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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Checked 2:15 PM; Last Updated 2:15 PM CDT; 19:15 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 2:15 PM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Mid-2011 MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9 Pulled"
  • "Intel SSD Firmware Update Tool v2.0.13 (fix for some Macs)"
  • "Apple/Mac/iOS related News/Updates/Op-Ed/PR"
  • "Apple explains previously undocumented iOS background services"
  • "Other News/Updates/Reviews/Tips/Tech"
  • "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)"
  • "Report: 802.11ac QCard2 in 15" Retina MacBook Pro"
  • "How to Minimize Audio Latency in MainStage 3" ...
AppleToolbox (Checked 2:15 PM; 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 (Updated 2:15 PM CDT)
  • "Rosewill 6.56-Foot USB to Micro USB Cable for $1 + free shipping, more"
  • "Samsung 55" 1080p LED LCD 3D HDTV for $1,300 + free shipping"
  • "LG 60" 600Hz 1080p WiFi Smart 3D Plasma HDTV for $800 + free shipping"
  • "Western Digital My Cloud 3TB NAS for $140 + free shipping"
  • "Apple iMac Quad 2.7GHz 22" Desktop for $930 after rebate + free shipping"
  • "Chromo 216-LED Light Panel w/ Camera Mount for $31 + free shipping"
  • "Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SATA 6Gbps 2.5" SSD for $120 + $1 s&h"
  • "Merrell Transport Brief 15" Laptop Bag for $25 + pickup at REI"
  • "Refurb Nikon D3300 24MP DSLR w/18-55mm Lens for $430 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb Nikon D5300 24MP DSLR Camera, 18-55mm lens for $600 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 2:15 PM; no changes since 2:00 PM CDT)
  • "News: Apps of the Week: ShipAntics, Modern Combat 5, This American Life 3.0 + more"
  • "Mac: Griffin DJ Connect"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Last Chance to get the Sydnee 4-port Smart Charging Station, only $79"
  • "News: Report: Apple could launch own mobile wallet this fall"
  • "Article: What’s New in iTunes 12"
  • "News: Daily Deal: The PlayStation 4 Battlefield Bundle Giveaway"
  • "First Look: Spigen Thin Fit / A for iPhone 6 (4.7”)"
  • "Mac: Booq Cobra Pack (2014)"
  • "News: Report: Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Get eight UI Kits for iOS 8 for only $24.99" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 2:15 PM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "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"
  • "Mac volume cleaner utility - 3.0"
  • "Sparkle — Pro Visual Web Design - 1.0.5" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:45 PM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: Unitron Mac512, introduced 1985. Unauthorized Brazilian clone of the Mac 512K."
  • "July 24 in LEM history"
  • "Reviving an Original iPhone, Part 3... FrankenPhone"
  • "Help Out Low End Mac"
Macworld (Checked 2:15 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "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"
  • "Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call"
  • "Profits up, sales soft as Apple reports third-quarter earnings"
  • "Live analysis: Apple Q3 FY14 financial results"
  • "Apple responds to troubling allegations of iOS 'backdoor'"
  • "The Week in Mac Apps: A canvas for developers"
  • "What to look for in Apple's earnings announcement" ...
MacDailyNews (Updated 2:15 PM CDT)
  • "Why Apple should move its product launches"
  • "Hands-on with a functional 4.7-inch iPhone 6 clone (with video)"
  • "7 things Chinese copycat Xiaomi blatantly ripped off from Apple"
  • "Microsoft finally set to axe its boneheaded Windows RT"
  • "Why you shouldn’t install Apple’s OS X Yosemite Public Beta"
  • "IDC: Apple iPad maintains lead in worldwide tablet market"
  • "OS X Yosemite report: Comfort and delight"
  • "Analyst: Apple could be ‘obsolete’ in three years"
  • "What’s new in iTunes 12"
  • "Apple’s Q314: Surging Mac defies a shrinking Windows PC market" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 2:15 PM; no changes since 1:30 PM CDT)
  • "Review: Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS"
  • "OS X Yosemite public beta now available"
  • "Briefly: Oyster for web, mobile web browsers, IFTTT's Square channel"
  • "Reviews: Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS"
  • "iPad maintains global tablet dominance, but loses further ground"
  • "Wuxi, China Apple Store to open on August 2nd"
  • "Google adds Explore location discovery to Google Maps mobile apps"
  • "Swatch denies any involvement with Apple on iWatch tech"
  • "Apple seeds new betas of Safari 7.1 and 6.2 to developers"
  • "Apps: Little Snitch, Output Factory, Cyberduck" ...
MacInTouch (Updated 9:45 PM CDT)
  • Reports: Apple; Apps; Battery Backup; Hard Drives; Internet Services; more
  • Products: LastPass, Firefox 31; Thunderbird 31; Little Snitch; MacCleanse; Path Finder
The Mac Observer (Updated 2:15 PM CDT)
  • "Apple’s Yosemite Beta Site Conks Out Over Heavy Demand"
  • "TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-24"
  • "Sweet Design: the CODE Donut Bluetooth Speaker"
  • "Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta"
  • "Apple, Visa Deal Could Make iPhone 6 Your Next Wallet"
  • "Canaccord: Get Ready for Big iPhone 6 Sales"
  • "Swatch: We Aren’t Making Apple’s iWatch"
  • "ACM 264: Diving Deep into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited"
  • "Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Patent for Wearable Mobile Electronic Device (Plus Wristband)"
  • "UAG Scout iPad Air Case Offers Full Protection" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Updated 2:15 PM 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 2:15 PM; no changes since 1:00 PM CDT)
  • "Wolfram SystemModeler revved to version 4"
  • "New 'heads up display' announced for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K"
  • "Worldwide tablet market grows 11% in second quarter"
  • "Labelist for Mac OS X gets major update"
  • "Smith Micro unleashes AniMates app for the iPhone"
  • "OS X Yosemite Developer Preview available"
  • "PrintList Pro revved to version 5.2"
  • "FlightCheck 7.5 Mac released with Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 support"
  • "RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Flex 5 with GPU support for After Effects"
  • "TunesKit for Mac is iTunes DRM removal software" ...
MacUpdate (Updated 2:15 PM CDT)
  • "Exedore 0.8.1 - Mac-native Python IDE (beta). (Demo)"
  • "Paint Pad 4.3 - Basic image creation and editing application. (Demo)"
  • "Piezo 1.2.5 - Quickly record audio from any application. (Demo)"
  • "Nicecast 1.11.0 - Create an Internet radio station on your Mac. (Demo)"
  • "Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.0 - Record and enhance audio from any application. (Demo)"
  • "Intermission 1.1.1 - Pause and rewind live audio on your Mac. (Demo)"
  • "beaTunes 4.0.1 - Organize your music collection. (Demo)"
  • "Simplify 3.1 - Simple music controller for Spotify and other streaming apps. (Commercial)"
  • "Audulus 2.8 - Minimalist modular audio processor. (Commercial)"
  • "Noatikl 2.5.22 - Generative MIDI music engine. (Commercial)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 2:15 PM 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 2:15 PM; no changes since 1:00 PM CDT)
  • "Apple losing its grip as top tablet company"
  • "How to win iTunes Festival 2014 tickets"
  • "The Macalope: No way to win"
  • "Business leaders know: Let in the smartphones, tablets, laptops"
  • "How to get OS X Yosemite on your Mac"
  • "Create a video for your app on the App Store"
  • "BlackBerry won't give up on devices, but enterprise remains top priority"
  • "CIOs in Europe Say BYOD Is Stalling"
  • "Top 5 take-aways from Tim Cook on Apple's Q3 earnings call"
  • "Elgato Thunderbolt Dock review" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 2:15 PM; no changes since 9:30 AM CDT)
  • "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"
  • "Rumor: 12-inch Retina display MacBook Air could be delayed until 2015"
  • "Microsoft is trimming the fat with 18,000 layoffs"
  • "Rumor: Apple to begin mass production of 4.6-inch model iPhone 6 in July, 5.5-inch model in August" ...
prMac (Updated 2:15 PM CDT)
  • "The Phantom PI Launches On iOS, Wins Indie Prize Critics Choice"
  • "Clickky invents a new model of mobile ad campaign pricing"
  • "Your money or your life:Ultimate Next effortlessly helps you manage both"
  • "Dance Party takes gaming on Apple TV to a whole new level"
  • "Space Hopper - Moon Surfers out today on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch"
  • "AI Athena Launches New Mobile Celebrity Discovery App StarSnap"
  • "Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Now Supports EPUB Fixed Layout"
  • "Next Is Great Launches Sequel To Award-Winning Love To Count App"
  • "Pixite Launches Matter 1.0 for iOS - Embed Unique 3D Objects into Photos"
  • "A Graphical Journey of Your Own Planet Through Space" ...
Softpedia (Updated 2:15 PM CDT)
  • "Swimbi 1.2.0 - User friendly and very powerful Mac OS X application that enables you to seamlessly design various CSS menus and integrate them into your own projects."
  • "Embrace 1.0.3 - A straightforward music player that makes it easy for you to fine-tune our song set without pause the player during your performances"
  • "tn5250J 0.7.4 - Simple 5250 terminal emulator in Java"
  • "aria2 1.18.7 - A powerful and open source utility for downloading files from the Internet, using HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink protocols"
  • "AcaStat 8.3.9 - A statistical software that provides you and easy-to-use data analysis tool"
  • "Chromium 38.0.2104.0 - A cross-platform and open source web browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way to experience the Internet"
  • "IMAGEmini 1.60 - An user friendly image resizer and optimizer that enables you the possibility to reduce your photo's file size while preserving the image quality."
  • "PV Feather 1.7 - Provides per-vertex feather control for After Effects!"
  • "RE:Fill 2.2 - Mends holes in images by intelligently filling user-specified regions"
  • "MovieBriefs 1.2.1 - A light and very easy-to-use application that enables you to generate contact prints for your videos by extracting frames from the file" ...
TidBITS (Checked 2:15 PM; no changes since 2:00 PM CDT)
  • "“Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite” Says It All"
  • "MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9"
  • "Apple Q3 2014 Results Show Highest EPS in Seven Quarters"
  • "Potato Salad Goes Viral on Kickstarter"
  • "ITbits: Putting IBM MobileFirst in (Apple’s Enterprise) Context"
  • "Apple TV Finally Gets Netflix Post-Play"
  • "ExtraBITS for 21 July 2014"
  • "Marked 2.3"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 July 2014"
  • "External Link: Josh Centers Discusses Gmail and Apple TV on The Tech Night Owl" ...
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