by Lynn Wegley, InfoManager, with co-editor Fred Showker
01 Here’s the one to watch
02 Note about Apple:
03 Apple 2014 WWDC Announces OS X Yosemite
04 Apple Unveils iOS 8, the Biggest Release Since the Launch of the App Store
05 Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK With Over 4,000 New APIs
06 Apple Announces OS X Yosemite
07 iPhone InfoManager: a new iPhone 6? Here we go!
08 QR Code & Barcode Reader/Generator Qrafter Pro
09 Take Polaroid selfies with Polaroid Instant 3.0
10 101 Useful Web Sites
11 Apple is slowly turning Macs into iPhones
12 The End of Photo365 Failure
13 Watch THIS: Mac 30 – Thirty years of innovation
14 Quotes: About failure
01 UGNN Facebook Update: ads, nipples and drive-by malware, oh my!
Here we are with good news and bad news. Facebook lifted the “nipples” ban… and the bad news? Fake video buttons may infect you with evil… at any rate, and you thought Edward Snowden is bad? Now everyone gets a dose of evil with Facebook spy ad tracking. Let’s see:
[_] Facebook Scraps Ban On Nipple Photos, Because It’s High Time To “Free The Nipple”
[_] Facebook’s new ad settings are great for customers. Too bad we aren’t customers.
[_] Facebook Is Giving Us New Ways To Brag About Weight Loss And Annoy Our Friends
[_] Mauritanian group issues Facebook threat against female activist: UN
[_] Facebook monitoring your online activity on multiple sites
[_] Yo Facebook, Ban Links With Fake Video Play Buttons
[_] Facebook’s ad targeting is getting even richer
02 UGNN Cyber Crime Update: Drive-by malware, Android intrusions, World Cup virus
UGN Safenetting and Malware report Spam, phishing, malware, cybercrime, cyber security, all evil – we’ll begin merging our online evil posts all in one place! This edition sees more woes for Android users, break-ins, and World Cup malware for all… Follow the InfoManager:
[_] Undetected malware concerns two-thirds of small business owners, survey finds
[_] Fake, malicious World Cup-themed apps targeting Android users
[_] Malware Targets Retailers Using Cloud-based PoS Services
[_] Be warned: Sage scam invoice e-mail is doing the rounds
[_] Mutant Malware Threatens US Android Phones
[_] Data on our data: 100000 malware implants
[_] Does iOS malware actually exist?
03 IDG: API Monitoring Managing Vulnerabilities, The Internet is Broken
This year is 25 years since the creation of the World Wide Web, and it’s come a long way. But, is it all it could be? Is it a disappointment? And where will it be in 2025? We take a look…
04 MUGS Talk on Facebook
What is being discussed on Facebook MUG pages this week:
05 First Ever Video of Apple Store Opening Prep
Apple has posted on YouTube a video that hints at the complexity and energy behind a store opening.
06 Studio Design 2.0 now available with live remix camera & more
Studio 2.0 has been designed to help users create visuals they never thought they could with the power of remixing – reusing design layers created by other users. Users can remix designs in 2 taps with the new remix camera. Tapping remix under any post of another designer launches its design layers over a live camera view. Anyone can design their life by snapping photos with the remix camera.
07 Steadicam Smoothee Bonus Pack for iPhone 5 and GoPro
The introduction of Steadicam in 1976 revolutionized the world of film and video. Over the past three decades, Steadicam has been an invaluable, dynamic production tool in the industry. New generations of Steadicam camera stabilizing systems have been comprehensively redesigned to unleash endless creative possibilities. When purchasing a Steadicam Smoothee, users can now enjoy two mounts for the price of one. The new bonus pack features a mount for iPhone 5/5s and a mount for GoPro HERO cameras, offering even more stability for no extra cost.
08 EverWeb 1.4 Released
RAGE Software has announced an update to EverWeb, the easy to use Web site design and publishing tool for OS X. EverWeb aims to remove all the hurdles from designing, creating, and publishing professional Web sites with a complete drag and drop user interface for Web site creation combined with a one-click publishing solution. EverWeb users never have to write any code or focus on any of the technical details when designing a Web site. EverWeb 1.4 adds major enhancements to the Image Gallery, Navigation Menu, Image Slider, Facebook, and HTML Snippet widgets.
09 Prep for iMovie on iOS
Prep for iMovie on iOS has just undergone a major content update. All video tutorials now teach the latest version of iMovie for iOS’s iPad and iPhone. All finger swipes were photographed in two camera angles, for painstaking accuracy. In addition, the videos use visual highlighting to indicate the next step finger-action the user must take. There is no comporable learning product on the market.
10 Quotes: Aging and growing old
I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.
– Susan Sarandon
I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.
– Margaret Mead
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
– Douglas MacArthur
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
– Oscar Wilde
…and have a great week!
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** THE INFO MANAGER
A weekly column from the mice of Lynn Wegley and Fred Showker.
Lynn is a UGN veteran (AOL User Groups Forum) and User Group Network. He’s been a supporter and volunteer on many, many UGNet and User Group Academy projects. As a long time user group member, he’s been a volunteer from Honolulu to Boston and beyond.
Currently working primarily with the Cowtown MUG of Ft. Worth but also works with the Apple Corp of Dallas and is a lifetime member of TUMS, the Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society.
Fred has been active in UGs since 1986, first the AOL UG Forum, then the User Group Network. He spoke at the original AppleWorld in 1987, and served as Apple User Group Advisory Board Member for three years. He founded the User Group Academy and the Appleseeds Foundation
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