Monday, August 25, 2014



MAXMADE® 11000mAh Dual USB Power Bank/Car Jump Starter Made of 400A-Peak-Current LiFePO4 Battery Up to 15 Ignition Times at Full Charge Perfect for Starting Your Car in Emergency with Ultra-bright LED Flashlight And Dual USB Output Also Charge for Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, and other USB-charged devices (White).

  • Convenient and Powerful, combines a battery charger, a car jump starter and a LED flashlight altogether into one compact design that you can easily fit into your pocket or backpack.

  • Super high capacity 11000mAh Power Bank offers super fast charge output through dual USB ports (5V-2A and 5V-1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed. Jump Start Your Vehicle Without All the Hassle - Comes with a jumper cable cord that easily plugs into the battery booster.

  • Adopted with advanced intelligent circuitry and multiple security protection design: protection for overcharge, overvoltage, overcurrent, and short-circuit. Built-in ultra-bright LED flashlight; 4 LED indicators reveal the battery level; Toolkit Package designed to carry all the accessories together for convenience.

  • Easy to Recharge -You can charge the battery with the included AC adapter in any standard wall outlet and you can also charge with the included cigarette lighter car charger in your vehicle when you're on the go.

  • Package includes: MAXMADE 11000mAh Car Jump Starter External Battery, Micro USB Charging Cable, Car Charger, Power Adapter, Ignition Power Cord, Leather Toolkit Bag, Instruction Manual. CE/FCC/ROHS approval.

  • Currently @ for $59.99!!

    Product Description

    Color: White
    The perfect combo of power bank and car jump starter aims to be your ideal driving companion. 4 LED Lights monitoring battery level with LED Flashlight and Car Jump Starter function. Made of high-rate LiFePo4 Batteries, durable for heavy current discharging and easily jumpstart a car with drained battery.

    PROCLAIM: Multiple times of jumpstarting a car WON'T cut down the lifespan of this LiFePO4 Battery.

    Compatibility -Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, and other USB-charged devices;

     -Compatible with all cars with 12V Battery:
    Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Nissan Altma, Toyota Corolla/Matrix, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, Volkswagen Jetta/Jetta Sedan/Jetta SportWagen, Toyota Prius2/Prius Sedan/Prius Plug-In, Kia Optima, Chevrolet Impala, Nissan Sentra, Chrysler 200, Kia Soul, Nissan Versa, Subaru Outback, BMW 3-Series/4-Series3, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda 3, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Sonic, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Dodge Dart, Chevrolet Camaro, etc.

    - Capacity: 11000mAh
    - Input: DC 15V-1.5A
    - Output: DC 5V-2.1A/1A; 12V (Car Jump Starter)
    - Starting Current: 200A
    - Peak Current:400A
    - Lifespan: over 500 times
    - Operating Temperature: -20℃-60℃
    - Dimension: 155x76x29(LxWxH)mm

    What's in the Box
    - 1 x MAXMADE 11000mAh Car Jump Starter External Battery
    - 1 x Micro USB Charging Cable
    - 1 x Car Charger
    - 1 x Power Adapter
    - 1 x Ignition Power Cord
    - 1 x Leather Toolkit Bag
    - 1 x Instruction Manual

    Yep, I had to get one too... [You can't have enough backup battery storage for charging your "STUFF", not to mention - your car]

    'Nuff Said,


    Friday, August 22, 2014

    UPS AND MORE - 08/22/14 NOTES


    Everyone has heard about the security breach at select UPS stores [yep, some in Texas too] and you too may get the oft seen "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE BEEN SCAMMED" list [as a reminder, should you receive such an email it could be real, or it could be person or persons unknown trying to take advantage of a bad situation and make it worse].

    Eventually all of us at one time or another will have our information breached through a 3rd party [i.e. - "Target", "Specs", "UPS", "Michaels", etc.] so buff up your passwords now and make sure you're not using the same email/password combination on a bunch-0-websites [if so, change that now], and when you have some spare time you could already be working on a new password list for all of your logins so when it does happen - you'll be ready!


    What?? Yes, it's my brute force method of changing the subject to anti-virus software! This is the time of year when next year's anti-virus is either out, or coming out soon, and vendors are dumping the old version [2014] at great prices. For example, it's not uncommon to find some or all of the "TOP FIVE" anti-virus maker multiple computer versions at fantastic pricing ----> Under $30, or even $20 for 3 or more computers.

    So if you're running [for example] Norton 360's 2012 version and have just been paying $60 each year to renew it, and it's just about time to renew again [ed. - "Renew", name that movie...] then it would be much better to cover the 2 or 3 computers you have all at once for one low price.


    If you're a Windows 7 user and are suddenly getting the infamous BSOD, then it's most likely due to a Windows update you just received. Check out Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-045 now, and - have a great weekend...

    'Nuff Said,

    Thursday, August 21, 2014


    School is starting [or has started in some areas] and maybe you have someone going to college and in need of a printer, or maybe you're in the market for one? Here's a deal that I would find hard to pass up:
    This is the CANON "PIXMA" MX472 AIO [all-in-one] inkjet printer. It will print, scan, copy, fax AND it's wireless, AND, it supports "air print". "So", you ask, "What's the BIG deal about this? There are a lot of printers that do this...."
    The DEAL is in it's SALE PRICE of
    You'll find it on Amazon's website right now!
    'Nuff Said,

    Thursday, August 14, 2014


    FOR 3 PC'S

    The downloadable version of Kaspersky's Internet Security for PC's [ 1 year / 3 PC's] has a great price right now @ AMAZON for only $19.99!!

    So if your current Anti-virus product is about to expire, and you have more than 1 computer - you should check it out. If you ask a small computer repair business about your decision, expect them [in some cases] to call it "Junk", or "Not very good", and then plug the only anti-virus they sell.

    Hogwash! Kaspersky is a very good/well respected anti-virus company that is often in the lead when finding new threats.

    'Nuff Said,

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014



    Those crafty Russians have accumulated over 1.2 billion user names/passwords, along with 500,000 email addresses! But it's nothing new [ed. - the "Russians"], as I've told you in person that the greatest threat comes from Russia and it's old [or possibly re-grouped] regions like the Ukraine.

    As to not create a panic, which seems to me like the horse is already out of the barn, the websites who have been hacked are not being released to the public. All I hear is "they" recommend people change their passwords, and because many users continue to use the same password for multiple accounts it means "they" are suggesting you change them all - once again, for at least the 3rd time this year alone.


    Use a password manager. It keeps each login name and password you use for each website in it's encrypted vault [meaning you can make the password as obscure as you want because you don't have to remember it]. The vault is "Closed" until you open it with one special password known only to you.

    I've read reviews on various password manager/vaults and suggest you do the same before choosing one. The one I use comes with Norton 360 [i.e. - I know, certain companies will tell you Norton has issues, but I've been using them for over 15 years now and I'm a happy camper. I also use Trend Micro, but I don't believe it has a password vault], and it saves me a lot of looking for that darn "Book-0-Passwords" to get into my bank, or Amazon, or whatever other websites I use.

    As for putting Outlook on a diet, here is an earlier Blog post from one of my other Blogs -

    As you know I have several computers at my disposal. One computer was setup with the same email accounts in Outlook that I have on my main computer, and I duplicated my actions:

    • Created archive folders and moved email I wanted to keep into those folders
    • Deleted Junk Mail in the "Junk Mail" folder
    • Deleted emails I read, or had no intention of reading in my in-box
    • Occasionally deleted my "Deleted Mail" box

    And I let this  go on for 2 years... 

    When a human gains too much weight/size and goes on a diet, along with exercise, usually you'll see results. If you look at your main Outlook .PST file you'll find that even if you deleted 20,000 messages, the .PST file size remains the same, and this can cause Outlook to act a bit odd at times.

    Don't freak out - that's the way Outlook works [oddly enough]...

    Looking at my test computer, my main Outlook .PST file size was about 1.8GB in size, yet I knew I moved many items during those 2 years into Archive folders, as well as deleting a "Ton-0-Spam", so I followed the prescribed file size loss treatment:
    1. I went into my Program Files, and under Microsoft Office 12 (2007) I found SCANPST. I ran this on my Outlook.PST file [with Outlook closed] and it found 37 errors which it repaired.
    2. Next step was to open Outlook and:
      • Go to TOOLS, then ACCOUNT SETTINGS
      • Once that window opened up I selected the Tab marked "Data Files" and selected "Personal Folders" one of which was labeled Outlook.PST
      • In the next window I verified the folder I picked was truly selected and then -
      • Clicked the "Compact Now" tab - and then I waited [and waited].
    This was an older, slower computer with 2 years worth of emails but it started this process at 1.8GB in file size and ended up at a slim/trim 929mb size! The Outlook on that computer runs much better now and I've eliminated the bloated space, but keep in mind that I ran the ScanPst program first, and also checked my hard drive to make sure that there weren't any issues before proceeding.

    If you use Outlook, maybe it's time you took a look at how big your Outlook .PST file is and do some file size reduction as well. Different operating systems keep .PST files in different places [ed. - and some folks specifically put them in a particular folder], but the easiest way to find out where your outlook.pst file is located is to Google "Where is my Outlook.PST file stored in Windows "X"? [ed. - "X" being Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, etc.].

    'Nuff Said,