Interesting Internet Finds – WE October 17, 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

15 Portable Apps that Every Windows User Should Carry
Are you a Windows user? Do you have some USB drives just sitting around unused? Read this post and put those USB drives to good use by adding the portable apps mentioned. Also, check out for many more, as well as the Platform.

How Spammers Get Your Email Address
If you wonder how spammers got your email address, check out Bob’s post. This is not comprehensive, but does explain how it happens most of the time.

The Best Ways to Back Up Gmail
Think you can’t backup your Gmail? Leo shows you how to do it, and what to do about your contacts.

How to Capture Still Images from a Video or DVD
This post shows options to capture still images from video, using three different media players. Each of the media players shown have different strengths and weaknesses in this area, so experiment to find which is best for you.

How to Safely Test-Drive Win10 — Step by Step
Interested in checking out Windows 10? If so, Fred Langa gives step by step instructions for safely running the current Windows 10 Preview.


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