InfoManager for Monday, November 16th, 2015

by Lynn Wegley, InfoManager, with co-editor Fred Showker

What’s Here:
01  Warning
02  Safenetting: Microsoft, Instagram malware, Apple/Google malware, Feminist and more!
03  UGNN Facebook Update: Paris attacks, solidarity, Marc Andreesen, #PorteOuverte and more
04  10 more hidden features in iOS 9
05  User Groups on Facebook 11/14/2015
06  Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0
07  Google’s “About me”
08  VideoSoap-iOS Video App for Audio Restoration
09  Quotes: Emerson, Johnson, Frisch


01  Warning: As we’ve said many times before, use Firefox’s “reader” icon to avoid being trapped by stalkers and taggers. Most of the sites in the news media employ these forms of malware, and you need to be safe and aware.

See UGNN: “Avoiding Spam Sites” for details


02  Safenetting: Microsoft, Instagram malware, Apple/Google malware, Feminist and more!

   User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report: In this issue, we spent a little more time and rather than a single topic, we researched three to combine the most interesting or pressing of the three into one: malware, phishing, cyber security.
** Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Israel-Based Cyber Security Firm Secure Islands
** Popular Instagram InstaAgent pulled from app stores due to malware discovery
** Apple and Google in mobile malware slip-up – 60 Second Security
** Police Body Cameras Shipped With Pre-Installed Conficker Virus
** Apple boss critical of new United Kingdom cyber security bill
** Senator addresses increasing national cybersecurity breaches
** Must-Read: “The DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity”
** The Biggest Cybersecurity Risk Is Not Identity Theft
** National conference on cyber security begins Tuesday
** New POS Malware Emerges in Time for the Holidays
** US and UK team up for cyber resilience test
** Closing the gap on cyber education


03  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&rfquo;, #PorteOuverte
** Facebook data requests from governments are surging, site says
** Man raped 15-year-old girl, posted video on Facebook


04  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


05  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
It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article.


06  Mac Data Recovery Guru 3.0

   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 were 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.


07  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 me.


08  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.


09  Quotes: Emerson, Johnson, Peters, Frisch

   It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

   We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
– Sonia Johnson

    There is no such thing as an insignificant improvement.
– Tom Peters

    Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.
– Max Frisch


…and have a great week!

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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.

Lynn is currently working to rebuilding the Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society (TUMS) and also is a member of the Apple Corps of Dallas. An active participate on several MUG Facebook pages as well.

Fred has been a user group guy since 1986, through the AOL UG Forum days, then out onto the Web. Fred started and developed the User Group Network as a parallel organization to the Mug News Service, then continued through the founding of the Association of Apple Computer Users and Groups, and continues today at


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