Interesting Internet Finds – WE April 10, 2015

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 for you. Check them out for yourself and let me know what you think.

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Titles, Links, Short Description of Finds

How to Wipe (Securely Erase) Your Devices Before Disposing of or Selling Them
HowToGeek explains how to erase your devices. Options are given for Apple, Windows, Android, and Linux.

Phishing Is So Very Fishy
It is tax time, so there will be a lot of phishing emails coming your way. Check out this post from Abby Stokes for an example of what can happen, and tips to avoid falling for the same kind of thing.

How to Create a Poll on Google Plus?
Do you use Google Plus? Have you wondered how to create a simple poll in Google Plus? If so, you need to check out this post from Dave Taylor.

Linux for Windows users: Installing Ubuntu
If you are a Windows user that has been thinking about Linux, check out this free Top Story from Windows Secrets that “will tell you how to install and run one of the more popular Linux distributions…”.

Ending the Retweet Debate
PlagiarismToday’s take on the new retweet function being rolled out on Twitter.


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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