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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

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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

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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 »

Animated Biography of Steve Jobs

This video is an animation that was created by employees of the QuartSoft’s Marketing Department. What makes it especially interesting is that there is a second part that shows what else is going on at that time in other parts of the industry.

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Open Office Macros

Have you decided to use Open Office instead of the Microsoft product?  Did you know that Open Office has macros?   Continue reading »

Write an inspiring message today, get it tomorrow — note to self

 iOS app, Tomorrow helps record inspiring messages today, get it tomorrow Moments of inspiration and motivation are fleeting. Paper and pen, which are quite handy, lack the spontaneity matched by these moments. The developer behind Tomorrow is pleased to announce the launch of an app that provides an easy way to record inspirational thoughts and messages which are sent to your future self.

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1 TB Flash Drive Upgrade for Original Macbook Pro Retina

MADE IN AMERICA  San Dimas, California – MCE Technologies (MCE) has announced it is shipping the highest capacity flash storage upgrade solution for the 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Mid 2012 – Early 2013). The MCE 1TB and 500GB Flash Drive Upgrade Kits include a specially designed USB 3.0 enclosure to house the original flash drive to facilitate easy data transfer, all necessary tools to perform the installation, an illustrated installation guide, and drive cloning software. Continue reading »

Smartphone Battery Myths, Explained

 Thorn Klosowski, wrote this article on  He lists 5 Myths that surround the battery in a smartphone.   Continue reading »

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

Kirk McElhearn is the Ask the iTunes Guy Our good friend Kirk McElhearn sends all kinds of great tips all the time, and with the new Music, he really deserves the “iTunes Guy” moniker he’s achieved. Here’s another batch of our favorites from August and September:

  • iOS 9 Spotlight App Search: All Apps Enabled by Default Doesn’t Make Sense
  • iOS 9 Sync Issues, and Shares a Trick for Syncing Videos Efficiently
  • Not Convinced by Apple Music? Here’s How to Turn Off Auto-Renewal
  • New Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Feature in iOS 9
  • How to Use Content Blockers (Ad Blockers) in iOS 9
  • Publishers Neglect of Ebook Quality is Frustrating
  • iOS 9 Security and Privacy Features Explained
  • Adjust 3D Touch Sensitivity on the iPhone 6s
  • Quickly check your battery levels.
  • Why I’m Paying for Apple Music
  • The Many Ways I Avoid Ads
  • Apple’s Bloated Website
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Create Booklet 1.2 for OS X

 Ratingen, Germany – TheKeptPromise has announced the release of Create Booklet 1.2 for Mac OS X, an update to its app and PDF service. The app allows the user to create a booklet from almost any file from within almost any software. Create Booklet is the standard solution for creating booklets since 2005, with over 100,000 users.
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Enhancements in OS X El Capitan

As usual, Apple has provided us a starting point with a list of what is new in El Capitan.   Continue reading »

ShutOff App

Guatemala City, Guatemala – AllPlusGT has announced the release of a complete parental control app ShutOff! It’s the first app to finally give parents what they really want: Control over the intrusions of the digital world that interrupt family time, outdoor play, and the quieter pursuits of study or sleeping. It puts an end to those upsetting times when families are together, but no one is really paying attention.  Continue reading »