Interesting Internet Finds – WE March 28, 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

Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/metadata-your-files-may-reveal-hidden-personal-information-you-didn-t-know-about.htm
Hidden metadata is not only in photos. Read this post for more information and how to get access to the metadata in several formats.

Simple Smartphone Photo Tips

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/simple-smartphone-photo-tips/
If, like me, you are just a casual photographer, these tips might get you using your smartphone more, and get some great results.

5 Tools To Migrate Your Data From Windows XP

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-tools-migrate-data-windows-xp/
MUO gives brief information on 5 tools to migrate your data from Windows XP to newer machines. If you are upgrading from XP, and you should, check these options out.

Switch from Photoshop to GIMP: Tips From A Pro

http://www.rileybrandt.com/2014/03/09/photoshop-to-gimp/
If you are a Photoshop user, and are thinking of switching to the free GIMP application, this post will be very helpful to you for the migration.

Security Questions Are Insecure: How to Protect Your Accounts

http://www.howtogeek.com/185354/security-questions-are-insecure-how-to-protect-your-accounts/
HowToGeek discusses why security questions for resetting accounts are insecure, and ways to deal with accounts that insist on using them. This is something I have been aware of for a long time, but maybe you haven’t thought about. If that is the case, you owe it to yourself to check this post out, before an account password gets reset, creating major problems for you.

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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Other March 2014 Finds

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