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Default Folder X 5.1

MADE IN AMERICA Default Folder IconDenver, Colorado – St. Clair Software has delivered Default Folder X 5.1. This version of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs offers new capabilities, letting you copy, move and make aliases to files without leaving the file dialog. It also lets you easily change creation and modification dates, addresses compatibility issues, and improves Default Folder X‘s reliability. Continue reading »

Koolova ransomware

Neowin.net has this article about a new ransomware that decrypts your files for free if you read two security articles.  Continue reading »

Top Searches on Wikipedia for 2016

Wikipedia BlogThe English Wikipedia’s list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year’s #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain’s queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places..

In total, there were over 76 million views on the English-language article about the US president-elect, making it 2016’s most-viewed Wikipedia article. That total is nearly three times more than 2015’s first-place article, which had just under 28 million.

GO https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/01/05/wikipedia-most-read-2016/

 

How Far to That Galaxy?

One of the most basic questions in astronomy is how far away something is. Now, a new catalog of objects will help scientists answer that question for tens of thousands of objects that are so far away they date back to the beginning of the universe.

… The more objects the catalog has in it, the easier it is to figure out how big the universe actually is and how fast it is expanding, NASA officials said in a statement. …

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http://www.space.com/35246-nasa-galaxy-universe-distance-catalog.html

 

AppDelete Lite 4.3.1

AppDelete LiteMADE IN AMERICAReggie Ashworth has announced the release and immediate availability of MAS AppDelete Lite 4.3.1, an update to his very popular application deletion utility for Mac OS X available via the Mac App Store. With a simple Drag & Drop, AppDelete Lite 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 »

TouchCopy

Stafford, United Kingdom – The developers at Wide Angle Software have announced an update to TouchCopy 16, adding support for devices using Apple‘s new iOS 10.2 release.  iOS 10.2 features a new TV app, 70+ new emoji’s and most notably greatly increased iTunes backup encryption. In iOS 10.2 Apple has encrypted their entire iTunes backup database, in conjunction with increasing the required processing power needed to validate a user’s password, making it the most secure backup encryption to date. Continue reading »

How to replace 5 major Yahoo services and delete your Yahoo account

Yahoo! logo…. “Here’s a guide to replacing Yahoo‘s major services with alternative options, then deleting your Yahoo account. …

… “Yahoo’s an old-school Internet portal from the days when everyone set a default homepage in their browser. If the most important thing from a new service is that you have a jumping off point from which to access news, weather, stock information, and email then there are two other big-name options.” …

GO www.pcworld.com/article/

 

Facebook Finally Gets Real About Fighting Fake News

Wired Logo… AFTER COMING UNDER heavy public criticism for not taking full responsibility for how it may have affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Facebook has finally laid out how it plans to crack down on fake news. The social network’s corrective updates are starting to roll out right now, and while they won’t solve the problem overnight, they’re an important first step. …

… “We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we’re approaching this problem carefully,” Adam Mosseri, vice president of product management for News Feed, wrote in the blog post announcing these changes. “We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain, and on engaging both our community and third party organizations.”

Facebook’s strategy combines crowdsourcing similar to how Facebook polices mature content, reliance on third-party fact checkers, and financial disincentives for fake news hucksters. Each aspect of the rollout has its strengths, but also invites a few questions. …

GO  https://www.wired.com/2016/12/facebook-gets-real-fighting-fake-news/

 


Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.1.3 (Sierra Edition)

cocktailEkero, Sweden – Maintain has announced the release of Cocktail 10.1.3 (b), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra 10.12. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Sierra Edition).

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Sophisticated, Gestural MIDI Control for all your iOS Devices

AC Sabre Offers Sophisticated, Gestural MIDI Control with iOS Devices AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller, is a revolutionary new music composition app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app makes it easy for music producers, composers, DJs, and other performers to control their music in a way never before possible.

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There’s a new version of Nisus Writer Pro that you really need to discover!

Nisus Software, Inc. releases Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.6 Nisus Software has rolled out a new version of Nisus Writer Pro — the latest release of their powerful word processor for the Mac. This version contains a number of fixes that improve compatibility with macOS Sierra:

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Accessibility for iPhone and iPad: The Ultimate Guide

Rene Ritchie has written this article for iMore.com.  It actually contains a list of links for detailed instructions.  The links are: Continue reading »

Affinity Photo 1.5

Affinity Photo 1.5 has been released.  It is one of the best photo apps for the Macintosh. (And now cross-platform for Windows too.)  Continue reading »

The iPhone is still the only phone that matters

BGR LogoFrom BGR  …”Come next year, the iPhone 8 will move to OLED screen, and this rumored screen technology change did not go unnoticed. Apple hasn’t even confirmed the move, and yet parts suppliers are already scrambling to meet Apple’s anticipated demand for OLED panels. …

…  “Rumors say that two of Apple’s three new iPhone models in 2017 will stick with LCD screens, which should also help keep LCD prices up. Continue reading »

WiFi Signal Strength Status App

wifi_signal_strength_status_app_for_mac_icon_256x256Bangalore, India – AppYogi Software today is pleased to announce the release of WiFi Signal Strength Status App 1.0, the company’s new utility developed exclusively for macOS. WiFi Signal Strength Status App features a unique, single threaded algorithm to accurately monitor the wireless signal strength of the personal computer network. Continue reading »