Archive for January, 2016

User Groups on Facebook for Week of January 30, 2016

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 . . .

  • I Ramped Up My Internet Security, and You Should Too
  • It seems the Cocktail app is no more?
  • Secret Siri commands: Cool questions you can ask right now!

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I Ramped Up My Internet Security, and You Should Too

This was posted on the Santa Fe Macintosh User Group page by Giuseppe Quinn with the comment: “Everyone—journalists or not—faces an increasing array of attacks on our security and privacy. Even if you’re not the United States’ intelligence chief, whose email was recently hacked, it’s smart to up your game. So this year, I thought I’d share my resolutions. 

go_more.gif  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SFMUG/

go_more.gif Pacific Standard Magazine article is at: http://www.psmag.com/nature-and-technology/i-ramped-up-my-internet-security-and-you-should-too


It seems the Cocktail app is no more?

George Christensen posted this on the North Coast MUG page with the comment: “I tried to Update a couple weeks back, the update didn’t like my key code, so I emailed them at help@maintain.se, no reply, tried again a week later as well as submitting a message on their website which is still active, and there is still no response… The developer must have moved on, didn’t take his site down… ??

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go_more.gif  There is a good discussion about the possibilities and what it is like using a product produces by a single individual.


Secret Siri commands: Cool questions you can ask right now!

George Canellis posted this on the Long Island Macintosh Users Group page without comment.

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go_more.gif   See the iMore article here:  http://www.imore.com/secret-siri-commands-ten-ways-amp-your-digital-assistanthttp://www.imore.com/secret-siri-commands-ten-ways-amp-your-digital-assistant


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How to Use Stock Photos Effectively

This blog post by Igor Ovsyannykov at Insperationfeed.com really gives us Do’s & Dont’s for using Stock Photos. Continue reading »

Space Station Challenge for Apple TV

MADE IN AMERICA Farmers Branch, Texas – Magnin & Associates has announced its recent Space Station Challenge 1.0 (iOS and Android) is now also available on Apple TV. Space Station Challenge is a 3d simulation of docking with the International Space Station and then performing five specific EVA missions. Continue reading »

AppDelete 4.2.3 – Uninstall Anything

MADE IN AMERICA Anaheim, California – Independent software developer, Reggie Ashworth has announced the release of AppDelete 4.2.3, an update to his very popular application deletion utility for Mac OS X. With a simple Drag & Drop, AppDelete will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Mac users will no longer have to hunt through their system to find and delete these items manually.  Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending January 23, 2016

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 . . .

  • California History
  • Mac Kung Fu: 20 Classic Mac Tips and Tricks
  • No, Apple won’t buy Dish Network (acquiring Comcast would make more sense)
  • How to Hack WiFi Password from Smart Doorbells

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California History

This was posted on the North Coast Mac User Group (NCMUG) page by George Christense without comment.

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ncmug/

go_more.gif  The story was from http://wwww.thisweekincaliforniahistory.com

Unfortunately, the link no longer takes you to the page that was referenced.  But it reads:  January 19, 1983

Apple announced the Apple Lisa. it was the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface and a computer mouse. The Lisa originally cost $9,995 but one sold to a collector for $15,000 in 2010.


trans.gifMac Kung Fu: 20 Classic Mac Tips and Tricks

George Canellis posted this on the Long Island Mactintosh User Group (LIMac) page without comment.

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go_more.gif  See the Mac Kung Fu Mac article here: http://www.mackungfu.org/20-classic-mac-tips-and-tricks-you-don-t-know

I’ll bet you don’t know many of them.  BTW – You ought to explore this site.


No, Apple won’t buy Dish Network (acquiring Comcast would make more sense)

Chris Waldrop posted this on the Atlanta Macintosh Users Group page with the comment: “I would be okay with this…

go_more.gif  https://www.facebook.com/groups/AtlantaMUG/

go_more.gif  See the Apple World article by Dennis Sellers here:   http://www.appleworld.today/blog/2016/1/22/no-apple-wont-buy-dish-network-acquiring-comcast-would-make-more-sense


How to Hack WiFi Password from Smart Doorbells

Joe McKernan posted this on the Plano Macintosh Users Group page without comment.

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go_more.gif  See The Hacker News article by Mohit Kumar here:   http://thehackernews.com/2016/01/doorbell-hacking-wifi-pasword.html


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B99.TV

B99.TV is a web site that lets you watch various cartoons.   Continue reading »

iPhone Cleaner for Mac

Woodbridge, Illinois – BestiPhoneCleaner has announced the release of iPhone Cleaner for Mac, a utility designed specifically to keep iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch clean. Smartphones tend to be more highly effective so that they may execute several tasks, just as computers. Consequently, they store different unnecessary data, such as cookies and remnants of applications (iTunes, for instance, generates files when syncing is not completed). This is where iPhone Cleaner for Mac can be useful.  Continue reading »

Digital Painting

 Parts, France – The development team of Etienne Nguyen Tan Hon and Yong Jie Hu have announced the release of Drawing Box Pro 2.0, an update to their popular painting app developed exclusively for iPad tablets, with support for the new Apple Pencil. Taking full advantage of the new Pencil, the app creates an incredible return to the basics of drawing, offering a true natural way of using pencil, pens and brushes for art creativity. Each tool has been chiseled to reach the best user experience in term of comfort, realism and versatility.  Continue reading »

MoneyWiz 2.2 adds 3D Touch, iPad Split Screen and is now iPad Pro ready

 MoneyWiz 2.2 adds 3D Touch, iPad Split Screen and is now iPad Pro ready SilverWiz Ltd has just released MoneyWiz 2.2, an update of the popular money manager for iOS, Mac and Android. For iOS, MoneyWiz added support for 3D Touch (on iPhone 6S and 6S Plus), iPad Pro and iPad Split Screen. The update is the result of months of work and adds many new features as well as stability improvements.

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User Groups on Facebook for week ending 1/16/2015

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 . . .

  • OS X: 5 Settings to Tweak for Newbies
  • Problem with shuffle on iOS 9.2 iTunes
  • Beware Nasty Auto-Download Music Bug in iOS 9
  • How to Install QuickLook plugins

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MailButler

Berlin, Germany – Feingeist Software GmbH has announced the up-and-coming release of MailButler, a brand new Apple Mail assistant developed exclusively for Mac users. MailButler promises to be your personal assistant for efficient and productive work with Apple Mail. With its various functions, this application simplifies, optimizes and streamlines working with emails in your daily life. Use MailButler for business or private purposes – MailButler will become an indispensable, reliable servant once you start using it.  Continue reading »

126 best iPad & iPhone games

This Macworld (UK) article by David Prices strategy and action games, puzzles and roleplaying games.  It was published on January 15, so it is pretty current.  Continue reading »

CyberSecutiry Update : Bush, Clinton, ISIS, General Motors, hackers, risk modeling !

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Two Cybersecurity updates this week, yesterday’s was mostly focused on malware, and breakins — this one on more sinister threats and what we should be prepared for. UGNN keeps up with the worst of the worst while everyone else is asleep…

  • Bush shows teeth says Clinton didnt take cybersecurity seriously
  • New Era of Risk Modeling at Hand in Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity: How to Secure Law Firms
  • Expect ISIS Cyberattacks This Year
  • Will ISIS Turn to Cyber Warfare?
  • GM’s Cybersecurity Secrets

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
firefox reader mode the Firefox ‘READER’ to avoid screen spam on these sites when possible! (More here)

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The Recipe Box 5.1

MADE IN AMERICA  Oakland, California – Corpus Collusion has announced the release of The Recipe Box 5.1, an important update to their popular recipe management app for the iPad. Developed by foodies who are also techies, the app offers anyone the chance to conveniently create, display, and manage their personal recipes in order to build and maintain a digital cookbook in a convenient and durable format that is always available at their fingertips. Continue reading »

CyberSecutiry Update : More banking breaches, Android Trojans, cyberattacks on the grid and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report

Moving into 2016, things are already looking pretty bad on the cybercrime and malware front — and it looks like this could be a record year. Follow along and we’ll try to stay on top of things!
  • Africa : Cyber criminals use WhatsApp to fool people into installing malware
  • Double Dose of Android Trojan Malware Hits Online Banking Users
  • Ukrainian power grid was hit by “co-ordinated cyberattack”
  • Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 app ‘behaves like malware’
  • Over half of corporate PCs hit by malware in 2015
  • ‘Star Wars’ reveals dark side of cybersecurity

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
firefox reader mode the Firefox ‘READER’ to avoid screen spam on these sites when possible! (More here)

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