Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:50

Geek of the Week: Grab Bag

June is National Internet Safety Month. There are many free virus scanners available for your PC including Lavasoft's Ad-Aware, AVG AntiVirus, and Avast. As a supplemental product, I recommend MalwareBytes Free. This product scrubs away some cookies and app data that might be overlooked by your normal virus scanner.

Street Project Progress Reports.  This week, the City of Cleveland released a web site to help you keep track of road repair and resurfacing projects in your neighborhood. RoadRX tells you where the street crews are now, what they are doing, how long they'll be there, and where they're going next. The app is free and online at ClevelandGIS.org/apps/RoadRX/

Gmail releases Undo Send.  Have you ever sent an email, then moments later, realized you spelled someone's name wrong, or that you sent it to your mom instead of your boyfriend...or worse yet...your comments about the boss's new policy went not to your colleague, but to the entire company?  Well now...there's a “take backsies” safety net!

Google has been testing an “Undo Send” feature for several years and finally released it to all Gmail users this week!  Undo Send delays sending the email for 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds after you press “send”.  To activate, go to the General Tab in Settings.

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