Calculator Widget Question on UGNN Facebook

Last week, I had a long time user group person ask the following question on the UG InfoManger page on Facebook:

“Can someone help me with a Yosemite problem? When I open Dashboard the screen sort of changes to a new “space.” As I often use the Calculator and want to see the files behind it to see the numbers, I can’t do that anymore! Is there way to keep my desktop visible when in Dashboard? Put me down as a NOT a fan of Yosemite!! Thanks!”  Continue reading »

American Express Phishing Spam

  BEWARE email like this ... If you get spam like this DO NOT CLICK … Always report to the bank or institution.  Forward any American Express phishing to : spoof@AmericanExpress.com … in many cases, the “spoof@” address works.  Or simply search Google for “Spam Phishing” and the name of the institution. They all want you to help, and they all want to get rid of cybercrime. SHARE or TWEET this! Thanks for reading      

PDFpen 2 Embraces iOS 8 with New Professional-level Features

 PDFpen 2 Embraces iOS 8 with New Professional-level Features PDFpen 2, a new version of a popular PDF editor developed for iPhone and iPad devices. PDFpen 2 is fully optimized for iOS 8 with an all new look and feel which runs on both iPad and iPhone. The enhanced toolbar and new editing bar make popular writing and highlighting features easy to access, with minimal taps. Whether you’re in an airport terminal or a client’s office, edit your PDFs with PDFpen on your iPad and iPhone.

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Food & Beverages: Bar, Bourbon and Drinking apps for iPad, iPhone, iOS

bar and bourbon apps

iPad and iPhone Apps Just about any hobby or passtime you can think of now has a bushel of apps. Well, there aren’t that many for bourbon, but the ones that are out there are quite well done. At a gathering the other evening the topic of drinking came up — and someone asked what apps are available. We went hunting. . . .

  • Elite Whiskeys – The Ultimate Whiskey Experience
  • Your Whiskey Companion — Distiller
  • 8,500+ Drink & Cocktail Recipes
  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail App
  • Bourbon Enthusiast
  • Whisky Log
  • . . . and more!
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PhatWare Unveils Penquills: 2-in-1 Custom Keyboard for iPhones

 PhatWare Unveils Penquills: 2-in-1 Custom Keyboard for iPhones PhatWare has a revolutionary two-in-one custom keyboard for iPhones which utilizes PhatWare’s state-of-the-art handwriting recognition. Penquills combines two different handwriting recognition technologies in a single application – single character recognition input when iPhone screen is in portrait mode as well as free-style “natural” handwriting recognition in landscape. Penquills can be set as a system iOS keyboard and used with any iPhone app and is localized in four languages: English (US and UK), German, French, and Spanish.

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Text Recover and Print iMessages/SMS

 Aadi Zetta Techsoft Pvt Ltd has introduced its new app, Export Messages. The texts on your iPhone are now one of your most important forms of communication with your friends, family, loved ones. iCloud backup won’t save your text messages in the backup; it is impossible to recover messages once your phone gets lost, broken, etc. Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook February 28, 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 . . .

  • Photos replaces iPhoto on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3
  • Mobile Printing App ‘Printer Pro’ Named Apple’s Free App of the Week
  • Apple to overhaul Genius Bar, changing appointments and using phones as pagers
  • Apple makes iWork apps available to users without any Apple devices

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Net Neutrality : FCC bill passes, neutrality wins, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality It may be over, and it may not. The dirty little secret is no matter what the FCC or the government does, it still remains to be enforced. . . and it only applies to firms inside the U.S. So as we’ve said all along, there’s a lot more to be afraid of than net neutrality. But if Steve is okay with it, how bad can it be, right? Then, we’ll also play three videos to illustrate three different points of view on the new result. By now you should know everything there is to know about net neutrality.

  • Net Neutrality Rules Giving Cover to $45 Billion Comcast-TWC Merger
  • Net Neutrality Preserved: FCC Makes the Internet a Public Utility
  • Net Neutrality Wins And Why You Shouldn’t Celebrate At All
  • Net neutrality: What’s next after the FCC’s landmark vote?
  • ‘Old guard’ civil rights groups blew it on net neutrality
  • Will Net Neutrality Strengthen Netflix’s “House of Cards?”
  • Net Neutrality: A Victory for Digital Innovation
  • FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan Explained
  • What is Net Neutrality: Explained
  • … and more!

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for March 2015

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report February was a busy month, and it’s tough to keep up with everything in the security world. Aside from Net Neutrality, the security situation gets more and more grave with each passing day. If you’re following UGNN, here are some of the highlights since our last update.

  • John Prisco Aims To Revolutionize Cyber Security By Attacking At The Source
  • The White House officially launches its new cyber warfare agency
  • US ups pressure on China to nix ‘troubling’ cybersecurity rules
  • UAE companies investing more in cyber warfare capabilities
  • The New Battleground in the U.S.-Iranian Covert War
  • Suits and Hoodies: The Two Cybersecurity Cultures
  • Phishers strike routers as hackers get smarter
  • Problems with Cyber Arms Control
  • Arms Control for a Cyberage
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Apple Watch InfoManager: Tim Cook, Gold and Diamonds, electonic car keys and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers We’ve waited through the beginning of the year, and things are pretty quiet. Now Apple is about to roll out the iWatch and things start heating up… from diamonds to starting your car, the watch is going to make big waves in a few days!
Here ‘s the news:

  • Tim Cook says Apple Watch will replace electronic car keys, confirms Apple Store revamp
  • Not sure which Apple Watch to buy? Here’s every single model Apple will make
  • Swiss watchmakers debut first luxury smartwatches ahead of Apple Watch
  • Should Tim Cook be telling people what Apple Watch can do?
  • Why Technophiles Will (Or Won’t) Buy An Apple Watch
  • Check Out This Diamond-Encrusted Apple Watch
  • Apple Watch event announced for March 9th
  • Driver, Start Your — Apple Watch?
  • … and more
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Best Mac Antivirus Software

As part of an article titled Best Antivirus Software and Apps 2015, Tom’s Guide has made its recommendations for the Macintosh.   Continue reading »

Siri Commands to Manage Texts, Emails, and More

This article is from Lynda.com.  I didn’t even know they did articles, even though I have been a member for 2 or 3 years now.  (I just go straight to my video lessons.)  Continue reading »

Your Mac’s Dock

 

MakeUseOf has this article by Tom Brookes.  It is very basic, but could help new members/users understand the OS X Dock. Actual title there is “Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock.“  Continue reading »

How to use iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide

This article on iMore by Allyson Kazmucha appears to be something that MUGs could use to aid in developing a meeting program.

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User Groups on Facebook 2-21-2015

Mac User Groups on Facebook

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 . . .

  • Apple Corps of Dallas -New Web Site
  • Photoshop Celebrates 25th Anniversary With ‘Top 25 Under 25′ Artist Showcase
  • Apple makes iWork apps available to users without any Apple devices
  • How to identify a font, any font, anywhere you find it

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