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Denise Olson

Feedly Pro users can backup their saved articles, tagged articles and OPML file to their Dropbox account. Go to the very bottom of the Preferences screen to set it up.

What’s an OPML file? That’s the list of all the sites and sources you’ve subscribed to in Feedly. It’s the easiest way to move from one news reader to another, share your subscriptions with someone else or recover from a disaster.

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This update is for all “currently supported” versions of Windows:

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts.

Windows users should check their updates as soon as possible.

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Denise Olson

Just installed the iOS9 beta on my old iPhone and discovered that Moultrie Creek Gazette already shows up in Apple News. You have to search for it but it’s there! This platform uses RSS feeds to pull in content from their news sources, making it easier to choose just exactly what you want in your reader. I like that. The presentation leaves a lot to be desired. Flipboard is way better even on the tiny screen. 

Now, if I could just have Flipboard’s style with Feedly’s tools to process a lot of content efficiently . . . . 

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Ulysses iconUlysses 2.1 for Mac and iPad is now available in the app store. This update includes automatic backup (yes!!). The iPad version includes collapsible folders making it easier to navigate multiple projects. Export options have changed. Instead of exporting to rich text format (RTF), you now export to DOCX which can be opened in either Microsoft’s Word or Apple’s Pages.

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If you still have Flash installed on your computers, Adobe has just released an update (version 18.0.0.209) that fixes several critical vulnerabilities. You should update your system right away.

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Denise Olson

It’s only temporary for now, but Firefox announced this morning that it is blocking Flash by default. Why? There are currently three active exploits that could attack user systems. If you are using Flash to view videos on your computer or in your browser, you may want to remove it to protect your system.

Quote of the Day

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

George Bernard Shaw

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Denise Olson

Mac users now have some very impressive – and affordable – alternatives to Adobe’s creative software thanks to Serif Labs. Their Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo apps provide professional quality software at a price we all can afford. The regular price for these apps are $49.99 but right now they are on sale for $39.99 each until July 23rd.