Jim’s WebLetter for 9/21/13

 Hi-ya Webfriends!

This week a lot of things came down the Internet connection including a new Apple operating system everyone is talking about.  I am not going to devote this WebLetter to IOS7 other to say that, I own an iPad but have elected to wait on importing the system until an update is released.  As is with most operating systems, be it Windows, Apple or Android, there are always little flaws that need an update.   Forbes reported this week of a bug in IOS 7 that bypasses the lock screen allowing anyone to access the phone or tablet.   http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/09/19/ios-7-bug-lets-anyone-bypass-iphones-lockscreen-to-hijack-photos-email-or-twitter/
The grapevine says Apple folks are already working on a 7.1 or 7.0.1 for the next install.  So, I’ll wait.

I grabbed up the new Nexus 7 tablet (2nd generation) from Google and have been working with that for about a month now.  In short, the ultra fast processor, 10 hours of battery life, bright screen with 322 pixels per square inch, stereo surround sound speakers and Android 4.3 operating system make this little apparatus a great buy.   It is totally compatible with my Samsung phone because of the Android system and is lightweight and because of Google Voice and Talkatone app, is phone capable.  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ESua4zGyo2Y&app=m

These two tablets have their good points and not-so-good, but they represent what our culture and the world is fast becoming … a mobile society.

For some time, Google has been working on an application which allows you to make purchases using your phone or tablet.  Google Wallet has now taken the next step by allowing Gmail users to receive or send money through their email.   http://news360.com/article/201068687

For the life of me, I still don’t know why anyone would continue to use Microsoft Internet Explorer for their online searches and banking.  Over the years, it has proven time after time to be unsecure and problematic.  The latest to the long list of issues is the “zero-day” bug that affects all IE browsers from 6-10.  Microsoft has made a temporary patch for it, but why would anyone want to risk their personal information and bank accounts for something that just doesn’t protect you? http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24142934

Last thing this week, I came across a great little article entitled, “Debunked: 9 Common Myths About Technology” I think everyone should read.  In it there is something for everyone from battery charging to whether or not Macs can get a virus.  If, after reading this, you already knew the answers, you can say you’re a savvy techie!  By the way, there is a link at the bottom of the story for things you may not have known about Facebook.  http://www.businessinsider.com/debunking-technology-myths-2013-9/you-should-let-your-phones-battery-drain-before-recharging-1

=== HuMoR ===
At our daughter’s high school graduation, I couldn’t help noticing a young man sporting a long bleached blond ponytail sprouting from the top of his otherwise shaved head. A heavy link chain hung around his neck, and one ear displayed several earrings.
I had to smile when I heard him say to his friend, “Man, I feel so out of place. I’m the only guy here not wearing a tie.”
(thanks Pastor Tim)
10 things i know about you…
1) U are reading this.
2) U are human.
3) U can’t say the letter ”P” without separating your lips
4) U just attempted to do it
6) U are laughing at yourself
7) U have a smile on your face and you skipped No.5
8) U just checked to see if there is a No.5
9) U laugh at this because you are an idiot & everyone does it too.
10) U are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it.
(thanks, Rich)
That’s this weeks’ look at some of the things happening on the World Wide Web.  Make it a great weekend and as always, my friends, may God bless you and keep you safe.

Jim’s WebLetter
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