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 Apple Announces iOS 8 at World Wide Developers Conference
Apple announced several new features in the SDK for Apple Developers giving them more options to include features in their apps for iOS 8 which it expects to release this fall. According to Apple's web site they are:
  • Share: enables your app to share photos, videos, websites, and other content with social websites and other entities.
  • Photo Editing: Embed your filters and editing tools directly into the Photos app, so users can easily apply your effects to images and videos without having to import them into your app.
  • Custom Actions: Create your own custom action buttons in the Action sheet to let users watermark documents, add something to a wish list, translate text to a different language, and more.
  • Storage Provider: You can now provide a document storage location that can be accessed by other apps. Apps that use a document picker view controller can open files managed by the storage provider or move files into the storage provider.
  • Document Picker: The document picker view controller grants your users access to files outside your app’s sandbox. Documents are easily shared between apps, enabling users to edit a single document in multiple places.
  • Custom Keyboard: Custom keyboards with different input methods and layouts for users to install and use system wide. What's that mean to you? Swype and other third party available on Android will become popular,you'll have options to store and perhaps edit on multiple favorite cloud storage sites. You can share documents between apps. For more information: Your fav apps can be included in the notifications areas. Most of these are available on the Android platform. More info .
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     June 02, 2014 GameOver Zeus (GOZ) CERT ALERT
    "US-CERT has issued an alert describing the GameOver Zeus malware used by cybercriminals to collect banking information such as login credentials. This alert identifies the systems affected, the impact of the malware and possible solutions." The manner of infection is often through "phishing" emails, WUGNET advises users to THINK before they click. Scrutinize every email you think is coming from your bank, financial institution or even a vendor. Look for tell tale signs. Good scammers don't make too many mistakes. Hover your mouse over all links before clicking. Makes sure you see a https:// and valid link to your financial institution. If in doubt don't click. Call customer service. Make sure you anti-virus and anti-malware are up to date. We recommend malwarebytes.org .
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     Still using Windows XP or Office 2000 Get Legacy Support Here!
    Microsoft stopped most support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 however, you can always find FREE support for Windows legacy operating systems in our Computing Support Forums or go directly to our Legacy Office Support Section
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     CERT ALERT: Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP and Office 2003
    The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has issued an alert concerning the end of life for XP support. The CERT statement. "Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to an elevated risk to cybersecurity dangers, such as malicious attacks or electronic data loss. Users may also encounter problems with software and hardware compatibility since new software applications and hardware devices may not be built for Windows XP or Office 2003. Organizations that are governed by regulatory obligations may find they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements. Read More By Howard Sobel.
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     Microsoft Releases Office for iPad!
    Today Microsoft announced the release of Office for iPad. The apps can be downloaded individually. The apps are “Freemium” (free). These apps are fully featured with and maintain a good bit of the same power that the full blown desktop Office applications scaled down to work on the iPad. However, unless you subscribe to Office 365 online ($9.99 month) you will be limited to reading and presenting not creating content. For serious productivity iPad users this might not be a bad choice. Microsoft also release the Microsoft Mobility Suite for the Enterprise BYOD marketplace. According to Microsoft’s press event today “With an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad. When you edit a document, you can be sure that content and formatting will be maintained across Office on PC, Mac, tablet and phone. And, you always have access to your up-to-date documents in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business”. More info .
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     New iOS App Data: Versions Updates and Price Changes of iOS Apps Deliver up to 23% Better Rank and 96% more Days Ranked.
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    The Loadown (www.theloadown.com), a daily marketing optimization platform for mobile apps, announced this week the release of a new report on “Using Version Updates and Price Changes to Improve Mobile App Discovery”. According to US market data collected by The Loadown in 2013, iOS app publishers and developers making version updates and price changes improve their positioning on iTunes’ Top Paid, Top Free and Top Grossing lists.
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     How to Fix Windows Mail refusing to load because it is missing WLDCore.dll
    I recently received an update message from Windows messenger that told me a new update was available which of course was Skype. I already use Skype but I installed it again. The same day I also switched from Windows Security Essentials to Avira to do a test and then switched back. Somewhere after that process, I discovered that Windows Mail would not work. Each time I launched it an error message indicated it could not find wldcore.dll. The articles I found in search were old. They also referred to a common shared folder c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Shared. Unfortunately, this folder did not exist on my Windows 7 installation. The fix: Do a repair of Windows mail. I went into Control Panel and initiated an uninstall and told Windows Essentials 2012 to repair only Windows Mail. Voila! Worked like a charm. Up and running again. I finally found an article that dealt with this issue. - Howard Sobel More info .
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     AppleOutlookDAVConfig is crashing Outlook Calendar
    After wasting considerable time using Google to research why AppleOutlookDAVConfig was crashing my Outlook calendar I was able to quickly come up with a search result high up on the list that was actually solved the problem. Interesting that it was in the Bing Search Engine! This problem has been around for years and is related to iCloud synchronization with repeating events in syncing the Outlook calendar. I found a large amount of similar messages on the Apple discussion boards as well. More info on fixing this issue.
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     Microsoft to Provide Malware Support for XP until July 2015
    Good news for Windows XP users. Microsoft reversed its decision to terminate support for Security Essentials. You will now be able to get "malware" updates until July 2014. This is not the first time Microsoft has reversed some of its end of life decisions for XP but XP is like a cat with nine lives. With millions of users still using XP turning off malware support would not have been a wise thing for secure computing. However, there are a lot of third party malware/anti virus choices that support XP. So really this is not such a big deal. - Howard Sobel List of XP compatible AV/Malware products .
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     Scam Alert - The Great Fake Computer Tech Call Scam
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    If you get a call from a "tech support agent" asking you if you are aware that your computer or server has serious errors DO NOT LET THEM TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR COMPUTER. They will urge you to let them take over control so they can fix the problem. This is a known scam. The caller ID was spoofed so if you call 212) 777-3456. you'll get "MoviePhone." Be cautious. Don't hand over your password and never let someone you don't know or trust take over your computer. There are some legitimate companies using remote tech but these are initiated by YOU calling their tech support line when you are seeking support for say your cable connection.
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     Unethical Software Monetization Methods Are Driving Users Nuts
    Freeware has always been a benefit for users and developers. Developers were happy to provide freeware to users for the opportunity of selling their more powerful versions. Consumers love to get “free software apps” that provide value (not cripple ware). Things have changed. The new monetization tool for software publishers is either including a toolbar or installing other applications with their download. They key to defining where unethical boundaries are crossed are in the disclosure process to the user. - Howard Sobel Pre-order Windows 8.1 .
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     Review Dropcam® HD – Wins on Simplicity, Design, and Execution
    There are lots of devices that claim to be easy to install. Dropcam has developed a Wi-Fi wireless solution that takes literally seconds to set up. That's quite an acheivment when you pull it off correctly.

    The box claims “Watch online” in 60 seconds. I didn’t have a timer going but it sure was very close to its promise. I’ve installed quite a few other Wireless IP Cam solutions which were easy to install but none were as easy as this. Having installed hundreds of hardware devices and thousands of software apps, my main flaw is that I tend to try to jump ahead anticipate the next step after scanning the directions. Sometimes I omit steps by not carefully reading the quick start until I run into trouble. Sometimes it's a good test because many users tend to do the same. Read the review -- Howard Sobel, Reviews Editor


     Small, Fast, Flexible - WR700N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router
    These three words spell out the advantages of TP-LINK’s new TL-WR700N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router. Packed inside this tiny footprint (3.2 x 2.8 x 1.1 inches it fits inside a large pocket) sits an extremely flexible wireless solution for use at home and travelling. Since many hotels offer wired ethernet connections they seem to limit you to one specific area. TP-LINK has eliminated that problem by allowing you to plug in the device near the cable and you have your own WI-FI hot spot in your room. You can then use your any of your WI-FI enabled devices. Surprisingly, it supports 5 modes: AP Mode (Default), Client, Repeater Mode and Bridge Mode. The AP mode converts a wired (cat 5 connection) into a simple wireless access point providing any WI-FI device within range a solid ultra fast connection. For comparison we tested a Fios G router, a Belkin N router along with the TP-LINK product. The WR700N got the fastest download and upload speeds on Ookla’s speed tests feeding off of a FIOS fiber optic connection. The modem is compatible with 802.11n/g/b and supports WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK encryption standards.Read more.

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    Because of our relationships with many software publishers, WUGNET has negotiated a special discount offer for every product listed here in Hot Offers. These discounts are significant and available ONLY here on WUGNET! To read more about any product, or to download a trial version, simply click on the Discount Link to the right of each product description. Don't forget our software tutorial DVD's. They make great gifts for someone getting a new PC! Click Here .
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     Find some of the best shareware apps featured on Microsoft & WUGNET Shareware Pick of the Week
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    Find the latest and greatest independent shareware picks and other popular downloads from Microsoft on Microsoft's Exploring Windows newsletter archive Microsoft/WUGNET Shareware Pick Archive..
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    4G LTE is lightening fast and it's a big battery buster. If you want to throttle down or turn off data while still being able to make and receive calls it's fairly simple for a novice to make the changes from Android settings. This action will result in temporary loss of all data driven applications like email, browsing, Facebook. So you will want to go back to normal mode as soon as you intend to use your device for data.
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