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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Checked 12:00 PM; Last Updated 11:45 AM CDT; 16:45 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 12:00 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apple/product related News, Updates, Tips, Op-Ed, PR"
  • "Other News, Reviews, Updates, Tech, OT"
  • "Recent Apple Support/How-To Article Updates"
  • "FW Updates for 2010 to 2016 A/V Receivers (some required for Napster/Rhapsody service)"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update 346.03.15f02 for OS X 10.11.6"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.10.5 (after security update 2016-004)"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.9.5 (after security update 2016-004)"
  • "Info/Downloads of OS X 10.11.6, Security Update 2016-004 for Yosemite/Mavericks"
  • "Nvidia CUDA 7.5.30 Update for OS X (supports macOS 10.12 Dev Preview)"
  • "Apple Support Article on mDNSResponder Security Update" ...
Apple World Today (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 10:30 AM CDT)
  • "Review: Belkin unveils PowerHouse charging dock for iPhone and Apple Watch"
  • "OIO's Amp Speaker Case brings theater sound to the iPad"
  • "Apple patents hint at AR/VR head mounts, a media production app, and an interactive map"
  • "Rumor: Apple planning ‘AirPods’ wireless headphones"
  • "VMware Fusion 8.5 announced at VMworld, free upgrade from Fusion 8.0"
  • "Apple: the Australian banks’ electronic payments request would harm customers"
  • "EU Commission: Apple must pay $14.5 billion in back taxes"
  • "How to use Siri to set a timer on an iOS device"
  • "Art Text lets you create high quality art on your Mac"
  • "Rumor (and my take on it): Apple's big upgrade plans for the iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air — and a new display" ...
Cult of Mac (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:45 AM CDT)
  • "Sonos speakers will soon take commands from Amazon Alexa"
  • "Jessica Alba will mentor devs on Apple’s Planet of the Apps show"
  • "iPhone 7 SIM tray hints at new glossy black color option"
  • "This bundle of Mac apps is like a cybersecurity utility belt [Deals]"
  • "Tim Cook: Apple’s tax bill will have a ‘harmful’ effect on investment in EU"
  • "Today in Apple history: The confidential plan to save the Macintosh"
  • "25-year-old deal led to Apple’s tax bill from hell"
  • "Apple gets an unexpected €13 billion tax bill"
  • "Big iPad update will make Apple Pencil more powerful"
  • "macOS Sierra gets new beta for devs and public testers" ...
iLounge (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:00 AM CDT)
  • "News: Papa John’s releases pizza-ordering app for Apple TV"
  • "News: Apple call Australian banks’ request a ‘detriment to consumers’"
  • "News: EU determines Apple should pay 13 billion euros in back taxes to Ireland; Apple plans appeal"
  • "News: SIM tray photos hint at alleged ‘gloss black’ iPhone color"
  • "News: Trademark filings hint at wireless EarPods, two new Apple Watch models"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint Stylus"
  • "Gear: Hex Radar Convertible Backpack and Laptop Briefcase"
  • "News: Report: EU to rule against Apple-Ireland tax deals, recommend Apple pay 1B+ Euros"
  • "News: Apple sued over unresponsive iPhone 6/6 Plus touchscreen issues"
  • "News: Apple announces Sept. 7 event" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 8/5)
  • "PhotoSweeper X - 2.1"
  • "Exporter for Contacts - 1.9.10"
  • "TomTom MySports Connect - 2.3.2"
  • "AirVPN - 2.10"
  • "Mail Designer Pro 3 - 3.0.2"
  • "DRM Converter for Mac - 4.9.3"
  • "Hocus Focus - 1.3"
  • "Easy DRM Converter for Windows - 4.9.3"
  • "Iridient Developer - 3.1"
  • "Displays - 1.2" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:05 AM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: Mirrored Drive Door Power Mac G4, introduced 2002.08.13. Dual CPUs from 867 MHz to 1.25 GHz on the most powerful Mac to boot OS 9"
Macworld (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:30 AM CDT)
  • "Sonos speakers to get voice control in 2017, with a big assist from Amazon's Alexa"
  • "Google bakes Chromecast support directly into Chrome"
  • "4 worthy alternatives to Sunrise Calendar"
  • "Macworld’s September Digital Edition: iOS 10’s Swift Playgrounds"
  • "Report: Apple could release new Macs in October"
  • "Apple updates macOS Sierra beta (yes, again)"
  • "The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay"
  • "Google Wallet will now automatically send money transfers straight to your bank account"
  • "See you on the 7th: Apple's iPhone event is confirmed"
  • "T-Mobile tinkers with new unlimited plans after getting hit with negative feedback" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:45 AM CDT)
  • "Obama admin worries EU’s Apple decision will cost U.S. taxpayers; Bernie Sanders applauds EU tax demand"
  • "Ireland doesn’t want Apple’s $14.5 billion in so-called back taxes"
  • "$329 HacBook channels Psystar; Will Apple’s lawyers pounce?"
  • "Apple iPads are as good as sedative drugs at calming kids down before surgery"
  • "U.S. Treasury: The European Commission’s retroactive tax demands on Apple are unfair"
  • "EU demands Apple pay massive $14.5 billion in taxes plus interest"
  • "Apple CFO Maestri: Despite EU tax ruling, we will continue to invest in Ireland"
  • "Apple CEO Cook blasts European Commission for ‘ignoring Ireland’s tax laws, upending the international tax system’"
  • "Apple hardware pipeline includes new iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air models and 5K monitor"
  • "The ultimate guide: How and where to use Apple Pay" ...
MacInTouch (Updated 9:05 AM CDT)
  • Discussions: Apple; Displays; Email; Help; Security; Storage
  • Products: MailMate; SoftRAID
The Mac Observer (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:45 AM CDT)
  • "EU Says Apple Owes €13B in Back Taxes, and the Fight is On"
  • "Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke Will Feature Broader Range of Celebrities"
  • "MOS Pack Backpack Charges Multiple Devices with One Plug"
  • "Blood in the Macintosh Water: Apple’s Competitors Now Sense Weakness"
  • "FresheTech Splash Tunes Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $19.99"
  • "Apple Might Destroy the EU"
  • "Fitbit Aims at Apple Watch Crowd with Charge 2, Flex 2 Fitness Trackers"
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Omni Group Software Engineer Liz Marley"
  • "Apple Media Event Officially Set for Sept 7"
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-29: Apple Watch 2 Battery, Microsoft’s Smart Surface Pro 4 Ad" ...
Mac News (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 8:15 AM CDT)
  • "Default Folder 5.0.6 ready for macOS Sierra"
  • "SoftRAID revved to version 5.5.5"
  • "Apple debuts new developer and public betas of macOS Sierra"
  • "Sonoma Wire Works ships OS X compatible DrumCore 4"
  • "Apple announces special event for Sept. 7"
  • "Mac Backup Guru update means faster backups"
  • "Check Writer for Mac OS X revved to version III"
  • "New developer, public betas of iOS 10 released"
  • "File Extractor is a new file extraction tool for the Mac"
  • "Apple releases iOS 9.3.5, an ‘important’ security update" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:45 AM CDT)
  • "Reunion 11.0.10 - Create a sophisticated record of your family tree. (Shareware)"
  • "CocoaCRM 1.80 - Standalone desktop Customer Relationship Management client. (Commercial)"
  • "FullContact 1.8.0 - Contact management for business. (Free)"
  • "Aktuell 3.5 - Modern, intuitive, elegant news reader. (Commercial)"
  • "OmniOutliner Pro 4.6 - Pro version of the popular outliner. (Shareware)"
  • "Osketch 1.3.3 - Vector graphic design tool. (Free)"
  • "AdBlock XustoPrivacy 1.1.8 - High-performance AdBlocker proxy (was XustoPrivacy AdBlock). (Commercial)"
  • "Alfred 3.1 - Quick launcher for apps and more. (Free)"
  • "QuickLens 1.8.2 - A powerful set of tools to explore the UI down to the pixel. (Demo)"
  • "Document Writer 1.3.1 - Easy-to-use text editor. (Free)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 4:30 PM; no changes since 6/19)
  • "CrossOver improving Windows apps on Macs"
  • "WinClone 5 makes incremental backups of Boot Camp partitions"
  • "Emailchemy 12_1_15 converts email between platforms"
  • "Boot Runner 2 adds VMs to Mac startup manager screen"
  • "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" ...
Macworld UK (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:30 AM CDT)
  • "New Retina MacBook Pro 2016 release date, specs and rumours UK"
  • "iPhone 8 (2017) and beyond: The future of smartphones"
  • "Best Mac for students 2016: Which Mac should you buy for college or university?"
  • "Apple's iPhone 7 event invitation decoded"
  • "How to use iCloud Drive on Mac, iPad & iPhone"
  • "iPhone 7 Pro UK release date, design, features and spec rumours plus leaks"
  • "How to fix a broken charger | Apple charger | How to fix Apple charger"
  • "iPhone 7 release date, price, specs: Invites go out for 7 Sept launch event"
  • "iPad mini 5 release date, specs, new features & UK price rumours"
  • "New MacBook Air UK release date, specs & features rumours" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 9:45 AM CDT)
  • "Users launch class action lawsuit over iPhone 6 “Touch Disease” units"
  • "Rumor: Apple working on professionally-gear iPads, new iMacs, new notebooks and is collaborating on a 5K monitor with LG"
  • "Apple releases invitations for September 7 media event, iPhone 7 announcements likely"
  • "Apple releases iOS 10 developer beta 8, public beta 7"
  • "Dropbox resets passwords for users who haven’t logged in since mid-2012"
  • "Fun: Domino’s given clearance to test drone-based pizza deliveries in New Zealand"
  • "Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 update"
  • "Rumor: Apple developing new video editing app for iOS devices, looks to target social media users"
  • "String in macOS Sierra beta code points to possible USB 3.1 Gen 2, Thunderbolt 3 support in future Mac hardware"
  • "Prisma app updated to 2.4, adds offline mode, neural network support" ...
prMac (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 9:45 AM CDT)
  • "Maysalward publishes NitroNation Online Mobile Game for MENA Market"
  • "Hacker protection Camera Guard for macOS blocks webcam and microphone"
  • "Travel Riddles: Trip to France - New Match-3 Puzzle for iOS"
  • "Station 1.0 - Multilevel Dock for macOS"
  • "Default Folder X 5.0.6 delivers enhancements and Sierra compatibility"
  • "Crop-Size Offers Powerful Resizing, Cropping, & Editing for iOS Users"
  • "DrumCore 4 AAX/VST3/AU Plug-in for Mac and Windows is Now Shipping"
  • "iNutrients: New Entire USDA National Nutrient DB: Calories to Vitamin K"
  • "Check Writer III - Print checks and their accompanying letter from Mac"
  • "Mac Backup Guru 6.0 Offers Speed Boost, Improved Incremental Backups" ...
Softpedia (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 10:45 AM CDT)
  • "Desktop Informant 0.98.50223 (Trial) - Keep a closer eye on your up-coming tasks, events, and to-dos with the help of this straightforward and user-friendly software solution for task planning and calendaring purposes"
  • "Norton AntiVirus Definitions 20160830 (Freeware) - An easy-to-use package installer that delivers the latest Norton AntiVirus definitions updates for the Mac OS X version of the app"
  • "Unity 5.4.0 Patch 3 / 5.5.0 Beta 1 (Trial) - High-end and GUI based tool for game development that comes with a very powerful engine and allows you to create projects compatible with different devices."
  • "Cisdem VideoConverter 3.3.0 (Demo) - Conversion tool that provides support for more than 150 audio and video file formats and also helps you download or share content with others"
  • "Scaffold 4.6.2 (Trial) - Identify and analyze proteins in biological samples, manage large data sets, compare information and find protein modifications, with this complex application"
  • "Alfred 3.0.3 Build 694 / 3.1 Build 718 Pre-release (Demo) - An easy to use productivity application for the Mac OS X that helps you save time by speeding up your searches, on the web or on your Mac."
  • "MAMP Pro 4.0 (Trial) - Helps you install and administer your own development environments that offer support for multiple Dynamic DNS, virtual hosts and more"
  • "MAMP 4.0 (GPL) - A free and open-source application specially designed to help you install Apache, PHP and MySQL on your Mac, and effortlessly setup a personal web server"
  • "Mountain Duck 1.5.4 (Demo) - Mount remote storage servers as local volumes that can be accessed with Finder from your desktop, using this straightforward menu bar app"
  • "ActivePresenter 6.0.2 Beta (Freeware) - Record presentation videos and create tutorials or training materials via a comprehensive solution that packs an extensive collection of editing tools" ...
TidBITS (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:15 AM CDT)
  • "Apple Slapped with €13 Billion Tax Bill, Cook Promises Appeal"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 August 2016"
  • "ExtraBITS for 29 August 2016"
  • "Google’s Duo Video Chat App Links iOS and Android"
  • "External Link: Apple Event Scheduled for 7 September 2016"
  • "Microsoft Office 2016 15.25 and Office 2011 14.6.7"
  • "Bookmarks, Top Sites, and More: Finding Your Way Back in Safari"
  • "How Apple Could Simplify Audio Input and Output Interfaces"
  • "Fantastical 2.2.5"
  • "iOS 9.3.5 Blocks Remote Jailbreak" ...
9to5Mac (Checked 12:00 PM; no changes since 11:45 AM CDT)
  • "9to5Toys Lunch Break: Stainless Steel 42mm Apple Watch $200, Belkin surge protector $14, AirPort Express $40, more"
  • "Jessica Alba latest star signed to Apple’s upcoming ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality TV series"
  • "Belkin launches $99 PowerHouse Charge Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch"
  • "Sonos is bringing voice control to the speaker system through Amazon Echo, integrating with Spotify app"
  • "Alleged prototype device info sticker reaffirms 32 GB base storage for iPhone 7"
  • "iPads as effective on kids as sedatives at calming them before surgery – medical study"
  • "Opinion: Why Apple’s statement on Irish tax ruling seems tone-deaf, but nothing will happen anytime soon"
  • "Papa John’s now lets you order pizza straight from your Apple TV (and save 25%)"
  • "Leaked SIM trays suggest 5 color options for iPhone 7, including glossy Space Black"
  • "Apple’s anticipated switch to OLED iPhone screens could be temporary, argues Innolux" ...
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