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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Checked 1:00 PM; Last Updated 12:30 PM CDT; 17:30 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 2:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR"
  • "Recent Apple Support Article Updates"
  • "Other News, Reviews, Tech, OT"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update 346.03.02f02 for OS X El Capitan"
  • "Notes on some USB 3.0 Card Problems in OS X El Capitan"
  • "Nvidia CUDA 7.5.20 Update for OS X (10.11 to 10.9.x)"
  • "Notes on using External Video Card via Thunderbolt on a MacBook Pro"
  • "27in Late 2009 iMac Radeon Video Card Repair (GPU BGA reball)"
  • "Report on Low-Cost USB 3.0 and eSATA PCIe cards in Mac Pro 5,1/OS X 10.10.5"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver 346.02.03f01 for OS X 10.10.5" ...
dealMac (Checked 2:00 PM; no changes since 9/23)
  • "Fostex T50RP Semi-Open Dynamic Headphones for $90 + free shipping"
  • "Refurbished Apple MacBook Pro Laptops from $829 + free shipping"
  • "Jason Derulo 'Everything is 4' MP3 Album for free"
  • "Belkin Boost Up Chargers for $10 + free shipping"
  • "Acer 27" 1440p LED LCD Display for $250 after rebate + free shipping"
  • "Canon MF212w WiFi Multifunction Laser Printer for $109 + free shipping"
  • "LG 27" 1080p IPS LED LCD Display for $150 after rebate + free shipping"
  • "Refurb Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 13" Laptop for $150 + $19 s&h"
  • "Insignia 32" 720p LED LCD HDTV for $150 + free shipping"
  • "Samsung 29" UltraWide Curved LED LCD Display for $350 + free shipping" ...
iLounge (Checked 2:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apps: Blockr, Chesh, Sago Mini Babies, Puzzle & Glory + more"
  • "Review: Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 Bluetooth Speaker"
  • "Review: Parrot Airborne Night and Airborne Cargo Drones"
  • "News: Apple now selling SIM-free iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus"
  • "News: Daily Deal: TurtleCell Headphone Case for iPhone 6"
  • "Tip of the Day: Enabling iCloud Drive app in iOS 9"
  • "News: AT&T opens up Wi-Fi calling for iPhone"
  • "Review: Griffin Survivor Journey and Survivor Summit for iPhone 6/6s"
  • "News: Battery impact of Samsung vs TSMC A9 chips overestimated? (Update: Apple response)"
  • "News: Apple TV, iPad Pro to be sold online in late October, in stores early November?" ...
iUseThis OS X Software (Checked 2:00 PM EDT; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "iCollections - 1.3"
  • "Spacial Team - 2015.4"
  • "Free Mac Speedup Software -"
  • "Drive Genius 4 - 4.1.1"
  • "EasySplitMerge - 2.0.2"
  • "Focus 2 Pro - 1.0.3"
  • "Intensify Pro - 1.0.5"
  • "Noiseless Pro - 1.1.0"
  • "Focus Pro - 1.0.3"
  • "Tonality Pro - 1.1.0" ...
Low End Mac (Checked 12:50 PM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Mac of the Day: iMac Core Duo, introduced 2006.01.10. The first Intel-based iMacs ran at 1.83 and 2.0 GHz, came in 17" and 20" sizes."
  • "October 10 in LEM history"
Macworld (Checked 2:00 PM; no changes since 10:15 AM EDT)
  • "The week in Apple news: ‘Steve Jobs’ movie debuts, 4K iMacs, Apple Watch Hermès, the Tesla Graveyard, and more"
  • "The week in iOS apps: Movie mayhem"
  • "New iPhones use LTE on any American carrier, despite the way they're listed"
  • "Apple pulls the plug on in-app ad-blockers"
  • "iOS 9's 'back to' button helps you master multitasking"
  • "Apple Pay coming to Starbucks shops at long last"
  • "iPhone 6s chips from TSMC and Samsung have similar battery life, says Apple"
  • "Piece together the clues in this choose-your-own-adventure mystery Her Story"
  • "AT&T kicks off Wi-Fi calling years after T-Mobile"
  • "Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 2:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Eric Schmidt-backed startup stealthily working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House"
  • "Apple’s Mac increases market share as Windows PC sales continue swoon"
  • "Apple Pay is coming to Starbucks, but will users earn points?"
  • "Apple adds Bluetooth 4.2 to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2"
  • "How to find out if your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus has the good TSMC or crappy Samsung chip"
  • "Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa was crucial to new biopic"
  • "iPad mini 2 vs. iPad mini 4: Which mini iPad is the best buy?"
  • "Universal releases new 2:20-minute scene from ‘Steve Jobs’"
  • "Apple pulls ‘Been Choice’ ad-blocker, other apps from App Store citing security concerns"
  • "Mac sales slowest in two years, but still well ahead of the rest of the PC industry" ...
Macintosh News Network (Checked 2:00 PM; no changes since 12:15 AM EDT)
  • "Freebie Friday: Improve your photography skills, build a website"
  • "Tesla CEO walks back trash talk on Twitter; Apple 'a great company'"
  • "Obama sides with tech companies, will not force decryption"
  • "Daily Deals: Sony 55-inch 4K TV, Logitech headset, Mushkin flash drive"
  • "Elon Musk calls Apple the 'Tesla Graveyard' for former employees"
  • "App Update: Colors Pro, Centurion, PDF Creator, more"
  • "'Steve Jobs' opens; Sorkin clarifies 'opportunistic' comments"
  • "MacNN Deals: Listen to music on your phone with these headphones"
  • "Briefly: SIM-free iPhone sales start, iOS 9 up to 60 percent adoption"
  • "Apple deals: MacBook Pros from $829" ...
MacInTouch (Updated 12:50 PM CDT)
  • Virtualization: installing and running OS X 10.6 in VM
  • El Capitan compatibility issues; Mail; Image Capture; among topics
  • Reports: Apps; Hard Drives; iPhone/Touch
  • Reader Note: subtle site design changes
The Mac Observer (Checked 2:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Silicon Valley Sources Refute Elon Musk Claims about Apple"
  • "Two Minute Clip from Steve Jobs Film where Woz Asks Steve What He Does (Video)"
  • "Dark Castle and System 6 Emulator in Your Browser"
  • "Skybell Wi-Fi Doorbell: $149"
  • "Tesla’s Elon Musk Rant at Apple Means He’s on to Something Scary"
  • "AT&T Limits Wi-Fi Calling to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s"
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-09: Tesla Bags on Apple, AT&T’s Wi-Fi Calling"
  • "Elon Musk: Can’t Cut it at Tesla? Go Work for Apple"
  • "El Capitan: Hide Your Menu Bar!"
  • "Apple on iPhone Battery Performance: You’re Measuring It Wrong" ...
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 2:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "SIM-free iPhone 6s, 6s Plus models now available at Apple's online store"
  • "MacXDVD upgrades DVD Ripper Pro, Video Converter Pro"
  • "New Elmedia Video Player ready for download from the Mac App Store"
  • "App Tamer for OS X ready for El Capitan"
  • "DriveDx for Mac OS X revved to version 1.4.1"
  • "Stronghold Kingdoms: Global Conflict available for the Mac, PC"
  • "Elgato Eve HomeKit accessories now available at Apple Stores"
  • "Bowers & Wilkins launches Zeppelin Wireless"
  • "ooVoo 6.0 for Mac OS X sports a new look"
  • "Quark offers 40 percent discount on QuarkXPress Upgrade Plans" ...
MacUpdate (Checked 2:00 PM; no changes since 11:45 AM EDT)
  • "Seance 2.0.1028 - Phantom Camera control software. (Shareware)"
  • "Sparkle 1.2.7 - Visual website creator. (Shareware)"
  • "TunesKit 2.8.1 - iTunes DRM media converter. (Shareware)"
  • "Insights 3.5.1 - Automated forecasting and data mining tool. (Free)"
  • "Todoist 6.2.3 - Task management tool. (Free)"
  • "Sync Folders Pro 3.2.5 - Automatically sync any number of folders. (Commercial)"
  • "Sharpshooter 2.1 - Manage your screenshots with this renaming utility. (Shareware)"
  • "Vibrant Calculator 2.1.1 - Scientific calculator. (Commercial)"
  • "Ultra Character Map 2.0.3 - Access any character or glyph in any font for use in other applications. (Commercial)"
  • "Tab Launcher 2.8.3 - Clean up and organize the Dock. (Demo)" ...
MacWindows (Checked 2:00 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 (Checked 2:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "New iPhones use LTE on any American carrier, despite the way they're listed"
  • "Apple pulls the plug on in-app ad-blockers"
  • "iOS 9's 'back to' button helps you master multitasking"
  • "Apple Pay coming to Starbucks shops at long last"
  • "iPhone 7 (& iPhone 7 Plus) release date rumours & new features"
  • "'Steve Jobs' review: Unconventional, entertaining, but incomplete"
  • "Parallels, VMware, VIrtualBox and Boot Camp compared"
  • "iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 4 comparison"
  • "Apple Watch 2 release date and feature rumours"
  • "Barclays won't offer Apple Pay until 'early 2016'" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 2:00 PM EDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Developer Marco Arment releases Overcast 2 podcast app"
  • "AT&T activates Wi-Fi calling feature for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus handsets running iOS 9"
  • "Apple begins selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6s, 6s Plus handsets"
  • "“Chipgate” scandal erupts for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus owners, Samsung A9 processor may lead to 20% shorter battery life"
  • "Rumor: Apple to release fourth-gen Apple TV, iPad Pro in early November,"
  • "Google app for iOS hits version 9.0, adds new features"
  • "Disney animators test out iPad Pro, comment on “textured” surface"
  • "Rumor: Apple to debut 4K iMac in mid-October, will launch iPad Pro in early November"
  • "Microsoft debuts Surface Book hybrid, could give the MacBook notebooks a run for their money"
  • "Philips announces Hue Bridge 2.0 lights with HomeKit compatibility" ...
prMac (Checked 2:00 PM; no changes since 1:30 AM EDT)
  • "DynamoLogic Solutions launches Scanify 1.0 for iPhone and iPad"
  • "Cheerio to distracting advertising on your iPhone and iPad"
  • "What would happen if we mixed Poker and Solitaire?"
  • "picQuote 1.0 for iOS - Transform Words into Beautifully Designed Artwork"
  • "Power APP AG Announces Company Name Change"
  • "Infrastructure Upgrade - The Number #1 Global Infrastructure Platform"
  • "Launch of Endless Floater Arcade Game MICROGEE"
  • "Venezuela Online Radio (Live) 1.0 Customized For iOS"
  • "MacFort - Encrypt App Data With Password Protection on Mac"
  • "newMacgadgets Introduces The iPad Air Display And Credit Card Dock" ...
Softpedia (Checked 2:00 PM; no changes since 1:30 PM EDT)
  • "Active Users 1.1.2 (Demo) - Unobtrusive status bar menu application that can connect to your Google Analytics account and display the number of users currently on your websites."
  • "Ultra Character Map 2.0.3 (Commercialware) - Straightforward and very simple to use utility that lets you access any character or glyph in any font and use it in any other OS X applications"
  • "Pocket Yoga 2.2.0 (Commercialware) - A powerful and very easy to use application that was created in order to help you with your Yoga practice"
  • "Mahjong Demon 5.8 (Commercialware) - An entertaining Mac game that offers you the possibility to solve challenging Mahjong puzzles while following the Japanese rules."
  • "IconFly 3.2.3 (Demo) - A beautifully designed Mac application that was specifically developed to help you generate icons compatible with Apple's Interface Guidelines"
  • "Marvin (Freeware) - Provides a collection of Java based tools that will help you draw, visualize and analyze different chemical substances and reactions"
  • "Adblock Plus 2.6.11 / Beta (GPL) - An easy to install extension designed to provide a better browsing experience by automatically blocking all the annoying ads and banners."
  • "Typinator 6.7 / 6.7.1 Beta 1 (Demo) - A handy and useful application capable to improve your productivity and eliminate errors by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics"
  • "1Password [DISCOUNT: 40% OFF!] 5.3.2 Build 532001 / 5.4 Build 540045 Beta 45 (Trial) - Password manager and form filler, with support for a wide array of web browsers and designed to make your accounts details both secure and easily accessible"
  • "Sparkle 1.2.7 (Trial) - A simple, clean and user-friendly application that provides the necessary tools and features to build, shape and design your webpage" ...
TidBITS (Checked 2:00 PM; no changes since 10:15 AM EDT)
  • "Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1"
  • "ChronoSync 4.6.4"
  • "Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.6"
  • "External Link: Apple Says iPhone 6s Battery Life Varies Minimally by A9 Chipmaker"
  • "Retuning Rdio: Why I Dropped Apple Music"
  • "Tweetbot 2.1"
  • "Typinator 6.7"
  • "iBooks Author 2.4"
  • "Please Welcome Julio Ojeda-Zapata"
  • "Google’s Fall Event Echos Apple’s Event" ...
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