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ICANN Internet Age Report for October

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We haven’t had an ICANN report recently because nobody seems to care. But the news is getting more and more disturbing as the underworld slowly weasles the internet away from accountability. As the new domains (gTLDs) prolifferate, the global group of elite geeks are getting filthy rich, and more powerful.
* BRS Media Appeals Decision To Award .Radio Extension To European Broadcast Union
* Why Shouldn’t ICANN Terminate Registrars That Have A History of Domain Thefts?
* ICANN plans on parting ways with the U.S. government late next year.
* World govts elect Swiss big cheese as their new ICANN point man
* Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps
* Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs
* Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs
* Obama’s Chicago Crony In Charge of Handing Internet to Tyrants
* Pritzker to ICANN: we won’t let governments control the net
* ICANN summit launches .lat, the most Latin Internet domain
* In the wider world of domain names, the address is key
* Watching ICANN, denying hackers and controlling UAVs
* Donuts registers one millionth new gTLD address
* Internet naming to be freed from US oversight
* Call for engagement in WHOIS accuracy efforts
* Are We Destined To Surf The UN-Net?
* In new world of domains, .anything goes
. . . and more!

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Apple Watch InfoManager: at last the next device – October

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Okay … here we go with the next Infomanager “Apple Watch” column — and we’re following the news of the latest Apple baby the Apple Watch! (Not iWatch) Folks, it just keeps getting better and better when you’re following the UGN iPhone Infomanager …
* Watch Jony Ive explain Apple’s design process in a rare public interview
* Apple Removes All Bose Audio Products From Its Online Stores
* WATCH OUT: Here’s How Apple Pay Could Get You To Spend More
* Apple Supplier Cuts More Than 700 Jobs After iPhone 6 Snub
* Apple Pay Is Here: Everything You Need To Know
* The Prettiest Pictures of the New Apple Watch
* Centennial Bank to be part of Apple Pay
and more…

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50 OS X Yosemite Tips & Tricks

This article on the Mac|Life website is written by Michael Simon.  It is another of those great lists that I like so much.   Continue reading »

iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed

 Andrew Cunningham wrote this article on ArsTechnica.  He starts out with the statement:  ”Overuse of hyperbole is a pet peeve of mine, but after using iOS 8 for a couple of months, I have to say that it’s warranted in this case. iOS 7 was a comprehensive makeover for an operating system that needed to reclaim visual focus and consistency. iOS 7.1 improved stability and speed while addressing the new design’s worst shortcomings and most egregious excesses. And iOS 8 is the update that turns its attention from the way everything looks to the way it works.”   Continue reading »

iSkin Launches Accidental Damage Warranty

iSkin, a premium brand for Apple device accessories, has announced that it is now offering GearCare with any iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S or iPhone 5C case purchased online. GearCare offers accidental damage warranty coverage for the iPhone while it is encased in an iSkin for one full year.   Continue reading »

Karelia Software Announces Yosemite Compatibility

MADE IN AMERICA Pasadena, California – Karelia Software has announced the release and immediate availability of updates to Sandvox and The Hit List for Mac, and a new Stars app, all to address compatibility with OS X Yosemite. Karelia Software also confirmed all of the company’s commercially available apps for OS X, including Tangerine!, are now compatible with OS X Yosemite. Continue reading »

Halloween contest from PaigeeDraw

 PaigeeDraw Inc. announces PaigeeWorld Halloween Contest Vancouver, Canada – Nyan and Aoi are out trick or treating when they come across an old looking castle. Hime’s Haunted Castle… Intrigued they decide to venture up the path leading towards it. As they get closer they become scared, terrified. Standing at the front door to scared to move, the door begins to open. What will await them inside?… Ghosts? Ghouls? Sweets? Vampires?

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User Groups on Facebook for Week ending 10/11/2014

This week’s subject on UG’s Facebook pages are listed below.  If you know of any user groups on Facebook that aren’t mentioned, please let us know.  This week we saw:  

[_]   20% Discount on iBank via UGAB

[_]  iOS 8 Compass Not Working Properly

[_]  How to Hide or Reveal the QuickType Suggestion Bar on iOS Keyboard 


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MacX Video Converter Pro

With the latest release of Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus, the mobile market is incurring a tsunami. To celebrate the significant milestone, MacXDVD has announced an update to popular MacX Video Converter Pro; now fully supporting iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus as well as other mainstream devices, including the curved Samsung Galaxy Note Edge /Note 4, HTC Desire 816, Sony Xperia Z3 and more. Continue reading »

BluDrive Plus for Apple’s Mac Pro

MADE IN AMERICA Minneapolis, Minnesota – NuMac Solutions LLC has announced the BluDrive Plus. The BluDrive Plus is a Blu-Ray disc drive and 2TB storage solution all inside a round, low-profile aluminum enclosure. Continue reading »

Stop. Think. Connect.

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure. #NCSAM @cyber
Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Time to plan your escape down the ICW? Apps will help

Apps for boating

iPad Apps InfoManager for marine boating and yachting Okay … so it’s beginning to get cold, the leaves are turning … here in Toronto, I can see my breath! It’s time to get back to Virginia — but also time to start planning that escape from wintertime! Head on down the ICW from Norfolk to the Keys! You’ll need some of these apps for boating, cruising, fishing, yachting, sailing, diving and avoiding winter!
* CruiseGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)
* AnchorGuide for the ICW: Hampton to Hilton Head
* Anchor Pointer — GPS Compass & Traveler’s Guide
* When you get there, you’re going to need this!
* Anchor Alarm will remember where you are
* ICW Mile Markers by Tollway Solutions
. . . and more!

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InfoManager : Wearable Technology news, views and reviews 1410-06

InfoManager : Wearable Technology news We’re surfing the waves of the latest buzz on wearable technology! It’s all cool until some fashion dude says “I wouldn’t trade my Rolex for an Apple Watch!” … but one GoPro user filmed an attempted robery at gunpoint!
* The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To “Blade Runner” Designer Syd Mead
* 7 Ways Wearable Technology Will Force You to Change Your Website Strategy
* Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch sports a curved display, 3G connectivity
* Could this ‘Smart Jacket’ save thousands of motorcyclists’ lives?
* The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything
* Is the Apple Watch the Next Huge, Medium, or Mini Hit?
* Why the Gap Between Fashion and Tech Still Exists
* e-label regulations for wearable tech rolled out
. . . and more!

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User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending October 4th 2014

This week’s subject on UG’s Facebook pages are listed below.  If you know of any user groups on Facebook that aren’t mentioned, please let us know.  This week we saw:   Continue reading »

What is the status of Activation Lock?

Starting with iOS 7, Apple added an Activation Lock on its iOS devices.  With iOS 8, they have made the Locked condition, the default.  In both cases, the idea is to limit the value of theft for the devices.   Continue reading »