Archive for October, 2015

Animated Biography of Steve Jobs

This video is an animation that was created by employees of the QuartSoft’s Marketing Department. What makes it especially interesting is that there is a second part that shows what else is going on at that time in other parts of the industry.

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Open Office Macros

Have you decided to use Open Office instead of the Microsoft product?  Did you know that Open Office has macros?   Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook 10/31/2015

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 . . .

  • Watch a flying iPhone raise $1.5 million on national television
  • How to Stop Spotlight Stalling & Beachballs
  • Make a beautiful visual story. In minutes. | Adobe Slate
  • Macbook Pro Slower after updating to latest versions of Safari, iTunes, and that Apple security update.

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myTuner Radio App for Apple TV

 Porto, Portugal – The myTuner Radio team has announced the release of myTuner Radio 4.2.2, an important update to their premium mobile and desktop radio streaming app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac and Windows. myTuner Radio was launched as a universal app for the new Apple TV! Continue reading »

Write an inspiring message today, get it tomorrow — note to self

 iOS app, Tomorrow helps record inspiring messages today, get it tomorrow Moments of inspiration and motivation are fleeting. Paper and pen, which are quite handy, lack the spontaneity matched by these moments. The developer behind Tomorrow is pleased to announce the launch of an app that provides an easy way to record inspirational thoughts and messages which are sent to your future self.

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Ad Blockers: Real help for the most annoying thing in the world of technology — advertising

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iPad Apps InfoManager for blocking ads and offensive content In a number of studies and surveys, internet users list ‘online advertising’ as their top dislike. One survey by WebDesign-Review.com a few years back asked : “You know your web site sucks if . . . ” and the number ONE way to tell if a web site sucks is if there’s advertising. Because bandwidth is so precious in the mobile world, developers are waking up to this and beginning to realize how truly horrible online advertising really is.

  • Blockr – Privacy, Media and Ad Blocker for Safari
  • 1Blocker – Block ads, tracking scripts, anything
  • Weblock – AdBlock for apps and websites
  • True AdBlock for iOS is finally here!
  • Freedom – Ad Blocker
  • Clear Ad Blocker

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New WhereNotes App for Apple Watch Introduces Location-Based Notes

 New WhereNotes App for Apple Watch Introduces Location-Based Notes Juicy Bits, maker of three App Store Best of the Year award winners and two Editors’ Choice apps, released WhereNotes for iPhone and Apple Watch. WhereNotes makes it easy for users to remember photos, text, and audio recordings for a specific location and quickly recall those items when they return. It’s like having a private notebook at each place they visit.

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Today in History Launches updates for iOS and Android

 Today in History Launches updates for iOS and Android Today in History, which launched in 2009, provides users with a visual and text time capsule of what transpired on any particular day in history – everything from fascinating facts, to interesting tidbits, to “strange-but-true” trivia, and more. In total, Today in History’s database has over 150,000 historical facts, and more are added regularly by Downshift LLC staff.

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How do you clone your hard drive?

I just came across a 2007 article on cloning your Mac hard drive.  The author dutifully mentions SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner, both of which I have recommended in the past.   Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook 10/24/2015

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  • MacKeeper buyers ask for refunds in droves following lawsuit
  • Handy iPhone tip
  • Now we know why IT support hate Macs
  • New Apple TV arriving next week

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Easy Spending – Personal Finance App

Tekton Technologies has announced the release and availability of Easy Spending Expense Tracker 4.6, a major update to their comprehensive and easy-to-use money tracker for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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Turntable for Mac

MADE IN AMERICA New York, New York – Longtime independent developer, Andrew Kaz has announced the release of Turntable for Mac OS X, a new kind of Music Player. Turntable revolutionizes the music player software interface. Rather than ‘computer linear’ like iTunes, Turntable is fully visual, full-on immersive – It features nothing but Albums, Album Art, and Artists. Continue reading »

Tripwire Comments on New Zero-Day Exploit Affecting Adobe Flash

There is a new zero-day exploit that affects Adobe Flash even though a new patch was recently released. Adobe expects to release a patch on this next week. Cyber criminals are using a previously unknown vulnerability to install malware on end users’ computers. The attacks have been directed mostly at government agencies as part of an espionage campaign being employed by a group known as Pawn Storm. Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook October 17, 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 . . .

  • New Apple Products
  • How to uninstall Flash Player from your Mac
  • A Chorus of I Told You So’s

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Apple User Group Bulletin

How many of you still read the Apple User Group Bulletin and distribute it to your membership? There are some really good deals and a lot of information to help you run your group.   Continue reading »