Jim’s WebLetter for 10/11/14

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Apple has sent another invitation out inviting their users to a coming out party and the speculation is centered around the release of the new iPad Air 2 just in time for the holiday shopping season, however Apple isn’t commenting on what it has planned. Rumors are saying however that the bigger version, the 12 inch iPad has been delayed from its release. Apple is also expected to talk about the new MAC operating system, but nothing about the glitches in IOS 8 that has caused headaches for users who upgraded their mobile devices only to find them buggy and in some cases, crashed and unable to be used. I have heard of a new upgrade to the system being worked on, but no release date has been announced.

The event is scheduled for this Thursday, October 16th and will be broadcast online. Let’s hope this time, they won’t encounter any transmission glitches as they had last month … http://www.zdnet.com/apple-to-stream-ipadmacos-x-yosemite-event-heres-how-to-watch-it-7000034545/

Want to speed up your web page loading response time? If your broadband speed seems slow, there’s a way to improve your browsers’ load time. The answer is to edit your DNS setting. The article from Macworld gives details on changing numbers already in your computer’s settings to the ones offered by one of two services – Google and Open Source. I chose the latter because I wanted to just change the settings in my iPad and they offered the easiest way to accomplish it. I signed up for a free account and followed Open Sources two step process. After entering in the numbers in the DNS section of the Wifi Settings, I ran a check. The result is pretty amazing. Same internet speed, faster loading pages. Beautiful. http://www.macworld.com/article/2824564/slow-internet-edit-your-dns-settings.html

Next, proving you can do more with Google Maps than just look up locations, Amplifon has produced a new concept in mapping that adds street sounds to locations allowing users to hear what it sounds like at the designated points. What’s more, you can build your own map and add sounds to points of interest. As the website suggests, this map sounds better with headphones on. http://www.amplifon.co.uk/sounds-of-street-view/index.html

Google and London Zoo to stream live footage of animals to YouTube. That’s the headline on the UK tabloid, The Telegraph as YouTube is opening it’s service for live broadcasts using a new wireless technology called “white spaces”, which is the latest form of Wifi which uses television broadcast channels to stream the signal longer distances and through walls. Meerkats, otters and tortoises on display. Granted, they aren’t something you’re gonna want to watch for long periods of time, but read about the technology behind the scenes. Something like this can advance our connectibility and cut down on mobile costs and that’s a good thing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11152459/Google-and-London-Zoo-to-stream-live-footage-of-animals-to-YouTube.html

An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in his paintings on display at that time.
“I have good news and bad news,” the owner replied. “The good news is that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings.”
“That’s wonderful,” the artist exclaimed. “What’s the bad news?”
“The guy was your doctor.”
(Thanks Max)
The pastor of a local church was called to the nursing home to perform a wedding. An anxious old man met him at the door. The pastor sat down to counsel the man.
The pastor asked, “Do you love her?”
The old man replied, “I guess.”
“Is she a good woman?”
“I don’t know for sure.”
“Does she have lots of money?”
“I doubt it.”
“Then why are you marrying her?”
“She’s allowed to drive at night.”
(Thanks Frank)
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Until next week, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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