Jim’s WebLetter for 4/5/14


This week, I discovered several Web topics to talk about, but in the interest of space, I elected to make each short with links for the rest of the story.

This Tuesday will be the final security release for Windows XP before Microsoft discontinues support for the aging operating system. If you have a PC running XP, there are some options. You can buy a new computer with Windows 8.1 installed, upgrade your existing computer to Windows 7, or check out malwarebytes.com which has come out in support of those keeping XP and, for a fee, provides protection to your computer. http:// http://www.malwarebytes.com/ The other option would be to ignore all the above and risk it.

Get more about the Windows XP story in this week’ edition of WebLetter Magazine, online at http://web.jimonline.com which includes additional stories not included in this WebLetter.

As you can imagine, Microsoft is downplaying their end of support to the OS. Microsoft’s annual Build conference going on now includes the latest on Windows 8.1 and their answer to Google Now and Siri. Named Cortana, the personal assistant is becoming a hit to mobile Windows users … http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-announces-windows-8-1-update-cortana-personal-assistant/

There is an article written for teachers to show how they can aid their class using Google Calendar. Educators Technology provides step by step instructions from adding assignments to sharing the calendar with the class so everyone will know when an assignment is due. http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/teachers-visual-guide-to-using-google.html

Also in the news this week, Facebook has already begun rolling out the use of their acquisition of WhatsUp inside their Messenger application by providing free phone calls for Facebook users. http://mashable.com/2014/04/03/facebook-messenger-phone-calls/

Also today, I read that chip maker Intel has come out to say that Windows tablets could be sold at a much cheaper rate pretty soon. How much cheaper? $99-$129 … Get details on this and other tablet stories in iTab, the magazine for tablets and their owners … http://iTab.jimonline.com

Joe’s wife bought a new line of expensive cosmetics guaranteed to make her look years younger. After a lengthy sitting before the mirror applying the “miracle” products, she asked, “Darling, honestly, what age would you say I am?”

Looking over her carefully, Joe replied, “Judging from your skin, twenty; your hair, eighteen; and your figure, twenty five.”
“Oh, you flatterer!” she gushed.
“Hey, wait a minute!” Joe interrupted. “I haven’t added them up yet.”
(Thanks, Tim)
A job applicant was asked, “What would you consider to be your main strengths and weaknesses?”
“Well,” he began, “my main weakness would definitely be my issues with reality–sometimes I have a little trouble telling what’s real from what’s not.”
“Okay,” said the interviewer. “And what are your strengths?”
“I’m Batman.”
(Thanks, Robin)
Have a great weekend friends, and until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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