Happy New Year:

The first NatMac meeting of the new year will occur on the 2nd; hopefully enough time for all to recover from the festivities of Monday evening. We had considered moving the January meeting to the following week but I don't think many of our sensible members will so overdue the celebration that attendance will be adversely affected. I hope I'm correct.... time will tell.

I came across this comment about a possible Apple TV.


I'm looking forward to hear what Dean has to say about this. The door prizes this month are a $100 iTunes Gift Card which is good for a lot more that music as apps are purchased in the iTunes store, a D-Link Router, and a Lenovo Notebook Stand. 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. ?
Looking forward to another productive NatMac year. Hope to see you on the 2nd.



Here are some interesting articles:

Facebook ripps toward a new year
Facebook is up, then down. Today it would hardly turn the page. But the news channels are buzzing with other news and the Facebook InfoManager stays right on top of it!
* Facebook vs. Hackers: Why The Social Network No Longer Plays Whack-A-Mole
* Top 10 Facebook Check-Ins For 2012: Southern California And Ballparks ...
* Hands On: Facebook 2.0 for Android gets native code for better speed
* ID mixup of shooter prompts Facebook plea: It wasn t me
* Broward men accused of defrauding Facebook investors
* Washington Post Moves Social Reader Off Facebook
* Buy the Weakness in Facebook, Analyst Says
* The 6 Best Facebook Games of 2012
* How to disable all Facebook apps ... and a lot more!


Apple's Year

This year has in general been another great one for Apple Inc. The stock is a little bit of an exception, but it still is ending way above where it started the year.


SCSC Releases Free eBook: Hard Drive Troubleshooting

SCSC Releases Free eBook: Hard Drive Troubleshooting Software an Computer Systems Company, LLC, (SCSC) has just released a new, free eBook in PDF format title Hard Drive Troubleshooting. The book, which is 141 pages in length is available for free download to any interested users from SCSC s web site


MacOptimizer Optimization features enhances Desktop Genie

MacAppware, a division of 128bit Technologies, announced today a new update to its speedy disk utility application for Mac OS X. MacOptimizer is an incredibly fast and efficient disk utility to quickly help you clean, repair and organize your Mac.


Safenetting : Phishing Report

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report The summer has not seen a decline in spam and phishing. New attacks come every day, and here are just a few from this week . . .
* Outlook.com gets extra anti-phishing and scam-deterrent support
* Connecticut Federal Jury Finds Romanian National Guilty
* Watch Out for Personalized Phishing Attempts
* Seven Arrested In PCeU Phishing Probe
* State sues Fla.-based texting spammer
* World map of phishing attacks
* Gone phishing? and more . . .


Safenetting : Malware is relentless

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report Security ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????alerts are going up everywhere, and the frequency of attacks promises to increase. We publish the most news worthy regardless of platform because no matter which platform you use, malware, virus, trojans, botnets and the evils spawned on the computer world effects us all. . . .
* Latest Mac malware adds to 'troubling trend,' says security expert
* 18 million Android devices could get whacked with malware in 2013
* Secuity firm warns of malware stealing bank data sent by SMS
* Fake CitiBank credit card statement leads to malware
* New malware waits for a mouse click before executing
* New 'Dexter' malware strikes point-of-sale systems
* New Mac Malware charging user's mobile accounts and more . . .


Apple System Status page

Apple has recently had a few examples of downtime. So they have put up a new web page to show the status of various parts of their system.


Onde iTunes Converter

MADE IN AMERICA OndeSoft Corporation has announced their new media converting software Onde iTunes Converter 1.01.5 for Mac OS X. Designed to unlock DRM protected media, Onde iTunes Converter allows users to play and share their purchased material across any and all of their media devices.


iWork Apps Updated

Apple has updated both the iOS and the OS X versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote to version 1.7 (iOS) and 9.3 (Mac).


Google's Remarketing for Search could have huge impact

Marketers urged to get on board with Google s latest Remarketing for Search product or get left behind


iTunes 11 - What's New

Apple has released iTunes 11, about 30 days late from when we were originally told it would appear. The best way to see what s new is to go to the iTunes, What's-new page on Apple.com at: