Jim’s WebLetter for 12/13/14

Hi-ya Folks!

Only 10 more shopping days til Christmas, and last years’ statistics showed one in five Americans and Brits shopped for all their gifts online. https://econsultancy.com/blog/64280-one-in-five-us-and-uk-consumers-did-all-of-their-christmas-shopping-online-stats So, how’s it going this year? Seems it won’t be long before Amazon will be making some same-day deliveries by drone. http://www.amazon.com/b?node=8037720011

Who’s in the spirit of giving? Google. If you have an Android device, you can begin streaming your favorite TV shows for free from Hulu, courtesy of Google Play. As the article shows, no one knows how long this offer will last, but Google is known for doing things like this that can last for years, so … Download the Hulu app on your Android tablet or phone and enjoy!

And what may be considered as an early present from Apple, I received notice this week that they have released yet another version of their IOS 8 system, IOS 8.1.2 for installation, replacing and supposedly fixing bugs that were in the previous versions. I download and installed the new version and haven’t seen any new problems at this point. The news blog Redmond Pie release an article listing the top 5 reasons everyone should update their Apple system. Made sense to me … http://www.redmondpie.com/top-5-reasons-why-you-should-update-to-ios-8.1.2-right-now/

Read iTab and get links to apps and additional stories about iPad and Android tablets. http://iTab.jimonline.com

With all the new things to add to your computer system, it’s a wonder whether you know you have managed to install a virus of some kind. Even the virus detectors can miss some of the new ones being implanted in software nowadays. In an article in PC World magazine, Lincoln Spector reveals 5 warning signs your computer may have malware. This doesn’t mean you actually do have viruses but it does provide some insight into what may be running in the background and causing problems. Malware, the gift that keeps on giving … http://www.pcworld.com/article/2853703/does-your-computer-have-malware-here-are-the-telltale-signs.html

Here’s something that drew my attention this week … Short cuts to figuring math in your head. Now, I realize that there are other means of doing math, like pulling out a calculator or even using an app on your phone or tablet, but solving math is good brain exercise and rather than telling yourself it’s something too hard to attack, read this how-to article from “lolaglee” entitled, “12 Useful Math Hacks They Didn’t Teach You In School” and be surprised how easy it is to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius or How To Figure Out What Day Of The Week Falls On What Date. http://diy.diply.com/just-a-dream/12-useful-math-hacks-that-they-didnt-teach-you-in/68031/2

Read additional stories of the week in WebLetter, the companion magazine at http://web.jimonline.com

A police officer had just pulled over a car full of nuns for going too slow on a major highway.
Police officer: “Why were you driving so slowly?”
Nun driver: “I kept seeing all these signs with the number 20 on them and figured that was the speed limit.”
Police officer: “No, Sister, that is the highway number.”
Nun: “Oh, I’m so sorry, Officer, I didn’t know that.”
Then the police officer looks into the back seat and sees that the nuns there have panic-stricken faces and white knuckles from holding on to each other too tightly.
Police officer: “What’s wrong with the nuns in the back seat?”
Nun: “Oh, we just got off Highway 166 a few miles ago.”
(Thanks, Rusty)
Having avoided the scale for a few years, my husband finally got up the nerve to climb aboard. Unable to read the numbers, he got off the scale to grab his eyeglasses and stepped back on.
“What do you know?” he called out. “These glasses weigh 50 pounds.”
(Thanks, Chuck)
And that’s this week’s WebLetter, friends. Have a safe and happy weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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