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polocanada commented on 26 Mar 2014
This fork won't get any updates that's for sure... http://www.freesmug.org/portableapps:chromium

.. but here is the new site with apparently latest portable versions of Chrome / Chromium for Mac OSX.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/osxportableapps/files/Chromium/

Comes handy.
[Version 13.0.782.218 r1.0]


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polocanada replied on 26 Mar 2014
BANG. Sorry.. False alarm. I downloaded the latest and it's exactly same Chromium as the "full" version or whatever on Macupdate. So no - unfortunately not portable either.
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polocanada commented on 26 Mar 2014
Yeh, that's unfortunate. It asks for access to login chain and then it actually attempts to access the existing account and not create new settings for new login. I tried to use this with a separate Google login but because this one omission I can't really sync anything. Will hace to use Chromium instead.
[Version 13.0.782.218 r1.0]



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polocanada commented on 16 Mar 2014
I used XBMC in the past. This is my first time with Plex. Immediately after Plex starts, the bottom part starts to flicker. It looks like it doesn't like the resolution, it's only the bottom part. Unfortunately I am not able to take screenshot of the flicker but here is screenshot.

Anybody had similar issue?
I'll try to get the older version of Plex but where? It seems they tuck it away on Plex website.

Pic:

http://oi62.tinypic.com/icsflt.jpg


My machine is Macbook Pro 2010, running 10.6.8 (yeh, I know, but I don't have time to upgrade for hustle of finding drivers for stuff I got hooked up.)
[Version 1.0.9]


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polocanada replied on 16 Mar 2014
Version 0.9 no flicker. Shall I go backwards on this one.. Looks like I stick with XBMC for whatever it's worth.
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polocanada reviewed on 21 Feb 2014
Great solution. I have been using it on and off, started few years ago but it consumed 6-8% of resources on Mac but I gave it a try recently again and I must say it's way better, consumes 1-2 person when uploading and 0.0-0.5 when idle, which is amazing given that this is one of few relatively more secure sync or share solution out there. This does encryption of data on your machine, rather than sending unencrypted or through SSL and then encrypted. In case of DropBox all they say it's encrypted on their servers, but where is no guarantee how the data and keys are stored, so you got to have something like boxcryptor or cloudflogger. Keep in mind that the much celebrated SugarSync (now virtually unaffordable and outpriced for most of average people) is same way insecure as dropbox, no local AES encryption, just in transit and final encryption on their server. I don't know about Googledrive and Skydrive, but the only other service similar to SpiderOak is Syncplicity. Syncplicity is much easier to use and has nice new interface on iPad (but sorry, secure editing of documents on iPad doesn't work in case you are excited about that part), however, only SpiderOak allows you to fine-tune the sync through their interface. So while the SpiderOak interface requires user manual (I had to check a few things), it's perfectly configurable, almost overwhelming, but very useful for power-user, and - hey - you don't use the interface every day - you set it and forget it. The linking with devices and machines is the most tricky part of SpiderOak.
The other part I am a little bit puzzled is where they state on the website following:

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Important Note: When accessing your data via the SpiderOak website or a mobile device, you must enter your password which will then exist in the SpiderOak server memory for the duration of your browsing session. For this amount of time your password is stored in encrypted memory and never written to an unencrypted disk. The moment your browsing session ends your password is destroyed and no further trace is left.

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So I am little bit puzzled reading this, but of course after re-reading this again, this is nothing unusually compared to any other online service when you login. They just put this disclaimer as they claim on other place on their website how they have "zero knowledge" and absolute privacy.

In any case - if you are really concerned about privacy, I wouldn't store bare data in the cloud. In that case using something like Coudfrogger or Boxcryptor is better and if you want total security, you have to go with something like Truecrypt (but issue is obviously you have to update whole encrypted volume every time its content changes, which could be unrealistic in cases with volumes over 1GB and slow network connection under 1mb upload speed.

I think it's really overdue the cloud storage providers come with better ways to store the data and provide option if I want to store the encryption key with my data online or not (and therefore forgo accessing it online or not).

Overall I think SpiderOak is a good solution for sync if you are looking to sync folders and do backup rather than having 1 folder only as it's in case of say Dropbox.

The cost is reasonable, compared to Sugarsync new rates.
[Version 5.1.2]



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polocanada commented on 21 Feb 2014
Response from the developer regarding the issue I outlined below..

Since it's not fixed, if you are doing sync, be very very careful everybody because if you use USB drives and if that drive becomes not available, disconnected or whatever, you could potentially risk loss of files because they become deleted both on source and destination and go to trash bin without you knowing it (unless you have LOGING option turned on)

Here is response from Laurent. I think the issue is critical, it's unfortunate it's still not resolved after about 1 year being known. That was about the time when the problem happened and still not resolved.

RESPONSE:

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Hello.

Unfortunately, the issue hasn’t been fixed. We’re working on it. Stay tuned.

-Laurent.

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[Version 1.6.4]



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polocanada commented on 18 Feb 2014
Hmm, hope I don't double post, not sure why my post doesn't appear here.

Has the issue with the disconnected volumes been resolved?
In version 1.6.2 I had often the issue when one of the attached USB volumes became disconnected and as a result File Sync didn't see it so it has deleted files on the other paired volume.

Here is what happened:

1) Volume 1 < --> Volume 2

2) Volume 2 becomes disconnected (e.g. USB switch failure)

3) File Sync can't find the Volume 2 and displays question mark, however it continues doing it's job (There is an option to stop at error - but I didn't notice it first).

4) When the sync finishes, I look into trash bin and there are thousands of files deleted from Volume 1. Looking at the Log, I see thousands of entries saying files on Volume 1 will be deleted because file on Volume 2 no found.

This is unfortunately poorly done or what is it, I lost thousands of files by these destructive sync, till one day I discovered trash bin full of these files and log full of this mess.

If the volume is missing then why does the sync operation continue to run..

I am just wondering if this has been fixed.
[Version 1.6.4]



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polocanada commented on 09 Feb 2014
Please add link to previous version 1.1 (?) which was compatible with Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I went to your website where it says it's compatible with version 1.6.6 and up. I purchased the app on the App store for iOS now I am trying to download the Mac app but it turns out only available from 10.7 and up. I know it's time to update my systems but I can't do that now without losing a lot of time and headaches all around with compatibility of other apps I have which are not updated anymore. For that reason I stick with 10.6.8 for one more year. Thanks.
[Version 1.2]



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polocanada commented on 05 Jan 2014
Still available here:

http://download.cnet.com/TapDex/3000-2074_4-54791.html?tag=rb_content;contentBody
[Version 4.0.3]




polocanada rated on 05 Jan 2014
[Version 2.11]



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polocanada commented on 05 Jan 2014
My first thought when I saw support for Carddav sync was - wow, great, I can save some money I pay every year to Memotoo ($15 for each of my 3 yahoo email accounts per year).

Memotoo is great, no complains about them, but I am always concerned about giving my password to them. Even though Memotoo Caldav accepts Yahoo dedicated 3rd party app password, the Carddav function requires Yahoo password, which essentially means I have to hand out my email password to Memotoo.

So seeing SyncMage could be replacement was comforting. But even though the app looks great and I can appreciate the amount of effort the developer puts in, there are still limitations.

I discovered soon, you actually only support 1 single email account. Adding multiple accounts would result in merging all contacts together. That's not practical since the first reason for keeping separate accounts is to have different address books and calendars. There is probably minority of people who keep 2 email addresses separately and have 1 address book (can be addressed through email alias and filter rules).

So I will sit back and wait till you add support for multiple Carddav and Caldav accounts. The way I would expect is SyncMate can see separate local address books and calendars (or it creates one for each separate Yahoo or Google account).

That way things stay nice and clean without issues.

Obviously - You may want to deal with the issue of checking 2 Carddav Yahoo accounts at the same time, as it sometimes could give error, so it should be done one after the other. Memotoo resolves this by offering multiple server addresses for sync with them.

Anyways, I hope to see this option in Syncmate in the near future.
[Version 4.1.1897]



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polocanada had trouble on 18 Feb 2014
Has the issue with the disconnected volumes been resolved?
In version 1.6.2 I had often the issue when one of the attached USB volumes became disconnected and as a result File Sync didn't see it so it has deleted files on the other paired volume.

Here is what happened:

1) Volume 1 < --> Volume 2

2) Volume 2 becomes disconnected (e.g. USB switch failure)

3) File Sync can't find the Volume 2 and displays question mark, however it continues doing it's job (There is an option to stop at error - but I didn't notice it first).

4) When the sync finishes, I look into trash bin and there are thousands of files deleted from Volume 1. Looking at the Log, I see thousands of entries saying files on Volume 1 will be deleted because file on Volume 2 no found.

This is unfortunately poorly done or what is it, I lost thousands of files by these destructive sync, till one day I discovered trash bin full of these files and log full of this mess.

If the volume is missing then why does the sync operation continue to run..

I am just wondering if this has been fixed.

I emailed the developer to see if they respond.
[Version 1.6.4]



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polocanada had trouble on 27 Jun 2012
Everytime Pasteboard starts (after reboot for example or restart of the app) I get dialog

"Evernote User Setting is invalid." ... Please set Evernote Account on Evernote Tab of Preferences. If you don't have Evernote Account, Please access and sign up to Evernote.

Options:
[Open Preferences]
[Access Evernote.com]
[OK]

It seems it Pasteboard doesn't remember the password. Every time I enter it, it accepts it but then after restart get this message. Going to the Preferences show the password field as blank (no asterisks).

I looked in the Plist file, it doesn't seem the password is stored there (which is desirable). But I don't see it in the keychain either.

Besides permissions, what could b the issue?
[Version 3.1.1]



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polocanada had trouble on 03 Jun 2012
Don't seem to find a way to disable certain windows from appearing in the list. So for instance, Eset Cybersecurity. It has a window ese_gui. Even if I add this to filter list and select ignore it's still going to be in the list. I activate it accidentally all the time.

Please add a proper "ignore window" list which will completely take out the things out of the list. Take example from Witch application, they have implemented it well.
[Version 2.0]



burypromote
polocanada had trouble on 03 Jun 2012
Don't seem to find a way to disable certain windows from appearing in the list. So for instance, Eset Cybersecurity. It has a window ese_gui. Even if I add this to filter list and select ignore it's still going to be in the list. I activate it accidentally all the time.

Please add a proper "ignore window" list which will completely take out the things out of the list. Take example from Witch application, they have implemented it well.
[Version 1.6.0]


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polocanada replied on 03 Jun 2012
So sorry - please delete my comment. This comment was supposed to be for another application. I am so sorry for cluttering this space. Please delete this.
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