Interesting Internet Finds – WE August 15, 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.

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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. I do not go into much depth about each one, I just put them out there for you. Check them out for yourself and let me know what you think.

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Titles, Links, Short Description of Finds

A One Step Way to Lose Your Account … Forever

http://askleo.com/a-one-step-way-to-lose-your-account-forever/
Leo talks about keeping from loosing your account (email, social media, etc.)by making sure you have correctly setup the account recovery, and keep it up to date. This prompted me to audit my account recoveries, and I did find on that was out of date, and fixed it. Now, I have set up a quarterly reminder on my calendar to check account recovery.

Humble Dropbox update brings document previews and search improvements

http://www.greenbot.com/article/2462370/humble-dropbox-update-brings-document-previews-and-search-improvements.html#tk.rss_all
If you use Dropbox on your Android, and just accept updates, check out this post, to learn about this recent one. An update can not help you if you don’t know what it updates.

Kindle for Android Update 4.6 Adds Lots of New Features

http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2014/08/12/kindle-for-android-update-4-6-adds-lots-of-new-features/
Check out this post to find out what new features are in the 4.6 update of Kindle for Android.

6 Secrets Every Windows User Should Know About Linux

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-secrets-every-windows-user-know-linux/
Are you a Windows user on the fence about trying Linux? If so, read this MakeUseOf post, before you make the leap.

The Problem With Free Wifi Hotspots

http://askbobrankin.com/the_problem_with_free_wifi_hotspots.html
Every once in a while a post like this is needed to remind us of the dangers of using free wifi hotspots without the proper security measures in place. Check it out to make sure you are aware of the dangers, and take proper precautions.

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.

Feedback Requested

Were any of these finds helpful for you?

Have you had any personal experience, good or bad, with anything related to the above links?

Do you know of other sites with information relevant to these links? If so let me know, so that I can add them to my RSS feeds.

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