More Interesting Internet Finds – WE April 19, 2013

Introduction

In the course of going through the more than 200 news feeds, I often run across things that I think might be of interest to other user group members.

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.

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Finds

5 Ways To Charge Your Phone In An Emergency
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-charge-your-phone-in-an-emergency/
Smartphones are great, but not when there is no charge. Check out this post for some interesting solutions to that problem.

GOING FREE: Replacing Your Paid Software
http://askbobrankin.com/going_free_replacing_your_paid_software.html
Bob Rankin give some good reasons for replacing paid software with free/opensource software, with some suggested replacements.

How to Transfer All Contacts from Android to iPhone and Vice Versa
http://www.guidingtech.com/21248/transfer-all-contacts-android-to-iphone/
Switching between iPhone and Android? If so, this post is something you should read.

Why is Bluetooth Often so Flakey?
http://ask-leo.com/why_is_bluetooth_often_so_flakey.htm
Leo Notenboom answers a question that has been affecting me for a while now.

10 Smartphone Security Tips
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/smartphones/smartphone-security-tips/
iPhone, or Android, in either case there is something in this post that you probably haven’t thought about, regarding security.

Why You Don’t Need to Run Manual Antivirus Scans (And When You Do)
http://www.howtogeek.com/154536/why-you-dont-need-to-run-manual-antivirus-scans-and-when-you-do/
This post confirms my philosophy about routine manual antivirus scans. I will usually do a manual scan only if a problem arises, and then it is with a different scanner than my MSE real-time scanner.

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