Test to See Which HDTV “Over the Air” Stations You Can Receive

HDTV AntennaTV without Cable – Over 90% of households can get free over-the-air TV. Can you?

The average US household’s cable bill is $123 (a month.) This means you can save over $1,400 a year by simply dropping Cable TV.

Cable companies are allowed to downgrade their service by 30% to save on transmission costs. OTA (“Over the Air”) doesn’t have this problem.

Test to see what you can receive over the air, using our Geek Web Site of the Week: https://nocable.org/home (Enter your Zip Code on this page.)

Geek Website of the Week: RollApp!

Do you want to run LibreOffice on your new Google Chromebook? Well, now you can, with ‘RollApp!’ Rollapp is a service that let’s you run ‘heavy’ programs and view them, in an HTML5 enabled browser. IT is actually pretty cool! Instead of virtualizing a whole desktop, it virtualizes the applications themselves!

RollApp Web Site

What is rollApp?
There are 3 different answers to this question, depending on your point of view

For users
rollApp is a software-on-demand service that instantly delivers existing third-party SW applications to any web-browser equipped device over broadband/3G. Users can find and run online most of the software they need without installing it to their computers or other devices. Think of it as ‘YouTube for applications’ – a place where software authors publish their applications and then anyone can access them using a browser.

For technology professionals
rollApp is an online application virtualization platform. Once a software publisher installs their ‘traditional’ desktop applications to rollApp server, rollApp instantly converts these applications to SaaS/Cloud versions. Then anyone can access rollApp server using regular web-browser and launch the converted applications inside a browser. When executed via a browser, rollApp applications behave the same way as locally installed ones. This works for applications initially developed for any popular platform: Windows, UNIX, MacOS, etc – and regardless of the operating system installed on the client computer/device.

For businesses
rollApp is an application publishing platform that allows end customers to get access to software-on-demand services using freemium model. For software publishers it instantly adds new features to their applications and provides new distribution/revenue channel, for advertisers it brings traditional TV-style advertising model to non-TV devices (desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, smartphones, tablets, etc).”

They show OpenOffice in this demo, but they have LibreOffice available now. Check it out!

They also have a RollApp File Opener, as shown in this video:

Web Site of the Week: ConvertCase.Net!

So, you type out the great missive on the problems of the universe that you want top post, but wait! Your caps lock was stuck on the whole time! What will you do?! You know that the Internets are full of people who will jump on, “DON’T YELL, DEWD!” So, now, you have a fix! It is ConvertCase.Net!


Lot’s of options for your case-changing pleasure!

Sentence case: Yep, first letter of first word capitalized.

lower case: you guessed it. all lower case.


Capitalized Case: Each Word Capitalized.

Download as a .txt file

Copy to Clipboard

Geek Website of the Week: Spoon.Net!


And, the GSotW as well! This is SO cool, that I did a demo for this week’s Dr. Bill.TV Show, it will be posted later today, check it out! This is VERY awesome! I gotta give them huge Geek Cred for this implementation. You can either sign up for the service from their web site, or, if you have a business, and want to host it on your own server, you can do that as well! Did I mention… Awesome!

Spoon.Net – Virtual Desktop System

No more installs.

Apps launch inside pre-configured virtual machines with no changes to your desktop.

Spoon Console
Access the Spoon Console directly from your desktop by pressing Alt + Win.

Universal Search Engine
Instantly find apps and files anywhere, even across multiple devices.

Browser Plugin
Spoon works through a small browser plugin. No administrative privileges are required.

Hundreds of Apps Online
Use hundreds of free applications online, or easily virtualize your own applications.

Ninite – A Neat Service to Keep You Safe!

When you install software these days you have to be very, very careful, because even free software vendors allow all kinds of JUNK to be included in their software installs. Browser bars, fake “virus scans” and the like will “muck up” your system something fierce! Now,l there is a service that eliminates the crapware! It is called “Ninite.”

The Easiest, Fastest Way to Update or Install Software. Just pick your apps and click Get Installer. Ninite does the rest — fully automatic.

Ninite Web Site

No Clicking Next, Next, Next
Ninite fully automates installers offscreen.

No Toolbars
Ninite automatically says “No” to toolbars and other junk.

Always Up-to-date
A Ninite installer always gets an app’s latest version no matter when you made it.

It Updates Too
Just run your Ninite installer again and it will update the apps to their latest versions.

No Signup
Ninite just works. No account, signup, or client needed.

32 and 64-bit
Ninite installs the best version of an app for your PC.

Ninite installs apps in your PC’s language.

Faster for Business
Ninite Pro is 3x faster and allows business use.

Works with RMMs
Kaseya, Labtech, Level Platforms, KACE, GFI, Naverisk, and more. Ninite Pro integrates with everything.

Offline Mode
With offline support, a /silent switch, and desktop icon control Ninite Pro is even more flexible.

Security Made Easy
The /updateonly switch for Ninite Pro makes keeping software up to date simple.

Geek Software of the Week: ZeroPC!

Or, is this the Geek web site of the week? You decide! It is a Cloud-based, platform independent desktop for your many diverse devices: PC, tablets, etc. Hummmmm….

ZeroPC – Your Cloud Based Desktop

Manage Your Personal Cloud

Connect your personal cloud & securely access all your documents, photos, music and videos from many services all under one virtual roof. Drag & Drop any content from one service to another. Search & discover everything in your cloud content across different services. Securely share any content of any size instantly with anyone. ZeroPC is available on Web, iOS & Android.

Turn Your Browser Into a Desktop

ZeroPC Cloud Desktop moves the full desktop experience online, securely connects to all of the user’s content in popular services like Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, SkyDrive and more, providing a unified access through a browser from anywhere. The user can directly create new content/folder in any connected services with its rich combination of supported Web Apps & Local Apps, drag & drop any content from one service to another from this fully functional work space with up to a total of 40GB combined free storage space.

Your Content Navigator for the Cloud

ZeroPC Cloud Navigator App gives the you a unified, easy and secure way to access all of the user’s cloud content regardless which services you use. With Cloud Navigator’s instant search, it’s easy to find, manage, access and share all of the user’s content on-the-go with a single ZeroPC login, right from your mobile phone or tablet. Browsing and finding your content from many different cloud services has never been easier. The App is available on iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet and Android Phone.

Collect, View & Share Your Photo Moments

ZeroPC Photo Connect delivers a powerful photo management tool to solve the challenges that consumers face when their photos become scattered in multiple devices and places. ZeroPC Photo Connect provides a single-site solution to make it easy for people to aggregate, manage and share all of the photos stored in their mobile phones and in services including Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, Evernote, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Instagram, Box, and SugarSync.

Geek Website of the Week: Screencast-O-Matic.com

One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE! This is a pretty slick idea! No install, yet a full screen capture of your session. Great for demos and showing users how to use software. Give it a try!


Max record time: 15 min

Free hosting (15 min per upload)

Record screen and webcam

Publish to YouTube HD

Publish to MP4, AVI, FLV movie

Publish to Google Docs

Publish Screen Shots

No watermark when publishing

Password protect screencasts

Use offline outside browser (Win or Mac)

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