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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Checked 3:40 AM; Last Updated 3:30 AM CDT; 08:30 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Apple/Mac/iOS related News/Updates/Tips/Rumors/PR"
  • "Other News/Reviews/Tech/Tips/OT"
  • "Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Doc Updates"
  • "Seagate/WD SATA3 Drive Jumper Tips for older Macs w/SATA1 interfaces"
  • "Mid-2011 MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9 Pulled"
  • "Apple explains previously undocumented iOS background services"
  • "Intel SSD Firmware Update Tool v2.0.13 (fix for some Macs)"
  • "Mid-2011 MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9 (Info/Problems Reported)"
  • "2009 Mac Pro 6-core (3.46GHz) CPU Upgrade/NB Heatsink Retainer Repair"
  • "2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrade (Dual 2.93GHz X5670 Westmere)" ...
AppleToolbox (Checked 3:30 AM; no changes since 7/17)
  • "Apple plans to open second store in Turkey (confirmed)"
  • "Latest aerial photos reveal rapid progress at Apple Campus 2 construction site"
  • "Apple and the FDA have discussed FDA regulations regarding possible new mobile products, sensors and a glucometer"
  • "A few privileged in North Korea can now use Google Maps"
  • "Apple’s new ‘smart home’ patent"
  • "How to view & adjust your cellular data use on your iPhone & iPad"
  • "iCloud: Find My iPhone, iPad and Mac"
  • "13 years of Apple retail stores"
  • "iOS Facebook: “Error Signing In”, fix"
  • "Blank home screen on iPad or iPhone" ...
Inside Mac Games (Checked 2:30 PM; no changes since 1:30 PM CDT)
  • "The Walking Dead Season 2 Available Next Tuesday"
  • "Civilization Week Continues At Mac Game Store"
  • "Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica Available Now"
  • "Europa Universalis IV Conquest Collection Comes To MGS"
  • "Heroes & Legends: Conquerors Of Kolhar Announced"
  • "European Vehicle Pack Rolls Out For Cities In Motion 2"
  • "Hearthstone: Curse Of Naxxramas Shuffles The Deck July 22"
  • "Mac Users To Get Early Access To Clockwork Empires Soon"
dealMac (Checked 3:30 AM; no changes since 3:15 AM CDT)
  • "Rocketfish Wireless Shutter Control for Canon for $10 + pickup at Best Buy"
  • "Buffalo DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $99 + free shipping"
  • "LG 50" 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV for $450 + free shipping"
  • "Samsung 46" 1080p WiFi LED LCD HDTV for $400 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb Sony 65" 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi HDTV for $1,170 + free shipping"
  • "Sonic IQ Swarovski Crystal Earbuds with Microphone for $15 + free shipping"
  • "Hanns-G 27" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Display for $180 + free shipping"
  • "A4Tech G800V 8-Key USB PC Gaming Keyboard for $21 + free shipping"
  • "Open-Box Samsung 51" 600Hz 1080p Plasma HDTV for $680 + free shipping"
  • "Optoma HD 1080p 3D DLP Projector w/$100 Amazon GC for $672 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Mac: GuinpinSoft MakeMKV"
  • "Review: Kenu Airframe+ Portable Car Mount"
  • "News: Popular Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain returns to App Store"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Spigen Kuel Dual-Port Compact Car Charger, $25"
  • "News: Report: Apple Stores to support carrier early iPhone upgrade programs"
  • "First Look: Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Wireless Headphones"
  • "News: Report: Apple buying talk radio app Swell"
  • "News: Congress passes bill to legalize phone unlocking"
  • "News: Bose sues Beats over noise-canceling patents"
  • "News: iLounge Game Spotlight: Modern Combat 5: Blackout" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 9:30 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Silverlock - Password Manager & Secure Digital Wallet - 2.1.2"
  • "Any Video Converter Pro - 7.0.8"
  • "Mac Drive Toolbox - 3.0"
  • "WinX Free VOB to AVI Converter - 5.0.6"
  • "1Password - Password Manager and Secure Wallet - 4.4.1"
  • "Particulars - 1.0.1"
  • "WinX Free AVI to MPEG Converter - 5.0.6"
  • "File Recovery Mac - Mavericks Support -"
  • "FTP On The Go - 1.0"
  • "Volume Optimizer Mac - 2.0" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: Quadra 840av, introduced 1993.07.29. The fastest Quadra ever included a digital signal processor for capturing video."
  • "July 29 in LEM history"
  • "Modernizing the 2006 and 2007 Mac Pro to Go Beyond OS X Lion"
  • "Quadra 840av with Mac OS 8.1, a Vintage Mac Workhorse"
Macworld (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: A distinguished teacup"
  • "Bose sues Beats over headphone patents"
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Fixing a flat"
  • "Do the math: Figuring out what Apple's really worth"
  • "13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know"
  • "Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report"
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Government made easy"
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music"
  • "Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services"
  • "This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPad sales, China, Beats, IBM, and more" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Apple iPads credited with reduction in mortality rates at James Cook University Hospital"
  • "Apple drops cross-appeal of final judgment in Samsung lawsuit, no longer seeks permanent injunction"
  • "Lithium anode breakthrough could double or triple battery life"
  • "China puts Microsoft under official investigation"
  • "Apple shares hit new 52-week high"
  • "Jesse Jackson calls on Obama to scrutinize tech industry’s ‘lack of diversity’"
  • "Dell, BlackBerry scoff at threat from Apple-IBM alliance"
  • "Apple warms to bitcoin as Blockchain returns to App Store"
  • "Tampa man accused of scamming Apple out of $309,768"
  • "Samsung stumbles again, indefinitely postpones launch of Tizen phone" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 3:30 AM; no changes since 2:15 AM CDT)
  • "Briefly: Yelp adds video, Facebook forces Messenger for iOS"
  • "Apple Stores gearing up to allow early-upgrade carrier program buying?"
  • "Beats Music app updated, offers more user customization"
  • "Apple drops cross-appeal against Samsung, gives up injunction"
  • "HBC department stores Lord & Taylor, Hudson's Bay to use iBeacons"
  • "Bitcoin app Blockchain allowed to return to App Store"
  • "Briefly: Hilton enables phone-based room keys, new NPR One app"
  • "Next-gen iPhones could have NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi"
  • "T-Mobile CEO launches $100 four-line promotion, attacks AT&T"
  • "Apple 'close' to buying radio app Swell for $30M, sources say" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CDT)
  • Reports: Apps; Backup; Battery Backup; Hard Drives; iPhones; Mac Pro; more
  • DCommander: File manager
  • DiskAid: iOS utility
  • Dataglass: iOS app set to connect to db servers from iDevices
  • Data Desk: "full-featured data visualization and analysis tool"
  • Tor Browser Bundle: web access system with distributed network protection
  • CCleaner: system optimizer, cross-platform
The Mac Observer (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Beats Music Adds More User Controls to iOS App, Including ‘Tune Your Taste’"
  • "Facebook Forces iPhone Users To Separate Messaging App"
  • " Brings Bitcoin Wallet App Back to App Store"
  • "‘Another One Bites The Dust’ Played Using Disk Drives"
  • "Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay Company Deploy iBeacons in Stores"
  • "The Mac Mastery Training Bundle: $29"
  • "Hilton to Turn Your iPhone into Your Hotel Room Key"
  • "OS X Yosemite: What Does That Little Green Button do NOW?"
  • "TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-28"
  • "Apple Ready to Buy Swell Talk Show App in $30M Deal" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Updated 3:30 AM CDT)
  • "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"
  • "Automatically restart Logmein Hamachi"
  • "Placeholder info for AppleTV in Profile Manager"
  • "10.9: Convert gitolite managed git repositories to Xcode Server"
  • "Bypass Chromes SSL/certificate blockades"
  • "We're back" ...
Mac News (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "SilhouetteFX adds new Crop Node, EXR 2.0 multi-part file support, more"
  • "Penclic unleashes next generation mice"
  • "PageMeUp for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade"
  • "Sound Siphon for Mac OS X adds app audio caption"
  • "AppleMacSoft DRM Converter for Mac gets redesigned user interface"
  • "Ear Teacher launched for Mac OS X"
  • "Flux V for Mac OS X gets new user interface, more"
  • "Output Factory for Adobe InDesign now supports EPUB fixed layout"
  • "Wolfram SystemModeler revved to version 4"
  • "New 'heads up display' announced for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 3:30 AM; no changes since 1:15 AM CDT)
  • "Event Planner 1.0 - Prepare your parties and events with ease. (Free)"
  • "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1.0 - Rescue Minnie Mouse in this platformer game. (Free)"
  • "OS X Yosemite Wallpaper 1.0 - Desktop image for Apple's upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (Free)"
  • "TotalFinder 1.6.2 - Adds tabs, hotkeys, and other tweaks to the Finder. (Demo)"
  • "A Better Finder Rename 9.38 - File, photo, and MP3 batch renamer. (Shareware)"
  • "Bartender 1.2.20 - Organize your menu bar apps. (Demo)"
  • "Acorn 4.5 - Bitmap image editor. (Demo)"
  • "Guitar Jam Tracks 2.1 - Guitar scale trainer and practice buddy. (Free)"
  • "ArtMatic Voyager 3.0 - Create, explore and render stunning, photo-realistic 3D worlds. (Demo)"
  • "Equil Note 1.1.4 - Create and store content-rich notes. (Free)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "VirtualBox maintenance update posted"
  • "Paragon offers free HFS+ for Windows 8"
  • "Reader says Mavericks 10.9.3 still has ACL issues in AD"
  • "Stellar Mail Converter for email migration"
  • "Special: $10 off Parallels Desktop with coupon code"
  • "Parallels fixes Tools bug in OS X Guests, Yosemite hosts"
  • "CrossOver 13.2 improves Windows apps with Enhanced Graphics on Macs"
  • "Corrupting access rights on Mavericks home folders on Windows Server"
  • "Video shows InDesign OS X file bugs not limited to servers"
  • "Another report of Windows deduplication and Mavericks file share woes" ...
Macworld UK (Checked 3:30 AM; no changes since 1:15 AM CDT)
  • "14 practical photo-sharing tips with Mac OS X"
  • "Yosemite's traffic share triples after public beta debuts"
  • "Best 3G and 4G networks for iPhone 2014"
  • "Everything you need to know about the iPhone, iPad and Mac market share"
  • "Apple iWatch rumours, release date & images"
  • "'iPad mini Air' will be 30 percent thinner than current model"
  • "Why you should care about CloudKit"
  • "Kogan and BenQ drive 4G smartphone pricing down with $229 Agora 4G"
  • "iPhone 6 release date, rumours & leaked images"
  • "How to burn a CD on a Mac using iTunes" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Rumors of 5.5 inch iPhone 6 logic board with photos"
  • "Rumor: New MacBook Pro notebooks with faster CPUs, 16 GB of RAM to surface Tuesday"
  • "Rumor: Next-gen iOS devices to see delays, only 4.6-inch iPhone 6 to make September debut"
  • "Rumor: Apple working on e-wallet, could debut technology alongside iPhone 6"
  • "Apple posts support document detailing iOS “backdoor” allegations"
  • "Apple removes Macbook Air firmware updater after reports of problems"
  • "Apple opens up OS X 10.10 Yosemite public beta to one million test users via Appleseed program"
  • "Apple posts $37.4 billion in revenues, $7.7 billion profit for Q3 2014"
  • "Apple releases MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9, addresses sleep issue with mid-2011 MacBook Air [Update!]"
  • "Jonathan Zdziarski’s talk at hacker conferences shows backdoors on every iOS device, questionable services being run" ...
prMac (Checked 3:30 AM; no changes since 12:30 AM CDT)
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0 Coming Out To The App Store Soon"
  • "New App Developed by Robotics Experts for Children with Special Needs"
  • "Awesome Push! is the easy push notification solution for app developers"
  • "Game Developer - A new Mac app to develop games and interactive apps"
  • "Knight Girl arrives on the iOS this week"
  • "Count Dracu: the friendly vampire from Toronto, Canada"
  • "Gig Bag Apps Releases Version 2 of Click Metronome for iPhone"
  • "Flip Words HD - Best-selling Word Game Now Available in the App Store"
  • "tagtraum releases completely overhauled beaTunes 4"
  • "Smart Dresser 5.0 lets fashion lovers try on beautiful clothes elegantly" ...
Softpedia (Updated 3:30 AM CDT)
  • "Personas Rotator 8.7 - Periodically changes Firefox and Thunderbird's themes"
  • "ShowIP 2.5 - A browser add-on that shows the IP address of the current page in the status bar."
  • "Web Acappella 4.6.4 - Helps you create and publish your own website"
  • "gContactSync 1.0.0 - A browser add-on that helps you synchronize address books"
  • "Lessonator 1.1.5 Build 1040 - Create presentations that includes musical elements by using an app designed to combine the Apple Keynote and Garageband capabilities."
  • "Note-C 1.0.6 - Helps you collect and edit your notes in a stylish yet organized user interface, while allowing you to export your data to other text editing apps"
  • "BibFilex 1.1.0 - Create and manage bibliographical item archives under the Biblatex structure"
  • "Dapplegrey 4.2.8 - Front-end for the Mac OS X DOSBox port written in REALBasic"
  • "BatchOutput XLS 2.2 - Output multiple MS Excel documents to the selected printer"
  • "OneShot 0.4 / 1.0 Beta - A small status bar menu application that enables you to quickly upload screenshots, files or folders to Dropbox, and then share them by using short links." ...
TidBITS (Checked 3:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 8: Mail Services"
  • "Chapter 8 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 28 July 2014"
  • "ExtraBITS for 28 July 2014"
  • "External Link: Apple Acquires BookLamp Recommendation Service"
  • "External Link: Adam Engst Discusses Apple Financials and IBM Deal on Tech Night Owl"
  • "TinkerTool 5.3"
  • "Default Folder X 4.6.8"
  • "Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.0, Nicecast 1.11.0, Airfoil 4.8.7, and Piezo 1.2.5"
  • "FunBITS: Strava Makes Exercise Social and Virtually Competitive" ...
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