This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of Programmer's Guide to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and have Khalid A Mughal & Rolf W Rasmussen on-line! See this thread for details.
Ubuntu has an update manager which I can configure to check for updates. Does anything similar exist for Mac? The Software Update only notifies me of OS level updates. Time and again I opened some app and then figured out there was a more latest version available.