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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 the month of March 2020:

 

Are VPNs Legal Or Illegal? Everything You Need To Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/are-vpns-legal-illegal/

If you use a VPN and travel, be sure to read this MakeUseOf post.

 

Call The Geek Squad? (Yes Or No)

https://askbobrankin.com/call_the_geek_squad_yes_or_no.html

No matter the skill level of computer user group members, this question often crops up. Check this post out and then print it out to hand out when someone asks the question in your group.

 

Why Do Routers Have USB Ports?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-do-routers-have-usb-port/

Before reading this post, I never really thought about this. Now, I have connected a 1TB  external HDD to my router as another place to back up the data I am working on. It works well.

 

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

https://coastalanglermag.com/how-to-make-your-own-hand-sanitizer/

This is not really technology related but, in these times it is very useful. If you can find the ingredients, making your own sanitizer is easy and inexpensive compared to finding commercial sanitizer. (Note: I fish frequently and go through a lot of hand sanitizer.)

 

What Is DHCP? How Does It Work?

https://www.digitalcitizen.life/dhcp

This is another one of those things most people don’t think about because it usually just works. I read this post because, when I see something about technology that I haven’t really thought about, I like to check it out.

 

10 Easy Ways To Boost Your Router’s Performance While Working At Home

https://www.techhive.com/article/3533465/how-to-boost-your-router-performance-while-working-at-home.html

With everyone working from home, and students in online classes, you may find that you’re router’s performance is not that good anymore. If you find that to be true, check out this post for some ways to boost the router’s performance.

 

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