Interesting Internet Finds – WE May 30, 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

Should You Think Twice Before Logging In Using Social Accounts?

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/think-twice-logging-using-social-accounts/
A look into the issue of logging in to other sites with a social account. Some pros and cons discussed in this post. My take away being that it depends upon the user and their comfort level with the security of doing things that way.

Five Websites to Download Free Music Legally

http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/26/featured/websites-download-free-music-legally.html
I was talking with someone last week about free MP3 downloads. He said he liked instrumentals mainly for background. I suggested Jamendo which is listed in this post along with four other sites I will be trying myself. Like it tells you in this post, don’t be looking for the latest hits, because you won’t find them here. But, there is some wonderful indie music you should check out. If you don’t like it after you download it just delete it.

What makes a site secure?

http://askleo.com/what-makes-a-site-secure/
Leo talks about what makes a site secure, and the difference between safe and secure when it comes to internet sites.

6 Reasons Why You Can’t Move Your Cell Phone To Any Carrier You Want

http://www.howtogeek.com/189831/6-reasons-why-you-cant-move-your-cell-phone-to-any-carrier-you-want/
HowToGeek talks about six reasons you can’t just move you cell phone between carriers easily, if at all.

Tech Lolz: Getting Rid of Your Old PC – Should You Kill It With an AK-47?

http://www.7tutorials.com/tech-lolz-getting-rid-your-old-pc-should-you-kill-it-ak-47
An amusing look at how to dispose of that old HDD, or repurposing it for yourself.

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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