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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Checked 6:10 AM; Last Updated 6:00 AM CDT; 11:00 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Thursday)
  • "WAVES Plugin/License Center Update (OS X 10.10 Compatible)"
  • "Report: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac card w/OS X 10.10 (2008 Mac Pro)"
  • "Apple/related News/Updates/Reviews/Tips/Tests/PR"
  • "Recently Updated Apple Support Docs"
  • "Other News/Tech/Tips/OT"
  • "Nvidia Drivers Update for OS X Yosemite (CUDA Driver Problems)"
  • "Aperture, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand Updates (OS X/Yosemite)"
  • "Apple iWork App Updates for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8"
  • "iTunes 12.0.1 released (w/notes on problems/tip)"
  • "OS X Security Update 2014-005 for Mavericks/Mountain Lion" ...
AppleToolbox (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Thursday)
  • "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"
  • "Apple set to open second retail store in Turkey"
  • "New in iOS 8: View desktop version of websites on iPhone / iPad"
  • "How to control and limit cellular data use on your iPhone or iPad (iOS 8)"
  • "Swatch CEO’s thoughts on the Apple Watch" ...
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 7:00 AM; no changes since 6:00 AM EDT)
  • "Rosewill 35' to 75' TV Wall Mount for $10 + free shipping"
  • "Marvel Iron Man Case for iPhone 5 for $8 + pickup at Sears"
  • "D-Link DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $60 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb Vizio 70" 240Hz 1080p WiFi 3D LCD HDTV for $1,099 + pickup at Walmart"
  • "Panasonic 50" 120Hz 1080p LED LCD Smart HDTV for $600 + free shipping"
  • "Olympia 14" Laptop Messenger Bag for $10 + free shipping"
  • "TTPOD T1-E In-Ear Earphones for $30 + free shipping"
  • "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M176n Printer for $252 + free shipping"
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Download for $4"
  • "Canon PIXMA MG2420 Inkjet Printer, $21 SYWR Credit for $50 + pickup at Kmart" ...
iLounge (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "News: AT&T locks Apple SIM cards upon activation in iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3"
  • "News: iTunes music sales down at least 13 percent worldwide"
  • "Daily Deal: The Retro Classics Nintendo + Gameboy iPhone 6/6+ Cases, only $14"
  • "News: iPad Air 2 includes NFC chip, but likely won’t be used (Updated)"
  • "News: Apps of the Week: Inbox by Gmail, Pixelmator, NHL 2K + more"
  • "First Look: Apple iPad mini 3"
  • "News: iPad mini 3 unboxing and comparison gallery posted"
  • "News: iPad Air 2 Control Center features separate mute and rotation buttons"
  • "News: GT Advanced announces settlement with Apple"
  • "News: iPad Air 2 ships with 10W power adapter" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Emoji Box By xiong feng - 1.0"
  • "To Writer - 1.0"
  • "Image to PDF Converter Pro - 1.0"
  • "Mind Map Pro - 1.0"
  • "Signer for PDF By xiong feng - 1.0"
  • "MacX Free DVD to MPEG Converter for Mac - 4.1.2"
  • "WinX Mobile Video Converter - 4.5.0"
  • "TableEdit - 1.0b6"
  • "WinX iPhone Video Converter - 5.5.0"
  • "Slack - 0.43" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: Macintosh TV, introduced 1993.10.25. This limited edition black Mac includes a TV tuner, but it was a real Road Apple."
  • "October 25 in LEM history"
Macworld (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apple’s slipping iTunes sales prove streaming is the future"
  • "iFixit teardown of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 reveals mystery NFC chip"
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Belt, pouch, or bumper?"
  • "5 ways Facebook’s Rooms stands apart from the anonymous app pack"
  • "You Should Play: Crush enemies in the mysterious endless-action game Helix"
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Fun and games"
  • "Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs because the Steve Jobs bio-pics must never end"
  • "Continuity and Spotlight highlight the need to closely examine where our data goes"
  • "Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, too"
  • "Social media scheduler Buffer goes big with iOS 8 update optimized for iPads" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Ralph Nader to Apple CEO Tim Cook: Pay other companies’ workers double and cut their hours in half"
  • "Apple designed Marc Newson designs double-barrelled shotgun for Beretta"
  • "More signs that the TV business is set for a profound upheaval"
  • "AT&T locking carrier-interchangeable Apple SIMs in iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3"
  • "Buy Apple and sell Google if you can own only one"
  • "New ‘MasterCard Nearby’ app lets Apple Pay users easily locate merchants"
  • "Apple rebuilding Beats Music, plans to relaunch it as part of iTunes in 2015"
  • "Nike and Apple teaming up ‘stylish’ new wearable technology"
  • "Mossberg reviews Apple Pay: ‘Worked smoothly and quickly’"
  • "iTunes 12 introduces new look, less intuitive interface" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Yosemite adoption outpacing last year's Mavericks, now at 12.8 percent"
  • "Memo shows Rite-Aid's disabling of Apple Pay, NFC systems deliberate"
  • "Sprint adds 12-month option to 'iPhone for Life' leasing plan"
  • "Apple submits revised plans for Phase 2 of new Cupertino campus"
  • "Friday Deals: iOS Grand Theft Auto, 240GB SSD, 1TB external, more"
  • "AT&T locking Apple SIMs in new iPad models, buyers complain"
  • "Forums: Yosemite is a big win (or fail depending on who you ask)"
  • "Apple deals: Mac desktops from $419"
  • "DealNN: Mac mini from $494, 256 SSD for $135 and more"
  • "WSJ says iTunes Stores sales down 13-14 percent in 2014" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 4:05 PM CDT)
  • Yosemite experiences: compatibility; UI tips/comments; other topics
  • Yosemite questions: disk formatting; Handoff, Continuity requirements; more
  • Reports: Apple; Apps; Boot Camp; iPhone/iOS; iTunes; Mail; Mavericks
The Mac Observer (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "New Uses For Old Power Macs"
  • "Apple Pay is Soaring While Competitors Crash and Burn"
  • "The Camera Lens Mug: $19.99"
  • "TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-24"
  • "Apple, Nike Teaming Up on Wearable Tech Project"
  • "Kickstarter Project: Mouse Guard LEGO Mini Figures"
  • "OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone"
  • "Yosemite: How To Fix Safari’s Address Bar"
  • "If Microsoft Made a Smart Watch…"
  • "X-Doria Folio Case for iPhone 6: Awkward by Nature" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Checked 7:00 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 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Parallels releases Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM"
  • "Storage Made Easy updates Mac File Sharing Apps for Yosemite"
  • "MovieBriefs 1.3.1 for Mac OS X beefs up slide show playback, more"
  • "AKVIS introduces Horror Pack for ArtSuite"
  • "Ephnic Movie Maker is ready for Yosemite"
  • "RunRev rolls out LiveCode 7"
  • "NewerTech introduces the Snuglet for MagSafe 2 power connections"
  • "VisionTek introduces pocket-sized USB 3.0 solid state drives "
  • "PhatWare releases WritePad handwriting recognition SDK for iOS 8"
  • "iOS Guides launches iPad Air 2 Guide" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 7:00 AM; no changes since 2:15 AM EDT)
  • "ExpanDrive 4.1.8 - Access cloud storage just like a USB Drive. (Demo)"
  • "TotalFinder 1.6.12 - Adds tabs, hotkeys, and other tweaks to the Finder. (Demo)"
  • "calibre 2.7 - Complete e-library management system. (Free)"
  • "Skitch 2.7.3 - Take screenshots, annotate them, and share them online. (Free)"
  • "BusyCal 2.6.3 - Powerful calendar app with multiple syncing options. (Shareware)"
  • "CleanApp 5.0.0 Beta 4 - Application deinstaller and archiver (beta). (Shareware)"
  • "OS X Server 4.0 - For OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (Commercial)"
  • "VueScan 9.4.49 - Scanner software with advanced features. (Demo)"
  • "iSedora Media Server 2.0.0 - Media server with plug-n-play support for various devices (beta). (Demo)"
  • "DashboardDock 2.0 - Launch applications from your Dashboard. (Free)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 7:00 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 (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apple admins convene in The Mini Apple"
  • "Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems"
  • "Apple's slipping iTunes sales prove streaming is the future"
  • "Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China"
  • "OS X Yosemite uptake climbs to 13% in first week"
  • "iPad Air 2 teardown reveals mystery NFC chip"
  • "iPhone 7 rumour round-up (yes, really!)"
  • "RiteAid blocks Apple Pay, Google Wallet"
  • "Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M"
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Solving a Yosemite post-install disaster" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Visa, Mastercard publish list of financial institutions that will support Apple Pay in the coming weeks and months"
  • "What a difference 30 years makes for image resolution…"
  • "Christian Bale lands role of Steve Jobs in upcoming Sorkin biopic, didn’t need to audition"
  • "Bank of America confirms double charges under Apple Pay, says fix is underway"
  • "BBEdit 11.0 released, adds new features, easy import for TextWrangler users"
  • "Apple announces end to SSL 3.0 notifications on October 29th in wake of POODLE vulnerability"
  • "iFixit completes teardown of iPad 2 Air, posts discoveries"
  • "RapidWeaver 6 released for OS X"
  • "Rumor: A8X processors allegedly feature three cores, 2GB of RAM"
  • "Apple replies to negative commentary over iPad sales, states that market “isn’t saturated”" ...
prMac (Checked 7:00 AM; no changes since 1:30 AM EDT)
  • "Classic 2 player strategy board game Turnablock now available on iOS"
  • "Karelia Software Announces Yosemite Compatibility for All Mac Apps"
  • "Giada: A Digital Weekly celebrates record downloads in year one"
  • "AutoBracket comes to iPhone/iPad photography"
  • "Mango - Calories Counter & Diet Tracker Monitors Calories and Activity"
  • "Winclone and Boot Runner are OS X 10.10 Yosemite-ready"
  • "WaterField Unveils Sporty Outback iPad Slip Case for Apple's New iPads"
  • "Sleep if you can, the Alarmy App won't let you snooze"
  • "Zevrix Graphic Inspector Now Supports Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite"
  • " Announces Halloween Sale" ...
Softpedia (Updated 7:00 AM EDT)
  • "Packages 1.1.2 - Easily create distribution and installation packages"
  • "Raw Photo Processor 4.8.0 Build 1703 - A RAW converter, supporting almost all available digital RAW formats"
  • "Continuity Activation Tool 1.0.1 - Open source and free command-line based tool designed to help you activate the Continuity feature on a Mac running OS X Yosemite"
  • "Crystal - AudioUnit/VST soft synth plug-in."
  • "Airmail 2.0 - A simple, clean and well-designed e-mail client that makes it easy for you to check your inbox, manage your messages and write emails"
  • "QtitanDataGrid 3.3.2 - A data grid library for Nokia's Qt that offers users the capability to present tabular data, all in a very useful and functional package"
  • "Mapbox Studio 0.1.6 - A powerful and reliable developers tool that helps you create your own vector tiles in order to deliver geographic data to your app"
  • "Animation:Master 18.0g - A powerful application that helps its users to create 3D pictures and animations at home or in the studio"
  • "EtreCheck 2.0.4 - A minimalist and very easy to use Mac OS X application that gathers essential information about your system and help you share it with others."
  • "Clan Lord 882 - Have fun on your Mac by exploring a role playing fantasy world in which you manage to get yourself exiled to a chain of islands." ...
TidBITS (Checked 7:00 AM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "External Link: Secrets of the iPad Air 2"
  • "External Link: Woz Heads Down Under"
  • "External Link: Josh Centers Joined the MacJury to Discuss Recent Apple Releases"
  • "FunBITS: Pedometer++ Tracks Your Steps on the Cheap"
  • "Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)"
  • "Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood"
  • "How to Use Apple Pay"
  • "SpamSieve 2.9.17"
  • "Hazel 3.3"
  • "How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy" ...
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