Interesting Internet Finds – WE October 3, 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.

Computers, Technology, and User Groups Blog Interesting Internet Finds Word Cloud

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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September 26, 2014

There was no posting last week, because I was in Vermont with very limited Internet access. The change of seasons was just starting, but I did get a couple of nice photos.

Photo of Fall colors in Vermont September 2014

Fall colors

Photo of the start of Fall foliage change September 2014

The start of Fall foliage change

Titles, Links, Short Description of Finds

FBI Ransomware Hits Android: How To Avoid Getting It, And Remove It

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fbi-ransomware-hits-android-avoid-getting-remove/
There was always a lot of talk about FBI Ransomware on Windows machines, but now we need to be aware of the same thing on our Androids. Read this post to find out more.

Dropbox adds ‘export files to SD card’ option to Android app

http://www.greenbot.com/article/2690783/dropbox-adds-export-files-to-sd-card-option-to-android-app.html
Finally, an easy way to export files from Dropbox to my SD card on my Android. Would have come in handy when I was on vacation with no service most of the time last week.

Are Password Managers Safe?

http://askleo.com/are_password_managers_safe/
Leo answers a question that comes up a lot at user group meetings. If you are not using a password manager because you think it decreases your security, you need to read this post and start using one.

How to Clear Your Browser History on Android

http://www.howtogeek.com/197034/how-to-clear-your-browser-history-on-android/
You clear your browser history all the time on your PC, but do you know how to do it on your Android? HTG tells you how to do it for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Dolphin on the Android.

3 Ways To Learn How To Open Files With Unknown File Extensions

http://www.7tutorials.com/3-ways-learn-how-open-files-unknown-file-extensions
Do you get files without known extensions sometimes? If so, or just to know in case it comes up, read this post to learn how you can find out how to open it.

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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