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Monday, January 18, 2021
Checked 8:50 AM; Last Updated 8:45 AM CST; 14:45 GMT


MacSurfer's Tracked Sites

Accelerate Your Mac! (Checked 9:15 AM; no changes since 8:45 AM CST)
  • "Windows Migration Assistant v2.3.0.0 for Big Sur (info/download)"
  • "Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates"
  • "M1 MacBook Air Benchmarks, Apple related News, Op-Ed, Updates, Tips, PR"
  • "Safari Technology Preview 116 (for Catalina and Big Sur)"
  • "iOS 14.2.1 for iPhone 12 series (Bug Fixes)"
  • "Other News, Tech, Firmware/Software Updates, Tips, OT"
  • "Apple Beta Updates"
  • "Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (build w/Security Update 2020-006)"
  • "Firefox 83.0 and Firefox ESR 78.5 Updates (w/security fixes)"
  • "Little Snitch version 5.0.2 Update" ...
Apple World Today (Checked 12:15 PM; no changes since 8:45 AM CST)
  • "How to set up a home hub with Apple’s Home app"
  • "Apple files yet another patent for the rumored ‘Apple Glasses’"
  • "Season two of ‘Servant’ begins today on Apple TV+"
  • "Heads Up! We're migrating to a new host today"
  • "Here’s a look at what we can expect in upcoming M1 MacBook Pros"
  • "Charge all your devices at the same time with this 3-in-1 wireless solution"
  • "SCOSCHE introduces MagSafe Wireless Charger-compatible MagicMounts"
  • "Synology announces RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ storage servers"
  • "‘MacVoices Live!’: Jeff Carlson on webcams (part two)"
  • "Rumor: Netflix testing Apple’s Spatial Audio feature" ...
Cult of Mac (Updated 8:45 AM CST)
  • "Keep your Mac’s display neat and tidy with this desktop-organization app"
  • "Apple pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on 2021 MLK Day"
  • "Save $20 on Twelve South’s brilliant HiRise Wireless charger for iPhone"
  • "Coalition for a Safer Web group sues Apple for not giving Telegram the boot"
  • "Today in Apple history: Unauthorized Apple II clone sparks big legal battle"
  • "Get a brand-new Apple Smart Cover for 10.5-inch iPad Pro for $10.99"
  • "Tim Cook won’t comment on Apple Car, talks suspending Parler from App Store"
  • "Touch ID could return in 2021 iPhone 13"
  • "A classic Mac app returns from the dead, and it’s time to get your affairs in order [Awesome Apps of the Week]"
  • "Free Apple TV+ trials extended until July" ...
iDownloadBlog (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 8:30 AM CST)
  • "Apple’s Fast User Switching feature blamed for spontaneously logging out M1 Mac users"
  • "How to increase the text size on your Apple Watch"
  • "Check out an iPhone 5s prototype in an unreleased Black and Slate colorway"
  • "How to sort, filter, and manage your Kindle Paperwhite library"
  • "WidgetCustoms offers jailbroken iOS 14 users a way to personalize their widgets"
  • "Duo iPhone wallpapers with split colors"
  • "Jailbreak tweaks of the week: DnDSwitch, LottieNotifications, SmartVolumeMixer2, & more…"
  • "CCUptime lets jailbreakers view their handset’s current jailbreak uptime with ease"
  • "DnDSwitch lets jailbreakers toggle Do Not Disturb via the ringer/silent switch"
  • "Luca Todesco teases pongoOS running on an M1-equipped Mac" ...
iLounge (Checked 3:30 AM; no changes since 3:15 AM CST)
  • "Apple Watch face sharing feature added to watchOS 7"
  • "TourBox: The Ultimate Controller for Creators is 11% off"
  • "Naztech 2in1 Charging Dock is 44% off"
  • "Get a 1TB iPad Pro 11-inch with a $270 discount"
  • "Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X get Apple Silicon Mac updates"
  • "Australian and New Zealand iPhone 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini buyers are now receiving their orders"
  • "macOS Big Sur gets new GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork design and icons"
  • "10 Apps for creating Beautiful Instagram Stories"
  • "Fallout – Saga that changed gaming industry forever"
  • "Make your walkway more visible with the Ring Smart Pathlight, now $18 Off" ...
Low End Mac (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Mac of the Day: Mac IIfx, introduced 1990.03.19. This 'wicked fast' 40 MHz Mac trumped the 33 MHz DOS world."
Macworld (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 7:15 AM CST)
  • "What Apple operating systems work with iCloud Tabs across devices?"
  • "Wyze Sprinkler Controller review: 8 zones, 50 bucks"
  • "Will 2021 be the year Apple’s U1 chip goes wide?"
  • "M1 Macs: Should you upgrade? (YouTube video)"
  • "iMac redesign in the works, half-height Apple silicon Mac Pro coming this year"
  • "Report: Apple TV+ free trials will extend to July"
  • "MacBook Pro: MagSafe may be making a comeback in 2021"
  • "Apple’s next MacBook Pros might dump the Touch Bar, revive MagSafe"
  • "With the Galaxy S21, Samsung has finally figured out the iPhone's secret: Value"
  • "Best of CES 2021: The smart home and home entertainment products that captured our attention" ...
MacDailyNews (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 8:30 AM CST)
  • "Parler’s website is back online"
  • "Apple working new Mac Pro models; one half the current size with Apple Silicon"
  • "Apple’s 2021 iMac redesign to deliver ‘one of the biggest visual updates this year’"
  • "Apple begins early work on a foldable iPhone"
  • "Apple extends Apple TV+ free trials, subscribers now get free access until July 2021"
  • "U.S. judge denies Apple bid to overturn VirnetX patent verdict, could owe over $1.1 billion"
  • "Podcasts+: Apple reportedly plans to launch new podcast subscription service"
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear on ‘Fox News Sunday’ to discuss Parler, free speech, and more"
  • "Incoming CEO of Intel: We have to be better than ‘lifestyle company’ Apple at making CPUs"
  • "Apple’s next-gen 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros to return MagSafe charging this year" ...
MacInTouch (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Thursday)
  • Discussions: iPhones; Databases; PDF problems; Security; Web browsers
  • Product updates: HoudahGeo; NeoFinder; Keyboard Maestro
The Mac Observer (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Analysts Say Spotify’s Podcasting Isn’t Working Out"
  • "A Mindful Moment With ‘Stillwater’"
  • "Remote Reflections from CES — Mac Geek Gab 853"
  • "A Robotic Chef Could Be in Your Near Future"
  • "Trailer for Season Two of ‘For All Mankind’"
  • "Kingston Introduces DataTraveler Kyson to Line of High Performance Flash Drives"
  • "Origin Wireless Announces Hex Home Wave-Based Security System"
  • "Level Touch Smart Lock Packs Smart Features into a Small Packge with HomeKit Support"
  • "Apple Feels Schadenfreude as Amazon is Accused of eBook Price Fixing"
  • "Judge Denies Apple Appeal in VirnetX Patent Case" ...
Mac News (Checked 6:15 PM; no changes since 4/3)
  • "Apple posts first public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4"
  • "iMobie PhoneRescue can now recover forgotten iTunes backup passwords"
  • "Obvious Matter releases Fossils 1.1.1 for macOS"
  • "Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, watchOS 4.3.1."
  • "Output Factory for Adobe InDesign improves variable subfolder naming"
  • "illumineX delivers EyeSpy update for macOS with new drifting balloon"
  • "iFunia updates Free YouTube Downloader for Mac to version 5.2.0"
  • "Tembo for macOS revved to version 2.2"
  • "Agenda announced for 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet"
  • "Apple launches macOS High Sierra 10.13.4" ...
Macworld (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 7:15 AM CST)
  • "What Apple operating systems work with iCloud Tabs across devices?"
  • "Wyze Sprinkler Controller review: 8 zones, 50 bucks"
  • "Will 2021 be the year Apple’s U1 chip goes wide?"
  • "iPhone 13 rumors: An 'S'-type upgrade for 2021"
  • "M1 Macs: Should you upgrade? (YouTube video)"
  • "iMac redesign in the works, half-height Apple silicon Mac Pro coming this year"
  • "Report: Apple TV+ free trials will extend to July"
  • "MacBook Pro: MagSafe may be making a comeback in 2021"
  • "Apple’s next MacBook Pros might dump the Touch Bar, revive MagSafe"
  • "With the Galaxy S21, Samsung has finally figured out the iPhone's secret: Value" ...
Macworld UK (Updated 8:45 AM CST)
  • "Apple Watch can detect COVID-19 before you know you have it"
  • "Apple has banned 'sideloading' of iOS apps on M1 Macs"
  • "After banning Parler, Apple sued for not banning Telegram too"
  • "2021 iPhone: Touch ID below screen and no lightning port"
  • "New Mac Pro release date, price & specs for Apple Silicon Mac Pro"
  • "Redesigned iMac and G4 Cube-like Mac Pro coming"
  • "New iMac 2021 release date, price & specs for M1 iMac redesign"
  • "Apple Breakfast: The big MacBook Pro redesign"
  • "Epic files new lawsuit against Apple in London"
  • "Apple 'to launch Music and Podcasts apps on Microsoft Store'" ...
O'Grady's PowerPage (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 5:15 AM CST)
  • "Rumor: Apple to release redesigned iMac in 2021"
  • "Rumor: Netflix testing spatial audio support for AirPods Pro, AirPods Max units"
  • "iOS 14.4 beta code indicates possible warnings about non-genuine camera parts following iPhone repairs"
  • "Belkin recalls Boost Charge Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition, cites possible fire safety hazard"
  • "Recently published “Apple Glass” patent highlights feature that could allow headset to unlock nearby devices with a glance"
prMac (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 4:15 AM CST)
  • "LinkOptimizer Server for InDesign Adds iCloud Sync for Settings Presets"
  • "File Transfer App Deliver Express Now Supports macOS Big Sur"
  • "Fixing FileMaker File Corruption Issues with FmPro Migrator - Case Study"
  • "Tropical Software releases iAddressX 4.0.1 Universal for Big Sur"
  • "Kitchen Timer App for iOS Simplifies Tracking of Multiple Cooking Times"
  • "Tropical Software releases 2Remember 1.3 Universal for Apple Silicon"
  • "Graphic Inspector Now Reports Image Print Size: Graphics Preflight Tool"
  • "Protect and License Documents for Mac, Windows or Android"
  • "Best SUDOKU App for iPhone / iPad / Mac (Apple Silicon)"
  • "Tropical Software releases KitchenTimer 1.2 Universal for Big Sur" ...
Softpedia (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 8:30 AM CST)
  • "SimpleDEMViewer 6.9.2 (Freeware) - A Digital Elevation Model viewer for the macOS that can be used to browse different types of maps and includes support for Bird's-eye or Panorama viewing modes"
  • "pdf2csv Convert 15.0.02 (Demo) - Convert the bank statements that you receive in PDF format to CSV files in order to import them into various finances management applications"
  • "IP Scanner 4.0 (Demo) - Easy to use and intuitive macOS app that scans your local area network to determine the identity of all machines and internet-enabled devices"
  • "Blisk (Freeware) - Test your websites on multiple mobile devices within the same web browser in order to make sure your projects look good in all mediums"
  • "WhatsYourSign 2.0.0 (Donationware) - Quickly check if a file has a valid cryptographic signature in order to determine if it can be trusted or not, via the Finder's contextual menu"
  • "FrostWire 6.9.1 Build 302 (GPL) - Peer-to-peer based macOS application that makes it simple to share your creations with millions of people right from your computer, absolutely free"
  • "LinkAssistant 6.37.6 (Demo) - Provides access to powerful search and management tools designed to help you find partner websites and establish new connections"
  • "SEO SpyGlass 6.50.6 (Demo) - A reliable and very easy to use application that was created as a competition research tool featuring SEO techniques that you can use to increase your website ranking"
  • "Website Auditor 4.48.6 (Demo) - A powerful and intuitive application for the macOS platform that provides support to professional users regarding onsite optimization"
  • "Rank Tracker 8.37.6 (Demo) - A handy and powerful tool that was specifically designed to help you check your website's rank on different search engine result pages" ...
TidBITS (Checked 8:45 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "CES 2021: Tech Trends to Watch"
  • "HomeKit for the Holidays (And Home Troubleshooting Tips)"
  • "Apple Launches New Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Projects"
  • "Airfoil 5.9.5, Piezo 1.7.1, and Audio Hijack 3.8.1"
  • "CES 2021: Pre-Show Virtual Events Feature Game Cubes, Telepresence Robots, and Disinfecting Alarm Clocks"
  • "Keyboard Maestro 9.2"
  • "BBEdit 13.5.4"
  • "Default Folder X 5.5.4"
  • "Cybersecurity Ramifications of the 2021 Storming of the United States Capitol"
  • "Apple Unveils Stringent Disclosure and Opt-in Privacy Requirements for Apps" ...
Touch Arcade (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 6:00 AM CST)
  • "Retro Radish-Based Platformer ‘Dadish 2’ Is Out Now on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch"
  • "‘Laid-Back Camp Virtual’, the Upcoming Adventure Game Based on the Laid-Back Camp Series, Releases Beginning March for iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, and More"
  • "It’s Not Gambling If You Always Win – The TouchArcade Show #477"
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Erica – Interactive Thriller’"
  • "‘May’s Mysteries – The Secret of Dragonville’ is a Layton-Esque Puzzler that’s Looking for Beta Testers"
  • "Stylish Naval Combat Game ‘Battlecruisers’ Launching February 4th, in Public Beta Right Now"
  • "SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘New Pokemon Snap’ Release Date Revealed, Today’s New Releases, and a Massive New Year Sale"
  • "Platform Fighter ‘Brawlhalla’ Welcomes its 52nd Legend, the Haunted Suit of Armor Named Magyar"
  • "‘Exos Heroes’ Prepares to Launch its Third Season with Blooded Rhapsody"
  • "Cinematic Visual Novel ‘Necrobarista’ on Apple Arcade Just Got Updated to Bring in the First Free Narrative Expansion" ...
9to5Mac (Checked 8:45 AM; no changes since 8:30 AM CST)
  • "Students encouraged to use iPads to craft stories to find their inner MLK Jr."
  • "Concept imagines what CarPlay would look like ‘if Apple made the Tesla Model 3’ [Video]"
  • "9to5Mac Daily: January 18, 2021 – 2021 iMac rumors, iPhone 12S expectations"
  • "Parler website back online as Epik hosts; Capitol rioters banned from dating apps"
  • "M1 Mac Fast User Switching bug resulting in screensaver lockout"
  • "Apple home page celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day as son says his legacy demands more"
  • "Best Buy 4-day sale discounts MacBook Pro, smart home accessories, more"
  • "Apple Arcade icons come to life in new Apple Store displays"
  • "New images show prototype iPhone 5s with unreleased ‘Black and Slate’ design"
  • "This week’s top stories: 2021 MacBook Pro and iMac details, Apple’s REJI announcements, more" ...
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