App – Recitator Reads Your Texts Aloud

 Erkrath, Germany – Developer, Thomas Busse has announced the release of Recitator 1.0.0, his productivity app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Perfect for hearing texts while commuting or during a walk, Recitator (Latin for reciter, reader) takes your ebooks, pdfs and text files and reads them to you.  Continue reading »

World Clock iOS 8 Today widget

MADE IN AMERICA Mountain View, California – iOS developer, Adam Overholtzer announced the release of World Clock Today Widget 1.0, his new travel and productivity app for iPhone. Check the time, anytime. Need to know if your colleagues in London have gone home for the night? With the World Clock widget, you don’t need to open an app or do math in your head – just pull down Notification Center. Add the time zones you want to track. Select the analog or digital clocks. Then check the World Clock widget when you need to know the time. Continue reading »

InfoManager : 2015 Wearable Technology news, views and reviews kick-off

InfoManager : Wearable Technology news The Comsumer Electronics show has come and gone and just about 80% of the news buzz is wearable tech from underwear to socks and eye-glasses. Yes, lots of new technology, but just not very much as cool as wearable tech. We’re in for the ride!

  • New Wearable Technology Concept Aims To Save Cyclists’ Lives
  • DuPont Introduces Stretchable Inks for Wearable Electronics
  • Pogue : Future of Glasses, Wearable Technology 2015
  • CES 2015: Wearable Tech You Might Actually Wear
  • Wearable tech may finally go mainstream in 2015
  • The 10 Best Technology Advances of 2014
  • The week in wearable tech
  • . . . and more!
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User Groups on Facebook 1-24-2015

Mac User Groups on Facebook Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook . . .

  • How to Get Around “App Can’t Be Opened” Alert Message on OS X Yosemite
  • Apple Took Half of U.S. Phone Activations in Q4 2014 as Demand Stays Strong
  • Health-monitoring components for modular Google smartphone
  • Reset Forgotten Admin & Standard User Pasword OSX 10.10 Yosemite
  • How to Set Speakerphone Mode to Automatically Activate on iPhone

… and more !

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article.

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Cocktail 8.0 (Yosemite Edition)

Ekero, Sweden – Maintain has announced the immediate availability of Cocktail 8.0 (Yosemite Edition), a new edition of Cocktail that is fully compatible with OS X Yosemite 10.10. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. Continue reading »

Neoappz Releases Places Around 5.0 with Voice Search

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Neoappz, a mobile application development company has announced the release of Places Around 5.0, an update to their popular travel app for iPhone and iPod touch. Places Around is a user-friendly application which allows anyone to easily find places in and around their surroundings. It works world wide and provides accurate and concise information. Continue reading »

3D Printing

3D Printing is really capturing my imagination.  And even gong beyond what I would expect.  Here are some stories that caught my eye this week.  Continue reading »

UGNN Facebook Update: : New Year Rumors, news and views — again

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Here we go — it’s another year wil lots of fun and stuff on Facebook! All the online talking heads are predicting an exciting 2015… and you know if it’s happening, the InfoManager will pass it on!

  • Facebook’s phony year-in-review: Here’s what a real timeline of “2014 on Facebook” looks like
  • Facebook has an empathy team to teach employees that users are human beings
  • Court Weighs Facebook’s Right to Challenge Search Warrants on Users’ Behalf
  • Facebook’s Trending news section is about to go mobile.
  • No dislike button for Facebook, declares Zuckerberg
  • Runa Khan jailed for Facebook Syria terror posts
  • Facebook offers solution to end drunken posts
  • . . . and more!

CAUTION Careful, it’s amazing how most of these web sites resort to cybercrime-style pop-up stalker links and screen-spam on all of these pages. Be very careful what you click.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for January 2015 2

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Rolling into the new year, there has been lots of noise from the government, and lots of lip-service from industry talking heads who think they know it all! Well among all the puff, and smoke and crap, eventually you’ll be able to eek out a fairly intelligent look at reality — cyber security is probably one of the most important issues of our generation. And as evidenced by over two decades of reporting, the InfoManager and UGNN keeps you in the loop . . .

  • Cybersecurity Without NSA Snooping: Does the White House Proposal Provide the Protections We Need?
  • France’s Online War On Terror Sympathizers And Extremists Has A New Cyber Security Cell
  • Obama’s Computer Security Solution is a Mishmash of Old, Outdated Policy Solutions
  • Obama and Cameron’s ‘solutions’ for cybersecurity will make the internet worse
  • The CENTCOM hack wasn’t a big deal, but don’t scoff at ISIS hackers just yet
  • Malware Containment Continues to Weigh Heavily on Organizations
  • NSA brags about turning the tables on cyberwarfare hackers
  • Florida colleges rush to create cybersecurity soldiers
  • US Coast Guard Addresses Maritime Cybersecurity Issues
  • How to Remove MacKeeper from Your Mac
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Net Neutrality : CISPA, FCC, Verizon, Fact-Checker, Congress, Washington, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality With security what it is, and the changing times in world attention to the internet, Net Neutrailty is becoming an even greater issue. We’ll keep you posted with the most important and the most interesting . . .

  • Verizon investors say net neutrality opposition could harm its reputation
  • Wash. Post Fact-Checker Shatters Enduring Net Neutrality Myth
  • Net Neutrality: Reddit, Activists Target All of Congress
  • Congressional Republicans unveil net neutrality bill
  • Sounds Like CISPA? Get Ready for Lobbying Overdrive
  • Another View: FCC should preserve net neutrality
  • Congress offers exit strategy on net neutrality
  • Lawmakers begin drafting net neutrality bills
  • Why Republicans Suddenly Love Net Neutrality
  • … and more!
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User Groups on Facebook 1-17-2015

Mac User Groups on Facebook Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook . . .
* The Macintosh Reimagined
* Save your Mac’s hard drive with DiskWarrior 5
* Getting the Most Out of Apple iOS 8
* How to set up the best privacy settings in iOS 8: Why Apple is objectively better than Google at respecting personal privacy
… and more ! Continue reading »

Unwanted Callers? Robo calls? Telemarketing?

Please go and look up unwanted calls to your iPhone at www.800Notes.com … 800notes is a FREE REVERSE PHONE NUMBER LOOKUP database built by YOU, its users. The strength is in our numbers – by sharing your pieces of information about unwanted telemarketing calls — you’re building a free and public phone number directory with information no other service can provide.  Try it, and share it!

First 10 Apps to Install on Your Mac

Glenn Fleishman, another Take Control author has this article on Macworld.com.  Not sure that I agree 100%, but these are certainly worth considering.  Continue reading »

Four text skills for every Mac user

Joe Kissell, one of my favorite Take Control authors has posted this article on Macworld.com.   Continue reading »

Typinator 6.4

 Perg, Austria – Ergonis Software has announced the release of Typinator 6.4, a new version of their popular text expander. Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.   Continue reading »