Interesting Internet Finds – WE February 27, 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

Use Manual Refresh to Save Battery Life on Any Tablet or Smartphone

http://www.howtogeek.com/209768/use-manual-refresh-to-save-battery-life-on-any-tablet-or-smartphone/
I have no reason to have Gmail, Facebook, etc. constantly fetch new data, especially on my Nexus 7, so have implemented the suggestions in this HowToGeek post. Now my battery lasts longer.

Insert a PDF into PowerPoint

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/ms-office-tips/insert-a-pdf-into-powerpoint/
I have never tried inserting a PDF into PowerPoint, but am tempted to give it a try after reading this post. It sounds complicated, but might be worthwhile.

Five Common Computing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

http://askbobrankin.com/five_common_computing_mistakes_and_how_to_avoid_them.html
This post is for Windows based computers. Make sure you are not making any of these common mistakes, and if you are, correct them.

Microsoft Makes Outlook.com Skype Exclusive

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/02/25/microsoft-makes-outlook-com-skype-exclusive/
If you are an Outlook.com user you need to be aware of the implications in this post. Depending upon your use of chat, you may not have received the notice.

http://fossforce.com/2015/02/five-good-linux-distros-for-new-users/
If you want to experiment with the Linux operating system, you should check out this post to find a beginner friendly distribution to try.

Disclaimer

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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