UGNN Facebook Update: Paris attacks, solidarity, Marc Andreesen, #PorteOuverte and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook

  • This man has been tasked with turning Facebook into a best friend that can get you whatever you need
  • Witness Inside Bataclan Hall In Paris Posts Chilling Account On Facebook From Inside
  • Marc Andreessen Sold 73 Percent of his Facebook Stock in the Last Two Weeks
  • A new Study: Quitting Facebook will make you happier and less stressed
  • This Facebook Feature Kept People Connected During the Paris Attacks
  • How to change your Facebook photo to blue, white, and red for Paris
  • Paris attack survivors use Facebook “Safety Check,” #PorteOuverte
  • Facebook data requests from governments are surging, site says
  • Man raped 15-year-old girl, posted video on Facebook

CAUTION Careful, many of these sites employ stalker links, pop-ups and screen spam. Careful where you click . . . an don’t miss the article on stalker links! over in Safenetting

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10 more hidden features in iOS 9

BGR had previously published an article about”The 9 best new features in iOS 9,”  That article talked about:   Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook 11/14/2015

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • How to Use Your iPad Pro as a Second Display with your Mac
  • Why does Windows require so much hands-on maintenance?
  • Pages 5.6.1, Numbers 3.6.1, and Keynote 6.6.1 for Mac
  • Firefox for iPhone and iPad now available in the App Store for free

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Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0

Auckland, New Zealand – Mac OS X File Recovery has announced the release of Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0, an important update to its data recovery utility for Mac OS X. Mac Data Recovery Guru recovers all common file types from any kind of device that was deleted, including those that were lost due to accidental deleting or formatting, hardware malfunction, or any other case of data loss where the original data was not overwritten.  Continue reading »

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 »

VideoSoap-iOS Video App for Audio Restoration

 VideoSoap-iOS Video App for Audio Restoration available on the App Store I see and hear it all the time. Videos that would normally hit the spot — but don’t because of poor sound quality. It’s a tough nut to crack, but VideoSoap app offers easy-to-use audio restoration for videos on the Apple iPhone and iPad. Continue reading »

InfoManager: is ad-blocking good or bad! Ad-blocking helps sites suck less

Ad blockers keep you secure Congratulations to YOU! Good news for you! The web-surfing public has discovered they can get rid of those rude, insidious, intrusive online ads and have effectively saved hundreds of thousands of hours and avoided some of the worst evils on the web! Bad news for money monger web sites: an estimated billion in revenue lost to ad blockers. But hey, we’re always here to help User Group members have a safer, more beneficial, more plearurable experience with technology. From our early days setting up Apple eWorld and AOL groups fighting spammers and flamers to keeping you informed today, that’s what InfoManager is all about

  • The industry bites itself, bites back, screws users. Where will it end
  • The digital media industry needs to react to ad blockers … or else
  • A prominent ad-blocker-blocker served malware to Economist readers
  • Is Alphabet Inc Worried Ad Blocking Will Cut Into Revenue?
  • Ad-Blocking Has Online Ad Industry On The Run
  • How the IAB plans to fight ad blocking

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Safenetting : China to Washington, DoD, cyber risks, lethal cyber warfare and more!


User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report A reader comments “I thought this was a respectible site?” Folks, even the best sites are now beseiged with hidden evils … even your favorites! (Well, except for You can’t help it, and with the money-hungry criminal world, the online target represents the easiest to attack. Yes, we’re talking billions, and maybe your own personal safety! So here are just a few of the headlines:

  • Protecting the future: working together to combat tomorrow’s cyber-security risks
  • Lethal Cyber-Warfare: Pentagon Secretly Develops Cyber Weapons Able to Kill
  • Cybersecurity: It’s About Maximizing Trusted Routines, Resources
  • DoD gives how-to guide for decreasing cyber risk in programs
  • It’s Time for Campaigns to Get Serious About Cybersecurity
  • House Democrats to talk cybersecurity in China

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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The essential geo mapping outdoor nav that doesn’t have to be connected!

 Introducing Theodolite 5.0 - now with offline Outdoors maps Hunter Research and Technology has now updated its flagship augmented reality navigation app. Theodolite is a multi-function viewfinder for iPhone and iPad that combines a compass, two-axis inclinometer, rangefinder, GPS, map, nav calculator, tracker, and geo-tag photo/movie camera into one indispensable app. Uses are endless, and the app is great for hiking, boating, hunting, golf, outdoor sports, sightseeing, navigation, and finding your way around. With professional grade features, Theodolite is used extensively by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, competitive sportsmen, first responders, military personnel, and search and rescue workers around the world.

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Tune Sweeper 4 Now Identifies Apple Music Tracks in iTuneseeper 4 Now Identifies Apple Music Tracks in iTunes

 Tune Sweeper 4 Now Identifies Apple Music Tracks in iTunes Wide Angle Software Ltd, a company known for creation of the popular iTunes clean-up software, Tune Sweeper 4, announces an outstanding new software feature. Tune Sweeper 4 now identifies tracks from Apple Music, making it easy to see which songs will vanish from iTunes if users cancel their Apple Music subscription.

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User Groups on Facebook November 7, 2015

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  • New Apple TV 4 is also a nice gaming console!!
  • Retroactive disaster: Not even math can save the Apple Watch
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Use ‘Hey Siri’ Like Phrase On Mac OS X

Redmond Pie starts with this:

OS X 10.11 El Capitan contains a hidden little feature that allows a Mac to listen for a word or phrase to trigger text dictation and some voice commands, much like ‘Hey Siri’ on iOS devices or Apple Watch for invoking Siri voice assistant.  Continue reading »

Beamer 3.0

Utrecht, Netherlands – Tupil has announced the release and immediate availability of Beamer 3.0, a major update to their Mac OS X video streaming app. Beamer 3.0 allows users to stream any video file from a Mac to any Apple TV or Chromecast or Google Cast-supported high definition television. The app also includes subtitle support, and allows users to fast-forward, reverse, or completely skip to the next movie using the Apple TV RemoteContinue reading »

Star Walk Kids Comes to Apple TV

MADE IN AMERICA Alexandria, Virginia – Vito Technology has launched Star Walk Kids specifically for Apple TV running tvOS, Apple‘s all-new operating system, based on Apple’s iOS. Star Walk Kids is now available to users directly through the new Apple TV App Store. Continue reading »

TSpeaker – iOS Text-to-Speech App

MADE IN AMERICARochester, New York – Duo-Pisces has announced the release of Speaker 1.0 for iOS devices. Speaker is a text-to-speech app which can speak out loud any text in all the languages that iOS devices support. The text length can be either a short sentence or a lengthy story. Continue reading »