Interesting Internet Finds – WE January 16, 2015

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 for you. Check them out for yourself and let me know what you think.

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Titles, Links, Short Description of Finds

Understanding VPNs: A Simple Tool with a Complex Role
Plagiarism Today posted a good article about VPNs. In this post you will find information on the basics of VPNs, uses of a VPN, and security information.

How to Remove Google+ Birthdays From Google Calendar
If having all you Google+ birthdays showing up in Google Calendar doesn’t suit you, try this tip from MakeTechEasier.

Mastering Windows 8’s Backup/Restore System
Windows Secrets top story in the comp version today talks about Windows 8 backup/restore. If you are a Windows 8 user, this is something you should check out.

What External Drive Should I Get?
Do you back up to an external drive? If not, get started. Leo goes over different types of external drives, telling you the good and bad of each type. There are also a couple of recommendations.

Fastest Way to Take Screenshots with Dropbox
If you use Dropbox, check out this quick and easy way to take screenshots, and automatically have them saved in Dropbox.


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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