Irwin Wagman Obituary – 11/28/2015

December 5, 2015

Filed under: General — Steve Rea @ 5:25 pm

IMG_3433Irwin Wagman, 80, died November 28, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with mantle cell lymphoma.

Source: Irwin Wagman Obituary – Rochester, NY

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Apple Products Help Sessions @ Tech Age

September 28, 2013

Filed under: General,Meetings — Steve Rea @ 6:53 pm

A joint presentation of the Tech Age Adult Computer Learning Center and Apple CIDER Computer Users Group.

 

Instructor: Steve Rea, Apple Certified Macintosh Technician

Assistant: Irwin Wagman, Tech Age Coach

Ask any question you may have on any Apple Product:

iPhone,  iPad,  iPod,  iMac, or MacBookPro

 

All are welcome. Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday October 12th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

TechAge Adult Computer Learning Center at the Feinbloom Library

JCC of Greater Rochester

1200 Edgewood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

Future meetings Nov. 16 and Dec. 14

 

 

 

 

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TidBITS: Explaining the Apple Ebook Price Fixing Suit

July 17, 2013

Filed under: General — Steve Rea @ 7:47 pm

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the news that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote has ruled against Apple in the antitrust suit filed against the company by the U.S. Department of Justice and 33 states, saying that Apple conspired with five major publishers to raise the retail prices of ebooks. Apple has announced that it will appeal, denying any wrongdoing. Initially, the next trial was supposed to set damages, but I imagine that will be set aside until the appeal is decided, first at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, and then the Supreme Court if necessary.

via TidBITS: Explaining the Apple Ebook Price Fixing Suit.

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Everything announced at Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote in one handy list – The Next Web

June 13, 2013

Filed under: General — Dennis Wurster @ 12:01 am

Everything announced at Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote in one handy list – The Next Web.

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Apple adds two-step authentication option for iCloud, Apple IDs | Macworld

March 28, 2013

Filed under: General — Steve Rea @ 9:50 pm

Apple adds two-step authentication option for iCloud, Apple IDs

via Apple adds two-step authentication option for iCloud, Apple IDs | Macworld.

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How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari

January 16, 2013

Filed under: General,Meetings — Steve Rea @ 8:56 pm

Due to the numerous recent exploits found in Java, it is recommended to disable Java, unless you are sure you need it.  Java is used for remote access programs like LogMeIn and GoToMyPC.  It is also used for OpenOffice and it’s cousins.

Learn How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari and other browsers.

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Apple Quickly Updates Malware Definitions to Detect New SMS Scam Trojan – Mac Rumors

December 15, 2012

Filed under: General — Steve Rea @ 5:19 pm

Earlier this week, Russian security firm Dr. Web published a blog post announcing the discovery of a new OS X trojan horse known as “Trojan.SMSSend.3666”. The malware masquerades as an installer for various software titles, but tricks users into signing up for subscriptions through their mobile devices.

via Apple Quickly Updates Malware Definitions to Detect New SMS Scam Trojan – Mac Rumors.

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Use iTunes 11 The Right Way With These Tips And Tricks [Feature] | Cult of Mac

December 12, 2012

Filed under: General,Product Reviews — Steve Rea @ 9:46 pm

iTunes 11 just came out, and if you’ve upgraded, you know that it has changed many of the familiar features and moved many of them to different places. Let’s take a look at the different ways to use iTunes 11 the right way, with the following tips and tricks.

via Use iTunes 11 The Right Way With These Tips And Tricks [Feature] | Cult of Mac.

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Is iTunes Plus gone? iTunes 11 offers DRM-free audio re-downloads | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

December 12, 2012

Filed under: General,Product Reviews — Steve Rea @ 9:39 pm

No need to pay any more for iTunes Plus to upgrade your 128k MP3’s to the better quality 256k AAC.  Using iTunes download from the Cloud now!

Is iTunes Plus gone? iTunes 11 offers DRM-free audio re-downloads | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

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Take Control of Messages book offer

November 14, 2012

Filed under: General — cpeterson @ 10:31 pm

Communicate more effectively with “Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion”

In 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple replaced the long-standing iChat program with Messages, which takes its interface cues from the iPad version of the program. Although Messages looks easy, many people have had trouble understanding how to integrate different chat services and Apple devices, now that messages can appear on Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

For instance, should you use iMessage or AIM to chat with your friend? What if he’s home on his Mac or out while using his iPhone? Can you add someone else to the chat? What if you want to switch to an audio chat? To video? For video, should you use Google Talk or FaceTime? And so on. The mechanics may be simple, but the setup and human interactions are anything but.

To bring some sense to the situation, we asked networking guru Glenn Fleishman to explain how you can bend Messages to your will, and the fruits of his labor are now available for in the 113-page “Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion.” The book normally costs $10, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to $7. Learn more about the book via the coupon-loaded link below.

http://tid.bl.it/tco-messages-mountain-lion-mug-discount

With this ebook in hand, you’ll discover:

* The difference between SMS, instant messaging, and iMessage – plus why you should care.

* How to convert your iChat experience to the brave new world of Messages.

* Why it is that Messages lets you set up accounts at five different services (plus Bonjour), and how to figure out which you should use in any given situation.

* In an iMessage account, how to configure which email address(es) and iPhone number(s) should receive messages on your Mac.

* How to use Google Talk with Google two-factor authentication.

* How to send messages – and set your online status – with an eye to etiquette and conventions.

* What an instant-message buddy is, why it’s awkward that iMessage doesn’t have buddies, how to get buddies, organize buddies, and even delete or block a buddy.

* How to exchange photos, videos, business documents, and other files via Messages.

* The best way to add a spoken conversation or video to a connection, whether through an iMessage/FaceTime chat or an instant-messaging service.

* How to view and control the Mac screen of the person you’re chatting with (or vice-versa).

* And much more…

As always, thank you for your support of the Take Control series!

cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers

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