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Steve Costello, Boca Raton Computer Society

In the course of going through the more than 300 RSS feeds, I often run across things that I think might be of interest to other user group members. The following are some items I found interesting during February 2020.

Understanding Your Google Account Online Space Allocations (For Gmail, Google Drive And Google Photos)

https://whatsonmypc.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/understanding-your-google-account-online-space-allocations-for-gmail-google-drive-and-google-photos/

This post explains what takes up space and why in your Google account. I have more than one Google account but have never really understood why I have so much unused space until reading this post.

 

How To Change The Windows 10 Theme

https://www.digitalcitizen.life/change-theme-windows-10

For those that have moved from Windows 7 to Windows 10,  and used themes in Windows 7, this post is for you. If you are like me personalization is not something to worry about immediately, but now that I have been using Windows 10 for a while it is getting to be something I will be doing. Check out this post to learn about changing themes in Windows 10.

 

OTT Explains: Is It Worth Buying Extended Warranties for Tech?

https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/ott-explains-is-it-worth-buying-extended-warranties-for-tech/

Are you like me in thinking about extended warranties before just declining? If so, check out this post. After reading this, I don’t think about it much anymore. (Remember most credit cards will extend your warranty.)

 

How To Wrap Text Around Images In Google Docs

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-wrap-text-around-pictures-in-google-docs

If you use Google Docs, this is a useful tip.

 

Ditching Passwords: FIDO & SQRL

https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/ditching-passwords-fido-sqrl/

I wish this was something we could do right now however, this post explains two promising alternatives to passwords. Check it out.

 

Focus Better With Multiple Desktops

https://askleo.com/focus-better-with-multiple-desktops/

The use of multiple desktops is something I sure could have used when I was editing two user group newsletters. Since reading this post, I have started using two desktops to separate my writing and day to day activities. So far it has helped me focus more when writing. If you work on different things and think this might help you, check out this post for yourself and set up however many desktops works for you.

 

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