Interesting Internet Finds – WE September 12, 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.

CC License and Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work by Computers, Technology, and User Groups Blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

As long as you are using this for non-commercial purposes, and attribute the post, you can use it in part, or whole, for your newsletter, website, or blog.

If you do use this post, or parts of it, please let me know via this blog’s contact page.

Titles, Links, Short Description of Finds

Using Android’s Panorama and Photo Sphere Modes
This post explains two photo modes available in the stock Android camera app. Try this out before paying for a camera app to do the same thing.

Store your Pictures on an External Hard Drive
Chris Guld explains how to keep your pictures on an external hard drive and still have Picasa watch and have access to all your photos, whether on the local or external hard drive.

How To Sync Ebook Read Positions Between Devices
If you read on a Kindle you know the ebooks you get through Amazon sync between devices. This post talks about getting DRM free ebooks to Amazon’s cloud, so they sync too. The post has some advice for those who don’t use Kindle as well.

Find Out If Your Gmail Password Was Stolen
A database with more than 5 million Gmail email account user’s information has reportedly been leaked. This post explains how to check if your Gmail address is included as well as how to change your password and set up two factor authentication. Even if your Gmail address is not included, you are advised to change your password, and set up two factor authentication.

Five Ways to Make Android More Secure
At my user group meetings, we are always talking about keeping our PCs secure. When I saw this post, I realized keeping your Android secure is mostly glossed over. Though I already follow those shown on both my smartphone and tablet, I think it is worth referring to here, for those of you that use Android, but might not be using the best ways to keep it secure.


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.

Recent 2014 Finds

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