Jim’s WebLetter for 6/6/15


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Hi-ya Folks!

I am going through my photo collection I have saved on my devices over a long period of time. This time, though, I’m looking at all these photos, classified by the day they were shot, on the new Google Photos cloud. After installing the app on my iPad, I logged in using my email address, then watched as it uploaded all my photos and videos from the Camera Roll onto my account. Then I did the same thing on my Android phone and watched those photos and videos upload from the gallery. The combined uploads where automatically staged by date. This frees up space on both devices and, the best thing, the account offers unlimited space to keep them
for free. Now, you have an app on all your devices, and you can access all those pics and flicks on a desktop computer. http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/how-to-use-google-photos-from-the-desktop-1708937356

Microsoft made the announcement this week that Windows 10 would begin rolling out on July 29th. With all the advancements in the new system, you have to wonder if it will run on your PC. That’s where this article from Bryan Burgess shows you how to find out. http://news360.com/article/296149524

Speaking of Microsoft, I came across a story this week that was the result of someone seeing a preview website live prior to being discovered by a Twitter user and snapshotted by VentureBeat. Microsoft has been planning and creating its own wifi service known as Microsoft Wifi. They confirmed to Business Insider that it is “evaluating a new service called Microsoft WiFi that will bring hassle-free Wi-Fi to millions.” http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-website-leaks-details-of-its-new-wifi-service-2015-6#ixzz3cEpfOXnH

So with wifi expanding into so many areas, it’s hard to think there are still many places it isn’t offered. Truth is, much of the world isn’t connected with it. So if you’re in an area that doesn’t provide a wireless frequency, it’s best to be prepared by reading this article in Lifehacker.   http://lifehacker.com/5945815/how-can-i-get-wi-fi-at-a-location-that-doesnt-offer-it

This week, Kim Komando busted some myths in technology. Myths that include charging devices overnight and whether or not to shut down the computer at night. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/komando/2015/06/05/tech-myths-busted/28466441/

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A young officer is working late at the Pentagon one evening. As he comes out of his office about 8pm he sees a General standing by the classified document shredder in the hallway, a piece of paper in his hand.
“Do you know how to work this thing?” the General asks. “My secretary’s gone home and I don’t know how to run it.” “Yes, sir,” says the young officer, who turns on the machine, takes the paper from the General, and feeds it in.


“Now,” says the General, “I just need one copy…..”
(Thanks, Jay)
Parents can be very upset when their children don’t get into the college of their choice. As an Admissions Counselor for a state university, I took a call from an irate mother who was demanding to know why her daughter had been turned down.
Avoiding any mention of the transcript full of “D” grades, I explained that her daughter just wasn’t as “competitive” as those students who were admitted. “Why doesn’t she try another school for a year and then transfer?” I suggested.
“Another school!” exclaimed the mother. “Have you seen her grades?”
(Thanks, Jennifer)
Have a great weekend friends, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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