Interesting Internet Finds – WE August 9, 2013

I have published Interesting Internet Finds monthly in the Boca Raton Computer Society’s Boca Bits monthly newsletter, and share them through the APCUG PUSH program with other computer/technology user group newsletter editors, for some time now. Each month, I have many more than I can use, so have decided to start publishing some of those that were not used here. I do not go into much depth about each one, I just put them out there for you to check out yourself. Addicted to the Internet

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Interesting Internet Finds

The Final Showdown: Google+ vs. Facebook, Which One Is REALLY The Best? http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-plus-vs-facebook-which-one-offers-more-features-and-a-better-experience-si-x2/
An interesting comparison of the two social networks.

How To Add Documents to Google Play Books http://www.groovypost.com/howto/add-documents-google-play-books/
If you use Google Play Books, and would like to upload your own documents, this post is for you.

Remove the Background of a Picture with Microsoft Word http://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-the-background-picture
I did not know MSOffice could do this. It can come in handy, when you just can’t use a dedicated image editor.

Debunking Battery Life Myths for Mobile Phones, Tablets, and Laptops http://www.howtogeek.com/169669/debunking-battery-life-myths-for-mobile-phones-tablets-and-laptops/
Having a smartphone, a tablet, and several laptops, I thought this was good to know.

Defragging in Windows 7 (and later)
http://askleo.com/defragging-in-windows-7-and-later/
I get asked about defragging all the time. If it is XP, I recommend doing it at least once a month. If Windows 7 or better, I give about the same advice as this post from Leo Notenboom. And as to flash memory or SSD, I agree with Leo that they should not be defragged.

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