Jim’s WebLetter for 4/16/16

Hi-ya Friends and Neighbors!

This week, I came across an interesting story on prices found in Amazon that at best could be considered misleading.  This is not to reflect on Amazon or any of it’s companies represented.   
When’s the last time you made an online purchase?   If you purchased from Amazon, you probably viewed the product, saw what the retail price was, then made the selection to buy because it was marked down to a price much lower than retail. I just read an article from the New York Times that might shed a little light on that new price you see. In it, David Streitfeld came across items retailed for unheard of prices marked down to a price anyone could afford. A cat litter pan with a list price of $2,159 was marked down to $28. A bag of doggy treats, normally $822, is only $8. While there needs to be truth in advertising, we need to realize a dose of common sense needs to be included when making a purchase. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/technology/some-online-bargains-may-only-look-like-one.html?src=me&_r=0

If you own a PC and you have Apple’s QuickTime media player installed, it’s time to uninstall it. Seems Apple has decided not to update it making it a potential security issue. Although Apple has been planning to retire the software, they have never supported QuickTime for Windows 8 or 10, and is, in effect, turning its back on the aging player. http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/04/apple-stops-patching-quicktime-for-windows-despite-2-active-vulnerabilities/

If you use Google Calendar, as I do, you have noticed recently the new feature added … Reminders. While the little feature that could was on the mobile version on IOS and Android phones, it was yet to be released on the Web version. Now with this release, you can see your reminders on any platform and any Google Calendar inclusive app like Google Keep and Google Now. Reminders created in mobile show up on the web and vice versa. So you can stay on track from just about anywhere. http://9to5google.com/2016/04/05/google-reminders-calendar-web/

This week, Facebook held it’s f8 Developers Conference with Mark Zuckerberg showing off new things in Facebook and its messaging system, Messenger.  CNET has filed this story with highlights of the keynote speech … http://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-f8-keynote-important-things-announced/

Use Snapseed for better photos, and what to do if your iPad won’t turn on… In this week’s iTab Magazine. http://iTab.jimonline.com
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Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.
c-ya!
Jim

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