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Free Mac Backup Software

It has been said that backup software should work independently of the user.  Otherwise it won’t happen on a regular enough basis.
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10 Computer Tricks Everyone Should Know

The Johnny Lists website by Johnny Webber has this list.  I agree that all of these would be good to know.  On the website, the lists includes links to the methods indicated.  (Some items are more important than others.)

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Mac Data Recovery Guru 4.0

macdatarecoveryguru-iconAuckland, New Zealand – Mac OS X File Recovery has announced the release of Mac Data Recovery Guru 4.0, the important update to its data recovery utility for macOS. Mac Data Recovery Guru offers the ability to recover all common file types that have been deleted from any kind of drive or volume, including files that were lost due to accidental deleting or formatting, hardware malfunction, or any other case of data loss where the original data was not overwritten.   Continue reading »

watchOS 3 guide: 15 essential tips to transform your Apple Watch

watchos-3-scribbleThe folks at TechConnect are beginning to make an impression on me for their Mac articles.  This one starts with:

“You don’t need a Series 2 to seriously upgrade your Apple Watch. Give these watchOS 3 features a shot.”

Some examples of what is covered includes:

  • Customize your Dock
  • Get to know Control Center
  • Take advantage of Scribble

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iPhone 7 Guidebook – Guide book released for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7 Guidebook - Guide book released for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Tap Guides Ltd today is proud to announce the release of iPhone 7 Guidebook, an in-depth eBook available in the iBookstore. iPhone 7 breaks the mold when it comes to design and features. It’s encased in an evocative Jet Black aluminium cover, features two cameras, a stereo audio system, improved 3D Touch and more.

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iOS 10 is out, and it’s designed to completely baffle and frustrate you no end. Here’s help

 The largest iOS 10 course has just been released - Get it now for $9 Apple has just released iOS 10! To help you learn the ropes, Mammoth Interactive has just released a 100-hour course that shows you how to build apps from scratch. Not only is this the largest iOS course ever produced, it’s also freshly updated with pure iOS 10 content. In this course you will learn how to code, design fantastic apps and learn how to profit off of your new skills.

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14 Totally Free Things on the Internet

Mental Floss has posted this article based on another article from Reddit.  Lots of things free things on the net.  This list is what Mental Floss thinks is the best:

  1. College Courses, No Tuition
  2. Self-Destructing Email Addresses
  3. Ambient Sounds for any Occasion
  4. Learn Every Language on Earth
  5. Unlimited Access to a Mega-Library of Documentaries
  6. Someone to Spill Your Guts To
  7. Automatic Alerts or Actions for Everything You Care About (If This, Then That)
  8. Free Used Sh*t
  9. Old-School Video Games
  10. All the Fonts You Could Ever want
  11. Photo Editing with Panache
  12. Piles and Piles of Valuable Coupons
  13. Manage Your Finances and Your Future
  14. Help Feed the World

See the full article herehttp://mentalfloss.com/article/79130/14-totally-free-things-internet-everyone-should-take-advantage/

Google Provides Info on How to Vote in U.S.A.

chrome iconGoogle’s Inside Search blog in an article titled: “Your vote counts” is presenting ways to help you Register to Vote and then How to Vote in November.

The blog article is here: https://search.googleblog.com/2016/08/your-vote-counts.html

When Wikipedia Won’t Cut It

College  Degree.comAlthough Wikipedia is a great place to find information, it’s subject to incomplete citations, biased views, and inaccuracies. And when you absolutely have to have indisputable facts, that’s just not good enough. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives out there that can deliver with high quality accuracy, and we’ve listed 25 of the best here.

The 25 includes the following:

  • AmericanFactFinder: This database from the US Census Bureau is a great source for information on housing, economics, geography and population.
  • Virtual Reference Shelf: This Library of Congress site offers a number of high quality selected web resources.
  • FactCheck.org: FactCheck.org researches politics and delivers the truth on candidates and more.
  • Browse Topics: Maintained by professional librarians, this site links to Federal websites that offer facts.
  • WWW Virtual Library: Created by Tim Berners-Lee, who also created HTML and the Web, this library uses experts to compile high quality information.

GO For the full list: http://www.collegedegree.com/library/financial-aid/25-online-resources-for-reliable-researched-facts/

 

Free Music Archives

FMARecently I’ve recommended movie archives and even mentioned free music done by the same sites on occasion. This week I’ve come across a site that has 100K recordings of music available to the public for non-commercial use. It is at the Free Music Archives.

I got this via ResearchBuzz sending me to a Radio World article at:  http://www.radioworld.com/article/the-future-of-digital-radio-archives/279351. It is an interesting article about maintaining the recordings in readable format.

Go directly to the archives here: http://www.freemusicarchive.org

BTW – They do have apps for iOS and Android as well.

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

Google Drive IconWhether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.

  1. Google Drive can work offline, but you have to activate the feature first: click the cog icon on the front page of Drive, then choose Settings. On the General tab tick the box marked Sync… offline and Drive begins caching recent Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings to your computer. You can’t watch videos or open photos while you’re offline, but you can view, edit and create files in the native Google Drive formats when you don’t have connectivity. …

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New MacUpdate Bundle includes Toast 15 Titanium

MADE IN AMERICA Traverse City, Michigan – MacUpdate, the creator of MacUpdate Desktop, has bundled 10 top Mac apps for only $49.99. Valued at over $500, bundle buyers over save 90% of the regular price.  Continue reading »

MailShot for iOS

  Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Soluble Apps has announced the release and immediate availability of MailShot Pro 5.0, the latest update to one of the most popular group email applications for iOS devices. Continue reading »

The 107 best Mac games

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6 Ways to Use Mac Automator with Your Browser

  MakeUseOf keeps coming up with good how to articles. This one is on Automator used to make your browser more efficient.  Continue reading »