How to replace 5 major Yahoo services and delete your Yahoo account

Yahoo! logo…. “Here’s a guide to replacing Yahoo‘s major services with alternative options, then deleting your Yahoo account. …

… “Yahoo’s an old-school Internet portal from the days when everyone set a default homepage in their browser. If the most important thing from a new service is that you have a jumping off point from which to access news, weather, stock information, and email then there are two other big-name options.” …



Facebook Finally Gets Real About Fighting Fake News

Wired Logo… AFTER COMING UNDER heavy public criticism for not taking full responsibility for how it may have affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Facebook has finally laid out how it plans to crack down on fake news. The social network’s corrective updates are starting to roll out right now, and while they won’t solve the problem overnight, they’re an important first step. …

… “We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we’re approaching this problem carefully,” Adam Mosseri, vice president of product management for News Feed, wrote in the blog post announcing these changes. “We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain, and on engaging both our community and third party organizations.”

Facebook’s strategy combines crowdsourcing similar to how Facebook polices mature content, reliance on third-party fact checkers, and financial disincentives for fake news hucksters. Each aspect of the rollout has its strengths, but also invites a few questions. …



Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.1.3 (Sierra Edition)

cocktailEkero, Sweden – Maintain has announced the release of Cocktail 10.1.3 (b), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra 10.12. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Sierra Edition).

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UGNN : MUG world gets active with really good stuff this week 1612-19

InfoManager : what's new online Wow! Lots and lots going on out there — I think this is the biggest edition of Musings we’ve had yet. I want to thank all those who wrote in to add your groups! Have fun discovering all this, and let us know when you post new stuff.

  • This insane example from the FCC shows why AT&T and Verizon’s zero rating schemes are a racket
  • Apple’s special tool to recover data from the MacBook Pro’s non-removable SSD
  • If you’ve ever created a Yahoo account, take these steps immediately
  • Microsoft says MacBook Pro owners are switching to Surface
  • 8 Useful iPad Features You May Not Even Know You Have
  • The best smartphone is the one you already own
  • Guy Kawasaki has officially caught up . . .
  • Replicating a NSA Spy Tool : CYBERWAR
  • Mug doing good in Central Florida!
  • How to Use Tapback Messages on Mac
  • Super Mario Run review for iOS
  • NOAA Science On a Sphere video.
  • Mac Now Supports Windows
  • They don’t like Macs!
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Beware : Netflix phishing expedition wants your payment method!

Netflix Phishing BEWARENetflix users beware of this new phishing campaign… did you get an email from Netflix ?? Continue reading »

Sophisticated, Gestural MIDI Control for all your iOS Devices

AC Sabre Offers Sophisticated, Gestural MIDI Control with iOS Devices AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller, is a revolutionary new music composition app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app makes it easy for music producers, composers, DJs, and other performers to control their music in a way never before possible.

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There’s a new version of Nisus Writer Pro that you really need to discover!

Nisus Software, Inc. releases Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.6 Nisus Software has rolled out a new version of Nisus Writer Pro — the latest release of their powerful word processor for the Mac. This version contains a number of fixes that improve compatibility with macOS Sierra:

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FBI : Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network

Digital Evidence Response Team It was a highly secure infrastructure of servers that allegedly offered cyber criminals an unfettered platform from which to conduct malware campaigns and “money mule” money laundering schemes, targeting victims in the U.S. and around the world. But the Avalanche network, which was specifically designed to thwart detection by law enforcement, turned out to be not so impenetrable after all.

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Accessibility for iPhone and iPad: The Ultimate Guide

Rene Ritchie has written this article for  It actually contains a list of links for detailed instructions.  The links are: Continue reading »

Affinity Photo 1.5

Affinity Photo 1.5 has been released.  It is one of the best photo apps for the Macintosh. (And now cross-platform for Windows too.)  Continue reading »

The iPhone is still the only phone that matters

BGR LogoFrom BGR  …”Come next year, the iPhone 8 will move to OLED screen, and this rumored screen technology change did not go unnoticed. Apple hasn’t even confirmed the move, and yet parts suppliers are already scrambling to meet Apple’s anticipated demand for OLED panels. …

…  “Rumors say that two of Apple’s three new iPhone models in 2017 will stick with LCD screens, which should also help keep LCD prices up. Continue reading »

WiFi Signal Strength Status App

wifi_signal_strength_status_app_for_mac_icon_256x256Bangalore, India – AppYogi Software today is pleased to announce the release of WiFi Signal Strength Status App 1.0, the company’s new utility developed exclusively for macOS. WiFi Signal Strength Status App features a unique, single threaded algorithm to accurately monitor the wireless signal strength of the personal computer network. Continue reading »

UGNN : What’s hot and what’s not in the user group community this week 1612-05

InfoManager : what's new online We picked up some new ideas online this week, with musings from our friends in user groups. We want to give a special shout out to Pam Doughty with her 550 member user group (AUSOM) in Melbourne Australia, Del Missier, and our wonderful friends Gail M Murphy and Sandy Foderick for writing in this week! It’s always a pleasure to know somebody out there is still reading! Anyway, here are just a few others we thought you should see:

  • Apple’s new campus looks like it’s almost ready – according to this drone footage.
  • Downloads Make It Even Easier to Watch Netflix on the Go
  • What if the AirPort Extreme becomes the Siri Speaker?
  • How to Stop Your Computer from Slowing Down
  • Apple to creative pros: Go f*** yourselves
  • Best Apple TV Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
  • How to Stop iCloud Calendar Spam
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Facebook Update : Standing Rock, crooks, homeless, snapchat, click-bait, speeding, fake news and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook This edition has some thrills and chills — but the biggest item to note is how the cybercrime and foreign click-bait companies are capitalizing on the news about the Standing Rock pipeline issues! That’s got to be stopped, and I’ve notice user group members, and many of you reading this right now have shared those memes. Otherwise, it just gets crazier and crazier in the Facebook world!

  • Facebook Scammers Are Profiting From Standing Rock By Stealing Native Artwork
  • Facebook exec: “We resisted having standards” on fake news. “That was wrong.”
  • Facebook might add its own version of Snapchat Discover to your News Feed
  • Facebook to invest $20M in local housing as Silicon Valley faces crisis
  • Denver Health doctor resigns amid controversy over racist Facebook post
  • Man Livestreams 115-mph Joyride on Facebook, Promptly Crashes
  • Facebook is developing AI to bust ‘offensive’ Live video
  • MARSOC Facebook page takes down meme of ‘Saint Mattis’
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Inside IFTTT’s Plan For A More Harmonious Internet

If This Then That, (IFTTT) is trying to work more closely with third parties to make their recipes so that the individual can get more done.  And not coincidentally turn a profit.  Fast Company has this article about this process.

LindenTibbets, IFTTT’s founder and CEO stated: “We want to become a PayPal for access, a trusted third party that facilitates an exchange from one service to the next.“…

Jamie Siminoff, CEO of smart doorbell maker Ring, recently told Fast Company that paying IFTTT for its integration powers was far more cost effective than building them on its own….