Category Archives: Tips

Tips & Tricks from SGVMUG members.

My iDevice Can Do That?

Smartphones, and their device relatives, are really amazing! Every time you pick one up, it seems, it’s figured out how to do something new; who’d a-thunk? Today, on Consumer Reports, Bree Fowler has a whole bunch of new stuff you … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

iPhones can do a lot of stuff these days; almost makes you wonder if they’ll stop being called phones at some point. Bree Fowler has a very interesting piece on Consumer Reports with some very interesting talents iPhones have these … Continue reading

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Libraries Are Cool These Days!

From the App Store this morning: Supercharge Your Library Card Did you know you have access to hundreds of thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and even comic books - all for free? All you need is a library card. Who knew? … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

If not, you need to! iOS 11.4 is the latest and greatest version of the iDevice operating system, and does some really cool stuff. From being able to access Messages on devices and Macs, to taking-photo hints, to typing??? into … Continue reading

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Had You Heard?

iOS 10.3.3 is a major security update. Alfred Ng, on CNET, reports the following: Apple released a security patch on Wednesday that you should really consider updating to if you enjoy using Wi-Fi on your iOS devices. So, you know, … Continue reading

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cyberBOLO

Be on the lookout… Three New Threats! Today we have three new iOS/macOS cyber threats that have been discovered out in the wild.  Or in other words… about 30 seconds worth of Android malware adventures.   Handbrake gets hacked Popular … Continue reading

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cyberBOLO

Be on the lookout… Aren’t you glad you don’t use Android?   And now for something completely different. Here’s a report that shows that there are something like 8,400 new Android malware instances every day, i.e., one every 10 seconds! … Continue reading

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Search Engine Coolness

And no, I don’t mean Google or Bing. DuckDuckGo is the search engine I have selected on my iDevices (those whose versions of Safari are modern enough to support it, anyway), and I love it. It behaves very well, it … Continue reading

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More El Capitan Advice

Contemplating upgrading to El Capitan (OS X 10.11)? Dr Mac (Bob LeVitus) has a short and sweet article on The Mac Observer, Dr Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #144: Read This Before You Install El Capitan. The bit that caught … Continue reading

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Finding Stuff in El Capitan

Spotlight search has long been one of the greatest features on the Mac (and iOS for that matter), and now with OS X El Capitan the near instant search engine that spans Apple platforms has some new capabilities that make … Continue reading

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