Jim’s WebLetter for 10/26/13

Hi-ya Webfriends!

Without a doubt, there is so much going on Web-wise, I could write a book on this week’s activites.  Apple’s big reveal included the new Mac, iPad Air and iPad mini along with a new operating system that is available for free (unheard of in Apple’s past).  http://www.apple.com/
But every major tech player has something new just in time for Christmas, so do your research before plugging into a new device.  http://www.cnet.com/

Let me show you a few things I dispcovered this week on the Web …

Lucidpress is a web-based drag and drop publishing application, enabling anyone to create stunning content for print and digital. That’s what they say about their app.  Here’s what I say … this is a bookmark.  I build posters and graphic pieces for promotions and websites.  This thing is easy to use and saves time with templates ready to go.  https://www.lucidpress.com/

Mobile users, If you wake up in the morning and immediately reach for your smartphone or tablet to check what is happening in the world, then try the app news360.com. It can connect to all your main social accounts and analyzes what you like so it can feed the latest stories straight into your dedicated timeline.  http://news360.com/

The Ed.Ted.com website lets you turn any video from YouTube into a complete lesson, adding comments, objectives, questions, extended notes and resources or discussion topics in order to engage students in the lesson being delivered by the video clip.  With all the videos uploaded each day to the Google video warehouse, it’s not difficult to find useable videos with the YT search engine.  Check out some of the lessons posted on the Ed Ted site, too … http://ed.ted.com/

I have just learned that Google will be releasing a program called Uproxy to help internet users in oppressed nations to get on the Web and communicate without interference (or government spying).  No release date has been announced as Google is working to ensure the program works 100% before launching … hear that US Government?   http://mashable.com/2013/10/21/google-uproxy-internet-freedom/

=== HuMoR ===
It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.
(thanks, Rich)
A friend of mine mentioned that she had an appointment with her son’s Spanish-immersion kindergarten teacher. I knew that regular parent-teacher meetings were not due for a while, and when I asked if there was a problem, she related a conversation that she had with her son.
“Mom I can speak three languages now!” he said excitedly.
“Three?” she questioned.
“Yes” he replied proudly. “English, Spanish and Inappropriate.”
(thanks, Gerry)
Have a great weekend friends, and until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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