Interesting Internet Finds – WE March 7, 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

Do Sentences Make Better Passwords?

http://www.maketecheasier.com/sentences-make-better-passwords/
Some interesting ideas on whether sentences make for better passwords.

Blurring Someone’s Face

http://picasageeks.com/2014/02/blurring-someones-face/
If you use Picasa, and miss the Creative Kit option Focal Pixelate, check out this post for a solution.

Google’s Text-To-Speech 3.0 Update for Android has its flaws

http://www.ghacks.net/2014/03/06/googles-text-speech-3-0-update-android-flaws/
Do you use Google’s Text to Speech for Android? If so you should read this post.

10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know

http://www.labnol.org/internet/important-google-urls/28428/
There are a lot of Google URLs. This post from digital inspiration explains about 10 that every Google user should know, and check often.

Is Running Windows XP in a Virtual Machine as Risky as Running XP Natively?

http://askleo.com/is-running-windows-xp-in-a-virtual-machine-as-risky-as-running-xp-natively/
With the April 2014 Windows XP end of life coming near, Leo explains the risks, and ways to reduce the risks, of running it in a virtual machine. If you are thinking of doing so, I recommend reading this post.

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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President/Editor/SIG Leader, Boca Raton Computer Society, Inc.. Retired, grandfather, blogger, participating in creative writing prompt blogs, and love to read.