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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Checked 9:20 PM; Last Updated 9:15 PM CDT; 02:15 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 3:30 PM CDT)
  • "Final Cut Pro 10.1.3, Compressor 4.1.3, Motion 5.1.2 Updates"
  • "Recently Updated Apple Support Articles"
  • "Other News/Reviews/Tech/Tips/OT"
  • "Quick Take: 2006 Mac Pro Dual 3GHz (X5365s) Upgrade"
  • "Quick take: Late 2013 Mac Pro SSD in Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro"
  • "Tips for HDCP Errors with iTunes HD Content"
  • "SoftRAID 5.0.2 released with RAID 5, OS X 10.10 Support, More"
  • "Mac compatible 802.11ac WiFi adapters page updated (Edimax AC450 report)"
  • "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 9:15 PM; no changes since 8/7)
  • "Aerial photos of Apple Campus 2 (update # 5)"
  • "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" ...
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 (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Samsung 48" 120Hz 1080p WiFi LED LCD Smart TV for $600 + free shipping"
  • "TRENDnet GREENnet 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch for $15 + free shipping"
  • "Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $85 + free shipping"
  • "Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond App for iPhone or iPad for free"
  • "Sauder Beginnings Traditional Corner Desk for $59 + free shipping"
  • "Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SATA 6Gbps 2.5" SSD for $119 + free shipping"
  • "Shakira 'Shakira.' MP3 Album for free"
  • "Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Premium 2014 5-PC for PC / Mac for $15"
  • "OWC Garage Sale: Discounts on RAM, accessories, computers, more"
  • "Refurb Nikon D3300 24MP DSLR w/18-55mm Lens for $430 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:00 PM CDT)
  • "Mac: Parallels Software Parallels Desktop 10"
  • "Review: Stem Innovation Izon View"
  • "Parrot Minidrone Rolling Spider"
  • "First Look: Parrot Minidrone Jumping Sumo"
  • "News: NFL Now channel comes to Apple TV"
  • "Review: Zivix PUC Wireless MIDI Link"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Get three years of VPN Unlimited Premium for only $19"
  • "Review: IK Multimedia iRig Voice"
  • "News: New iPhone 6 schematic leak shows protruding camera lens"
  • "News: Mercedes, Volvo delay CarPlay support until 2015" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 9:15 PM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Via FTP - 2.0"
  • "Smart Duplicate Finder Mac - 2.0"
  • "Paint Writer By DCBM Co., Ltd - 1.0"
  • "CheckMate - 1.1.2"
  • "X-Stream Radio Recorder - 1.0"
  • "Simple HTTP Server Pro - 3.1"
  • "Paw HTTP Client - 2.0.9"
  • "CharlesSoft TimeTracker - 0.4.5"
  • "Cinderella2 - 2.6"
  • "Smart TV Share - 1.02" ...
Low End Mac (Checked 4:05 PM; no changes since 11:15 AM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: PowerBook 165c, introduced 1993.02.10. The first color PowerBook had an attractive screen, slow graphics."
  • "August 20 in LEM history"
Macworld (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 2:45 PM CDT)
  • "Hands-on: Google Photo Sphere Camera for iOS"
  • "Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration"
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Rockin' docks"
  • "BrandPost: For the ultimate home cinema, start with NAS"
  • "The Week in Mac Apps: Done and done"
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: What the fox says"
  • "50 Cent's headphones will measure your heart rate"
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Paging Mr. Six"
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Always lower prices"
  • "Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CDT)
  • "Apple dominates new EPEAT tablet registry after nearly withdrawing from environmental list in 2012"
  • "Apple’s next-gen iPad Air may get memory boost to 2GB, iWatch said to pack 512 MB with 8GB storage"
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs"
  • "Verizon in talks to launch new Android app store"
  • "iPhone 6 rumors: Specs, sizes, camera, display"
  • "‘NFL Now’ launches on Apple TV"
  • "Steve Ballmer’s quest for the spotlight"
  • "The end of all OS X Lion support, patches included, is likely just weeks away"
  • "Market undervalues Apple’s growing iTunes and accessories segments"
  • "RBC: Apple will sell an astounding 10 million iPhone units in first week of iPhone 6’s launch" ...
Macintosh News Network (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Apple updates Safari 7.1/6.2 beta, OS X Mavericks Server beta"
  • "Twitter makes random tweets, favorites on timelines official feature"
  • "Briefly: FEMA's Spanish-language app, PopChar X 6.6 supports Unicode"
  • "Heartbleed suspected to be point of entry for CMS records breach"
  • "Latest OS X Yosemite beta enables screensharing via Messages"
  • "Symantec condenses security line-up into one suite, Norton Security"
  • "Best Buy runs one-day $75 sale on all iPad Air models"
  • "Second-gen iPad Air could upgrade to 2GB of RAM"
  • "Apple TV gets delayed NFL Now app"
  • "AT&T bringing gigabit Internet to Silicon Valley with Cupertino push" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 4:05 PM; no changes since 11:15 AM CDT)
  • Mavericks discussion continues on viewing issues, font smoothing, and more
  • Security: transcript of talk with Windows' Steve White, among topics
  • Reports: Adobe; Internet Services; Mavericks; Scanners; Yosemite
  • Products: Java 8; Mailbox; Parallels Desktop; Checkout
The Mac Observer (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 6:15 PM CDT)
  • "ACM 268: Apple Copycats, Ad Agencies, and Steve Ballmer: Sports Mogul"
  • "Jeff Gamet, John Martellaro Talk Sci-Fi Tech on MacVoices"
  • "Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack for Dual Charging: $34.99"
  • "Guest Pass for iOS 7 Allows Access to Your Wi-Fi Network Without Revealing the Password"
  • "Parallels Announces Desktop 10 for the Mac with Yosemite Support"
  • "TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-20"
  • "RunKeeper Wants to Give You Presents for Working Out"
  • "Analyst: No Apple iWatch this Year"
  • "3 Handy Tips to Make Preview More Productive"
  • "Apple’s Stock Sets Record Closing High, Market Cap Record Still Waits" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "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"
  • "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" ...
Mac News (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 9:30 AM CDT)
  • "Travelpro introduces National Geographic Explorer Cape Town, Leather brief Collections"
  • "Parallels announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite integration"
  • "Preschool University updates Partners in Rhyme for Mac OS X"
  • "PopChar X for Mac OS now supports version 7.0 of the Unicode standard"
  • "Ephnic releases Ephnic Movie Maker for Mac 2.2.0"
  • "D-Link now shipping 802.11ac unified wireless access point"
  • "CS Odessa announces new software engineering solutions in ConceptDraw Solution Park"
  • "Genius announces new Bluetooth stereo headphones"
  • "WD introduces new design, limited anniversary edition of My Passport drives"
  • "Flexera Software's InstallAnywhere 2014 simplifies multi-platform cloud installation" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:30 PM CDT)
  • "Picasa 3.9.138 - Organize, edit, and share your photos. (Free)"
  • "Civilization V: The Complete Edition 1.0 - Epic turn-based strategy game. (Commercial)"
  • "iStudiez Pro 1.2.5 - Student planner with iOS syncing. (Commercial)"
  • "Yate 2.7.7 - Tag and organize your audio files. (Demo)"
  • "Power Manager 4.3.1 - Auto-start, shut down, or sleep your Mac. (Demo)"
  • "RazorSQL 6.3.10 - Manage multiple databases from a single application. (Demo)"
  • "Injoice - Invoice and Packing List 1.8.1 - Create simple invoices. (Demo)"
  • "Integrity 5.0.5 - Scan your website for broken links. (Free)"
  • "BugHub 1.1 - Provides a native Mac interface to GitHub's issue tracker. (Commercial)"
  • "Reformator 1.0.0 - Multi-functional batch photo converter. (Demo)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 5:00 PM CDT)
  • "Parallels Desktop 10 a big upgrade with new features, more speed and battery life"
  • "TIP: Turn off ABE to fix Mavericks ACL Windows Server glitches"
  • "OS X Server doesn't have Mavericks ACL issues"
  • "App Nap a fleeting fix for Outlook duplicate emails"
  • "Reader problems with Windows 8 in Boot Camp 5"
  • "Mavericks ACL bug keeps Windows users locked out"
  • "OS X 10.9.4 doesn't fix ACL file sharing problems"
  • "Turning off data dedup works for 10.7 and 10.8 filesharing"
  • "Mavericks and AD network home folder issue"
  • "OS X 10.9.4 fixes reader's file sharing problems" ...
Macworld UK (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:00 PM CDT)
  • "Three reasons I might dump Android and become a total Apple person"
  • "Hands on: Google Photo Sphere Camera for iOS"
  • "Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration"
  • "All Verizon's app store has to do is suck a bit less than Google's"
  • "Google's retreat on Pointer Events makes life harder for web developers"
  • "How to buy an iPhone 6: Best place to buy an iPhone 6 in the UK"
  • "The best Mac to buy in 2014"
  • "HTC One mini 2 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison review"
  • "Five ways to keep your student's digital life safe"
  • "Win a SteelSeries H Wireless Headset worth £250" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 11:00 AM CDT)
  • "Leaked image hints at slightly protruding camera lens for iPhone 6"
  • "Video shows new, reversible USB cable for iPhone 6"
  • "Rumor: Apple to incorporate 150Mbps Qualcomm modem into iPhone 6 handsets"
  • "Rumor: Apple unlikely to sell sapphire display iPhones in 2014"
  • "Leaked pictures purportedly show finished iPhone 6 handset"
  • "Rumor: Apple ready to begin mass production of iPhone 6 inventory"
  • "Apple releases Safari 7.0.6, 6.1.6, addresses WebKit security issues"
  • "Apple eliminates 2 more toxins from iPhone production"
  • "Evidence that Apple is releasing two new iPhone 6 models?"
  • "Rumor: Next-gen iPads to feature matte display, not glossy, for easier reading" ...
prMac (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 6:45 PM CDT)
  • "New type of educational game for toddlers"
  • "Fishy Feathers on iOS is a Bird Game You Can Actually Beat"
  • "Function Space Brings Collaborative Scientific Learning to iOS"
  • "Pirates of Bollywood Now Available on iBooks"
  • "Gear Up to Go Back to School with Discounts on Boinx's Educational Apps"
  • "OmNom Apps Connects Islands in Hashi Link"
  • "Boomerang - The Only iPad Stand that Mounts your iPad anywhere"
  • "Draw to Destroy Dots in Clever New Game - A Blok Fluo Game Free iOS 1.0"
  • "Terrella: An unapologetically challenging game for iOS"
  • "Zeph Launches Disappearing Messaging App That Prevents Screenshots" ...
Softpedia (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Label Printer Pro 7.32 - Print self stick labels and plain labels for media cases"
  • "AceReader Elite 10.0.5 - Powerful and cross-platform application created from scratch with one goal: to help you improve your reading skills, both online and offline"
  • "Astro 1.120 / 1.121 Beta - A user-friendly and feature-rich Mac OS X software solution that allows you to chat with your Facebook buddies from your desktop"
  • "GraphPad Prism 6.0f - Utility for biostatistics, curve fitting and scientific graphing"
  • "Keyboard Pilot 1.6.4 - An affordable and time-efficient software solution for Mac OS X that can automatically change the keyboard layout when opening a certain app"
  • "BitNami MAMP Stack 5.4.31-0 / 5.5.15-0 Dev / 5.6.0RC4-0 Dev - Easy to install software platform that greatly simplifies the deployment of Open Source web stacks."
  • "BitNami RubyStack 2.0.0-18 / 2.1.2-2 Dev - A full-stack MVC framework for database-backed web applications"
  • "KakaoTalk 1.0.0 - A light, simple and clean application that enables you to stay in touch with your friends, exchange documents or files, as well as emoticons"
  • "iBackupBot 5.2.0 - A useful and easy-to-use iOS backup manager designed to help you browse, view, export and edit files stored in the backup file created by iTunes"
  • "iBoostUp 3.96 - Helps you optimize and speed up your Mac by purging unnecessary files, fixing app errors, removing cookies and duplicate files form your hard disk" ...
TidBITS (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 1:30 PM CDT)
  • "Search in Private with DuckDuckGo"
  • "PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.2"
  • "PopChar X 6.6"
  • "External Link: In Defense of Email"
  • "Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 11: Wiki Services"
  • "Chapter 11 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available"
  • "Save 50% in Take Control’s 2014 Back to School Sale"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 August 2014"
  • "ExtraBITS for 18 August 2014"
  • "Fujifilm XQ1: A Professional Point-and-Shoot?" ...
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