Archive for April, 2015

Mariner Software

MADE IN AMERICAMinneapolis, Minnesota – What began very small and with just two specialized products, Mariner Software is now an industry-recognized leader of Mac OS, Windows and iOS software applications. Proudly celebrating 25 years in business, Mariner has been developing superior products for the creative writing, as well as the home and office markets.   Continue reading »

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

This article by Rob LeFebvre  on Cult of Mac is another list of tips.  How many do you know?  Continue reading »

MileWiz 1.6

 San Francisco, California – SilverWiz has announced the release of MileWiz 1.6, an update to their popular automatic mileage tracker for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. MileWiz is designed for everyone driving their personal car for business, charity, medical or moving purposes. It’s an automated mileage tracker that generates IRS-proof mileage logs, and helps claim tax deductions after qualifying miles. It’s an app that puts money back into your pocket.   Continue reading »

Apple Watch InfoManager: status of next generation payment technologies

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers The Apple Watch is the next big thing, according to Beyonce Knowles. She’s the first celebrity to be seen wearing the coveted gold Apple Watch. But she won’t be the only one wearing the newest gadget. 67% of Americans plan to get the watch today! Continue reading »

All about twitter, facebook, streaming video, periscope and meerkats

Kirk McElhearn is the Ask the iTunes Guy I discovered meerkats when working on the next Facebook upadate. The rumor mill is buzzing about Facebook buying “Meerkat”. I had to take a look. So, what is a meerkat again? According to Wikipedia, the meerkat or suricate (Suricata suricatta) is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. And, don’t even ask me about the weasel and the woodpecker . . . Ooooooo-kaaaay, where is this going?

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : DoD, Pentagon, Cyber-warfare rulebook, The Tools, Cybersecurity Framework and more


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Torturing news keeps hitting and hitting — who is hacking how and what attacks have done what damage! It’s a dangerous world on the internet, folks, one you’ll want to be prepared for! Follow along:

  • Why the Pentagon is publishing cyber-warfare rulebook – if China hasn’t hacked it
  • Michigan real estate officials warn of phishing scam that cost one buyer $25,000
  • Mobile phishing attacks on US financial institutions revealed (video)
  • DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque
  • Clarity needed to cultivate next-gen cybersecurity workforce
  • Feeling Safe? Try Attending Internet Security Conference
  • Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy in Silicon Valley
  • Cybersecurity At RSA: All About The Tools, No Trouble?
  • Pentagon Announces New Strategy for Cyberwarfare
  • Industry wary of House-passed cyber bills
  • Adopting the Cybersecurity Framework
  • Inside the Cybersecurity Nexus
  • … and more!

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iPad InfoManager : iPad Pro, leaks, specs, rumors, Galaxy Tab, Microsoft

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers It’s been a while since we had an iPad update, and it seems the new phones and the watch are taking all the limelight. But now there’s a low hum beginning to turn into a buzz as the tablet market gets some new twists. Of course, we’re on it

  • The 12.9-Inch iPad Pro? The latest leaks, specs, features & release date rumors here!
  • Apple iPad Pro release date, price and specs rumours – launching in September?
  • iPad Mini 4 Release Date Rumors: Slim Apple Tablet Out October? [Rumors]
  • Galaxy Tab S2 Might Be Samsung’s Thinnest Tablet: Thinner Than iPad Air?
  • Apple Inc. iPad Air 2 Tolls against Microsoft Organization’s Surface 3
  • Apple iPhone and iPad: SSL-gap makes DoS attacks possible
  • Bug exposes 1,000 iPhone and iPad apps to possible hacks
  • Here’s how much it costs to be an Apple early adopter
  • 10 More Things to Know About the iOS 8.3 Update
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong with Apple Stock?
. . . and more!

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Wearable Tech: Black Ops, High-Fashion, Pitfalls, medical, doctors, memory and more

InfoManager : Wearable Technology news Technology is making inroads into everyday life from the fashion scene to the medical scene. So it’s always fun to catch up on new horizons — it’s our duty! Oh, speaking of duty, don’t miss the video below!

  • The Future Of Wearable Tech Gets Scary … ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3’
  • Local Innovators Seek Public’s Help to Launch Live Streaming App
  • Hussein Chalayan’s High-Fashion Take on Wearable Technology
  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Wearable Technology
  • Wearable tech will soon be under your skin
  • McLaren keeping doctors on the right track
  • The Memory Of Watches
  • . . . and more!
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User Groups on Facebook April 25, 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 . . .

  • Apple Updates Long List of Apps With Bug Fixes as Keynote for iOS Gains Apple Watch Controls
  • Reunion for Macintosh
  • How to Permanently Erase Files on OS X

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MacStock 2015

On this past week’s Macbreak Weekly, guest Don McAlilster of Screencasts Online, mentioned that he would be attending this event on June 20th in Woodstock, IL but according the MacStock web site is actually in Crystal Lake. Both of these are Chicago suburbs. Continue reading »

Dan Rodney

Dan Rodney has a blog with a number of good hints & tips for Mac and iOS users.  Continue reading »

SMS Export Plus

has announced the release of SMS Export Plus 1.7, their app exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. The texts on your iPhone are now one of your most important forms of communication with your friends, family, loved ones. Maybe a friend sent you a funny joke that you want to save or maybe you need to make a backup of a text for legal purposes or may be running low on storage space?. Continue reading »

How to Remove Adware From Your Mac Followup

Last week, we published the “How to Remove Adware From Your Mac” article.  Our friend Randy Singer commented to us in a post in the AUGD List the following:  Continue reading »

StockWatch For Apple Watch helps you watch your stocks

 Toughturtle LLC Announces StockWatch For Apple Watch I know there are stock mavins out there who have to live on the edge of their portfolios . . . spending yourself rich on the stock market ain’t a bad way to go . . . so here’s STOCKWATCH a new iOS App for the Apple Watch and it’s one tough little turtle!

StockWatch is compatible with the highly-anticipated Apple Watch, enabling users to track the performance of their investments via personalized watchlists and portfolios, including portfolio gains/losses totals.

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You need a Simple Packing List for iOS Watch? Here it is.

 Dejal introduces Watch app for Pack - Simple Packing List for iOS I would have to assume that you probably already know how to pack for travel. But many people like lists so they don’t forget something they’ll have to buy when they get there. So maybe you’ll be needing the Pack app.

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