March 5, 2018 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group

ATTENDING : Tom B,Gene N, Bill M, Al J, and John M.



Hammondsport Emergency Links

The massive snow storm that ht our area over the weekend reminded us once again just how dependent we are on electricity in our modern world. The wet snow (12-20" in places) clung to trees and limbs, and then froze in place as cold temps followed. This caused many, many power outages across the Southern Tier of New York. Five days later there were still 600+ homes without power in Steuben county alone. A few years ago Tom set up an Local Emergency Blog for the Hammondsport area that could be reached via internet modem using a telephone landline (which is usually still working when there is no power) or a cell phone (if the cell towers are still operating).



DetectX by Sqwarq - find and eliminate hidden Malware files on your Mac running macOS 10.7+

DetectX Swift - macOS 10.11+

NOTE: If you have MacKeeper on your computer (or even see those words), you have a malware problem - get rid of all the corrupting files by using either of the above DetectX apps. They are both free to use indefinitely.




AUTOSAVE / REVERT - the latest OS apps from Apple will Auto-Save your edited documents after the initial Save. Though this is handy for a lot of work, it can sometimes by annoying if you changed something and then decided you didn't like it. However, there is another option in the File menu - Revert To... (see how to)



Sonic Mystery -Three computer scientists at University of Michigan have reverse-engineered a recording of the sound that made 24 people sick at the American embassy in Cuba and think they know what caused it

Read article - see technical report (PDF)




Nest Cam - new subscription rates (low as $5 per month)


Epson 4750 EcoTank Printer - all-in-one super tank printer, copier, scanner, FAX - enough ink included to print 14,000 pages black and 11,200 color - $399 Amazon - recommended by Kim Kommando (listen on AM-820 Elmira - Saturdays 10am-1pm





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