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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Checked 1:35 AM; Last Updated 1:30 AM CDT; 06:30 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 1:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Apple/Mac/iOS related News/Updates/Tips/Rumors/PR"
  • "Other News/Reviews/Tech/Tips/OT"
  • "Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Doc Updates"
  • "Seagate/WD SATA3 Drive Jumper Tips for older Macs w/SATA1 interfaces"
  • "Mid-2011 MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9 Pulled"
  • "Apple explains previously undocumented iOS background services"
  • "Intel SSD Firmware Update Tool v2.0.13 (fix for some Macs)"
  • "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)" ...
AppleToolbox (Checked 1:30 AM; 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 (Checked 1:30 AM; no changes since 12:45 AM CDT)
  • "Samsung 46" 1080p WiFi LED LCD HDTV for $400 + free shipping"
  • "Refurb Sony 65" 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi HDTV for $1,170 + free shipping"
  • "Sonic IQ Swarovski Crystal Earbuds with Microphone for $15 + free shipping"
  • "Hanns-G 27" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Display for $180 + free shipping"
  • "A4Tech G800V 8-Key USB PC Gaming Keyboard for $21 + free shipping"
  • "Open-Box Samsung 51" 600Hz 1080p Plasma HDTV for $680 + free shipping"
  • "Optoma HD 1080p 3D DLP Projector w/$100 Amazon GC for $672 + free shipping"
  • "Panasonic 55" 120Hz WiFi LED LCD TV for $950 + free shipping"
  • "Remanufactured HP-Compatible Inkjet Cartridge 5-Pack for $20 + $4 s&h"
  • "ASUS 802.11n Gigabit Router, WiFi Range Extender for $100 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 1:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Mac: GuinpinSoft MakeMKV"
  • "Review: Kenu Airframe+ Portable Car Mount"
  • "News: Popular Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain returns to App Store"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Spigen Kuel Dual-Port Compact Car Charger, $25"
  • "News: Report: Apple Stores to support carrier early iPhone upgrade programs"
  • "First Look: Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Wireless Headphones"
  • "News: Report: Apple buying talk radio app Swell"
  • "News: Congress passes bill to legalize phone unlocking"
  • "News: Bose sues Beats over noise-canceling patents"
  • "News: iLounge Game Spotlight: Modern Combat 5: Blackout" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 9:30 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Silverlock - Password Manager & Secure Digital Wallet - 2.1.2"
  • "Any Video Converter Pro - 7.0.8"
  • "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" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: Quadra 840av, introduced 1993.07.29. The fastest Quadra ever included a digital signal processor for capturing video."
  • "July 29 in LEM history"
  • "Modernizing the 2006 and 2007 Mac Pro to Go Beyond OS X Lion"
  • "Quadra 840av with Mac OS 8.1, a Vintage Mac Workhorse"
Macworld (Checked 1:30 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: A distinguished teacup"
  • "Bose sues Beats over headphone patents"
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Fixing a flat"
  • "Do the math: Figuring out what Apple's really worth"
  • "13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know"
  • "Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report"
  • "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" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 1:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Apple iPads credited with reduction in mortality rates at James Cook University Hospital"
  • "Apple drops cross-appeal of final judgment in Samsung lawsuit, no longer seeks permanent injunction"
  • "Lithium anode breakthrough could double or triple battery life"
  • "China puts Microsoft under official investigation"
  • "Apple shares hit new 52-week high"
  • "Jesse Jackson calls on Obama to scrutinize tech industry’s ‘lack of diversity’"
  • "Dell, BlackBerry scoff at threat from Apple-IBM alliance"
  • "Apple warms to bitcoin as Blockchain returns to App Store"
  • "Tampa man accused of scamming Apple out of $309,768"
  • "Samsung stumbles again, indefinitely postpones launch of Tizen phone" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 1:30 AM; no changes since 12:45 AM CDT)
  • "Apple Stores gearing up to allow early-upgrade carrier program buying?"
  • "Beats Music app updated, offers more user customization"
  • "Apple drops cross-appeal against Samsung, gives up injunction"
  • "HBC department stores Lord & Taylor, Hudson's Bay to use iBeacons"
  • "Bitcoin app Blockchain allowed to return to App Store"
  • "Briefly: Hilton enables phone-based room key, new NPR One app"
  • "Next-gen iPhones could have NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi"
  • "T-Mobile CEO launches $100 four-line promotion, attacks AT&T"
  • "Apple 'close' to buying radio app Swell for $30M, sources say"
  • "European Commission approves Apple acquisition of Beats" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CDT)
  • Reports: Apps; Backup; Battery Backup; Hard Drives; iPhones; Mac Pro; more
  • DCommander: File manager
  • DiskAid: iOS utility
  • Dataglass: iOS app set to connect to db servers from iDevices
  • Data Desk: "full-featured data visualization and analysis tool"
  • Tor Browser Bundle: web access system with distributed network protection
  • CCleaner: system optimizer, cross-platform
The Mac Observer (Checked 1:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Beats Music Adds More User Controls to iOS App, Including ‘Tune Your Taste’"
  • "Facebook Forces iPhone Users To Separate Messaging App"
  • " Brings Bitcoin Wallet App Back to App Store"
  • "‘Another One Bites The Dust’ Played Using Disk Drives"
  • "Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay Company Deploy iBeacons in Stores"
  • "The Mac Mastery Training Bundle: $29"
  • "Hilton to Turn Your iPhone into Your Hotel Room Key"
  • "OS X Yosemite: What Does That Little Green Button do NOW?"
  • "TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-28"
  • "Apple Ready to Buy Swell Talk Show App in $30M Deal" ...
Mac OS X Hints (Updated 1:30 AM 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 1:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "SilhouetteFX adds new Crop Node, EXR 2.0 multi-part file support, more"
  • "Penclic unleashes next generation mice"
  • "PageMeUp for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade"
  • "Sound Siphon for Mac OS X adds app audio caption"
  • "AppleMacSoft DRM Converter for Mac gets redesigned user interface"
  • "Ear Teacher launched for Mac OS X"
  • "Flux V for Mac OS X gets new user interface, more"
  • "Output Factory for Adobe InDesign now supports EPUB fixed layout"
  • "Wolfram SystemModeler revved to version 4"
  • "New 'heads up display' announced for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 1:30 AM; no changes since 1:15 AM CDT)
  • "Event Planner 1.0 - Prepare your parties and events with ease. (Free)"
  • "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1.0 - Rescue Minnie Mouse in this platformer game. (Free)"
  • "OS X Yosemite Wallpaper 1.0 - Desktop image for Apple's upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (Free)"
  • "TotalFinder 1.6.2 - Adds tabs, hotkeys, and other tweaks to the Finder. (Demo)"
  • "A Better Finder Rename 9.38 - File, photo, and MP3 batch renamer. (Shareware)"
  • "Bartender 1.2.20 - Organize your menu bar apps. (Demo)"
  • "Acorn 4.5 - Bitmap image editor. (Demo)"
  • "Guitar Jam Tracks 2.1 - Guitar scale trainer and practice buddy. (Free)"
  • "ArtMatic Voyager 3.0 - Create, explore and render stunning, photo-realistic 3D worlds. (Demo)"
  • "Equil Note 1.1.4 - Create and store content-rich notes. (Free)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 1:30 AM 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 1:30 AM; no changes since 1:15 AM CDT)
  • "14 practical photo-sharing tips with Mac OS X"
  • "Yosemite's traffic share triples after public beta debuts"
  • "Best 3G and 4G networks for iPhone 2014"
  • "Everything you need to know about the iPhone, iPad and Mac market share"
  • "Apple iWatch rumours, release date & images"
  • "'iPad mini Air' will be 30 percent thinner than current model"
  • "Why you should care about CloudKit"
  • "Kogan and BenQ drive 4G smartphone pricing down with $229 Agora 4G"
  • "iPhone 6 release date, rumours & leaked images"
  • "How to burn a CD on a Mac using iTunes" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 1:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Rumors of 5.5 inch iPhone 6 logic board with photos"
  • "Rumor: New MacBook Pro notebooks with faster CPUs, 16 GB of RAM to surface Tuesday"
  • "Rumor: Next-gen iOS devices to see delays, only 4.6-inch iPhone 6 to make September debut"
  • "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" ...
prMac (Checked 1:30 AM; no changes since 12:30 AM CDT)
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0 Coming Out To The App Store Soon"
  • "New App Developed by Robotics Experts for Children with Special Needs"
  • "Awesome Push! is the easy push notification solution for app developers"
  • "Game Developer - A new Mac app to develop games and interactive apps"
  • "Knight Girl arrives on the iOS this week"
  • "Count Dracu: the friendly vampire from Toronto, Canada"
  • "Gig Bag Apps Releases Version 2 of Click Metronome for iPhone"
  • "Flip Words HD - Best-selling Word Game Now Available in the App Store"
  • "tagtraum releases completely overhauled beaTunes 4"
  • "Smart Dresser 5.0 lets fashion lovers try on beautiful clothes elegantly" ...
Softpedia (Updated 1:30 AM CDT)
  • "Mozilla Firefox 31.0 / 32.0b2 Beta / 33.0a2 Aurora / 34.0a1 Nightly - Secure and fast web browser that comes with all the necessary tools and features to fulfill all your Internet browsing needs, improve your overall browsing experience and replace Safari on your Mac"
  • "Free42 1.5.4 - An HP-42S Calculator Simulator"
  • "Magarena 1.52 - A cross-platform Java-based fantasy card strategy game that enables you to play against computer opponents and featuring nice graphics"
  • "UCommon 6.1.9 - A very light-weight C library to facilitate using C design patterns even for very deeply embedded apps"
  • "mpv 0.4.2 - A free and open-source video player that enables you to quickly and effortlessly load and playback a wide variety of video formats"
  • "Transliterator / 0.9 Beta 1 - A browser add-on that can easily (de)transliterate a text"
  • "XIX Music Player 0.34 - An MP3 and FLAC player for multiple platforms"
  • "Theme Font & Size Changer 31.0 - A browser add-on that allows you to change the font of any web page you visit with just a single click"
  • "Synalyze It! Pro 1.8 / 1.8.3 Beta - Edit and analyze binary files of any size"
  • "RBrowser - FTP/SFTP/SSH file transfer application" ...
TidBITS (Checked 1:30 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 8: Mail Services"
  • "Chapter 8 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 28 July 2014"
  • "ExtraBITS for 28 July 2014"
  • "External Link: Apple Acquires BookLamp Recommendation Service"
  • "External Link: Adam Engst Discusses Apple Financials and IBM Deal on Tech Night Owl"
  • "TinkerTool 5.3"
  • "Default Folder X 4.6.8"
  • "Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.0, Nicecast 1.11.0, Airfoil 4.8.7, and Piezo 1.2.5"
  • "FunBITS: Strava Makes Exercise Social and Virtually Competitive" ...
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