Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Borlox commented on 03 May 2012
Another useless "utility." Well, not completely useless. It is useful to the developer for scamming money out of naive owners who think their Mac needs to be "cleaned."
[Version 1.0.344]

Borlox commented on 08 Apr 2012
This Applescript application is completely bogus. It's just a wrapper for some shell commands that don't make sense and that the "developer" obviously doesn't understand. Don't download.
[Version 1.0]

Borlox commented on 03 Apr 2012
Don't fall for this scam. Do some research on
[Version 2.1.2]

Borlox commented on 06 Mar 2012
Just what we need: more useless Windows-style crapware on the Mac.

Caches and logs are not "junk files;" they're data, and there's no reason to remove them unless they cause a problem, which is rare.

You don't need to be "alerted" when your (free) disk space goes below 10%, because that event is of no significance.

Converting available RAM to free RAM harms performance and has no benefits whatsoever.

Don't install this garbage.
[Version 3.0]

Borlox commented on 09 Feb 2012
1. Move "sensitive digital documents" to Trash.
2. Select Finder > Secure Empty Trash from the menu bar.
3. Spend the $50 on something else.
[Version 3.0.2]

Borlox commented on 06 Sep 2011
Disk Utility is perfectly capable of burning an ISO image, so I'm not sure what the point of this is.
[Version 1.0]

Borlox commented on 13 Jul 2011
This is the biggest crock I've ever heard of. It's outrageous that such an obvious scam was allowed on the App Store.
[Version 1.2]

Borlox commented on 16 Jun 2011
Anybody who contemplates using this or a similar service should understand what it does.

It sets up an encrypted tunnel between your Mac and the vendor's server. All network traffic that passes through that tunnel is safe from eavesdropping or tampering -- at least, it is if the product works as advertised, which I haven't verified.

The advantage is that if you're using a public WiFi hotspot, others on the same hotspot won't be able to sniff your traffic, as they otherwise might be. So you don't have to trust random strangers, or a person who might be following you.

On the other hand, you do have to trust the operators of this service. They see all your network traffic, and of course, they know your identity. It's no more information than your ISP gets when you connect from home or work, but it's no less either. You might or might not be less inclined to trust this small outfit than a big corporation.
[Version 1.582]

Borlox commented on 13 May 2011
Dropbox accused of using deceptive trade practices

Dropbox has had a complaint filed against it with the FTC by a well-known security researcher. The cloud-based file storage site, which recently clocked up 25 million users, is alleged to be falsely advertising the security of its services. ... Ph.D student Christopher Soghoian, who has worked with the FTC, has accused Dropbox of making, “deceptive statements to consumers regarding the extent to which it protects and encrypts therir data.” Previously, Dropbox has told users that their files are encrypted and even unreadable by its own employees. Soghoian has demonstrated that this is not the case and that user’s information could be vulnerable to government searches and unscrupulous Dropbox employees.
[Version 2.1.28]

Borlox commented on 28 Apr 2011
Not to be confused with "PlistEdit Pro," a different product from a different developer.
[Version 1.0]

Borlox had trouble on 17 Oct 2010
Link above is to the Arabic-only version. If that's not what you want, go to the developer's site.
[Version 3.3.0]

Borlox had trouble on 10 Sep 2009
How to disable the auto-updating:
[Version 5.1.3506.3999]

Borlox had trouble on 27 Jan 2009
Anyone who uses this app should be aware that it tries to hide a timestamp in a preference file named "", which is apparently supposed to look like a file created by the OS. It isn't.
[Version 2.0]

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