Archive for September, 2016

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ICANN : Chances are you’ll get the wrong story – except money & corruption

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report Money and corruption. That seems to be the order of the day in today’s world. Obama’s handoff of the internet has become part of the political battleground, as a pawn between the Trump and Clinton campaigns. Except if you can ignore the media, you might just understand it’s not about politics, and it’s not about freedom of speech no matter what they tell you. It’s about a (just barely) functioning internet the way it is and the prospects of removing oversight from the corrupted ICANN. The biggest problem with the internet today is the lack of responsibility. Now, they want to remove the last vestige of that.

  • ICANN shows why it shouldn’t be allowed to take over internet’s critical functions
  • Chances are you’ll get the wrong story, and we’ll all suffer later.
  • 6 Questions Congress Has Over the Proposed ‘Internet Transfer’
  • What did Tech Dirt say and why we now question Tech Dirt
  • ICANN controversy is the result of technology illiteracy
  • ICANN — A Regulator in Need of Antitrust Oversight
  • ICANN gets dropped from CR while vote looms
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iPhone InfoManager : New iPhone 7s, headphones, videos, comedy, cameras and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers The iPhone world marches on, and there seems to be a division between opinions whether the newest addition to the iPhone collection is good or bad. Well there are upsides and downsides, and we’re going to try and get to them all in the InfoManager!

  • Watch: Bill Maher slams Apple for pointless iPhone upgrade and consumers for falling for it
  • Side-By-Side Pics Show How Much Better You Look In iPhone’s New Portrait Mode
  • We Put the New iPhone 7 Plus to the Test in Low Light. Here’s What Happened.
  • YouTube user pushes phony iPhone 7 hack, and unwitting users appear to bite
  • It’s getting harder to use the iPhone without using TouchID
  • Watch Every iPhone Ever Speed Tested All at Once
  • iPhone 7: Buyer Beware
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Opera launches free unlimited VPN

CNET logoWhile most VPNs either require a subscription fee or installing additional software on your PC, Opera’s latest update to its stable desktop browser version adds VPN functionality for free and turning it on is as simple as clicking a button.

Powered by Opera subsidiary SurfEasy, the VPN uses a 256-bit AES encrypted connection and does not log your browsing history. Users can choose from five server locations or let the browser select the most optimal server.

Besides desktop versions, there are versions for iOS and Android.


Together3.6 for macOS Sierra

Swansea, United Kingdom – Reinvented Software has announced the release of Together 3.6 for Mac, bringing iCloud to the directly sold version for the very first time. Continue reading »

Duplicate Sweeper

icon256Stafford, United Kingdom – The release of MacOS Sierra update by Apple earlier this week has brought us a range of useful new features, including Siri on a Mac and the new Messages app. Another big reason to update to MacOS Sierra is its optimized storage feature, which automatically clears up old files and documents, deletes old movies and Mail attachments and empties trash automatically. Continue reading »

Settings in iOS 10

iOS’s Settings app is the quiet MVP of Apple’s mobile operating system: It’s the place you go to when you need to get something done, and get it done your way. So whenever you update iOS on your iPhone or iPad, it pays to peruse the settings to find, enable, and configure any new features just to your liking. Continue reading »

The great, and well-hidden, storage tool in mac OS Sierra

screen-shot-2016-09-24-at-20-54-07Robin Harris has posted this story on The cool feature that helps you manage capacity use is buried in the About This Mac, not System Preferences.




Maps will remember where you parked your car

AppleInsider“Forgetting where you parked could soon be an issue of the past, thanks to a new feature in Apple’s newly released iOS 10 that automatically remembers where your car is located.”

The new feature notifies a user that their vehicle is parked and drops a pin on a map in its location. Users can get directions to their parked car, or edit the location to pinpoint it more accurately.



How to Fix iOS 10’s Biggest Annoyances

Lifehacker nameplate“With every launch of a new operating system comes a handful of quirks and annoyances. iOS 10 is no different, but thankfully, most of those quirks are pretty easy to correct.”

Items that Lifehacker says can be annoying to some people:

  • Make Touch ID’s Unlock Work Like it Did in iOS 9
  • Turn Off the Ability to Reply to Messages from the Lock Screen
  • Clear Out Spotlight Search Results
  • Prevent Apps From Automatically Adding Themselves to Messages
  • Turn Off Safari’s Autofill for Contact Info and Email Addresses
  • Disable Reduce Motion If Message Effects Aren’t Working
  • Remove the Dictation Button (Again)

See the details here:


GRAMPS (“Genealogy Research and Analysis Management Programming System”) now available as a cloud based genealogy program.

You should be able to use the cloud-based version of GRAMPS with any Android, Apple iOS (specifically iPad), Chromebook, Windows, Macintosh, or Linux computer. Since it runs from the cloud, no software installation is required. Best of all, GRAMPS is available FREE of charge.




Bussum, Netherlands – AirBeamTV, a Mac software development company, has announced the release of the Mirror for LG TV application in the Mac App Store. This unique application provides the only way to mirror you mac screen to your LG TV without cables or additional hardware. Continue reading »

Typinator 6.10

Perg, Austria – Ergonis Software has announced the release of Typinator 6.10, a new version of their popular text expander. Typinator 6.10 comes with 50 improvements, including new features, compatibility enhancements, as well as fixes and workarounds for known issues. Among the new features are highlighting of markers in expansions, a built-in Case function for selecting different text fragments depending on an input value, support for logical values in calculations, new and extended arithmetic functions like min, max, round, and more. Continue reading »

iPhone InfoManager : New iPhone 7s, headphones, videos, comedy, cameras and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Okay . . .so we’re off and running with the new iPhone 7 and the fall-out is horrific! You’re either for it, against it, a pundant or an asshole or both. Anyway, the iPhone Infomanager digs deeper and brings you the most interesting and entertaining stuff from the world of iPhone . . .

  • There’s one simple reason Nintendo is bringing Super Mario to the iPhone first
  • Everything you need to know about preordering the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple’s warranty for water-resistant iPhone 7 doesn’t cover liquid damage
  • How to charge your iPhone 7 and listen to headphones at the same time
  • Planning on using an old case with the iPhone 7? Nope.
  • Apple Gets Woke with the iPhone 7
  • Steve Jobs talks about Courage
  • Apple ~ Introducing iPhone 7
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News from Kirkville: Kirk McElhearn goes after the new iPhone and other Apple antics

Kirk McElhearn is the Ask the iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn is the “Ask the iTunes Guy” at Macworld — and he’s always got some real cool stuff going on! The introductions of the iPhone 7 has gotten Kirk stirred up, and we can understand why! Go get’im, Kirk! . . .

  • Kirk goes after the latest iPhone and Watch
  • Charging the iPhone 7 While Using Headphones is a Mess
  • Apple just demonstrated why people hate the tech industry
  • I Forgot How Bad Apple’s EarPods (not AirPods) Sound
  • Apple: Jacks Off iPhone 7
  • Apple’s AirPod Mistake
  • Has Apple Lost Interest in the Mac?
  • Do You Need to Take Screenshots of the Apple TV? Here’s How to Do It
  • How to Encrypt Disk Images with Disk Utility to Protect Sensitive Files
  • Pretty Scary Security Problem with Amazon; How Is This Even Possible?
  • Kirk McElhearn’s 10 Essential Mac Utilities
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