Jim’s WebLetter for 12/22/12

Hi-ya Webfriends!

Tis the season to be jolly (all together now, “Fa, la la la la La, la la la la”) and a time to enjoy the fruits of the Internet, so take a few minutes and enjoy the treats I have listed in today’s issue of the WebLetter …

WebLetter reader and friend, Pieter Jordaan has taken up the venture of getting out early to shoot sunrise and later in the day, sunset pictures of Amelia Island and I have to say some of the shots are amazing. So much so, he has set up shop and offers them at a fair price. Whether you decide to purchase or not, a few minutes scrolling through the images is well worth your time. http://www.facebook.com/IslandSunriseAndSunsets

So some of you are electing to purchase the new iPhones and iPads on the market. they all come with the new iOS 6 operating systems. That’s the good news. The not so good news are the reports of battery drain in the new systems. Kim Komando has created a video with things to do to help save battery life in the MAC products. Take notes … http://www.tvkim.com/watch/1647/kim-on-komand-extend-smartphone-battery-life?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2012-12-21-article_5-title

And speaking of the iPhone, now that Apple’s version of Maps has been declared not fit for human consumption, Google maps for iOS is the way to go. But after installing it, what are the best tips for using it? CNET has just the article you need to read … http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57560472-93/google-touts-10-tips-on-how-to-use-its-iphone-maps-app/

Nimble TV is going into beta testing and accepting people to sign up for testing it’s service allowing users to access subscription TV service through NimbleTV’s cloud-based software. This lets users stream TV content directly to the device of their choosing, including the computer, tablet or smartphone. Not only do NimbleTV subscribers get access on any device they’d like, but the app offers unlimited recording like a DVR system along with a channel guide. The service is currently only available in New York city as a beta, but the company has plans to roll out its software in the U.S. and India, and eventually globally, as soon as possible. http://www.nimbletv.com/

If you are ever in a place where you are looking for something to enjoy online … it never hurts to drop by YouTube. There are so many videos, one just needs to search for whatever amuses or interests you and hundreds of videos will be at your disposal. one such place in YT is called Brusspup. This YouTube channel shows some of the more amazing illusions possible with science. http://www.youtube.com/brusspup

=== HuMoR ===
I recently got out the boxes of Christmas decorations and I told the children (ages 10, 8 and 5) that they could start setting them out. They were very excited and each got to pick out favorite ornaments or figurines. Maria, the youngest, wanted to set up the Nativity scene and happily set to her task. As she concentrated on carefully unwrapping Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus, I overhead Maria singing this:

“Angels We Have Heard Online”…..
(thanks, Nancy)
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According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year (which are the only members of the deer family, Cervidae, to have females do so), Male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.
Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.
Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolf to Blitzen……..had to be a female.
We should have known this when they were able to find their way.
(thanks, Ellen … I think)
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And that’s this week’s peek at the computer screen. It’s Christmas! Celebrate the King!
Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!
Jim
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