Jim’s WebLetter for 10/10/15

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Hi-ya Weekend Web Readers!

This week belonged to Microsoft as they showed off the latest and greatest products. Tuesday’s event included the newest upgrades for Windows 10, the new operating system rolled out recently. MS is hanging everything on the Windows 10 suite of products and features. And because holographic is the theme for games and virtual reality, Microsoft has made it an extension on the system. Now if they can build and release the new Hololens, and make it affordable for everyone. http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/21/windows-10-event-summary/

The future of mobile computing has reached a milestone. When smartphones began selling, people were using them for doing more than just making phone calls and texting. The little computers built inside allowed for applications like Facebook and browsers like Chrome and Safari. Google says it’s registering as many as 100 billion searches every month and the most of those searches is done with a mobile device. The majority of the mobile searches are done outside the U.S. Where most people don’t own a PC or some desktop device. http://flip.it/d9HTm

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Facebook, you have seen someone post “As of <date and time>, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contentsā€¦”. This as other things like it is called a hoax. Face it, if it’s posted on Facebook, it’s open and useable by anyone, especially Facebook. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebookywooky-nonsense/

If you are looking for a good idea for Christmas, consider something like LittleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit. Ok, so it’s a bit pricy at $200 but it is the ideal gift for the junior engineer in your family. It contains Lego blocks, motors, dimmers, power sources, a wireless transmitter and receiver, and a lot more. It’s enough to make a robot. And when your young engineer gets bored with it, he or she can take it apart and build something totally new and different. Sound interesting? Read about it in the New York Times … http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/08/technology/personaltech/if-your-wi-fi-is-terrible-check-your-router.html

If you own a tablet, or you’re thinking about owning one, get updates and news for tablets in iTab Magazine.  http://itab.jimonline.com. It’s free!

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Have a great weekend friends, and may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!

Jim

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