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User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending 11/28/2015

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  • Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector
  • Safari for iPhone & iPad: How to open tabs in the background
  • My coworkers made me use Mac OS 9 for their (and your) amusement

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Turn an Old Mac Into a Cheap VPN

  This how to article by Thorin Klosowski on

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24 essential OS X El Capitan utilities

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10 iOS Apps That Take It To A New Level

 This article on Make Use Of discusses Accessibility in general first saying:  ”Accessibility refers to designing in a way that allows as many people as possible to access a physical product, service, environment, and/or app at its full potential.”  Continue reading »

Super Screenshot

Lahti, Finland – The team at SuperApp has announced the release of Super Screenshot 1.1.2, an app that makes it easy for Mac users to quickly edit and share screenshots. Super Screenshot App for Macbooks is now available on the Mac App Store and makes it easier than ever for Mac users to easily and quickly take screenshots, edit them, and share them through Dropbox, Trello, or e-mail in as little as one minute. Continue reading »

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 »

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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How do you clone your hard drive?

I just came across a 2007 article on cloning your Mac hard drive.  The author dutifully mentions SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner, both of which I have recommended in the past.   Continue reading »

Cocktail 9.0.1 (El Capitan Edition)

Ekero, Sweden – Maintain has announced the release of Cocktail 9.0.1 (El Capitan Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail‘s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.  Continue reading »

MacXDVD Software

Chengdu, China – MacXDVD Software leads the industry in instant and comprehensive support of the newly released Apple, Samsung and Sony devices. Its flagship app, MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX Video Converter Pro have undergone a major overhaul, presenting a significant leap forward in the scope of DVD ripping and video converting, in particular for the latest iPhone 6S (Plus), iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4 and the new Apple TV 4. Continue reading »

SyncMate 6.1

Frankfurt, Germany – Eltima Software has released SyncMate 6.1. The newest version of this universal syncing tool offers expanded functionality and customizable settings. SyncMate is an essential tool for syncing Mac data with iOS and Android devices, other Macs, MTPs, as well as with online storage accounts such as Google, Dropbox, iCloud and Outlook. It offers Mac users to sync Calendar entries, Contacts, any folders & files, iTunes & libraries, and do it all automatically in the background. Continue reading »

Verba 3D – First of a kind, free app for adding true 3D text to photos

 Verba 3D - First of a kind, free app for adding true 3D text to photos How many times have you wanted to dress up your photos with 3D type? None? Well with all the horrible photography we’re seeing on the web these days, you’d think somone would like to have something to dress up that crap! Verba 3D is an all new iOS application for adding stunning 3D text to photos.

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OCR Instantly 1.1

TheSimplest.Net has announced the release of OCR Instantly 1.1, an update to their app utility developed for iOS and Android devices. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition which is a technology to convert image to text. In the old days it takes a super computer to perform a complex OCR operation but thanks to the wonders of technology it is now available for everyone with a smart phone. This apps takes an image and converts it into digitized text which can then be shared to other applications such as Email and SMS, or simply copy paste the text to anywhere you like.   Continue reading »

New DaisyDisk 4

The best-selling Mac hard drive visualization utility app gets a major update as Software Ambiance has announced that DaisyDisk 4 is now available on The Mac App Store and DaisyDisk website. Featuring a colorful, modern new look, DaisyDisk 4 boasts drive scans that are much faster than any similar app. Continue reading »

Logo Pop Free

MADE IN AMERICA San Francisco, California – 128bit Technologies has announced that its Logo Pop Free software has been downloaded on the Mac App Store over 100,000 times since its debut less than a year ago. Logo Pop Free is a vector based logo design app available exclusively on the Mac App Store for absolutely free. From concept to design to using your logo in print or online, Logo Pop Free is the best, and only, full-fledged free logo design software available, maintaining a top position in the Graphics & Design category!   Continue reading »