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Friday, December 19, 2014
Checked 1:55 AM; Last Updated 1:45 AM CST; 07:45 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Apple/related News/Updates/Tips/PR"
  • "Other News/Reviews/Tech/OT"
  • "Recent Apple Support Article Updates"
  • "Nvidia 343.01.02f01 Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.10.1"
  • "More 2009 Mac Pro Northbridge Heatsink Retainer Repairs (Fix Overheating)"
  • "Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac WiFi adapters page updated"
  • "Another Tip to Fix OS X Yosemite Nvidia CUDA Problems"
  • "Reports on 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo card kit for Mac Pros"
  • "Nvidia CUDA 6.5.25 for OS X 10.10.x-10.8.x (info/problems)"
  • "Apple Thunderbolt Display FW Update 1.2 (Info/DL/Tips)" ...
AppleToolbox (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Apple patent application seeks to protect phones from moisture"
  • "Apple awarded patent related to synthetic fingerprint generation"
  • "How to use Notification Centre widgets in OS X Yosemite"
  • "Apple job posting hints at Internet search plans"
  • "Flappy Bird release date: Not soon"
  • "Apple files patent for flexible display"
  • "3D display patent awarded to Apple"
  • "Mastering Messages in OS X Yosemite"
  • "How to setup and use Family Sharing"
  • "Apple patent application for advanced stylus" ...
Inside Mac Games (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:00 PM EST)
  • "Europa Universalis IV: Art Of War Released"
  • "Thomas Was Alone At Mac Game Store"
  • "Pay Your Bionic Dues At MGS"
  • "Democracy 3: Clones & Drones Adds Futuristic Obstacles"
  • "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass Available"
  • "Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy Vehicle Pack Rolls Out"
  • "IMG Reviews Tomb Raider"
  • "Crossing Over: Gothic"
dealMac (Checked 2:45 AM; no changes since 12:30 AM EST)
  • "Panasonic LUMIX Selfie WiFi Camera for $160 + free shipping"
  • "Samsung 32" 720p LED LCD HDTV, $75 Dell Card for $198 + free shipping"
  • "Panasonic Stereo Ergo Fit Earphones 2-Pack for $19 + free shipping"
  • "GoPro Chest Mount, Head Mount, and Monopod for $15 + free shipping"
  • "Lenovo Wireless K5923 Windows 8 TouchPad for $10 + free shipping"
  • "Canon imageCLASS Color Laser Printer for $100 + free shipping"
  • "GameAgent Civilization V Sale: 80% off"
  • "Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 External HDD for $88 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb Nikon 1 J3 14MP Digital Camera w/ Case for $179 + free shipping"
  • "ZyXEL Mini Powerline Gigabit Adapter Kit for $50 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "News: BBC investigative report claims Apple fails to protect Chinese workers"
  • "Mac: Algoriddim djay Pro"
  • "News: Apple releases iOS 8.2 beta 3 to developers"
  • "First Look: IK Multimedia iRig Mic Field"
  • "News: Tim Cook announces $20M raised for (PRODUCT)RED in internal e-mail"
  • "Daily Deal: Get Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Training Videos"
  • "Mac: MacPhun Snapselect"
  • "News: Apple announces 64-bit and iOS 8 requirements for app updates"
  • "News: Apple ordered to turn over records in Canadian iPhone antitrust probe"
  • "Daily Deal: The Apple Watch Giveaway" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Dubstep Slots - 1.0"
  • "QuickRes - 4.1.1"
  • "Chicken Invaders 5 Mac - 5.00"
  • "Vox Preferences - 1.2.12"
  • "Simple Writer Free By TONGX TRADING LTD - 1.0.1"
  • "WinX HD Video Converter for Mac v5.5.4 - 5.5.4"
  • "inX DVD Ripper for Mac - 4.5.8"
  • "Via FTP Lite - 2.0"
  • "Disk Xray - 1.2"
  • "Monotony - 1.5" ...
Low End Mac (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 2:35 PM CST)
  • "Mac of the Day: Performa 550, introduced 1993.10.18. The color all-in-one Mac reaches 33 MHz."
  • "December 18 in LEM history"
Macworld (Updated 2:45 AM EST)
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: The latest from Google, MSN, and more"
  • "Apple's holiday push for AIDS-fighting nonprofit (RED) raised $20 million"
  • "Editor’s Picks: Our favorite cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus"
  • "Facebook turns on auto-enhancement for iOS photos"
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Cables, speakers, and more"
  • "The Macworld staff's very favorite iOS apps of 2014"
  • "Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making"
  • "Instagram adds five new filters and gives you control over the list"
  • "Apple Pay wins over more banks, still seeking retailers"
  • "How Fancred is challenging Facebook for your sports fandom" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "The software that helped hack the iCloud celebrity nudes updated to handle two-step verification"
  • "The cord-cutter’s guide to free (and legal!) TV streaming"
  • "BBC News claims Apple ‘failing to protect Chinese factory workers’"
  • "Apple iBeacon finds its way into McDonald’s and sandwich sales increase"
  • "iPhone user tries Galaxy Note 4, hates it; can’t wait to get back to iPhone"
  • "Setting up a new Mac: Migrate or clean install?"
  • "Hyundai to debut Display Audio system with Apple’s CarPlay at 2015 CES"
  • "US Congress passes bipartisan bill to confront rising risks of cyberattack"
  • "Jimmy Fallon gives everyone in the Tonight Show audience a free iPad Air 2"
  • "Apple seeks Shanghai-based Apple Pay engineer ahead of China launch" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 2:45 AM; no changes since 2:00 AM EST)
  • "Analysis: Title II regulation, with forbearance, the best path forward"
  • "White House encourages US telecommunications to enter Cuban market"
  • "Hands On: Supreme Ruler (Steam for OS X, Windows)"
  • "New USB thumb drive-sized device can take over computers"
  • "Cook makes 'generous' donation to LGBT campaign Project One America"
  • "Hands On: Habits Pro (iOS)"
  • "Apple rejects conclusions of BBC expose showing supply chain abuses"
  • "Third iOS 8.2 beta brings back blood glucose tracking"
  • "Jimmy Fallon gives out iPad Air 2 to Tonight Show studio audience"
  • "Jawbone delays shipping Up3 fitness tracker until early 2015" ...
MacInTouch (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • Mac mini discussion covers merits, features between 2012, 2014 models
  • Yosemite: HUI design issues; Core Storage problems; more
  • Security: VPN services; email issues; Flash; Chrome; others
  • Reports: Apple; Apps; iPhone/iOS; iPads; Storage; Tax Software
  • Apple releases Xcode 6.2 beta 3
  • Products: Continuity Activation Tool; BBEdit; Roxio Toast
The Mac Observer (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "BBC Films ‘Apple’s Broken Promises’ for Worker Conditions in Pegatron iPhone Factory"
  • "Save 96% on The World’s Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp"
  • "Apple Job Posting Suggests Worldwide Expansion of Apple Pay"
  • "The Story Behind Apple’s ‘The Song’ Commercial (Video)"
  • "TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-18"
  • "iOS 8 Mail: Customizing Swipe Gestures"
  • "Apple Raises $20M in 2014 Product (RED) Campaign"
  • "Hit List 2.0 Task Manager Checks Off Syncing, iPhone 6 Interface"
  • "ACM 285: Apple’s iPod Lawsuit Victory and Tag Heuer’s Smart Watch Plans"
  • "STM Harbour iPhone 6 Case is Colorful, Lightweight and Inexpensive" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Checked 2:00 PM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Notice: Mac OS X Hints is now a read-only site"
  • "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" ...
Mac News (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "The latest iOS apps for Dec. 18"
  • "Algoriddim unveils djay Pro for Mac"
  • "Dejal revs the Simon server monitoring tool to version 4.0"
  • "Cisdem releases AppCrypt for Mac OS X"
  • "Total War: Shogun 2 ready for the Mac"
  • "SceneTool for OS X lets you turn 3D scenes to Swift/Objective C Code"
  • "Tidy Up for Mac OS X gets a Yosemite-ish interface"
  • "Ohanaware releases Fun Card Studio 2 for OS X"
  • "Sonnet introduces Fusion R400 RAID USB 3.0 Rackmount Storage System"
  • "Sample Logic releases Cyclone Retwisted" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 2:45 AM; no changes since 2:30 AM EST)
  • "Graphic Inspector 2.0b5 - Provides extensive info on images and vector graphic files (beta). (Demo)"
  • "Export for iTunes 1.7.0 - Free your music from iTunes. (Commercial)"
  • "Mellel 3.3.7 - Powerful word processor with multilingual support. (Demo)"
  • "Fuel for Keynote 1.3.1 - Themes for Keynote presentations. (Commercial)"
  • "OffBlock 1.14.1 - Pilot's logbook. (Commercial)"
  • "NetUse Traffic Monitor 2.0.4 - Monitor your network traffic. (Commercial)"
  • "iBetterCharge 1.0.8 - Never forget to charge your iPhone. (Free)"
  • "Mail Perspectives 1.4.1 - Extends Mail user interface to tame window chaos. (Shareware)"
  • "PlistEdit Pro 1.8.1 - Property list editor. (Shareware)"
  • "Integrity 5.0.11 - Scan your website for broken links. (Free)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 2:45 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 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Family Sharing is convenient, but comes with its own risks"
  • "Organized criminals targeting individual iPhone, Android users"
  • "Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game"
  • "Apple's holiday push for AIDS-fighting nonprofit (RED) raised $20 million"
  • "How to upgrade the CPU in your Mac"
  • "Email tips for Yosemite, use Mail's new features"
  • "Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen"
  • "The Macalope: Apple chastised for not sticking it to customers"
  • "Judge: No Steve Jobs for you"
  • "iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6 comparison" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Amazon announces Prime Now service for parts of Manhattan, offers 1-hour delivery service via bike messenger"
  • "djay Pro hits the decks with huge OS X update"
  • "Apple puts forward 64-bit requirement for iOS application developers, cites June 1st, 2015 deadline"
  • "Apple halts Russian online sales after dramatic fluctuations in ruble"
  • "Apple wins iPod antitrust lawsuit, avoids potential $1 billion fine"
  • "Contrast launches Group Text+, Email+ apps for iOS"
  • "Apple Pay grows, now supports 90% of U.S. credit cards"
  • "T-Mobile launches “Un-carrier 8.0″, data stash feature promotion"
  • "GIFT GUIDE 2014 – HiRise Deluxe stand by Twelve South"
  • "Google app for iOS, Android adds Google Nest controls" ...
prMac (Checked 2:45 AM; no changes since 1:30 AM EST)
  • "Junimong for iOS Helps Kids Connect and Communicate Globally Through Art"
  • "VidOn Player Lets You Watch .AVI Videos On The Go"
  • "Sponge Jump - Addictive Game to Take App Store by Storm"
  • "Hundreds and Thousands of Photos - Just Snapselect from Macphun"
  • "Maintain Releases Cocktail 7.7 (Mavericks Edition)"
  • "KYMS 3.0 for iOS: hides and protects multimedia with military encryption"
  • "Featured in Best Apps of 2014, Star Walk 2 Gets an Update - the Planets"
  • "PDF Checkpoint Now Supports Mac OS X Yosemite: PDF Conversion Tool"
  • "The next big mobile hit? Yabado launches Bird Duel for iOS and Android"
  • "09apps releases DinoDoc - know the dinosaurs! 1.0 - Dinosaur Quiz App" ...
Softpedia (Updated 2:45 AM EST)
  • "Java 8 Update 25 / 9 Build 43 Early Access (Freeware) - Provides support for running both web and local Java based applications on a Mac computer, in business, personal computing or public environments"
  • "JDK 8 Update 25 / 9 Build 43 Early Access (Freeware) - Open source and cross-platform development toolkit designed by Oracle for building multi-platform Java based applications and applets"
  • "SIP Inspector 3.30 (Shareware) - Free and open source utility that will simulate SIP messages and scenarios"
  • "Vuze / Beta 16 (Ad-supported) - Multi-platform BitTorrent client designed to help its users to search for and download content via a peer to peer transfer platform"
  • "WordPress 4.1 (GPL) - An open source blogware platform that comes with extensive online resources and will help you create and publish your own websites."
  • "calibre 2.13.0 (Donationware) - A handy and practical e-book library manager designed to help you view, organize, catalog and convert e-books to most popular e-book formats"
  • "Glitterato 1.68 (Shareware) - A Photoshop plug-in that creates stars and nebula landscapes."
  • "SolarCell 1.96 (Shareware) - Photoshop plug-in that creates fantastic surreal suns."
  • "Google Chrome 39.0.2171.95 / 40.0.2214.45 Beta / 41.0.2251.0 Dev (BSD) - Fast and user-friendly web browser designed to help you navigate the Internet while also allowing you to stay safe and synchronize your websites and bookmarks between multiple computers by signing in into your Google account"
  • "Norton AntiVirus Definitions 20141218 (Freeware) - An easy-to-use package installer that delivers the latest Norton AntiVirus definitions updates for the Mac OS X version of the app" ...
TidBITS (Checked 2:45 AM EST; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "External Link: Apple Halts Online Sales in Russia"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 December 2014"
  • "ExtraBITS for 15 December 2014"
  • "TidBITS 2014 Holiday Hiatus"
  • "WinterFest 2014 Sale on Key Writing Tools"
  • "iOS 8 App Development Becomes a “Bring Me a Rock” Game"
  • "DealBITS Discount: Save 55% on BeLight Software’s Printworks"
  • "Default Folder X 4.6.12"
  • "Hazel 3.3.3"
  • "Labels & Addresses 1.6.9" ...
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