Brainstorming Monthly Topics

I am trying to come up with 11 topics for 2015 for the Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society for 2015.  I’m wondering what every one else is planning.  (We have meetings January through November.)   Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Week ending 10/11/2014

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:  

[_]   20% Discount on iBank via UGAB

[_]  iOS 8 Compass Not Working Properly

[_]  How to Hide or Reveal the QuickType Suggestion Bar on iOS Keyboard 

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MacX Video Converter Pro

With the latest release of Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus, the mobile market is incurring a tsunami. To celebrate the significant milestone, MacXDVD has announced an update to popular MacX Video Converter Pro; now fully supporting iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus as well as other mainstream devices, including the curved Samsung Galaxy Note Edge /Note 4, HTC Desire 816, Sony Xperia Z3 and more. Continue reading »

BluDrive Plus for Apple’s Mac Pro

MADE IN AMERICA Minneapolis, Minnesota – NuMac Solutions LLC has announced the BluDrive Plus. The BluDrive Plus is a Blu-Ray disc drive and 2TB storage solution all inside a round, low-profile aluminum enclosure. Continue reading »

Stop. Think. Connect.

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure. #NCSAM @cyber
Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Time to plan your escape down the ICW? Apps will help

Apps for boating

iPad Apps InfoManager for marine boating and yachting Okay … so it’s beginning to get cold, the leaves are turning … here in Toronto, I can see my breath! It’s time to get back to Virginia — but also time to start planning that escape from wintertime! Head on down the ICW from Norfolk to the Keys! You’ll need some of these apps for boating, cruising, fishing, yachting, sailing, diving and avoiding winter!
* CruiseGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)
* AnchorGuide for the ICW: Hampton to Hilton Head
* Anchor Pointer — GPS Compass & Traveler’s Guide
* When you get there, you’re going to need this!
* Anchor Alarm will remember where you are
* ICW Mile Markers by Tollway Solutions
. . . and more!

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InfoManager : Wearable Technology news, views and reviews 1410-06

InfoManager : Wearable Technology news We’re surfing the waves of the latest buzz on wearable technology! It’s all cool until some fashion dude says “I wouldn’t trade my Rolex for an Apple Watch!” … but one GoPro user filmed an attempted robery at gunpoint!
* The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To “Blade Runner” Designer Syd Mead
* 7 Ways Wearable Technology Will Force You to Change Your Website Strategy
* Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch sports a curved display, 3G connectivity
* Could this ‘Smart Jacket’ save thousands of motorcyclists’ lives?
* The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything
* Is the Apple Watch the Next Huge, Medium, or Mini Hit?
* Why the Gap Between Fashion and Tech Still Exists
* e-label regulations for wearable tech rolled out
. . . and more!

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UGNN Cybersecurity & Malware Report for October 2014


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Remember : October is Cyber Security month! Cybersecurity, cyberwar, phishing, malware, and other dangers of the connected world — we track them all! This week all topics are combined into a much longer post, just to keep them all together. It’s all in the InfoManager this week . . .
* The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Age of the Cloud and Internet of Things
* BadUSB Malware Can Turn Thumb Drives Into Cyberweapons! How Can You Avoid It?
* Survey: Identity Theft, Cybersecurity and Terrorism Top Americans’ Concerns
* Cloud computing, drones, cyber security and more on NOLATech Week schedule
* Ottawa cyber-security panel pulls back curtain on battle against hackers
* Mac malware botnet alert: Reddit-powered botnet infected over 18,000 Macs
* Apple Updates Malware Definitions to Protect Against Botnet Threat
* Visual Basic Rises Again as a Document Malware Scripting Language
* Year of the RAT: China’s malware war on activists goes mobile
* How Retro Malware Feeds the New Threat Wave
* New Mac Malware Uses Reddit to Communicate
* Cybersecurity stocks red-hot after breach
* October is cyber security awareness month
. . . and more!

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User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending October 4th 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:   Continue reading »

What is the status of Activation Lock?

Starting with iOS 7, Apple added an Activation Lock on its iOS devices.  With iOS 8, they have made the Locked condition, the default.  In both cases, the idea is to limit the value of theft for the devices.   Continue reading »

TrueHDR updated for iOS 8

MADE IN AMERICA Boston, Massachusetts – Pictional has announced the release and availability of TrueHDR 3.0, an update to True HDR, the iPhone/iPad app for high dynamic range (HDR) photography. TrueHDR‘s latest release is optimized for iOS 8, and has added capabilities including greatly increased dynamic range, user-adjustable exposure bracketing, live histogram preview, adjustable highlights/shadows, timer, and a composition grid. Continue reading »

ChronoAgent for Yosemite

MADE IN AMERICA Casselberry, Florida – ChronoAgent for Mac by Econ Technologies has been updated to version 1.4.7. This update features better performance and error handling, minor user interface tweaks when running on Yosemite, and various bug fixes. ChronoAgent 1.4.7 is $10 and as always, all existing ChronoAgent users update for free. No user is ever left behind.   Continue reading »

FBI : National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

Digital Evidence Response Team Every October since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month — administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — reminds us of the importance of protecting not only our individual identities, finances, and privacy but also our country’s national security, critical infrastructure, and economy. Cyber security is a responsibility shared by all — the public sector, the private sector, and the general public.

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Apple User Group Advisory Board

I believe that there are some Mac user groups not taking advantage of the benefit of being a recognized Apple User Group.   Continue reading »

UGNN Facebook Update: : October rumors, news and views

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook It’s always fun gathering the blurbs for Facebook in the InfoManager because there’s so much crazy stuff going on there … if it’s happening, you’re reading about it in the UGNN InfoManager . . .
[_] Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order
[_] How Facebook and Google are taking over your online identity
[_] Scottsdale writer uses Facebook to solve a family mystery
[_] Baby Dreamer in court for Facebook viral video attack
[_] Facebook Post Alerted Cops to FAA Fire Suspect
[_] Facebook Messenger is actually a monster hit
[_] Globe brings back free Facebook
. . . and more
CAUTION Careful, we’ve found a pop-up ad splash screens and other stalker links and screen-spam on all of these pages. Seems the news industry has now resorted to heavy screen-spam to make revenue! Be very careful what you click.

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