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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday - December 5th, 2016


This list is for providing you with easy access to these "useful" Web pages. Please visit my NEW "Tips and Favorite Applications" Page, WEBHITZ for access to our Web menus! Use of the products and services offered on any of these Web pages is at your own risk! E-Mail me and give me your feedback at web1@infostar.com. Due to the volume of email I get I cannot possibly reply to every message!

    Next show is February 6th, 2016

    1. TravelAdvisoryWarnings.com [text based hypertext linked list] - All information and updates of travel warnings on this website are taken in real-time directly from government travel advisory websites.
    2. Anxieties.com - Web resource from a professor at the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center of North Carolina.
    3. PlaySmartPlaySafe.com - National Football League's (NFL) Web resource that focuses on player safety.
    4. TheaterMania.com - [this is not an endorsement] - is a Web  resource for acquiring Broadway ticketsOff-Broadway tickets and theater tickets across the U.S.. TheaterMania has theater news, reviews and discount tickets for your favorite Broadway shows as well as the other major theater markets across the country. Also visit "Broadway.com".
    5. CDC.gov - [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Great government resource to have access to. Recent posted article on "On-the-Job Vehicle Crashes Cost U.S. Employers $25 Billion Annually".
    6. Childhood101.com
      - [Web blog started in 2009 by Christie Burnett, a former earlychildhood teacher]
      100's of play ideas and parenting articles written by a team of everyday parents, each with a specific passion or area of specialty.
    7. Blogger.com - [owned by Google] Free resource to create/start your own Web blog. Also visit: weebly.com and wix.com.
    8. Tunein.com/ - they have a free app for you to download. Listen to 100,000+ live radio stations, plus on-demand content like podcasts & shows anywhere you go.
    9. UsMagazine.com - online entertainment reading; most likely you will find something that interests you.
    10. CNET.com - as mentioned many times by me over the years along with these others useful Web resources. Do your research to check out reviews of technology and computer products. Read the reviews to see if you can find out not only about how the products perform but also get ideas about what other products you should also be considering too! Also visit: engadget.com, pcmag.com and computershopper.com

    11. *** Some Extras listed below ***
    12. *****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.
    13. ****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!

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

    15. Microsoft "Office" - remember Visicalc? WordStar? WordPerfect? Lotus 1-2-3? Multiplan? Also now: "Google Docs"
    16. Adobe's "Photoshop" - they are also known for their "Creative Suite". Related - remember Corel Draw? Saw money and use "Google's Picasa".
    17. "Google's Gmail". Also: Yahoo Mail, AOL, Outlook by Microsoft, Windows Live Mail (by Microsoft), Apple Mail.
    18. "Google Maps" or just using your smartphone for a GPS [Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system]. Remember MapQuest?
    19. Google's "YouTube". Along with "Twitter", "Pinterest" and "Facebook" you are a social butterfly. Remember "MySpace"?.
    20. "eBay" - connects buyer's and seller's from all over the world.
    21. "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!
    22. "Skype" (for traveling) - it has changed hands (owners) a few times. So the rules / costs might change just like cell phone plans do!
    23. "WhatsApp" (for traveling) - also handy for travelling outside the U.S.
    24. 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]
    25. 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.
    26. The other Staples: Web browser - Mozilla's "FireFox". And the others: Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Chrome, Apple's Safari.

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

    28. ShareCare.com - a personal health resource to checkout; based on your RealAge results, the expert resources, guidance and programs are all personalized for you to create a healthy life.
    29. geoiplookup.net - a tech resource to help you look up IP connection address and where they are physically located for their connection to the Internet.
    30. WeTransfer.com - a file transfer service; also check out "dropbox".
    31. BadBuyerList.org - is a bad buyer database. A place for online sellers to prevent fraud and spam buyers. Tip: You don't want to be on this list!
    32. the-parallax.com - keeping on eye on and reporting about security [digital] news. Search for "The myriad risks of Pokemon Go". In addition to Pokemon Go - checkout : https://www.ingress.com/ - is an augmented-reality massively multiplayer online location-based game developed by Niantic, originally part of Google (see below). The game was first released exclusively for Android devices on November 15, 2012, and was made available for Apple's iOS on July 14, 2014 [more info: Pokemon Go publisher Niantic Labs is run by John Hanke, founder of the company that became Google Earth. Niantic specializes in making smartphone apps that use your physical location and smartphone camera to provide an overlay of information. Its best-known apps are the game Ingress, a game requiring its players to physically travel to certain spots.]. For similar games - read this article --> http://gazettereview.com/2016/03/best-games-like-ingress/".
    33. xamarin.com - a development environment for building mobile apps (like for popular smartphones); they list now as 350+ employees, 15,000+ customers, and, 1,400,000+ developers.
    34. tripcase.com - a very useful travel tool/app to check-out.
    35. holiday-weather.com - devoted to providing as much information as possible about the weather in your holiday resorts as possible. From live weather, forecasts, weather averages and overviews of the weather in the top holiday destinations we strive to make our information as comprehensive and as easy to find as possible.
    36. canyouseeme.org - free utility for remotely verifying if a port is open or closed. It is useful to users who wish to verify port forwarding and check to see if a server is running or a firewall or ISP is blocking certain ports.
    37. isitdownrightnow.com - monitors the status of your favorite Websites, and, checks whether they are down or not. Check a website status easily by using their test tool on the Website.

  1. 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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