Interesting Internet Finds – WE January 3, 2014

I have published 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, for some time now.

Each month, I have many more than I can use, so have decided to start publishing some of those that were not used here. 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

Picasa Update Adds Google+ Auto Backup
Jim and Chris Guld, the Picasa Geeks, explain the update to the Picasa desktop enabling Auto Backup with Google Plus. Step by step instructions on how to set it up, as well as discussion of if it is really something for you.

HTG Explains: What is Wi-Fi Direct and How Does It Work?
If you have heard about Wi-Fi Direct, but don’t really know what it does or how it works, you should read this post from HowToGeek.

Wireless All-In-One Printers
If you are thinking of replacing your inkjet printer, and are not sure if you should get wired or wireless, check out this post from Bob Rankin, to help you with your decision.

Does Your WiFi Speed Drop? Here Is Why & How To Fix It!
This post from MakeUseOf has helped me. I just needed to find a less used channel and change to it. I never would have known, if I hadn’t read this post.

Ways to Protect Your Computer from Hackers While Traveling
Some tips to keep from getting hacked while mobile. I know I need reminding sometimes that when I am not using my own secure network, I need to be real careful. A VPN is helpful but not foolproof. Check this post out, and you just might find something helpful you forgot about.


I have not necessarily checked each link or process out, but if a site is listed I have used them 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.