Archive for April, 2013

CISPA : Cybersecurity law pros and cons #2

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report For a number of years we’ve followed, advocated, and reported on all the failed legislation aiming to curb, and protect us from the ever growing cybercrime threat. Now the CISPA legislation has passed the house causing a huge rift between privacy advocates and security advocates. Many think we don’t need it. Others think we need it just different … and yet others think this is just what we need. The world is a changing place.

This is the second installment of our new infomanager: “Cybersecurity”
* Mt. Hood Community College responds to hot cyber-security field with a new degree program
* Staffing 360 (STAF) Releases Cyber Security Whitepaper Detailing Threats
* White House backs off mandatory cybersecurity standards for companies
* Cybersecurity strikeback will strike out in the private sector
* CISPA Is Dead. Now Let’s Do a Cybersecurity Bill Right
* Nurturing cyber security sector is ‘a key priority’
* CISPA: Cybersecurity bill stumbles in Senate
* China and US militaries talk cybersecurity
* US Navy warship cybersecurity ‘vulnerable’
and more . . .

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iPad InfoManager : more iPads, more rumors

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers The iPad InfoManager is following the rumore, and the next releases of iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 . . . these are among this week’s best tidbits …
* iPad 4 The Most Satisfactory Tablet According To Survey – iOS Doc
* Apple iPad Mini 2 Versus Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Which Will Win?
* iPad mini 2 release date nears : Specs , retina display a must
* Apple iPad loses tablet market share to Android, Windows 8
* Strategy Analytics: Apple iPad Retains Global Tablet Lead
* Apple iPad maintains strong Web traffic lead lead
* Has The iPad Met Its Match?
* 5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
. . . and more

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UGNN Facebook Update: losing its grip on the world? We’ll see

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook The Facebook info manager is on the trail of new moves from your favorite online network, Facebook. This issue may disappoint some with people jumping ship, outlaw names and social network threats
* No more fake names: German court sides with Facebook over pseudonym lawsuit
* Facebook says Jim Breyer won’t seek re-election to board of directors
* Facebook fatigue sets in with thousands abandoning the social network
* Internet troll admits Facebook threats to kill 200 Tennessee students
* Facebook and Twitter users will face jail over contempt of court
* Illegal for minors to open Facebook, Gmail accounts
* Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg: $845 million a year
* Amazon falls; Facebook, HP, Apple rise
* Why Facebook Bought Parse
. . . and more

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Google Maps for iPad Even Better With New EggMaps HD

Google Maps for iPad Even Better With New EggMaps HD Perth, Australia – Indie Developer, Mike Cunneen has released EggMaps HD 1.04 an iPad-only app that provides an easy interface to Google Maps, at full resolution. Until EggMaps HD, iPad users had resorted to using the website or iPhone versions of Google Maps (the latter at low-resolution, sometimes known as “pixel doubling” or “2x”).

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For Our Children’s Safety

For Our Children's Safety MADE IN AMERICAEvery good parent has asked the questions “Where is my child and are they safe?” CHILDTRAC has introduced a GPS Tracking System that gives parents the peace of mind by keeping them in touch with their loved ones. A FREE iPhone app for the parent and an affordable communication and GPS tracking device for the child is all that is needed to feel the Freedom, Security and Certainty that comes with knowing where your loved one is located and that they are safe.

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FileMaker Design Studios Scheduled for Oakland

FileMaker Design Studios Scheduled for Oakland The Craft of FileMaker announced they will be hosting their next Design Studio for FileMaker Developers June 4th – 6th in Oakland, California. This intensive, three day, learning experience will be lead by veteran FileMaker Developer’s Conference Speaker Don Levan, President of Vanguard Custom Software and Founder of the Craft of FileMaker.

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Free eBook Reveals How 27 Writers Published their Books as Book Apps

Free eBook Reveals How 27 Writers Published their Books as Book Apps MADE IN AMERICA“What is a Book App and Could YOU Create One? How 27 Writers Did!” is the new eBook that’s right for any writer or illustrator who is wondering if their book could be a book app for Apple or Android devices (like the iPad), and it’s Free to download from April 9th – April 13th.

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KansasFest 2013

  The 25th annual KansasFest is happening this July 23 – 28.  This year’s featured keynote speaker is Randy Wigginton. (Apple employee #6) For Apple II fans.

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macTuneUp 7.0

MADE IN AMERICA Omaha, Nebraska – Macware, a leading developer and publisher of Macintosh software, announced today it is preparing to release the new version of its top-selling Mac utility software, macTuneUpTM 7.0. As users continually want faster computers and more room to store their growing digital media, Macware has met these demands by constantly improving macTuneUp, as it has done with this new version. Continue reading »

12 Advanced iPad Tips for Educators

This article on “the Journal” web site offers 12 tip for Educators about using the iPad. (The Journal‘s subtitle is Transforming Education Through Technology.)  It starts off saying that there is more than 20,000 educational apps available for iOS.  The tips in this article assume iOS 6 is being used. (I do wonder about calling the tips “advanced”, but they are useful for the new user.) Continue reading »

Read Your News 1.9

MADE IN AMERICA   Gainesville, Florida – ONE Software announces erem – Read Your News 1.9 for iOS. erem enables users to read news from their choice of news sources from over 25 languages in over 12 languages in a format optimized for mobile devices. Unlike other news apps, erem app lets users to define keywords for celebrities, politicians, teams, etc. so that user gets news only related with their keywords. erem allows users to customize their news updates, includes Facebook and Twitter integration, and offers them the ability to discover, save and share their news. erem also lets users to import their RSS feeds from Google Reader in simple steps.  Continue reading »

Metropolis for Mac

Chiaro Software has announced Metropolis, its new WordPress client for Mac OS X. Metropolis comes with several features, like the possibility to edit posts and pages using a full featured (and usable) WYSIWYG editor and/or a HTML editor with syntax coloring support. It also allows you to edit, approve and reply to comments.   Continue reading »

Cyber Security — CISPA — voted by the House

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report For a number of years we’ve followed, advocated, and reported on all the failed legislation aiming to curb, and protect us from the ever growing cybercrime threat. Now the CISPA legislation has passed the house causing a huge rift between privacy advocates and security advocates. Yes, it’s a sticky problem. So here we begin our coverage of this bill and listen to both sides of the issue:
* House Passes Cybersecurity Law, GOP Rep Invokes Boston Bombing To Push For Passage
* Cyber Information Sharing & Protection Act (CISPA) Passes with Overwhelmingly
* SOPA Part II Or Not? Congress Taking Up Controversial New Cybersecurity Bill
* Chinese cyberspies have hacked most Washington institutions, experts say
* H.R. 624: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
* House approves controversial cybersecurity bill
* FERC reviews grid cybersecurity protection
* China’s aggressive effort … “Zero Day”
* Looking at the Future of Cybersecurity
* Petitions to block CISPA
and more . . .

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What happens to your digital estate and online holdings when you die?

Fred Showker The ‘boomer’ generation is reaching the phase of estate planning, and as we watch some of our fellow user group members and officers pass into the next world, we need to start thinking about our own digital estates. Fred Showker’s 60-Second Window this week addresses this whole subject, head on

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UGNN Malware Report for 1304-22

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report We’re reporting on the latest trends and hacks in your online security — we cannot understand why Google seems to turn a deft ear to all the bad things they’re pushing on the world through Google Play, and the various Google maleware on smart phones. The more we try to keep up . . . the more it demands. We’ve gotten a slew of new updates before we can even get this report to the web! Here goes :
* Family of “BadNews” malware in Google Play downloaded up to 9 million times
* Bing leads to 5 times more malware than Google? Not so, says Microsoft
* Malware and financial fraud alert in wake of Boston Marathon tragedy
* Russian malware mines bitcoins via botnet, security firm warns
* Hackers exploit Texas tragedy to spread malware
* Raid on cyber cafes & ATMs
and more . . .

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