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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Checked 10:25 PM; Last Updated 10:00 PM CST; 04:00 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Apple/Mac related SW Updates/Tips/Op-Ed/PR"
  • "Recent Apple Support Article Updates"
  • "Other News/Reviews/Tech/OT"
  • "Nvidia CUDA 6.5.37/6.5.36 Updates for OS X (w/feedback)"
  • "Quick Take: 2009 Mac Pro CPU Upgrade"
  • "Reminder for 2009 Mac Pro owners to check NB Heatsink Retainers"
  • "USB Edimax 7822UAC 802.11ac Adapter Driver for OS X 10.10"
  • "Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Mac Upgrades/Repairs"
  • "Used 2009 Mac Pro CPU boards repaired (Broken NB Heatsink Retainers caused OverTemp)"
  • "Reports on 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo card kit for Mac Pros" ...
AppleToolbox (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro"
  • "Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays"
  • "Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick"
  • "iPhone 6 gets hot, fix"
  • "Apple granted patent for display based speakers"
  • "Apple patent application for 3D Camera and UI for CarPlay and Apple Watch"
  • "Apple awarded patent for flexible electronic devices"
  • "Apple increases prices in Turkey"
  • "Apple granted patent for a “communicating stylus”"
  • "How to use Finder’s Preview Pane in OS X Yosemite" ...
Inside Mac Games (Checked 2:15 AM; no changes since 12:15 AM EST)
  • "Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space Back On Macs"
  • "Surprise Attack Of Particulars At MGS"
  • "Fill And Cross World Contest & Royal Riddles Available"
  • "Mount & Blade Rides Onto Macs"
  • "Harness The Power Of Synonyms In Synonymy"
  • "This War Of Mine At MGS"
  • "Mac Gamer HQ Releases This War Of Mine Gameplay Vid"
dealMac (Checked 11:15 PM; no changes since 10:45 PM EST)
  • "General Fuzz 'Miles Tones' MP3 Single for free"
  • "Framed for iPhone or iPad for free"
  • "Logitech G710+ USB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $100 + free shipping"
  • "Verus Thor Case for iPhone 6 for $9 + $4 s&h"
  • "Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad Mini for $17 + free shipping"
  • "Vizio 70" 4K 240Hz 2160p WiFi LED LCD HDTV for $1,999 + free shipping"
  • "Vizio 49" 1080p LED LCD HDTV, $150 Dell GC for $548 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb ASUS 802.11n Wireless Router for $15 + free shipping"
  • "Dell 19" 720p LED LCD Display for $60 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb ASUS 802.11n WiFi Dual Gigabit Router for $70 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Mac: Twelve South ParcSlope for MacBook"
  • "Review: Lenmar Maven Battery Case for iPhone 6"
  • "Ask iLounge: Can I cancel or ‘unsend’ sent iMessages?"
  • "Article: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Apple’s HomeKit"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Keep your iPhone 6/6+ charged with the Afterburner case"
  • "News: Apple filing reveals executive compensation plans, earnings"
  • "News: Report: Apple Watch battery life expected to be about 19 hours"
  • "Tip of the Day: Automatically removing old Messages in iOS 8"
  • "News: Apple outlines limited HomeKit support for non-HomeKit accessories"
  • "News: Report: Apple agrees to accept product inspections from Chinese government" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 11:15 PM; no changes since 1/13)
  • "Safari Workspaces - 1.0.2"
  • "Simple Writer - for Your Daily Writing - 1.2"
  • "Übersicht - 0.4"
  • "Dubstep Slots - 1.0"
  • "QuickRes - 4.1.1"
  • "Chicken Invaders 5 Mac - 5.00"
  • "Vox Preferences - 1.2.12"
  • "Simple Writer Free By TONGX TRADING LTD - 1.0.1"
  • "WinX HD Video Converter for Mac v5.5.4 - 5.5.4"
  • "inX DVD Ripper for Mac - 4.5.8" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:20 PM CST)
  • "Mac of the Day: 266 MHz iMac G3, introduced 1999.01.05. The first multicolored iMac runs at 266 MHz, loses infrared communication."
  • "January 25 in LEM history"
Macworld (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Hard Candy's shock-absorbing case, the latest collection from Rebecca Minkoff, and more"
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Help the blind with Be My Eyes, laugh at Funny or Die's weather app, and more"
  • "How to access all the power of Apple's Fonts window, and when to step up to PopChar instead"
  • "Stir's new Kinetic Desk M1 is a smarter desk for a lower (but still high) price"
  • "Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work"
  • "Apple doubles Tim Cook's compensation after successful year"
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Puzlook's photography case, Carte Blanches' ultra wallet case, and more"
  • "You Should Play: Kingdom Rush Origins might just be the best in the series to date"
  • "Report: Apple Watch aims to last 19 hours per charge"
  • "Twitter timeline tweak helps you catch up on missed tweets" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 11:15 PM; no changes since 7:45 PM EST)
  • "The 5 best features Android should steal from iOS"
  • "Apple HomeKit automation gear sees slow ramp; first products not due until spring"
  • "Handicapping Apple’s earnings: Has a blow-out quarter already been baked in?"
  • "Adobe acknowledges critical remote vulnerability in Flash, exploits already in the wild"
  • "iCloud is a major weakness: Will Apple ever fix it?"
  • "Large crowd gathers for Apple Store grand opening in Hangzhou, China"
  • "Apple, Tim Cook and the wealth distribution curve"
  • "iPad app brings Braille keyboard to blind users’ fingertips"
  • "How Apple and HP defied sluggish PC sales in 2014"
  • "Angela Ahrendts given strong incentive to join Apple Inc." ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 11:15 PM; no changes since 11:00 PM EST)
  • "Adobe updates Flash again due to critical security flaw"
  • "Weekly Game Replay: Guild Wars 2 expansion, Battlefield Hardline data"
  • "Friday Deals: Lenovo Z50, Vizio 49-inch Smart TV, Transparent [U]"
  • "Hands On: Alfred 2 (OS X)"
  • "Hands On: iWatermark+ (OS X, iOS, Android, Windows)"
  • "Google Fiber's expansion pegged to be Research Triangle, NC"
  • "Hands On: Jumping Finn Turbo (iOS)"
  • "High-Rely NetSwap Mini+E NAS brings core i3, block-level encryption"
  • "MO lawmaker proposes requiring ID for Google Wallet, Apple Pay sales"
  • "Hands On: Kaspersky Internet Security (OS X)" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 9:30 PM; no changes since 5:00 PM CST)
  • Adobe Security Bulletin on Flash vulnerability
  • Note to readers (except next update on Monday)
The Mac Observer (Checked 11:15 PM; no changes since 2:30 PM EST)
  • "MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun"
  • "MacPhun = The Easy Way to Improve Photos"
  • "3 Rules for Better Candid iPhone Portraits"
  • "7 Basic Tips for a Speedier Mac"
  • "Go Behind the Scenes with Chinese Apple Store Artist (Video)"
  • "Leatherman Wins At Watchbands with Leatherman Tread"
  • "Travel Back to 2004 and Meet the ‘Palette Pad’"
  • "PowerPot Cooking Pot and Charger: $99"
  • "Apple Continues to Plunder Fashion Industry with Another Burberry Hire"
  • "How Apple is Winning a Secret War" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Checked 2:00 PM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Notice: Mac OS X Hints is now a read-only site"
  • "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" ...
Mac News (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Video ASCII Art released by Nuclear Nova Software on Mac App Store"
  • "Apple rides iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to strong quarter"
  • "Mail Designer apps for Mac OS X revved to version 2.5"
  • "IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic Studio"
  • "Mail Designer apps for Mac OS X revved to version 2.5"
  • "QNAP announces TX-x31+ Turbo NAS series"
  • "MacA&D adds Screen Models"
  • "Apple updates Logic Pro X"
  • "Veenix TypeBookCreator ready for Mac OS X Yosemite"
  • "MacTech Pro: a new event series for Apple professionals" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 11:15 PM; no changes since 10:45 PM EST)
  • "popCalendar 1.6.6 - Calendar for the menu bar. (Free)"
  • "SPINA Thyr 4.0.0 - Determine constant structure parameters of endocrine feedback. (Free)"
  • "easyHDR 3.5.1 - High dynamic range image generation and tone mapping. (Demo)"
  • "CalendarMenu 2.3.2 - Convenient menu bar calendar. (Demo)"
  • "Remove Duplicate Messages (Apple Mail) 1.1 - Removes duplicate messages from the current view in Mail. (Free)"
  • "SQLEditor 2.9.6 - Create SQL databases graphically. (Demo)"
  • "DropJPG 5.0 - Converts images to .jpeg format. (Free)"
  • "LIFXstyle 1.5 - Controller for LIFX bulbs with an emphasis on security. (Shareware)"
  • "SupremePlayer 1.1 - Media player app. (Commercial)"
  • "Economacs 6.0.15 - Invoicing and double-entry bookkeeping. (Demo)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 11:15 PM; 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 (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Keyboard shortcuts for Mac users: copy & paste, Option, Command and Control"
  • "How to access all the power of Apple's Fonts window, and when to step up to PopChar instead"
  • "Stir's new Kinetic Desk M1 is a smarter desk for a lower (but still high) price"
  • "Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work"
  • "Apple doubles Tim Cook's compensation after successful year"
  • "Tim Cook's 2014 pay package dwarfed by new hire Ahrendts'"
  • "Google's Project Zero publishes three OS X zero-day vulnerabilities"
  • "You Should Play: Kingdom Rush Origins might just be the best in the series to date"
  • "Apple Watch release date & UK price rumours"
  • "New 12in Retina MacBook Air release date rumours and leaked photos" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Software industry now officially bigger than Hollywood with Apple paying $10 billion to developers in 2014"
  • "To conquer the iPhone, you must first beat its camera"
  • "Latest OS X 10.10.2 build features Google Project Zero discoveries/fixes"
  • "Purported photos of 12-inch Retina Display MacBook Air lid surface"
  • "Apple Watch battery life, CPU specs leaked"
  • "Batch renaming guide for multiple files in OS X Yosemite surfaces"
  • "Apple purchases Semetrics music analysis service, puts itself in better position to track users’ music listening habits"
  • "Edward Snowden refuses to use an iPhone, cites backdoors, security reasons"
  • "Dropbox to discontinue Mac OS X 10.5 support after May 18th, users encouraged to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6 or later"
  • "Apple adds 15 more banks and credit unions to list of Apple Pay institutions" ...
prMac (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Yellephant announces promotion on Top Three Kids Apps until Jan 31st"
  • "Neoappz Releases Places Around 5.0 with Voice Search"
  • "Kinkle Helps People Connect, Chat and Meet New Friends"
  • "Monkimun releases Monki Shake It - a fun language-learning app for kids"
  • "Tweed - Fashion App to mix and match clothes"
  • "Nexx Studio releases Warship Solitaire for iOS - A Unique Logic Puzzler"
  • "Detroit Tech Firm's App Taps into Inner Picasso"
  • "Mushroom Wars: Space! - Sequel of the Legendary PSN Game Now on iOS"
  • "Video ASCII Art released by Nuclear Nova Software on Mac App Store"
  • "Spin-Off of the Uboat simulation WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic released" ...
Softpedia (Checked 11:15 PM; no changes since 11:00 PM EST)
  • "shadowsocks 2.6.6 (MIT License) - A lightweight tunnel proxy for your Mac"
  • "Wakanda Studio 9.175128 Production / 10.177289 Stabilization (Freeware) - Platform for developing web based apps"
  • "CIRCL ALOD 2015-01-23 (BSD) - Alerts you if new launch objects are added to standard locations"
  • "Soniformer 3.5 (Demo) - Spectral mastering dynamics processor plugin"
  • "Pearltrees 8.0 (GPL) - A Firefox and Google Chrome add-on that lets you visually organize the Web"
  • "XLSTAT 2015.1 (Trial) - Great data analysis and statistical solution for Microsoft Excel"
  • "TikiToki Desktop 1.7 (Demo) - Easily create interactive timeline representations."
  • "MacFort (Trial) - A secure and flexible password protection manager"
  • "libexplain 1.4 (LGPL) - Free and open source library that will help understand better the system call errors"
  • "Parrot 7.0.1 (Freeware) - A free virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute bytecode for dynamic languages" ...
TidBITS (Checked 11:15 PM EST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Windows Goes Universal… and Holographic"
  • "FunBITS: Relax On Your Own Private Beach with Sunny"
  • "ClamXav 2.7.2"
  • "Logic Pro X 10.1"
  • "External Link: Infographic Shows the Evolution of iOS"
  • "19 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2015"
  • "External Link: Dropbox Dropping Leopard"
  • "External Link: Why You Should Avoid MacKeeper"
  • "External Link: Hard Drive Reliability: One Year Later"
  • "Accessibility Showdown: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus" ...
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