Jim’s WebLetter for 9/6/14

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Hi-ya friends!  Here are a few of the things that caught my eye this week on the Web.

This Tuesday, is Apple’s day to unveil the newest versions of their popular iPhone and iPad devices during their event being held in San Francisco.  Speculations of improvements for the phone include a larger screen and the tablet, a non-glare screen.  http://pocketnow.com/2014/09/04/iphone-6-and-ipad-air-2-sep-9. The September 9th event may include some surprises as insiders are looking for the release of the long awaited iWatch – their version of a  computer on your wrist.  http://www.techradar.com/us/news/portable-devices/apple-iwatch-release-date-news-and-rumours-1131043

If you’re interested in tuning in to the event, which begins 10 AM on Tuesday, details of the broadcast and where to find it are in this story from ZDNet … http://www.zdnet.com/apple-to-stream-iphone-6-event-heres-how-to-watch-live-7000033326/

Maybe Apple will also have something to say about the big story that took place this week of how several celebrities had their iCloud accounts broken into and intimate photos were released to the internet.  Seems that the cloud service isn’t as safe and secure as most, but CEO Tim Cook is promising changes.  http://gizmodo.com/apple-ceo-tim-cook-promises-major-icloud-security-impro-1630861176. Of course this isn’t the first time iCloud has been broken into, but at least something will be done about it this time.  Funny how it takes big name celebrities and leading governmental officials to get things changed.

Meanwhile I came across a story written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet that gives details for improving your security on a number of well-known Cloud services.  Good advice.  http://www.zdnet.com/after-alleged-icloud-breach-heres-how-to-secure-your-personal-cloud-7000033177/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

Finally this week, maybe you’ve heard about the newest find that comes out of Argentina of a large dinosaur.  Named Dreadnoughtus schrani, this skeleton, the first discovery of its kind, is of a mammal that weighed as much as a dozen African elephants with a tail some thirty-feet long.   It was believed to be a vegetarian.  Can you imagine how much this thing would have eaten just to survive?  The story from CBS News includes photos of the scientists who conducted the dig and drawings of what this newest find would have looked like when it roamed the Earth.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/astoundingly-huge-dinosaur-skeleton-unearthed-in-argentina/

How long have you been driving without a tail light?” asked the policeman after pulling over a motorist. The driver jumped out, ran to the rear of his car and gave a long, painful groan.
He seemed so upset that the cop was moved to ease up on him a bit.
“Come on, now,” he said, “you don’t have to take it so hard. It isn’t that serious.”
“It isn’t?” cried the motorist.
“Does that mean you know what happened to my boat and trailer?”
(Thanks, dad)
Our first stop as new recruits was the barber shop.
“Want to keep your sideburns?” the barber asked.
“Yes, that would be great,” I said.
“Okay, I’ll get you a bag to put them in.”
(Thanks, Dan)
Until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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