Tech Review: System Mechanic


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I was contacted by someone to review a product that helps to clean and optimize your computer!  System Mechanic is made from iolo Technologies and it promises to fix frustrating errors, crashes, and freezes.  It will also restore maximum speed, power and stability.  The software will speed up your computer, clean-up and protect privacy, repair problems on your computer, and plug-in security holes which is important.  After downloading and installing, you get to this first screen.

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The first screen you see after opening System Mechanic is a special welcome screen from iolo showing you what, how, and why System Mechanic works.  The next screen shows the front screen to System Mechanic.  As you can see, my computer system is good because I scanned with this program before.  To perform a scan, simply click repair now.  You can also re-analyze the last scan by choosing from a quick or deep analysis.

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The scan does not take very long at all.

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After scanning, System Mechanic will repair all of your problems that were detected.  You will also get recommendations for your computer.  In the picture below, you can update your drivers and remove unwanted start-up programs!

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You can choose which programs will want to turn off and not start-up automatically when you boot your computer.  It even comes with community results to help you make a decision.

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System Mechanic also comes with PowerTools.  You can use PC TotalCare to repair, clean, secure, and accelerate your computer.  There are also other tools you can run to help your computer as well!

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System Mechanic also comes with a handy widget that you will see on your front screen. In the red circle on the right,  it shows you the overall status of your computer, health, and security.  If the lights go toward red, you can simply click repair all, and you’re done!

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System Mechanic has already made a difference on my almost five-year old computer.  It’s faster and more secure.  And any computer user is going to want that!  If your computer is running slow and breaking down, get System Mechanic!  It only costs around $30 to download and run the full software.

To download and learn more, go to: http://www.iolo.com/products/system-mechanic/

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Product Review: Rebel Mouse


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I know many people are active on social media these days!  For me Nathan Young, I have active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, About.Me, YouTube, and Foursquare.  Yep, I keep busy online keeping people informed and entertained!  So when someone sent me a link to Rebel Mouse, I was curious to see what this was all about!  Here is a video from the YouTube channel Barry Cunningham showing you how to set up your Rebel Mouse page.

Rebel Mouse is a new web service by former Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry, it wants to be the front page to your life on the internet.  Rebel Mouse aims to be your main hangout online by offering a free aggregation service that pulls together your social media feeds into a single, unified view.  It’s very simple to put together, after you sign up, you will be taken to a page like this.  This is my Rebel Mouse page.

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The front page looks like a digital newspaper or a Pinterest board.  Rebel Mouse now allows custom headers and you can add special pages that will only show feeds from one source or a link to another website like Geek Alabama!  The front page only features stuff put on your social media accounts by you!  Whenever you put a status update, link, photo, video, or anything else on your social media accounts.  Rebel Mouse will pull your updates from the feeds you set up and display them on your front page.  And don’t worry about updating your Rebel Mouse, it automatically updates!

On your Rebel Mouse, you can set up multiple Twitter accounts, your Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and StockTwits.

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You can also set up feeds from Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, and RSS Feeds like your blog and website.  Whenever something new is published from one of your accounts or feeds, Rebel Mouse updates automatically!  You also have control of the design, layout, and even fonts that is used on your Rebel Mouse page.  And yes, you can embed your Rebel Mouse to your blog or website.

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For a fee of around $10 a month.  You can upgrade your Rebel Mouse to include a custom domain, CSS customization, MailChimp Integration, and more!  If you want a simple and easy way to see all of your social media and feed updates, sign up for Rebel Mouse today, it’s free!  To learn more and to sign up, go to: http://www.rebelmouse.com