Hello Again:

As I age time seems to go by ever more quickly. I sometimes use a sig on my emails supposedly attributed to Andy Rooney which says, ?Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer to the end you get the faster it goes". But this month is just ridiculous.

It literally seems we just had our July meeting. But I'm looking forward to Wednesday and Dean explaining even more details of the new OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. I'm also going toast him to explain imap mail and why since I changed from pop I keep downloading all the messages I deleted.

Thanks to the efforts of member Scott Mugan our domain name is now natmac.org, which reflects our status correctly as not a commercial enterprise. But I don't understand why the dot com address still appears after typing in the dot org address. Hope Scott can explain.

I have received a request for a demo/instructional segment on Bento. If someone is fluent with this application and would like to do it please let me know.

The door prizes this month will consist mostly of items not awarded last month, as follows:

Canon 14 MP digital camera
Linksys wireless N router
iHome speaker lamp for all MP3 players 50 pack of DVD disks
protective sleeve for an iPad

The usual rules will apply; each paid membership will receive one raffle ticket but additional tickets can be purchased at the cost of $1 or 6/$5. Only one prize per membership still applies.

Below are some articles of interest followed by the User Group Discounts and the photo of the month.

Hope to many of you at the meeting on Wednesday, Pete

Final Cut Pro 7 eBook Available for Free

'Final Cut Pro Killer Secrets' by Martin Baker is
available for free download (previously $9.99). This 122 page eBook is a collection of over 170 tips and time saving techniques for the Final Cut Pro 7 editor. Written in a
clear and accessible style, its 10 chapters cover a comprehensive range of subjects including capturing, importing, editing, effects, audio and exporting.


Photo Notes Focuses on E-Sharing

Photo Notes Pro and Photo Notes Free 2.2.5 for iOS, are major updates to the popular Photography app that lets users add captions, images, and decorative shapes to photos.


Cocktail 6.0

Maintain has announced the release and immediate availability of Cocktail 6.0 (Mountain Lion Edition).
Cocktail (Mountain Lion Edition) is a new edition of
Cocktail that is fully compatible with the upcoming Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8).


Safenetting : Malware Report

Our earlier report this week just wasn't enough
- we have to file once again . . .
* Facebook Users Claim Malware Checkpoint Locked Their Accounts * Intel OS X binary of latest multiplatform malware discovered
* Android malware's dirty secret: Repackaging of legit apps
* Cross-platform Trojan attacks Windows, Intel Macs, Linux
* New Zeus malware grabs victims' money via Facebook, GMail

and more . . .


10 Essential Mac Apps

MacLife has joined the Mac Bundle business. Their first offer has $926 worth of apps for $49.99.



Ignition Soft has announced the availability of its productivity app EverClip 1.0.0, exclusively iPhone and iPod touch. Clip texts and images from other apps, which supports copy & paste function, and organize them in EverClip before sending to Evernote.


Add 5 Finder Functions to Mac with 2 Apps

The actual title of this article on Mac360 - by Jack
Miller is actually '5 Finder Functions Your Mac Doesn't Have But You Get With These Two Apps.' The two apps in discussion are TotalFinder and Neu.


Lion Tweaks 2.01

Lion Tweaks is a freeware utility from Fredrik Wiker. Version 2 added support for Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper. The idea is to put back some of the features that were discontinued with Lion.


6 Ways to Regain Disk Space on Mac

MacLife has posted this article about regaining disk
space on your Mac. In these days of 500+ GB disks, us old timers wonder how you could possibly have disk space issues.

But it does happen.


Safenetting : Malware Report

Phishing, attack sites, and malware sites keep getting hotter, as the summer grinds on. Headlines since last time . ..

  • *  Scam Warning: Citadel Malware Delivers Reveton Ransomware

  • *  Another malware sneaks past Google Play's defenses

  • *  alware deadline passes, very few knocked offline

  • *  Flame malware prompts Windows encryption revamp

  • *  Apple App Store gets first malware app and more . . .


    SkyDrive workaround for Office

    As stated earlier, Microsoft isn't supporting Office on
    iOS. But this article on itbusiness.ca by Ian Paul talks
    about how to use Google's Chrome on iOS to access Office 365 Web Apps.



    Multi-Platform Coverage for 2012 Summer Olympics

    The Wall Street Journal has announced its comprehensive multi-platform coverage plans for the 2012 Summer Games in London. Coverage will be integrated into all of the
    Journal's digital platforms - web, mobile, social, and live

    video - and span nearly all sections of the paper, including up to three additional Sports pages six days a week during the Games.



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