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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Checked 6:00 AM; Last Updated 6:00 AM CST; 12:00 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Apple/products related News, Rumors, Op-Ed, PR"
  • "Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates"
  • "Other News, Updates, Reviews, PR, OT"
  • "Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.13 Update Release Notes"
  • "Download Nvidia Graphics Driver 367.15.10.25f02 for macOS Sierra 10.12.2 (16C67/68)"
  • "802.11ac Time Capsule/AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.8"
  • "802.11N AirPort Base Stations/Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.8"
  • "Tip/Workaround If Can't Boot from External Drives after Sierra 10.12.2 update"
  • "Nvidia CUDA 8.0.57 Update for OS X (supports macOS Sierra 10.12.2)"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.11.6 build w/security update 2016-003" ...
Apple World Today (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "FTC accuses Qualcomm of extracting ‘exclusivity’ from Apple"
  • "AWT News Update: January 17, 2017"
  • "Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 17, 2017"
  • "Apple releases security update for Mac OS X El Capitan"
  • "Microsoft Solitaire Collection: My new iOS app addiction"
  • "2017 iPhone Photography Awards call for entries"
  • "Download those Vine videos before it's too late..."
  • "AirPods have 26% of the wireless headphone market -- or maybe 2% or 3%"
  • "Future iOS devices may have virtual knob controls"
  • "Some countries see price hike for Apple’s online app stores" ...
Cult of Mac (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Former employee explains how Tim Cook made Apple boring"
  • "Pro tips for improving your app reviews"
  • "Apple Music execs discuss the future of music streaming"
  • "Vintage Mac Museum steers clear of Macs that sucked"
  • "iOS 10.2 won’t let you play ripped DVDs from your iTunes library"
  • "This pricey iPhone case is sharp enough for a samurai"
  • "MacBooks will warn you when your display is sapping battery"
  • "Seize power for all your gear and gadgets [Deals]"
  • "AirPods haven’t taken the headphone market by storm … yet"
  • "Pokémon GO raked in almost $1 billion last year" ...
iLounge (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Tip of the Day: Using the Digital Crown to peek at your Apple Watch screen"
  • "News: Apple Music creative team discusses the service’s exclusives, future"
  • "Mac: Fingerlab Yuri"
  • "News: Apple raising UK App Store prices by more than 25 percent"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac"
  • "News: Iovine fuels speculation about Apple’s interest in scripted TV shows"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip"
  • "News: Report: ‘iPhone 8’ to include upgraded water resistance"
  • "News: U.S. appeals court resurrects App Store antitrust lawsuit against Apple"
  • "News: Apple increases maximum tvOS app size to 4GB" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 10:30 AM; no changes since 9/1)
  • "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 - 4.9.5"
  • "Iridient Developer - 3.1"
  • "Displays - 1.2" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:05 PM CST)
  • "Mac of the Day: Macintosh II, introduced 1987.03.02. The first modular Mac, the Mac II has 6 NuBus slots, supports color, and runs at a blazing 16 MHz."
  • "Jam Platinum... Small Bluetooth Speaker Review"
Macworld (Checked 6:00 AM; no changes since 5:45 AM CST)
  • "AirPods wish list: 3 ways Apple can make its Bluetooth earphones even better"
  • "App Store prices will be higher in the U.K. to reflect post-Brexit exchange rates"
  • "OS X El Capitan gets a supplemental security update"
  • "Evernote overhauls its iOS app with focus on speed and simplicity"
  • "Twitter's Vine dies today, so download your videos pronto"
  • "Eat, pray, shoot: Our favorite gear and apps for travel photography"
  • "15 Apple TV games you should absolutely play"
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: More accessories seen at CES"
  • "SteamWorld Heist's tactical action might steal all of your free time"
  • "The Week in Apple News: iPhone 10th anniversary, MacBook Pro battery life, Apple’s plans to make TV shows and movies, and more" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Former Apple engineer: Tim Cook made Apple a ‘boring operations company’"
  • "FTC charges Qualcomm with monopolizing key smartphone chip; alleges extracted exclusivity from Apple in exchange for reduced patent royalties"
  • "Google’s next-gen watches will swipe Apple’s Digital Crown"
  • "Gene Munster sees Apple moving 78 million iPhones in 2016 holiday quarter, stronger than previously expected"
  • "Apple’s EU bill creeps up as analyst sees $1.6 billion interest"
  • "Google’s ‘moonshot’ projects come crashing to earth"
  • "Can me-too Google’s me-too ‘Google Fit’ catch up with Apple’s revolutionary HealthKit?"
  • "These next-gen Apple products could be as revolutionary as the iPhone in 2017"
  • "What history teaches about Apple’s windows of opportunity for 2017"
  • "Rumor: Apple may extend iPhone 6s battery replacement program to iPhone 6" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 9:05 PM; no changes since 4:00 PM CST)
  • Discussions: 2016 MacBook Pro; Adobe; AirPort; Aperture; Apple Mail; more
  • Apple issues supplemental security update for El Capitan
  • TenFourFox based on Firefox for PPC receives security updates
  • VueScan and ViewScan Mobile updates
The Mac Observer (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Former Apple Engineer Claims Tim Cook Made Apple Boring"
  • "iOS Tip: Create Your Own Live Wallpaper with LivePapers"
  • "Managing Photos, Fixing Your Apple Watch & Resolving Network Issues – Mac Geek Gab 640"
  • "AT&T Officially Kills Off 2G, Original iPhone Support"
  • "V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Headphones Sweat the Details"
  • "Vine’s Demise, Avoiding Weak Passwords – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-17"
  • "Goodbye Vine, Hello Twitter’s Vine Camera"
  • "Brexit Drives Up UK App Store Prices 25%"
  • "Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip"
  • "The Telegraph Slams EU’s Campaign Against Apple and Ireland Taxation" ...
Mac News (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Apple posts supplemental security update for Mac OS X El Capitan"
  • "RailModeller Pro for macOS rolls to version 5.3"
  • "Red Giant releases sticker packs for iOS users"
  • "Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017"
  • "Blobman golf swing improvement app swings to version 3.0"
  • "Apple honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with full page tribute"
  • "Typinator 7.1 for macOS offers compatibility improvements with Sierra"
  • "Cisdem releases DocumentReader 3 for macOS"
  • "Fourth beta of iOS 10.2.1 available for developers"
  • "Matrox Maevex 6100 Quad Encoder Card now available" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 12:00 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Kopa Capture 1.0.1 - Capture stills, videos, and perform detailed measurements. (Free)"
  • "LimeLight 1.0.1 - Powerful photo editor. (Commercial)"
  • "Shutter Counter 1.0 - Read a shutter value counter from a camera. (Commercial)"
  • "Image Date Changer 1.0.0 - Change image data. (Commercial)"
  • "Feed Reader 1.0 - Read RSS news feeds in one place. (Commercial)"
  • "Mancala 1.5 - Pick up marbles from any of bottom holes and move them counter-clockwise. (Free)"
  • "Opera Beta 41.0.2353.10 - Opera browser with latest features and refinements (was Opera Next) (beta). (Free)"
  • "Fishdom 1.4.3 - Fish puzzle game. (Free)"
  • "TableFlip 1.0.2 - Markdown table editor. (Shareware)"
  • "RadioApp 1.1 - Listen to radio stations all over the world. (Commercial)" ...
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 6:00 AM; no changes since 5:45 AM CST)
  • "New MacBook Air 2017 UK release date rumours"
  • "The 17 best cases and bags for the MacBook Pro"
  • "New iPad Air 3 release date rumours UK | iPad Air 3 specs, UK price & features"
  • "12 fitness trackers that work with Apple's Health app"
  • "Apple price rises UK | Apple Brexit price hike: iPhones, MacBooks, apps go up"
  • "iPad Pro mini release date rumours UK | iPad mini 5 release date, tech specs"
  • "New MacBook Pro release date, UK price, tech specs | MacBook Pro 2016 UK guide"
  • "Smartwatch round-up: 14 Apple Watch rivals compared"
  • "New iOS 11 release date rumours UK | iOS 11 new features rumours"
  • "The essential apps to install on your new iPad or iPhone" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Samsung completes internal investigation, finds battery issues caused Galaxy Note 7 overheating/fires"
  • "Rumor: Apple to update MacBook Pro lineup with Kaby Lake processors, 32 GB of RAM option for 15-inch model"
  • "Rumor: iPhone 8 to see improved waterproofing features worthy of “IP68” rating"
  • "Consumer Reports retests 2016 MacBook Pro, now recommends the notebooks"
  • "Apple Music to sponsor “Carpool Karaoke” episodes, will feature Metallica, Ariana Grande, other artists"
  • "JetBlue announces Fly-Fi service availability for entire fleet"
  • "Apple’s market share grows in Q4 2016 following launch of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar"
  • "Rumor: Apple to opt for glass front and back with next-gen iPhone, perhaps use iPhone 4-style stainless steel frame"
  • "Apple, Consumer Reports find smoking gun that caused variable life in initial review"
  • "Yahoo to transition name to “Altaba”, Mayer to step down as CEO following Verizon acquisition" ...
prMac (Checked 6:00 AM; no changes since 5:45 AM CST)
  • "Blins is a New Physics Puzzle Game for iPhone and iPad"
  • "Red Giant Releases Free Explosive and Holographic iMessage Sticker Packs"
  • "CS Odessa Introduces ConceptDraw Office v4 for Mac and PC"
  • "Dingtone Elevates VoIP Calls to a Native Experience with iOS 10 CallKit"
  • "RailModeller Pro 5.3 introduces Baseboard-Assistant"
  • "CalcTape for macOS 1.2 released - Adding Machine App for your Mac"
  • "Lost Frequency for iOS, a Unique, Choose Your Own Adventure Game App"
  • "Moog Model 15 & AC Sabre Video Series & January Sale"
  • "BlobmanLabs releases Blobman 3.0 - Golf Swing Improvement Tool"
  • "Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017" ...
Softpedia (Updated 6:00 AM CST)
  • "Lightwright 6.0.10 Build 100 (Demo) - Powerful Mac app designed specifically to help both lighting designers and electricians manage professional lighting design paperwork"
  • "Radium 4.4.0 (Demo) - A free MIDI based music editor inspired by trackers and designed to be very simple to learn and to provide a streamlined user interface"
  • "PocketCast 1.30 (Freeware) - Unofficial desktop client for the Pocket Casts online service that offers you the possibility to effortlessly monitor and listen to podcasts"
  • "Downie 2.6.6 Build 1383 (Trial) - A simple download manager that offers you the possibility to quickly save videos from different websites to your own disk drive."
  • "Cyberduck 5.3.0 / 6.0.0 Nightly (Donationware) - Provides support for some of the most popular online transfer protocols: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift or Google Storage."
  • "Sqlectron 1.19.0 (MIT License) - SQL desktop client application for OS X that works with PostgreSQL and MySQL databases and provides support for running various queries"
  • "ReiBoot (Freeware) - Practical app that packs all the needed tools to quickly and effortless put your iDevice into and out of Recovery Mode with a simple mouse click"
  • "Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller / Beta (Freeware) - A lightweight and very easy-to-use application that enables you to quickly and effortlessly uninstall Adobe's Flash Player from your Mac"
  • "Adobe Flash Player / Beta (Freeware) - High-performance, browser-based and cross-platform application runtime and one of the most essential plug-ins for most Internet browsers"
  • "Big Business 10.10 Build 10432 / 10.10 Build 10461 Beta (Trial) - Provides a complete and multi-platform solution for managing various details related to your business, customers, inventory and more" ...
TidBITS (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Security Update 2016-007 (Yosemite) and 2016-003 Supplemental (El Capitan)"
  • "Run Ookla Speedtest from Your Menu Bar"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 January 2017"
  • "ExtraBITS for 16 January 2017"
  • "External Link: Apple in 2016: The Six Colors Report Card"
  • "A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Controlling Accessories"
  • "A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Setting Up Accessories and Rooms"
  • "Fantastical 2.3.3"
  • "HoudahGeo 5.1.5"
  • "Typinator 7.1" ...
9to5Mac (Checked 6:00 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Evernote for iOS updated with interface refresh, navigation improvements, and more"
  • "Sending this text will crash almost any iPhone, but don’t expect it to become a major problem"
  • "Vine officially transitions into simplified Vine Camera app on iOS and Android"
  • "New analytics data offers look back at 2016 as App Store continues to increase lead over Play Store in revenue"
  • "Morgan Stanley lowers iPhone revenue expectations for 2017, predicts return to growth in 2018"
  • "FTC complaint alleges Qualcomm forced Apple to use its baseband chips for lower patent royalities"
  • "LG’s upcoming Android Wear 2.0 watches reportedly copy Apple Watch’s Digital Crown"
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan supplemental security update for kernel issue"
  • "Roku launches redesigned mobile app w/ new ‘What’s On’ guide, improved remote & more"
  • "Flying with AirPods: Airplane Mode, ambient noise, battery life, and more" ...
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