Archive for April, 2014

UGNN InfoManager : ugly face of net neutrality back again! Maybe for one last time!

UGNN Net Neutrality If you remember UGNN coverage of Net Neutrality over the years, then you may remember our article “Net Neutrality Decade” … and next year it will truly be a decade. So, you thought that had all been laid to rest — but not. Now the whole issue has reared its ugly face again in the wake of all the publicity and public whinning over Aereo! Watch how quickly the status-quo public and government is so eager to quelsh new ideas. Oh well. But you know for sure, if it’s a happening in technology, UGNN InfoManager covers it! Follow along:
[_] The FCC’s new net neutrality rules will kill Aereo, even if the Supreme Court doesn’t
[_] After pledging to fight for net neutrality, Obama needs to show the FCC who’s boss
[_] Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality
[_] Opinion: FCC will seek comments about its latest net neutrality proposal
[_] Opinion: Will Wheeler’s Net neutrality rules lead to online toll lanes?
[_] Politico: Obama’s past stance in conflict with net neutrality proposal
[_] F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic
[_] What Do Net Neutrality Rules Mean For Web Users?
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Jessica Probus : Useful Websites

This article on BuzzFeed by Jessica Probus talks about some very interesting web sites that could also be very useful.   Continue reading »

Candy Apple Updated

MADE IN AMERICA San Francisco, California – MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, introduces version 1.2 of Candy Apple for Mac OS X, a tasty vector based graphic design and illustration app available on the Mac App Store and on the MacAppware website. For a limited time this new version is offered at 50% off to new customers, and current users can simply update for free through the Updates section of the App Store application on their Mac.   Continue reading »

5 Solutions to Mac Problems

This article on Tuts+ by Harry Guinness has a list of 5 pieces of software that can solve common problems on our Macs.   Continue reading »

Steve Jobs Quotes

Business Insider has this article listing 13 quotes from Steve Jobs.   Continue reading »

UGNN Safenetting Malware Report : April showers bring … misery


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We posted “another reason” in the web site, and invite you to Pin or Share it to get the word out. We’re not letting up on that issue either! As you can see from our continuing coverage of the cybercrime industry and evil stuff on the web, what we need is MORE Internet accountability, not less. The crime industry has moved to the mobile industry, but plenty of risk still threatens connected technology in all sectors. But if it’s important, you’ll find out about it here in the UGNN Safenetting malware infomanager
[_] Malware Peddlers Exploit Starbucks’ Name in New Malicious Campaign
[_] Bug in Microsoft Security Essentials Downs Windows XP Machines
[_] Smart Devices, Wearables Pose Security Risks for Consumers
[_] Bitcoin-Mining Android Malware Surfaces on Google Play
[_] Understanding The Top 5 Mobile Banking Trojans
[_] New Malware targets jailbroken iOS devices
[_] Men More Vulnerable to Mobile Malware
and more . . .

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Jumsoft’s Toolboxes

Jumsoft increased its product selection with the latest update of the Toolbox for Pages app. The update boosts the current range with 62 individual Pages templates, 2 packs of matching corporate-style templates, 5 clipart sets, 4 doodle themes, and 10 sets of icons. The designs are suitable for creating and illustrating brochures, cards, labels, and other types of personal or business content.  The new illustration sets are also available in Toolbox for Keynote.

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UGNN Facebook Update: : Facebook mirrors the world, problems and paradise

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Facebook news and reviews … the news is getting boring as Facebook becomes more and more like everyday life, the good, bad and the ugly. Since the marketers took over Facebook has seriously lost its ‘coolness’ factor, yet is becoming more popular! Let’s see :
[_] Facebook Example of Why Domains Are More Important to Businesses Than Social Media
[_] ‘Facebook Audience Network’ will deliver ads to mobile apps — report
[_] Facebook draws baseball battle lines in Southern California
[_] Facebook fight leads to pregnant woman being shot in stomach
[_] Facebook Keeps Getting More Addictive. Here’s How
[_] Facebook’s Nearby Friends Preys on Paranoia
[_] Facebook pictures catch thieving nanny
[_] Apple & Facebook Soar — Is 1900 Next?
. . . and more
CAUTION Careful, we’ve found a pop-up ad splash screens and other stalker links and screen-spam on all of these pages. Seems the news industry has now resorted to heavy screen-spam to make revenue! Be very careful what you click.

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Who will own the Internet if America gives it away? OR, is this the end of the Internet as we know it?

Whatch out for the Democrats! As many, including UGN, predicted in 1998, the rule of ICANN has now come to the brink of turning the management of the internet over to entities outside the U.S. who may not be friendly to the ideals of the Internet. InerNIC should never have been taken out of U.S. government control — and should have never changed the accountability structure of the internet, DNS and domain ownership. You are now witnessing historic moments that will provide proof that the Clinton administration made among others, one of the worst decisions in the history of modern mankind. Now, the Democrats, partnering with foreign pressure, want to erase the last vestiges of accountability.

Call your congressman and let them know NOT to turn the internet over to the United Nations.

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* Republicans urge administration to hit pause on Internet control transfer, push new bill
* Obama Administration Denies ‘Abandoning the Internet’
* House GOP leery of bid to end domain authority
* GOP Moves to Block U.S. Domain Name Shift
* GOP bill keeps US Internet control
and more . . .

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Microsoft Office for iPad apps

 Many people have been looking for Microsoft Office apps on the iPad for sometime now.  A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft finally released it.

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5 Tips for Better Passwords

Peter Cohen has written this article on iMore about how to provide better security though your passwords.   Continue reading »

How to Plan a Mobile App Project

Matt Blair posted this article on He has worked on more than a dozen apps for iOS.  This article covers insights he has gained over the last few years.   Continue reading »

SaveDrives – Car Dashboard Video Camera

MADE IN AMERICA Cupertino, California – Drivers who want to help reduce potential damage to their health and finances in the event of an accident, should download the innovative new no-cost app SaveDrivesCar Dashboard Video Camera & Help In Auto Accident from SellanApp.   Continue reading »

Packing Pro

 Packing Pro, a travel app for the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch by QuinnScape, is celebrating its 5th anniversary on the App Store. Originally based on the Packing (+TO DO!) app, which was released six months earlier, these apps were two of the first few thousand apps on the App Store, compared to the over one million that are currently there today.  Continue reading »

A Video Game that blends Action with Personal Debt Reduction

 A Video Game that blends Action with Personal Debt Reduction My Mountain of Debt is an innovative iOS app that helps consumers view and reduce their personal financial debts. The goal of My Mountain of Debt is to make paying off debt visual and fun so users will be more likely to stick to their debt reduction efforts. The need for such a service is considerable, with 2012 data reporting average household credit card debt of $15,328, and an average student loan balance of $34,703.

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