York PA's Leading On-Site Computer Repair Support

Call or TXT 717-739-9675

booya tips

tips on windows and software you use everyday.

http://www.windows8update.com/2012/07/18/we-have-a-release-date-windows-8-wil… windows8update.com

Get ready Windows 8 now has a release date, stay tune why you should wait.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-apps/how-to-develop-android-apps-50008626/ Did you ever want to try your hand at creating an app? Here is a great guide to getting started in Android and software to boot.

Did you ever want to try your hand at creating an app? Here is a great guide to getting started in Android and software to boot.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-apps/how-to-develop-android-apps-50008626/

Did you ever want to try your hand at creating an app? Here is a great guide to getting started in Android and software to boot.

Use your Xbox Kinect for your next shopping order.

Thank you

ycr commercials

[tubepress mode="playlist" playlistValue="PLA78AC63245AE3591"]

This article from Life hacker shows us a great way to stream media to any pc or phone (smartphone). So instead of downloading all your music to your phone, just stream it as you need it. This is a great alternative to getting a high capacity iphone or andriod. Don’t have the space for your media, no problem with Skifta. This is similiar to ORB product we reviewed earlier.

“Windows/Mac/Linux and Android: If you’ve been longing to stream your home media to your Android phone on-the-go, Skifta will do that and more. Not only will it stream to your phone, but will also stream to your friend’s TV or stereo.

Skifta allows you to play media pretty much anywhere, on any device. You can stream media—whether it’s music, photos, or video—from your phone to a TV, from your home PC to your phone, or even from your home PC to your friend’s TV using your phone as an intermediary. All you need is a DLNA-compatible device, which includes lots of different things, from a PlayStation 3 to an XBMC box to a simple Windows 7 computer.

Skifta Streams Media to Your Phone or TV From Anywhere, Is Like Air Video for AndroidMost of the setup is pretty simple, too—you can do almost everything from the Skifta app on your phone. When you start it up, you go through three steps: you pick the source of the media (which could be your home computer, your phone’s SD card, or one of its online content channels like Revision3), then pick where you want to watch it (which could be on your phone or on another computer or TV), and then get to watching. If the media’s on your phone or on the web, you can just install the app and go.

If you want to stream media from your home computer, you’ll need to do a little bit of extra preparation. First, you’ll want to install the Skifta helper app. Note that this only alerts Skifta to your media’s presence; you’ll still need to set up sharing in XBMC, Windows Media Player, or your other favorite program to access it on your device. Once you’ve done that, though, Skifta should detect your shared media at home the next time you start it up and pick a source.

The big downside of Skifta is that it doesn’t transcode media on-the-fly like Air Video does. As such, your videos will need to be in a format your phone understands—and probably of lower quality if you want to stream over the net—but so far, it’s one of the best Android apps we’ve come across for this sort of thing. Hit the link to check it out.

Skifta is a free download for Android devices, and the desktop app works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Skifta is still in beta, so there are bound to be a few snags here and there, but in our testing it worked pretty darn well and without too much fuss.
Skifta”

Wow check out the latest article on Lifehacker. The version of LibreOffice can work with DocX files.

Windows/Mac/Linux: The first finalized release of the OpenOffice.org spin-off, LibreOffice, has hit the web at version 3.3. It’s got a few unique features, an ever-so-slightly tweaked look, and the ability to export to Microsoft’s DOCX format by default.

You can read up on the new features and fixes and general release notes, but know that, in general, this is an OpenOffice.org package released under a different banner, for a multitude of reasons.

LibreOffice is a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Note the “Download with BitTorrent” checkbox when you’re downloading, and use it if you can—my download was quite slow this morning.

Gmail has always had notifications for the desktop, but now it’s built Gmail notifications right into Chrome. If you haven’t played with Chrome yet, it’s worth checking out. It’s a pretty good browser. Although I have not switch to it as my main browser. But if they keep adding these type of goodies, I might have to switch.

“Well this is awesome: Gmail just added desktop notifications for new mail and chats, baked directly into Chrome. Here’s how it works.

Basically it turns Chrome into a desktop notifier for Gmail, so you don’t have to run any separate notifier if you’re big on getting the heads up when new email (or chats) arrive. Clicking a notification will either open up the new email in a new window or direct your back to your Gmail tab (which is what happened in the video above)”