What You Need to Know About Portable Power Bank Chargers, ‘Snap’ Windows, Script Memorization Apps and Chrome Remote Desktop

John Vrooman | August 14, 2019

Over time, batteries tend to degrade in their ability to hold a charge. To combat battery degradation, many people buy portable power bank chargers to ensure they’ll have enough power available to run their device(s) through the day. Unfortunately, not everyone understands how to evaluate their overall battery power needs.

While buying the most inexpensive portable power bank charger you can find may seem like a good and frugal idea, it may not be if it doesn’t provide you with the charging speed and reserve power capacity you actually need. Similarly, paying a premium for a large, heavy, and less convenient portable power bank charger that may have more reserve power capacity than you really need may also be a poor investment. If you’re interested in learning more about portable power bank chargers, I recently came across a couple of informative articles that I would encourage you to review. The first article is titled, ” Everything You Should Know About Power Banks” and is available at the helpdeskgeek.com website (www.tinyurl.com/yx9r4ynp). The second article is titled “The Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks for 2019” and can be found at the pcmag.com website (www.tinyurl.com/y2udjk6v). After reviewing these articles, you’ll be better able to evaluate your portable power bank charging needs and identify suitable product solutions.

Windows 10 Tip: How to ‘Snap’ Open Windows

Windows 10’s “Snap” feature improves productivity by enabling you to organize multiple open windows quickly and easily on your computer’s screen. A common situation where I like to “snap” windows is when I’m reading, watching, or monitoring something in one window, and taking notes or writing in another.

Before trying to use Window’s “Snap” feature, you should first confirm it’s enabled on your computer. The following link will lead you to a short YouTube video titled “How to Enable Snap Assist Feature in Windows 10″…https://youtu.be/EPCHh39Ww6k

Once you’ve confirmed the Windows’ “Snap” feature is enabled, I would encourage you to review an article titled “The ultimate guide to snapping windows side by side in Windows 10” that’s available at the digitalcitizen.life website. The article does an excellent job of explaining how to snap windows in a simple step-by-step manner. Here’s a link to the article/guide…www.tinyurl.com/yxkmu8bu

Note: You may periodically encounter computing situations where the Windows Snap feature becomes an annoyance. If/when that happens, remember you can temporarily (or permanently) disable the feature.

Script Memorization Tools

Role-playing is a terrific way to practice sales-related scenarios and dialogs. However, when you’re alone, it’s tough to role-play. I recently discovered several script rehearsing/memorization apps that actors use to help them memorize and practice their lines. While learning about these apps, I realized these apps could also be used by salespersons, trainers, etc. How? With a little work and creativity, many sales training dialogs can be written into scripted dialogs. Once sales scripts/dialogs are created, they can then be transferred into script memorization apps and conveniently used while driving, shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. Sales managers, trainers, and/or sales agents are all likely to find script memorization apps to be helpful additions to their business productivity toolboxes. The following link will lead you to some iOS and Android apps that you can review and consider…www.trsurl.com/l/3gm

Chrome Remote Desktop

If you aren’t familiar with Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop product/service, the following descriptive text comes from Google’s Chrome Web Store…

…”Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on a short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform. Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows and Mac desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.”…

If the above description sounds interesting enough for you to want to learn more, I recommend you visit and browse through the Chrome Remote Desktop product review that the following link leads to…www.tinyurl.com/y57fv24h

Alternatively, if you would prefer to just jump right in, you can visit the Chrome Remote Desktop site by surfing your way to https://remotedesktop.google.com/home


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John Vrooman
John Vrooman keeps an eye out for cool new hardware, software, apps, gadgets; SaaS solutions; social media developments, trends as well as personal/SMB productivity and related solutions. He gathers information for his column from a diverse range of resources and he enjoys sharing his discoveries with others. He has been authoring this column since August 2000 and welcomes feedback from his readers.