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UGNN Facebook Update: stupid Facebook jokes, stupid people on Facebook, Biden, news feed and loss of productivity

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook It’s February and Facebook is rolling on with some interesting twists and turns. Interesting to note, is it seems user group activities on Facebook are decreasing and being replaced by the usual junk, cat pictures, politics and off the wall stuff. We still like to track the wonderful world of Facebook . . .

  • Teen Charged After Pouring Boiling Water on Cat in Facebook Video
  • Uber CEO appears to respond to outraged drivers on Facebook
  • Life in prison for man who shot wife, put photo on Facebook
  • Facebook Is Making Significant Changes To The News Feed
  • Facebook costs trillions in wasted productivity
  • The dangers of Facebook’s huge mobile ad lead
  • Facebook is killing medical marijuana pages
  • Op-ed: Is Facebook dead? Ask a millennial
  • Twelve years later, life after Facebook
  • Joe Biden Joins Facebook

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Wearable Tech:Apple’s Watch un-plugged, armband computing, visually impaired, the Tesla and more

InfoManager : Wearable Technology news The ever expnading world of wearable technology, being led by Apple’s Watch is becomeing more interesting every day.

  • BearTek Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Their Next Generation Glove
  • Iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors
  • Contact lens could be your computer screen say Australian scientists
  • What To Do When Your Apple Watch Tells You NOT to Eat the Candy Bar
  • Everything You Can Do on Your Apple Watch Without Your iPhone
  • Myo Armband Lets Users Control Computers Through Gestures
  • New wearable technology could guide the visually-impaired
  • Watch this guy control his Tesla from his Apple Watch
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User Groups on Facebook for Week of February 6, 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 . . .

  • Apple’s Apps Need Work
  • ‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6
  • Apple Will Now Let You Trade In Your Broken iPhone

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NY Public Library’s Public Domain Collection

The New York Public Library has more than 180,000 public domain items in it’s Digital Collections.   Continue reading »

Banktivity to Replace iBank

MADE IN AMERICA Putney, VermontIGG Software has announced that its flagship family of iBank products have a new name, Banktivity. The name Banktivity is a result of combining bank + activity, which more closely aligns with IGG Software’s products and goals. “IGG Software’s financial apps do more than let you look at your finances, they help you to actively manage your finances,” says IGG Software’s CEO, Ian Gillespie. The new version of Banktivity is free for all existing iBank 5 customers. Continue reading »

Photohance 1.0

 Audience Apps Developers has announced the release of Photohance 1.0, the latest addition to a long list of great photo editing apps developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Most of us own smartphones with high end cameras. As a result, we prefer to edit or retouch the photos that we capture by those cameras right on our smartphones. However, to do that and get great results you need to an app that has a great UI so you can edit these photos right from our smartphone without any hassle. Continue reading »

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. 

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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.

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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…

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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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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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