Google Voice – GV Notifier for Windows

If you are using Google Voice, here is a tool that you may like to use on your Windows PC. This tool allows you to have the freedom to text and make calls using your computer rather than having to rely on your mobile device 100% of the time. At Tech Help LA we find it very useful and thought we would share it with others. Help is our middle name.

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Mint.com – Your financial life, all in one place

Your financial life, all in one place

Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more
with your money, for free! Watch the short video

View your personal finances online

Makes your life easier

At Mint, we believe money is for living. So we make everything
simple and streamlined. Sign up takes less than five minutes.
Then Mint automatically pulls all your financial information into
one place, so you can finally get the entire picture.

Mint aggregates all your accounts

Stay on top of your finances

Gives you total visibility

Stay on top of your finances. See what’s happening with all your accounts – checking, savings, investments, retirement – at any moment of the day. And our free mobile apps mean you can track your money on-the-go.

Mint helps you set budgets and goals

Helps you reach your goals

Set a budget and create a plan to reach your personalfinancial goals. You can track your progress online or stay up-to-date with monthly emails. And we’ll help you achieve your goals faster with helpful free advice and next steps.

Mint is always safe and secure

Trusted, safe and secure

Mint has more than 10 million users who know their information is
always secure. That’s because we use 128-bit SSL encryption – the same
security that banks use – and all data is protected and validated by
VeriSign and TRUSTe. Plus, since Mint is read-only, no money can be
moved in or out of any account. Learn more

Mint is highly acclaimed

Over 10 million users agree

We’ve been a Money Top Pick, a PC Magazine Editor’s
Choice, and we’ve won awards from Kiplinger’s, The
Webby’s, CNN Money and more. But we’re most proud of
the raves from our 10 million users.
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Chromecast

Sit back, watch together

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Chrome. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.

Watch thousands of TV shows and movies on your TV. Download Netflix

Enjoy trending videos, old favorites, and everything in between on your TV. Download YouTube

Send movies, TV shows, and music from Google Play to your TV. Visit Google Play
Cast a tab from Chrome to enjoy online videos, music, photos, and more on your TV. Download Chrome

Remote free

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones®, iPads®, Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your device. You won’t have to learn anything new.

Plug in and play

Get started in 3 easy steps: plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button
See it in action

Chromecast

Everything you love, now on your TV.


$35 Buy now

Goodbye to Outlook Hello to Thunderbird

Thunderbird
FREE Email Application that’s easy to set up and customize
And it’s loaded with great features!

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Do You Have Too Many Passwords?

Passpack gives you the tools to organize your passwords all in one place, the way you want them, with tags. For example, your Amazon.com password can be tagged both “shopping” and “books”. Your Macy’s account can be tagged both “shopping” and “clothes”. If you click on the “shopping” tag inside your Passpack account, you’ll see both your Amazon and your Macy’s entries. If you click “books” you’ll see Amazon only.

Once you’ve filled up your account, you can quickly login to those websites with your Passpack It! browser button. Turn on Passpack’s 1 Click Login, browse the web, then when you’re ready to login somewhere – click your button. Can’t get any easier than that!

A great idea for a weekend project is to change all of your passwords into something unique for each account. Now that you no longer have to remember all your passwords, use Passpack’s password generator to create strong, unguessable passwords and significantly reduce your risk of identity theft.

Password Problems:

  1. You have too many passwords,
    not enough brain!
  2. You need some logins at work,
    some at home and some on the go.
  3. You reuse the same 2-3 passwords everywhere (Yikes!).
  4. You get frustrated and waste time looking for passwords.

The Passpack Fix:

  1. Organized
    Relieve the burden on your memory with a secure, tidy list.
  2. Save Once, Access Everywhere
    From any computer or smart phone, anywhere in the world.
  3. Identity Theft Protection
    Use a different password for every site.
  4. Fast Login
    Login to websites with your personal Passpack It! button.

Plans

Free Perfect for personal use free! INFO
Pro Freelancers & professionals $1.50 month INFO
Group Departments & workgroups $4 month INFO
Team Company-wide provisioning $12 month INFO
Biz Larger sized companies $40 month INFO

Google Apps for Business (G Suite)

Google G Suite for Business

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Discover a better way of working

Tech Help LA will assist you with setting up Web-based email, calendar and documents that let you work from anywhere.

Join the 5 million businesses using Google Apps

Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device. It’s simple to setup, use and manage, allowing you to work smarter and focus on what really matters.

Apps to fit your business

Gmail

Email with Google-powered search, up to 30GB of storage, offline support, custom email addresses, and much more.
Learn more

Calendar

Easily schedule meetings at times that work for everyone, get meeting reminders, and share calendars.
Learn more

Drive

Google Drive allows you to store your files in the cloud, share them, and have access to them from anywhere.
Learn more

Docs

Create, share and work on documents with your whole team in real-time.
Learn more

Sheets

Manage spreadsheet data faster with click-to-edit charts and discussion style comments.
Learn more

Slides

Create presentations together, embed videos, and never press save again.
Learn more

Google+ Hangouts

Bring your conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free.

Watch video

Download for*

Conversations come alive in Hangouts

You can see when people are in your Hangouts, tell when they’re typing, and whether they’ve seen your messages.

Come together face-to-face-to-face

Sometimes you just need to laugh out loud. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends.

Come one, come all. Everyone’s invited.

Hangouts works the same everywhere – computers, Android, and Apple devices – so nobody gets left out.

Conversations come alive

Finally, conversations feel like being together in real life

You can see when people are in your Hangouts, tell when they’re typing, and whether they’ve seen your message about the change in dinner plans. Talk more, because you know your friends are listening.

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

Say more with photos

Sometimes you need to use more than just your words. With a Google+ profile you can share photos in Hangouts. Best of all, Hangouts automatically saves your photos in shared collections so you can easily view, edit and share them later.

Emoji

Smile. Wink. Ice cream? There’s an emoji for that. In Hangouts, more than 850 hand-drawn emoji can always help you make your point.

Remember when

Scroll back in time in any of your Hangouts to relive your best moments together. Because everything’s in sync, your Hangouts will also come right with you when you get a new phone. For messages or photos you’d rather not save, simply turn history off in any Hangout.

Come together face-to-face-to-face

Be together from anywhere

Sometimes you just need to laugh out loud. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends. Who says you can’t be together even when you’re not?

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

One touch to call the whole family

With one touch, you can call a friend or a whole bunch. Video calls ring everywhere your friends have Hangouts. Whether they’re on their computer, phone or tablet, they’ll know you’re calling. If they’re not around or can’t pick up, Hangouts will let them know you were trying to reach them.

Put a smile on your face

Hangout apps and effects let you add a little more fun to your video calls from your computer. Add visual and sound effects, watch YouTube videos together, or capture a special family moment with a photo.

Everyone’s invited

Come one, come all

Stop worrying about what app to use to reach which friend. Hangouts works the same everywhere – computers, Android, and Apple devices – so nobody gets left out.

Hangouts + Gmail

Hangouts works right inside of Gmail. Take a break from email and send some emoji to your best friend. You can upgrade Chat to Hangouts by clicking on your photo icon in Gmail’s chat list.

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

Hangouts are for everyone, even on Apple devices

Hangouts works just as well on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and it’s available right in the App Store.

Use Hangouts with your full keyboard

Hangouts works on your computer, too. So type away, share photos from your hard drive, and view shared photos full screen.

Notifications at the right place, right time

Get notifications just once. Once you see an alert, you won’t see repeats on your computer and Android devices. Snooze notifications when you can’t be interrupted.

Hangouts are better with Google+

Send photos, have 10 person video calls, and have Hangouts with your circles, all with Google+.

Computer Hard Drive Cloning (Backup)

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Operating System
Programs
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If you installed expensive software on your computer and you rely on your systems functionality, you should consider cloning your hard drive. The process includes the purchase of a separate hard drive in equal or greater storage capacity than your current drive and making an exact duplicate drive that boots your computer.

Also, if you own a business that relies on a server and its software and settings over your network, this solution is one to consider and worth the expense considering the benefits and safe keeping. Since most backups focus on data, this solution focuses on the actual system and its settings and configuration.

Note:
This process only applies to Microsoft windows operating systems since Apple has a built in backup utility that can do this automatically

Contact Tech Help LA for more info and a quote.

Windows 8 Preview 2012 Tricks & Tutorial

Windows 8 - Tech Help LA

Windows 8 - Tech Help LA