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Northern Cheapskate

 This web site is focused on saving money. Christina Brown is the founder and admits that while she really isn’t a cheapskate, she does try to be frugal and sensible about spending money.  Many of the articles are written by guests.


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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 »

How to Use Stock Photos Effectively

This blog post by Igor Ovsyannykov at really gives us Do’s & Dont’s for using Stock Photos. Continue reading »

86 Amazing Mac OS X Tips And Tricks

I haven’t done a list like this in awhile. This list is on the MeraBheja blog.  Continue reading »

Phoenix version 2.1 for OS X

MADE IN AMERICA Reston, VirginiaSoftware and Computer Systems Company, LLC, (SCSC) has released Phoenix for OS X, version 2.1. Phoenix is an operating system tool that allows users to perform basic volume cloning, attempt data recovery from damaged drives, create emergency boot volumes, and re-install the operating system onto a new drive if needed. This particular release also has performance improvements specifically implemented to improve the product’s performance under El Capitan (OS X version 10.11). Continue reading »

UGNN Facebook Update: Zuckerberg, arrests, Facebook fraud, burned dog, senior citizens, New Years Quotes and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Facebook gets more and more socialized with the turn into a new year … we really got a kick out of all the fraud, and spoofs that hooked gullible people into sharring stupid things.
User Group People on Facebook : While user group people on Facebook are a shrinking population, they really happen to be the the most zany, youthful, witty, wishful, wise, winning, willful, well-rounded, well-read, well-meaning, well-bred, weak, warm, vulnerable, vivacious, vindictive, venturesome, vague, vacuous, urbane, upright, unstable, unself-critical, unrestrained, unreliable, unreflective, unrealistic, unprincipled, unpolished, unlovable, unimpressive, unimaginative, unhealthy, ungrateful, unfriendly, unfoolable, undogmatic, undisciplined, understanding, unctuous, uncritical, uncreative, uncooperative, unconvincing, uncomplaining, uncharitable, uncaring, unappreciative, trusting, troublesome, trendy, treacherous, transparent, tractable, tolerant, timid, tidy, thoughtless, thorough, tense, teacherly, tasteless, tasteful, tactless, systematic, sympathetic, sweet, suspicious, superstitious, superficial, subtle, submissive, suave, stupid, studious, strong-willed, strong, stoic, stiff, steely, steadfast, stable, sporting, spontaneous, sordid, sophisticated, solid, softheaded, sociable, sober, small-thinking, sly, slow, sloppy, skillful, single-minded, simple, silly, shy, shrewd, shortsighted, sharing, shallow, sexy, serious, seraphic, sentimental, sensitive, selfless, selfish, self-sufficent, self-reliant, self-indulgent, self-denying, self-defacing, self-critical, sedentary, secure, secretive, scrupulous, scornful, scholarly, scheming, sane, sanctimonious, sage, sadistic, rustic, ruined, rowdy, romantic, ritualistic, rigid, ridiculous, reverential, responsive, responsible, respectful, resourceful, resentful, repressed, repentant, reliable, relaxed, regretful, regimental, reflective, realistic, reactive, reactionary, rational, quirky, puritanical, punctual, pugnacious, pruposeful, prudent, provocative, providential, protective, protean, profound, profligate, procrastinating, principled, prim, pretentious, presumptuous, prejudiced, predatory, precise, practical, power-hungry, possessive, popular, pompous, polished, plodding, playful, planful, phlegmatic, pharissical, petty, perverse, persuasive, personable, perfectionist, perceptive, pedantic, peaceful, patriotic, patient, passive, passionate, paranoid, painstaking, overimaginative, outrageous, original, organized, orderly, optimistic, oppressed, opportunistic, opinionated, open, one-sided, one-dimensional, offhand, odd, obvious, obsessive, observant, obnoxious, objective, nonauthoritarian, nihilistic, neurotic, neglectful, negativistic, neat, natty, narrow-minded, narrow, narcissistic, naive, multi-leveled, muddle-headed, morbid, moody, monstrous, money-minded, modest, moderate, mistaken, misguided, miserly, miserable, methodical, messy, meretricious, melancholic, meddlesome, mechanical, mealymouthed, mawkish, mature, maticulous, masculine (manly), many-sided, mannerless, mannered, malicious, magnanimous, lyrical, loyal, lovable, loquacious, logical, libidinous, liberal, leisurely, leaderly, lazy, knowledge, kind, irritable, irresponsible, irrational, irascible, invulnerable, intuitive, intolerant, intelligent, insulting, insouciant, insincere, insightful, insensitive, insecure, inoffensive, innovative, inhibited, inert, indulgent, individualistic, independent, indecisive, incurious, incorruptible, inconsiderate, incisive, impulsive, imprudent, impressive, impractical, impatient, imitative, imaginative, ignorant, idealistic, humorous, humble, hostile, honorable, honest, high-minded, high-handed, hidebound, hesitant, herioc, helpful, hedonistic, hearty, healthy, haughty, hateful, hardworking, gullible, grim, greedy, grand, gracious, graceless, good-natured, gloomy, genuine, gentle, generous, gallant, fun-loving, frivolous, frightening, friendly, freethinking, fraudulent, forthright, forgiving, forgetful, forecful, foolish, focused, flexible, flamboyant, fixed, firm, fiery, fickle, felicific, fearful, fawning, fatalistic, farsighted, fanciful, fanatical, false, faithless, faithful, fair, extreme, extravagant, extraordinary, expedient, exciting, excitable, esthetic, escapist, erratic, envious, enthusiastic, enervated, energetic, empathetic, eloquent, elegant, egocentric, efficient, educated, ebullient, easily discouraged, earnest, dynamic, dutiful, dull, dramatic, domineering, dogmatic, disturbing, distractible, dissonant, dissolute, disruptive, disrespectful, disputatious, disorganized, disorderly, disobedient, disloyal, dishonest, discreet, discourteous, discouraging, discontented, disconcerting, disciplined, dirty, directed, dignified, difficult, devious, destructive, desperate, dependent, demanding, delicate, deep, dedicated, decisive, decent, deceitful, decadent, debonair, daring, cynical, curious, cultured, cruel, crude, critical, creative, crazy, crass, crafty, cowardly, courteous, courageous, cooperative, conventional, contemptible, contemplative, constant, considerate, conscientious, confused, conformist, confident, condemnatory, conciliatory, conceited, compulsive, complaintive, complacent, compassionate, companionly, colorless, colorful, cold, coarse, clumsy, clever, clear-headed, clean, childish, cheerful, charmless, charming, charismatic, challenging, cautious, caring, careless, captivating, capable, cantakerous, calm, callous, calculating, brutal, brittle, brilliant, blunt, bland, bizarre, biosterous, bewildered, benevolent, barbaric, balanced, attractive, athletic, astigmatic, assertive, aspiring, asocial, artificial, articulate, arrogantt, argumentative, arbitrary, appreciative, apathetic, anxious, anticipative, angry, amoral, amiable, aloof, allocentric, alert, airy, aimless, agreeable, agonizing, adventurous, admirable, adaptable, active, accessible and likable people in the world.

We love you all . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR

  • Egypt arrests 3 Facebook administrators ahead of uprising’s 5th anniversary this month
  • 15 New Year Quotes To Post On Facebook, So Everyone Can See How Ready You Are For 2016
  • Facebook resolution: The best thing you can do to safeguard your privacy in 2016
  • Mark Zuckerberg rings in the new year as he shares sweet family photo
  • Facebook fraud gangs turn middle-class teenagers into ‘money mules’
  • Police search for Facebook poster who threatened to kill baby
  • The Best Facebook Resolution You Can Make This New Year’s
  • 46 years of friendship? Facebook glitch bungles the math
  • Facebook’s Free Web-India: Kindness Or Neo-Imperialism?
  • Dog with cold cut crown dupes thousands on Facebook
  • Wyoming Valley senior citizens embrace Facebook

CAUTION Careful, many of these sites employ stalker links, pop-ups and screen spam. Careful where you click . . . an don’t miss the article on stalker links! over in Safenetting

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Offline Pages for Mac 1.0

MADE IN AMERICA Seattle, Washington – Codium Labs has announced the release of Offline Pages for Mac 1.0, one of the most advanced and intelligent offline browsers available on any platform. Offline Pages allows saving almost any website for offline use. Offline Pages Pro for iOS has been available for 5 years, and has been downloaded over 300,000 times, saving over 3.5 million unique web pages for our users. The popular offline browsing app is now available on the Mac, allowing users on the desktop platform to save favorite sites for offsite browsing.   Continue reading »

Apple Pro Training Series

Peachpit has its Apple Certified Pro Training Series of books on sale.  The prices are still more than our user group discount pricing through the Apple User Group Resource Center. (See your MUG’s Apple Ambassador for access to codes.  If your group doesn’t have one, get one.) Continue reading »

Torah Bundle Integrates Jewish Studies and Hebrew Word Processing

 Torah Bundle Integrates Jewish Studies and Hebrew Word Processing The Torah Research Bundle for iOS, now which includes Torah Library, a search and study app for classic Jewish texts, and Davka Hebrew Writer, a Hebrew-English word processor, for iPhone and iPad.

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Cyber Secutiry Update : POS, POP, Cyber Monday, Kim Jong-un, ModPOS, McAfee, South Africa and more !


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Black Friday is over, now Cyber Monday is tomorrow, and upwards to a billion dollars will be stolen from American shoppers in the cybercrime shopping spree. They’ll take your money any way they can — and the only way to avoid it is to get off line and don’t shop. Go to your local store and pay cash. Anyway — there are lots of other evils out there waiting to get you so we’d better get going:

  • Before Shopping Online This Cyber Monday, Secure Your Personal Accounts. Here’s How.
  • Cybersecurity start-ups are proliferating, but sorting out what works is tricky
  • Point of Sale ‘Malware on Steroids’ Could Affect ‘Multiple Millions’
  • South Korea enlists cyber warriors to battle Kim Jong-un’s regime
  • Security Experts Warn of ‘Highly Sophisticated’ ModPOS Malware
  • Cybersecurity professionals: The healthcare industry needs you
  • Top 5 Cyber Monday security threats and what to do about them
  • Don’t expect Anonymous to beat ISIS, cyber-security expert says
  • John McAfee: Volunteers are the key to a secure digital world
  • South Africa Makes Spamming And Phishing Top 40
  • Beware of scammers targeting your smartphone
  • How to protect yourself from cyber crooks

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click! Use the
Click firefox reader mode the Firefox ‘READER’ to avoid screen spam on this site!

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iPhone Update from LG, OLED, 6S or 6S Plus, Lightning port, to Cydia and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers THE LIFE AND TIMES OF IPHONE just keep getting more and more interesting and exciting each passing week. With rumors of iPhone 7 already on the horizon, changes in technology seem to outpace people’s intelligence. Keep up with iPhone InfoManager.

  • LG investment adds new fuel to reports that Apple is planning an OLED iPhone
  • Should you buy a new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, or wait for the iPhone 7? A guide
  • Rumor: iPhone 7 to lose 3.5mm headphone port in favor of Lightning port
  • How to deal with iPhone 6/6 Plus lag and stutter (iOS 9 tutorial)
  • 5 Awesome iOS 9 Cydia Tweaks for iPhone Photos
  • Tricks to free up space on your iPhone

CAUTION Beware, all of these sites, and most news sites these days have lots of screen spam, including stalker links, predators and possibly malware. Use caution and don’t click on anything outside of the article. See how to use the Firefox Reader feature to skip all the screen spam Careful what you click

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Turn an Old Mac Into a Cheap VPN

  This how to article by Thorin Klosowski on

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24 essential OS X El Capitan utilities

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News from Kirkville: the iTunes guy with tips, tricks and news

Kirk McElhearn is the Ask the iTunes Guy Our good friend Kirk McElhearn is back with more great tips — he really deserves the “iTunes Guy” moniker he’s achieved. Here’s another batch of our favorites from Kirk over the past couple of weeks:

  • How to Encrypt Disk Images with Disk Utility to Protect Sensitive Files
  • Pretty Scary Security Problem with Amazon; How Is This Even Possible?
  • Do You Need to Take Screenshots of the Apple TV? Here’s How to Do It
  • Kirk McElhearn’s 10 Essential Mac Utilities
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Google’s “About me”

Google has a new tool that lets you know what they know about you and what they can tell others.  It is About meContinue reading »

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