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UGNN Facebook Update: A billion and counting, Afghanistan, Video Auto-Play, Video Piracy and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook You know, one of these days, I guess Facebook will unseat Macdonalds for the most served … wait, they already have! But all is not rosy and lettle kittens. The jihadist are using Facebook and Afghanistan is right up there front and center. So it’s good, it’s bad and it’s ugly! But InfoManager will keep you posted all the time

  • Facebook’s New York headquarters: tiny conference room makes everyone look like a giant
  • Facebook milestone A billion people logged in on a single day, 1/7 of world population
  • The government of Afghanistan seems weirdly obsessed with this Facebook page
  • Facebook is a great model for taking on jihadist groups online
  • How To Disable Video Auto-Play On Twitter And Facebook
  • Facebook to Crack Down on Online Video Piracy
  • Facebook Groups Are In, Fan Pages Are Out!

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User Groups on Facebook August 29, 2015

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  • See How to Shoot Tethered to an ‪‎iPad‬ or ‪‎Android‬ via ‪‎Lightroom‬ mobile
  • SSD vs HDD
  • Google gives developers code to disable iOS 9 app security to continue to serve ads
  • Giveaway: $400 Belkin WeMo bundle including the new Lightly Starter Set, multiple winners…

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Helping Mom and Pop Accept Apple Pay

This article by Ellen Muraskin on ChannelPartners.com tells about a new version of the credit card reader attachment called PayAnywhere.  It accepts Apple Pay, magnetic strip cards and the EMV chip-and-PIN card due out in October as well as NFC payments from Android Pay/Google Wallet.   Continue reading »

Trial Version of Affinity Photo Available Now

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Since its launch this summer Affinity Photo became Editors’ Choice and a main feature in the Mac App Store, 5-star rated by customers, and #1 photography app in over 100 countries – and we’re delighted to announce a free trial version available now from the Affinity website. Affinity Photo’s award-winning innovation and incredible performance is free to try in full for 10 days – all adjustments, filters, tools, features, importers, exporters, and file saving work with no restrictions or watermarks. Continue reading »

Apple Watch Unofficial Guide

ICONBournemouth, United Kingdom – Stopframe has announced the release of Apple Watch Unofficial Guide, an in-depth eBook available in the iBookstore that’s packed with Apple Watch tips, tutorials and knowledge. Written by bestselling author Tom Rudderham, and priced just $2.99, it’s the perfect guidebook for anyone who wants to make the most of their brand new Apple Watch. Continue reading »

Net Neutrality : Google & Facebook, End of US Control, MSNBC, India’s moves, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality We didn’t quite get everything covered last time, so we’re back with more on the neutrality issue. The issue is beginning to get blurred and vague however, and so many news outlets are using the “net neutrality” for things that shouldn’t be related, you have to be careful what you’re believing. We’ll try to keep you on the straight poop:

  • Google joins Facebook in trying to prevent IAMAI from taking strong anti-Zero Rating stand
  • The messy battle to protect your data from your own Internet provider
  • The World Needs Time to Debate Plan to End US Control of the Internet
  • THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: why mobile is central to the debate
  • Government receives over 73k comments on net neutrality
  • The Comcastization of — What To Do About It
  • Al Franken tackles telecomm issues

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User Groups on Facebook August 22, 2015

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  • Parallels 11 with Windows 10 on Mac Pro 2013
  • Reflections on the Genius Bar
  • Man Says Siri Called 911 While He Was Trapped Under His Truck, Saving His Life

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Halloween Fonts

MADE IN AMERICASan Francisco, California – 128bit Technologies has announced an update of 10 new fonts to their popular free Halloween Fonts collection available on the Mac App Store under the name: Halloween Fonts – Free Commercial Use Holiday Fonts. Continue reading »

USB-C Cigarette Lighter Charger and Hub

MADE IN AMERICA  Wichita, Kansas – QuickerTek, a leader in mobile power and wireless networking products for Apple computers, has announced two new products, the USB Type-C Cigarette Lighter Charger and USB Expander for the 2015 12-inch MacBook. Both products enhance the capabilities of the newest model MacBook.  Continue reading »

The increasingly long lives of old Macs

This Macworld.com article by Dan Moren talks about the fact that many Macs are still usable years after their manufacturing date.

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Net Neutrality : Canada bad, India soon, Drudge, Fox News and even Dianne Feinstein!

UGNN Net Neutrality This is the first Net Neutrality update since the spring, and from lack of news coverage you would think it’s all blown over, right. Wrong.

  • Net Neutrality isn’t going away… seriously
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein is worried net neutrality might help the terrorists
  • Canada Is Still Doing A Half-Assed Job Enforcing Its Net Neutrality Rules
  • MyGov.in extends the deadline for five days: Net Neutrality Discussion
  • CENSORSHIP: Drudge, Fox News face censorship over net neutrality rules
  • Verizon Wireless Quietly Shelved All Throttling Back in June
  • Obama’s Net Neutrality Is Changing Free Speech
  • Google stays away from net neutrality row

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UGNN Facebook Update: Facebook should pay US, Gangs, Harvard, Twitter, Professionally Personable

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Yes, we continue our relentless chase of what’s cool on Facebook, but it’s truly impossible because new crap keeps getting shoved in our faces before we can act on the last crap. Paid posts are taking over, and fewer and fewer people are seeing your crap because they’re too busy posting their own crap. But hey, it’s all really good crap, follow along :

  • Police believe alleged gang leader posted a chilling Facebook update after bloody standoff
  • Facebook rescinds internship to Harvard student who exposed a privacy flaw in Messenger
  • Tampa investment advisor faces prison for $9M Facebook stock scheme
  • Twitter Inc. Should Fear This Small Test From Facebook Inc.
  • Being Professionally Personable on Facebook
  • Fake Target account answers Facebook gripes
  • Facebook Should Pay All of Us

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Apple InfoManager: Watch, sales, fitness, tech, used market, and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers this is all about the Apple Watch What? Seriously? You haven’t gotten your Apple Watch yet? Well, neither have I, but that thing is getting all kinds of press and accolades and it’s just getting better. So we’ll follow along until the time comes to get one. In the mean time, here are some very cool items about Apple Watch :

  • The Apple Watch is outselling its competitors, according to millions of shoppers
  • Apple’s savvy fitness plan: Build an indispensable platform
  • How To Unpair Apple Watch From iPhone The Right Way
  • Apple Watch already appearing on Craig’s List
  • What is your Heart trying to tell you?
  • Microsoft’s phone outsells Apple Watch
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Apple iPad InfoManager: iPad ups and downs where is the iPad going ?

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Is our love affair with iPad fading? Is it getting more and more ordinary? Has the iPhone and Watch now taken the place of the iPad? Will Apple recover its lead in the tablet field? Questions, questions, questions:

  • Apple has a clever idea for an iPad case that changes depending on the apps you use
  • Is Apple stealth Project Titan a smart, head-up display for car windscreens?
  • Apple Inc. iOS 9 on iPad, iPhone, iPod to enhance performance and security
  • Apple iPad Air 2 vs Google Nexus 9 – Which Tablet Has Better Specs?
  • Apple iPad Mini 4 Is Coming, But Apple Could Skip Air 3
  • Don’t Expect an Apple TV Services or iPad Pro This Year
  • Apple’s New Blueprint For Your Next iPad
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User Groups on Facebook August 15, 2015

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  • A slice of Apple: How many old Apple devices can’t get security updates? | Macworld
  • Apple’s Boot Camp 6 supports dual-booting with Windows 10
  • “Error downloading image. iPhoto cannot import your photos because there was an error downloading an image.”
  • iPads Given to Students as Part of Mobile/Digital Now Program

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