About GrantBarker.com


GrantBarker.com is my online home. It's not a daily blog, but rather my personal space and contact base - which also shares my interest in computers and phones.

I used to have a couple of sites, this one listing up-to-date custom ROMs for Galaxy Note series phone enthusiasts, and another one offering computer info for newcomers to Windows and PCs.

A custom ROM is like a customized version of the phone's operating system, which you can develop, make and share with other people - for them to install and use on their phones.

I decided to put both websites together. You might notice the difference in page style in different sections, which is slowly being addressed.

If you're interested in any of the articles or content, feel free to leave any comments or contact me.

The Android app screenshot pages go back a long time, so I've kept them mostly for reference, but I'll add some new apps if I find anything of particular interest.

I'm curious about the next Samsung Galaxy Note, and the new Samsung Galaxy S8, so if I get one of those devices, I'll be sure to support it and keep up-to-date custom ROM lists for that phone, too.

The computer sections and computer pages here aim to offer fun and practical info to help or interest computer users - especially newcomers to Windows®.

If you're new to Windows®, you might appreciate some of the information offered.

For example:

  • Security: Windows 8 and 10 come with Windows Defender. However, if you'd like to try a different security app for Windows, see the Free Security Apps page.
  • Performance: If your Windows device is running slowly or strangely, try the tips on the Windows 10 Maintenance page or Computer Maintenance page.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: You can learn more about Windows, and quicker ways to get things done, with the Keyboard Shortcuts page.
  • Accessibility: If you have particular accessibility needs, knowledge or experience, why not share information with others on the Computer Accessibility information page.
  • Windows 10 free upgrade: Don't forget that Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer is still available for those who are using or foresee themselves using 'assistive technologies'.

Any apps on this site are recommended from reputation and experience, and I'm not paid to talk about or suggest anything.

Of course most people have a computer, and many of them love their own setups and can do their own thing.

I'm rather old school when it comes to design, so forgive the icons and site style. Although stock photos are considered more modern nowadays, I really can't get into them.

The search function is being developed by me, and I keep an eye on what people are searching for, whether it's listed or not.

So, thanks for visiting, and feel free to get in touch to say hi, or if you'd like to work with me in some way.

Grant Barker

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