Jim’s WebLetter for 1/19/13


One of the things I enjoy doing is reading magazines via my iPad or Galaxy S3 phone. The screens are clean and bright and the graphics beautiful which just enhances the experience. Right now, through the end of the month, Zinio, a digital newstand is offering users a $50 credit … enough to get you 18 single issues or 6 mini-subscriptions for their collection of popular and niche magazines. To get the credit, head to the Zinio offer page and enter your name and email address to receive the unique code. Then you’ll be taken to a page where you can make your selections, which include titles like .net, Automobile, Computer Arts, Digital Camera World, Kiplingers, Food Network Magazine, and more. Zinio is online and has an App for Android, Windows and Apple devices. Keep in mind, you need to register for an account to get your magazines but you will receive a bonus free one for doing so.

I have often said that everyone has a book inside them. Life’s experiences are popular topics for books and we all have a lifetime’s worth of chapters. But creating a book is not an easy feat. Papyrus Editor is a free to use web service that lets its users create eBooks. You start by creating an account on the website. The next step is to select a theme-slash-template from the given options. You can select your theme and have the eBook creation interface loaded up. In the left side window you’ll find options to add and edit the content in your book. Select the cover photo and text to edit it, edit existing text sections in the template, or simply add new chapters to the book. The right pane is an editing as well as a preview panel. When you are done writing your eBook, you can have it published online and downloaded in the PDF, Mobi, and ePub file formats. All three formats can be downloaded together, compressed in a ZIP archive. Just know that the website works best on Chrome and Safari browsers. http://papyruseditor.com/

Those of us with a Facebook account may have learned this week that they are now capable of calling their friends using the new feature. Facebook doesn’t just want you to poke, message and stalk your friends. Now it wants you to actually talk to them. The company this week started rolling out a free calling feature in its Messenger app for iPhone users in the United States. Inside the app, you can choose a friend, tap the “i” button in the top-right corner and select “Free Call.” If your friend also has the Messenger app, the call should go through. http://www.facebook.com/

In addition to Siri, Chevrolet added Tunein radio App to its Spark and Sonic cars last week. Already available in the latest Ford and Tesla vehicles, this app appears to be all the rage in the auto industry right now. Tunein is an app that streams radio stations from around the world. You can listen to all your favorite radio stations, including CBS, which recently extended its licensing agreement to include music stations. You’re not limited to the stations within your local area, so you can listen to any of the local radio stations from your hometown whenever you are feeling nostalgic. Listen online, in the car and with mobile devices. http://tunein.com/

=== HuMoR ===
A wife texts her husband on a cold morning: “Windows frozen.”
Her husband texts back: “Pour some lukewarm water over it.”
The wife texts back 5 minutes later: “Computer completely messed up now.”
(thanks, Fred)
Sally walked in to the Dentist office to make an appointment. “How much do you charge to pull out a tooth?” She asked.” “It’s $130″, was the prompt reply. “$130!” gasped Sally, that’s ridiculous! There must be a way for you to go cheaper.” “Well,” said the Dentist thoughtfully, I suppose if we don’t numb it, we could knock off $30.” “Only $30?,” countered Sally, “that’s still $100, you’ve got to make it cheaper.” “Well,” said the Dentist after a long pause, “I suppose if we take it out with a wrench we could knock it down to $50.” “Perfect”, said Sally happily. “I would like to make an appointment for next Tuesday, for my husband Jack.”
(thanks, Jeff)
That’s the WebLetter for this week, friends. Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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