Interesting Internet Finds – WE November 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.

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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. I do not go into much depth about each one, I just put them out there for you. Check them out for yourself and let me know what you think.

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Titles, Links, Short Description of Finds

Warning: Your “Application-Specific Passwords” Aren’t Application-Specific
Do you use two-factor authentication and application specific passwords? HowToGeek explains why that is not really a very good idea.

Cloud Storage: Is it Secure?
Rob Rankin gives his opinion about the safety of cloud storage, most of which I agree with. Check out what he has to say, before you decide to ignore cloud storage completely, or embrace it.

Best Short URL generator and expander services
Do you need to shorten, or expand, URLs often? Check out this post from The Windows Club to learn about a few of both shorteners and expanders.

How To Use TeamViewer Without Installation
IntoWindows gives instructions for using TeamViewer without installing to your PC. I did not know about this, but it is possible. They also give a better alternative, which I do use.

How to Create Custom Icons for Flash or USB Drives
Do you use USB drives, and would like to recognize them by icon and or name when plugged in? OnlineTechTips gives instructions on how to set things up. I have used this tip and find it helps 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.

Feedback Requested

Were any of these finds helpful for you?

Have you had any personal experience, good or bad, with anything related to the above links?

Do you know of other sites with information relevant to these links? If so let me know, so that I can add them to my RSS feeds.

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