Archive for October, 2016

Mug Musings from around the world 1610-31

InfoManager : what's new online This is seriously getting to be too much fun — to the point where I’m thinking about musings all the time! Well, October is over, and we’re rolling into the holiday season — have fun with this week’s musings :

  • Who’d Have Thought that Microsoft Would Come Up with a Good Desktop Computer Design?
  • Documents & Data: A mysterious black hole of data storage in iOS
  • It’s 2016. Why Can’t Anyone Make a Decent Freaking To-Do App?
  • Before You Go All In on Apple’s Touch Bar, Think about This
  • The Real Reason Why The UN Wants Control Over The Internet
  • 8 Things to Do Right Now if You’ve Been Hacked
  • Get ready for the holidays : Christmas Logos
  • Gumdrop’s Drop Test … are you safe?
  • MacBook Pro? Check Amazon first

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Apple InfoManager: awesome camera, awards, Steve Jobs, Downgrades, MacBook Pro, plugs and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers You’re a good boy Charlie Apple, and we’re following you everywhere you go — the last couple of days have been very busy for everyone in AppleWorld

  • This Old Steve Jobs Interview Fuels Criticism Against Apple’s Latest Decisions
  • How To Downgrade From iOS 10.1 To iOS 10: Tips For iPhone And iPad Users
  • Apple Watch Series 2 named Wearable of the Year at technology awards
  • I took a photo with the Pixel that changed my mind about the iPhone
  • You Can’t Plug Your iPhone 7 Into The New Apple MacBook Pros
  • Apple MacBook Pro Refresh Unlikely To Boost Top Line Much
  • Apple ditches iconic startup sound on new MacBook Pro
  • Apple should kill the iPhone’s Lightning port next
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2016) in depth
  • Apple’s other new MacBook Pro

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Photo Flashcards iPad App

MADE IN AMERICA icon175x175Bowling Green, KentuckyiRecognize, an app for creating custom photo flashcard quizzes by iRecognize Solutions, LLC officially launches their tool for learning and recollection in the iTunes App Store. iRecognize allows users to create quizzes intended for learning and recollection by using their own photos, text, and voice to create one-of-a-kind educational material. Unlike traditional, and often mundane testing material, iRecognize has created a unique learning environment to improve and test skills of all levels. Continue reading »

Cisdem DVDBurner 3

dvdburner-icon150Madelia, Minnesota – Filmed some Halloween “horror” movies with your kids? Or gonna prepare some special DVD discs as presents? b is getting into the spirit with scary good deals – 30% OFF for Cisdem DVDBurner 3 for Mac. No Trick! Flash Sale. The DVD burning tool can provide a streamlined and straightforward DVD authoring and burning solution for your Halloween videos. Continue reading »

UGNN : Fred Showker’s Mug Musings from around the world 1610-24

InfoManager : what's new online Here we go with another round of musings from the world of user groups and user group pundits! Thanks to Del Missier for helping out this week with TWO leads — one here and on over in the Apple News column. Remember folks, if we haven’t recognized your user group online, please let us know you’re alive . . .

  • IBM cutting costs w/ largest enterprise Mac deployment, 100,000 by end of year
  • Apple says 90% of “genuine” chargers on Amazon are fake — and dangerous!
  • Debate over: IBM confirms that Macs are $535 less expensive than PCs
  • Apple Invites Media to ‘Hello Again’ October 27th Mac-Centric Event
  • Did You Get the Message? Tapback, Digital Touch, Apps, and More
  • BM says it is 3X more expensive to manage PCs than Macs
  • 3 data precautions to take when you’re renting a car
  • When you can NOT beat them, you finally join them.
  • Some guy in Las Vegas just married his smart phone
  • Does anyone else wear their watch “reverse crown”?
  • Cartoon graphics collections? Leave it to Milt …
  • Lynn sez : is it time to switch?
  • Let Me Pay for Facebook

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Cyber Security Update: Cyber attack, cyber war, spoofs, DDoS, Clinton, Trump and much more!

Cyber Security Month

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report The cyber world is bubbling with activity, and we’re all wondering if Saturday’s outages were a continuation of Friday’s global attack. Nothing seen in the media, but you can be sure the cyber cops know what’s going on! Anyway lots of other news too, so the Cyber InfoManager is over worked this week with these entries :

  • A massive cyberattack blocked your favorite websites; FBI and Homeland Security investigating
  • Cyber attack: hackers ‘weaponised’ everyday devices with malware to mount assault
  • Microsoft warns of fake Security Essentials installer malware scam – WinBeta
  • Smooth move: Clinton’s lawyer may have exposed entire email server to China
  • DDoS explained: How attackers broke Twitter, Spotify and PayPal
  • Got an email saying Trump’s quitting the race? It’s a scam
  • SilverInstaller Uses New Techniques to Install PUA/PUP
  • Editorial: WikiLeaks sounds alarm about cybersecurity
  • Sneak peek at a new cybersecurity policy tome

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Apple InfoManager: iPhone, Dr. Campbell, AI, the cloud, China, nudity on Facebook and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Okay — this is not just Apple news, but really news for everyone who is connected in the world that we call technology. It’s fun scouring the nets looking for cool stuff to share… have fun p

  • THIS hidden feature is in EVERY iPhone – but good luck trying to use it
  • Dr. Campbell: How accurate are Fitbits and other wearable devices?
  • AI expert: Super-smart cars are just a glorious beginning
  • YouTube is breaking into pay TV, starting with Dish
  • Nemertes 2014-15 Benchmark Report: UC in the Cloud
  • China Overtakes U.S. In Apple App Store Purchases
  • You shared a celeb post, and got screwed
  • Nudity may return to Facebook
  • Why does Siri seem so dumb?

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Apple says most chargers sold on Amazon are fake

Apple bought and tested over 100 Lightning cables and chargers marked “Fulfilled by Amazon” over the past nine months. The result? Around 90 percent of the chargers were fake.

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Amazon Announces Family Vault

amazon-prime-logoAmazon has announced Family Vault, a new service that permits U.S. Prime subscribers to invite as many as five family members and friends to share their catalog of pictures and videos at no extra cost. …

Via Family Vault, Prime members have unlimited photo storage and 5 GB for videos that can be shared with up to five family members or friends. Family Vault members can add their favorite photos as well and can set up their account to add all photos and videos they take to the Family Vault automatically if they wish.

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Order food through Facebook

Facebook announced a slew of new features on Oct. 19 that allow users to get advice from friends on things to do in their cities and upcoming events. But it also introduced new ways to avoid talking to other humans: You can now book movie tickets, make appointments, and order food from the Facebook pages of US businesses. …

Facebook told Quartz that it won’t be taking a cut from businesses or Delivery.com to offer this (already quite low-margin) service to the roughly 160 million-odd Americans that use Facebook. It’s just doing this to make businesses’ Facebook pages more useful.

 

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BoomBar

Brisbane, Australia – Accesources Pty Ltd has announced the release of BoomBar 2.0, their store reward and loyalty cards app developed for iOS devices and Apple Watch. Continue reading »

UGNN : Fred Showker’s Mug Musings from around the world 1610-17

InfoManager : what's new online It’s a great time this week once you delete all the political crap. It’s amazing how user group people are so gullible. Anyway, this one is FUN, a couple from Dr. Mac, Bob LeVitus — plus two videos! But, Don Rittner’s comment alone is worth the trip! Follow along, and if you’d like the InfoManager to pay a visit to YOUR Facebook wall, just let us know!

  • Facebook adds Apple TV and Chromecast support as video push ramps up
  • Deke McClelland : Create a classic neon sign in Adobe Illustrator
  • Did you know this macOS Split Screen view tip? Apple Must
  • Joby Magnetic Tripod with Universal Smartphone Tripod Mount
  • And finally … Don Rittner sends this doozy
  • Bob LeVitus loves this keychain add-on . . .
  • Bob’s Rants & Raves Episode #196
  • iPhone 7 Plus vs DSLR Camera

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Apple InfoManager: Waterproof, two factor security, tricks, tips, widgets, cracked screens, the end of AIR, and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers This week’s unbelievably long Apple report touches on a good dozen different issues and tips in the world of Apple! We also mention several in this week’s “Musings” as well. Come along and see if you can find a favorite among these :

  • How Well Does The iPhone 7 Handle Water, Bend, Drop, Speed And Scratch Tests?
  • Unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch requires two-factor protection — what?
  • Future Apple Watch model could identify you based on your vein patterns
  • My disastrous attempt to use Apple’s two-factor authentication
  • Even Windows 10 tablets get an Instagram app before the iPad
  • This iPhone 7 Trick Fills A Major Void On A Missing Feature
  • These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone’s lock screen
  • Does Apple’s iPad Pro fail the cracked screen test?
  • Samsung Smartphone Owners Eye iPhone, Google Pixel
  • Flying iPhone Ceiling Mount Makes Apple Fans Happy
  • That Nike-branded Apple Watch arrives October 28
  • 8 easy ways to guard your privacy on your iPhone
  • 9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now
  • Update: Will Apple Let Go Of The Air Brand?
  • Apple Inc.’s Got a Big Watch Problem
  • Google Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus

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Evernote fixes bug that could wreck your Mac’s notes

Engadget LogoIf you use Evernote for Mac to organize your life, you’ll want to update the app as soon as you can. The note-taking and sharing service is telling macOS users that it has fixed an app bug that would delete images and other attachments. In some cases, you could trigger it just by flicking through a large number of notes too quickly. Text itself should be fine, although that’s not much help if the pictures were crucial to your notes.

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ABA launches free legal Q&A service

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The American Bar Association has rolled out a new web program, ABAFreeLegalAnswers.org, to give income-eligible users the ability to pose civil legal questions to volunteer attorneys.

The new service, a virtual legal advice clinic, is now available in eight states — Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming — with plans to have service available in the majority of states by the end of this year.

GO https://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2016/09/aba_launches_freele.html

(Felt like some members could be able to use this.)