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Friday, October 31, 2014
Checked 2:05 PM; Last Updated 2:00 PM CDT; 19:00 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 3:00 PM EDT; no changes since Thursday)
  • "Nvidia Driver Update 343.01.01f03 for OS X 10.10.0 (possible CUDA fix, again)"
  • "Recently Updated Apple Support Articles"
  • "Other News/Reviews/Tech/Tips/PR"
  • "More Reader Feedback on Logic X CPU Usage and Yosemite"
  • "(OSX 10.10) WaveBurner, SoundTrack Pro Problems. Snapz Pro update in works"
  • "(Apple) Creating Bootable Installer for OS X 10.10/10.9"
  • "Report: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac card w/OS X 10.10 (2008 Mac Pro)"
  • "Mac Pro Northbridge High Temperatures due to Broken HS retainer"
  • "Recent Updates, Tips, Articles"
AppleToolbox (Checked 3:00 PM EDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "How to create an Instant Hotspot in iOS 8"
  • "iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi problems, fix"
  • "Apple SIM – Japanese mobile networks skeptical"
  • "Second Turkish Apple store opens (444th Apple Store)"
  • "Apple influences Chinese brand Meizu"
  • "No personal hotspot option, fix"
  • "Mail – How to Create Annotations in OS X Yosemite"
  • "iOS 8.1 available, how to update"
  • "iOS 8, Hey Siri not working on iPhone or iPad, fix"
  • "How to use Siri to identify songs from over 100 countries" ...
Inside Mac Games (Checked 5:45 AM; no changes since 3:45 AM CDT)
  • "Cities In Motion 2 Collection Available Now"
  • "Build A Chain In Fitness Bustle: Energy Boost"
  • "Tropico 5 Releases September 19"
  • "Wasteland 2 Combat Trailer Released"
dealMac (Updated 3:00 PM EDT)
  • "Refurb Nikon D3200 24MP DSLR w/ 18-55mm Lens for $320 + free shipping"
  • "Apple 3-Foot Lightning to USB Cable for $8 + free shipping"
  • "WOW Chargers w/ SYWR Credits: Deals from $10 + pickup w/ $10 Sears credit"
  • "Apple iPad mini 3 w/ Retina 16GB for $380 + free shipping"
  • "Commercial 6-Shelf Steel Wire Shelving Rack for $70 + free shipping, more"
  • "LG 25" 21:9 UltraWide IPS LED LCD Display for $199 + free shipping"
  • "Monoprice 2,200mAh External Battery for iPhone 3/4 for $6 + free shipping"
  • "JLab Headphones at Amazon: Up to 83% off, from $10 + free shipping via Prime"
  • "Targus Social Networker 12" Messenger Case for $8 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb GoPro HD HERO3 Waterproof WiFi Camcorder for $265 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 2:30 PM EDT)
  • "News: Magazine publisher Fleishman explains iOS Newsstand’s failure"
  • "Mac: Sabrent DC-BLK + EC-HDD2 Hard Drive Docking Stations"
  • "Daily Deal: Get the DJI Phantom FC40 Drone for only $499"
  • "News: Jony Ive: Apple Watch was a ‘design challenge’"
  • "First Look: Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth Speaker"
  • "Mac: LG 31MU97-B 31” Digital 4K IPS LED Monitor"
  • "Review: Rokform Crystal v3 for iPhone 6"
  • "News: Apple reverses course on iOS calculator widgets"
  • "Review: Uniq Bodycon, LifePro, and Helio for iPhone 6 + Bodycon for iPhone 6 Plus"
  • "News: Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 3:00 PM EDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "WinX Free AVI to MP4 Converter - 5.0.9"
  • "Paste To File By Future time - 1.0"
  • "Lyrical - 1.0"
  • "SoulseekQt - 2014-8-31"
  • "ArtHandler - 1.0"
  • "owncloud -"
  • "Archeeve - 1.0.0"
  • "Exhaust - 0.3"
  • "Snip2Code Plugin for Eclipse - 2.0.0"
  • "Mailbox For Mac - 0.3.14" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 11:05 AM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: Colour Classic II, introduced 1993.10.31. A big improvement over the original CC, this 33 MHz model was never sold in the States."
  • "October 31 in LEM history"
Macworld (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM EDT)
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Extreme protection, yet still functional"
  • "Microsoft says new Office for Mac due in 2015, unveils new Outlook app"
  • "Swedish hacker finds 'serious' vulnerability in OS X Yosemite"
  • "Court rules cops can demand fingerprints, not passcodes, to unlock smartphones"
  • "Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay"
  • "Scan it or say it, and Hiku remembers what you need at the store"
  • "Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak in the next Steve Jobs biopic"
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Old timey pictures in TinType, Bitstrips meets emoji, and more"
  • "Flipboard 3.0 is both more and less personal than before"
  • "Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 2:30 PM EDT)
  • "Apple Watch is Apple’s big step toward a post-iPhone world"
  • "Apple investors don’t care that Tim Cook is gay"
  • "New Outlook for Mac available to Office 365 customers"
  • "Beleaguered Samsung"
  • "Apple replaces iPad Air that was destroyed by NASA Antares rocket shockwave"
  • "Apple forces Samsung to abandon attempts to compete in high-end smartphones"
  • "Former Android head Andy Rubin leaving Google"
  • "Policy change in China helps potential Alipay, Apple Pay hook up"
  • "Jony Ive: Apple Watch was ‘difficult and humbling’ design challenge"
  • "Apple says it may lose Irish tax break" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 2:00 PM EDT)
  • "Apple Watch a tougher project than iPhone, says Jonathan Ive"
  • "Apple publishes open-source code for OS X Yosemite"
  • "Briefly: new Chrome bookmark manager, GrooveMaker 2, DJ Rig updates"
  • "iPhone Apps: 1Password, PDFen, WordPress"
  • "Outlook for Mac gets revamp, MS lays out Office for Mac roadmap"
  • "New Apple Store to open in Lille, France in November"
  • "Giveaways: Trick or Treat"
  • "Giveaway: come trick or treating with MacNN and Electronista all day!"
  • "Apple adds 15-inch 2014 Retina MacBook Pros to refurb store"
  • "Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win a box full of new Mac Pro computers!" ...
MacInTouch (Updated 11:05 AM CDT)
  • iPhone/iOS 8: notes on Apple Pay; Verizon overcharges; more
  • Security: ATT, Verizon modding web pages to inject tracking code; more
  • OS X 10.10 questions: installer notes; printer compatibility; firmware updates; more
  • OS X 10.10 experiences: BIAS Peak notes; iCloud keychain issues; BBEdit; more
  • Reports: Apple; Apps; Boot Camp; Help; iCloud; iTunes 12; MacBook Pro; Mavericks
The Mac Observer (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 2:15 PM EDT)
  • "iOS 8: Adding Fitness App Data to the Health App"
  • "TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-31"
  • "How To Clean Up and Rebuild Apple Mail Data [Yosemite Update]"
  • "Judge to Unseal GT Advanced Bankruptcy Filing Documents"
  • "Yosemite: Maximizing Windows & the Green “Stoplight” Button"
  • "Meijer, the CurrenctC/MCX Member Who Refuses to Block Apple Pay"
  • "Get Free Bitcoins with 52 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]"
  • "Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39"
  • "CES Rebrands iLounge Pavilion as iProducts, Hopes to Attract Macworld Expo Exhibitors"
  • "Apple Reverses PCalc Decision; App and Widget Can Stay" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 9/17)
  • "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"
  • "10.9: Terminal text shortcuts still work in Safari" ...
Mac News (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 1:15 PM EDT)
  • "New Outlook for Mac available to Office 365 customers"
  • "Business Card Shop 6 for Mac OS X adds over 15 new features"
  • "LinkOptimizer optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite"
  • "Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) revved to version 8.0.1"
  • "Seth Rogen to play Steve 'Woz' Wozniak"
  • "Native Instruments releases Traktor Kontrol S8 all-in-one DJ system"
  • "OWC unveils new 2TB option for the Mercury On-the-Go Pro"
  • "Worldwide tablet market grows 11.5% in the third quarter"
  • "Apple smartphone shipments grow 16.1% year-over-year"
  • "Scannerz ready for Mac OS X Yosemite" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 2:45 PM EDT)
  • "HTML-Optimizer 10.8 - Speeds up your site by optimizing code. (Shareware)"
  • "Get Backup Pro 2.6 - Powerful backup, synchronization and cloning utility. (Shareware)"
  • "Ponophile 1.0 - A powerful DSD to PCM Audio converter. (Commercial)"
  • "Vibrant Calculator 1.0 - Scientific Calculator designed for Yosemite. (Commercial)"
  • "Evernote 5.7.0 - Create searchable notes and access them anywhere. (Free)"
  • "4LightData Base 5.20141027 - Utility database with integrated office suite (beta). (Free)"
  • "Spanish Vocab 2.5.0 - A fun way to practice your Spanish vocabulary. (Free)"
  • "French Vocab 1.6.0 - Practice your French vocabulary. (Free)"
  • "Sentinel Pro 1.2.1 - Three-part system security suite. (Commercial)"
  • "PaintCode 2 2.2.1 - Vector drawing app that generates Objective-C and C# drawing code. (Commercial)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 3:00 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 3:00 PM; no changes since 1:15 PM EDT)
  • "Court rules cops can demand fingerprints, not passcodes, to unlock smartphones"
  • "How to avoid deleting messages when swiping your iPad too briskly"
  • "iOS 8 app crash rate falls 25% since release"
  • "Swedish hacker finds 'serious' vulnerability in OS X Yosemite"
  • "CurrentC is DOA before it's even launched"
  • "Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld's thorough field test of Apple Pay"
  • "iPhone 6 Plus review"
  • "Best HealthKit compatible apps"
  • "iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate latest and buying advice"
  • "The Google shakeup continues: Andy Rubin is out" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 2:00 PM EDT)
  • "Circuit court ruling states that police can require fingerprint, not pass code, for cell phone entry"
  • "Walgreens weighs in on Apple Pay, CurrentC conflict, offers snarky response to competitors CVS and Rite Aid"
  • "Rumor: Seth Rogen to play Steve Wozniak in upcoming Steve Jobs bioic"
  • "AT&T admits to testing “unique tracker” on smartphones, offers opt-out option"
  • "Apple Pay fans tears down CurrentC’s App Store rating, MCX suggests possible switch to NFC technology"
  • "Hours after citing capable security, CurrentC announces unauthorized access of users’ email accounts"
  • "IHS iSuppli completes iPad Air 2 teardown, estimates slightly higher manufacturing and component costs"
  • "Microsoft releases updated Office 365 APIs, iOS SDKs to development community"
  • "MCX responds to Apple Pay blocking controversy with questionable responses to issues at hand"
  • "Users levy class action law suit against Apple for mid-2011 MacBook Pro GPU failures" ...
prMac (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 1:30 PM EDT)
  • "Educational game Boto the Pink Dolphin emphasizes child creativity"
  • "Kdan's PDF Reader 6 Premium Packs More Punch"
  • "Fly to stars and examine the Solar System with Explorium-Space for Kids"
  • "MailShot Pro released for iOS - Top-selling Group Email App Goes Large"
  • "The Cutest Nursery Rhymes Entertain Kids on iPhone and iPad"
  • "MacXDVD Steps up with iPad Air 2/Mini 3 Support in DVD Video Converter"
  • "Brainwaves for Mac OS X updates to Version 1.3"
  • "Kidz Learn - Kidz Learn Applications for iOS and Android"
  • "Kidz Learn Applications releases kidz Play Puzzle 8.0 for iOS & Android"
  • "PFiddlesoft Releases UI Actions 2.3.0" ...
Softpedia (Updated 3:00 PM EDT)
  • "dispcalGUI / Snapshot - A free Argyll CMS powered tool which will enable users to calibrate and characterize displays using only one supported hardware sensor"
  • "Balsamiq Mockups 2.2.23 - A practical and user-oriented application that enables developers work on the same projects regardless of the used operating system"
  • "Jutoh 2.25 - An easy to use application that helps users to create ebooks in PDF, Epub and Kindle formats, as well as sell them on many ebook sites"
  • "Flying Logic Reader 2.2.10 - Revolutionary tool for proactive thinkers"
  • "Flying Logic Pro 2.2.10 - Fast, beautiful and truly compelling plans."
  • "OmniWeb 5.11.2 / 6.00 R220671 Test - A practical and intuitive web browser that enables you to enjoy your favorite websites from within a simple and clean interface."
  • "CloudPull 2.6.1 Build 4010 - Back up Google Docs to your Mac"
  • "Coollector Movie Database 4.3.2 - Combines a personalized movie database with a video collection manager giving users to option to organize video collections, rate movies or adding them to a wishlist for future watching."
  • "Emailchemy 12.1.10 - Application that converts email from the closed, proprietary file formats of the most popular email applications to standard, portable formats that any application can use."
  • "aText 2.14 - Unobtrusive status bar menu application designed to accelerate your typing by providing quick access to text snippets via abbreviations." ...
TidBITS (Checked 3:00 PM; no changes since 1:30 PM EDT)
  • "FunBITS: Fruit Ninja Meets… Ghostbusters?"
  • "External Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be gay.”"
  • "Apple Demands Removal of PCalc’s Today View Widget"
  • "External Link: How to Revert to iTunes 11"
  • "External Link: Backblaze on OS X 10.10 Yosemite Versus Windows 8 Adoption"
  • "External Link: The Highlights of Tim Cook’s WSJD Live Interview"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27 October 2014"
  • "ExtraBITS for 27 October 2014"
  • "The Real Reason Some Merchants Are Blocking Apple Pay… for Now"
  • "BBEdit 11 Overhauls Features for Existing Customers" ...
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