Macintosh User Groups on Facebook 12/6/2014

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:  

[_]  Tests show modern SSDs can handle a thousand years of use
[_]  Steve Wozniak on Apple, the Computer Revolution, and Working With Steve Jobs
[_]  How to Change the Default Safari Search Engine in Yosemite

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Now edit Microsoft Office documents from within Dropbox

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Five fixes for OS X Yosemite

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PDFpen 2 for iOS 8

MADE IN AMERICA San Francisco, California – Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac, iPhone and iPad, has announced the release of PDFpen 2 (v2.0), a new version of its popular PDF editor developed for iPhone and iPad devices. PDFpen 2 is fully optimized for iOS 8 with an all new look and feel which runs on both iPad and iPhone. The enhanced toolbar and new editing bar make popular writing and highlighting features easy to access, with minimal taps.   Continue reading »

BEWARE: Costco Spoof spam leads to big trouble

UGNN Facebook Update: : Black Friday, Cyber Monday, who cares? Rumors, news and views — again

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook It’s getting close to the end of the year, and the season is almost over. But Facebook just keeps cranking on with everything from mild to wild, up, down, and far out. So just one more Facebook update before teh end of November …

  • Facebook users warned against buying ‘likes’ from Indian click farms to boost popularity
  • Mike Rowe Schools Liberal Who Attacked Christians, Republicans On His Facebook Page
  • Making of a jihadi: Facebook profile traces how Kalyan youth was drawn to IS
  • Facebook and Twitter privacy policies like ‘engaging with Shakespeare’
  • Facebook has become one of the most powerful tools in politics
  • Did you buy Facebook IPO Stock? Congratulations
  • Facebook page provides glimpse of shooter’s mind
  • How to Turn Off Those Annoying Read Receipts
  • Facebook Inc CFO Dumps All His Stock
  • Don’t Quit Facebook Yet
  • . . . 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. Be very careful what you click.

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Apple InfoManager: News, views, reviews and novelties in and around the Apple world, and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers There are interesting tidbits of news and info coming along all the time and sometimes they’re just too good to pass up. So we thought we would pass these along for fun . . .

  • iTunes 12 Sync Problems: Why Doesn’t Syncing from iTunes to iOS Devices Work?
  • iPhone leads police to burglary suspect in Garden City
  • How to unlock your iPhone for use with another carrier
  • The Apple Watch Has A Feature Called ‘Complications’
  • Six Colors: Attack of the 50-foot Save Sheet
  • ChronoSync 4.5.3 and ChronoAgent 1.4.7
  • Make your Mac look like your Mac
  • and more . . .
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InfoManager : Wearable Technology news, views and reviews 1412

InfoManager : Wearable Technology news Was there anyone left who did not know that last Friday was ‘Black Friday’? Did anyone miss the opportunity to own some new wearable technology? Oh well, maybe it’s not as big of a deal as they might want you to believe. But one thing is for sure — if it’s happening, you’ll see it here in the InfoManager. For instance :

  • Fitbit, Garmin, Samsung Gear Fit Wearable on special discounts at Amazon Black Friday deals
  • Wearable Product: Smartwatch, Wrist Band, smartglasses, Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • FVCC students to use Google Glass to hone surgical technology techniques
  • BrowseTel Receives 2014 WebRTC Conference & Expo V Demo Award
  • Wearable Technology Universe Investigated by SNS Telecom
  • Nest and AIA offer mentoring programme for start-ups
  • Wearable tech set to be a cracker this Christmas
  • BYOD and wearables: Managing security pitfalls
  • Where is wearable technology heading in 2015?
  • Sony Launches Its High-Tech E-Paper Watch
  • Top wearable tech for the holiday season
  • Is Wearable Tech Destined to Fail?
  • . . . and more!
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Pimp Your Mac’s Menu Bar

This article on MakeUseOf by Justin Pot, is a great list of apps you can add to your menu bar.  If your menubar is anything like this mine, this list could add to it or add to your ability to control the clutter.   Continue reading »

SecuritySpy 3.4.3

 Bensoftware has announced the release of SecuritySpy 3.4.3, an update to their multi-camera video surveillance software for the Mac. With features such as motion detection, flexible video/audio capture, and remote monitoring and configuration, SecuritySpy is designed for demanding video surveillance applications. New features in this version include improved motion detection, better network performance and support for more IP cameras.   Continue reading »

5 Easy To Use & Free Alternatives To Microsoft Access

This article on MakeUseOf by Gavin Phillips starts out with “Microsoft Access is a database tool, that is inclusion in the “professional” Windows version of Microsoft Office since 1992. Being the industry standard, it’s also a complex tool with a steep learning curve. If you’re searching for more intuitive and free alternatives with comparable features that are worth your time, look no further.”

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Hutto, Texas – today is pleased to announce its yearly Thanksgiving Sale 2014 with savings of up to 90% off on hundreds of Macintosh games.

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FBI : Child Pornography Case Results in Lengthy Prison Sentences

Digital Evidence Response Team11/13/14 – Couple Abused Child in Their Care … It was a horrific instance of child sexual exploitation that went on for approximately three years. But in the end, Patricia and Matthew Ayers—who pled guilty to crimes against a child in their custody—were recently sentenced to an astonishing 2,340 years collectively behind bars (1,590 for her, 750 for him).

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Cyber Shopping Revolutionized With Manual Online Product Comparison

Free Online Shopping Comparison Service Set to Launch Cyber Monday . . . Online shopping will be forever changed with the launch of Submit and This new online shopping comparison service will launch on Cyber Monday – December 1, 2014.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for November 24 2014


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report On this eve of Thanksgiving, 2014, one thing we should all be thankful for is that they haven’t won yet. The battle rages on, but we’re still a bit ahead of the cyber criminals, spammers, hackers, perverts, politicists, scammers, drug lords, and body peddlers — Oh, they’re still out there — they just haven’t completely taken over yet. Safenetting and UGNN stands vigil :

  • An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls
  • Hewlett Foundation funds new MIT initiative on cybersecurity policy
  • Cyber security awareness still in its infancy, says Sans Institute
  • Auditors: State Department has history of poor cybersecurity
  • VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th consecutive year
  • Anonymous Launches Cyberattack On Ku Klux Klan
  • What’s scary in cybersecurity for 2015?
  • . . . and more!
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