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December 2015

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Want a good laugh today? Want to give your friends a smile? How about sending them the cover of National Geographic with your picture (or theirs) on the cover?

This fun place makes it super easy to produce a quick file with any photo you choose on the cover of a large choice of magazines. In addition to National Geographic you can feature yourself, a friend or family member on Style Magazine, Business Today, Conde Nast Traveler and many more.
It's simple to do. Just upload your photo, pick your magazine choice and generate your cover. Next comes the real fun. Put the cover that made you famous up on Facebook or send it to your friends via e-mail.

There are lots of other happy-makers here and there is no cost. They also promise that all uploaded files are automatically deleted from the server once your cover is produced.

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We are always pleased to be of service to our Cyber Friends and to provide you with these monthly CyberTips. As members of the Real Estate CyberSpace Society we are always current on ways to expand their normal high standards of service with the very latest Internet and other CyberSpace strategies and tools. Click Here for hundreds of Cyber Tricks and Great Places in back issues.

Did you ever have a sentence sitting on the tip of our tongue, but can't remember the exact words that complete it perfectly? Sometimes, remembering that "haste makes waste" or to "measure twice and cut once", will make your writing and communication sparkle, This place is like auto-complete for your thoughts.

This gem will help protect you from some common misuse of certain difficult words. It's easy to use -- just type in the part of the sentence you remember. In place of the words you can't remember, use an asterisk (*) sign. After you press "complete, these nice folks display the most common completions for the missing words.

This is often quicker and more precise than Google and the whole shootin' match is on the house.

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Quite often we are see news stories propagated on the internet that make us scratch our heads. Like well executed double talk, they sometimes sound real, but when we dig a bit, we find that someone out there is pulling our legs.

This place has grouped fake news story sites into three catalogues:
1. Fake/Hoax News Websites
2. Satire Websites
3. Clickbait Websites

After defining each, these folks have compiled a list of over 80 sites that fit into each category. You will find that a quick visit to a sampling of these sites can be entertaining (or scary). But, in either case the visit will provide you with a taste of where some of this tomfoolery is coming from - and prepare you to recognize it when the resulting hogwash is spread across the internet.

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We hope this doesn't happen to you - but if you lose your cell phone, bicycle, computer, backpack etc, (or your stuff is stolen) --- there is hope.

Be sure to visit this great place and file a report the minute a loss is realized. The program automatically emails you a copy of your report that you can then forward to the local police, keep as a record, or forward to your insurance company for filing a claim.

Your report is securely logged in the Law Enforcement Portal - which is accessible to all local and state police, nation-wide. The information is also posted on a community map allowing parents, neighbors, and local police to track individual incidents or property crime trends. The system provides a privacy-assured messaging system for reporting items found without divulging personal identification information.

A very worthwhile and valuable service - at no cost to users.

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