Interesting Internet Finds – WE January 2, 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

10 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your New Chromecast

https://gigaom.com/2014/12/25/best-chromecast-tips-tricks-apps/
Did Santa bring you a Chromecast, or did you get one for yourself? If so, check out this post to learn about some ways to use it better.

Stop Testing Software on Your PC: Use Virtual Machine Snapshots Instead

http://www.howtogeek.com/206286/stop-testing-software-on-your-pc-use-virtual-machine-snapshots-instead/
Do you like to try out new freeware? Are you tired of gettting malware with it, and then taking time to uninstall and get rid of it? If so, you need to read this HowToGeek post and start using virtual machine snapshots to check things out first.

Got A New Android Phone? Here’s How To Properly Get Rid Of Your Old One

http://www.greenbot.com/article/2859187/got-a-new-android-phone-heres-how-to-properly-get-rid-of-your-old-one.html#tk.rss_all
A lot of people probably got a new Android phone for Christmas. This post from Greenbot tells you how to get rid of your old one properly, if you are not going to repurpose it which is my preference.

Do I Need A Firewall, And If So, What Kind?

https://askleo.com/do_i_need_a_firewall_and_if_so_what_kind/
Leo answers and explains what the differences and uses of firewalls are.

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

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