Bruce_y's Recent Posts
Yes, the program is good for cache cleaning. And the documentation of what it does during the cleaning is good. (He added more details on its operation ages ago, apparently in response to request I submitted.) (I also have Cocktail and Onyx and seem to use all of them from time to time.) The one thing I am not so happy about is the licensing arrangement of Northern Softworks - I have now bought/paid for several registrations of the software, since he brings out a new version for each OS release. But you have to buy the program all over again with each OS. I wish his upgrade policy was more user friendly. (Well, I checked today, and I see there is an upgrade policy now, 30% off. But in past I did not ever find any... so am not rushing to pay yet again.)
They removed from iTunes 11 one of the features I used a lot in all previous versions of iTunes: The ability to open Playlists in their own separate window. That way I could see what was in the playlist and compare (and manage) the tracks easily. ITunes 11 has gone back to 'Modal' (Yuk!) and insists on having only one list window. How stupid to remove a feature which was helpful to users, and has been in the app forever. I have submitted an Apple iTunes Feedback, so maybe they will bring it back... If only Walt Mossberg had complained about this missing feature in his review column, it would have been brought back in the 11.0.1 update!
MacUpdate, when you decide to announce and post/host a Beta release version, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE provide a LINK to the last STABLE release. (I've been a registered user of Default Folder for years, but don't have as much beta testing time as I used to ... )
A comment on the Gutmann method which many erase programs, and users, seem to think is necessary. The Gutmann method of 35 passes was designed primarily for hard drives of a type which has not been manufactured for over ten years (MFM). Peter Gutmann himself has written that it is really not needed on modern hard drives and that a few passes with random data is sufficient. Especially given that it would take serious drive disassembly and custom minute examination to even attempt recovery of overwritten drives. 'course, its your drive and if you want to spend the time for 35 passes over, guess its your choice. And it does take rather a while on large files. But for me, I now use tools and methods that are much less time-consuming because they require only a few passes of overwriting.
Just an FYI if you are looking for this version (Audio Hijack 226, not Pro version). The MacUpdate link no longer works. It is available from Rogue Ameoba on their 'Legacy' page: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/legacy/ Rogue Amoeba lists it as compatible with 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard.