3 things to know about Yosemite and security

  This article by Chuck La Tournous on Macworld’s Web site reminds us that useful features often have a price.   Continue reading »

A Better Finder Attributes 5.28 for Yosemite

A Better Finder publicspace.net has announced the release of A Better Finder Attributes 5.28. The new version features a fresh, “flatter” look to bring it into line with the new Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite aestetics. A Better Finder Attributes has long been known to post-production and digital media producers for its ability to change Finder attributes, such as file creation and modification dates, hidden flags, labels and legacy creator and type codes. Its ability of visualizing and removing hidden files has also been much appreciated by practitioners in those domains.  Continue reading »

Apple Watch InfoManager: the next device – November

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Welcome to the next Infomanager “Apple Watch” column — funny how so many are taking pot shots at Apple’s new baby the Apple Watch! Folks, it just keeps getting better and better when you’re following the UGN Apple Watch Infomanager …
* Apple to sapphire supplier: ‘Put on your big boy pants and accept the agreement’
* Moto 360 vs LG G R vs Apple Watch: The battle of the wearable devices heats up
* Gold version of Apple Watch, in development, could cost whopping $5,000
* 20% of iPhone owners might buy an Apple Watch, report says
* Can Apple Justify the High Price Tag of the Apple Watch?
* Apple Watch before MacBook Air with Retina in 2015
* Timex’s $36 Watch Answer to Apple Watch
* The Smart Watch Buyer: Apple vs Rolex
* What to Expect from Apple Watch Apps
* And now, a smart watch for real men
and more…

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UGNN Facebook Update: : November rumors, news and views

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook We haven’t had a Facebook update since early October, so it’s high time to peek in. Actually Facebook has gotten a little boring, and we’re looking for the next exciting frontier … if it’s happening, you’re reading about it in the UGNN InfoManager . . .
* Facebook photos led to arrest and discovery of explosive chemicals in Rochedale, police say
* This Grieving Dad’s Facebook Picture Is So Chilling That It May Just Save Someone’s Life
* Jerry Seinfeld to Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook: ‘You Might Really Have Something Here’
* ‘Snitches end up dead’ abduction suspect Delvin Barnes wrote on Facebook
* Facebook Just Made It Super Easy to Kick Junk Out of Your News Feed
* Steve Nash addresses angry fans via Facebook letter
* Facebook killing batteries
* Why I’m Still On Facebook
. . . and more
CAUTION Careful, it’s amazing how most of these web sites resort to cybercrime-style pop-up stalker links and screen-spam on all of these pages. Seems there’s a thin line between the news industry! Be very careful what you click.

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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 2014


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The elections are over, and amazingly enough the topics of cybersecurity, malware and hacking have been moved up to the front burner. Why does it take a decade for politicians to catch up with reality. The White House thinks it’s something new. Infomanager reported in 2004 that the White House is under relentless attack. NOW they decide to recognize it??? Oh well, if it’s about spam, phishing, malware, cyber war or security, it’s all in the Safenetting department of UGNN . . .
* 5 Questions For Expert Bruce Schneier After the Latest White House Hacking
* Financial Institutions Examination Council: Security Assessment Results
* Apple neuters iOS WireLurker trojan, researchers find a Windows version
* Wi-Fi traffic can be used as covert communication channel for malware
* ‘Dridex’ malware brings back Microsoft Word macro attacks
* Police can’t stop cybercrimals, but maybe insurers can
* WireLurker: A New Age In Mac OSX, iOS Malware
* Apple security checks may miss iWorm malware
* Clicking on free pizza could spread malware
* BlackEnergy
. . . and more!

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InfoManager : Wearable Technology news, views and reviews for November

InfoManager : Wearable Technology news Just about everyone is buzzing about wearable tech, from your golf gloves to your underwear. As the world of technology becomes a part of the human body, we’ll be there checking out the latest and greatest …
* Can Philips Bring Hope to Those With Chronic Illness through Wearable Technology?
* Fashion Trend Report 5 of 10: 5 Wearable Tech and Tech-Inspired Pieces
* The travel industry will be revolutionized by wearable technology
* Tim O’Reilly: Google’s Mistake With Glass Was Trying To Be Cool
* Microsoft has its head in the cloud over ugly wearable tech
* The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Wearable Technology
* Could check-in times be cut thanks to Google Glass?
* Technology in events to hit ‘all-time high’ in 2015
* Wearable Body Metrics Hexoskin review
. . . and more!

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User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending 11/7/2014

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:  

[_]  WireLurker: A New Era in OS X and iOS Malware
[_]  Disk Drill 2.4: disk space visualization, improved Yosemite support and more
[_]  50 OS X Yosemite Tips & Tricks Continue reading »

My favorite iOS 8 features

Dan Frakes has this article on his blog.    Continue reading »

iComplete 1.1 for iPad, iPhone, and iOS 8

MADE IN AMERICA  Dallas, Texas – Tap Tonio introduce iComplete, an event planner that looks just like a planning book. It synchronizes with your calendar and is a universal app that can be installed on both the iPhone and iPad with a single purchase. Continue reading »

Ring Menu for Mac

The Ring Menu Application for Mac can now be downloaded from the Mac App Store. It adds a circular menu containing apps, files and folders around the mouse cursor which responds to trackpad gestures and keyboard shortcuts.   Continue reading »

Fake Fax wants to add you to cybercrime botnet

This is not an authentic FAX … it’s a malware agent infecting your computer … do NOT click, download or open the attachment!

Malware Spam from Brazil Cybercrime cartel — not Apple

This spam attack came from Brazil, posing as an Apple iTunes alert … DO NOT CLICK . . . please share this, tweet or pin it!

iPhone and iPad Apps for Black Friday : shop ’til you drop!

Apps for THanksgiving

iPad iPhone Apps InfoManager Well, what November InfoManager would be complete without some Black Friday apps . . . you know, the day after Thanksgiving is supposedly the biggest shopping day of the year. Well, we’ll see. But with your iPhone, iPad or Android device, you’ll probably do a little better than the average schmuck. . .
* Black Friday 2014: Ads, Thanksgiving Sales and Holiday Deals
* BlackFriday.com is the authority on Black Friday deals
* Best Deals, Discounts, Sales and Coupons
* Slickdeals – Deals, Coupons & Discounts
* Brad helps you ‘Shop Smart’
* Black Friday on steroids!
. . . and more!

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Thanksgiving games apps for iPhone and iPad

Apps for kids

iPad Apps InfoManager for kids It’s November and you know what that means! Lots of busy planning and scheduling for the big Thanksgiving holiday … there are literally hundreds of apps for kids and the holidays. Here are ones that look pretty good. Beware: there are imposters out there, where companies from Europe and Asia take their existing apps and republish with the word “Thanksgiving” added. So, let’s take a look at just a few legit apps for the kids at Thanksgiving…
* Another Thanksgiving Coloring Book!
* Astraware Thanksgiving Wordsearch
* The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks
* Cute and Fun Thanksgiving Game
* Thanksgiving Fun Coloring
* The ‘next’ Hand Turkey
. . . and more!

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iPhone and iPad Apps for Thanksgiving Part 2

Apps for THanksgiving

iPad iPhone Apps InfoManager Now we continue with more apps for cooking, learning, entertaining and even shopping for the Thanksgiving holiday season…
* How-tos, Recipes, Fashion, Crafts, iPhone Tips and Lifehacks
* The Ultimate Thanksgiving Holiday Song List
* You can have your cake, and eat it, too!
* Take back control of meal time
* A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
* Black Friday 2014 Ads App
. . . and more!

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