UGNN Facebook Update: changes in and out from gays to transgenders to rapists

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Facebook gets the last laugh and dupes 27 million users into using the Gay filter on their profile! But that’s just last week … lots of others too from stalkers to murder to huge profits and the typical Facebook stuff . . . .

  • Is Facebook’s Rainbow Filter Leading You to Censor What You Say About Gay Marriage?
  • How Facebook Taught One Transgender Man What It Feels Like To Be Totally Cut Off
  • Angry Austrian takes a hit in David and Goliath Facebook battle
  • Russian censorship official is censored by Facebook — reports
  • Pew study: Facebook major source of news for Millennials
  • Why you should stop waving the rainbow flag on Facebook
  • ‘That’s the shark’s house’. Facebook video goes viral
  • Why Facebook, Telepathy Don’t Mix
  • Facebook a force on gay marriage

CAUTION Careful, many of these sites employ stalker links, pop-ups and screen spam. Careful where you click . . . an don’t miss this week’s article on stalker links! over in Safenetting

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Apple InfoManager: Apple’s Confederate Flags, secrets, music fixes, payola and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Well we’ve seen a huge array of apple stuff recently, but the biggest buzz was all surrounding Apple Music — Taylor Swift stuck it in, Apple pulled it out, then Cook stepped in it and the ups and downs just keep rolling on and on. The InfoManager is there for’ya . . .

  • Apple to Pay Rightsholders for Apple Music Free Trials
  • 7 Savvy App Experts Reveal App Development Secrets
  • Tim Cook Calls for Confederate Flags to Be Removed
  • 5 issues we want Apple Music to fix
  • Seven iOS Web Browsers Compared

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Apple Music, Digital Music, NAMM, iTunes 12.2 and more

Apple Music Digital music, streaming music, music production and now Apple Music underscores the rapid growth of the whole online scene. We like to catch up from time to time and see what’s going on.

  • NAMM: charging solution for all iRig accessories using your iOS devices
  • Apple Music Limits Play to One Device at a Time, except Families
  • Tracks Unavailable to Stream on Apple Music
  • Tracks Unavailable to Stream on Apple Music
  • Apple Music is a Brand, Not a Feature
  • What’s New in iTunes 12.2
  • How to Hide Apple Music

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News from Kirkville: the iTunes tips, tricks and news

Kirk McElhearn is the Ask the iTunes Guy Our good friend Kirk McElhearn sends all kinds of great tips all the time, and with the new Music, he really deserves the “iTunes Guy” moniker he’s achieved

  • If You Don’t Own an iPhone, the Apple Watch Will Cost You at Least $900
  • The iTunes Guy Looks at Cleaning Up Your iTunes Library and More
  • Thoughts on the Future of the Apple Watch Edition (the Gold One)
  • Too Many Weird Words in Your iOS Auto-Correct Dictionary?
  • How to View the Sizes of Files Stored on Dropbox

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The Banana Jr.

This is an old post on RetroMacCast.ning.com from 2010.  It is pictures of an actual Banana Jr. 6000 which was featured as a “Mac” type computer in the comic strip “Bloom County” which was written by Berkeley Breathed.   Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook July 4, 2015

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • Dymo Labelwriter TWIN Turbo
  • Which came first, Office for Mac, or Office for Windows?
  • Ask Siri what is zero divided by zero.

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2015: Top Ten Browsers

TopTenReviews.com has provided this rating service.
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GoMark

MADE IN AMERICA Hermosa Beach, California – App designers Blacksand Apps Studio Inc. released the new GoMark App for iPhone. GoMark instantly and intuitively labels photos with the time they were taken, the place taken, date, and even altitude and temperature. Continue reading »

Safenetting Cybersecurity : NSA, China, cyberattacks, cyber espionage and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report This week there’s good news and bad news. As the Chinese shift their focus from space war to cyber war, everyone else, including our elected leaders, are preoccupied with gay pride and the Confederate flag. But some of us realize the relentless attacks against the free world actually are more important than gay marriage. The cyberwars are coming, and U.S. complacency makes us easy targets!
But at least you’ll be on top of things because you follow the InfoManager Safenetting Cybersecurity Updates!

  • U.S. cybersecurity chief Michael Rogers says NSA obeys the law in fighting online attacks
  • Kaspersky Exec Talks Cyberattacks, APT’s, Cyber Espionage And Cybersecurity
  • Chinese Military Officially Shifts Focus to Cyberwarfare and Space Warfare
  • Girl Scouts get hands-on lessons in cyber security at CSUSB
  • Cybersecurity breaches have Midlanders looking for answers
  • Cybersecurity experts try to predict hackers’ next moves
  • Why Complacency Is Killing Cyber Security Strategy
  • U.S., China agree to cybersecurity code of conduct
  • ‘Cyber security act to rob freedom of speech’
  • Dark side of the Internet of Things

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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Safenetting : Malware vulnerability, ransomware, Adobe Flash malware and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report There’s no surprise that the criminal world is focused on staying one step ahead of everyone else. It’s all about money — and if they can extract a dime for themselves while destroying your computer, they have no remorse and no conscience.

  • Facebook Strengthens Security By Launching New Tool For Removing Malware
  • Adobe Flash Uses Vulnerability on Microsoft Windows to Create Codes
  • Hackers exploit MacKeeper flaw with new Mac OS malware
  • Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code
  • Disabling auto start on Adobe flash player video
  • Google Will Reduce Accidental Mobile Ad Clicks
  • FBI Alert: $18 Million in Ransomware Losses
  • A Busy Week for Ne’er-Do-Well News

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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User Groups on Facebook June 27, 2015

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • June Meeting Notes
  • This hot accessory turns your iPhone into a thermal camera
  • Take photos like a pro: Everything to know about your iPhone camera

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article.
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Mobile Mouse on your wrist with the Apple Watch

MADE IN AMERICA Miami, Florida – RPA Technology has released Mobile Mouse 3.3.1, an iOS 8 optimized update, featuring an all new app for the Apple Watch. Mobile Mouse instantly transforms your iOS device into a wireless mouse, remote, keyboard, and much more for your Mac or PC. Continue reading »

70+ Best Free Alternatives

Ruchita Bamane posted this list of software that are alternatives to commercial software on June  13th on The Unlearner blog.

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Default Folder X 4.7.2

MADE IN AMERICA Default Folder IconDenver, Colorado – St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 4.7.2. This version of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs provides a fix for a bug in Mac OS 10.10.3 that causes some file dialogs in Adobe Photoshop and xb to grow larger and larger. It also addresses a bug which can cause Default Folder X to freeze and fixes several compatibility issues.  Continue reading »

Safenetting : A Word from MacKeeper

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We’ve heard a lot lately about ‘MacKeeper’ virus or malware, and how the pop-ups contain what’s called “Scare Ads” or “Ransom Ware” — in fact, Safenetting.com has even posted several alerts about this both here and in our Pinterest installation. Well, this week we got a leter from Rich Mullikin, APR for Rocket Science, the makers of MacKeeper. And we quote :

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