Interesting Internet Finds – WE April 17, 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

Simple Questions: What Is TRIM For SSDs & Why Is It Useful?
If you have an SSD, chances are you have heard about TRIM support. But, you may not know why TRIM is. Check you this post from 7Tutorials, to find out the answers.

How do I Download or Save a YouTube Video?
Dave Taylor, after explaining to not download a video unless you have clear rights and permissions to do so, talks about how to download a YouTube video with the site.

Windows File Name Restrictions – Why a File Name Can be too Long
If you use Microsoft Windows, and have deeply nested directories, you have probably run into this issue at one time or another. gizmo’s freeware explains why it happens. Armed with this information, you can come up with a system to make it happen less often.

Stop Wasting Money on Device Specific Car Chargers and Start Using a Universal USB Charger
I had not thought about it before, but after reading this HowToGeek post, I bought a three port charger. This will be very convenient when on a trip so we can keep both smartphones charged, as well as the GPS. Check out this post, and learn how this can help you too.

How to Safely Test File and Image Backups
At our computer user group we are always talking about backing up. This free top story from Windows Secrets explores safely testing the backups. If you have not tested your backups before you should read this and start testing them now, so you know they will work when you need to restore them.


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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