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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Checked 2:20 PM; Last Updated 2:15 PM CST; 20:15 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 3:15 PM EST; no changes since Monday)
  • "Apple/Mac related News/Updates/Op-Ed"
  • "Recent Apple Support Article Updates"
  • "Other News/Updates/Reviews/OT"
  • "Reminder on potential USB 3.0 Interference (w/2.4GHz Wifi, BT)"
  • "MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues"
  • "2009 Mac Pro owner notes on Dual 3GHz X5675 Upgrade (and More)"
  • "OS X 10.10 Driver for Edimax EW-7711MAC/AC450 USB 802.11AC adapter"
  • "More 2009 Mac Pro CPU Upgrades/NB Heatsink Retainer Repairs"
  • "USB Edimax 7822UAC 802.11ac Adapter Driver for OS X 10.10"
  • "802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo card kits for Mac Pros" ...
AppleToolbox (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 2/19)
  • "Apple patent improves access to emergency contacts and medical records"
  • "Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro"
  • "Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays"
  • "Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick"
  • "iPhone 6 gets hot, fix"
  • "Apple granted patent for display based speakers"
  • "Apple patent application for 3D Camera and UI for CarPlay and Apple Watch"
  • "Apple awarded patent for flexible electronic devices"
  • "Apple increases prices in Turkey"
  • "Apple granted patent for a “communicating stylus”" ...
Inside Mac Games (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 2/14)
  • "A New Inside Mac Games"
dealMac (Updated 3:15 PM EST)
  • "Apple 10W Power Adapter w/ USB Cable for $10 + free shipping"
  • "Buslink 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $480 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb Western Digital 2TB USB 3.0 NAS for $100 + free shipping"
  • "Squishy the Suicidal Pig for PC or Mac 14 cents"
  • "Klipsch KG-200 Gaming Headphones for $50 + free shipping"
  • "Kmashi 10,000mAh MP816 External Battery Pack for $12 + free shipping w/Prime"
  • "Verizon FiOS 50/50 w/ Locals, HBO, more for $60/month"
  • "Sony Alpha A3000 20MP Digital Camera w/ Lens for $249 + free shipping"
  • "HP 24-Port Gigabit Switch, 2x Gigabit SFP for $150 + $4 s&h"
  • "Samsung 48" 120Hz 1080p WiFi LED LCD Smart TV for $545 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 1:15 PM EST)
  • "News: Apple back on top in phone sales for first time since 2011"
  • "News: Phishing scam targets iCloud credentials of iOS device theft victims"
  • "News: Apple, others likely to reach $415M settlement in poaching lawsuit"
  • "News: Daily Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader for Mac & iOS"
  • "News: Apple adds vehicles to list of company’s activities in Switzerland"
  • "News: Cook: Apple Watch to be available outside U.S. in April"
  • "Ask iLounge: Can I transfer the existing version of an app to my new iPhone?"
  • "News: Apple Watch to have low energy ‘Power Reserve’ mode"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Save 72% on the Power Vault 18,000mAh Portable Battery Pack"
  • "News: iLounge Weekly coming Monday, subscribe now" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 2/10)
  • "AdwareMedic - 2.2.1"
  • "CADintosh X - 8.1"
  • "To Writer Pro By Future time - 1.2"
  • "Safari Workspaces - 1.0.2"
  • "Simple Writer - for Your Daily Writing - 1.2"
  • "Übersicht - 0.4"
  • "Dubstep Slots - 1.0"
  • "QuickRes - 4.1.1"
  • "Chicken Invaders 5 Mac - 5.00"
  • "Vox Preferences - 1.2.12" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 1:40 PM CST)
  • "Mac of the Day: iMac (Late 2006), introduced 2006.09.06. Apple introduced the biggest screen ever in an iMac with a 24' 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo model."
  • "March 3 in LEM history"
  • "iPhone 4: The Ultimate Budget iPhone?"
Macworld (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 12:15 PM EST)
  • "BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features"
  • "Lumoid's home try-on box lets you test wearables as you'd actually use them"
  • "Think Retro: I'm bringing back the floppy drive"
  • "Tim Cook teases Apple Watch launch apps, and its debut in Germany"
  • "Get your hands on Photos for OS X with Yosemite 10.10.3 public beta release"
  • "The 11 Mac games you need to play from February 2015"
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Rugged protection from Roocase and Kensington, and more"
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Vine and YouTube launch apps for kids"
  • "Apple Watch will start your car one day, Tim Cook says"
  • "You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds serenity in side-scrolling snow shredding" ...
MacDailyNews (Updated 3:15 PM EST)
  • "‘FREAK’ flaw undermines security for hundreds of thousands of supposedly secure Web sites, including, and"
  • "Fiat Chrysler CEO: Apple and Google may disrupt car industry"
  • "UBS: Billions at stake for Google on Apple default search deal"
  • "Apple stock is making regular Americans rich"
  • "Apple unveils all-new Photos app in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Public Beta"
  • "Analysts’ 2015 Apple Watch sales estimates are all over the map"
  • "Apple overtakes Samsung as world’s top smartphone maker; fueled by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus"
  • "Gruber: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ is a remarkable new book"
  • "Many auto execs see Apple Car as serious competitor"
  • "Pebble’s new ‘Pebble Time Steel’ mimics look of gold Apple Watch Edition" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 2:15 PM EST)
  • "Google investors worry that Apple will not renew iOS search deal"
  • "Forums: clean installs, contact access and more"
  • "Apple deals: Macs from $419"
  • "Daily Deals: Linksys routers, Sennheiser headphones, Dell 4K monitor"
  • "Nikon Coolpix P900 camera boasts 83x optical zoom with 16MP sensor"
  • "PayPal acquires Paydiant, adds NFC to Here card reader"
  • "House Judiciary Committee writes FCC; threatens anti-Title II law"
  • "Pebble adds Time Steel to Kickstarter, introduces smartstraps"
  • "Judge Koh accepts $415M Silicon Valley employee poaching settlement"
  • "Burg 31 smart watch includes kid-tracking GPS, phone features" ...
MacInTouch (Updated 1:40 PM CST)
  • Storage: SSD performance benefits, limitations, among topics
  • iPhone/iOS: tips to manage excess data usage, fees, and more
  • Yosemite: 10.10.3 public beta; font troubleshooting tip; more
  • Reports: Apps; Display; Help; iPad; MacBook Pro; Printing
The Mac Observer (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 2:45 PM EST)
  • "$415M Settlement in Apple, Google Anti-poaching Case get Preliminary OK"
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-03: Google’s MVNO Plans, Apple Pay Scammers"
  • "iOS 8: How to Set Up Your New iPad or iPhone - Those Questions!"
  • "Google Ready to Launch it Own Cell Service Network"
  • "Pebble Adds Steel to its New Time Smartwatch Lineup"
  • "Apple’s World Gallery Highlights iPhone 6 Photographs"
  • "Samsung Innovation: Samsung Pay and an iPhone 6 Lookalike"
  • "Dragon Dictate for Mac 4: $99.99"
  • "TMO Quick Tip: Use Tab to Quick Search"
  • "OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta goes Public with Photos App" ...
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 3:15 PM; no changes since 11:45 AM EST)
  • "IBM helps developers design mobile apps for people with disabilities"
  • "PenFed credit and debit cards now offer Apple Pay"
  • "Apple overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales"
  • "SmartBear launches software developer network"
  • "Package Central update for Adobe InDesign improves email notifications"
  • "Allegorithmic goes 'rent-to-own' with Substance Live"
  • "Autodesk adds more tools to Game Development Suite"
  • "Flying Pig releases Edouard Universe version 2.0 for OS X"
  • "Latest version of MASA LIFE to be showcased at Game Developers Conference"
  • "Audio Switcher for Mac OS X revved to version 2.5.3" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 2:00 PM EST)
  • "Core Animator 1.0 - Create stunning animations. (Demo)"
  • "Keep Drive Spinning 2.0 - Makes sure that a connected drive never goes to sleep. (Free)"
  • "Posterist 1.0.0 - Create gorgeous collages, posters and cards from your favorite photos in minutes. (Free)"
  • "Snapheal 2.5 - Professional-quality image enhancement utility. (Demo)"
  • "Sparkle 1.2 - Visual website creator. (Demo)"
  • "Movie Searcher 1.1 - Find movie details, view trailers, or discover new movies. (Demo)"
  • "Vitamin-R 2.23 - Personal productivity tool. (Shareware)"
  • "Find my Font 3.3 - Identify fonts in your digital images. (Demo)"
  • "Andy OS 0.43 - Run your Android apps directly from your Mac with this full Android OS for Mac. (Free)"
  • "Sonos 5.3 - Control software for the Sonos Music System. (Free)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 3:15 PM; 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 3:15 PM; no changes since 2:30 PM EST)
  • "BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features"
  • "Et tu? When good sites go bad."
  • "Lumoid's home try-on box lets you test wearables as you'd actually use them"
  • "How to defrag a Mac - and should you?"
  • "Microsoft Office for Mac 2015 release date rumours: new Office coming this year"
  • "How to get rid of exclamation marks in iTunes, and get your music to play"
  • "Tim Cook teases Apple Watch launch apps, and its debut in Germany"
  • "Get your hands on Photos for OS X with Yosemite 10.10.3 public beta release"
  • "Edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint docs on your iPad and iPhone, for free"
  • "Apple Watch release date & UK price and latest rumours" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 12:00 PM EST)
  • "Apple adds 17 more banks and credit unions to list of supported Apple Pay institutions"
  • "OS X malware on the rise, tips posted as to how to remove it"
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 public beta, first glimpse of upcoming Photos application"
  • "Rumor: Apple Watch to include “Power Reserve” mode to help extend battery life"
  • "Apple Watch could remotely start your car one day, says Tim Cook"
  • "Rumor: iOS 8.2 could arrive next week with iOS 8.3 close behind"
  • "iWork for iCloud out of beta, now available to all users"
  • "iOS hits 73% of enterprise market share in Q4 2014 report"
  • "Apple announces March 9th “Spring Forward” special event"
  • "Rumor: Tim Cook vouches for shower-safe, waterproof nature of upcoming Apple Watch" ...
prMac (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 1:00 PM EST)
  • "Math Word Problems App Shows Kids How"
  • "Blessing for the Chinese New Year Come With Haypi Co., Ltd."
  • "Project Ten Organisation chooses Magzter for digital distribution"
  • "ChronoSync v4.6 Public Preview Now Available"
  • "Virtual TimeClock 15 Goes Green with Electronic Employee Timecards"
  • "ipash - the command line for iPad/iPhone is for sale"
  • "Arena: Monster Alien Shooting Chaos - Trailer Announcement"
  • "Insights for OS X Used for Probabilistic Renewable Energy Forecasting"
  • "A fix 240fps videos recorded under artificial lights - Flicker Be Gone"
  • "Dayo - Share Days Lets People Capture the Full Story of their Day" ...
Softpedia (Updated 3:15 PM EST)
  • "Mulligan’s Eagle 2.5.2 (Trial) - Track the stats and records for individual golf players or for an entire league in a versatile and well organized management application."
  • "PathVisio 3.2.0 Build 3999 (Apache) - Powerful and intuitive application designed to make it as easy as possible to view and edit biological pathways using a Mac computer"
  • "web2ldap 1.2.22 (GPL) - Straightforward and full-featured web-based LDAPv3 client that helps you to effortlessly access and manipulate LDAP servers' settings"
  • "TotalSpaces 2.2.9 / 2.2.19 Pre (Trial) - A reliable and easy to use 2D grid of desktops designed to mimic Apple's Spaces implementation but with a number of very useful extra features"
  • "ImageMagick 6.9.0-9 / 7.0.0-0 Beta (Apache) - A very powerful, free set of tools that can be used for the creation, modification and display of bitmap images on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux."
  • "Dapplegrey 5.2 (Freeware) - Front-end for the Mac OS X DOSBox port written in REALBasic"
  • "FS-UAE 2.4.1 / 2.5.29 Dev (GPL) - Amiga emulator with a focus on games"
  • "JEDict 4.9.5 (Shareware) - A very simple and easy to use Japanese-English dictionary."
  • "Graphviz 2.38.0 / 2.39.0 Build 20150303 (Freeware) - An easy to use Mac OS X application that is able to open plain text files containing graph descriptions and automatically draw the graphs."
  • "DVDFab Blu-ray Creator (Trial) - Provides the necessary tools to quickly burn and back up media content (video or audio) on Blu-ray disks, while previewing the output." ...
TidBITS (Checked 3:15 PM; no changes since 12:45 PM EST)
  • "External Link: Proof iBooks with the Web Inspector"
  • "“Take Control of PDFpen 7” Documents PDFpen for Mac and iOS"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 March 2015"
  • "ExtraBITS for 2 March 2015"
  • "Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 6: Improve Your Network Security"
  • "Chapter 6 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available"
  • "External Link: Josh Centers Talks Patents, Apple Watch on The Mac Show"
  • "External Link: Josh Centers Goes Gold on The Dan Benjamin Hour"
  • "Fetch 5.7.5"
  • "Downcast 1.1.7" ...
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