Interesting Internet Finds – WE April 7, 2017

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 by leaving a comment.

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Titles, Links, Short Description of Interesting Finds

Are Online Financial Services Safe? Thoughts For Tax Season

http://smarterware.org/2017/04/online-financial-services-safe-thoughts-tax-season/
I know tax season is just about over but, there is a lot of good information in this post about online financial services. It is worth checking out.

What To Look For In A VPN To Protect Your Privacy

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3186847/security/what-to-look-for-in-a-vpn-to-protect-your-privacy.html
If all the talk about VPNs lately has you thinking about getting one, this post lets you know what you should be looking for.

What Is the Best Search Engine For Privacy?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-search-engine-for-privacy/
This post talks about four different search engines for privacy. Privacy has become an important topic lately. I use DuckDuckGo but, will be checking out the others shown now too.

5 of the Best Value Laptop Trays (and Why You Need One)

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-value-laptop-trays-why-need-one/
I see people with laptops and no trays all the time, and it drives me crazy. I always use a laptop tray, or at least a collapsible “X” type frame. For me, the tray makes the laptop easier to use, and keeps it cool.

Precautions To Take Before Sending Your PC Or Laptop For Repair

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/precautions-take-sending-pc-laptop-repair
Though this is specific to Microsoft machines, a lot of the information applies to others too. When your PC/laptop needs repair, unless you are doing it yourself, these points need consideration before turning the machine over.

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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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