nice to know how face your Internet connection really is. I have been using this for years and really appreciate it!
  21. "Skype" (for traveling) - it has changed hands (owners) a few times. So the rules / costs might change just like cell phone plans do!
  22. "WhatsApp" (for traveling) - also handy for travelling outside the U.S.
  23. Apple's "iTunes". If you own an Apple product then you pretty much have to use it. But don't forget this handy app --->"i-FunBox" [I like the classic version]
  24. The "Staples": Operating Systems: Free"Ubuntu" and paid for version such as Apple's OSX (Yeosemite) and Microsoft Windows 8.1 (I still like 7 over 8). I think OSX runs better and if you hate doing backups you can't beat TimeMachine in OSX. Under the hood Apple's OSX really is a version of Unix; and Linux (Ubuntu, Redhat and others) is also a version of Unix.
  25. The other Staples: Web browser - Mozilla's "FireFox". And the others: Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Chrome, Apple's Safari.

  26. *** Below are last month's choices ****

  27. familylife.com - web resource to share advise on different family lifestyle - pre, newly married and with kids.
  28. bestappsite.com - a place to find software "apps" for Apple's "i" devices (iphone, iPad, iPod, etc ...). Includes reviews and more.
  29. whatismyipaddress.com - sometimes you need to know this information; handy Website that provides it.
  30. cableorganizer.com - a Web store that sells cables but has a lot of useful info about the variety of cable types that are available and info you need to know about specs and installation (includes videos and articles).
  31. cookinglight.com - a recipe and nutrition resource; supplements their print magazine.
  32. cdc.gov - with the recent Ebola outbreak this should be a reesource to checkout for additional info.
  33. fftoolbox.com - a fantasy football source for cheatsheets and rankings.
  34. petfinder.com - resource that has 343,342 adoptable pets from 13,117 adoption groups available.
  35. goodcarbadcar.net - passionate tracking of auto sales. Breaks sales down into a variety of categories.
  36. netsmartz.org - a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Lots of great info!
  37. Tesla Motors - on June 12, 2014 "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" announced in public letter by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors.
  38. *****macrium.com - another backup software program; also has ghosting feature (duplicating "drives" - especially hard drives - check out their FREE version of their "Macrium Reflect" software.
  39. ****Classic Shell ---> This is a Windows 8 "free utility" to make it look more like Windows-7 or Windows XP. I have used it a few times on Windows 8 systems; and, it has worked well for me. Good luck!

  40. As discussed on a previous show - I have listed resources to help you search for access to public information, and, information that may be purchased.

    Note: I have no affiliation or am I making any endorsement for use of these resources; just pointing out examples to access this kind of information on the Internet and World Wide Web. I tried to group the resources together as best as possible.

    Keep in mind that even though you may sign-up to be a member of a Web site - that some of your information, such as a "user name" for your membership may be accessible outside of that resource by search engines such as Google.com (this also includes images). So you may want to change your use of your "user name" across multiple sites; similar to changing your use of the same passwords to protect yourself. Or it is a question to ask yourself - how visible or invisible do I want to be online? If you associate your name (even a nickname or alias and someone knows it) with a face then you are visible.

    A way to save money - sign-up for a trial account that may give you "a 7-day window to use the service" if you pay the annual fee; however, make sure you note the cancellation date or you may end-up paying for the entire year!


    Google.com [make sure you check out their "Other Products Page"] , Google's Image search, YouTube.com (part of Google), and Google's Plus (similar to Facebook); note Google makes money by selling advertising - they make this statement as related to Google Plus - "'Google may use my account information to personalize +1s on content and ads on non-Google web sites.'"
    Yahoo.com and Bing.com two other search engines to work with that are also popular.
    Facebook has become popular not only for individuals but business and organizations to use as a social media marketing tool to gain popularity.
    LinkedIn - typically considered for business professional but also used by others.
    MySpace - was more popular before Facebook but still used by individuals. Another social connectivity resource like facebook.
    Twitter - a social networking tool - find out what’s happening, right now, with the people and organizations you are interested in (if they tweet !!!).
    Manta.com - business community where you can find out more detailed information on a business and its contacts.
    Bizapedia.com - provides free online company search and people search tools.
    CorporationWiki.com - information on 37+ million Companies and 35+ million executive.
    Netprospex.com - helps Business-to-Business companies discover and connect with millions of targeted sales prospects. Find verified contact information, including email, phone, and social media.
    LookUpAnyone.com and PublicRecords.com - comprehensive people search resources to use; costs/fees to access (I have no experience with them).
    pipl.com - search engine that claims to be the "most comprehensive people search on the Web"; dive into the deep Web to bring you results you won't find in any other search engine then we use a powerful identity resolution engine to link those seemingly disparate results into a set of meaningful profiles so you can easily find the person you are looking for.
    Radaris - another comprehensive people search resource to use.
    Spoke.com - another comprehensive people search resource to use.
    SocialDiligence.com - a social media search tool.
    Ancestry.com - looking for close relatives, family tree, divorce, marriage, birth, death records?
    Archives.com - claims to have an extensive database of images, newspapers, vital records, and more for your ancestors' historical records.
    Areaconnect.com - a resource that has access to local Yellow Pages, White Pages, search, directories, news, weather and more.
    411.info - looking for phone numbers, addresses, reverse look-ups?
    Netronline.com- gain entrance to those official state Web resources that provide online access to property tax and related information. Check out the State of Wisconsin info and local Dane County examples below.

    and

    Wisconsin and local resources examples:
    Access to the Public Records of the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) from the Wisconsin Court System - commonly referred to as "CCAP"; and City of Madison Property Taxes


selectedPeter's schedule for appearing as a guest on Larry Meiller's show can seen by clicking here.

You can listen to Peter on WPR (Wisconsin Public Radio) - 970AM WHA Radio in Madison, WI monthly! It is broadcast live over the WPR radio network from the 7th floor of Vilas Hall, and is "Web casted" live via Real Audio - you'll need the "Real Audio player". The show is 90 minutes in length and covers the latest in PC computer technology , the Internet and the World Wide Web; show is a question & answer format. I have supported Wisconsin Public Radio for nearly 27 years with a monthly radio show on computer technology. The show is produced by Judith Siers-Poison, and, hosted by Larry Meiller.



  
 
 

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