Interview with Carolyn Mohr from WonderOfTech

Carolyn Mohr

Please meet Carolyn Nicander Mohr from The wonder of Tech.

Biography of Carolyn Nicander Mohr:

I am a lawyer, mother to three teenagers and a wife. I live outside Philadelphia, PA in the US and write for The Wonder of Tech which appears at my own website www.wonderoftech.com and at the website for The Philadelphia Inquirer. I have been living in the UK for almost 4 years, but moved back to the US in 2010.

How to convert a PDF file to Word format


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If you sometime has a PDF document you would like to edit or maybe add your own notes to, this post is something that will interest you for sure. You can of cause buy a very expensive program from Adobe or you can use this free online tool that I will tell you about below.

PDF to Word Converter (Free Online service)

On www.pdftowordconverter.org you can convert your PDF files to Word format for free. All you have to do is to upload your PDF file and enter in your e-mail address. Shortly after you have uploaded the file you will receive an e-mail with a link where you can download your file in Word format (.doc). I have tested the free service myself and it is indeed very simple. I printed a standard Windows test page with my BioPDF printer and uploaded it to the online service. Shortly after I got an e-mail with a link to the document converted to .doc Word format. I opened the document with Microsoft Word and was able to edit the text like in any other Word document. The file will be stored online for 24 hours before it will be deleted again.

FreePDFToWordConverter

Able2Extract

Able2ExtractIf you need to convert multiple documents you might want to buy Able2Extract instead of using the online version. You can download a Free 7 days Trial version of Able2Extract to check it out. Able2Extract is available for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Able2Extract is also able to convert PDF to Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and a couple of other formats. With Able2Extract you can also configure Batch conversion of multiple files if you need to convert a big amount of files. Able2Extract is created by Investintech.com that also makes other products used to convert files. A single user license is available for only $99.95. Before you download the 7 days trial version, let me just inform you that it is limited to convert only 3 pages at the time. If you like the Trial version you can activate it to a full version if you end up buying the program.

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Search for large files with Windows Explorer Search

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One of the things that I love about Windows 7 is the fast integrated search option built into Windows Explorer. In Windows XP you can Download Windows Desktop Search 4.0. It is working pretty much the same way as in Windows 7, but it is slow and takes up a lot of system resources. The built-in version in Windows 7 is working much better and faster. One of the reasons why the Search function are working very fast in Windows 7 is that it is indexing all your files as a background service called “Windows Search”. You can configure what folders you want to include in the Pre-indexed cache by selecting “Indexing Options” in the Control Panel.

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Performance set to Double

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USB 3.0 SuperSpeed set to double up the Speed

I just read a Press Release on usb.org that The USB 3.0 Promoter Group are working on development of a SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) enhancement that will add a much higher data rate. They are taking about up to twice the data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB 3.0…!!!  The news was released at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. This supplement to the existing USB 3.0 specification is expected to be completed by the middle of this year (2013)

My Google Analytics Stats Report for Q4 2012

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Google Analytics

It is time for my last Google Analytics report of 2012. As always I am going to share my traffic stats of the past quarter so you can see how I have been doing traffic-wise for the last 3 months. Overall my traffic has been pretty steady, but there has also been a bit ups and downs along the road.

oh-noMy Google PageRank has dropped

In my last Google Analytics report I was happy to inform you guys that my blog had went from a PR3 to a PR4 blog after the latest Google Page Rank Update. I guess it was a short success. After Google’s update back in November my blog went back to PR3 status. I guess that PR3 is still pretty good for a blog like this and I know that it does not matter that much anymore, but it is always more fun when it is the other way around.

My Google Analytics Stats for Q4 2012

Traffic Types:

  • Search Engines: 67.28%
  • Referring Sites: 18.26%
  • Direct Traffic: 14.40%
  • Other: 0.07%

Search Engines

When it comes to search engines Google still is the king of search. Yahoo is still in front of Bing even this is a Tech Blog and you should think that a lot of my visitors would use Microsoft Bing for searching. As long as Microsoft can’t even beat Yahoo, they are never going to be serious competition for Google when it comes to Search Engines.

  • Google: 94.08%
  • Yahoo: 2.87%
  • Bing: 1.45%

Top 5 Referring Sites:

Google URL Shortener is new as number 1. top referring source one my blog. In my last report from Q3 techworkdk.tumblr.com was number one, but it is not even in top 10 anymore.

  1. Goo.gl (Google URL Shortener)
  2. warriorforum.com
  3. google.com
  4. stumbleupon.com
  5. t.co

Top 10 visitors by Country: Google Analytics Map Overlay

  1. United States
  2. Denmark
  3. United Kingdom
  4. India
  5. Australia
  6. Canada
  7. Sweden
  8. Finland
  9. Germany
  10. Netherlands

My visitors are still coming from the same countries. Only change is that Germany and the Netherlands switch spot.

Conclusion on my Traffic Report

Overall my traffic in Q4 of 2012 has been a bit less compared to Q3 of 2012. My blog dropped from PageRank 4 to PageRank 3 and even that I would love to win back my PR4 rank in the new year it does not seem to have much impact on my traffic at all. My organic traffic did drop about 16% compared to Q3, but my overall traffic only dropped about 9%. It might be a bit dangerous to put too much weight in to these numbers because December is a special month and people might be less online in the holidays, I know that I was. One of the reasons why my traffic has dropped over the last couple of months is for sure that I have been less active posting new posts and building back links to my blog. I hope that I will have more time for that in the new year of 2013.

If you have any questions or comments to this post, please leave me a comment below 🙂