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Monday, May 25, 2015
Checked 6:10 PM; Last Updated 5:45 PM CDT; 22:45 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 7:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "News/Reviews/PR/Rumors"
  • "Recent Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver 346.01.02f04 for OS X 10.10.3 (14D136)"
  • "Feedback on Nvidia 346.01.02f03 driver for OS X 10.10.3"
  • "Asus 802.11ac WiFi PCIe card in 2008 Mac Pro w/OS X 10.10.3"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.9.5 (w/Security Update 2015-004)"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for OS X 10.8.5 (w/Security Update 2015-004)"
  • "Booting from USB3 drive connected to Thunderbolt Docks (replies/notes)"
  • "More Feedback on USB 3.0 Interference (2.4GHz WiFi/Bluetooth)"
  • "2009 Mac Pro owner notes on Dual 3GHz X5675 Upgrade (and More)" ...
AppleToolbox (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 4/15)
  • "The voice behind Turkish Siri: I am worried"
  • "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" ...
Inside Mac Games (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 2/14)
  • "A New Inside Mac Games"
dealMac (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 4:30 PM EDT)
  • "Seagate 3TB Personal Cloud NAS Hard Drive for $150 + free shipping"
  • "Orico 2.5" SATA Hard Drive External Enclosure for $9 + free shipping w/ Prime"
  • "Lowepro Photo Sport 12L Shoulder Bag for $18 + free shipping"
  • "Verizon FiOS Triple Play w/ $300 Visa Card for $75/month"
  • "Dell 28" 4K LED LCD Display for $299 + free shipping"
  • "Sony 40" 1080p LED LCD Smart TV, $150 Dell GC for $478 + free shipping"
  • "Samsung 50" LED LCD Smart TV, $200 Dell GC for $648 + free shipping"
  • "Samsung 55" 1080p LED Smart TV, $300 Dell GC for $1,098 + free shipping"
  • "Samsung 65" 1080p LCD Smart TV, $300 Dell GC for $1,298 + free shipping"
  • "99 4x6" Photo Prints for free + $6 s&h" ...
iLounge (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 5:15 PM EDT)
  • "Tip of the Day: Navigating through songs and videos at finer intervals"
  • "News: Daily Deal: PhoneClean iOS Cleaner"
  • "Tip of the Day: Suspending or removing Apple Pay via iCloud"
  • "Apps: Apple Store, Asphalt 8, Magnetized, PCalc"
  • "News: Report: iOS 9 will bring new security features, improve legacy device support"
  • "Review: Apple iPhone Lightning Dock"
  • "News: Report: Apple’s push for local content may delay Apple’s TV service"
  • "News: Daily Deal: Blur Premium Privacy Protection Lifetime Subscription"
  • "News: Adobe dropping Photoshop Touch in favor of more focused apps"
  • "Tip of the Day: Manually refreshing Passbook passes" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 7:15 AM EDT; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Winmail.dat Opener - Letter Opener - 1.0"
  • "smartdown - 1.0.3"
  • "SSDReporter - 1.0.1"
  • "Learn To Use - Photoshop - 1.0"
  • "Desktop Calender for Mac - 1.1"
  • "QuickPlayer for Netflix - 1.0"
  • "QuickSaver for Dropbox - 1.0"
  • "QuickSearch for Wikipedia - 1.0"
  • "QuickCheck for Gmail - 1.0"
  • "Quick Keep - for Google Keep - 1.0" ...
Low End Mac (Updated 3:20 PM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: 500 MHz iMac G3, introduced 2000.07.19. The Summer 2000 iMac topped out at 500 MHz, a 100 MHz jump."
  • "May 25 in LEM history"
Macworld (Checked 7:00 PM EDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Uber's first autonomous car goes out for a test drive"
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: WinIt lets you fight your parking tickets"
  • "Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all"
  • "You Should Play: Does Not Commute turns a time-shifted traffic jam into fun"
  • "Smart uses for smart albums in Photos for OS X"
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Travel light with Case Logic’s new carrying case"
  • "Do you need to care if Apple changes its system font? (Spoiler: Nah.)"
  • "Split-screen mode could be a huge selling point for the rumored iPad Pro"
  • "Reports: Apple Maps to finally add transit directions in iOS 9"
  • "Meet the new QuizUp, an addicting trivia game and social network" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 6:45 PM EDT)
  • "Jony Ive promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer’"
  • "Tim Bajarin: Apple likely to see serious iPhone growth through 2016"
  • "$10,000 Apple Watch Edition unboxed; may soon be destroyed"
  • "Apple+IBM: Enterprise apps go wearable on Apple Watch"
  • "Privacy of 500 million Android users at risk: Data on phones can’t be wiped"
  • "The many ways Apple’s iPhone is better than Android handsets"
  • "Steve Jobs: A cottage industry of movies and books"
  • "Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.5.1 update"
  • "Analyzing the iPhone user base"
  • "Apple’s new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro hits SSD throughput speeds of 2GB/s" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 6:45 PM EDT)
  • "Editorial: FCC, lawsuits, Net Neutrality, and The Bill of Rights"
  • "Hands On: Carbo 1.0 (iOS)"
  • "Daily Deals: Long Weekend Edition"
  • "OWC ships Accelsior S PCIe 4x card for direct installation of one SSD"
  • "Hands On: Apple Watch Calculator Smackdown"
  • "Google 'smart toy' patent under fire from privacy groups"
  • "Apps: Beamer, ServeToMe, LaunchBar"
  • "Pointers: Sign Your PDFs in Preview"
  • "First Look: 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Force Touch, new GPU"
  • "Amazon alters financial reports in UK to avoid 25-percent tax penalty" ...
MacInTouch (Updated 3:20 PM CDT)
  • Reader discuss backup aspects
  • Reports cover Apple, Apple Mail, and Printing
The Mac Observer (Checked 7:00 PM EDT; no changes since Sunday)
  • "How to Deauthorize All Devices in iTunes 12"
  • "MGG 554: Sleepy Macs Sometimes Go To Work"
  • "How to Decide Between a Smartswitch and a Timer for Your Smarthome"
  • "1987 Apple Promo Video Hints at Hubris of the 1990s"
  • "Blur Premium Privacy Protection Lifetime Subscription: $49.99"
  • "Apple May Finally Be Ready to Reinvigorate the iPad"
  • "Google Study Finds ‘Security Questions’ Next to Useless"
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-22: Fingerprints to Google and Apple Watch Heartrate Monitoring"
  • "Apple Watch OS Update Reduces Background Heart Rate Monitoring Frequency"
  • "Apple’s App Store Needs Cold Storage" ...
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 7:00 PM; no changes since 9:15 AM EDT)
  • "Remember our soldiers on Memorial Day"
  • "iNotepad for OS X lets you write and manage multiple texts"
  • "ArtHandler for Mac OS X gets new export functionality, more"
  • "Construction Estimator 1.1 released for OS X -"
  • "FreeFileSync for Mac OS X revved to version 7"
  • "ThinPrint brings Wi-Fi printing to iPhones, iPads"
  • "FreeFileSync for Mac OS X revved to version 7"
  • "Telestream ships Episode 6.5 multiformat encoding software"
  • "iCloud users experiencing multiple service problems"
  • "MacItBetter releases BetterZip 3 for OS X" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 3:15 PM EDT)
  • "Schwartz 1.1 - Template-based Graphics Code Generator. (Shareware)"
  • "Runway 1.3 - Mac-native UML editor. (Shareware)"
  • "Shapes 4.3 - Simple diagramming app. (Shareware)"
  • "Badia Exportools Professional 4.3.0 - Batch export InDesign and QuarkXpress documents. (Demo)"
  • "Quick Search for Wikipedia 1.1.1 - Lightweight, minimalist interface to Wikipedia. (Free)"
  • "Google Chrome 43.0.2357.81 - Modern and fast Web browser. (Free)"
  • "David's Backgammon 6.4 - Engaging backgammon game. (Shareware)"
  • "LilyPond 2.19.21-1 - Automated engraving system, formats music (beta). (Free)"
  • "AirDroid - Cloud-based SMS and file management between OS X and Android. (Free)"
  • "PhotoLine 19.00 - Professional-level image effects processor. (Shareware)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 4/20)
  • "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"
  • "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" ...
Macworld UK (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM EDT)
  • "Tethered Mac? Your wallet will love this data monitoring app"
  • "Thunderbolt 2 docks roundup: The easy way to connect to your Mac laptop"
  • "Of babies and bath water: Apple Car DOA"
  • "The Power Macintosh 7300 proves good design is about function as much as form"
  • "Word for Mac 2016 preview"
  • "Outlook for Mac 2016 preview"
  • "PowerPoint for Mac 2016 preview"
  • "Excel for Mac 2016 preview"
  • "How to get high-quality music and audio on your iPhone"
  • "Apple History: Apple's not so humble beginnings" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 10:15 AM EDT)
  • "Happy Memorial Day from O’Grady’s PowerPage"
  • "Fontstand lets Mac OS X users rent fonts for hours, days, months or buy them outright"
  • "Apple Watch Edition buyers begin receiving notifications of shipping dates, are allowed to choose custom delivery times"
  • "Apple adds on new data providers for Apple Maps, including NavAds and Gas Buddy"
  • "Some Apple Watch users complain about heartbeat sensor delayed data after Watch OS 1.0.1 update"
  • "Rumor: Apple looking to integrate public transit information into Maps"
  • "Some users irate over new 15-inch MacBook Pro, 27-inch iMac offerings"
  • "Apple may have inadvertently outed upcoming iPhone 5c with Touch ID sensor"
  • "Rumor: Apple Watch bands to begin arriving in Apple Store locations later this week"
  • "Analyst predicts Apple will ship less than 15 million Apple Watch units by September, cites supply chain issues, softening demand" ...
prMac (Checked 7:00 PM EDT; no changes since Sunday)
  • "Save the Snail 2 - 60 Brain Teasing Levels to Challenge Any Gamer!"
  • "English To Poland Translator Dictionary App for iOS"
  • "China Train Booking for iOS and Android - Easy Train Booking in China"
  • "English To Portuguese Translator Dictionary App for iOS"
  • "Cover for iPhone helps you create beautiful photo overlays in seconds"
  • "MCE Ships USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System for Mac Pro, iMac 5K"
  • "Amazing that Apple features apps from Indie Dev in new iPad campaign"
  • "Design meets Security Made in Germany: The cb Time safe for iOS"
  • "BVS Solitaire Collection for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch with 250 Games"
  • "iSMARTtrain v4.0 - Heart Rate and Power Meter Software for Mac" ...
Softpedia (Checked 7:00 PM; no changes since 6:45 PM EDT)
  • "Expecta 1.0.1 (MIT License) - An easy to use matcher framework designed to work with Objective-C and Cocoa projects that comes with an easy to read syntax and asynchronous testing capabilities"
  • "Chromium 45.0.2413.0 (BSD) - A cross-platform and open source web browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way to experience the Internet"
  • "Cassiopeia 2.1.2 (Demo) - A versatile word processor that can handle mathematical data and scientific symbols, and integrates a database management system for your documents"
  • "Stellarium 0.13.3 / 0.13.56 Dev (GPL) - Open source and completely free cross-platform desktop planetarium for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux/Unix with real-time sky rendering and a huge star catalogue"
  • "ServeToMe / 4.0.0108 Beta (Freeware) - An easy to use Mac OS X application that can create a media server for streaming content to other devices in your network, such as other Macs or iOS phones."
  • "IPVanish 2.0.3 Build 223 (Demo) - Secure web browsing for your Mac"
  • "Sure Cuts A Lot 4.026 (Demo) - A straightforward and powerful application that enables you to create custom shapes that can be cut using a electronic cutting machine"
  • "Fiji 20150522 (GPL) - A free image processing package based on ImageJ"
  • "Taipan 7.2.1 (Freeware) - Take on the role of an Eastern trader and sail the Chinese Sea in the 18 century to become a millionaire by playing this remake of the classic strategy game, Taipan"
  • "Beamer 2.1.2 Build 21003 (Demo) - Straightforward media player that enables you to render video files and stream them to your Apple TV, without having to mirror the entire screen." ...
TidBITS (Checked 7:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "“Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course” Now Complete"
  • "LaunchBar 6.4"
  • "Automatic Launches App Gallery"
  • "How to Throttle iCloud Photo Library Uploads"
  • "External Link: The MacJury Discusses Apple Watch with TidBITS Staff"
  • "Installing the Apple Watch 1.0.1 Update"
  • "Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.1"
  • "Apple Releases Updated MacBook Pro, iMac, and iPhone Dock"
  • "TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 May 2015"
  • "ExtraBITS for 18 May 2015" ...
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