Jim’s WebLetter for 9/26/15

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Hi-ya Folks!

As I predicted, Apple this week released an update to it’s latest operating system, IOS 9 fixing a number of issues the first update caused. While it was an easy prediction, based on the updates of the past, my iPad’s Settings icon has a bright red dot in the corner with the number one on it, but I won’t be tempted to go into the General/Software Upgrade folder. Not yet. Characteristically upgrades come out at about three, so it’s a good idea to wait. http://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/23/apple-releases-ios-9-0-1/

Everyone has been rolling out their new devices and software this year, now it’s Google’s turn. This Tuesday, they’ll be showing off the new Nexus phones, Chromecast – part 2, and the new operating system, Android M. http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/25/9396355/google-nexus-event-preview-phones-chromecast-android-m

Every season, TV companies roll out new fall shows for the viewing public. Many of the shows don’t make it because of low ratings. Those that do seem to have something in common. They rank in Google searches. Want to see what the results were? Google it. Or just read this article … http://news360.com/article/313968837

Are you fed up trying to find customer service numbers of companies that are hidden in very small print on their websites? Allow Google to help. Just type “XXX customer service” where XXX is the name of the firm you want to call. Apparently there isn’t a similar option for customer service emails, but a query such as “XXX complaints email” usually turns up the correct answer. The exception is if you’re looking for help with Google itself – for that, head to http://support.google.com.

Speaking of websites, WebLetter, the companion magazine to this newsletter has been updated and is ready for reading. Meet the guy who is going to protect your email from prying eyes … it’s the lead story in WebLetter magazine. http://web.jimonline.com

It’s been awhile since we heard anything about internet.org, the Facebook and Friends company that has been working to make internet available to everyone all over the world. The free apps used to connect the Internet to phones and tablets will be called “the Basics”. Read more about it and watch the corresponding video at http://news360.com/article/313910229

Tablet owners, iTab Magazine has tips on cleaning your mobile device and how to get WhatsApp on your tablet. Read about it at iTab.jimonline.com
That’s some of the highlights of the Web this week. Have a great weekend friends, and until next, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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