Jim’s WebLetter for 10/27/12

Hi-ya Friends and Web followers!

It’s been a busy week on the Web, hasn’t it? Apple released a bunch of new items like the iPad mini, and Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 on everything else not tied down. I wanted to watch the Microsoft broadcast on my iPad. No chance. It was being shown online using Silverlight, a Flash-oriented program used by Microsoft operating computers and Apple’s iPad doesn’t recognize Silverlight or Flash. It remains as the one thing I don’t like about my iPad 3. And now Apple is selling an updated iPad 4 with better everything (still no Flash viewing) just months after releasing the third generation. That is creating unhappy iPad 3 owners, to say the least. http://bgr.com/2012/10/25/apple-ipad-4-consumer-reaction-survey-toluna-quicksurveys/

I purchased the iPad 3 because of the apps I wanted to use and for the Retinal display which makes for easier viewing. I do wish that it could view Flash formatted videos, but it doesn’t. I do like it for what I can do, and that’s what keeps me happy with the computer. Meanwhile I will likely continue to use Microsoft operated computers because they are less expensive and they just plain work.

Also this week, I came across a place for people to make money when they take photos with their smartphones. Scoopshot is for media, mobile and freelance photographers. Today’s news reporting is coming more from eye witnesses who snap a picture and send it to a local news station. Couple that with the flexibility of taking one-of-a-kind shots of nature or people, and you have the formula for a money making prospect. Check out the site, import the app to your phone after registering and you could be on your way to financial gain. Http://www.scoopshot.com/.

And if you use Gmail, you should know about a new plugin called Unroll.me. which makes it easy to unsubscribe by moving emailed publications into one hidden folder, giving you a single list to check for anything interesting. http://unroll.me/

Kim Komando reported a scam in email that includes Facebook. The latest scam to watch for is a fake email supposedly from Facebook. The email says that someone left an offensive comment on your Facebook wall and tells you to click a button to see the comment. Don’t click the button. Instead, go to your Facebook account through your browser to check. If someone really did post something on your wall, it will show up as a notification in your profile. And you don’t have to worry about accidentally visiting a malicious website. http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=13509&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2012-10-25-article_0-title

A couple was going out for the evening. They’d gotten ready, all dolled up, cat put out, etc. The taxi arrives, and as the couple got out, the cat shoots back in. They don’t want the cat shut in the house, so the wife goes out to the taxi while the husband goes upstairs to chase the cat out. The wife, not wanting it known that the house will be empty explains to the taxi driver, “He’s just going upstairs to say goodbye to my mother.”
A few minutes later, the husband gets into the cab, “Sorry I took so long,” he says. “Stupid old thing was hiding under the bed and I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out!”
(Thanks, Max)
Our minister usually conducts an expanded altar call at the end of his sermon. He asks those with prayers or other requests, to come forward.
To the surprise and delight of the congregation, his three-year-old daughter, without a word to the mother, got up and made her way forward. She waited patiently while the others ahead of her made a request.
When her turn came, the minister leaned down to ask for her request.
She whispered, “Can we go to the restaurant after church?”
(Thanks, Dave)
And that’s just a few of the things going on this week. The east coast is dealing with a late season storm. While we get a little breeze and maybe some rain, this thing could be a problem in the north east.

Until next, have a great weekend friends, and may God bless you and keep you safe.

Jim’s WebLetter
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