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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Checked 6:30 AM; Last Updated 6:30 AM CDT; 11:30 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 6:30 AM CDT; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Apple/product Related News, Updates, Tips, Op-Ed, PR"
  • "Other News, Updates, Tech, OT"
  • "Recent Apple Support Article Updates"
  • "FW Updates for 2010 to 2016 A/V Receivers (some required for Napster/Rhapsody service)"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update 346.03.15f02 for OS X 10.11.6"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.10.5 (after security update 2016-004)"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.9.5 (after security update 2016-004)"
  • "Info/Downloads of OS X 10.11.6, Security Update 2016-004 for Yosemite/Mavericks"
  • "Nvidia CUDA 7.5.30 Update for OS X (supports macOS 10.12 Dev Preview)"
  • "Apple Support Article on mDNSResponder Security Update" ...
Apple World Today (Checked 6:30 AM; no changes since 6:15 AM CDT)
  • "iHome SD63 earphones look great, sound okay"
  • "AWT News Update: August 24, 2016"
  • "U.S. Treasury Department wants Ireland tax judgement against Apple deferred"
  • "Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 24, 2016"
  • "Video: All about Team AWT and our Drobo 5Dt giveaway"
  • "Digital video formats not as popular as discs, VHS tapes once were when it comes to buying and renting"
  • "New scam targets iTunes and Apple app store customers"
  • "Can Apple return the 'wow factor' to the Mac line?"
  • "Music industry analyst: Apple should be investigated for antitrust practices"
  • "This is what folks were saying five years ago when Tim Cook over as Apple CEO and Steve Jobs resigned" ...
Cult of Mac (Checked 6:30 AM; no changes since 6:15 AM CDT)
  • "Britney Spears, Alicia Keys and Robbie Williams headline Apple Music Festival"
  • "Why iPhone 6 Plus is susceptible to ‘Touch IC Disease’ (and how you might avoid it)"
  • "One of world’s biggest record labels bans Apple Music exclusives"
  • "New leak suggests Apple will finally kill 16GB iPhones"
  • "How to fix the 0 percent restless sleep bug in Sleep++"
  • "Tim Cook just unlocked a monstrous bonus"
  • "Woz warns Apple not to kill headphone jack on iPhone 7"
  • "How to send a hand-written message in iOS 10"
  • "Epson XP-430 packs a multifunction printer into a small package [Review]"
  • "How AI is secretly transforming everything Apple does" ...
iLounge (Checked 6:30 AM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "News: Universal calls an end to exclusives amid criticisms that Apple Music is hurting the industry"
  • "News: Apple reveals some of its upcoming AI advancements for the iPhone"
  • "Mac: Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor"
  • "News: Apple Music’s royalty rates complicate Spotify’s contract negotiations"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Zus Kevlar MFi Certified Lightning Cable"
  • "News: iFixit highlights ‘Touch Disease’ affecting many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models"
  • "Review: Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Bluetooth Toothbrush"
  • "Mac: Readdle PDF Expert 2"
  • "News: Rebranded Nike+ Run Club app adds new tracking abilities"
  • "News: Daily Deal: LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 6:30 AM; no changes since 8/5)
  • "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 - 4.9.3"
  • "Iridient Developer - 3.1"
  • "Displays - 1.2" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: PowerBook 5300, introduced 1995.08.25. The first PowerPC PowerBook was known for 'flaming' performance."
  • "Memory Upgrades: Quadra, LC, and Performa 630"
Macworld (Checked 6:30 AM; no changes since 5:15 AM CDT)
  • "iFixit report claims 'Touch Disease' plagues iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units with touchscreen bug"
  • "Putting your home on the market? Coldwell Banker says smart-home tech will deliver a faster sale"
  • "Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search"
  • "The Week in Mac Accessories: Lock it up!"
  • "Twitter rolls out night mode in its iOS app"
  • "macOS Sierra dev beta 7/Public Beta 6 now available"
  • "Apple's Gliimpse acquisition will help you access and share your medical records"
  • "Barbra Streisand says Apple is updating Siri on Sept. 30"
  • "How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi dead zones"
  • "Dots & Co is a stylish puzzler that's chiller than most" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 6:30 AM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Apple’s iOS 10 gives apps room to grow"
  • "Tim Cook’s Apple: More socially responsible, less visionary"
  • "Apple’s Tim Cook era in five charts"
  • "Apple Music exclusives come under fire from labels and critics"
  • "PC Magazine reviews Apple’s CarPlay: ‘Excellent’"
  • "Trump’s corporate tax-cut pitch falls flat in Silicon Valley"
  • "Tim Cook set to receive over $100 million on 5th anniversary as Apple CEO"
  • "Apple and Netflix customers are being targeted in fake invoice e-mail scam"
  • "Apple accused of iPhone 6 ‘touch disease’ defect"
  • "Apple confirms iOS 9.3.4 has a nasty surprise" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 12:00 PM CDT)
  • iPhone discussion on Apple's managing of programs, confusion
  • Discussions: AirPort; Apple; Apps; Displays; Email; Linux; more
The Mac Observer (Checked 6:30 AM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "What You Need to Know about the U.S. Defending Apple’s European Taxes"
  • "ACM 374: The Apple Narrative, Music Industry Directives, and Samsung’s Spoiled Milk"
  • "Zus MFi-Certified Kevlar Lightning Cable: $19.99"
  • "Siri and Apple’s Machine Learning Are About to Get a Lot Better"
  • "Obduction, Myst’s Spiritual Successor, is now Available"
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-24: Interview with Andrew Tokuda, aka Digital Droo"
  • "Checking Your ‘Find My Mac’ Status (And Why You Might Need To!)"
  • "Parallels Desktop 12 Supports Windows 10 and macOS Sierra"
  • "North Korea Unveils Netflix-Like Service Called Manbang, Seriously"
  • "Tesla Battery Upgrade Will Boost Range to 315 Miles" ...
Mac News (Checked 6:30 AM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Portrait Pro is new Mac compatible body photo editing software"
  • "Jackery introduces its 2-in-1 Lightning Power Cable"
  • "Pyle introduces a high speed 4K HD action sports camera"
  • "Kanex ships the GoPower battery pack for the Apple Watch"
  • "Typinator for OS X adds over 50 new features"
  • "SuperTab brings Voice Control to the Mac"
  • "Apple releases new developer and public betas of macOS Sierra"
  • "Acronis True Image 2017 launches with wireless backup for mobile devices to local computers"
  • "Agenda announced for the ninth annual Amsterdam SuperMeet"
  • "VeprIT announces Photo Sense 2 for Mac" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 6:30 AM; no changes since 6:00 AM CDT)
  • "Graphic Inspector 2.1.5 - Provides extensive info on images and vector graphic files. (Shareware)"
  • "SkySafari Pro 5.1.2 - Massive-scale astronomy database. (Commercial)"
  • "DYMO Stamps 2.16.4 - Print USPS postage right from your desk. (Free)"
  • "Endicia 2.16.4 - USPS postage and mailing-label generator. (Shareware)"
  • "GPX Editor 2.7.6 - Edit GPS eXchange (GPX) files. (Commercial)"
  • "TeXShop 3.71 - TeX front end. (Free)"
  • "Letter Opener Pro 8.0.8 - Extracts attachments from winmail.dat files in Apple Mail. (Shareware)"
  • "Mountain Duck 1.5.3 - Mount server and cloud storage as a local disk. (Shareware)"
  • "Cyberduck 5.1.0 - FTP and SFTP browser. (Free)"
  • "f.lux 37.7 - Adjusts the color of your display based on the time of day. (Free)" ...
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 (Updated 6:30 AM CDT)
  • "New Mac mini 2016 release date rumours UK | New Mac mini specs & new features"
  • "iPhone 7 Pro UK release date, design, features and spec rumours plus leaks"
  • "New MacBook 2017 release date, design, features and spec rumours"
  • "Best VR apps for iPhone | Best Virtual Reality apps for iOS"
  • "How to unlock an iPhone so you can use any SIM"
  • "Apple Music Festival 2016 dates | How to get Apple Music Festival tickets"
  • "New Apple TV 2016 release date rumours UK | Apple TV 5 tech specs, UK price"
  • "From Antennagate to Touch Disease: The 11 biggest Apple scandals"
  • "Best keyboard for Mac: 10 brilliant Mac-compatible keyboards"
  • "What is Touch Disease: How to fix stuck iPhone screen that's not working" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 6:30 AM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Wolfpack completes Kickstarter campaign, offers external GPU configurations for MacBook Pro notebooks"
  • "Some iPhone 6, 6 Plus users affected by “Touch of Death” issue, questionable component soldering thought to be at fault"
  • "Sony announces DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter for Mac, PC"
  • "PCVARK malware strain surfaces for the Mac, opens door for additional malware to be installed"
  • "Rumor: Apple to include curved OLED screen in high-end 2017 iPhone"
  • "Apple buys Gliimpse, apparently looking into health data"
  • "Department of Justice reports 400% increase in ransomware attacks since 2015"
  • "Apple releases iOS 10 Beta 7 for developers, Public Beta 6"
  • "Rumor: Leaked iPhone 7 camera component could feature optical image stabilization across entire line"
  • "Sprint, T-Mobile offer revamped data plans ahead of next-gen iPhone launch" ...
prMac (Checked 6:30 AM; no changes since 5:15 AM CDT)
  • "Style 1.0 Creates Artistic Interpretations of Photos and Videos"
  • "Mondly launches first voice Chatbot for learning new languages"
  • "Clean Text 1.0 for iOS - Reduce Text Cleanup and Editing Time"
  • "Assets Generator Plus 1.0 - Create Icon Asset Catalogs in Seconds"
  • "Graphic Inspector at 85% off on BitsDuJour: August 25"
  • "Graffitier moves, shakes the globe with creative community for travelers"
  • "Play Minecraft style Survival Massive Multiplayer Game for Free on iOS"
  • "iPhone Travel Wallet Crushes Kickstarter Goal - First Day 600% Funded"
  • "Bubbl launches on iPhone and encourages users to discover local"
  • "Hashs Technologies Releases Hashs App for iPhone" ...
Softpedia (Checked 6:30 AM; no changes since 5:45 AM CDT)
  • "OmniWeb 5.11.2 / 6.00 R268208 Test (Freeware) - Helps you explore websites within a simple and clean styled interface that comes with all the tools needed to make your browsing experience pleasant and secure"
  • "MoneyWiz [DISCOUNT] 2.3.12 (Demo) - Enables you to keep track of different types of accounts, allows you to create budgets and helps you analyze your financial situation."
  • "Nightcode 2.0.4 (Freeware) - A simple, clean, yet powerful IDE for JAVA and Clojure projects designed for desktop, web, command line or mobile operating systems"
  • "Swift 2.2.1 / 2016-08-24-a Snapshot / 3.0 Preview 6 (Apache) - Open Source programming language developed and maintained by Apple that aims to provide a cleaner syntax that is easier write and read"
  • "SteerMouse 4.2.6 / 5.0 Beta 22 (Trial) - Unobtrusive System Preferences pane utility that enables you to personalize the effect of each mouse button, the cursor sensitivity, and more."
  • "Brave 0.11.5 Dev / 0.11.6 Dev Beta 3 (Mozilla Public License) - Navigate the web while avoiding intrusive ads and trackers with this secure browser that introduces an alternative funding model, aimed to help website owners and other Brave users"
  • "League of Legends 6.17 (Freeware) - A very fun and easy to play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game where players unite into teams of champions, trying to crush the opposition"
  • "HandBrake 0.10.5 / 20160825 Nightly (GPL) - A free and easy to use application designed to help you quickly convert your DVD and CD media content into MP4 or MKV video files"
  • "Subliminal Message Pro 2.12.0 (Demo) - Helps you explore the idea of subliminal messages"
  • "WebKit R204952 (Freeware) - A powerful, open source web browser engine that can be used by developers to easily design and build native and cross-platform browsers." ...
TidBITS (Checked 6:30 AM CDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "BBEdit 11.6.1"
  • "External Link: John Gruber’s Postmortem of Vesper"
  • "Typinator 6.10"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 August 2016"
  • "ExtraBITS for 22 August 2016"
  • "LaunchBar 6.7.2"
  • "New Parallels Desktop 12 Improves Speed, Gains Take Control Book"
  • "OmniFocus 2.6.2"
  • "Setting Up and Using Find My iPhone"
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint Announce Unlimited Data (for Higher Prices)" ...
9to5Mac (Checked 6:30 AM; no changes since 6:15 AM CDT)
  • "Apple working on its own Snapchat-style video-sharing app & other social features for 2017"
  • "Apple Music Festival London lineup announced: Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance The Rapper, Elton John, more"
  • "Google app on iOS updated with expanded 3D Touch support"
  • "Report: Universal Music to no longer agree to any exclusive streaming deals"
  • "Following iOS 9.3.4 security release, Apple no longer signing iOS 9.3.3"
  • "Apple asks Unicode Consortium to add 5 new emoji, including an astronaut & pilot"
  • "Microsoft updates Word Flow keyboard on iOS w/ new search & prediction features, 3D Touch"
  • "Apple’s macOS Sierra beta hints at faster 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 for upcoming Macs"
  • "9to5Toys Last Call: PNY 256GB Flash Drive $48, Nomad Apple Watch Battery Pack $22, Mechanical Keyboard $30, more"
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 081 | GPS Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7 hype, and iMessage Sticker Packs" ...
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