Interesting Internet Finds – WE January 24, 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

Ten Common Smartphone Mistakes That Expose You To Security Risks
How many, if any, of these mistakes are you guilty of? With me it is just one, I forget to turn off bluetooth when I leave the car, and I am working on that bad habit now.

How to Troubleshoot Wireless Router Problems
Ever have wireless router problems? If so, and I am sure most of you do, check out this post from HTG for some troubleshooting tips.

Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8 | 7 explained
The Windows Defragmenter is vastly improved in Windows 7 and 8. In fact, I no longer use a standalone defragmenter, like I did with XP. This post explains the new defragmenter very well.

How to Print Documents Faster
I don’t do a lot of printing, but this caught my eye because when I do print, I don’t want to wait too long. Some of the tips are common sense, and not all will work for your particular printer, but they are worth trying.

How do I get my Windows machines to network with each other?
This question comes up often at user group meetings. Leo explains his “magic formula” for networking Windows machines in this post, and it makes sense to me.


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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