Interesting Internet Finds – WE March 31, 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

Google Shuttering Talk, Removing SMS Support From Hangouts In New Messaging Shakeup
An overview of Google messaging coming changes.

5 Nifty Ways To Use DNS To Your Advantage
I didn’t know most of these DNS capabilities. Check this post for yourself. There just might be something useful for you.

Four Things A New Linux User Should Know
There are more of you trying out Linux these days. For those of you just starting out, check out this post. It has helped me keep things in perspective.

Why Is Everyone Talking About VPNs?
Do you wonder why VPNs are such a hot topic these days? If so, this post explains a lot. I have used and recommend VPNs for years, when I am not connected to my own secure network.

Why Is This Website Broken On My Phone?
If you browse the web on your phone you may run across a website that appears to be broken. This post explains why that may happen, and what to do about it.


Five Interesting Internet Finds for the week ending March 31, 2017 (Click to Tweet)


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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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.

Leave a comment on this post with your thoughts, or contact me directly using the Contact page.

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