Archive for February, 2011

iPad Infomanager 1103-01

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers News is getting hotter and hotter about iPad 2, plus some other goodies …
* Local Catholic high school to give Apple iPads to freshmen
* iPad 2, Pricing Could Spell Doom for Motorola Xoom
* Four Signs of Honeycomb’s Rush to Compete With Apple’s iPad
* Top 5 Apple iPad 2 rivals in the 7-inch tablet category [PHOTOS]
* Apple gets onboard with 4G LTE for iPad 2?
* Motorola Xoom Gets Solid Early Reviews Despite Price
* Apple iPad, iOS influences show in Mac OS X preview
* iPad 2: Thunderbolt Port Is Apple’s Secret Weapon?
* No SD Card Reader or Higher Resolution Display For Apple iPad 2 …

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Home & Health Apps

One thing is for sure: none of us is getting any younger. As the adult population matures, so do health issues. Your iPhone, iPod and iPad can become your best health advocate. Here are some selected apps for home & health
* Limit Time Kids Spend in Front of TV
* Know the Right Bite
* Transform Stress into Creative Productive Energy
* iPad Motion Doctor Helps Prevent Pain
* SayMedicine: Medical Pronunciations
* Prostate Health App for iPhone
* Core Fitness
* Diabetes Management on the iPhone
* Help for Coumadin/Warfarin Users
* Take your medication on time …

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Losing your attachments?

Attachments - Easily find and use files you've been emailedDon’t you hate it when you remember getting an attachment, but don’t remember who sent it, when, or the name. In previous OS, you could simply just create an alias of the “attachments” folder and keep it handy. The other day I had that problem, so did a search for “attachments” — amongst the 535-thousand files on my 10.6.5 OSX, there was ONE called “attachments.” It is empty, and belongs to Microsoft! Sometimes the lack of intelligence in OSX, or rather OSX programmers, amazes me.

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Stylish ‘handle’ for your Mac

Creativity Different launches a Kickstarter Project - the mBrace We’ve seen many handle gizmos for use with your laptop, but this one is probably the most stylish. The mBrace is a simple accessory for your Macbook Pro designed to improve the comfort and convenience of carrying a notebook around the office, on campus or anywhere you take your Mac.

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Safari Prairiefire

Balooba Software posts major update to Safari Prairiefire for Mac OS X Balooba Software, the makers of Mac OS X titles such as Bubblegym, Mirror Widget and the iOS apps Skip Ahead and Babylooba, have rolled out Safari Prairiefire version 1.5.0, which represent a major upgrade of the software.

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IMHO – Contingency Plans

When I was program chair for user groups, I always had a back up plan to use when a vendor didn’t show up as scheduled. At times, that involved having a program ready for me to present. Such topics as “Mac Utilities”, “Trouble Shooting the Mac” and “Keeping your Mac Healthy” were easy for me to do at a drop of the hat in those days.
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iCentral – The RapidWeaver News App for iOS

pic RapidWeaver Central has released the first version of their iCentral news app, dedicated to RapidWeavers who want to keep their finger firmly on the RapidWeaver community pulse.
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A Humorous Reasoning Test

pic Developed by Information Security Center Ltd., Smoordie IQ Pro isn’t just a reasoning test. Despite being packed with humor and supposedly nonsensical words, it is a real psychological test that assesses users’ performance in logical reasoning area. This test “for grown-ups and really smart kids” is now available as an application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
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32 Free Web Applications

This article by Stelian Subotin was published on January 18th. He lists 32 applications that are free or have a trial version, that you can use to develop web sites.
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For Deal Hunters

pic Most of you are aware that I am a bargain hunter. I was really interested in the app that provides links to such deal web sites as Deals.Woot, DealNews, FatWallet, DealsPlus, Tech Bargains and SlickDeals. (And more.) Deal.iz.io or Dealizio is a deal finding mobile application that launched in the Apple App store on 2/10/2011. This app aggregates deals from major deal websites (like Fatwallet, deals.woot, and slickdeals) and delivers them in an easy-to-read “river of deals”, that just so happens to neatly fit in the palm of your hand. This iOS application was built for the deal hunter, the frugal shopper, and pretty much anyone else who wishes to get the most out of their hard earned cash.
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Internet Crime Trends – 02/24/11

The Latest Report – Non-delivery of payment or merchandise. Scams impersonating the FBI. Identity theft.

These were the top three most common complaints made to the joint FBI/National White Collar Crime Center’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) last year, according to its just-released 2010 Internet Crime Report. The report also includes a state-by-state breakdown of complaints.

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Lion: Mission Control

UGNN links for Apple Macintosh computing newsApple® has released a developer preview of Mac OS® X Lion, which takes some of the best ideas from iPad™ and brings them back to the Mac® for the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Lion features Mission Control, an innovative new view of everything running on your Mac; Launchpad, a new home for all your Mac apps; full screen apps that use the entire Mac display; and new Multi-Touch gestures. Lion also includes the Mac App Store℠, the best place to discover, install and automatically update Mac apps.

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MacBook Pro: Next Generation

UGNN links for Apple Macintosh computing newsApple® has updated the MacBook® Pro family with next generation processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera. Featuring the very latest dual-core and quad-core Intel Core processors, the entire MacBook Pro line is up to twice as fast as the previous generation.*

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Apple Mac Infomanager 1102-21

UGNN links for Apple Macintosh computing newsThe lead story here reminded me that we hadn’t had a MAC update in several weeks… time to catch up : * An inside look at the original Macintosh
* America After Steve Jobs
* Ebay Beats Apple In Top 50 Brands In Social Media
* Twitter-to-Facebook: Hello?
* The Macalope Weekly: A Subscription… to Evil!
* Three MacOS Tips and One Vista Whimper…
* How Apple’s New Subscriptions Stack up to the Competition
* Lego Universe
* MacTech Boot Camp Adds Four More Cities
* The perfect link for User Group Newsletter Editors
Have fun and don’t forget to send yours in!

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iPad InfoManager 1102-21

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Seems that everywhere I go, someone flips out an iPad. I usually leave mine at home, but the popularity of iPad is obvious – and everyone is waiting on iPad2. Interesting posts this week:
* Apple iPad 2 Screen Protector Confirms Camera and Home Button
* Apple iPad update to add smart bezel touch controls
* Apple iPad 6-inch Model Possibly On Its Way
* Report: Apple Subscription Model Under Antitrust Scrutiny
* An iPad for $2.82, or illegal gambling?
* Apple iPad 2 Challengers, More Android Tablets
* Apple iPad 2 And iPhone 5 Touch Panels Shortage may affect Production
* Vogue Struts its Stuff on iPad
* MPs can’t purchase iPads with taxpayers money
* Tablet Wars Heating Up … and more

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