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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Checked 9:25 AM; Last Updated 9:15 AM CDT; 14:15 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 10:15 AM EDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "More Reader Feedback on Logic X CPU Usage and Yosemite"
  • "(OSX 10.10) WaveBurner, SoundTrack Pro Problems. Snapz Pro update in works"
  • "Other News/Reviews/Tech/Tips/OT"
  • "Nvidia Driver Update for OS X Yosemite (reports CUDA update reqd not fixed)"
  • "Recently Updated Apple Support Articles"
  • "Report: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac card w/OS X 10.10 (2008 Mac Pro)"
  • "Mac Pro Northbridge High Temperatures due to Broken HS retainer"
  • "Recent Updates, Tips, Articles"
AppleToolbox (Checked 10:15 AM EDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "How to create an Instant Hotspot in iOS 8"
  • "iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi problems, fix"
  • "Apple SIM – Japanese mobile networks skeptical"
  • "Second Turkish Apple store opens (444th Apple Store)"
  • "Apple influences Chinese brand Meizu"
  • "No personal hotspot option, fix"
  • "Mail – How to Create Annotations in OS X Yosemite"
  • "iOS 8.1 available, how to update"
  • "iOS 8, Hey Siri not working on iPhone or iPad, fix"
  • "How to use Siri to identify songs from over 100 countries" ...
Inside Mac Games (Checked 5:45 AM; no changes since 3:45 AM CDT)
  • "Cities In Motion 2 Collection Available Now"
  • "Build A Chain In Fitness Bustle: Energy Boost"
  • "Tropico 5 Releases September 19"
  • "Wasteland 2 Combat Trailer Released"
dealMac (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 10:00 AM EDT)
  • "Canon Rebel SL1 DSLR, 2 lenses, printer for $499 after rebate + free shipping"
  • "Teleglitch: Die More Edition for PC, Mac & Linux for free with email signup"
  • "Samsung Curved 55" 4K LED TV w/ Mount for $1,519 + free shipping ... or less"
  • "Kingston 120GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5" Internal SSD for $45 + free shipping"
  • "Netgear 802.11n Wireless Gigabit Router for $40 after rebate + free shipping"
  • "KEF M200 Hi-Fi In-Ear Headphones for $80 + free shipping"
  • "GoPro HD HERO4 Silver Camera, 32GB microSDHC for $400 + free shipping"
  • "Kensington Black Belt Case for iPad Mini for $20 + free shipping via Prime"
  • "Polaroid 72" Photo/Video Tripod with Case for $22 + pickup at Best Buy"
  • "JBL Bassline On-Ear Headphones for $34 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 9:45 AM EDT)
  • "News: Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’"
  • "News: AT&T and Verizon tracking customer web activity"
  • "Review: Trident Case Aegis, Cyclops, Kraken A.M.S. + Perseus for iPhone 6"
  • "Mac: Twelve South BookArc for Mac Pro"
  • "News: iOS updates causing Mophie Juice Pack Air compatibility problems?"
  • "Review: Incipio Stowaway Advance for iPhone 6 Plus"
  • "Daily Deal: Freebie Wednesday Roundup"
  • "News: FTC launches complaint against AT&T over unlimited data throttling policies"
  • "News: Apple VP Joswiak testy at Code/Mobile event"
  • "Review: Apple iPad Air 2 Smart Case" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 10:15 AM EDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "WinX Free AVI to MP4 Converter - 5.0.9"
  • "Paste To File By Future time - 1.0"
  • "Lyrical - 1.0"
  • "SoulseekQt - 2014-8-31"
  • "ArtHandler - 1.0"
  • "owncloud -"
  • "Archeeve - 1.0.0"
  • "Exhaust - 0.3"
  • "Snip2Code Plugin for Eclipse - 2.0.0"
  • "Mailbox For Mac - 0.3.14" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:30 PM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: DayStar Genesis, introduced 1995.10.30. The first 'Mac' with multiple processors, technology Daystar licensed to Apple."
  • "October 30 in LEM history"
Macworld (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 6:45 AM EDT)
  • "How Newsstand failed The Magazine, and what Apple should do"
  • "Take the pain out of two-factor authentication with an app"
  • "CurrentC won’t let email hack delay launch as it explores NFC"
  • "9 mistakes you're making in Photoshop"
  • "Facebook is betting big on the future and plans to lose money in the process"
  • "Apple downplays disruptive potential of Apple SIM, while carriers rush to protect turf"
  • "Cloth’s revamped iOS app lets you peer into strangers’ closets"
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: My Blue(tooth) heaven"
  • "Anxious for the Apple Watch? The Pebble can be your gateway smartwatch"
  • "10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 10:00 AM EDT)
  • "Feeling the heat, MCX CurrentC consortium suggests possible future switch to NFC"
  • "Samsung Electronics’ profit plummets over 60% as people dump wannabe iPhones for the real thing"
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me’"
  • "Analyst: CurrentC retailers likely to blink and support Apple Pay"
  • "Apple and GT Advanced: What went wrong"
  • "Why CurrentC will beat out Apple Pay in the end"
  • "Survey: People trust U.S. NSA more than Google"
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs"
  • "How to punish Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, and others who block Apple Pay"
  • "Apple looks to sell iPhone in Iran" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 9:45 AM EDT)
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay in new essay"
  • "Hands On: Pandemic 2.5 (iOS)"
  • "Apple, Samsung still tops in smartphone market, but Xaiomi rising fast"
  • "Microsoft Band fitness tracker leaks through companion apps"
  • "Hands On: PicTrove 2 Pro (iOS)"
  • "GT Advanced CEO tells court Apple contracts were 'unsustainable'"
  • "CurrentC CEO, COO field questions about data breach, Apple Pay block"
  • "Logitech debuts new Type+, Ultrathin, Keys-To-Go keyboards for iPads"
  • "Calculator widgets for iOS 8 suddenly blocked from App Store"
  • "Apple in talks to bring iPhone to Iran" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 9:30 PM; no changes since 4:05 PM CDT)
  • Yosemite experiences: sharing bug with emailing web pages, links; more
  • Yosemite questions: firmware updates, installer management, disk formatting, and more
  • iPhone/iOS 8: Apple Pay; iPad Air 2; among topics
  • Reports: Apple; Apps; Help; iPad; Mavericks; Security
  • Products: Macaw; Flux; PhpStorm
The Mac Observer (Checked 10:15 AM EDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "MCX Holds Press Conference, Does Itself No Favors"
  • "ACM 278: Apple is the New Microsoft and Thinking Differently about iPhone"
  • "Apple: Widgets Can’t Calculate, Orders Featured Calculator Widget Removed"
  • "The 3 Unexpected Consequences of Apple Pay Will be Huge"
  • "Freebie Wednesday - Four Free Deals from TMO"
  • "STM dux Case for iPad mini Features Drop Protection and Clear Back"
  • "TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-29"
  • "iOS 8: Fixing Bluetooth Headset Connection Issues"
  • "FCC Rule Change Could Turn Apple TV into A Cable TV Competitor"
  • "OS X Yosemite: Using Mail’s Awesome New Markup Feature" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 9/17)
  • "Getting Java client apps to run the way you want"
  • "Siri: workaround Content Not Available error"
  • "Older browser behavior changes in Google search"
  • "10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL"
  • "Setting Up an iOS 7 On-Demand VPN"
  • "Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X"
  • "Make iWork 09 the default and avoid update nagging"
  • "10.9: Update OS without creating a user on a new Mac"
  • "Name Faces in iPhoto efficiently"
  • "10.9: Terminal text shortcuts still work in Safari" ...
Mac News (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 10:00 AM EDT)
  • "Worldwide tablet market grows 11.5% in the third quarter"
  • "Apple smartphone shipments grow 16.1% year-over-year"
  • "Scannerz ready for Mac OS X Yosemite"
  • "DEVONsphere Express, PhotoStickies, XMenu revved for Mac OS X Yosemite"
  • "Privacy Scan 1.7 optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite"
  • "Perfect Photo Suite for Mac OS X, Windows updated to version 1.7"
  • "CaptureSync is new, multi-camera capture software for Mac OS X"
  • "TwelveSouth has launched the BookArc stand for the Mac Pro"
  • "LG introduces Cinema 4K monitor"
  • "InPreflight Pro soars to Mac OS X Yosemite readiness" ...
MacUpdate (Updated 10:15 AM EDT)
  • "VMware Fusion 7.0.1 - Run Windows apps alongside Mac apps without rebooting. (Demo)"
  • "Data Guardian 3.1.9 - Secure database application with 448-bit Blowfish encryption. (Shareware)"
  • "PasswordVault Lite 8.2.4 - Securely store passwords and more. (Free)"
  • "SurgeMail 67c - Easy to install and manage mail server. (Demo)"
  • "Flying Logic Pro 2.2.10 - A spreadsheet-style reasoning tool. (Demo)"
  • "OmniOutliner Pro 4.1.4 - Pro version of the popular outliner. (Demo)"
  • "OmniOutliner 4.1.4 - Organize your ideas, projects, and more. (Demo)"
  • "Second Life - Expansive online society, lived in and built by its participants. (Free)"
  • "OneNote 15.3.2 - Free digital notebook from Microsoft. (Free)"
  • "Tell Note 1.5 - Make and save audio recordings on-the-go. (Commercial)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 9/22)
  • "Does the final Mavericks update fix SMB file sharing"
  • "File locking not working on OS X Server with Windows clients"
  • "ABE tip for Mavericks ACL problem a no-go for reader"
  • "Yosemite to default to SMB 3 file sharing"
  • "Reader confirms nsmb.conf file sharing fix for Error 36"
  • "ExtremeZ-IP 9 adds instant Spotlight search of NAS"
  • "Touchdown Exchange client for iOS-Mac keeps corporate email separate"
  • "Mavericks halts copying multiple files to NAS"
  • "More on OS X conflicts with Windows Server Deduplication"
  • "TIP: Workaround for Mavericks-OS X Server ACL problems" ...
Macworld UK (Updated 10:15 AM EDT)
  • "Take the pain out of two-factor authentication with an app"
  • "CurrentC won't let email hack delay launch as it explores NFC"
  • "Apple Pay rival MCX defends security after hackers steal emails"
  • "Best Mac for musicians"
  • "China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor"
  • "MCX says CurrentC is less about tech, more about relationships"
  • "Movie industry yells 'Cut!' on wearables in theaters"
  • "9 mistakes you're making in Photoshop"
  • "Facebook is betting big on the future and plans to lose money in the process"
  • "Early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales herald big U.S. holiday season for Apple" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 10:15 AM EDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Hours after citing capable security, CurrentC announces unauthorized access of users’ email accounts"
  • "IHS iSuppli completes iPad Air 2 teardown, estimates slightly higher manufacturing and component costs"
  • "Microsoft releases updated Office 365 APIs, iOS SDKs to development community"
  • "MCX responds to Apple Pay blocking controversy with questionable responses to issues at hand"
  • "Users levy class action law suit against Apple for mid-2011 MacBook Pro GPU failures"
  • "DisplayMate tests find plausible, reflectance-based reasons as to why Apple may have opted not to install sapphire coating on iPhone 6 units"
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook cites over one million Apple Pay subscriptions in first 72 hours"
  • "The Mac mini’s Intel GPU won’t cut it as a 4K media center"
  • "Displaymate performs Display Technology Shoot Out tests on iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, finds both impressive and disappointing results"
  • "CVS, Rite Aid refusing to accept Apple Pay system, lend support to current CurrentC payment system" ...
prMac (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 9:45 AM EDT)
  • "Fuzel Collage 3.2 - Have fun with Photos Extension"
  • "New Acquisition in the Mobile App Industry"
  • "Halloween Specials on Magzter - Get up to 90% off on digital magazines"
  • "AssistiveWare launches Keeble - Accessible iOS 8 Keyboard for iPad"
  • "Kibbi Launches On Indiegogo To Offer Complete Home Security Solution"
  • "Win One Of 30 Get Backup Pro Apps"
  • "Autumn updates for DEVONsphere Express, PhotoStickies, and XMenu"
  • "LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite"
  • "Turn your iOS 8 favorite photos into bookmarks"
  • "SCSC Announces the Release of Scannerz, Version 1.9 for Yosemite" ...
Softpedia (Updated 10:15 AM EDT)
  • "MoveTunes 1.7.4y - Save time with the help of this very useful application designed to move or copy music files to new volumes, while organizing them intelligently"
  • "white_dune 0.99 PL76 - A free, open-source and fully-featured X3D/VRML97 utility specially designed to help you load, preview and edit VRML97 and X3D files"
  • "iDupe 2.9.3y - A very smart music file scanner for iTunes designed to find duplicates, make smart judgement calls about them, and enable you to take the final decision regarding them"
  • "Nvidia Quadro & GeForce Driver 343.01.01f03 - Easy to use installer and updated package for Mac computers featuring a Nvidia Quadro and GeForce graphics card"
  • "Osiris 3.2.2y - A useful application that enables users to upload or post files and folders to newgroups using Thoth or MT-Newswatcher by dragging and dropping them"
  • "ThinkArch 1.3y - A useful and easy to use tool that enables users to archive e-mails using DEVONThink Pro with the help of intelligent schedulers"
  • "JRuby - A free and open source Java powered Ruby toolkit that will enable developers to implement and embed portions of code from Java to Ruby and vice-versa"
  • "tlReader - View TLex and tlTerm dictionary and terminology database files with the means and features provided by this free OS X application"
  • "Website Auditor 3.15.5 - A powerful and intuitive application for the Mac OS X platform that provides support to professional users regarding onsite optimization"
  • "Rank Tracker 6.15.5 - A handy and powerful tool that was specifically designed to help you check your website's rank on different search engine result pages" ...
TidBITS (Checked 10:15 AM; no changes since 10:00 AM EDT)
  • "External Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be gay.”"
  • "Apple Demands Removal of PCalc’s Today View Widget"
  • "External Link: How to Revert to iTunes 11"
  • "External Link: Backblaze on OS X 10.10 Yosemite Versus Windows 8 Adoption"
  • "External Link: The Highlights of Tim Cook’s WSJD Live Interview"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27 October 2014"
  • "ExtraBITS for 27 October 2014"
  • "The Real Reason Some Merchants Are Blocking Apple Pay… for Now"
  • "BBEdit 11 Overhauls Features for Existing Customers"
  • "Fetch 5.7.4" ...
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