Sean Smith
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Sean-Smith commented on 21 Dec 2013
I'd have liked to try out the new M3U8 download support, but I can't, because my seven-day trial is already over, and the developer didn't see fit to reset the trial period in what is a feature update.

(I didn't register during the trial period because at that time, Downie didn't meet my needs. I was looking for something that would download 1080p videos from YouTube, and Downie can't. Now, even if Downie adds support for them in the future, I'll have no way of testing that.)

As a potential customer, I find this kind of over-zealous copy protection aggravating and baffling. If the developer is so reluctant to persuade me to buy his software, I'll look elsewhere.
[Version 1.2]

Sean-Smith rated on 28 Aug 2013
[Version 5.2]

Sean-Smith commented on 28 Aug 2013
Cepstral Voices 6 has been out for a couple of months now. The current version is
[Version 5.2]

Sean-Smith commented on 13 Mar 2013
' "Silverlight.pkg" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.'

Really? Are you serious, Microsoft? In SIX AND A HALF WEEKS OF TESTING (the installer disk image is dated 25th January) you didn't notice that you'd neglected to sign your installer?

It's not that Microsoft is too cheap to pay Apple the $99 per year it costs to sign software; Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has been signing their software for months. (Silverlight comes from a different group at MS.)

And to be fair to Silverlight's developers, even though Apple informed developers of Gatekeeper's signing requirements one year ago, this is the first update to Silverlight since the release of Mountain Lion last July.

But that Microsoft's release process evidently does not include bothering to test that their installer ACTUALLY OPENS on the current OS with default settings... the mind boggles.
[Version 5.1.20125.0]

Sean-Smith rated on 03 Jul 2012
[Version 1.0M]

Sean-Smith rated on 11 Jun 2012
[Version 3.9.6]

Sean-Smith rated on 21 May 2012
[Version 1.0.1]

Sean-Smith rated on 15 May 2012
[Version 1.0]

Sean-Smith commented on 25 Nov 2011
MacUpdate, what in the world are you thinking? Right in the body of the description of VMware Fusion, at the very top, you have a link to upgrade to their competitor's product? "Fusion users can switch to Parallels 7 for $29.99."

I'm not partisan - in fact, I own Parallels Desktop and not Fusion - but if I were a developer, it would sure as hell piss me off if my competitors could buy adds or links that MacUpdate would shove right into the description of my own product.

And if this isn't paid - if instead it's simply information that the MacUpdate editors think might be of interest to us, it seems to me that it should be clearly labeled as such (e.g. "Editor's info" below the description, together with the MacTech benchmark links).

Does this strike anyone else as astonishingly poor form?
[Version 4.1.1]

Sean-Smith rated on 11 Nov 2011
[Version 1.6.0]

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