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Is Apple Fixing To Make All Its Hardware Devices Disposable?

Blogger Avi Learner, notess that while OSX Mavericks is free, it is almost impossible to do a clean install on a machine that is not your own, which affects consultants like him and hinders their ability to provide service for clients.

He observes that from the very first Mac, Apple intended to keep the end user out of the hardware chassis by making it difficult to open without special tools, and pre-OS X Mac operating systems weren't much better.

But with Mavericks, OS X is adopting many of the characteristics of IOS, which Learner observes that we all know is a COMPLETELY CLOSED OS ENVIRONMENT [emphasis his], and the hardware Apple are building is now essentially disposable, non-repairable (at least by third parties), and orphaned often after a few short years of release (eg: the iPad 1). The U.S. automotive industry used to call this "Planned Obsolescence," and look what's happened to them.

"Is Apple the new Microsoft, desperately trying to force the Apple experience into a vertical space, where they control the experience from top to bottom?" Learner asks, "intent upon making all Apple devices disposable like all of the Pepsi bottles are today?"

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USBMate Optimizes And Accelerates Operation Of Flash Media

USBMate is an app that optimizes and accelerates the operation of USB Flash drives, external hard disks and Flash memory cards.

Use USBMate every time before ejecting your USB Flash drive and:
- its contents will be clean and optimized, without useless junk. All temporary files left by Snow Leopard / Lion / Mountain Lion or Windows (.DS_Store, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100, Thumbs.db, etc.) will be erased.
- it will be made secure thanks to the built in anti-virus

Every time USBMate is launched, the anti-virus automatically checks and purges the USB Flash drives contents of all AutoRun viruses.

All you have to do is launch the app before ejecting the USB Flash drive: A few seconds later, it will be optimized, clean and secure.

Snow Leopard / Lion / Mountain Lion / Windows put temporary files and other junk in your USB Flash drive every time you use it. Launch USBMate each time before ejecting a USB Flash drive, and it will stay clean and secure thanks to USBMate's a full-featured anti-virus program.

When you erase files from a USB Flash drive, theyre only moved to the trash. The data itself isn't erased. Use USBMate and see how much free space is really left in your USB Flash drive.

New in Version 1.1:
• Bugfix: fixed random holds.
• Work with large capacity external USB-drives.

System requirements:
• OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor


Mac App Store:

DiskAid for iOS 7 - iPhone Wi-Fi File Transfer to Every Computer

DiskAid for iOS 7 version 6.5 s now available for Mac OS X (up to 10.9 Mavericks) and Windows (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1). DiskAid now allows multi-devices simultaneous Wi-Fi file transfer between Windows-based PCs and any iOS device.

DiskAid is the first and foremost Wi-Fi capable iPhone file transfer software to allow wireless file transfer between iOS devices and computers either running Windows PC or Mac OS X.

Thanks to the very latest release, users of both platforms will enjoy the same interface, features and unrivalled robustness. DiskAid compliments the iTunes transfer system by addressing its most important shortcomings, DiskAid namely allows:
(*) Access to iOS file system and Apps
(*) Use of devices as portable storage (Disk Use)
(*) Transfer of music from iOS devices back to iTunes libraries
(*) Transfer of device data such as SMS, iMessages, MMS, call logs and contacts to computers

The Windows version now lives up to it's Mac sibling in terms of technology and features: it has been a year in the works and has been completely rewritten, a staggering 141000 lines of code.

What's new in DiskAid 6.5 Windows:
(*) Wi-Fi connectivity
(*) Multi device support
(*) All new interface and brand new engine
(*) Simultaneous file transfer
(*) New PDF export for SMS and MMS
(*) Export MMS message attachments
(*) Export devices Contacts to Windows Contacts

Download the latest DiskAid version for Windows for free.

System Requirements:
(*) Mac OS X Version 6.5.0
(*) 37.17


DiskAid for iOS 7 v6.5:



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