Interesting Internet Finds – WE July 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

Cool Software To Reduce The Glare Off Of Your Screen (in the evening)

https://whatsonmypc.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/sunset-screen/
This post reviews a Windows application (portable version available) to reduce screen glare in the evening. I will be using the portable version for my laptop, rather than installing the similar f.lux application which is on my desktop.

What’s New in Good Old Gmail? 5 Features You Should Check Out

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whats-new-good-old-gmail-5-features-check/
If you use Gmail you should check out this MakeUseOf post for some helpful features you might not know about.

Tools for Foiling Malicious Links and Files

http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/tools-for-foiling-malicious-links-and-files/
Windows Secrets Security expert Susan Bradley explores some tools to foil malicious links and files in this week’s free Top Story.

How to Choose the Best VPN Service for Your Needs

http://www.howtogeek.com/221929/how-to-choose-the-best-vpn-service-for-your-needs/
In this HowToGeek post you will learn what a VPN is, why and when to use one, and how to choose the best one for you. I use one on my laptop and Android devices when I use wi-fi other than my own.

Google Maps Update Finally Lets You Hide the Interface

http://www.greenbot.com/article/2944829/google-maps-update-finally-lets-you-hide-the-interface.html
This post tells about the option to hide the interface in the Android Google Maps v9.11. I have just gotten the update, and find it makes things easier for me, and it is easy to bring the interface back when needed.

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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