Archive for December, 2015

Musicality 3 for Mac

MADE IN AMERICA Swarthmore, Pennsylvania – Industrious One has announced the release of Musicality 3 for Mac. Musicality breaks your music out of the browser, with desktop conveniences like keyboard shortcuts and notifications, powerful AirPlay streaming, and a new iOS remote. Take control of over a dozen popular music websites including Pandora Radio, Google Play Music, Spotify, and more.   Continue reading »

Apple InfoManager: Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone updates

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers It’s Christmas time and the world is buzzing about all kinds of Apple news from a new watch to a new iPad with lots of juicy rumors, tips, tricks and even some politics. If it’s happening in the world of Apple … it’s happening here:

  • Would You Head Back Home If You Forgot Your Wallet? Your Keys? Your Apple Watch?
  • Apple iPhone responsible for more than 30% of photos uploaded to Flickr this year
  • How To Get Retina Flash On iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s And Other Unsupported Models
  • iPhone 5 Lawsuit: Apple Ignored Defect Resulting in AT&T Data Overcharges
  • Changes At Apple Hint At An Even Greater Level Of Vertical Integration
  • Apple iPad Pro first impressions: The One Device To Replace Them All?
  • Why You Should Take Advantage of iPhone Fears and Buy More Apple
  • iPad Air 3 release news: Apple Watch 2, iPhone 6c may release
  • Why Apple Must Overhaul Smartphone Series With iPhone 7
  • Apple’s Tim Cook calls overseas tax rap ‘political crap’
  • Eleven 3D Touch shortcuts in Messages for iPhone
  • Apple Watch 2: What To Expect?
  • Apple Watch 2
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TeenShield Releases iOS Parental Monitoring for a Dangerous Internet

 TeenShield Releases iOS Parental Monitoring for a Dangerous Internet Retina-X Studios, the provider of child monitoring solutions since 2003, announces a sophisticated new service TeenShield for parents to track their child’s iPhone and iPad smartphone and tablet activities to protect them from a dangerous online world. The system is used to combat cyberbullying, sexting, dangerous meet-ups, tech addiction and sextortion.

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User Groups on Facebook 12/19/2015

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 . . .

  • The High Cost of Wasted Printer Ink
  • Photo
  • Nearly one third of all photos uploaded to Flickr in 2015 were taken on an iPhone
  • This Infographic Shows You How to Delete Yourself from the Internet 

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Sites Discovered By InfoManager 12/19/2015

Here are some websites that I came across in my travels this week.  Continue reading »

Offline Pages for Mac 1.0

MADE IN AMERICA Seattle, Washington – Codium Labs has announced the release of Offline Pages for Mac 1.0, one of the most advanced and intelligent offline browsers available on any platform. Offline Pages allows saving almost any website for offline use. Offline Pages Pro for iOS has been available for 5 years, and has been downloaded over 300,000 times, saving over 3.5 million unique web pages for our users. The popular offline browsing app is now available on the Mac, allowing users on the desktop platform to save favorite sites for offsite browsing.   Continue reading »

eCard Express 4.0

 Mississauga, Canada – Bartsoft Inc., a Canadian based company, has announced the release of the 5 Year Anniversary update for eCard Express iPhone and eCard Express HD iPad applications, version 4.0. The total selection of available high quality e-cards for each application is now 350.  Continue reading »

Safenetting : Malware is coming after your Apple products — you may as well get ready !

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We used to get about one or two tips on Mac malware a month. Now there are dozens. We try to weed out the real from the myth, but they’re all getting more and more documented. A credible threat is something people need to pay attention to!

  • Malware found on Guardian article that asks if cybercrime is out of control
  • Homeless in Vancouver: RLO spoofing is another Internet security reverse
  • All eyes on the jailbroken as iOS, Mac OS X threat level ratchets up
  • Malware Targeting Apple To Rise In 2016, Experts Warn
  • A free, almost foolproof way to check for malware
  • Apple Products Increasingly Targeted by Malware
  • Keep It Cool: Making the Mac Malware-Free

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click! Use the
Click firefox reader mode the Firefox ‘READER’ to avoid screen spam on this site!

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Cyber Secutiry Update : Trends from 2014, Security Bill, Cybersecurity policy and more !

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report As the holiday season grinds on, so do the cyber crooks and their relentless quest to steal your money. We’ve had all kinds of attempted breaches this week — including some old scams we haven’t seen in years. It seems they’re trying anything to get you to react.

  • Are you immune? Protecting data in the new era of cyber-threat
  • Final cyber security bill paves way for the surveillance state
  • What lies beneath? The top cyber security trends of 2015
  • Can National Security Advisor settle cybersecurity feud?
  • Big Investments In Cybersecurity A Must, GCs Say
  • Cybersecurity alert: Grinch lurks in e-shopping
  • State finally publishes cybersecurity policy

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click! Use the
Click firefox reader mode the Firefox ‘READER’ to avoid screen spam on this site!

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UGNN Facebook Update: addicted, Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, ACLU, Hate Speech, commenting and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Facebook is getting more and more boring as people seem to withdraw into their own little worlds. If it weren’t for politics, most Facebook people would have nothing to talk about until the next drive-by media fad hits the streets. Most people seem to be wearing blinders, beating the same old horse over and over. But there are lots of really interesting things going on — it’s just too bad 99% of the Facebook population is lacking inquisitive creativity! Oh well, no matter how dull they are, the InfoManager will help sort it all out . . .

  • Why Am I Addicted To Facebook? Here’s Why You Haven’t Deleted Your Account, According To Science
  • How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans to Dispose of a Lifetime Supply of Taco Bell Gorditas
  • Facebook reportedly made an exception to its hate speech policy for Donald Trump
  • Facebook post about shooting Trump supporters prompts ACLU member’s resignation
  • Facebook Post on Hate Speech Incident on Chicago Bus Goes Viral
  • Have Facebook friends who like Donald Trump? You can find out!
  • Facebook tests ‘A friend is writing a comment’

CAUTION Careful, many of these sites employ stalker links, pop-ups and screen spam. Careful where you click . . . an don’t miss the article on stalker links! over in Safenetting

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User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending December 12, 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 . . .

  • How to Block in App Purchases on Apple TV 2015
  • Cortona on iOS
  • Apple Maps now used 3x as often as Google Maps on iOS, serving 5B requests per week
  • Take Control Books Catch Up with Apple Releases

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Pixelmatr for iPad Pro

 Vilnius, Lithuania – Pixelmator Team has announced a major update to the Pixelmator app for iPhone and iPad, the full-featured, layer-based image editing app. Pixelmator for iOS 2.2 now works perfectly on the iPad Pro, fully supports the new Apple Pencil and allows you to open and edit 16K images. The update also adds 3D Touch support on iPhone 6s, a collection of artist-designed Basic brushes, a new Auto-straighten feature and more. Pixelmatr for iOS 2.2 is available as a free update from the App Store.  Continue reading »

Apple Pro Training Series

Peachpit has its Apple Certified Pro Training Series of books on sale.  The prices are still more than our user group discount pricing through the Apple User Group Resource Center. (See your MUG’s Apple Ambassador for access to codes.  If your group doesn’t have one, get one.) Continue reading »

Affinity Photo Updated

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Serif has announced the first major update to its revolutionary professional image editor, Affinity Photo, and to celebrate is also offering a one-week 20% discount in the Mac App Store. First released in July, Affinity Photo has already gained a formidable reputation offering high end professional tools, incredible speed, and rock solid stability. The fact it’s also offered at a low price, with no subscription to pay for, has made it very popular with photographers-regularly topping the Mac App Store charts, and receiving 1000s of 5-star ratings on the store worldwide.  Continue reading »

The Hit List on iPad

MADE IN AMERICA Alameda, California – Karelia Software has released The Hit List version 2.5 on iOS, bringing a native version of The Hit List app to the iPad with an expanded interface and user interaction designed to take advantage of the iPad form factor. The Hit List v2.5 introduces a completely reimagined new design for the iPad, includes an updated app for iPhone with 3D Touch Quick Action support, and includes The Hit List app on Apple WatchContinue reading »