Interesting Internet Finds – WE April 4, 2014

I publish Interesting Internet Finds monthly in the Boca Raton Computer Society’s Boca Bits monthly newsletter, and share them through APCUG‘s PUSH program  with other computer/technology user group newsletter editors.

Each month, I find many more things than I can use, so have decided to start publishing some of those that were not used for the newsletter on this blog most Fridays.

I do not go into much depth about each one, I just put them out there for you to check out yourself.

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Titles, Links, Short Description

Is there software that will allow me to keep all the software on my machine up to date?

http://askleo.com/is-there-software-that-will-allow-me-to-keep-all-the-software-on-my-machine-up-to-date/
Some advice from Leo about software update applications. I also agree with his advice about not updating drivers, unless there is a specific reason.

Windows XP is not Y2K…or is it?

http://abbyandme.com/posts/windows-xp-is-not-y2k-or-is-it
A comparison of the end of Windows XP support to the Y2K hype.

5 Productive Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone Without a Signal

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-productive-things-can-smartphone-without-signal/
Do you wind up with no signal sometimes? MUO has some ideas of how to still be productive when that is the case.

Download PDF Files Directly By Disabling The PDF Viewer In Chrome & Firefox

http://www.addictivetips.com/web/disable-pdf-viewer-in-chrome-firefox-to-download-them-directly/
Do you want to download PDFs instead of having them open in Chrome, or Firefox? The addictivetips blog shows how to do it in this post.

A Free Windows XP Alternative

http://askbobrankin.com/a_free_windows_xp_alternative.html
Bob talks about using Ubuntu as a free XP replacement.

Disclaimer

I have not necessarily checked each link or process out, but if listed I have used the site enough to trust them.

That said, please let me know if something doesn’t work correctly, or the listed site has incorrect information.

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President/Editor/SIG Leader, Boca Raton Computer Society, Inc.. Retired, grandfather, blogger, participating in creative writing prompt blogs, and love to read.